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When was the last time you saw a pro-American movie?

In the last few years, I’ve seen lots of movies about how evil America is:

The CIA? Evil.

American oil companies? Evil.

American Senators? Evil.

America at war? Evil.

But when was the last time you saw a film that was unabashedly pro-American?

The Hunt for Red October?

Independence Day?

I can’t remember seeing an honestly pro-American film since long before 9/11.

Is there no place for a pro-American film anymore?

Must all our movies and television shows display unabashed disdain for our country?

I’m not looking for a return to John Wayne and unquestioning patriotism, but it would be nice to see an occasional piece of Hollywood entertainment that wasn’t ashamed of (or critical of) everything our country is and everything it stands for.

7 comments November 5th, 2007

Not with a Big Bang, but with a whimper

I downloaded the free premiere episode of the new CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory from iTunes the other day and I really liked it.

But there’s no way it will make it for the entire season. The jokes are truly geek-based and I just don’t think the general audience will find it that amusing.

(I’m still gonna watch it until it fizzles, though. How often do you get to hear two guys talking about the twin slit experiment when your watching TV and the channel isn’t set to PBS?)

2 comments September 25th, 2007

What is it with media companies trying to kill the goose that lays the golden egg

The iTunes Music store has helped stem music piracy, and helped record, television and music companies make more money from their current content and yet those same companies keep trying to bite the hand that feeds them.

In the latest example, NBC is pulling their TV shows from iTunes because they want to charge more for them than iTunes is willing to…this, by the way, is for TV shows that they weren’t selling on a per-show retail basis AT ALL before iTunes.

Yes, NBC has the right to not sell through iTunes. But I have the right to tell them that I think they’re a bunch of greedy idiots.

Luckily for me, I can just keep TIVOing their shows and saving them off to my iPhone.

Stick that up your bottom line, NBC.

Add comment August 31st, 2007

The A-Teamification of Robin Hood

I’ve been watching the new Robin Hood from the BBC and I’ve been dismayed by how Robin refuses to draw his enemies’ blood.

Of course, no one bothers to explain how Robin and his Merry Men are able to subdue the bad guys using swords, maces, axes, and bows without ever hurting anyone.

Real violence has consequences…except on TV where Robin’s sword doesn’t cut and the A-Team bullets never draw blood.

Errol Flynn must be rolling in his grave.

4 comments July 30th, 2007


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