On Monday I received an email from the Motion Picture Academy informing me that if I didn’t pay my dues, I wouldn’t be able to vote in the Oscar nominations in a couple of weeks. I debated for a few minutes. Dues have inflated since I joined in the eighties and are now a hefty $450 per annum. Nevertheless, spendthrift that I am, I bit the proverbial bullet and went for it. Call it the inability to break a bad habit. Or an addiction to the non-stop influx of screeners that arrive at my door every December, not that I watch many of them. (I suspect I’m not alone in that.)
But it wasn’t just the money that had made me hesitate. On one level, I wouldn’t have re-upped up for $4.50, let alone $450. I mean — what was the point of this? Does anybody care who wins the Oscar anymore? I certainly don’t — and I’m a voter.
Because they don’t care about you. From Derek Hunter at Townhall:
As the ratings have shown, fewer and fewer people each year watch them. This is due, in part, to the fact that the Oscars hold so many of us in contempt – political lectures and condescension are more common in acceptance speeches than thanking a manager.
They also nominate movies based on their left-wing messaging more than their audience appeal. No one wants to sit through a 4-hour lecture celebrating movies about how oppressive, racist, unfair, unjust, nasty, etc., the country is only to be subjected to a 30 second speech reinforcing the same from someone paid more for 3 weeks’ worth of playing make-believe than the average American earns in a year. More.
Reality check: The fascinating part is that showbiz people, who might actually want their industry to survive, and thrive seem locked into a treadmill. They can’t stop. It’s like SJW is stuck on only one setting.
See also: Murphy Brown remake fails, of course. Media simply aren’t what they were when Murphy Brown was big.
When the SJWs come for scientists, it gets ugly fast
American actor Sean Penn raised eyebrows in Turkey on Wednesday when he appeared outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul – the scene of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder – apparently working on a documentary on the assassination.
You know, the one who ran for President once… From Brent Bozell and Tim Graham at Townhall:
Hollywood’s a bit inconsistent when the topic is the press. It was a righteous guardian of the truth against the Catholic Church in “Spotlight” and against Richard Nixon in “The Post.” But now, in the new movie “The Front Runner,” it is painted as the villain — when its target was Gary Hart.
The journalist villains in the movie are based on real people who caused Hart’s 1987 collapse, like Miami Herald reporter Tom Fiedler. But one is a fictional, composite Washington Post reporter, instead of the “true” villain of legend, Post reporter Paul Taylor, who was roundly condemned for asking Hart, “Have you ever committed adultery?”More.
Reality check: Hollywood actually doesn’t matter that much anymore, so it figures they’d be making a film about a has-been who got kayo’d on sex charges, somewhat like themselves. It’s interesting to hear a snippet of the tale, provided it’s short and one is not paying.
See also: Woke films to avoid during the holiday season That is, if someone is going to start preaching (or screeching) a moral about them.
If you’re tempted to turn away from the torrent of squalid news that continues to flow out of Hollywood, resist the temptation. The more of these revolting exposes you read, the more clearly you will see the underlying monstrosity in Hollywood, as clearly as the hero of John Carpenter’s They Live sees aliens disguised as everyday people when he puts on the sunglasses.
A slew of Hollywood celebrities rushed to social media on Saturday to heap blame on President Donald Trump, his supporters, and lawful gun owners mere moments after a shooter opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
“As an American Jew I feel nauseous. And if you support Donald Trump you should too because this shit is on YOU. IT’S YOUR FAULT,” actor Ike Barinholtz wrote. “Remember that tonight as you’re trying to go to sleep.”
James Woods embarked on a tweet-storm Saturday, lending his important voice to a whole range of current topics, beginning with the report that senior executives at ABC believe they overreacted in firing comedian Roseanne Barr for her controversial tweet, saying it would have been more appropriate to suspend her.
No Roseanne. No show.
Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star.
Two senior executives at the network have told DailyMailTV that firing the actress was a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction by ABC’s president and admitted that temporarily suspending Barr may have been a wiser decision.
‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,’ one insider said.
“Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read,” CNN commentator Bakari Sellers said, apparently referencing a Chris Rock stand-up routine from the 1990s. Sellers added that West does not have the depth to understand the issues with the Trump presidency.
Hollywood celebrities from Sarah Silverman to Alyssa Milano exploded with hate against Sen. Susan Collins over her promise to vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Friday.
Classy as always.
It’s been six-years since Clint Eastwood last appeared on screen.
And now fans are getting their first look at the 88-year-old actor’s latest project The Mule, courtesy of a new trailer out Thursday.
The veteran actor/director commands attention on-screen while playing unlikely drug smuggler Earl Stone in the based-on-a-true-story tale.
In an environment of political upheaval, with left- and right-wing parties at each other’s throats and a nation grappling with its presidential situation, Moore’s latest was expected to stoke fires on both sides. As made clear by the drastically low attendance in theaters, it didn’t come close.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill handed down the sentence after he ruled Cosby to be a “sexually violent predator” for the assault on Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand at the comedian’s estate near Philadelphia in 2004.
The classification means that Cosby must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools and victims.
The Hill, of all sites, has offered a brutal assessment of the ever-plummeting ratings for televised entertainment awards shows in the wake of an all-time low Emmy Awards broadcast
Ratings for Monday’s Emmy Award show collapsed by ten percent compared to 2017, which was already an all-time low.
According to the early numbers, the 70th Emmy Awards telecast on NBC sank with just a 7.4 household rating, a ten percent collapse compare to last year
Gee what a shock.