Rented this movie years ago, and it was pretty much as good as I heard it was.
The film is about the man who would eventually become King George VI of Great Britain. Despite being a royal, he can barely make a speech.
Geoffrey Rush plays Lionel Logue a speech therapist who helps King George VI become a real king not a stumbling fool with a crown. The best character of the film for sure. You might also recognize Rush as the guy who played Hector Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Speaking of recognizing people, Dumbledore shows up as King George V. Not exactly as nice as his wizard alter ego.
There is also another Harry Potter alumni in the movie as well. Helena Bonham Carter who played Bellatrix LeStrange portrays Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
It’s an all-star cast with such historic detail and high production values. It’s a masterpiece of a movie, and such an interesting tale from a real-life event of misfortune to success.
I’ve seen all 3 movies, and the first one is still a classic.
I loved the character of Austin Powers. Goofy, strange, and yet so charming.
Vanessa was pretty cool too. I liked her Anti-Austin stint for awhile until he won her over.
Dr. Evil was the best.
The show was pretty damn good. Like Crocodile Hunter, but safe.
Stars Eliza Thornberry, who has the magical ability to talk to animals.
Also her sister Debbie who has the magic ability to talk to teenage losers.
Also her dad Nigel, who has the magical ability to talk like a complete weirdo.
And then the monkey Darwin, who has the magical ability to be named after Charles Darwin.
And then Donnie who has the magical ability for epic and intelligent conversation.
In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a 2nd Bill of Rights for Americans. Some of the things he wanted to be included was a right to be employed with a living wage, a right to education, a right to food/clothing, a right to health care, a right to social security, and freedom from monopolies. FDR died in 1945 before any of these could be considered by Congress.
Ever since his death, Abe Lincoln’s ghost has been “seen” in the White House numerous times. Eleanor Roosevelt said she could feel his presence often, and Theodore Roosevelt claims to have seen his ghost without a doubt. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill says he saw Lincoln’s ghost before getting dressed after a bath. Churchill apparently took the encounter rather comically by saying “Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage.”