While this piece is older now and deals with some older films, the points and what to do about it are still relevant going forward forever and worthy of your read (IMHO). You may skip over the old films, but I hope you'll (at least) read the beginning and ending paragraphs! For recent films/updates, see the comments section...
The Hollywood (Liberals) Hate-fest and urge to reinforce the Indoctrination foundation they lay through the schools of everything positive about Liberal/Progressive solutions to the ills of the Country/Planet and mocking of anything/everything "Conservative." This also, of course, includes their disdain for Military (and Freedom-Fighting)... Coming soon to a Theater near you are more of the usual-suspect and retread plots of anti-Americanism. which leads me to have to ask: Will any PROTESTS be coming soon to those Theaters near you that show them?!?!? It would NOT be unprecedented - people were out protesting Dan Brown's: Da Vinci Code, at Theaters all across
America the Planet (info) yet Michael Moore-on films keep coming to Indoctrinate your kids and we see no challenges.
With the 2012 campaign season beginning, this Fall you will begin to again see a steady diet of Indoctrination laden messages in films of every type - they especially like (lately) to hide those "Conservatives" (Republicans) are stupid messages in Comedy fair (discussed later) where they can just (not so subtly) mock. Some will out-right blatant, such as the "Ides Of March" (2011) coming from George Clooney. All through 2012 you'll be seeing the films step up their Indoctrination within the scripts to influence the 2012 election (they are desperate in Hollywood, so it may be even thicker than usual). Coming soon too is the Enviro-wacko message laden "Happy Feet Two" (2011) designed to have your kids drag you to the movie to see the cute "cartoon" with the (completely out in the open) Political Indoctrination intent (the "we're killing the Planet" and "Global Warming" - the sky is falling - messages).
Oh, there's plenty more (I'm not going to get through all of them here)... "Like Crazy" (2011) is an "open borders" immigration (they think they are being cute, clever, and subtle with it) message. While "Big Miracle" (2011) brings the Whale Wars (anti-Whaling) theme to the Big screen. Did you miss (animated/Pixar) "Cars 2" (2011) is a barrage of anti-Oil/anti-Corporate messages. Since I'm back on animated films to indoctrinate the kids with, I'll go a few years back to mention - one of my all time favorite animated films - "WALL-E" (2008) with its Environmentalism, anti-Corporate, and direct stab at Walmart/Sams Club.
Never will you see lines like this:
Now, let me take a break and state that your local Theater is, of course, not at fault for these films appearing there - at least, normally. Except for those ultra-Liberal Independent "Artsy" Theaters that go out of their way to find and show any and all anti-Americanism films as possible from any and all obscure sources, most Theaters operate under Distribution agreements and are (more or less) obligated to put the films on-screen -- but that doesn't mean they can, could, or should, not be the focal point for showing our disdain for these pieces of trash that Liberals keep trying to shove down the throat of Americans as more of the same in the way of Continued Liberal-bent Indoctrination through trying to hide their messages in these films under the 'guise of "Entertainment" upon some of the unsuspecting Politically Brain-dead masses (or worse, their desire to continue the brain-washing of your kids from out of the local Classrooms and into the Movie Theater).
What am I specifically talking about? What should be targeted? Last year we got these films...
"Brothers," for one!! [Official Movie site] Trust me, you've already seen this basic "concept" as the "Romantic interests" sub-plot from "Pearl Harbor." Basically: Soldier supposedly dies; wife (or girlfriend, whatever) moves on, in the case of Brothers the wife becomes involved with the Soldiers' literal (not figurative) Brother; Soldier isn't dead and comes back; and the usual anti-Military, pro-appeasement, we should NEVER Fight anyone even if they attack us message, goes on to attempt to imply that all Soldiers go crazy because they were Soldiers, are unstable, etc. The - this is what always happens to/with Military folk BS message as their argument for their Surrender Doctrine.
"Dear John," for another!! [Official Movie site]. Is anything other than the Title need be mentioned for you to understand that you know exactly what this script portrays. This film's sole "Make Love Not War" message is that "Military = Bad" (unless Democrats are in charge during Peace so it can be just another "Jobs" and "Education" Program), how it 'changes' folks and not for the better, tears couples/families apart, and on and on and on.
These films, of course, always/only focus on the EXCEPTIONS and never the rule that most our Military men and women are very fine, safe, sane, responsible, loving, FREEDOM LOVING, Americans!
These are, of course, only two of countless that I could go on to mention. You get the point! Now, What are you going to do about them??
The remainder of 2011 and through 2012 will focus less on anti-military theme and more direct anti-Conservatism (or anti-Republican) bias (like I go into more in the original: Movies and Politics -- The Hollywood Hate-fest), as I touched on at the beginning of this article. I fully even expect the upcoming comedy "Tower Heist" (2011); which I expect to be funny, and I expect to go see; to be Left-laden (as it deals with a Bernie Madoff type theme and rest assured, he'll be painted as an evil Republican and those hard-working stiffs he rips off as victim Liberals/Democrats). Likewise, I'll mention, "Margin Call" (2011) and anti-Corporate, anti-Wall Street, and Class Warfare, to help reinforce Obama's rhetoric and upcoming Election year posturing.
There are some bright spots. Several more in Hollywood have openly declared themselves to either be full-fledged Conservatives, or at least Republican, rather than full-blown Leftist Democrats. Those increasing ranks are banding together in pushing more (at least, unbiased, plain entertainment if not actual) Conservative values based films. "7 Days in Utopia" (late Summer 2011), "Soul Surfer" (2010, now on DVD), "Courageous" (Fall 2011 / pictured above) [Official Movie site], among others; though those I mentioned there have Religious value underpinnings, other Liberal-bias free films do not (my favorite comedy: "An American Carol" - available on DVD). Make no mistake though, by a huge majority Hollywood still doesn't just lean Left it's plain fallen over onto its Left side ;) lol. [update: films like: The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Moms Night Out, The Judge, October Baby, The Blind Side (2009), Gods Not Dead (2014), Lone Survivor (2013/2014), Left Behind (remake 2014). American Sniper (2014/2015), Do You Believe (March 2015), A Girl Like Her (2015), Caged (May 2015), San Andreas (2015), Terminator: Genesys (2015), Minions (Summer 2015), or countless animated films I've been happy to support (The Lego Movie [Is
#TheLEGOMovie The Most Subversive Pro-Liberty Film Ever? - http://thefederalist.com/2014/02/10/is-the-lego-movie-the-most-subversive-pro-liberty-film-ever/], Despicable Me 2, Penguins of Madagascar, etc..) - if you've not seen any/all of those, I highly recommend renting/buying them!]
from the Studio and Producers of "The Blind Side" comes "Dolphin Tale" (2011) [Official Movie site], Trailer/Preview above, and it is as cute as the double meaning tail/tale implies. You might be concerned about the potential Veggie-politics, opening credits scenes, anti-fishing message, but this film does NOT dwell on such - it is a true story and it is relevant. Nor is this an anti-Military film, the Wounded-Warrior element is critical to the true story and our men and women in uniform are treated with honor and dignity. Despite the movies star Morgan Freeman's recent Race-baiting (below), this film is very worthy of your entertainment dollars.
Amazingly, embedding is disabled for that clip everywhere; think the Studio isn't desperately trying to protect its investment and distancing itself from him; but you can see his complete statement by going to http://youtu.be/Wn6gcCXtEzo/ or see his double-standards, contridictory, messages here: http://youtu.be/qSbjRElWv5I/
Since when, Mr. Freeman, has it NOT been the goal of ANY Political Party to limit its opposition Party's President to ONE TERM?!?!
Perhaps buy tickets to another movie (say "Courageous," "7 Days In Utopia," or "Drive" even; if you want to avoid financially supporting Left-wing Actors/Actresses; to support them more financially but then sit in on "Dolphin Tale" if you want to see it (especially with your kids) -- or wait and rent it for $1 from a RedBox when it comes available.
An American Carol
UPDATE: MORE ON HOW/WHY NOT TO SUPPORT SOME PEOPLE/FILMS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT...
Thu 5/1/14... I just saw The Amazing Spider Man 2, BUT I bought a ticket for Gods Not Dead because Left-wing Jackass Jamie Foxx is in it. I also bought a ticket for Gods Not Dead when I sat in on and saw Captain America 2 because it had; ultra-Leftist and Terrorist hugger; Robert Redford in it!
The bottom line is that while I may still want to see "some" of the films these morons are in, I WILL NOT SUPPORT THEM FINANCIALLY!!! I am NOT, however, interested and WILL NOT RIP-OFF the local Theater owner/operator and the countless employees that depend upon them (and us going to the show) for their paychecks! More....
Here's a trick/hint: If you really want to see a Movie by/starring one of those anti-American Hollywood morons - Buy a ticket to a film you want to financially support but have already seen, say a "Lone Survivor" (or Gods Not Dead, etc) [whatever the current film(s) are from Studios/Directors/Actors/Script-types you want to support] but then just walk into the showing of the film you want to see but not financially support. I do this (especially) with Michael Moore-ON movies to see what the idiot (enemy) puts out but NOT giving the moron any money!!!
You are NOT harming the Movie Theater in any way, cuz you are buying a ticket, but are just ensuring that the money you are spending supports more films you'd like to see come out. I bought MANY tickets to "The Christmas Candle" movie over the Thanksgiving to Christmas Holiday .
The Security Guards there, if any, are to kick out unruly patrons and/or to keep kids from sneaking into Rated R movies they are not allowed in - not to police every patron and what theater they are going to/in.
Just don't try squeezing your way into a SOLD OUT showing of a movie, that would indeed be unfair to the Theater and other patrons!
More on these topics:
-Hollywood 2009 - Movies and Politics -- The Hollywood Hate-fest
-'The Greater Good' - 'The Greater Good' -- "The needs of the many out-weigh the needs of... (aka: Hollywood Hate-fest Part II and HC Townhalls Part VI)
-Should Michigan continue to subsidize Hollywood profits - http://rattlewithus.ning.com/forum/topics/should-michigan-continue-...
- @GOPcelebrities - http://www.gopcelebrities.com
As always, Regards from JLenardDetroit from "NoMoTown (The MOTORless CITY)"
Remember - "Liberals - looking to do for America, what they've done to Detroit. - Destroy it!"
"I think, therefore I am Conservative"
"Conservative by choice, Republican by necessity"
"The more things 'hope and change' the more they stay the same"
closing quotes attributable to (me) JLenardDetroit
cross-posted: "Rattle With Us" Tea Party and RedState