We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Julianne Moore discusses how hard it is to play Sarah Palin, eight minutes of the president playing basketball, and Newt Gingrich nods off.
Julianne Moore was on Morning Joe this morning to promote Game Change. This was fine by us, because we enjoy hearing Moore talk about all the fascinating, silly, and endearing things she did while preparing to play Sarah Palin. She was accompanied by director Jay Roach, which made sense when the question of the film's accuracy and fairness came up. Roach proudly declared that the production team had tracked down many of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's original sources "and confirmed that they weren't messing around." The movie is going to be fun, but is "Hey you, it's Jay Roach. Were you serious or messing around when you said that thing to Mark Halperin four years ago" really the best acid test? [MSNBC]