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January 31, 2006

You Can Bet The Ranch

There'll be no suspense at the Oscars this year.

Posted by annika, Jan. 31, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Let's Go To Hollywood


Is EVERYONE in Hollyood gay?

Posted by: shelly on Jan. 31, 2006

I can see it now. 60% of the movies next year will be about Ridin', Ropin', and Redecoratin'.

Posted by: Jake on Jan. 31, 2006

"Is EVERYONE in Hollyood gay?"

No, just politically correct...

Posted by: BobG on Jan. 31, 2006

"I can see it now. 60% of the movies next year will be about Ridin', Ropin', and Redecoratin'."

And that's just in the BEDROOM scenes...

Posted by: BobG on Jan. 31, 2006



Posted by: Jake on Jan. 31, 2006

Look, folks, not every gay-themed film (there have been dozens in recent years) automatically wins awards... Brokeback Mountain is nominated because it's a superb film.

If Hollywood is so left-wing, explain the triumph two years ago of the "Return of the King", a film beloved by social conservatives.

Posted by: Hugo on Jan. 31, 2006

lowest grossing films nominated at one time EVER....

Posted by: jcrue on Jan. 31, 2006


Do you really want to get into a debate as to whether Hollywood overwhelmingly promotes liberal social values? PLEASE. Even Hollywood admits its bias. Unashamedly so. You're fighting a very losing battle on this one. That's like arguing the media isn't overwhelmingly liberal. Reality check, buddy.

p.s. And mentioning the occassional bones thrown to social conservatives such as "Return of the King," or "Narnia" doesn't challenge the facts of the issue. For every Narnia, there are 50 "Syriana"s or "Munich"s....or "Broke Back Mountain"s.

Posted by: Blu on Jan. 31, 2006

I really dont mind if they make some liberal social issues movie, but I do mind if it becomes obviously preachy. SOme of these unsubtle movies try to make the average american fell ashamed to be themselves.
I always had a problem with paying to be insulted in a movie.

Posted by: Kyle N on Jan. 31, 2006

I'm not sure I'd accept Blu's numbers. but I would agree that the Gladiators and L0TR's are the exceptions that prove the rule. When Hollywood makes a liberal movie the message is always overt. when a movie like LOTR comes out, any conservative message depends on the viewer and whether he or she looks hard enough.

I have no doubt Brokeback is a good movie, and I do plan to see it. I love Ang Lee. But I know Hollywood and the Academy voters are licking their chops at the chance to "stick it" to the Red States.

Posted by: annika on Jan. 31, 2006

Fine, Annie, I'll admit I was using hyperbole to make a point. I'm willing to reduce the ratio from 50:1 to 20:1.

Frankly, I'm not overly concerned about Hollywood's agenda. It's pretty transparent, and I think it's obvious to most people. I was more put off by Hugo's refusal to acknowledge the obvious.

Posted by: Blu on Jan. 31, 2006

Syriana reminds me of another Clooney movie that bashed Bush's dad for the 1991 Gulf War: Three Kings (1999). The movie bashed Bush Sr. for not helping the Shia and Kurds topple Saddam and get their freedom when he had encouraged their uprising.

Watching Three Kings today makes you wonder why Clooney is against THIS war. You'd think he would be against selling out the Iraqis again....

Posted by: reagan80 on Jan. 31, 2006

Ho hum, nothing new here. Where's the SOTU blogging? Best line bar none, "Hindsight isn't wisdom, and second-guessing isn't a strategy." BOOM! Sounds like it came out of the Ghettysburgh Address.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 1, 2006

Back to the important stuff....

Posted by: TBinSTL on Feb. 1, 2006

I prefer to bet the Blue Cheese

Posted by: jimi on Feb. 2, 2006

Did anyone actually *get* Syriana? Look, I'm smart, and I "get" politics (I was vice president of the college republicans, for pete's sake!) -- but this movie made absolutely no sense to me, whatsoever. I think the point is that the U.S. government is bad because there are some good Iraqis, especially if they have British accents? But I couldn't say for sure. No exaggeration: one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

For great justice.

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Feb. 2, 2006

Sheesh, no DWTS blogging either. Jerry looked mucho bettero. The part with his daughter was priceless, and she's right. She IS a better dancer.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 3, 2006

>Watching Three Kings today makes you wonder why Clooney is against THIS war. You'd think he would be against selling out the Iraqis again....

Syriana was not about Iraq...

Was it difficult to follow? I've seen it once and understood it, though I was forewarned there were 4 subplots. Indeed, it supports the Bush admonishment that we are "addicted to Middle East oil."

Posted by: will on Feb. 7, 2006