Personally, I would argue that it is the quality of the wares that Hollywood is producing, rather than their politics. If you tell a great story, people will listen. It's as simple as that.
The story and quality is lacking because of the politics of those who decide what is portrayed.
I don't go to movies or buy/rent DVD's starring particular people who have tried to use their celebrity status to push their political agenda nor will I see movies that do so (in other words I watch very few new films :)). I don't consider myself anything special so I'm sure this guy is right. I do agree that movies over the past few years have been bad for the most part but I think that's in part, because of the PC and the fact that the Hollywood left has been trying to use movies to force their politics down our throats rather then coming up with good stories.
It can be a great movie ("Million Dollar Baby") but I absolutely will not watch it. Nope, nada.
Blah...blah...blah...long article and, I believe, the wrong thesis. People aren't going to movies because of the high ticket prices and more importantly, the higher quality of television shows today. I'll take any good TV show over a movie. And then, in a month, I can rent the DVD and watch it on my big screen TV. It's not rocket science.
Senor Zorro - there are NO great liberal stories.
By the way, I plan to see your latest movie. I loved the first and Zorro has always been one of my favorite folk heros - right up there with Robin Hood
I can only speak for myself and a few others, but content indeed has something to do with it. I like suspensers, mysteries, action films, chick flicks, historic sagas, family movies.
I used to go to the movies probably once every couple of weeks. The past few years, I have been getting tired of the PC stuff in Disney (Indians good, pilgrims bad, among others), the gratuitous violence and profanity in the Bruce Willis type fare, gay themes, and the negative view of humanity and Christianity found in much of what Hollywood has produced.
There have been few movies that even faintly interested me in the last few years, aside from Zorro, Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Master and Commander, the Passion, Penguins, and the Lord of the Rings series. That covers, what, the past 3-4 years of movie viewing for a previously every 2 weeks movie watcher.
Recently, however, I actually have seen some listings that encourage me. We'll see.