Greg Palast

I saw a documentary called  ‘American Blackout’ that totally intrigued me and got me interested in Googling the moviemaker – Greg Palast. I am now addicted to his website and reading/seeing everything he writes and makes.

Here’s a bit on him from Wiki :

“Greg Palast’ is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper TheObserver . His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance but has also been known to work with labor unions and consumer advocacy groups. Notably, he has claimed to have uncovered evidence that Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with the ChoicePoint corporation, rigged the ballots during the US Presidential Election of 2000 and again in 2004 when, he argued, the problems and machinations from 2000 continued, and that challenger John Kerry actually would have won if not for disproportional “spoilage” of Democratic votes. He is considered to have begun reporting for the BBC/Observer due to media bias/reporting restrictions in the US.”

 This is him and his work.


Follow up

Phew, there comes the end of Saturday and as per plan(Ref: yesterday’s blog), I saw three movies. Marathon indeed. One small change, I couldn’t make it to ‘Ratatouille’ and ended up watching ‘Knocked Up’ instead.

This was my Saturday:

– Woke up at 8.00 AM
– Made it to the 10.20 AM show of ‘Sicko’ (Okay, if you have never tried a movie this early, you should try it !) First of all the cost of ticket is 50% lesser. And being a Saturday, there were quite a few people there too! I hate going to movies when the theatre is empty. I enjoy the movie better with crowds. To me, their reactions adds to the movie watching experience!
-After the movie, we got some lunch at 12.30 PM
-Went grocery shopping (yeah exciting right?!), got the stuff home, loaded up my refrigerator and this took me 3 hrs. Yup, a whole lot of shopping got done.
-Got coffee and went into the 4.15 PM show of ‘Live free or Die hard’. By this time the theatre was crowded! Mostly kids , thanks to Ratatouille’s release ! Reasonable # of people for the Die hard movie too.
-Movie ended at 6.40 PM, I got a little break and went into the 7.40 PM show of ‘Knocked up’. Ofcourse it was house full. Saturday night, a sex comedy thats gross and R rated, common its a no-brainer.
-Got back home at 10 PM and I’m Done !

Don’t really know what got into me, but its been a while since I’ve done this (more like never). I have seen 2 movies in a day quite a few times before but never more. I have to say, it was actually fun. I was totally jobless and I love movies, theatre and the whole experience so much ! I wish I could make a living reviewing movies. That would be so awesome ! 

My day started with a thought provoking and absolutely phenomenal ‘Sicko’ and then moved on to a totally adrenaline pumping, anxiety ridden, edge of the seat action packed, geek-heaven and totally cool Die Hard (Live free) with a decade appropriate plot. Lastly was the extrmely gross, kinda funny(not!), dry, wry, sex comedy ( ?) ‘Knocked Up’. I’m still not sure if I liked this movie or not. Maybe by tomorrow when I sit to write a review I would’ve made up my mind !

Reviews coming up soon….Good night.