Saturday, December 24, 2005
Well... sort of... see I didn't actually go see the following movie but then again... I don't have to smell 3 day old fish to know that it smells... let's move on.
I'm thinking the key word here is "Broke" as in Broken Morals and Broken Values. Here's the premise (IMDB Story)
A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond--by turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted.
In case that wasn't clear enough... it's about two Gay Cowboys in 1963 Montana... basically a hotbed for Unibombers and Unisex Lovers. Riiiight!
Now listen... as a Healthy, Heterosexual, Libertarian... I have no problem with who or what 2 adults do in the privacy of their bedroom. That said, it still begs the question...
What Part of Family Values/Wardrobe Malfunction/Box Office receits Way Way Down Are these Hollyweird elites Not Getting?
Arriving with nudity and explicit gay sex scenes between two cowboys, UNIVERSAL/FOCUS FILMS's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has quietly become an award season frontrunner, interviews with Academy members reveal.
NEW YORK 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."
Well... Guess What... evidently the Montana based "Brokeback" dropped a Unibomber sized Dud on "their venacular" the Red State Box Office.
'Brokeback' Faces Burnout at Box Office
Friday, December 23, 2005
By Roger Friedman
Brokeback Burnout? Cowboys Collapsing?
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 in all, it dropped to No. 10 on its 13th day out.
Today, "Brokeback" nearly doubles its number of theaters to 217, but this may be a real litmus test. There is hardly a straight male in the U.S. who will see this movie voluntarily. No matter how well made it is—-and it is very well crafted by a hugely talented group of people—-it’s hard to imagine a suburban wife coaxing hubby to the Cineplex on Saturday night to see two men consummate their passion. *edit* Woah Fox News... don't Hold back! hehehehehe
Hmmmm... Maybe "Brokeback Mountain" will be the straw that broke the back of the Hollywood Left. Certainly they wont repeat such a foolish mistake and come out with any other politically correct dribble... like foreinstance... a movie depicting the killing of 11 Israeli Olympians by Palestinian Terrorist as a "gray area" nobody's right slash nobody's wrong propaganda manifesto.
'Munich' Backlash Well Under Way
Naaaaaa... they've learned their lesson.
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Early Oscar bets focus on 'Brokeback'
CNN.com - Dec 22 6:27 AM
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- 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.
'Brokeback Mountain' tops Oscar bets
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 6:23 AM
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.
Brokeback Mountain looks like an Oscar front-runner
The Advocate - Dec 22 4:04 PM
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 orientation.
Can 'Brokeback Mountain' Move the Heartland?
New York Newsday - Dec 15 9:26 AM
"Brokeback Mountain" seems to have everything going for it: great reviews, a remarkable opening weekend and dominance in the first wave of the Hollywood awards season, underscored Tuesday by seven Golden Globe nominations, the most of any film.
'Brokeback' begins its breakthrough bid
NorthJersey.com - Dec 18 6:38 AM
"Brokeback Mountain" could be a breakthrough movie. It could be a movie that changes minds, opens hearts, even indirectly affects the law of the land. It could be the movie that finally, courageously, lifts a veil of secrecy on the era's most sensitive, most controversial issue.