Friday, March 17, 2006
More on Annie
I'm all for lambasting Hollywood ninnies and poking fun at the lavish self-congratulatory onscreen masturbation that is the Oscars. But:
1. I thought Crash was also a damn good movie,
2. I think every best-picture nominee is heavily marketed to the Acedemy, and
3. I think racism is every bit as important an issue to tackle as homophobia.
Sure, racism has been done. But it hasn't been done in. Intolerance based on race is as wrong as intolerance based on sexual orientation. Both are topics worth discussing. Both are movies worth making.
I actually think Brokeback was a better movie, and I agree with her that the Oscars are lame. But don't diss Crash as irrelevant or unprovocative. It's a worthy flick.
In box office receipts, “Crash” was 49th, “BB Mtn” was 26th. Proof, I assume, that economics and the profit a movie makes is, well, not in the picture.
“It’s Hard Out Here for a Propaganda Machine”. I’m really sure it is….
How many Oscars do you think the liberal elite will give this film. Please do watch the trailer.
Look, I'm not claiming that there aren't really bad people out there. But this kind of film is exactly the kind of tool the upper neocons are using to scare the shit out of everyone in order to justify their oil wars.
So, you watch Fox? Or perhaps you should also make it your policy not to review news you haven't seen...
to justify their oil wars.
I will reserve the right to debate this point at another time...too tired this evening.
Thank dog for Jon Stewart - his appearance on Crossfire was the stuff of legends.