Hearne: Save Your Money, ‘Lincoln’ Sucks – Check Out ‘FDR’ Instead

Think of it as a house divided…

In one corner we have KC Confidential movie maven Jack Poessiger. In the other, Fox 4 movie guy Shawn Edwards. And smack in the middle, director Steven Spielberg‘s new movie Lincoln.

To Jack’s way of thinking, Lincoln totally rocks. As for Edwards, read on.

“I hated ‘Lincoln,’ write that down. “It’s boring and they skip over slavery entirely. The whole movie is about the 13th Amendment, but they don’t show you anything about how horrible slavery was or how important it was to The South.”

As for the prospects of ‘Lincoln” winning an Academy Award, “I know, Steven Spielberg is a great director, but it’s lazy filmmaking and the entire membership of the Academy matches the makeup of the Republican Party,” Edwards says. “They might as well call it the Republican Academy Awards.

“There hardly are any Hispanics, Asians, blacks or young people involved. Only grumpy, old men vote for that stuff. Or they could call it, the Grumpy Old Men Awards.”

The flip side of Edwards’ holiday Dead President’s movie role call: FDR with Bill Murray.

“Yeah, I liked that movie a lot,” Edwards says. “Bill Murray’s my dude. He’s fun in the movies. He went all in and it’s more interesting than ‘Lincoln,’ I’ll tell you that. And it’s more honest than ‘Lincoln’ – way more honest than ‘Lincoln.’ ”

As Fox News likes to say, we report, you decide.

 

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21 Responses to Hearne: Save Your Money, ‘Lincoln’ Sucks – Check Out ‘FDR’ Instead

  1. Rick Nichols says:

    We’ve already had more than enough books and movies about Lincoln (second only to Jesus in the book category), so my vote goes to the FDR flick. And I would encourage my friends in Chicago to do the same. Remember, vote early and vote often – the Machine is counting on you!

  2. chuck says:

    “Yeah, I liked that movie a lot,” Edwards says. “Bill Murray’s my dude. He’s fun in the movies. He went all in and it’s more interesting than ‘Lincoln,’ I’ll tell you that. And it’s more honest than ‘Lincoln’ – way more honest than ‘Lincoln.’ ”

    Ok, now THERE is a great review.

    So long Jack, we hardly knew ye.

    With a talent like Shawn Edwards in town, it’s astonishing that Jack P. is even allowed into a movie theater. Especially considering that he is an older white guy and that sh*t is so “played”.

    ““There hardly are any Hispanics, Asians, blacks or young people involved. Only grumpy, old men vote for that stuff. Or they could call it, the Grumpy Old Men Awards.”

    No doubt Mr. Edwards will be dissapointed in Anna Karenina. No Asians, blacks or Hispanics. I agree, I am thinking Joe Wright, idiot director that he is, casts Kiera Knightly when, right there in front of his nose, Whoopie Goldberg is available.

    Thanks also, to Mr. Edwards, for pointing out those Hollywood Tea Party members in the Academy. Those folks are steering this country in a very dangerous direction.

    Rex Reed called “Lincoln” as “Wooden as George Washington’s teeth.”

    Shawn Edwards, blurb whore, “I hated Lincoln, write that down.”

    Mr. Edward’s diaphanous, extemporaneous reviews, should pique the interest of folks who now ‘slave’ away in cardboard hats. There is hope.

    • Floyd says:

      Bravo, Chuck. If there is a worse movie critic out there, I’ve not seen him. How he has a platform to influence moviegoers is beyond me.

  3. Jim says:

    I never give movie reviews much consideration. I think most people that write reviews for a “living” always look for things in movies that the average Joe doesn’t give a darn about. Is it entertaining? Is the acting done well? Was it worth the money? Films, for me, are an escape. A couple hours to be entertained with popcorn-buttered fingers. I’m not looking for a life changing event.

  4. Brian says:

    Shocking that Shawn would judge a film by looking down at the color of his skin.

    The movie — I don’t know if it is any good or not, is about Lincoln. What he did. It’s not an expose about slavery. We don’t need to spend half the movie inside a cabin to understand slavery was not good. That’s not the story the movie is trying to tell.

    I understand this movie is mostly dialog and has a lot of complicated words — another big turnoff for Shawn, I’m sure.

  5. paulwilsonkc says:

    Thanks for saving me the time and money. We went to see a flick last week and the Lincoln previews came on. As soon as it started playing I started to text that thought to The Blonde, but an AMC 30 usher ripped my phone from my hand and threw it at the screen with BULLET FORCE, so I just leaned over and said, “Hey, honey, I really want to see this when it opens….”

    I’ll stick to Doris Kerns Goodwins and Bill O’s version of the story.

  6. kinder says:

    shawn edwards is a dick, always was, always will be. his claim to fame is that he’s that black guy who reviews movies. talentless hack, regardless of his color. end of story.

  7. Fred says:

    “…the entire membership of the Academy matches the makeup of the Republican Party ”

    You know the guy over at will not be televised had you trolling Edwards for those quotes yesterday. And is that really your daughter or is he pulling our leg?

  8. tiad says:

    Shawn Edwards probably gave two thumbs up to “The Wild, Wild West” starring Will Smith.

  9. BS says:

    That seals it. I will definitely be seeing this one.

  10. the dude says:

    Shawn Edwards in three words: Movie Review Whore.

  11. Shawn Edwards reviews everything on film as if he aquired his job yesterday by way of Affirmative Action in the face of galactically superior applicants.

    His insecurities would be founded in fact.

    After reading his one or two sentence blurbs on Movies, we wonder if in fact the Government is indeed taxing us yet again for another program that establishes equality of outcome over equality of oportunity.

    Lets cut federal spending here first, where it hurts the least.

  12. Most of Shawn Edward’s reviews are about 6 words or so.

    Here are the only 6 words I want to hear him say.

    “Would you like fries with that?”

    Now I am going back to meet with my Academy Republican Tea Party friends who are all white. We are going to review a movie called, “The Color White”. It’s a sequel to “The Color Purple” where every black person in Phillidelphia, EVERY black person votes for Obama because they are not racist, but would vote for a duck if it was black.

  13. Mullah Omar says:

    Hey Shawn, you can come work for us!

    “In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list.

    The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.

    “Taliban have included all 4 of my email addresses on the leaked distribution list,” tweeted journalist Mustafa Kazemi, a prolific Kabul-based tweeter with more than 9,500 followers. “Quite reassuring to my safety.”

    The list, made up of more than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an … Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops. “

  14. mark smith says:

    Edwards gave Gran Torino one popcorn box. Said it was racist. Besides he dresses funny and looks like harley’s father.

  15. Devan Clark says:

    Funny,how, because he is Black,nothing he says has any validity.BRIAN didnt even see the movie and still sided with the others.I am amazed at the bias whites have towards anyone that doesnt think like them.You almost (ALWAYS) say someones opinions are based on their skin color.That is nothing more than white folk mentality,its how you guys have thought throughout history.You are responsible for most of the worlds atrocities,Slavery,Colonialism,Segregation,Holocaust, need I say more?You create all these problems and descension throughout the world, bring slaves to the so called Americas,rape,steal and get rich off the backs of People.Then want to make a movie about how this one great White man freed them..So typical…

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