Posted by Curt on 8 December, 2009 at 10:03 am. 3 comments already!


BDS is still going strong in our MSM. Take for example this article from Newsweek in which the author blames the recent depressing movies coming out of hollywood on you know who: (h/t Big Hollywood)

There are grim movies, and then there are movies that should list the Grim Reaper in the credits. No Country for Old Men, the 2007 Oscar-winning drama, falls into the latter category, but it’s as cuddly as a hamster compared with The Road, the latest adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel. The Road is set in a post-apocalyptic world where everything and almost everyone is dead. There are no trees, no grass, no sun, no food, and, worst of all, no booze to take the edge off. The few survivors are sometimes driven to devouring each other. Our two protagonists are tired, gaunt, and nameless: Man (Viggo Mortensen) and Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who spend the movie navigating through these various hazards on their long journey to … where? I’m tempted to say it beats the hell out of me, but that may be the answer.

The Road seems to suggest that mankind is on a dreary march to endless pain, and after sitting through this season’s Oscar contenders, I can relate. This has always been the time when the studios drag out their heavy films for award “consideration.” But in the last few years they’ve been getting uncomfortably weighty. There’s even a movie called A Serious Man—I had to get up and leave in the middle, it’s so depressing—and it’s a comedy.

You can blame Hollywood’s doom and gloom on the Oscars, but I’m not going to. Instead, I think it’s George W. Bush’s fault. Most liberal directors felt restless under his presidency, and they pushed the envelope with over-the-top, operatic tragedies.

Maybe it’s the fault of man-made global warming. All that sweating these writers are doing from the warming is making their brains boil and the result is depressing movies.

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