Prominent Film Critics Heap Praise on Pro-abortion Propaganda

PBS recently aired “After Tiller,” a documentary that lauds doctors in the United States who openly perform late-term abortions.

The film leaves out essential facts, falsely stereotypes the pro-life movement, and disingenuously sanitizes the practice of partial birth abortion. It has nevertheless won the Candescent Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and has been written about in glowing terms by numerous mainstream movie critics, which resulted in its obtaining of an extremely positive 94% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

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George Clooney and Robert Redford Opt for Ideological Film Projects

  

With the multitude of scandals that are swirling around the current administration, one might think that Hollywood would pick out an incident or two of intrigue to document.

No such cinematic integrity is yet being demonstrated. Instead it looks as though two major Hollywood-based artists are moving forward with film oriented material that more closely aligns with their unyielding ideologies.

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Hollywood`s Political Correctness Steeped in Groupthink

Acting legend Charlton Heston once defined political correctness as “tyranny with manners.”

In the current cultural environment, political correctness puts forth the rationale that an ideological set of standards is being exercised in an effort to prevent offensive expression. However, the implementation of the inflexible liberal rules is sometimes at the expense of liberty and truth.

Enforcement of a politically correct rubric has become, in essence, a war on various aspects of free expression including language, writing, images, and music. The left nevertheless continues to expand its politically correct applications, despite the ramifications of the inhibition of speech and alteration of behavior.

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Sagging Summer Box Office Alters Hollywood Calculus

Despite some surprising blockbuster hits, the summer box-office numbers still have the movie studios concerned.

Even though there were not the kind of poor showings the likes of those occurring last year, including “The Lone Ranger,” “White House Down,” “After Earth,” and “R.I.P.D,” which stunned the industry by tanking upon release, the summer season and possibly the entire year are likely to be major disappointments for the entertainment business revenue-wise.

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Hollywood Celebrities Fund Midterm Elections for Democrats


Hollywood is one of the primary places on which Democrat candidates rely to garner endorsements, organize fundraisers, and secure the much-needed donations that have become the lifeblood of political campaigns.

Typically, the lack of a singular national personality serves to make midterm election campaigns less attractive to entertainment notables. And with the track record of Democrat congressional members also in play, one might think that the amount of celebrity donations that were tumbling into Democrat coffers to maintain power in the Senate or pick up seats in the House of Representatives might be on the wane.

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YouTube Stars More Popular than Hollywood Celebs

Hollywood can’t help but take notice of the power and creativity that is being displayed on YouTube.

Tinseltown shows its fondness at times for the social media video website. In March of 2014, Disney acquired Maker Studios, a highly successful YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million. And in 2013, DreamWorks Animation purchased a YouTube channel, AwesomenessTV, for $33 million. Warner Bros. also bought a stake in a videogame oriented YouTube multichannel network, Machinima, for $18 million.

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Online Leak of ‘Expendables 3’ Triggers Lawsuit and Fed Investigation

As Hollywood salvages its lackluster summer with the huge box-office performance of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” another film that is slated to be released soon is triggering a debate between two powerful sectors of the Golden State.

“The Expendables 3,” a film that movie studio Lionsgate had hoped would be a summer smash, has been hit with a pre-release leak, the occurrence of which resulted in millions of illegal downloads.

The sequel features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the previous installments, plus the addition of some new franchise faces that include Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and MMA star Ronda Rousey.

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Hollywood Frets over Potential Murdoch Purchase of Time Warner

As news spread through Hollywood that Rupert Murdoch via 21st Century Fox had offered $80 billion to acquire Time Warner, an already anxious entertainment community started getting even more nervous.

The board of directors of Time Warner actually turned Murdoch’s offer down. Then in an apparent attempt to block additional bids, there was an almost immediate modification of the company’s bylaws.

Fear that a conservative-leaning mogul such as Murdoch could gain power over Warner Bros., HBO, CNN, and the other Turner networks was palpable. Jane Fonda, who has a connection to CNN having been married to its former owner, Ted Turner, expressed a mixture of anger, dismay, and trepidation over the Murdoch acquisition possibility.

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‘Purge’ Creators Sued for Alleged Story Stealing

After another lackluster summer box-office weekend, “The Purge: Anarchy,” a newly released horror sequel, ambled in below expectations. The movie came in second behind “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which had actually debuted one week ago.

The “Purge” sequel took in $28.4 million, which is significantly lower than the $34.1 million that the original Universal offering had brought in on its debut weekend.

Studio executives are taking some comfort in the low cost layout that was expended for “Anarchy,” which was reportedly $9 million. However, Universal has an unexpected legal headache with which it must deal in connection to the terror movie and its latest sequel.

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The Perpetual Campaign

These days it seems to be getting more and more difficult to simply follow the daily news.

The economy is shrinking, a once-model health care system has been twisted into a taxation instrument, America’s southern border is in chaos, and nuclear threats loom large on a shaky world stage.

Meanwhile President Barack Obama and his administration are seemingly unaware of how off-kilter things have become and additionally seem to be making concerted efforts to appear detached.

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