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    Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Talk about an agenda:

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/...o20050810.shtml


    "V For Vendetta." From Warner Brothers and the creators of "The Matrix" comes this film about a futuristic Great Britain that’s become a ’fascist state.’ A masked ’freedom fighter’ named V uses terror tactics (including bombing the London Underground) to undermine the government - leading to a climax in which the British Parliament is blown up. Natalie Portman stars as a skinhead who turns to ’the revolution’ after doing time as a Guantanamo-style prisoner.

    "Munich." Steven Spielberg directs this film about the aftermath of the 1972 Olympic terror attacks that killed eleven Israeli athletes. "Munich"’s screenplay is written by playwrite Tony Kushner ("Angels in America"), who has been quoted as saying: "I think the founding of the state of Israel was for the Jewish people a historical, moral, political calamity ... I wish modern Israel hadn¹t been born." The film focuses on the crisis of conscience undergone by Israeli commandos tasked with killing PLO terrorists - rather than on the barbarity of the terrorists themselves.

    "Untitled Oliver Stone 9/11 Project." Paramount will distribute Oliver Stone’s new film recounting the rescue of two Port Authority officers after the 9/11 attacks. The film will star Nicholas Cage and Maggie Gyllenhaal - who recently suggested that America was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

    As for Stone, he had this to say only a month after 9/11: "This attack was pure chaos, and chaos is energy. All great changes have come from people or events that were initially misunderstood, and seemed frightening, like madmen."

    "Syriana." Starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, this Warner Brothers film - set during the first Bush administration - features a plot by American oil companies and the U.S. government to redraw Middle East borders for greater oil profiteering. The film even depicts a handsome, ’tragic’ suicide bomber driven to jihad after being fired by an American oil company! The film’s climax comes with the jihadist launching an explosive device into an oil tanker as American oil barons and Saudi officials look on.

    "The Scorpion’s Gate." Sony has optioned former terrorism-czar Richard Clarke’s novel about oil companies and Washington politicians colluding to reshape the map of the Middle East for greater oil profiteering - this time by launching a global nuclear war.

    "The Chancellor Manuscript." Paramount reworks Robert Ludlum¹s 1977 thriller into an anti-Patriot Act star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. Here’s the film’s screenwriter, Michael Seitzman: "We live in this crazy post-Patriot Act environment where Benjamin Franklin¹s warning that ’those that give up essential liberties for temporary security don¹t deserve either one’ are being ignored, so the subject matter seemed ripe."

    "No True Glory: The Battle for Fallujah." Universal has attached Harrison Ford to star as real-life General Jim Mattis - in this story blaming the White House for the deaths of fifty Marines in one of the Iraq war’s deadliest battles. Based on the book of the same name by Bing West.

    "American Dreamz." This ’satire’ from Universal Pictures deals with Pakistani suicide bombers out to kill the US president. The film stars Hugh Grant, Richard Dreyfuss, Willem Dafoe and Mandy Moore. According to writer-director Paul Weitz ("American Pie"), "The film is a comic examination of ... cultural obsessions" like the War on Terror "and how they can anaesthetise us to the actual issues of our day."

    "Terminus." Set in the Middle East of the future, this Warner Brothers film depicts a ’disillusioned’ war correspondent covering an ’insurgency’ he decides he must support. The producer, Basil Iwanyk, says: "It deals head on with what some call insurgency, what some call guerilla warfare and what some call freedom fighting."

    "Jarhead." This Universal release, starring Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal, deals with the ’dehumanization’ of Marine trainees prior to and during the 1991 Gulf War. Based on Andrew Swofford’s notorious and questionable memoirs of the same name.
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    Im actually considering seeing V for Vendetta. It is a DC comic movie, dont really know why its on the list.
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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    Im actually considering seeing V for Vendetta. It is a DC comic movie, dont really know why its on the list.
    You beat me to it.
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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    I'm sure you had the same gripes when they "Hollywood" made Blackhawk Down?

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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Agenda?

    The Vietnam Era churned out stuff similar to this as well. Mission Impossible, Man from Uncle, Avengers, Wild Wild West etc...

    Hollywood always draws from the current culture and tries to expoloit of wax over it.

    Take the subtle racial makeup of Star Trek, which was a nod to a changing world.

    Also washing the masses in that era was the slow trickle of the "Post war 50's Family" comedies and the introduction to the "Fantasy Genre," Land of the Giants, Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, My Favorite Martian, I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitch, and so on.

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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Im actually considering seeing V for Vendetta. It is a DC comic movie, dont really know why its on the list.
    It's on the list because the columnist is trying to stir the anti-Hollywood pot with stilted, abbreviated plot descriptions, and it fit the mold.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    It's on the list because the columnist is trying to stir the anti-Hollywood pot with stilted, abbreviated plot descriptions, and it fit the mold.
    By the way www.TownHall.com? Looks like WVRed was right: The writer does have an agenda.

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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    I was talking about Hollywood, but nice try.

    Heres a movie coming out June 6, 2006 that will probably be the subject of debate.

    http://www.thebeastmovie.com/

    From the about section-

    When her father, a biblical scholar, mysteriously disappears, a Christian high school student named Danielle investigates. She discovers that he had stumbled across a coverup of Christianity's best kept secret, that Jesus Christ never existed.
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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    I was talking about Hollywood, but nice try.

    Heres a movie coming out June 6, 2006 that will probably be the subject of debate.

    http://www.thebeastmovie.com/

    From the about section-
    So which "Hollywood" studio is releasing that movie? Warner Bros? Dreamworks? Paramount? Universal? Sony? MGM?

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    Re: Upcoming Hollywood Releases(not satire)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBloodedAmerican
    So which "Hollywood" studio is releasing that movie? Warner Bros? Dreamworks? Paramount? Universal? Sony? MGM?
    Try "Beyond Belief Media".
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