Who really cares what Hollywood thinks? All these hacks come out there. Hollywood is controlled by people who hate Christianity in general. Its not a secret, OK? And Im not afraid to say it. Its about Jesus Christ, and its about truth. Its about the messiah.
Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like abortions. I believe in traditional values and restraint. They believe in libertinism. We have nothing in common. But you know what? The culture war has been ongoing for a long time. Their side has lost.
I don't know that I'd call The Ten Commandments 'Catholic.'
Is Hollywood a lost cause, and not worth saving?....... yup... Always has
Among all the dreck and degradation are some nice little gems of movies.
This year The Great Raid with Benjamin Bratt was a good one.
In years gone by there was
The Rookie with Dennis Quaid
Frequency with Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel was a thriller that centered on family helping family and family healing.
Luther with Joseph Fiennes was a well done Protestant film.
Conagher with Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross
Forever Young with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis had modern moments seen through the eyes of someone raised in an era when decency was the norm.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding was family centered
Return to Me with David Duchovny and Minner Driver was heart warming.
Signs with Mel Gibson was faith based
Spanglish with Adam Sandler and Tia Leone is a movie for real grown ups, one where moral values are the lifelines.
We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson was a true story with faith a part of the story.
50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore was charming
National Treasure with Nicolas Cage was pretty good
Ice Age was cute
Rome was worth saving & that was worse than Hollywood.
Yes. Alternative media venues are in the wings but they need financial backing and outlets. Give it time...
It's become a tautology: you want to get into film, you have to go to Hollywood. Why? Because that's where all the film people are. Surely conservatives have demonstrated they have the clout to support an alternative.
And if you add the Irwin Allen disaster movies with their Jeremiah themes, which were practically the only reliable money makers Hollywood had when it was losing money on hippie movies and overblown musicals, you get an even bigger total.
Why do people insist on trying to retrain these stubborn behemoths?
Why not look at this as an opportunity for Catholic/Christian filmmakers to form independent companies? If the support and the audience is there in such quantity, there should be no trouble finding all the necessary ingredients to give Hollywood a run for its money.
Kids would go to the movies and learned manners, ethics, honesty and other wonderful traits by watching. They learned that right triumphs over evil.
Today, kids see that evil is everywhere and that the bad guy has "redeeming qualities" and end up with the audience rooting for a guy with no values, a filthy mouth, and morals of an ally cat.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Of course, there is tons of darkness out there...
She might be right: I am an atheist and I haven't been to a movie theater for 25+ years. And I do not rent their crap on video, either, and [on purpose] do not have a TV. So if I am in any way indicative, it would be the believers' money that keeps the Hollywood types on the hog.
Many Christians pretty much have the 'entertain me' jones...like everyone else...unfortunately.