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  • Brokeback to the Future (LOL)

    02/03/2006 3:24:33 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies · 546+ views
    It's safe for children folks. Although I will say that if Hollywood goes with this idea, they are eternally screwed. Let's hope the next BTTF movie isn't like this. :O
  • "Mamas, Don't Let Your Sons Grow Up to be Gay Cowboys"

    01/31/2006 12:36:15 PM PST · by Jessica24 · 21 replies · 701+ views
    vanity
    I wrote this on my blog all the way back in November. “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Sons Grow Up to be Gay Cowboys” Discontented with the fact that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia, and King Kong will make approximately eleventy billion dollars at the box office this season, Hollywood liberals (redundant, I know) are gearing up for a fight over-- gay cowboys? Brokeback Mountain stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as two cowboys who give in to their forbidden love for one another and must deal with the consequences. Yeah, I don't watch Lifetime...
  • ***CAPTION*** Mike DeWine & Lindsey Graham

    01/31/2006 10:20:48 AM PST · by Mayflower Sister · 19 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo photos ^ | 01/31/2006 | Reuters photo
    U.S. Republican Senators Mike DeWine (L)(OH) and Lindsey Graham (SC) talk during a news conference, after the Senate vote confirming Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, in the Capitol Building in Washington January 31
  • Brokeback Mountain leads Oscar nods

    01/31/2006 6:41:43 AM PST · by sassbox · 93 replies · 1,966+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 01/31/06 | cnn.com
    "Brokeback Mountain," the story of two male ranch hands who become romantically involved, led all films with eight nominations for the 78th annual Academy Awards. "Brokeback," based on a short story by E. Annie Proulx, picked up nods for best picture, best director (Ang Lee), best actor (Heath Ledger), best supporting actress (Michelle Williams) and best supporting actor (Jake Gyllenhaal). Its screenplay adaptation, by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, also received a nomination.
  • Love makes ‘Brokeback’ Oscar favorite

    01/30/2006 8:45:32 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 59 replies · 1,011+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 29 06 | MSNBC
    when I finally saw “Brokeback” I found it nearly perfect. It’s more than a love story; it’s really about loneliness, which is a more universal emotion anyway. Some of us haven’t been in love; some of us don’t believe in love. Everyone’s been lonely. It’s ambiguous enough to argue about endlessly. Heath Ledger’s Ennis del Mar feels like the man in the film — in the one sex scene, he gives rather than receives — and he’s taciturn and bottled-up in the way of men. He talks with his fists, and sometimes he talks too much, but he’s gentle with...
  • Producers of Brokeback Mountain Buy Rights to James Bond Series- Humor PG-13

    01/30/2006 5:17:21 PM PST · by Rockitz · 10 replies · 421+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 29 January 2006 | Rockitz
    Hollywood (AP)- In an effort to destroy one of the last bastions of machismo in the cinema, the producers of Brokeback Mountain have obtained the rights to the James Bond series and are engaged in the long term development of a number of films based on prior releases of the popular series. Using the formula developed in Oscar-favorite Brokeback Mountain, the producers will introduce the James' Wand 007 collection with the working titles as follows: 1. Dr. Yes, yes, yes. (1962) 2. To Russia With Doug (1963) 3. Goldstinger (1964) 4. Thunderballs (1965) 5. You Only Came Twice (1967) 6....
  • DGA fetes Lee for 'Brokeback' (Director's Guild Award)

    01/29/2006 12:10:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 583+ views
    Variety ^ | 1/28/06 | DAVE MCNARY
    Ang Lee has roped in the Directors Guild of America top feature film award for helming Focus Features’ cowboy romance “Brokeback Mountain.” It's the second DGA trophy for the Taiwanese native, who was honored five years ago for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Lee won over George Clooney for Warner Independent's "Good Night, and Good Luck," Paul Haggis for Lionsgate's "Crash," Bennett Miller for United Artists/Sony Classics' "Capote" and Steven Spielberg for Universal's "Munich." The award, based on voting by the 12,800 DGA members, was presented by director Ron Howard. The victory wasn't a surprise, given recent support for "Brokeback" including...
  • Oscar Contenders Probe Social Issues

    01/28/2006 12:40:01 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 376+ views
    yahoo ^ | 1-28-06
    LOS ANGELES - Western fans can rejoice once more. A tale of cowboys on the range is back in the saddle as lead contender for the upcoming Academy Awards nominations. Of course, "Brokeback Mountain" is not your father's Western, not John Wayne riding through all those John Ford epics, not even Clint Eastwood striding with anti-hero bloodlust in "Unforgiven." Set in more contemporary times, "Brokeback Mountain" is the story of two men who have a romantic fling as young sheepherders, then find their summer of love blossoming into a lifelong passion they conceal from their wives. As the film gradually...
  • 'Brokeback' Goes Mainstream

    01/27/2006 11:45:30 AM PST · by Daralundy · 83 replies · 1,527+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 27, 2006
    When "Brokeback Mountain" opened last month, it was universally praised by critics, though the public seemed to think of it as "the gay cowboy movie." But that label seems to be falling by the wayside as the film piles on awards and heads for the top of the box office, according to The Early Show entertainment contributor and People magazine Editor at Large Jess Cagle. He says "Brokeback" was considered a major financial risk, but has raked in close to $45 million dollars so far, more than triple its modest budget. And what's most surprising, Cagle observes, is who's driving...
  • No ‘Brokeback Mountain’ for overseas troops

    01/21/2006 6:21:27 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 54 replies · 1,652+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 22, 2006 | Nancy Montgomery
    Officials: Film’s absence due to timing, not subject matter “Brokeback Mountain,” the movie about a gay cowboy love affair that recently won four Golden Globe awards and is expected to be in the Oscar hunt, will not play in any U.S. military theaters in Europe. And not because it’s a gay cowboy love story. The movie, which has received almost universally glowing reviews and was the nation’s top grossing film per theater last week, suffers from the same problem that kept many of last year’s Academy Award winners — “The Aviator” and “Sideways” among them — out of AAFES theaters:...
  • Hollywood's Propaganda Binge

    01/18/2006 5:11:41 AM PST · by Quilla · 54 replies · 1,890+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2006 | Cinnamon Stillwell
     The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood’s latest orgy of self-congratulation, demonstrated how utterly out of touch with mainstream America Hollywood has become. Far from the days when Hollywood celebrated traditional values, moral fiber and American heroes, modern films celebrate deviancy, moral relativism, and America’s enemies.  This year’s nominees and winners for the Golden Globes were a case in point.Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives fame took on yet another brush with degeneracy by playing the part of a man about to undergo a sex change in the not-so-subtly titled, Transamerica.  It seems all an actor has to do these days is to gain...
  • Are you there, God? It's us, the Steelers

    01/18/2006 7:55:47 AM PST · by serendepitylives · 12 replies · 416+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/18/2006 | Eric Heyl
    Are you there, God? It's us, the Steelers By Eric Heyl TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, January 18, 2006 As overtaxed as God has been lately, something was bound to slip His mind. That's not a bad thing for Steelers fans. The black and gold wouldn't be playing for the AFC Championship in Denver this Sunday were it not for the Supreme Being's uncharacteristic forgetfulness. Don't take it from me. Take it from the folks who are more familiar with His crazy, frantic, forced-to-TiVo "Lost" schedule of late -- or at least those who claim to be. According to them, God has been...
  • Ledger left hanging (Brokeback Mountain Dummy-spit!)

    01/17/2006 5:03:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 1,661+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 January 2006 | Nick Papps
    DID Heath Ledger have a dummy spit after missing out on the best actor gong at yesterday's Golden Globes? That was the question everyone was asking after he and his girlfriend Michelle Williams failed to appear at the traditional post-award press conference. Both had received nominations for their outstanding performances in the gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain. A Globes organiser was heard by The Daily Telegraph asking one of the movie's producers why Ledger did not show up with the rest of the Brokeback team after it won best movie. "He lost out to Philip Seymour Hoffman," the producer said....
  • Hollywood Sinks to New, All-Time Moral Low to 'Homosexualize' America

    01/17/2006 4:17:31 AM PST · by bulldozer · 62 replies · 2,826+ views
    Christian Communication Network ^ | 01/17/06 | Amanda Sova
    Stephen Bennett, Host of Straight Talk Radio, a national daily half-hour conservative talk show, said this time Hollywood has gone way too far. "Hollywood has sunk to an all-time moral low. I guess 2006 will be known as 'The Year of the Homosexual' in Hollywood. With 'Brokeback Mountain,' 'TransAmerica' and 'Capote' winning several major 'gender-bender' Golden Globes - Hollywood is no doubt 'out' on a mission to 'homosexualize' America," said Stephen. Bennett, a former homosexual of 11 years along with his wife and co-host Irene, led the charge in sounding the alarm nationally on "Brokeback Mountain" upon its release this...
  • Homosexual on the range: rodeo where gay cowboys can ride high

    01/16/2006 7:02:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 1,114+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 14, 2006 | Chris Ayres
    Homosexual on the range: rodeo where gay cowboys can ride high From Chris Ayres in Phoenix, Arizona THE gate opens, and the beast — head down and nostrils flared with anger — bolts out into the arena. Clinging to its horns is a young man in leather chaps and a cowboy shirt. “Pull him over! Roll! Roll!” yells a hoarse female voice from somewhere above. But the beast, a castrated ox, or steer, is winning this particular duel. The cowboy’s face is a study of determination thwarted by mortal terror. “C’mon, you’re bigger than him!” shouts the voice (not strictly...
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain (SPOILERS)

    01/16/2006 7:28:11 AM PST · by mcvey · 209 replies · 5,883+ views
    Ang Lee’s BrokeBack Mountain is a movie that, on one hand, follows fairly conventional and well-trodden ground to a legitimate conclusion (well, not quite a legitimate conclusion, see below) and, on the other hand, indulges in a series of contrived plot devices to turn (or at least attempt to turn) a rather pedestrian effort into something beyond its all-too-conventional story line. The plot is simple. In a relatively short period of time, two people, away from home, indulge in a summer romance of forbidden love. After that summer, they return to their homes and marry people who would, in the...
  • 'Brokeback' breach for repressed men; Film's message -- this could be you

    01/15/2006 8:20:02 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 110 replies · 3,238+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/06 | Rod Hagen
    West Hollywood -- I am a gift. A prize. After years of difficult repression, men with a secret seek me out as a reward for their good behavior. I make a living having sex with these closeted married men. I'm an "escort," to use the euphemism, which gives me a unique perspective on a potential, and particular, cultural fallout as "Brokeback Mountain" widens out not just to Britain but to every remaining crumb in America's breadbasket. Much has been made about the "turning point" effect Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee's Oscar-jockeying film could force upon Hollywood. The movie is based...
  • Beating that queasiness: Straight, liberal and gun-shy about 'Brokeback'

    01/15/2006 11:00:14 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 178 replies · 3,875+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/06 | Dru Sefton
    It's true, the movie "Brokeback Mountain" does provoke what one researcher calls "a very strong ick factor" in some straight men. What is it in this story of two cowboy pals in 1960s Wyoming who find themselves in lifelong love -- yet go on to marry women -- that elicits this response from heterosexual males? The answers are as complex as the plot. A psychologist who coined the word "homophobic" said the revulsion is precisely that. A scientist who discovered genetic links to sexuality said he simply does not understand the response. The author of "The Sexual Brain" said there...
  • Message to IMDb users: freerepublic.com members are posting here

    01/14/2006 6:21:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 64 replies · 1,123+ views
    IMDB ^ | Jan 14 2006 | arthurs-1
    Message to IMDb users: freerepublic.com members are posting here by - arthurs-1 4 minutes ago (Sat Jan 14 2006 18:06:19 ) Ignore this User | Report Abuse -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks, there's a right-wing website popular with right-wing troglodytes called freerepublic.com. These troggies are bizarre conspiracy theorists who spend their time whining about what other people do in their private lives, especially gays. A lot of the "freepers", as they call themselves, are actually closet bisexual or gay men who have grown to loathe themselves for the fact that they haven't been honest with their own lives. Just be aware.that they are...
  • DFU SONG: Wolverton Mountain (front runner for the Oscar -- Brokenbutt Mountain)

    01/14/2006 12:53:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 968+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN -- a MIDI is embedded on the site; scroll down for Wolverton Mountain, click, and it will open in your player They say don't go on Brokenbutt Mountain We must warn you if you're straight You'll see Heath Ledger and a momma's boy sissy What they are doing, will make you regurgitate Heath says his lips are sweeter than honey Friends, Brokenbutt Mountain will make you ill It may just surprise you...up on that mountain What they've learned to do with a rope If you get stuck...up on Brokenbutt Mountain Let's hope your missus learns...
  • Homosexual Agenda Pushed in Movies Like Brokeback Mountain

    01/14/2006 5:05:31 AM PST · by bulldozer · 64 replies · 2,335+ views
    CBN ^ | 01/14/06 | Paul Strand
    WASHINGTON - Brokeback Mountain is the biggest, boldest attempt yet by Hollywood to gain sympathy, if not outright support, for those practicing the homosexual lifestyle. As CBN News reports, it is not just an isolated effort. There is a well-planned propaganda campaign at work -- a campaign laid out all the way back in the 1980s. The movie Brokeback Mountain looks like a big, bold, manly Western movie. But instead of the usual "boy meets girl" romance, this film's about "cowboy meets cowboy." It is one of the most forward attempts so far by Hollywood to mainstream homosexuality. "It is...
  • Golden Globes may make a star of 'Brokeback' (Reuters Barf Alert!)

    01/13/2006 9:17:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 90 replies · 1,955+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/06 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Brokeback Mountain," once ridiculed as "the gay cowboy movie" but now the front-runner in Hollywood's Oscar race, gets its first major awards show test on Monday night -- in prime time with millions watching. The gay romance goes into the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday with the most nominations -- seven -- of any film and with a favorite status that many in the industry think could be unshakable in the buildup to the March 5 Oscars. The Golden Globe Awards are an only-in-Hollywood tradition. They are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...
  • Brokeback Mountain snub

    01/13/2006 3:04:40 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 1,568+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006
    IT'S cowboy country all right, but parts of north and central Queensland won't be seeing the controversial cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain. The film - banned in two cinemas in the US because of its tale of gay cowboy love - won't be seen in Townsville - home of NRL grand finalists the Cowboys. Nor, also due to its "limited release" status, will it be hitting the screens further south in Rockhampton. But the snub of two major Queensland cities has angered gay activists, who say much of its community could relate to the gay character played by Australian actor Heath...
  • Shalit regrets 'Brokeback' remarks

    01/12/2006 7:33:23 PM PST · by Ma3lst0rm · 88 replies · 3,189+ views
    Southern Voice ^ | Jan. 12 at 12:29 PM | Kevin Naff
    Shalit responded on Jan. 10 in a statement sent to GLAAD in which he wrote, "I certainly had no intention of casting aspersions on anyone in the gay community or on the community itself. I regret any emotional hurt that may have resulted from my review of 'Brokeback Mountain.'" "In describing the behavior of 'Jack,'" he continued, "I used words ('sexual predator') that I now discover have angered, agitated, and hurt many people. I did not intend to use a word that many in the gay community consider incendiary." In his review, Shalit called the film "wildly over praised" and...
  • Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain

    01/11/2006 12:19:22 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 24 replies · 1,143+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 01/08/2006 | Adam Graham
    There's a new Commandment from the left, "Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain". Of all people to end up in the cross-hairs of the American left, Shalit would not have made the list, but then again the left is amazing at finding new targets and generally liberal people find themselves in the cross-hairs of the PC crowd. I fully expect some type of retraction by Shallit, but he shouldn't have to give one. If you want to watch the review, click here and scroll about half way down the page to watch it. Shallit didn't pan the movie, didn't say...
  • Sales Lackluster For New Brokeback Mountain Video Game

    01/10/2006 9:05:44 AM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 1,657+ views
    LOS ANGELES--Officials from Electronic Arts (EA) say they are baffled by the lackluster sales for their latest video game, Brokeback Mountain: The Cowboy Diaries. As of its release two weeks ago, the game has sold a paltry 3,000 copies, forcing EA to rethink its strategy for targeting the 18-35 male demographic. “I don’t get it. People love cowboys, right? This is the ultimate cowboy game,” said Dan Mattrick, EA Sports vice-president. “You can ride on the range, herd cattle, shoot people—heck you might even fall in love with another cowboy. This is a deep, multi-layered game with endless possibilities. I...
  • Movie Patrons Question Pulling Of Gay-Themed Film

    01/08/2006 5:37:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 237 replies · 3,987+ views
    Komo News ^ | 1/6/06 | Mary Nam
    POULSBO - The movie 'Brokeback Mountain' -- the story of two cowboys who fall in love -- is generating a lot of buzz. So when Regal Cinema in Poulsbo suddenly yanked the flick leaving only a note that they'd refund their customers, the surprise move made headlines in the Kitsap Sun. Movie-goers waiting in line to catch a matinee say they weren't surprised. Dorothy Guzzwell who wanted to see the movie is disappointed. "As difficult as it is to look at something you don't understand, it's so important to do it," says Guzzwell. The theater manager refused to tell KOMO...
  • An Honest Critic

    01/07/2006 11:28:22 AM PST · by Ma3lst0rm · 13 replies · 590+ views
    Today Show NBC ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Gene Shalit
    Gene Shalit provides the first honest assessment of Brokeassmountain. http://video.msn.com/v/us/msnbc.htm?g=7fba34e7-dcab-4bf5-9756-c621b7ffa517&f=copy
  • (Vanity) Brokeback Mountain, a Curious Attendance Story

    01/06/2006 3:31:19 PM PST · by Balding_Eagle · 255 replies · 11,603+ views
    Michael Medved Radio | 1-6-06 | Vanity
    Did anyone else hear this on the Michael Medved talk radio today? A man called in, near the end of the hour. He said he had been taken his kids to the theater, and the kids movie they were waiting to see had a very long line. Brokeback Mountain was also showing at that theater. He said he sat near the ticket booth for 35 minutes, as his kids waited in line to buy tickets for their movie. During that 35 minutes he never heard one person buy a ticket for Brokeback Mountain. However, during that 35 minutes, the “SOLD...
  • Brokeback Mountain tops US box office (AP spins continued boxoffice decline as a positive)

    01/02/2006 5:23:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 84 replies · 2,019+ views
    AP ^ | 1/2/6
    Who's afraid of a couple of gay cowboys? Not moviegoers, who helped Brokeback Mountain post the highest per-screen average over the film-flush holiday weekend. The Ang Lee film, which follows the 20-year forbidden romance between two roughneck ranch hands, earned $13,599 per theater, compared with $9,305 for weekend winner King Kong and $8,225 for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The big question is whether Brokeback can maintain its momentum as it moves from selected cities, where audiences are receptive to the subject matter, to suburbs far and wide, where that might not be the...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain': Rape of the Marlboro Man

    12/27/2005 8:54:11 AM PST · by scripter · 179 replies · 5,586+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2005 | David Kupelian
    Editor's note: Recently, WND Managing Editor David Kupelian, author of the best-selling book, "The Marketing of Evil," was widely quoted in the news media for his criticism of the new film "Brokeback Mountain." Here, Kupelian explains how and why the controversial movie is one of the most powerful homosexual propaganda films of our time. "Brokeback Mountain," the controversial "gay cowboy" film that has garnered seven Golden Globe nominations and breathless media reviews – and has now emerged as a front-runner for the Oscars – is a brilliant propaganda film, reportedly causing viewers to change the way they feel about homosexual...
  • Semi-News: “Brokeback Mountain” Success Inspires Hollywood

    01/01/2006 9:24:29 PM PST · by John Semmens · 34 replies · 791+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 30 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Exhibitor Relations Co. reports that over Dec. 10-11 weekend, the film brought in the highest per-screen average for any film release in 2005. "Brokeback Mountain" has also landed awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Associations and the New York Film Critics Circle. Plans are now in the works to do a gay/bestiality version of the “Lone Ranger.” Pinky Sfinktir, press secretary for the Screen Actors’ Guild, called the move a “no-brainer.” “If movie-goers turn out to see two no-name cowboys go at it, imagine the impact when icons like the Lone Ranger and Tonto hit the sack together,” said...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain': Macho men in love

    12/28/2005 8:48:09 AM PST · by presidio9 · 199 replies · 24,402+ views
    Rutland Herald ^ | December 28, 2005 | Miles Christian Daniels
    In case you've been hunkered down on Mount Kenya, "Brokeback Mountain" recently opened. No hurricanes destroyed Orlando. No meteorites were reported in Los Angeles. In fact, the film quietly attracted record-breaking crowds in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. And so it seems that Ang Lee's film about two cowboys in love is — at minimum — surviving. The reason for this is hard to figure out. Could it be that all three opening cities have hefty gay populations? Another option is that right-wing groups, such as Focus on the Family, are all but keeping silent, in hopes that...
  • Plummeting 2005 box office sparks Hollywood crisis

    12/26/2005 9:50:23 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 402 replies · 6,782+ views
    Even a much-hyped giant gorilla, a geisha and a schoolboy magician have not been able to create a happy ending at the US box office, as Hollywood ends its most disappointing year in nearly two decades. Plunging movie ticket sales, after a string of uninspiring remakes and movie sequels coupled with an explosion of the DVD and video game markets, are keeping audiences at home and have sent Hollywood into a deep existential crisis. "This industry is facing significant challenges," said Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp, a business support and research body. Ticket...
  • Aslan Poised for Christmas Box-Office Throne (Kong Weak; Gays lame)

    12/22/2005 7:09:38 PM PST · by dangus · 31 replies · 627+ views
    "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" expanded its daily box office take again from Tuesday to Wednesday, despite the wide releases of two fims, one of which was very family-oriented. Three more movies will enter wide release of Friday, but they are expected to neither rival Narnia's box-office receipts, or draw movie-goers from the same market as Narnia. The result is that Narnia seems to be inevitably this year's Christmas box-office champion. (As an aside, if you haven't seen this movie, see it; it is simply fantastic. It's actually unfortunate that it has drawn comparison...
  • Gay romance 'Brokeback Mountain' tops Oscar bets

    12/21/2005 6:58:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 91 replies · 4,477+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2005 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gay and political films are dominating this year's Academy Awards race with some experts expecting that Oscar will wind up wearing pink, either for left-leaning politics or sexual preference. As Hollywood starts its annual awards season leading to the March 5 Oscars, key front-runners in main categories are either gay-themed or political films, with Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," a drama of love between cowboys, leading the pack in the all-important best picture race. "It could be the gay Oscars this year because gay-themed movies could win almost all the major awards," said Tom O'Neill, show business...
  • The Last Temptation of Hollywood: Homos on the Range

    12/20/2005 10:22:54 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 108 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/19/05 | Doug Patton
    Many thanks to film critic Michael Medved for his review of Hollywood's latest piece of social propaganda, "Brokeback Mountain." Medved has spared 98 percent of American males what he calls "the eww! factor" by warning us of its graphic scenes of homosexuality. This "love story" is set in 1963 between two young, married sheepherders who seek regular fulfillment of their lust for each other by engaging in homosexual adultery while their unsuspecting wives sit home believing they are off together on "hunting trips." Medved compares the film, which is skillfully directed by Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") to "Triumph...
  • Hot Monkey Love

    12/19/2005 5:12:13 AM PST · by ricks_place · 66 replies · 5,298+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/17/05 | MAUREEN DOWD
    President Bush might want to think twice before resurrecting his cowboy routine. He might conjure up images of Bushback Mountain. To continue reading this article, you must be a subscriber to TimesSelect.
  • Gay Dentist Movie a Critical Success (Satire)

    12/17/2005 10:26:16 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 777+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/17/2005, 3:42 pm | Propaganda Department
    Gay Dentist Movie a Critical Success Author: Propaganda Department, Posted: 12/17/2005, 3:42 pm Proving that homosexuality comes in all professions, the new gay dentistry film Broke Back Molar is transgressing all boundaries. It was once thought to be a profession for straights only, but this new film speaks to power in a way that none has before (besides the gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain, currently in theaters near you). "It breaks all stereotypes," says student John Welshman. "I always thought dentists were straight! Boy did this open my eyes!" The Gay and Lesbian Association of Dentists (GLAD) applauded the movie...
  • Hollywood glorifies adulterous sodomy

    12/17/2005 11:34:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 3,321+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/17/05 | Les Kinsolving
    In one of the most deadly phenomena of our time – or any time – Hollywood has produced a film called "Brokeback Mountain," which glorifies and glamorizes that male sodomy which remains the cause of so many thousands of deaths by AIDS – and now by syphilis. The Washington Post's Style section reports (with more than apparent approval) that this latest sodomy-acceptance propaganda has lead the year's films with seven Golden Globe nominations. And in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco (those three leading AIDS-distribution points) this new movie "opened in five sold-out theaters." But the Post also reports:...
  • Brokeback Mountin Bombs at Box Office; Holiday BO smells

    12/17/2005 11:10:22 AM PST · by dangus · 387 replies · 15,893+ views
    data from Box Office Mojo ^ | 12/17/05 | Dangus
    A gross of $11,000 per screen is quite good. If you're an autumn Wide Release, opening on 3500 screens across the country. When a movie opens on only 69 of the nation's largest theaters in a few dozen of the largest cities, with almost all of your target audience within range of those theaters, it's pretty bad. Brokeback Mountain played in fourteen times more theaters this Friday than last Friday, and made less than four times as much money, only $760,000. It looks like the movie will make considerably less than its $15 million budget before the Academy Awards come...
  • USCCB reclassifies gay Western "Brokeback Mountain" after complaints

    12/16/2005 4:23:29 PM PST · by NYer · 177 replies · 5,550+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 16, 2005
    Washington DC, Dec. 16, 2005 (CNA) - "Brokeback Mountain," originally rated L (limited adult audience) by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been reclassified as an O (morally offensive) after several pro-family organizations expressed concern for what they saw as an implicit endorsement of the USCCB film critic to the controversial gay western.Brokeback Mountain is the story of two sheep-herding cowboys in Wyoming who begin a homosexual relationship on the range in the 1960s, and continue their affair even after they marry women.The $13-million film garnered seven Golden Globe nominations from foreign film critics.Director Ang Lee’s homosexual Western...
  • Michael Medved on Now Discussing "Brokeback Mountain" and the Gay War on Marriage

    12/14/2005 2:10:55 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 96 replies · 3,406+ views
    Michael Medved Show KRLA 870
    Michael says Paula Zahn found a gay cowboy to interview for her show and that there's a gay rodeo league or something. He says the movie ads hide the fact that the film is anti-marriage. It breaks up two marriages with kids and yet is described as "a wonderful love story."
  • TARNISHED GLOBES

    12/14/2005 2:14:57 PM PST · by rang1995 · 5 replies · 326+ views
    ny post ^ | 12/14/05 | LOU LUMENICK
    TARNISHED GLOBES By LOU LUMENICK -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Will Ferrell - someone the foreign press wants to see, even if moviegoers don't. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Email Archives Print Reprint December 14, 2005 -- WHAT were the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association smoking when they cooked up their weirdest-ever list of Golden Globe nominees? They entirely snubbed mainstream Hollywood in their nominations for best picture/drama, which meant that both "Munich" and "King Kong," which look like sure things for Oscar nods, got left off the list. (So did "Capote," "Syriana" and "Crash," just for starters.) In a typically bizarre Globes contradiction,...
  • The Straight Side of Brokeback Mountain (Alert: Studio Issues 'Hetero Friendly' Ads to Fool Viewers)

    12/14/2005 9:03:24 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 198 replies · 6,068+ views
    Oscarbeat ^ | 12.23.05 | Steve Pond
    It's certainly one of the most favorably reviewed movies of the year, and a major player in the best picture race at the Oscars.But 'Brokeback Mountain' isn't the easiest sell to audiences unaccustomed to films that deal frankly with same sex relationships: even at a recent screening in Los Angeles' liberal Westside, some moviegoers broke into inappropriate (but no doubt tension relieving) laughter at a scene in which the wife of taciturn cowboy (Heath Ledger) catches her husband in a passionate embrace with Jack Twist. (Jake Gyllenhall)Perhaps to remind viewers (and voters) that there is more to director Ang Lee's...
  • Heath Ledger's 'gay' cowboy beats Clooney's latest

    09/11/2005 12:27:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 163 replies · 5,189+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/11/05 | WorldNetDaily
    "Brokeback Mountain," the story of two homosexual cowboys starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, topped 19 competitors, including George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" to win the Venice Film Festival's top award yesterday. The film has been called "groundbreaking" by homosexual activists for the amount of "gay" sex that is shown on screen. Mel Gibson fans will remember Heath Ledger as the eldest son in "The Patriot" determined to fight for independence against the British, the innocent but brave fair-haired boy-man who struggles for justice even among his fellow southern colonialists. Gyllenhaal is best known for his role as...
  • Ang Lee's gay cowboy film wins Venice Golden Lion.

    09/10/2005 11:54:43 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 46 replies · 1,931+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2005 | Reuters
    VENICE (Reuters) - Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," a tale of homosexual love in the wilds of Wyoming, won Venice's Golden Lion on Saturday, beating film festival favorite George Clooney in the race to take the top prize. The latest film by the director of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is adapted from a short story by Annie Proulx and stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as love-struck cowboys whose forbidden affair begins in 1963 and ends 20 years later. Lee describes "Brokeback Mountain" as a story of love against adversity. Independent and low-budget, like several U.S. entries at the festival, it...
  • A GAY Western?

    Anti-American actor Heath Ledger to star in "Brokeback Mountain", about two gay cowboys...No hidden agenda in Hollywood, eh?