craig-eisenberg

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Curb Your Enthusiasm
(2000)

How does he do it? LD makes another winner
Curb is probably the best comedy on TV today. Not only is it better than Seinfeld, but it's on HBO. How does HBO keep doing it? How does Larry keep doing it?

This show makes you laugh out loud, uncontrollably and to the point where some people start to "snort". Some of the situations on the show are very realistic and even seem to parallel the angry, idiots I come across every day. Larry never can catch a break, except that one episode with Shaq, he always seems to get the raw end of the deal.

I cannot wait for the next season to begin and I'm sure that Larry will bring us many more laughs.

Empire of the Sun
(1987)

Excellent film, most certainly a classic
I don't know why it took me so long to see this film, I've always heard of it but didn't know much about it.

This is a story many people have never heard of, we've all heard the stories of internment camps in the US for Japanese citizens, but who's heard of the Japanese camps that held Americans, Brits and other foreigners. The acting in this movie is top notch along with some of today's biggest stars before they were stars.

The story is heart-breaking but also full of laughter and adventure. The friendship between Christian Bale's character and Malkovich's is odd yet understandable. I highly recommend this movie to anyone unfamiliar with it, you will not be disappointed.

Death in Gaza
(2004)

Sad truth of Palestinian's terrorist roots (Possible SPoiler)
I just saw this on HBO and it is so sad that Palestinian adults are using children to fight their war against a peaceful nation like Israel. Many of these children have never met or even seen an Israeli but have such hatred for them because they are taught hatred instead of tolerance from their birth. These children show their lack of education when they slur the Jewish religion because they pray differently from Muslims who put their faces on the ground during prayer.

The first thing that I wonder is why peace groups aren't intervening and teaching Palestinians right from wrong. Where is the Arab's Martin Luther King Jr? They are so quick to blame their problems on Israelis and Jews but the reality is that death and destruction befalling them is the direct result of Palestinian terrorism. The parents of these children interviewed say they want their kids to live but at the same time they do nothing to uproot Hamas and other terrorists from their neighborhoods. They cry and complain when Israeli bulldozers demolish their homes serving as cover for weapon smuggling tunnels, but do nothing to stop the Palestinian criminals causing their oppression. Their children are shown making hand grenades to throw at Israelis but they always claim that the kids are throwing stones when they get shot, as they do when they show a boy brought into a hospital with a gunshot wound. The boy was shot in the stomach, probably not a life threatening wound, and doctors even say he'll pull through, but their negligence gets the better of them as the boy dies 6 hours later.

Throughout the movie we see why children are so eager to join the terrorists who use them as pawns and shields to protect them from Israeli soldiers defending their country. The 'teachers' in schools are as guilty as the terrorists because they brainwash the kids into believing ridiculous things such as 'Israel colonizes' and that the Jews came into 'Palestine in 1948' As if there weren't already a large Jewish presence in the entire area including a Jewish majority since 1870 and a continuous Jewish presence for over 1000 years.

When the narrator interviews terrorists I'm reminded of Ku Klux Klan members with their covered faces and racist ideology. Just like the KKK they use distorted history to justify their terrorism and war crimes against Israeli civilians. It is truly sick and twisted when one of these masked terrorists says that a boy would look good with a rocket launcher, he then hands it to him and teaches him how to use it. Later in the film they use Ahmed the 12 year old boy as a lookout when they try to murder Israelis. Sadly they use the children without any regard to their safety, saying that if one is killed there are thousands more to take his place. This shows that they don't care about their people, only about murder and mayhem. It's not surprising so many Palestinian kids are being killed. They are used as pawns to protect snipers and have no meaning to them except to shield these scared terrorists running around city streets with guns, bombs and rockets under the cover of night.

At the end of the movie Israeli soldiers are flushing out terrorist snipers from abandoned buildings. It is pitch black darkness as the filmmakers are stupid enough to walk right into the middle of this war zone, I mean how idiotic can a person be to walk out in between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian snipers? The makers of this movie claim that Israeli soldiers killed James Miller, but there has never been proof or evidence of this, there was never a formal investigation only an accusation, commonplace in Palestinian society. The movie is almost objective at times but their misuse of words like 'paramilitary' and 'militants' to describe Arab terrorists show where their hearts truly lie. I recommend viewing this movie as well as researching more about the Palestinian use of children and their false history used to 'justify' their terrorist actions against Israel.

Gaza Strip
(2002)

THIS IS NO documentary, Documentaries have FACTS
I was disappointed with this film, it's one thing to document life in a terrorist hotbed controlled by Islamist extremists, but it's a whole separate thing to selectively film life in Gaza to the point that it becomes un-truthful. I can't help but wonder that if films like these made by the Nazis to carry out crimes against Jews had been stopped the Holocaust may not have been as devastating as it was. Humans with morals must demand blatant lies and false-reporting to be absent from things labeled "Documentary".

Gaza was historically a Jewish home, (not discussed in the film) but through exiles & Arab riots nearly the entire Jewish population was driven out, the same thing happened in Hebron in 1929. This film does not show a single Jewish person on film, even though they accuse them of everything from giving poison laced candy to children to using nerve gas (Both accusations have been without merit and proven FALSE)

Gaza schoolchildren are taught some of the most vile anti-Semitism in schools, mosques and on children's TV programs, why was this not shown in the "Documentary"?

Hamas terrorists control many of the citizens lives in this area, but why were none of them shown or heard from?

A film that documents the Palestinian government sponsored media shows this. It's Relentless: the Struggle For Peace in Israel

It is interesting the people like Longley choose to make one-sided films against peaceful nations like Israel, maybe next time he should choose Jordan (they murdered 10,000 Palestinians in one month in 1970, MORE THAN HAVE DIED IN THIS CONFLICT IN 3 YEARS!) Of course evil propaganda films like Gaza Strip are never made about places that really do violate Human Rights.

There are a couple myths in need of diffusing in this film as well. The Palestinians have a long history of accusing Israel and Jews of ridiculous things. (A simple search for Palestinians + allege + Israel in Google will show you these ridiculous lies) In the past they have accused Jewish doctors of giving AIDS to Arab children, IRONICALLY this week a Palestinian doctor in Libya was condemned to death for giving AIDS to children.

After crying wolf a couple million times, you lose credibility, Clean up your acts, push out the terrorists, stop lying about massacres that never happened and negotiate peace with Israel, it's the only way to get out of hell.

This movie gets 0 stars out of a 5 star rating for it's lack of insight and objective reporting.

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