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Recommended Movies:

Minority Report (2002) - Starring Tom Cruise & Colin Farrell.  Movie premise based on being able to monitor people’s psyches for near-term criminal proclivity.  Interestingly, during producer/director interviews, it was stated that the majority of the “science fiction” in the film was based on either under-development, or soon-to-be-implemented science fact.  (In fact, the ability to monitor people’s brain activity -- whereas activity in certain areas of the brain indicate such things an anxiety, nervousness, agitation, etc. -- remotely, at a distance, is already being employed by the TSA at some major airports!)

Enemy of the State (1998) - Starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman.  A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

GASLAND (2010) -  - “The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."

The Siege (1998) - Starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis and Annette Bening.  The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.  (This pre-PATRIOT Act movie was, unfortunately, potentially prescient!)


They Live (1988) - Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster.  A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.  (Even though this film contains one of the most improbably long fist-fight scenes -- either of the two should have been down and out in the first 30 seconds!, stick it out as the last 15 minutes of the film may be possibly uncomfortably closer to the truth than any of us might like to admit!)

Religulous (2008) - Comedian Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

SiCKO  - -  A Michael Moore documentary “of the crazy and sometimes cruel U.S. health care system, told from the vantage of everyday people faced with extraordinary and bizarre challenges in their quest for basic health coverage.”


Fahrenheit 9/11 -  - “Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's searing examination of the Bush administration's actions in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11.”  [It] “shows us a nation kept in constant fear by FBI alerts and lulled into accepting a piece of legislation, the USA Patriot Act, that infringes on basic civil rights.”


Capitalism: A Love Story  -  -  A Michael Moore documentary film that examines “the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.”

Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007)   -   [NOTE: The first four minutes of the film is blank/dark-screen audio narration only!]  -  Extremely controversial documentary split into three parts.  The first part discredits religion, particularly Christianity through showing the “copycat” similarities of major religious figures.  The second part describes the problems with what was told to us about the events surrounding Sept. 11 and provides evidence to show who the writers believe really was responsible for the attacks.  The third part deals with banks and resulting theories of World leaders plans to create one world bank. Also touches on the people responsible for the Great Depression, and how wars have been started under dubious circumstances. (Written by Anonymous)

Meet John Doe”...(And, Prescott Bush: His Foe)


If you haven’t seen the 1941 Frank Capra film, “Meet John Doe

(starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Brennan),

then you might want to check out this excellent online review of the film:


As the review notes: 

The film was intended to combat pro-Nazi Fascist forces present in America . . .”


Given the time period, it’s obvious that the premise of the film

was (maybe not so loosely) based on the real-life attempted

Fascist/Nazi-supporter coup to take over America

by Prescott Bush (George W. Bush’s grandfather)

and his pro big business gang back in the 1930’s.

  Bush’s anti-American, treasonous attempt

is well-documented at the following URL.

  (Also below is an excerpt from that info.):


 "There was a scheme in the 30's and Prescott Bush was one of the leaders of this scheme,

an industrialist who admired fascism and thought that was a good idea -

to have a coup in the United States

along the lines of the coup they saw taking place in Italy and Germany," said Wolf,

referring to the testimony of Marine Corps Maj.-Gen. Smedley Butler,

who was approached by a wealthy and secretive group of industrialists and bankers,

including Prescott Bush - the current President's grandfather,

who asked him to command a 500,000 strong rogue army of veterans

that would help stage a coup to topple then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


A recent BBC radio report confirmed that there was an attempted coup led by Prescott Bush.


"Smedley Butler had been involved with violent regime change throughout his career,

but he was approached by these conspirators, including Prescott Bush,

and he outed them and he testified to Congress that they were planning a coup in the United States -

it's in the Congressional record," said Wolf,

adding that the coup was being bankrolled by German industrialist

and one of Hitler's chief financiers Fritz Thyssen.

Murder, Spies & Voting Lies (the Clint Curtis story) (2008) - (68 min./total video)

One way or the other, make sure that you

(and everyone else that you know)

see this extremely important documentary!

[Info about the documentary from ]:

  "After the Florida Election in 2000, one man found himself on the wrong end of a smoking gun."

That's the tagline for Murder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story,

the brand-new documentary film by Patty Sharaf which has now finally been released!

Kansas City Star is among the first out of the box to review the film,

calling it a "Must See!"

and declaring that it "plays like a high-tension political thriller."

The terrifying feature-length documentary, shot in high-definition video, details, for the first time,

the complete Clint Curtis/Tom Feeney/Yang Enterprises vote-rigging scandal,

in all of its, yes, sometimes very gory detail.

It also tells a tale of the media,

as it details my attempts to tell the story over the last four years,

to a corrupt, detached, and too-often frightened corporate media.

The BRAD BLOG broke the Curtis story originally in late 2004,

and we've been investigating and reporting on it ever since.

[Here’s the Link TV URL for the 1-min. promo for the ‘MSVL’ documentary.]:

[Here’s the direct URL for the ‘MSVL’ DVD]:

[Here’s the Amazon info & URL for the ‘MSVL’ DVD.

 Be sure to read some of the viewers reviews of ‘MSVL’ there, too.]:


Product Description:

Journalist Brad Friedman ( pokes at the seamy side of American democracy in this beautifully filmed documentary.

Whistle-blower Clint Curtis, a computer programmer by trade,

sticks to his claims that he was asked to make vote-rigging software for electronic voting machines

by former US Congressman and loyal Bushite,Tom Feeney (R-Fl).

Tension rises when the vote-rigging scandal dips into a murder mystery.

While Clint Curtis testified to a Congressional Judiciary committee caucus in December 2004,

and passed a lie detector test shortly thereafter, mainstream media has paid scant attention to his story.

Independent filmaking is filling that gap.

Memorable personalities emerge in the documentary:

attorney Bob Fitrakis who sued for a recount in Ohio,

social critic Gore Vidal, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney,

and researcher Richard Hayes Phillips.

Security expert Harri Hursti explains the shocking internal shortcomings of problem voting machines.

Not to be missed.

[Here’ the ‘MSVL’ 7-part (68-min. total) YouTube URL/s]:


The New American Century (2009) - (1 Hr & 34 Mins - This is the Complete Full Movie - YouTube audio/video) -

“THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY explores the historical, philosophical and economic background that suggests a matrix for such events that is much closer to home than the so-called "Islamic terrorism".

The film provides solid evidence for the true reasons behind the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, whose unfolding is described in chilling detail in a document called "Project for the New American Century", published in the year 2,000, that seems to have served as the actual blueprint for such dramatic events.

As a follow-up to Inganno Globale, The New American Century presents the historical, philosophical, economical and political background -- some of which is totally unknown to the public -- that lend support to the accusation that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were in fact an inside-job.

"Historically accurate, narratively captivating, The New American Century is one of the best films about the facts behind the 9/11 attacks". -- Webster G. Tarpley

"The New American Century is a stunning film. It should be seen as widely as possible, in cinemas, bars, clubs, at meetings and, of course, through the internet. I'm sure the film will continue to be a source of debate and political education for many years." -- Ken Loach.

This film is astonishing, it goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present. This film exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud with video of insiders themselves admitting it. This film shows how the first film theaters in the US were used over a hundred years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War. This film shows the white papers of the oil company Unocal which called for the creation of a pipeline through Afghanistan and how their exact needs were fulfilled through the US invasion of Afghanistan. This film shows how Halliburton under their "cost plus" exclusive contract with the US Government went on a mad dash spending spree akin to something out of the movie Brewster's Millions, yet instead of blowing $30 million they blew through BILLIONS by literally burning millions of dollars worth of hundred thousand dollar cars and trucks if they had so much as a flat tire. I have seen a ton of films, this film contains a massive amount of incredible footage I have never seen before anywhere, it is an historical documentary which exposes all the lies of the past so that you can understand the present. - This film is a must see” 

'Kill The Messenger'

The Dark Truth In The Movie ‘Truth’

SeeThe Big Short” — And Then Read This

1971Official Trailer (2015) - Documentary - (1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (Feb. 5, 2016 - Jan. 14, 2015) - On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA. Calling themselves the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, they removed every file in the office. Mailed anonymously, the stolen documents started to show up in newsrooms. The heist yielded a trove of damning evidence. The most significant revelation was COINTELPRO, a controversial, secret, illegal surveillance program overseen by lifelong Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Despite one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI was unable to catch the burglars. Those responsible have never revealed their identities. Until now. For the first time, the burglars have decided to speak about their actions. 1971 is their story, examining the consequences and implications of their actions—then and now.  -

Where To Invade Next - (2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Official Trailer for the 2016 Michael Moore Documentary  - To learn what the USA can gain from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.  -

Lessons From Michael Moore’sFahrenheit 11/9

SpotlightOfficial Trailer  (2015) - (2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.  -

Snowden” - (Movie Trailer)

Hidden Figures

Colossus: The Forbin Project