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Larry Charles

Born: December 1, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

He is best known as a staff writer for the American sitcom Seinfeld for its first 5 seasons, contributing some of the show’s darkest and most absurd story-lines. 94 more words

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"Army of One"

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The preposterous true story of Gary Faulkner is brought to the big screen by “Borat” and “Brüno” director Larry Charles in “Army of One,” a loony, wacky and absurd comedy. 872 more words

2016 Film Reviews

'Army Of One' Captures Nic Cage At His Most Deranged (Which Is Very Deranged Indeed)



Army of One,
starring Nic Cage in an adaptation of the real-life tale of Gary Brooks Faulkner, a kook who traveled to Pakistan on a self-described mission from God to try to capture Bin Laden, presents Hollywood with an interesting conundrum: How do you heighten a story for dramatic/comedic effect when the truth is already barely believable? 1,141 more words

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Film Review: Army of One

“NOW MY DAD USED TO CALL ME A JACKASS WHEN I WAS A KID. AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS AN INSULT. AND THEN I REALIZED IT WAS A COMPLIMENT BECAUSE JACKASSES ARE TRUE, HARD-WORKING, AND LOYAL!” 881 more words

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Film Review: 'Army of One'

In 2012, I was invited to participate in Sight & Sound magazine’s “greatest films of all time” poll. For a film critic, that’s an awesome honor — and an even greater responsibility — and for some reason I’ll never fully understand, I second-guessed my choices at the last minute, withholding my all-time favorite movie (“Fargo”) and submitting “Borat” in its place. 949 more words

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God enlists Nicolas Cage to kill Bin Laden in the Army of One trailer -- watch

How’s this for a high-concept hook: an everyday guy experiences a vision from God that instructs him to kill Osama Bin Laden, and he takes off with a sword and a mission to Pakistan to carry out his divine quest. 217 more words

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Religulous (2008)

Comedian Bill Maher takes his smirking cynicism of religious dogma on the road and talks to various crackpots in this documentary exploring belief.

Maher is taking up the standard of the likes of Bill Hicks as he mocks his way through the various modern faiths both great and small. 156 more words

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