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Gyllenhaal: More Cash for the Wimp! (Writer Admits That "Bareback Mountain" STINKS)
Slate ^ | January 14, 2006 | Mickey Kaus

Posted on 01/19/2006 6:48:40 AM PST by PJ-Comix

That big Oscar nomination would be for Brokeback Mountain--which would be perverse because Gyllenhaal's the fatal problem with the movie. He doesn't seem to have any particular appealing quality that would cause Heath Ledger to carry a torch for him for decades. Gyllenhaal's early-on attempts to charmingly romp in the wilderness fall flat--it wasn't just Meghan Daum's date who was checking his watch in the first half of the film--and in the second half of the film he starts to whine. Big love for Gyllenhaal is supposed to be the motor that drives the movie, but the motor doesn't turn. The film only comes alive when Gyllenaal is dead, and we're left with Heath Ledger in his trailer. ...

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So basically, just on a dramatic basis, Bareback Mountain sucks, as this writer has indicated. However, that won't keep it from winning the Academy Award for Best Picture. The reason why is that none of the Academy members would dare NOT to vote for it because failure to do so would make them feel like bigots.
1 posted on 01/19/2006 6:48:42 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

It will win Best Picture. Hollywood is determined to give a big rectal push for gayism.


2 posted on 01/19/2006 6:52:01 AM PST by samtheman
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To: PJ-Comix

Read Mark Steyn's review of the movie - www.marksteyn.com Sounds pretty unfriendly for gays - the guys end up in abysmal situations not because they are forced to "live a lie" but because they are self absorbed with out of control sexual appetites.

Hmmm might make a good case for manogamy and chastity.


3 posted on 01/19/2006 6:53:56 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada!)
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To: PJ-Comix

You've nailed it.

Remember when they all wore the "red ribbon" to support AIDS?

I'm sure many of them did out of conviction, but if they didn't, they would be a bigot in their own minds - and of others, in a town with a fast job turnover.

As Rush says, "This ribbons says I care more than you!"

They are terrified if they don't vote for it, inside they may be a "secret homophobe"! Egads!


4 posted on 01/19/2006 6:54:09 AM PST by I still care (You don't demonstrate tolerance for minorities by apologising for your own heritage- John Howard)
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To: PJ-Comix

Laura Ingraham said it was boring as hell. From waht I've gathered it is a boring, implausible, dumb story that has beautiful Wyoming scenery. But since its about poofers, it will win all the awards.


5 posted on 01/19/2006 6:54:39 AM PST by pissant
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To: samtheman

It will win ONLY because it is a BIG GAY MOVIE. As this writer has indicated, it is a FLOP dramatically. However, it makes no difference. No matter how bad this flick is, it WILL win. Just imagine the booing at the Oscars if some other picture wins. Also the Acadamy Award voters would be denounced as bigots.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 6:54:46 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

Even the name of the thing sucks! Who in the world would want to watch a couple of queer cowboy's in the first place?


7 posted on 01/19/2006 6:57:21 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: PJ-Comix

You know with gays, you have the slave and you have the master. Jake was the slave, he was playing the part.

Why can't Hollywood get gays to play gays? Straights just will never get it right.


8 posted on 01/19/2006 6:58:00 AM PST by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: Piquaboy

Sheepherders, man sheepherders!!





poor sheep.


9 posted on 01/19/2006 7:01:40 AM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Don't forget about the other BIG GAY MOVIES, Capote and Transamerica. Other winners at the Golden Gays, uhm, I mean Globes.


10 posted on 01/19/2006 7:02:16 AM PST by Vasilli22 (http://www.richardfest.blogspot.com/)
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To: Vasilli22

And because of the "big gay movies" recieving so many honors I am not going to attend any movies.....unless it is a Mel Gibson movie....hollywood is not going to get anymore of my money


11 posted on 01/19/2006 7:07:23 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: PJ-Comix
I stopped watching the Oscars when Courage Under Fire was completely ignored. I thought Denzel Washington did a phenominal acting job but he was ignored too and now I am given to understand that the Golden Globes Award is just a precursor to the Oscars. Its a waste of their time (and a waste my time and money if I go see it).
12 posted on 01/19/2006 7:07:36 AM PST by Friend_from_the_Frozen_North (I've lived where it gets -50 Fahrenheit so where did ALGORE get his information?)
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To: Vasilli22

And because of the "big gay movies" recieving so many honors I am not going to attend any movies.....unless it is a Mel Gibson movie....hollywood is not going to get anymore of my money


13 posted on 01/19/2006 7:07:53 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Vasilli22

oops sorry for the double posting....


14 posted on 01/19/2006 7:08:37 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: timsbella

I think "manogamy" is the problem here.


15 posted on 01/19/2006 7:11:02 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: timsbella

Thanks for the heads up on that. Steyn, among his many other talents, is a very fine theater and movie critic. He knows his stuff. His column on Liza Minelli's umpteenth comeback a few years ago was classic. The only really emotionally affecting and carefully crafted element of Brokeback Mountain was Ledger's performance. Other than that the movie disappoints.


16 posted on 01/19/2006 7:11:51 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: PJ-Comix
The reason why is that none of the Academy members would dare NOT to vote for it because failure to do so would make them feel like bigots.

They'll also vote for it because it gives the finger to the average American...

17 posted on 01/19/2006 7:13:13 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: PJ-Comix

It's rather surprising to me how remarkably well the film has done so far considering the limited release. When I paid my routine daily visit to Box Office Mojo this morning I did a double take at seeing BM was #1 for Tuesday. I put my glasses on to make sure I was seeing right. LOL

Personally I doubt that all the accolades it's received are due to some vast, sprawling conspiracy to turn America gay. By most accounts it's an extremely well-made and powerful movie, and even if it is the reaction wouldn't be universal. I don't know of any movie that someone, or rather many someones, don't much like. My sister-in-law thinks Return of the King is one of the worse movies around, which I think is deranged, but whatever!

It still made $1 billion bucks.


18 posted on 01/19/2006 7:14:12 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: PJ-Comix

If anybody thinks this is getting any awards for quality, they are mistaken. The only reason it is getting play is because of its perverse agenda and so Hollywood can shove its filth in the face of America.


19 posted on 01/19/2006 7:15:09 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Vasilli22
"Don't forget about the other BIG GAY MOVIES, Capote "

Has anyone seen Capote? This is one movie I'd consider seeing (once it makes it to PPV or Starz). I like the actor portraying him and have always considered Capote an interesting character..not to mention the Alabama connection.

I can't help but watch the 'red carpet' shows..love to see what folks are wearing. Reese Witherspoon made a comment about she and her Husband being an anomaly in Hollyweird. So very true.

20 posted on 01/19/2006 7:28:12 AM PST by sweet_diane (I support TheShoulder dot org)
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To: PJ-Comix

It appears to me that these awards are handed out today for a film's political content, and not for artistic merit. If the film makes a "progressive" (left) political statement, it wins.


21 posted on 01/19/2006 7:28:31 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: I still care

Remember when Rush mocked their ribbon wearing? On his TV show, Rush donned about a dozen different color ribbons - he looked like a general. Rush suggested that he cares more because of the sheer volume of ribbons upon his chest. It was hysterical.


22 posted on 01/19/2006 7:30:52 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: I still care

"Who?! Who will not wear the ribbon?!!!"


23 posted on 01/19/2006 7:31:37 AM PST by rabidralph (Free, to bet.)
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To: Piquaboy
Who in the world would want to watch a couple of queer cowboy's in the first place?

Well, 90 percent of the Palm Springs City Council, for starts...

24 posted on 01/19/2006 7:36:05 AM PST by ErnBatavia (I post in slang..live with it or ignore it - reader's choice.)
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To: I still care

Rush, on his TV show, wore a ribbon made out of a dollar bill to symbolize and promote deficit reduction.


25 posted on 01/19/2006 7:39:05 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: rabidralph

26 posted on 01/19/2006 7:42:00 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SR 50
Why can't Hollywood get gays to play gays? Straights just will never get it right.

How do you know they didn't? One thing for sure, these guys sure may have "typecast" themselves out of straight male leads in the future...

27 posted on 01/19/2006 7:43:55 AM PST by Kenton
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To: AntiGuv

The greatest truth in your remarks is in one phrase " ... By most accounts it's an extremely well-made and powerful movie, ..."

You are correct, by most public media accounts, it is all that. Step back, take a Joe-six-pack perspective on the film, and then comment again. ;-)


28 posted on 01/19/2006 7:45:52 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: AntiGuv
Also, my visit to boxofficemojo for the 4-day weekend results put bareback mtn in deep 8th place against uninspiring competitors. (more revealing than a one day total) Finally, BBM is in more than 1000 theatres. That is not exactly limited.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

Note well that Syriana and Jarhead are both money losers at this point.
29 posted on 01/19/2006 7:52:19 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Blueflag

An example of what's happening right now occurred with the film "Philadelphia". It was a sappy melodrama good only as a made for TV film and even their it was shlop. However, Jonathan Demme directed it and because Hollywood had to be on the cutting edge and embrace homosexuality and AIDS (Heh! A twofer), "Philadelphia" got all the awards. I like Tom Hanks but not then because he seem jump on the gay bandwagon too just to fit in.


30 posted on 01/19/2006 7:55:52 AM PST by outofhere2
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To: Kenton

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31 posted on 01/19/2006 7:56:45 AM PST by tumblindice (First time I ever grossed myself out......................)
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To: Blueflag

Brokeback Mountain is in 683 theaters.

And yes, Syriana and Jarhead are both losers, and probably for good reasons! I was thinking of seeing Syriana and was definitely planning to see Jarhead until I heard more about them (I never watch anything without getting at least some 'word-of-mouth' feedback). I didn't end up seeing either based on what I heard.

But, what does that have to do with BM? Ishtar was a big huge bomb too. So what? ;)

Actually, this does have something to do with BM. I just don't think a film would do well unless it's getting good word-of-mouth overall from those who've seen it. There have been plenty of critically-acclaimed films over the years, even critically-orgasmic films, that have been box office flops.

The real test for BM arrives this weekend. At Box Office Mojo they say it'll expand into 400 more theaters. That means it's expanding out of the art houses and into the metroplexes so it's 'break-out' potential will finally start becoming clear.


32 posted on 01/19/2006 7:58:07 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: PJ-Comix

In related news, Spielberg was whining yesterday about his "Munich" bombing at the box office. The $70M movie has taken-in just $33M. There is justice in the world.


33 posted on 01/19/2006 8:00:59 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Blueflag

I just went and looked to see what you meant. The 1,194 theaters listed for Brokeback's widest release are for this upcoming weekend, so they're adding 511 it seems. Right now, it's still 683. Actually, that 511 expansion alone is a statement on how well it's doing, because the original plan as of this past weekend was to add 200 theaters on Jan 20.


34 posted on 01/19/2006 8:04:17 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: PJ-Comix

Is the vote anonymous?
I understand what you are saying - - that the liberals who dominate "the Academy" will tend to vote their guilt and their vain "enlightened superiority" over quality and substance - - but is there a viable alternative for the brighter voters to hang their hats on? (I don't even know what's in the running but there MUST be a quality film out there SOMEWHERE.)


35 posted on 01/19/2006 8:04:36 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Vasilli22

Yep, Hollywood's big winners for this year: two gay movies, a transsexual movie, and two pro-terrorist movies.


36 posted on 01/19/2006 8:04:48 AM PST by FlyVet
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To: PJ-Comix

San Antonio KENS tv anchorman Chris Marrou indulged in a little impromptu humor at the end of the 5 p.m. news the other day. To some, however, it was anything but funny.

The comments led to complaints to the KENS newsroom and apologies to viewers from Executive News Director Kurt Davis.

Marrou made the remarks Tuesday evening after a report on the People's Choice Awards and Reese Witherspoon's win for best actress in "Walk the Line."

"Why didn't they just give one of those guys from 'Brokeback Mountain' best actress?" he quipped.

That brought an "ooh" from co-anchor Deborah Knapp. But that wasn't the end of it.

Bill Taylor then wondered how Heath Ledger (who plays one of the gay cowboys in "Brokeback Mountain") also could be legendary lothario Casanova in another movie just out.

"That's right," Marrou said. "He plays it both ways."


37 posted on 01/19/2006 8:06:46 AM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: timsbella

"Read Mark Steyn's review of the movie - www.marksteyn.com"

I must do that NOW!!!


38 posted on 01/19/2006 8:09:56 AM PST by Teletubbed (Multiculturalism, (coll. Paradise), [Successor of Communism], Leftist-approved, Islamic Revolution)
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To: PJ-Comix

Cowboys? Brokebutt Mountain is about homosexual sheep herders! How pathetic can they get? SoddomWood has a BP Oscar that barely breaks even.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


39 posted on 01/19/2006 8:10:30 AM PST by bray (President Bush Protects America. The Rats Protect Terrorists.)
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To: FlyVet

And Walk The Line (Johnny Cash bio) - a great movie!


40 posted on 01/19/2006 8:14:22 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: pabianice

BM Actor1: Oh Biff, do you ever have that...
BM Actor2: Not so fresh feeling?
BM Actor1: Yeah, back here
BM Actor2: Well try these, BUTTDAISY SPRING, for that fresh, clean feeling.
BM Sheep Actor3: Also try FOREVERBOINKED SUMMER, for sheep who can't run fast enough from horny, gay actors.


41 posted on 01/19/2006 8:14:53 AM PST by outofhere2
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To: Piquaboy

Wearily and for the umpetyumpth time: they're not cowboys, they're sheepherders dagnabit! Everyone knows those guys will get up to anything. That's why they wear those knee high boots. You can take the boy out of the sheep pen but you can't take the sheep pen out of the boy.

And while I'm ranting, let's keep talk about Wyoming to a minimum. It's the last state to live the American lifestyle like it used to be in happier days. So let's not attract the attenion of Nannystaters. Shhhhh!


42 posted on 01/19/2006 8:15:11 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bush could stop any further awards in their tracks. If the Prez told a reporter that he just loved Brokeback Mountain, thought it was the best of the year, and dared Hollywood to give it all the Oscars it is nominated for we would never hear about it again.


43 posted on 01/19/2006 8:20:57 AM PST by joebuck
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To: GOPJ

You got it! Yesterday I was on the internet just going to different sites and came across this one about gossip and hollywood and was just amazed at what those people are like. Now if only 50% of the stuff is true from different souces it makes perfect sense why they feel the need to promote BBM and as you said give the finger to consevatives.


44 posted on 01/19/2006 8:31:04 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: red irish
Now if only 50% of the stuff is true from different souces it makes perfect sense why they feel the need to promote BBM and as you said give the finger to consevatives.

Hollywood is the underbelly - it's probably all true...

45 posted on 01/19/2006 8:36:48 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: pabianice

It was a very good movie...very pro Israel!!!!!! Why do you listen to the MSM? I thought conservatives ignored the MSM. I guess you are liberal.


46 posted on 01/19/2006 8:43:44 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
It was a very good movie...very pro Israel!!!!!!

I haven't seen it, but you're the first person I've heard say that.

47 posted on 01/19/2006 9:01:06 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (Democrats would vote against Jesus Christ for the Supreme Court.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I wouldn't go quoting Mickey Kaus about this movie. He claims the sex scenes aren't sexy because they didn't make him nauseas. I suppose vomiting would indicate that he was sexually satisfied.
He has issues.
48 posted on 01/19/2006 9:12:29 AM PST by CaptainK
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

The reason I say this besides the fact that I saw it is because The Palistinians kill Israelis and then the Israelis go after the Palistinians and kill the sh!t out of them. I was expecting a horrible left film, but I just did not see it. There are some other discussions of the movie where people said similar things that I did. I just think that MSM really hates Israel and wanted to tarnish this movie.


49 posted on 01/19/2006 9:14:00 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: sweet_diane
Absolutely, see Capote. It was made on a shoe string and is richer than any 10 movies I can name with budgets that are 10 times larger. Great screenplay, acting, direction. One of the best I've seen in quite a while.
50 posted on 01/19/2006 9:17:21 AM PST by CaptainK
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