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W. : A - Z of how to (and how to not) become the President

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I cannot tell a lie. I must state upfront that I love Oliver Stone. He's definitely in my top 10 directors of all time; however, knowing that I'm pretty terrible at ever completing a top 10 list, the only other one that I can comfortably reveal at this time is Steven Spielberg, so I can't rightly say exactly WHERE on that list he would appear, but I digress.

It would be terribly unfair of me to try to state that this a completely non-bias critique of a film, when I clearly went into the film with definite expectations, given the fact that it was Oliver Stone. Having said all of this, Stone's most recent foray into the political conspiracy that is our government is neither quite as skewed nor quite as controversial as I believed it would be. This is not to say that it's not a highly enjoyable, powerful film.

If I were to sum up this movie in one line it would be this:
"Good Old Boys... Be careful what you wish for."

At it's core, this is a movie about…

Zack and Miri: A DIY guide to well...you know

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno...there I said it. The title alone pretty much tells you exactly what you're going to see. Kevin Smith, never one to shy away, succeeds at once again pushing the boundaries (and MPAA hairlines) back just a little farther with his latest film.

Here's the plot, you've read it before I'm sure. Boy and Girl are JUST FRIENDS, let me repeat that JUST FRIENDS, until their power is pulled and their water stops running and they decide to generate their own cash flow. Then Boy Loves Girl, Girl Loves Boy, but well there's always a distraction in any good romance right? I mean Scarlett had Ashley Wilkes, Maria had to worry about Tony getting knifed, and Miri has some serious competition and unresolved feelings, hey don't we all?

Here's the thing: although this is a typical romantic comedy, the sheer fact that Kevin Smith is directing it puts it in, at the very least, a unique category. You might know where this road ends, but it's a lot …