Category Archives: Hollywood

Venezuela’s Descent Into Chaos Buries The Left’s Hopes Of ‘Good Socialism’

Our glitterati’s favorite socialist paradise has, like so many similar experiments, become a murderous den of oppression and privation.

Venezuela’s self-destruction has embarrassed more celebrities than has National Enquirer. Our glitterati’s favorite socialist paradise has, like so many similar experiments, become a murderous den of oppression and privation, and none will speak on its behalf. However, Venezuela’s collapse has dashed fantasies far older and more sincere than Sean Penn’s.


1975 summer blockbuster about corrupt man, not nature

The bleak subtext of the film was emphasized even more in Benchley’s novel, where Mayor Brody and the town were implicated in shady mafia dealings and Brody’s wife, missing her exciting life in New York, has an affair with a Hooper who was more WASPy and dashing than the character played by Dreyfus. Life on shore was just as treacherous as any danger posed by the sea, and Benchley’s ending, with the shark simply expiring from its wounds before it can finish off the shipwrecked Brody, was so downbeat that Spielberg knew he had to come up with something more cathartic for the film.


Rob Reiner Calls for ‘All Out War’ to Resist Trump

Writing on Twitter Sunday, the All in the Family star mentioned a Fox News report about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election.

“When Fox says that DT colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason,” he wrote.


Why Those Classic Movie Monsters Might Be ‘Problematic’ Today

Universal is resurrecting beloved monsters like The Invisible Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon for a new series of films. Call it … the Dark Universe.

Only these classic tales may need a nip and tuck for our modern age. After all, the Hollywood directors of yore had never heard terms like “woke” and “self-identify.”


Tim Allen hit cancelled: Media today are often not even seeking popularity

From Brent Bozell at Townhall:

In January, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told a Television Critics Association session in Hollywood that she wanted to retool ABC programming to include more shows for Trump-voting segments of the population: men, rural America and working-class families.

They probably actually wanted to centre those expendable rubes out by pretending to include them and then dumping them, to show the extent to which the network does not need them.

This month, she broke that campaign promise like a politician by canceling the Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing,” a show appealing directly to that Trump electorate. A petition protesting the move has nearly 300,000 signatures. Allen tweeted that he was “stunned and blindsided” by the bad news.

Why was Allen fired?

The show didn’t have a ratings problem — it averaged 6.4 million viewers this season, and that should be graded upward on a curve, since the show aired on Friday and the overall Friday audience is typically smaller than other weeknights. Dungey said the job of a programming executive was “managing failure,” but this wasn’t a failure. “It was a steady performer,” she admitted. However, she added, “Once we made the decision not to More.

Reality check: The actual goal of all legacy media is to get public funding from permanent progressive government to retail oits propaganda. The steady drumbeat for that is well under way now in Canada.

See also: Canadian litmag editor quits over cultural appropriation charges


Richard Dreyfuss On Free Speech At College: “Political Correctness Taken To A Nightmarish Point Of View”

Actor Richard Dreyfuss appeared on Tucker Carlson’s FOX News show Friday night to talk about his passion of American civics and political correctness on campus. The Academy Award-winning actor Dreyfuss explained the importance of teaching civics, something he said that has not been taught in American schools since 1970. The U.S. Department of Education was established in 1979.

I am absolutely stunned.


A China in the Bull Shop

From Christian Toto at Hollywood in Toto:

And yet you rarely, if ever, hear celebrities critique the Chinese government or specific policies. The industry craves the money Chinese audiences can bring to a project. The nation is the second leading movie market … and rising.

So studios will tweak its films to appease Chinese censors, cast Chinese actors in meaningless roles (see “Kong: Skull Island”) hoping to charm Chinese officials who determine which films can be played in the country.

Which has had the expected effect on the career of critic of China’s human rights record, Richard Gere:

“There are definitely movies that I can’t be in because the Chinese will say, ‘Not with him,’ ” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I recently had an episode where someone said they could not finance a film with me because it would upset the Chinese.” More.

Reality check: The diminishing attention paid to the Oscar rants against American policies/politicians may track growing awareness that Hollywood is becoming a foreign propaganda spout that one can turn off with no further impact.

See also: Oscar wrong-envelope debacle correlates with declining public interest check: Some back office dweebs have been fired. But, as a general rule, declining systems tend to be top heavy with dweebs, resulting in goofups. The extra publicity gained from the resulting uproar will probably not turn out to be an asset. Too many people will start wondering why they ever cared at all.

Gere now in indie films:


Fox & Friends’ Looks Straight Into Camera- Sends Deafening Message Straight To Islam

The comment came after listening to a clip of Homeland star Mandy Patinkin tell MSNBC that the “white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.”

That apparently didn’t sit well for Scott, who suggested that perhaps the Muslim community wouldn’t be portrayed as being bloodthirsty killers if the Muslim community stopped being bloodthirsty killers.