Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New John Cusack Film "Runaway Jury" (Boycott Alert!)
PABAAH: Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood ^

Posted on 10/17/2003 5:53:48 AM PDT by jonalvy44

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last
Say NO To John Cusack! This actor does not deserve our money!
1 posted on 10/17/2003 5:53:49 AM PDT by jonalvy44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: mhking; MeeknMing
ping your lists please...this anti-American puke doesn't deserve our money...
2 posted on 10/17/2003 5:54:39 AM PDT by jonalvy44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I would never have known from the ads on TV, but the WSJ tells me that this movie is about evil Gun Manufacturers trying to subvert our judicial system. Fortunately, Liberal defense attorney Dustin Hoffman may be able to save the day and advance the cause of Gun Control.

Think I'll watch something else ...

3 posted on 10/17/2003 6:05:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
Been doin' that for years. These jerks don't deserve one penny of my money!
4 posted on 10/17/2003 6:14:25 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sunshine Sister
This will be hard for me to boycott. Based on the marketing and hype, I think this movie will do well.
5 posted on 10/17/2003 6:16:41 AM PDT by mgist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
It's an extremely rare movie that gets my time or attention--and rarer still that gets my money--partly because of Hollywood's anti-Americanism but mostly because most movies are mind-numbingly boring.
6 posted on 10/17/2003 6:17:26 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Has the Fall of California been averted--or merely postponed???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
The original book was about big, evil tobacco companies but the producers decided that had already been done (see "The Insider") so they switched it to big, evil gun manufacturers. I'm guessing the sequels (if anybody pays money to see this wretch) will be about big, evil oil companies and big, evil HMOs.
7 posted on 10/17/2003 6:20:16 AM PDT by Callahan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
i wouldnt see it anyway - proguncontrol = not big on my viewing list
8 posted on 10/17/2003 6:21:45 AM PDT by DM1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy; jonalvy44; bang_list; All
It's even worse when you consider that the novel, by John Grisham, was about a tobacco company lawsuit.

They deliberately changed it. Funny, how that happened as the issue of gun manufacturer lawsuit immunity is just now coming up for a vote.

9 posted on 10/17/2003 6:23:09 AM PDT by Long Cut ( "Diplomacy is wasted on Tyrants.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
It's getting harder and harder to tell Cusack and Spacey apart. And yes, I mean that in every way.
10 posted on 10/17/2003 6:23:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it. - Mark Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
Read the book instead. It was good.
11 posted on 10/17/2003 6:23:57 AM PDT by joonbug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
My brother was the production designer on this movie. We don't discuss politics much at family reunions.
12 posted on 10/17/2003 6:25:55 AM PDT by nepdap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
What is it about people with money always assuming what they think is worth hearing?
13 posted on 10/17/2003 6:27:31 AM PDT by fml
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
He's just mad that there won't be as much gay porn available to him once the justice department starts cracking down.
14 posted on 10/17/2003 6:27:50 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
yet another movie i wont see, and an actor who will not get my money.
15 posted on 10/17/2003 6:28:18 AM PDT by No Blue States
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fml
What is it about people with money always assuming what they think is worth hearing?

I'm reading a wonderful book called "Seriously Funny" about the comedians of the 1950s and 1960s. There's a chapter on Bob Newhart that is quite refreshing. He just comes right out and basically says, "Why would anyone want to hear me discuss politics? Who am I? It's just not my place to tell people my views."

16 posted on 10/17/2003 6:35:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Long Cut
wow, a lot of people are unaware of that...gun control nuts
17 posted on 10/17/2003 6:36:17 AM PDT by jonalvy44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I'm not saying I loved John Wayne, but I don't want to see that mother-f*ckinng John Cusack in a movie ever again!
18 posted on 10/17/2003 6:39:02 AM PDT by Redbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
Is the quote by John Cusak or his character in the movie?
19 posted on 10/17/2003 6:53:54 AM PDT by Sangria
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
On a related note, it looks like Mystic River (Ink Penn & Mr. Sarandon) is sucking serious wind. Box Office Mojo has them at just over $2 million dollars for the first week.
20 posted on 10/17/2003 6:56:07 AM PDT by bertdog1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44; All
Yeah, the book was basically a hit piece on the tobacco companies. Expect the film to be a 90-some-odd minute gun control commercial.

John Grisham is a comitted Leftist. He left the practice of law to write full-time, and there seems to be some rule in H'wood that makes it mandatory to make his books into movies.

Expect it to recieve critical praise, however, just like any Left-leaning film would.

21 posted on 10/17/2003 7:01:53 AM PDT by Long Cut ( "Diplomacy is wasted on Tyrants.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...
Thanks, Jon !

Hollywood hatefuls at it again. Bush-bashing at it's worst. Filthy jerk.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


22 posted on 10/17/2003 7:29:07 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
Amen!
23 posted on 10/17/2003 7:29:07 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I noticed this on your link too ...

Dustin Hoffman is also in this film:

Quote:  "For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible."-Dustin Hoffman


24 posted on 10/17/2003 7:31:11 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the heads up!
25 posted on 10/17/2003 7:32:19 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
I would never have known from the ads on TV, but the WSJ tells me that this movie is about evil Gun Manufacturers trying to subvert our judicial system. Fortunately, Liberal defense attorney Dustin Hoffman may be able to save the day and advance the cause of Gun Control.

That's a much better reason for not giving them your money than one (or more) of the actors being a political doofus.
26 posted on 10/17/2003 7:36:02 AM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: All
I have seen a few previews of this movie so far. It seemed like another over hyped hollywood film to me. So far every preview I have seen has not mentioned what this film was about, other than a guy losing "his jury". I think it is intentional on their part to not mention guns. I wouldn't expect to see any previews with guns being mentioned on tv till after the movie is out. At least not in any red states. They could have change the gun part of the movie to anything and it still wouldn't interest me.
27 posted on 10/17/2003 8:32:46 AM PDT by pepperhead (Since Gore is closer to being a commie shouldn't his states have been red?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sangria
http://www.celiberal.com/showCeliberal.php?id=46

to read more of his rants...
28 posted on 10/17/2003 8:35:29 AM PDT by jonalvy44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
don't forget sean penn and tim robbins.

Is Kevin Bacon "normal" or is he .. with them?

Does Clint use a whip when he works with these folks? What a casting of characters.

His movies are great, his casting folks need to be FiRed, imo.

Thanks for the post.
29 posted on 10/17/2003 8:54:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... HELP STOMP OUT FReepathons.. Become a Monthly . Thanks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I'm a woman,see? And if I were in any movie with John Cusak I'd have a clause in my contract to the effect:
"John Cusak does not kiss me EVER." He is absolutely a revolting screen 'kisser'. GAG.
30 posted on 10/17/2003 9:39:23 AM PDT by Havisham (tag lines: a bad idea whose time has past)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I saw the preview for this movie, and my comment, before I knew about the gun control message, was that it looked totally uninteresting, and that it was too bad, because I usually like Gene Hackman movies. It looks like a dud, even subtracting the PC message. Knowing what I know now, though, I won't even rent it on DVD.
31 posted on 10/17/2003 9:56:21 AM PDT by jim35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mgist
>This will be hard for me to boycott.

Other than starring
Rachel Weisz, there's nothing here
I'd think about twice.

32 posted on 10/17/2003 10:00:01 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
1) It's just a lot easier to assume everyone in Hollywood is a homosexual ultra-leftist DNC tool until they prove themselves otherwise. That will certainly save us all a lot of needless posting.

2) My theory is that the greatness of a movie is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of television advertising it receives. The truly great movies don't need a bombardment of fifteen-second spots to drum up an audience. My theory has rarely proved me wrong.

33 posted on 10/17/2003 10:09:55 AM PDT by Tall_Texan ("Is Rush a Hypocrite?" http://righteverytime2.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
bump
34 posted on 10/17/2003 10:59:15 AM PDT by lowbridge (As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. -Mr. Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Callahan
I'm guessing the sequels (if anybody pays money to see this wretch) will be about big, evil oil companies and big, evil HMOs.

Or baseball teams with a high payroll. Or evil white, male, racist, drug-abusing sportscasters. Or groping Republican gubernatorial candidates. Or election-stealing Republican Presidential candidates.

Heaven forbid a movie is ever made that portrays minorities or liberals as the bad guys. Any that do usually have another minority or liberal as the good guy, or have a white male as the bad guy's partner.

Is there a list of movies with neutral politics, or a pro-conservative slant? I don't have a problem seeing certain movies with well-known liberal activists as long as the movie is not trying to shove liberalism down my throat. For example, The Shawshank Redemption is a wonderful movie, despite Tim Robbins. (Yeah, it portrays convicts too sympathetically, but overall it has some great themes about hope and endurance). Contrast that with the movie Arlington Road, in which Tim Robbins plays a wacko right-wing nut job who frames a decent man for a terrorist attack. I made the mistake of renting that one. It would have been a decent thriller if it didn't have the 'approved by Michael Moore' feel about it.

35 posted on 10/17/2003 12:48:23 PM PDT by TrappedInLiberalHell (Hillary walks into a bar. Let's hope it leaves a nice bump on her forehead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
I believe that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible

If, after the horror of 911, our country was so amoral and spoiled that it needed its grief manipulated, then there's no point in trying, for the country is truly not worth saving.

In other words, if the country didn't 'get it' after 911, it never will. Go to hell, Dustin. Or France. Same thing.

36 posted on 10/17/2003 12:55:35 PM PDT by TrappedInLiberalHell (Hillary walks into a bar. Let's hope it leaves a nice bump on her forehead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
This movie will probably go on to win multiple Academy Awards, especially if it bombs at the box office. How else can they get their message across if they can't the first time around? The Oscar hype will breathe new life into the movie, same thing for Mystic River.
37 posted on 10/17/2003 12:58:21 PM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tall_Texan
The truly great movies don't need a bombardment of fifteen-second spots to drum up an audience.

One of the best movies I've seen in the past ten years is called "The Straight Story". It sounds kind of lame to sum it up as the story of an old guy (Richard Farnsworth) who drives several hundred miles on his riding mower over several weeks, to visit his dying brother. But it's stunning and moving in its simplicity. It's one of those movies where the slow pacing actually enhances the experience. Its themes are much like those in the song 'Hurt', recently covered by Johnny Cash. Forgiveness, redemption, and looking back on the sum total of one's life with unblinking eye. I loved it.

38 posted on 10/17/2003 1:01:11 PM PDT by TrappedInLiberalHell (Hillary walks into a bar. Let's hope it leaves a nice bump on her forehead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
Thanks for the alert!! We won't be watching the Clint Eastwood/Sean Penn movie either. Nor the one with Clooney!!
39 posted on 10/17/2003 2:43:51 PM PDT by Vets_Husband_and_Wife (Our troops get it! We Thank God they do!! Remember ALWAYS 9-11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TrappedInLiberalHell
Yep. From what I can tell, it would appear that Hollyweed is a total Rats Nest of Liberals. Man !


40 posted on 10/17/2003 3:17:02 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife
thx for the support
41 posted on 10/17/2003 6:35:41 PM PDT by jonalvy44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
You're surprised by this? Cusack's best friend is Tim Robbins, he likes hanging out with the Berrigan brothers - when they're not in prison, that is - and once accused the Reagan administration of tapping his phones. Ol' Johnny is a seriously hard-left crackpot, has been for years.
42 posted on 10/17/2003 7:22:30 PM PDT by general_re ("I am Torgo. I take care of the place while the Master is away.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I will no longer watch one of my favorite movies --- CON AIR.
43 posted on 10/17/2003 7:24:05 PM PDT by doug from upland (Arnold cannot be compared to Clinton.......Clinton is a vicious biting perjuring rapist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
Well, I wish I would have read this thread before throwing my hard earned money away on this maggot infested piece of trash. Let me tell you that not only was the agenda painful to watch unfold, but the errors in plot and dialogue, along with the atrocious acting of Dustin Hoffman was excruciating. Avoid this garbage at all costs. It is clear that the Second Amendment is a joke to these morons in Hollywood. They even were so bold to say in this film that the Second Amendment is the law "while it lasts". Make no mistake, Hollywood would shred The Constitution if they could make a buck off of it.
44 posted on 10/17/2003 7:25:46 PM PDT by jayef
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Callahan; ClearCase_guy
Thanks for the heads-up.
I will not be seeing this garbage.

Frankly, I'm a little surprised Gene Hackman would be a part of this kind of political smut.
45 posted on 10/17/2003 7:28:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44; PhiKapMom; BibChr; EggsAckley; WKB
It's been at least 10 years since I've paid admission to a movie. Don't plan to waste time or money on this one either. Hollywood pukes hold no interest for me.
46 posted on 10/17/2003 7:28:58 PM PDT by onyx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Long Cut
Correct. Grisham was a Dem legislator in Mississippi prior to becoming a writer.
47 posted on 10/17/2003 7:34:15 PM PDT by flying Elvis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: bertdog1
first week was limited release. Starting tonight for the next week is the time to watch
48 posted on 10/17/2003 7:35:07 PM PDT by breakem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Boooooooooooo!


49 posted on 10/17/2003 7:44:42 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (The CA recall's biggest losers are the three musketeers: the RATS, the LAT, and the National Inquire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: jonalvy44
I am ashamed to say I spent $17.00 to see this tonight (with the better half) without checking into it first. Mrs. Max realized this would be bad when the propaganda started flowing right off the bat. This thing will, I fear, plant the seeds for the uninformed who will end up on juries and give away our inalienable rights. It was obvious from the beginning that the "bad guys" (gun manufacturers) would have to lose or "justice" just wouldn't be served. Of course, the illegal tampering was all done by the gun rights side, while the good and noble socialist lawyer turns down a money for verdict deal. What tripe. Spread the word..avoid this movie like the plague!
50 posted on 10/17/2003 9:51:53 PM PDT by GluteusMax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson