hollywood http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2437/all en Hollywood’s War on Success Teaches Youth All the Wrong Lessons http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young audiences hit by barrage of TV and movie negativity about businesses, corporate ethics, capitalism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li>Children and young adults are spending more than 100 hours each month watching video, many in front of their TVs.</li></ul><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Media 2 Broke Girls anti-business anti-capitalism blacklist business capitalism CEOs consulting firms corporations dallas entertainment for youth Entertainment Media ethics fake news Frozen hard work hawaii 5-0 hollywood House of Lies How to Get Away with Murder Identity Thief Iron Man Occupy Wall Street Scandal Spiderman success The Daily Show The Great Gatsby top grossing films TV viewing young audiences Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48307 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood Millionaire Demands Equal Pay at Oscars http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywood-millionaire-demands-equal-pay-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Arquette uses acceptance speech to demand ‘wage equality,’ and equal rights for women. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133279" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">At the Academy Awards, Patricia Arquette won the Oscar for best supporting actress for “Boyhood.” Then rather than just making the traditional expressions of gratitude, she made a left turn into politics. </p><p dir="ltr">The millionaire actress used her acceptance speech to promote the myth that women in the workplace are largely paid less than men for the same jobs.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywood-millionaire-demands-equal-pay-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Labor Politics Academy Awards acceptance speech actress Boyhood equal pay equal rights for women hollywood millionaires Oscars Patricia Arquette pay disparity Pay Gap political rants Statistics wage equality Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:33:43 +0000 julia.seymour 48294 at http://www.mrc.org Street Artists Mock Eco-Activists Ed Begley, Jr., RFK Jr. Before Event http://www.mrc.org/articles/street-artists-mock-eco-activists-ed-begley-jr-rfk-jr-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Posters of the environmentalists depict them as ‘Saudi Approved,’ in love with ‘Arab oil.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Eco-activists Ed Begley Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., were mocked by anonymous street artists ahead of a Feb. 12, speaking gig in Hermosa Beach, California. The pair will be speaking at an environmental forum, but were ridiculed by several “Saudi Approved” posters in the town.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/street-artists-mock-eco-activists-ed-begley-jr-rfk-jr-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment arab oil Celebrities Ed Begley Jr. Environmentalism hollywood Hollywood Reporter Josh Tickell mockery oil and gas RFK Jr. saudi approved street art Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:23:49 +0000 julia.seymour 48237 at http://www.mrc.org Networks: American Sniper 'Igniting Debate' as It 'Glorifies Killing'? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-american-sniper-igniting-debate-it-glorifies-killing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>All three network morning shows on Tuesday spun&nbsp;<em>American Sniper</em>&nbsp;as controversial and possibly as a movie that "glorifies killing." ABC, CBS and NBC played up attacks by Michael Moore, but they ignored the most incendiary part of the liberal filmmaker's comments. &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-american-sniper-igniting-debate-it-glorifies-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc American Sniper Byron Pitts cbs George Stephanopoulos hollywood NBC Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:17:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 48052 at http://www.mrc.org Variety Editor Laughably Claims Hollywood 'Likes to Avoid Politics' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/variety-editor-laughably-claims-hollywood-likes-avoid-politics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday's <em>Today</em>, while discussing celebrities at Sunday's Golden Globes expressing solidarity with the French following a series of terrorist attacks, <em>Variety</em> magazine senior editor Ramin Setoodeh made an odd assertion: <strong>"It was a very political night and Hollywood usually likes to avoid politics, but last night they went all in and they were very political."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/variety-editor-laughably-claims-hollywood-likes-avoid-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Golden Globes hollywood NBC Ramin Setoodeh Variety Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:36:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 48000 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Nightly News Allows Correspondent Maria Shriver to Report on Her Own Movie http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-allows-correspondent-maria-shriver-report-her-own-movie <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During Tuesday’s&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>, one of the segments focused on a movie set to be released in theaters January 16 starring Julianne Moore as a woman faced with Alzheimers. While the movie, entitled “Still Alice,” focuses on an important topic and covering upcoming movie releases is nothing new for the networks, an executive producer for the movie is none other than NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-allows-correspondent-maria-shriver-report-her-own-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alzheimer's Alzheimer'sDisease Brian Williams conflict of interest hollywood Julianne Moore Maria Shriver NBC News NBC Nightly News Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:46:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47972 at http://www.mrc.org CBS and NBC Skip Liberal Hollywood's Race Jokes About Obama http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-skip-liberal-hollywoods-race-jokes-about-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CBS and NBC on Wednesday and Thursday ignored the revelation that a hacking attack has exposed liberal Hollywood executives making racial jokes about Barack Obama. Only ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;on Thursday noticed that powerful producer Scott Rudin and Sony co-chairwoman Amy Pascal (a high-profile Democrat) mocked the first African American President.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-and-nbc-skip-liberal-hollywoods-race-jokes-about-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Good Morning America hollywood Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:23:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 47838 at http://www.mrc.org Media, Lefty Outlets Wrong about “Interstellar” and Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-lefty-outlets-wrong-about-interstellar-and-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From national newspapers to niche publications, global warming routinely connected to ‘vague’ new Nolan film. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">“Interstellar” was a highly anticipated film, and one many liberals outlets expected to be the latest film to portray climate change as the cause of a dying Earth.</p><p dir="ltr">Writers at major news outlets like The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, as well as distinctly left-wing websites like Grist, The Huffington Post, and Slate all connected Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Interstellar” to climate change or global warming before or after its release.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-lefty-outlets-wrong-about-interstellar-and-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media apocalypse fiction Christopher Nolan Clash Climate Change climate fiction disaster movies film Global Warming hollywood huffington post independent Interstellar movie New York Times science fiction Slate Space Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:31:17 +0000 julia.seymour 47666 at http://www.mrc.org Affleck and Damon Team for Anti-Corporate SyFy project http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-and-damon-team-anti-corporate-syfy-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Incorporated’ series will be ‘thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">With their latest project, Oscar-winning actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will boldly go where they have gone before ... creating films that makes businesses the bad guys.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/ben-affleck-matt-damon-team-740349">The Hollywood Reporter</a> said on Oct. 13, they due will create “Incorporated” for SyFy. It will be a “a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-and-damon-team-anti-corporate-syfy-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Media anti-business movies Ben Affleck Boiler Room corporate villains corporations elysium espionage hollywood Incorporated Matt Damon poltics Promised Land Robo Cop SyFy the hollywood reporter Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:47 +0000 julia.seymour 47441 at http://www.mrc.org Kristen Stewart: ‘Judging the Detainees at Guantanamo Bay is ‘F*cking Evil’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristen-stewart-judging-detainees-guantanamo-bay-fcking-evil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Camp X-Ray’ movie bashes military, humanizes terrorists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rOZy2AW8vdg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><i>Authors Note: Explicit Language</i></p><p>Example #5,784,236 of Hollywood’s contempt for America, its interests and its soldiers: the Sundance film called “Camp X-Ray” and its not-so-bright star Kristen Stewart. Opening on Friday, October 17, the anti-military, pro-terrorist indy drama casts Stewart as a soldier assigned to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristen-stewart-judging-detainees-guantanamo-bay-fcking-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Islamification Patriotism Politics Guantanamo Bay hollywood Kristen Stewart War on Terror Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:22:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 47383 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star: Right-Wing News ‘Appallingly Shallow And Manipulative’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lord-rings-star-right-wing-news-appallingly-shallow-and-manipulative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fox News is so terrible it’s ‘like a horror movie.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://embed.live.huffingtonpost.com/HPLEmbedPlayer/?segmentId=53ece4bffe3444b532000236&amp;autoPlay=false" width="570" height="351" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lord-rings-star-right-wing-news-appallingly-shallow-and-manipulative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Fox News hollywood huffington post Viggo Mortensen Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:44:49 +0000 dan.gainor 47162 at http://www.mrc.org 'Obvious Child' not About Abortion, Claims 1,700-Word Article on Abortion http://www.mrc.org/articles/obvious-child-not-about-abortion-claims-1700-word-article-abortion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daily Beast praises abortion comedy while scolding Hollywood for not being pro-abortion enough. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a recent <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/10/why-deny-the-obvious-hollywood-s-backward-stance-on-abortion.html">article</a>, The Daily Beast writer, Teo Bugbee, bashes Hollywood for not making abortion flicks like ‘Obvious Child’ a long time ago. That’s exactly what we all want to see- abortion comedies in the box office every weekend. How fun.&nbsp; </p><p>Bugbee began by insisting that ‘Obvious Child’ is “not an abortion movie.” Yet here we are, reading a 1,700+ word article about how ‘Obvious Child’ is a revolutionary film about abortion.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obvious-child-not-about-abortion-claims-1700-word-article-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life Politics Abortion Daily Beast hollywood Obvious Child Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:35:43 +0000 mike.ciandella 46460 at http://www.mrc.org Believers and Nonbelievers to Hollywood: Stay with Bible or We Stay Home http://www.mrc.org/articles/believers-and-nonbelievers-hollywood-stay-bible-or-we-stay-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Poll shows audiences value Biblical, historical accuracy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Before “Noah” director Darron Aronofsky proudly told critics that his film was “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/director-whatever-you-think-noah-youre-fing-wrong">the least Biblical film ever made”</a> he might have wanted to ask audiences how important following the Bible was to them.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/believers-and-nonbelievers-hollywood-stay-bible-or-we-stay-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Bible Christians hollywood Noah Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:07:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 46443 at http://www.mrc.org Faith and Bible Tales Make Believers of Hollywood http://www.mrc.org/articles/faith-and-bible-tales-make-believers-hollywood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movies return to God, Good Book for material. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“The Greatest Story Ever Told,” is not the greatest movie ever made, but the 1965 epic about the life of Christ at least understood the nature of its source material. The Bible, Old and New Testaments alike, was a rich vein of subject matter – and profits – for the movie industry.<img src="http://img.movieberry.com/static/photos/155947/poster.jpg" style="float: right;" height="207" width="139" /></p> <p>Then in the late 1960s, Hollywood made it’s hard left turn and God and the Bible were all but forgotten in Tinsel Town. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/faith-and-bible-tales-make-believers-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith christian hollywood Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:56:04 +0000 matt.philbin 45664 at http://www.mrc.org S.O.S.! http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/sos <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2513" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-Noah.jpg?1393359328" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 25, 2014 - 3:12pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Christianity hollywood Noah'sArk Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:15:28 +0000 mike.ciandella 45626 at http://www.mrc.org