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2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Jeff Vice Deseret News TOWELHEAD -- ** -- Summer Bishil, Maria Bello, Aaron Eckhart; rated R (vulgarity, sex, slurs, profanity, brief partial nudity, violence) The outrageous -- and deservedly controversial -- title of "Towelhead" is much more daring and is probably more offensive than almost anything else that's shown in the actual movie. What's worse than that, the film is pretty unfocused and rambling. Some good performances can't overcome those flaws or the film's sudden, jarring...

2008-09-19 15:00:33

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced that a filmed dialogue on racism and ethnic slurs will be featured on the DVD release of the new Warner Bros. production "Towelhead." CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush participated in the dialogue that sought to highlight the intolerance inherent in the derogatory term "towelhead" and bring attention to community concerns about the possible acceptance of that term in mainstream...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By Bob Strauss "Towelhead's" title is considered insensitive and definitely provocative. The film's sexualization of a 13-year-old girl makes Miley Cyrus look like a kindergartner. It also questions basic assumptions about physically abusive parents, good Samaritans and even Saddam Hussein. Lucky thing this is a really terrific movie or it might be banned across the country. Many people will still find a lot about "Towelhead" to get upset about, and they're perfectly welcome to. It was...

2008-08-25 18:00:27

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called on Warner Bros. and Warner Independent Pictures to consider changing the title of the soon-to-be-released film "Towelhead" because that derogatory term is offensive to American Muslims and Arab-Americans. CAIR says Muslims and Arab-Americans view the term "towelhead" as a racial and religious slur. In a letter sent last week to studio executives, the Islamic civil rights and advocacy...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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