Skip to comments.AMERICAN MOVIEGOERS WILL REJECT THE GAY GOLDEN GLOBES, CHRISTIAN MEDIA PUNDIT OPINES
Posted on 12/28/2005 8:28:19 AM PST by Zender500
Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian Film & Television Commission, one of the top advocacy groups in Hollywood, predicts that Americans moviegoers will reject the top movie choices for the 63rd annual Golden Globes Awards.
"They've already rejected three of the five choices for Best Drama," Dr. Baehr said about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's choices, which include BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN; THE CONSTANT GARDENER; GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK; A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE; and MATCH POINT.
"These movies aren't that good," said Dr. Baehr, who noted that the Commission's flagship, MOVIEGUIDE®, at its Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, has a better track record than the Globes and any other film critic association, when it comes to picking the kind of award-winning movies that Americans really want to see.
He predicted that moviegoers will reject both BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, an explicit, "boring" movie about two homosexual cowboys punching sheep, and each other, and Woody Allen's new "slow-paced" atheist drama, MATCH POINT, when they open wide next month.
"These kinds of boring, politically correct movies tend to make much less than $10 million at the box office," he said. "This is not even a drop in the bucket when compared to the box office numbers for a movie like THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, the classic Christian created by C.S. Lewis, which made more than $67 million in three days.
"Do you want your daughter or niece seeing two cowboys sodomize each other?" Dr. Baehr asked, referring to Ang Lee's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
Dr. Baehr said that THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a "left-wing diatribe" and that GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK is "a distorted, revisionist picture" of the fight against Communism in the 1950s.
"A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE is just a very odd choice," Dr. Baehr added. "I don't know what to make of the mindset that would pick such a mediocre, unsuccessful movie like this for an award."
Finally, Dr. Baehr said that, while he can see why the HFPA nominated THE PRODUCERS and WALK THE LINE for Best Musical or Comedy, one of their picks, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, has no music and is a heavy family drama, not a comedy.
"The mostly out of work people who pick the Golden Gropes must be getting senile," he concluded. "Of course, in reality, there are less than 100 members in the HFPA and less than 90 of them can vote. Many of them don't even work in the news media anymore. Furthermore, they only add about two members each year. The whole thing is a sham which the Hollywood studios promote because it helps sell tickets."
I have no intention to watch the Golden Globes or the Oscars this year if Brokeback has any nomintations. Sickening!
I'm curious: Are there ANY FReepers who have EVER watched the Golden Globes? Why?
Awards shows are liberalism's new opiate.
There's nothing less fun than watching Hollywood elites pat each other on the back for sticking it to mainstream America.
I already have a lunch bet with a co-worker that Brokeback will win the Oscar for Best Picture, and the nominations aren't even out yet. I am that sure of Hollywood's agenda.
I don't watch Hollyweird awards shows, I'm not swayed by the awards Hollyweird gives itself and I don't go to movies.
Hollyweird can go Brokeback Mountain itself.
I might as well insert my Politically Incorrect Elton John joke in here...
Did you hear that Elton John's new blushing bride is worried about contracting botulism?
He heard that you can get it from old meat in a can.
<< drum roll & cymbal crash >>
I will never go to see broken-backside mountain now matter how many Oscars or Nobel Peace Prizes it wins.
Hype doesn't work. Elitism doesn't work. Word of mouth works. People see movies other people recommend, not movies Hollywood declares "must-see." I would go so far as to say that Hollywood's endorsement is a kiss of death at the box office. I know that I'm immediately suspicious of any movie that's nominated for one of these trinket awards.
I haven't cared for YEARS about who gets what award in Hollywood. Vote with your wallet. Don't see their movies.
There's nothing more pathetic than watching
Hollywood elites pat each other on their
VD covered butts for sticking it to "flyover"
"They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos! And who've we got now? Some nobodies!
They are still obsessed with getting even for McCarthy's blacklist.
Of course there are Freepers that have watched the Golden Globes. I have myself, though not in the latter years.
Why? The entertainment industry was of interest to me at the time. O.D'd on it's excess coupled with increasingly bad films coupled with never ending undisguised Bush bash fest/Christian bash fest/Conservative bash fest killed it and haven't looked back.
I haven't even turned in to watch a couple minutes since prior to the Iraq war and Robbin's "wind" sweeping through the plains comment. TPOTC being blacklisted at the awards shows, except People's Choice obviously, killed these nominations as surely as Arafat and Carter receiving the Nobel peace prize killed that award. They are a joke now.
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