There are many problems with Richard "Donnie Darko" Kelly's movie Southland Tales : It's a rambling, paranoid tale of time travel that feels like an homage to bad Philip K. Dick novels. But it's also filled with moments of real brilliance, like this scene where a semi-brainwashed, Republican action movie star played by the Rock pitches his idea for a science fiction cop movie. His girlfriend, an anti-government porn star and internet celebrity, is played by Sarah Michelle Gellar. You never saw her in Buffy like this. If you're ever going to watch Southland Tales , now is the time — released in 2006, it's about the 2008 election. Clinton is the Democratic candidate, the the Republican candidate is an unknown who is being stalked by neo-Marxists. [Southland Tales via IMDB]