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Thursday, February 23, 2006 

Thank You For Smoking.

I'm still kind of surprised that Hollywood would invest in such glossy satire like Thank You For Smoking and American Dreamz (both released later this year), and then I remember Michael Moore and his infectious controversy, and that maybe the general cinema-going public do care what films have to say about the world we live in. It also helps that they've been packaged in a rollickingly witty way, tackling fairly light subject matter -reality TV and smoking- and reaching out at something deeper at the same time, Dreamz even going the whole hog and touching on our new-age taboo of terrorism.

I really started this blog to summon your attention toward Thank You For Smoking and its exceptional cast. Bar Katie Holmes, I can't fault the masterful ensemble of Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Rob Lowe, J.K Simmons, William H. Macy and Robert Duvall. Watch the trailer here. Even if both these movies royally suck, at least they're trying.

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