Movie Review: Lucas ruins another great story

Glenn went out to see a movie last night and caught Red Tails, produced by George Lucas who is of course of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame. It's about the first all black fighter squadron in the U.S. military -- you may recall them as the Tuskegee Airmen. It's an absolutely amazing story and absolutely unfortunate that George Lucas was the one to get his hands on it. Glenn says he doesn't recall ever coming out of a movie being upset with the director- until this one.

"One of the most bizarrely acted movies I've ever seen, bizarrely directed," Glenn said.

"Go get yourself a great book on the Tuskegee Airmen. Because it is the greatest story ever," he said.

Glenn didn't understand why none of the characters smoked, which would have been historically accurate, and Gooding's character carried around an unlit pipe.

"It was a bad B movie with the greatest story I've ever seen."

The conversation soon turned to an examination of most of Lucas's work, including Star Wars. They guys, like most fans of the early Lucas movies, were still unhappy about the prequels to the Star Wars movies. They also brought up the poor acting, even by some actors who were usually stonger in other films, wondering what it was about Lucas that seemed to bring out the worst in performers.

The film is generally being panned by critics, and Lucas has said in interviews he is considering retiring from blockbusters after Red Tails.

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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