Mr. Weinstein then revealed his secret project about the gun rights group. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
I’m sure that will totally work and not just be an embarrassingly shrill propaganda piece that drowns out actual debate on gun culture.
The movie mogul said his vision was to scare people away from firearms. He foresees moviegoers to leave thinking, “Gun stocks — I don’t want to be involved in that stuff. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”
Yes, because so much of America is on the fence about guns that a movie will easily convince them, while weekly school shootings and two dozen tiny children being gunned down by one person does not.
All of those shootings have happened, and the federal government has done diddly squat. One of the few states to do anything, Colorado, is now facing a massive backlash due to NRA-funded recalls, which have claimed two state senators(and a third who resigned) and is now endangering the governor.
There should be serious discussions about guns and gun culture, but that will not be happening with a movie. It does not look to be happening outside of a movie, either. So I guess we’re just screwed, pass the ammunition!
I do look forward to the NRA’s response movies, which hopefully get us at least one ridiculously terrifying Guntopia vs the Government film.
From the innocuous trailer, you might think Irreplaceable was some harmless fluff about how kids need love. I wish that was just the case. But the true colors are shown thanks to the host’s own words and the guest list of interviewees.
Host of “The Family Project,” Tim Sisarich said that he believes that God’s grace and truth can inspire hope to families who have no hope. He added that God is the only architect who can show us the original design He had for the family.
Translation: If you don’t have the traditional family, you are against God. Irreplaceable is part of The Family Project, and is budgeted at $5 million.
Irreplaceable will feature such luminaries as Dr. Miriam Grossman, author of You’re Teaching My Children WHAT?, a book that says sex education is based on a bunch of lies. It also preaches gay conversion therapy, an excerpt of which can be found at http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/gay-or-straight-when-others-decide-for-you-part-two/
Here is my favorite quote from her:
With the brouhaha over Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, here’s a plus no one’s considered: should this young woman go to college as a married mom, she’ll be spared four years of the campus hook-up culture.
(from http://townhall.com/columnists/miriamgrossmanmd/2008/09/04/what_our_daughters_must_know )
Michael Medved, who uses his film critic cred (HA!) to rant against gay marriage. http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelmedved/2010/08/11/gay_marriage_myths_and_truth/page/full
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin campaigns against the publication of gay wedding announcements in Jewish newspapers. I’m sure he’s unbiased…
Right wing nutjob Eric Metaxas, yet another guy obsessed with gays and gay sex. Anyone get the feeling there is a lot of repression going on? http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/22605
But this must be even-handed, right? Speaking of irreplaceable, what if someone replaced Focus on the Family with an organization that wasn’t homophobic and regressive? Because that’s some replacing I can get behind! Someone get my replacing suit!
As the blurb says…
What is family? Does ‘family’ still matter in today’s society? NCM Fathom Events, Focus on the Family™ and Pine Creek Entertainment invite you to explore these important questions when Irreplaceable comes to select cinemas nationwide in a theatrical one-night event on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30pm (local time).
Join host Tim Sisarich (Executive Director of Focus on the Family™ New Zealand) as he seeks to find out whether the adage, “If family fails, society fails” is true. He meets with experts around the globe to determine whether the concept of the traditional family is meaningful, or in fact outmoded. And if it is meaningful, is family worth preserving, even fighting for? On the journey he hopes to discover why all humans have a yearning to be in family – to be a part of something – and what forces contribute to the breakdown of family. Explore the origins and history of the family structure through an array of lenses and cultures.
In addition to this compelling documentary, listen to a panel discussion of experts and special guests who will wrestle with the implications family has for all of humanity. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this enlightening journey!
Irreplaceable airs May 6 2014 at theaters nationwide.
The Free Market has told the film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged to go take a hike not once, but twice! Both times, the films bombed, obviously due to Obama and the liberal media spreading lies about Atlas Shrugged. It certainly isn’t because the films are ridiculous, the story God-awful, and the ideology bankrupt and disgusting.
So doing what any good fighters against beggars and parasites would do, Atlas Shrugged has turned to Kickstarter to get Part III in theaters in time to lose money before the 2014 election.
The producers are quick to point out that they aren’t asking for the full amount, no! They only want $250,000 to supplement the $10 million budget. First of all, $10 million my foot! Someone is skimming off the top or inflating the budget (probably both!) Secondly, the $250,000 goal is stated to just be for the free publicity that Kickstarter provides. Now, Kickstarter provides no free publicity, but blog posts making fun of this action do. So in a small way, I am helping Atlas Shrugged Part III out. But in a realistic way, I’m not, because most people who drop by TarsTarkas.NET aren’t Libertarians who would be unaware that the Atlas Shrugged Kickstarter is underway. The news of the third film will have been promoted all over Wingnut websites across the WWW, in between the latest stories of how Obama did 9-11 because he’s an Illegal Communist Nazi Muslim and screaming diatribes to shut down the government, except for that Social Security money we all rely on.
Wingnut Welfare is a real phenomenon, and the producers of Atlas Shrugged must be exceptionally bad at it to require a final dose of free money directly from the rubes. Heck, even Joe the Plumber somehow has managed to make a nice existence off of free money from billionaires. This means the producers burned some very powerful bridges either through incompetence or just terrible interpersonal skills. Again, probably both.
Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? (the official title) has no announced cast despite a fall 2013 filming date. People looking at your calendars might note that it is currently fall 2013. As the original film had almost the entire main cast replaced for the first sequel, I think we shall see a repeat of that phenomenon.
Atlas Shrugged Part I made $4.6 million on a $20 million budget. Atlas Shrugged Part II made $3.3 million on a $10 million budget. If these trends continue, I suggest investing your money in disco record sales like Disco Stu says!
Producer Harmon Kaslow says “The day we launch the Kickstarter campaign, haters are going to come alive. They’re going to come after us in droves, attacking us everywhere online.”
To Mr. Kaslow I say “Hi!”
Kickstarter intentionally not linked.
That sounds cool until you remember that it is the commercial space industry that is helping to film the movie! So I gotta call it for what it is, PROPAGANDA! Now, I don’t have any moral conviction against private space missions or vehicles. I do support the government doing space missions and think the switch to contracting out rides to space is a big mistake. And I’m also not the kind of guy who will sit idly by and not call this out for what it is. Newcomers may be a good movie, it may be terrible, it doesn’t even matter at this point. Product placement is not a stranger to big budget films, and there is even times when they drive the plot. There was even a whole slew of right wing agenda-driven films last year, and there will be more this year.
And I will call them out. So Newcomers, consider your cover blown!
Image is from this so-called privately funded Mars mission, which claims it will use poop for radiation shielding.
America will be a pseudodocumentary featuring a world where America never existed.
In America, D’Souza intends to re-create some famous moments in American history and ask the question: What would the world be like if the U.S. had not existed? He likened America, in fact, to Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, in which George Bailey learns what his town would have been like had he never lived.
“President Obama looks at America as an oppressive force,” D’Souza said, “while I and millions of others around the world have a different view: that America has been a great blessing to its own people and to the world.”
It also makes sure to tell you what the fuck REAL INDIANS are, you ignorant idiots! I also enjoy D’Souza’s logic behind this film: Saying something can be improved=wishing it never existed. That really explains so much.
D’Souza once again teams up with producer Gerald Molen, and John Sullivan is set to direct for a mid-2014 release. Just in time to “influence” more elections. Will there be free copies of this one sent out like 2016? Will the country even exist by 2014, if the movie 2016 is to be believed? Because I think by then it should be too late and we’re all dying, so who’s gonna take some time and see a movie? It’s almost as if this is made up junk being peddled to suckers…
We covered 2016 and similar conservative documentaries here, including mentioning Movie to Movement, who will undoubtedly be involved again.
If you can’t get enough of crazy rightwing nuthouse movies, don’t miss this spectacular fake trailer from the Tea Party Patriots – A Movement On Fire!