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#Throwback Thursday: Christopher Buckley!

Today we are highlighting Christopher Buckley’s hilarious, satirical fiction. His novels take on politics and corporate greed in ways that are so timely now when pre-election jitters are at a fever pitch.  So check these out for some comic catharsis:

Thank You for Smoking

This novel turned movie with a cult following (starring Aaron Eckhart, Katie Holmes and Rob Lowe) introduces Nick Naylor, a spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies.  The problem? He’s so good at his job, so effortlessly unethical, that he’s become a target for both anti-tobacco terrorists and for the FBI. In a country where half the people want to outlaw pleasure and the other want to sell you a disease, what will become of the original Puff Daddy?

The White House Mess

With a pajama-clad President Reagan refusing to leave the White House on his successor’s Inauguration Day, Buckley has given this farce of Oval Office politics a nearly perfect beginning. Parodying the familiar form of the White House memoir, Buckley recounts the turbulent years of the Democratic Tucker administration, as told by loyalist Herbert Wadlough.

Florence of Arabia

Buckley’s take on the hottest topic in the entire world–Arab-American relations–in a blistering comic novel sure to offend the few it doesn’t delight.

No Way to Treat a First Lady

Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States (and known in the tabloids as “Lady Bethmac”), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school—now the most shameless defense attorney in America.

Booksellers and librarians visit the collection: Christopher Buckley 

The Dark Knight & some of his top Rogues #Batman #RasAlGhul #TwoFace #Joker #Bane #BatmanBegins #TheDarkKnight #TheDarkKnightRises #ChristianBale #LiamNeeson #HeathLedger #AaronEckhart #TomHardy #TheDarkKnightTrilogy #instacollage (Taken with Instagram)

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Going over the finer points of the Sweet Science w/ Aaron Eckhart @aaroneckhart in preparation for his roll as Kevin Rooney Sr in the upcoming boxing film on Vinny Pazienza!
Was great having him in the gym today watching me spar in preparation for my WBO World title fight vs Manny Pacquiao.
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“Now this evil…rises.” -Lt. Gordon
#Scarecrow #CillianMurphy #Joker #HeathLedger #TwoFace #HarveyDent #AaronEckhart #Bane #TomHardy #villains #NolanTrilogy #BatmanBegins #TheDarkKnight #TheDarkKnightRises #TheDarkKnightTrilogy #Batman #DCcomics (at The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit)

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'Battle: Los Angeles' REVIEW

Certificate 12A Director Jonathan Liebesman Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan Running Time 116 mins

SYNOPSIS: A Marine Staff Sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders. The world’s most populated cities are subjected to a set of coordinated surprise attacks.

MY THOUGHTS: This big budget film deals with yet another alien invasion. ‘Skyline’ was horrifically bad, the last movie to attempt the genre. Battle:LA shows glimpses of character depth and at times real emotion from it’s characters. The set pieces are impressive but it is little more than a popcorn movie that is well directed and as you can imagine full of cliches. Furthermore, Ne-Yo is in it. He is not an actor, he is a musician. Aaron Eckhart does nothing to tarnish his reputation.

NEXT FILM: Aaron Eckhart will next be seen in 'The Rum Diary’ with Jonny Depp and Amber Heard.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Check out Eckhart in 'Thank You for Smoking’ and his role in 'The Dark Knight’

“I’d rather be in Afghanistan”

RATING: 3 out of 5.

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dI94ZO2SbM