Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $24,050
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: pudding

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • '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...
  • Gay viewers' take on "Brokeback": It's really just a simple love story

    12/23/2005 5:39:51 PM PST · by presidio9 · 133 replies · 1,672+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Friday, December 23, 2005 | Jose Antonio Vargas
    When word got around among gay people that Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, hunky Hollywood hotties du jour, were set to play ranch hands who fall in love in the idyllic mountains of Wyoming, there was a certain giddiness: Tight Levi's galore! The homoerotic Abercrombie & Fitch catalog writ large! A mainstream, romantic, holigay cowboy movie! Then a herd mentality started to sink in, like a gay church praying at the altar of "Brokeback Mountain." There's a countdown on ("It's finally here!"), E-vites are landing in in-boxes ("Let's watch it together!"), and blogs are keeping tabs on the film's...
  • 'Brokeback' Faces Burnout at Box Office

    12/23/2005 9:00:54 AM PST · by Millee · 87 replies · 1,343+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/05 | Roger Friedman
    You wouldn’t know it from all the hype and the endless critics’ awards. But Ang Lee’s "Brokeback Mountain" may be suffering a little burnout in its third week of release. Indeed, "Brokeback"—-aka the Gay Cowboy movie—-has seen declines at the box office every day this week after a huge premiere and subsequent run in gay-concentrated neighborhoods. But now it may be that reality is setting in, and reality bites, as we all know. On Monday, "Brokeback" was 51 percent off from Sunday. On Tuesday, it was down 9.1 percent from Monday. By Wednesday, it was off another 7.6 percent. All...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' tops Oscar bets

    12/22/2005 8:26:10 PM PST · by rightwinggoth · 139 replies · 2,701+ views
    Yahoo! Reuters ^ | Dec. 22, 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...
  • "Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding in Brokeback Mountain* plus MORE 12-19-05 on!

    12/20/2005 10:11:45 AM PST · by Bob J · 63 replies · 10,562+ views ^ | 12-19-05 | Bob j
    Listen While You Freep! Five channels, five programs every day and each one playing for 24 hours and on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! 1pm est- Straight Talk : Tis the week before Christmas, but that won't keep us from "Straight Talk" about the hot topics everyone wants to hear about. Join me for frank conversation like you will get it nowhere else. I'm always "right" for your afternoon. Host: [Mychal Massie] 2pm est -Organization Watch : Year end wrap up and a...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • USCCB reviews Brokeback Mountain ["The universal themes of love and loss ring true. ..."]

    12/14/2005 11:22:00 PM PST · by Antioch · 147 replies · 5,516+ views
    "Brokeback Mountain" the much publicized "gay cowboy love story" adapted from a New Yorker magazine piece by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx, arrives at last, and the film itself -- a serious contemplation of loneliness and connection -- belies the glib description. While it is the story of an intimate relationship, more to the point it's the relationship of two emotionally scarred souls. Ranch hands Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) share a sheepherding assignment on a mountain in Signal, Wyo., in 1963. Ennis is a man of few words; Jack is somewhat more open. Their friendship gradually grows despite...
  • Steve Martin's 'Gay' Prediction Materializing (Faaaabulous!!!! alert)

    12/14/2005 6:33:13 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 75 replies · 3,913+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/14/05
    Steve Martin's Oscar 'Curse' Comes True On March 25, 2001, host Steve Martin opened the Oscar awards show with this bon mot, a curse of sorts: "This show is being watched by roughly a billion people around the world, and everyone is thinking the exact same thing: That we're all gay."
  • 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...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Globe Pack (NO MENTION THAT ITS ABOUT GAY COWBOYS!)

    12/12/2005 3:41:51 PM PST · by Nice50BMG · 82 replies · 1,285+ views
    AP ^ | 12-12-2005 | CHRISTY LEMIRE
    'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Globe Pack By CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Movie Writer1 hour, 26 minutes ago Wildly varying films have received kudos from critics during this busy awards season, from biopics about Johnny Cash and Truman Capote to classic stories about romance and a royal ape.But one appears to be riding to the front of the pack heading into Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations: "Brokeback Mountain."The story of cowboys who fall into forbidden love in Wyoming has been named the year's best picture in recent days by critics groups in New York, Los Angeles and Boston; its director, Ang Lee, has...
  • 'Mountain' climbs to new heights

    12/11/2005 10:50:40 PM PST · by CurlyDave · 65 replies · 2,029+ views
    Variety ^ | Dec 11, 2005 | Ben Fritz
    It was a record breaking weekend in the limited-release realm, as "Brokeback Mountain" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" both posted spectacular bows. Focus' gay cowboy drama scored the highest per-screen average of any pic this year. "Brokeback," which was named best picture by the L.A. Film Critics Assn. over the weekend, made an astounding $544,549 on five plays in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, for an average of $108,910.
  • Brokeback Mountain shows in Jackson

    12/11/2005 8:13:15 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 124 replies · 39,398+ views ^ | December 11, 2005 | Staff service
    December 11, 2005Last modified December 11, 2005 - 1:06 pm Brokeback Mountain shows in Jackson Associated PressJACKSON - Movie director Ang Lee was in town Saturday for the showing of his latest film, "Brokeback Mountain," and he attended a question-and-answer session and party after the showing. The movie tells a story about two Wyoming cowboys who fall in love but lead heterosexual lives and keep their love secret. It is an adaptation from a short story by Centennial-based writer Annie Proulx. While based on characters in Wyoming, the movie was filmed in Canada. A forum about the movie's subject matter...
  • Gay cowboys hit U.S. screen, but no rings just yet

    12/10/2005 9:28:23 AM PST · by digger48 · 145 replies · 2,945+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-05 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gay cowboy movie won rave reviews on Friday as mainstream Hollywood embraced the tale of Marlboro men in love, but for most gay Americans the acceptance symbolized by marriage remains a distant dream. Based on an Annie Proulx's short story, "Brokeback Mountain" is about two cowboys who meet and fall in love while wrangling sheep in Wyoming in 1963. Their love lasts through two decades as they each get married to women and live "normal" lives. "Moving and majestic," said The New York Times; "An American masterpiece" said the New York Observer; "Unmissable and unforgettable"...
  • Riding the High Country, Finding and Losing Love [NYT on 'Brokeback Mountain' - "We are all gay"]

    12/09/2005 10:14:01 AM PST · by Uncledave · 126 replies · 2,905+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/09/2005 | Stephen Holden
    This moving and majestic film would be a landmark if only because it is the first Hollywood movie to unmask the homoerotic strain in American culture that Leslie Fiedler discerned in his notorious 1948 Partisan Review essay, "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey." Fiedler characterized the bond between Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, as an unconscious romantic attachment shared by two males of different races as they flee the more constraining and civilizing domain of women. He went on to identify that bond as a recurrent theme in American literature. In popular culture, Fiedler's Freudianism certainly...
  • Cowboy romance 'Brokeback' faces challenge [HAHAHAHAH!!!!!]

    12/09/2005 4:28:35 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 145 replies · 3,872+ views
    "Reuters" via Yahoooooo!!!! ^ | Thu Dec 8, 2:56 PM | Bob Tourtellotte
    OS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America. [snip] ...Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, risk alienating fans and sending their stars plummeting if, after watching the pair have sex on screen, audiences cannot see them any other way than gay. Winning over middle America is important for the roughly $12.5 million movie because its backer, art house specialist Focus Features, wants a big box office and...
  • Cowboy romance "Brokeback" faces challenge

    12/07/2005 1:52:30 PM PST · by Millee · 40 replies · 1,282+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/05 | Bob Tourtellotte
    It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America. Two of Hollywood's hottest leading men, Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, risk alienating fans and sending their stars plummeting if, after watching the pair have sex on screen, audiences cannot see them any other way than gay. Winning over middle America is important for the roughly $12.5 million movie because its backer, art house specialist Focus Features, wants a big box office...
  • Brokeback Mountain: Oscar Winner or Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding? (South Park Republicans)

    11/07/2005 8:25:30 AM PST · by Coastal · 97 replies · 6,149+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11-07-05 | CK Rairden
    Independent film Brokeback Mountain is being touted as an Oscar favorite by a source to Matt Drudge. NY Daily News critic Jack Mathews predicts the gay cowboy movie, which takes place in Wyoming, may be "too much for red-state audiences, but it gives the liberal-leaning Academy a great chance to stick its thumb in conservatives' eyes," reports Drudge. That's surely possible. But 'Brokeback Mountain,' as an Indy film, was pegged by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with their foul mouthed little South Park Republican long ago.