Matthew McConaughey stars as a Texas straight man who becomes HIV positive in 1985. Ostracized by his friends and coworkers, his medical options at the hospitals of the time are dim. But using his street smarts, he creates the Dallas Buyers’ Club, a club for HIV positive people that gets drugs that are not approved by the FDA. Battling the bureaucracy of the time, he sets out to cure himself, but a long the way makes a lot of friends.
Jennifer Garner plays the concerned doctor and Jared Leto is a transgender woman who is partners in the club. Performances by McConaughey and Leto are off the charts, although McConaughy’s character is definitely within his wheelhouse. This was based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, who died of AIDS in 1992. Although this is a drama about a pretty intense subject, the movie is more inspiring and hopeful than sad. You can definitely see why the two actors won Oscars for this one.
It’s currently playing on HBO and HBO Demand. Definitely see it.
Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die. Today’s contestant is Todd Bridges, who was once in the greatest sitcom ever, Different Strokes. Let’s see what Willis is talkin’ ’bout.
August 11th: “I would like to apologize for the terrible timing of me comments that I made in reference to the untimely death of Robin Williams.”
August 11th: “my bestf riend committed suicide a few months ago, and I was devastated to discover that he did not solicit my help. I am sure that my”
Whoa. Heavy. But not your fault. He probably didn’t come to you because you would’ve talked sense into him.
August 11th: “I am sure that my attitude toward Williams’s death was a delayed reaction of my best friend’s death. Again, I apologize”
Never explain, never apologize.
August 11th: “Again, I apologize for my negative comment, and I ask forgiveness for any pain that I have caused”
What did I just say? No one. Ever.
August 11th: “anyone.”
The Internet is not a safe warm place. It is the public toilet of discussion.
Um, wait, is she the hater you’re talking about? Whatchu talkin’ bout Willis?
August 22nd: “And there’s no way you can stop them. People who love you always love you”
Until you fart on them. That changes everything.
September 4th: “RIP Joan Rivers rivers I’ve known you and I will always love you. You never judge me when I was going through my hard times..”
Aw, that’s a nice tribute. Short and sweet.
September 11th: “I was two week ago with Richard Keil he played jaws in the 007 movies I have known him for years he was such a great kind man RIP my pal”
Jeez, Todd is having a tough month.
September 14th: “deliverance creek look.for in on ifetime my.buddy in it. I watch it was very good”
So tough, his thumbs aren’t responding to his commands very well, I think.
Okay, let’s rate Todd’s tweets. I find them very genuine. And if I was his publicist, I would say that they were too genuine. Phoney it up, bro. Tell us your banging movie stars. Something. I give him an 8 for Mustness, a 9 for Insanity and a 10 for Style. What can I say? I dig honesty. That’s an overall score of 9. Follow Todd.
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The power went out at Great Adventure near me. Coincidentally, the power went out at HQ, but I wasn’t here. Anyhow, here’s Ten Things I Expect Happened When the Power Went Out at Six Flags.
1. All six flags began to droop.
2. Someone about to throw up on the Looping Dragon was able to hold it in.
3. The Congo Rapids Ride basically became a “Sit in a container and float” ride.
4. The over priced hotdogs ceased their twirling on the cooker.
5. No longer held back by man’s electric superiority, the monkeys in the safari area carjacked everyone and drove to Whole Foods to get bananas.
6. Some of the Pirates of the Caribbean saw their chance and attacked.
7. All the Looney Tunes mascot characters suddenly stopped moving and collapsed onto the ground.
8. The line for the Rockwall got super long.
9. The Dare Devil Dive actually became a daredevil dive for a few seconds.
10. That damned music from the commercials finally stopped playing.