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February 26, 2008

Don't Expect Hollywood to Learn from Academy Awards Broadcast Bomb

My latest op-ed over at American Thinker:

Perhaps another reason for viewer ennui is the fact that Hollywood has also been pumping out a rash of anti-Iraq, anti-American films of late, including Redacted, Lions for Lambs, and In the Valley of Elah - all of which were box office disasters. But like the Little Engine that Could, the glitterati keep chugging along. After all, we, the hoi polloi, just don't understand fine cinema the way they do. Kind of like how we don't understand other artistic endeavors like smearing chocolate all over one's nude body onstage or smearing feces on the Madonna. (No, not that Madonna, although with her history, I wouldn't put it past her.)

The whole thing is here.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 08:05 AM | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0) | American Thinker

The ratings might have been even a little lower if the NASCAR race on Fox had not been undergoing a lengthly rain delay that turned into a postponement.

Posted by: on-the-rocks at February 26, 2008 09:50 AM

Was it me, or did every film nominated for Best Documentary rip and bash America and the troops?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 26, 2008 11:25 PM

My 17 year old daughter asked why JUNO did not win anything and the only answer I could come up with is that too many churches endosed it as a great discussion starter for pro-life.

Posted by: NewtownMark at February 27, 2008 09:18 AM

Didn't Juno win best original screenplay?

In the Valley of Elah wasn't anti-Iraq or anti-American, it was anti-war in general.

Posted by: paul at February 27, 2008 11:15 AM

You think people didn't watch the Oscars because they're mad at the stars for voicing their political opinions? C'mon, really? And watch out NewtonMark, the feminists love Juno too.

Posted by: Ro at February 27, 2008 04:16 PM

Now that I've read the entire article, I'm a a little confused about the point of it. Is this correct: unChristian, antiFamily movies and preachy Hollywood stars leads to lower revenues (if you compare only three movies and exclude the DVD sales of one in a way that supports your argument) and a 14% decline in Oscar ratings (after the writer's strike in a year when a lot of arty films were nominated)?

c'mon Pam you can do better than that. I mean, Yawn!

Posted by: paul at February 27, 2008 06:23 PM

I have been to two movies in the last five years. One was Brokeback Mountain (I also saw Underworld something on that same day, but it doesn't count.) and the other was Talledega Nights. Brokeback was literally the most boring thing that I had ever seen, it was awful, and TN was hilarious. Both were trash.

There has been no moral fiber in movies since ever. Most movies early on were racist propaganda, then they moved to Communist propaganda, now it is anything to demean the United States. Stop watching, folks. Read a book.

Posted by: Two Dogs at February 27, 2008 08:00 PM

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