This looks awful, but Ed Harris does seem to have Juan McRino down pretty well. I like Julianne Moore, I think she’s fabulous, but from this little trailer and the bit we see, she seems awful and pretentious. I address all this in the Daily TAM Briefing. I’m curious to see what you think. “Game Change” will premiere on HBO in March 2012.

Official HBO “Game Change” Site

Hollywood Reporter: HBO’s ‘Game Change’ Teaser: Julianne Moore Channels Sarah Palin

Mediaite: HBO’s Trailer For Game Change Finally Reveals Julianne Moore’s Sarah Palin

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  1. Shifra says:

    Oy vey! That. is. all.

  2. longhorn mama says:

    It takes more than a dye job, updo, and a pair of glasses, Julianne.

  3. Kat says:

    Agree with Shifra….that just looks terrible! In just that little clip it seems they make Palin out to be a pretentious b-witch with no personality at all! Wouldnt see “Game Change” if they paid me! Well….maybe if it was a Million $….there is such things as ear plugs and blindfolds! 😀

    • Kat says:

      I have to add to my previous post after watching the trailer again! The look on Steve Schmidts (Harrelson) face when the crowd was chanting Sarah…Sarah…Sarah was honest emotion…anger at her “stealing” the show from Juan McLame! Proof that they started stabbing her in the back immediately!

  4. Never trust a movie for anything involving facts.

  5. DisgustedDem says:

    What do you expect from the same ultra liberal people who brought you the 2000 Bush/Gore story, “Recount”? Why let facts get in the way of destroying someone they don’t like?

  6. dwbinder says:

    Those Hollywood folks are pretentious. That’s what they do for living. They spend all day pretending they are someone else in a pretend world with pretend props with other people pretending to be someone they are not. Then they get together once a year and give awards for who pretended the best. Sounds like the real thing to me. They don’t make history they makeup history.

  7. LJZumpano says:

    Sarah Palin has a sparkle that makes you smile. So far, that is the missing element. I don’t think you can fake that, and that’s why attempts to portray fall flat. I would say Reagan had that same sparkle. I don’t really know how else to describe it, but it was there. Better wordsmiths than I can define it.

  8. dennisl59 says:

    This is hilariously ironic and pathetic, if possible, at the same time.

    Time-Warner, HBO and all the usual suspects were certainly betting big bucks that Palin would be in the running for the nomination for the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 election cycle. And this ‘made for TV’ movie would be their obvious, to a blind man, a ‘hit piece’; just another in the long, sordid line of hate by the Democrat-Media Complex. Well, well, well, Palin ain’t runnin’ and HBO and the Producers are left holding a big bag o’ nothin’…Hollywood Useful Idiots. (However ‘I predict’ the movie will win Emmy Awards next year)

    Q: What do you get at the concession stand when you go to the movies Tammy?

    BTW: HBO should still be boycotted because of the scum bag insect Ill Maher.

    posted 12/22 745am Texas [Pass the Snowcaps] Time.

  9. Patricia says:

    Agree with all of the above and anything I could add about this obvious “hit piece” on Sarah Palin would be totally inappropriate. I hope these SOBs are happy and lose big $ now that she’s not running. Surprised they didn’t get Tina Fey to play Sarah…I can see ‘boycott this crap’ from my favorite chair!

  10. FrankRemley says:

    Julianne Moore is a horrible actress. I wouldn’t pay ten cents to watch her in anything. Much less play Sarah Palin in some sorry HBO movie.

    • rosebud2186 says:

      Gonna have to agree. I don’t think her acting is impressive. I also don’t consider her to be attractive. She’s got that constant “I need a shower” appearance. Sorry to be so nasty during the season, but this trailer indicates the movie will be worse than nasty.

  11. Samster1 says:

    I noticed that 0:37-0:42 when she says she is accepting the nomination for VP–looked and sounded like Michelle Bachmann. Hummm. Perhaps the left was hoping to kill 2 birds with one stone as the saying goes?

  12. BarbaraM says:

    No one can re-create Sarah’s warmth, personable style and sparkle, she is one in a million trillion.
    I won’t watch this- I lived it, and know my memories and impressions are accurate.
    The sad thing is 3 generations from now, this movie will still be around to be the testament.

  13. otlset says:

    Scurrilous untrue characterizations of Sarah Palin intended to entrench false targeted media narratives about her are hurtful to me, yet only strengthen my allegiance and service to her.

  14. greenlantern2011 says:

    She just ain’t as pretty. I don’t know where people are getting “pretentious”. She just seems uninspired. I would argue she is trying, in her own way, to convey the gravity of the moment. It’s difficult for lefties to understand why Sarah was so effective and exciting: she was real.

  15. Tombstone Tony says:

    The most impressive thing about the 2008 election in my view was the way the media won the election. They picked both sides, then ran the drama. They took the cues that were handed them and made the best of the crises and the chaos. Nothing’s changed. The 2012 election promises to be the same.

    As a reminder, the media is composed of the a) “news” – electronic and print, b) magazines – current events and entertainment, c) movies and TV shows – dramas and comedies and documentaries, d) plays, e) books – fiction, non-fiction and school textbooks, f) music – rock and rap, g) “social justice” sermons from religious groups, and h)just about anything you see or hear every day.

    In the majority, the media is “all liberal, all the time.” So why are we surprised when someone like Sarah Palin gets continually excoriated?

    We can change that, but not just by our one vote – we need to persuade other people, many other people. Thanks, Tammy, for your example. Let’s do the same.

  16. Trish S says:

    Doing the headshake.

  17. flaggman says:

    This is political porn for Obama zombies and lost souls. Sad thing is, if they played it straight and made a drama about how a woman came out of nowhere to thrill millions and overshadow the actual candidate, who would then go on to become an obscure bitter jerk who would spend the rest of his life sicking his daughter and other proxies on her – they would have a hit.

  18. Chuck says:

    Julianne Moore looks like Tina Fey!

  19. strider says:

    Looks dull and predictable.

  20. ReardenSteel says:

    End of the trailer says coming in March. Moore looks like Tina Fey doing Bachmann dressed like Palin. Typical leftist revisionism. Crap

  21. mdannyg says:

    I’m really not trying to sound like the odd guy here, but I thought it was Palin’s voice dubbed in at first.. *shrug* I think McCain looks ridiculous though. I think it will be fun to watch at least.

  22. SmallgGay says:

    Don’t forget the book this is based on. Didn’t it take the approach that Palin was woefully unprepared? I think that will be part of the storyline.

  23. It was like you expected a diamond and were handed a dull glass imitation. This is about the closest I’m likely to ever get, to this movie.

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