John Cusack sat down with Meet the Bloggers for a video chat the other day, and talked about the contracted nature of the war in Iraq and the obscene war profiteering that has been going on, a subject close to his heart after co-writing and starring in "War, Inc," which is now on DVD.
Cusack also says of the current election:
"If McCain wins that means the press and the public stood for 30 days of race-baiting and smears and that once again we rolled over. I think that Senator Obama is going to have to fight back and meet this force with some heat. It's seems pretty clear they've been reduced to basically race-baiting to try and win this election."
WATCH THE WHOLE CONVERSATION:
"War, Inc" reviews:
The San Francisco Chronicle calls it, 'a bracingly in-your-face, unapologetic political diatribe the likes of which Hollywood hasn't seen since co-writer Jeremy Pikser's "Bulworth"'
USA Today said of the film and its star:
War, Inc.'s biggest asset is its star, producer and co-writer, John Cusack. He's one of the most likable American actors, and it's a pleasure to see him in something other than a mainstream romance or generic drama.
His comic timing is razor-sharp, and he can deliver a harshly sardonic line and still remain engaging...
Though it occasionally tries too hard, the fast-paced and sharply written War, Inc. is audacious and entertaining
And as cinemablend put it:
Ringing in the election with this movie will be a bonus in itself. With all the seriousness of the president election, a good satirical comedy may be just what we all need to stay upbeat amidst all the political sparring.
Buy War, Inc on DVD