movie http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2445/all en 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: U.S. Should Send Foreign Aid to Detroit http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-us-should-send-foreign-aid-detroit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor/Director says struggling city needs more taxpayer help. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129648" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Oscar-winner Ben Affleck told NBC’s Brian Williams that the city of Detroit would be a more deserving recipient of U.S. foreign aid than the countries currently receiving funds. &nbsp;Affleck discussed several of his new film roles in an interview broadcast on “Nightly News” Sept. 30, including his leading role in the Batman movie being filmed in Detroit because of its “post-apocalyptic” feel, according to NBC. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/affleck-us-should-send-foreign-aid-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Economy Government Media Taxes actor american cities Bailout Batman Ben Affleck Brian Williams Detroit economic decline foreign aid movie NBC Nightly News taxes taxpayer bailout Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:34:39 +0000 julia.seymour 47277 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Snowpiercer:’ A Train Ride Through the Horrors of Liberal Extremism http://www.mrc.org/bmi/snowpiercer-train-ride-through-horrors-liberal-extremism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberals see only ‘class warfare’ in this Korean thriller, mostly ignore villain’s embrace of radical left-wing views. </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><strong>SPOILER ALERT</strong></p><p dir="ltr">It is true that people see what they want to see. Far-left websites Alternet, <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2014/06/snowpiercer_directed_by_bong_joon_ho_reviewed.html">Slate</a> and Mother Jones all raved about the “class warfare” themes and “political allegory” of “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5PwfEMBM0&amp;feature=kp">Snowpiercer</a>,” a violent, Korean-made, art house picture set entirely on a train circumnavigating the globe.</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/bmi/snowpiercer-train-ride-through-horrors-liberal-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Business MRC Business Art & Entertainment Government Life Media Politics alternet balance Bong Joon-ho class warfare film independent film Korean filmmaker mother jones movie Occupy Wall Street revolution sanctity of life Slate Snowpiercer sustainability thrillers Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46649 at http://www.mrc.org New Godzilla Flick Sneaks Radical Environmentalism into Flashy Special Effects http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-godzilla-flick-sneaks-radical-environmentalism-flashy-special-effects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie portrays Godzilla as nature’s revenge against modern civilization and humans who ‘deserve it.’ </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It is a sad day when the iconic Godzilla becomes a vessel for extreme environmentalism.</p><p dir="ltr">Gareth Edwards’ remake of the classic “Godzilla” pushed a strong environmental message where three massive monsters serve as nature’s brutal revenge against mankind’s abuse of the earth. The film which opened on May 16, sent multiple messages including anti-nuclear power and the message that “humanity has abused” the world and “deserved” Godzilla’s attack, according to the director.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-godzilla-flick-sneaks-radical-environmentalism-flashy-special-effects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Environmentalism gareth edwards Godzilla movie nuclear energy nuclear power remake Fri, 16 May 2014 17:15:50 +0000 julia.seymour 46276 at http://www.mrc.org Gosnell Movie Tops $1 Million in Fundraising http://www.mrc.org/articles/gosnell-movie-tops-1-million-fundraising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Filmmakers strive to tell the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Americans are speaking out against the media – with their money.</p> <p>Midway through the <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gosnell-movie#home">Indiegogo campaign</a>, the Gosnell movie raised $1 million– almost half of the $2.1 million needed to direct and produce the story of America’s “most prolific serial killer.” The project recently made headlines for becoming the <a href="http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/gosnell-becomes-most-funded-film-to-date-on-indiegogo/">most-funded movie ever</a> on “crowdfunding” site Indigogo, with more than 10, 600 contributors. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gosnell-movie-tops-1-million-fundraising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Life Abortion Gosnell movie prolife Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:31:06 +0000 dan.gainor 46046 at http://www.mrc.org Gosnell Movie to Unveil the ‘Most Prolific Serial Killer’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/gosnell-movie-unveil-most-prolific-serial-killer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Independent filmmaker raises funds to bypass Gosnell media censorship. </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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>He’s America’s “biggest serial killer,” though hardly anyone recognizes his name: Dr. Kermit Gosnell. But an independent filmmaker plans to change that by challenging the media through a grassroots fundraiser.&nbsp; <img width="306" height="193" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/gosnellmovie.JPG" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gosnell-movie-unveil-most-prolific-serial-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Media Politics Abortion Kermit Gosnell movie Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:49:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 45893 at http://www.mrc.org Eco-Terrorists Attack Conservatives in New Film http://www.mrc.org/articles/eco-terrorists-attack-conservatives-new-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enviro film ‘Greedy Lying Bastards’ opens in more theaters after box office flop. </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 dir="ltr">“Greedy Lying Bastards” follows “An Inconvenient Truth” in the climate change alarmism documentary film genre. The difference is this film lacked Al Gore’s name to give it momentum, although it has gotten some <a href="http://www.mrc.org/node/42834">help from CNN</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/eco-terrorists-attack-conservatives-new-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Al Gore animal liberation front bias climate alarmism Climate Change climate skepticism climate skeptics CNN craig rosebraugh Daryl Hannah Documentary earth liberation front eco-terrorism FBI film global temperatures Global Warming Greedy Lying Bastards hoax James Hansen LA Times Media Bias movie Sen. James Inhofe Tulsa World Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:18:23 +0000 julia.seymour 43097 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Spring Breakers’ Features Disney Stars With Drugs and Threesomes http://www.mrc.org/articles/spring-breakers-features-disney-stars-drugs-and-threesomes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood targets young viewers with sex-filled 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/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s like watching the Disney princesses become dragons: seeing starlets like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens “prove” they’re mature by dabbling in drugs and booze while stripping down for steamy sex scenes.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/spring-breakers-features-disney-stars-drugs-and-threesomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family disney movie sex Spring Breakers Threesomes Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:13:14 +0000 dan.gainor 42904 at http://www.mrc.org Upcoming Damon Film Takes Class Warfare to Final Frontier http://www.mrc.org/articles/upcoming-damon-film-takes-class-warfare-final-frontier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set in 2159, only the richest can inhabit space colony ‘Elysium,’ while poor ‘rot in their own filth’ on Earth. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Hollywood types love a good class warfare story. <br /><br />A new Sony Pictures film set to release on Aug. 9, 2013, is no exception. “Elysium” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set far into the future, where “Sometime in the future, the class divide of the 1% grows so intense that the richest of the rich decide to build their own colony in space - the titular Elysium - where poor people are not allowed to live,” according to <a href="http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/69173-elysium-photos-make-a-call#4k59QZHEbWTQKjq1.99">TGDaily</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/upcoming-damon-film-takes-class-warfare-final-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Economy 1 percent 99 Percent class warfare elysium film hollywood Jodie Foster Matt Damon movie occupy Occupy Wall Street sony pictures Space Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:35:59 +0000 julia.seymour 42711 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Promised Land’ Continues Hollywood Anti-Fracking Campaign http://www.mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Damon claims he wants to start conversation, but movie depicts gas company employees as liars. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even with its plot twist, Matt Damon’s “Promised Land” is more of the same Hollywood anti-fracking propaganda we’ve seen before. And it isn’t even great propaganda. It made only a little more than <a href="http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/">$4 million</a> its opening weekend, putting it at number ten in the weekend totals, right behind “The Guilt Trip,” according to Box Office Mojo.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Energy Environment anti-fracking bribes Deception Dimock Dustin Noble energy Environmentalism film Fracking frank yates hollywood horizontal drilling hydraulic fracturing john kradinski Liar Matt Damon movie movie reviwe natural gas Promised Land scorch the earth steve butler Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:25:55 +0000 julia.seymour 42182 at http://www.mrc.org Reporter Wonders if Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Film Will Have Any Effect in Texas http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-wonders-if-matt-damons-anti-fracking-film-will-have-any-effect-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter from Soros-funded NPR StateImpact confuses fact and Hollywood fiction. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If Hollywood doesn’t like something, then clearly state legislators should react. At least that’s what Dave Fehling, NPR’s StateImpact Texas reporter suggested. StateImpact is a “reporting project of local public media and NPR,” and has many financial backers including George Soros (through his Open Society Foundations).<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-wonders-if-matt-damons-anti-fracking-film-will-have-any-effect-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Media Dave Fehling drilling film Fracking gas George Soros hollywood Holman Jenkins hydraulic fracturing Matt Damon movie NPR oil Phelim McAleer Promised Land Regulation StateImpact Texas Variety Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:02:30 +0000 julia.seymour 42075 at http://www.mrc.org FrackNation to premiere on AXS TV in January http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracknation-premiere-axs-tv-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Filmmaker Phelim McAleer’s movie which he says ‘tells the truth about fracking’ will debut on television Jan. 22. </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>Less than a week after Great Britain <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/13/uk-energy-britain-shale-idUKBRE8BC0A720121213">lifted its ban on hydraulic fracturing</a>, there is more news that will make fracking opponents unhappy. <a href="http://www.axs.tv/">AXS television</a>, formerly HDNet, has agreed to air the film “FrackNation” next month.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracknation-premiere-axs-tv-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Energy Government Health Media Documentary drilling energy extraction film Fracking FrackNation fuel gas hydraulic fracturing Josh Fox mark cuban movie natural gas Phelim McAleer Ryan Seacrest shale gas the hollywood reporter water Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:37:47 +0000 julia.seymour 42054 at http://www.mrc.org Another Strange Communism Headline from NYTimes: 'Summoning Halcyon Days of Failed Ideals' in East Germany http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/another-strange-communism-headline-nytimes-summoning-halcyon-days-failed-ideals-east-germ <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content" id="node-content"> <p>Dictatorship and double standards invade the<em> New York Times</em> once again. Check the headline over Dennis Lim's Sunday Arts &amp; Leisure profileof the director of "Barbara," set in Communist East Germany in 1980: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/movies/christian-petzold-directs-barbara-starring-nina-hoss.html?pagewanted=all">Summoning Halcyon Days Of Failed Ideals</a>." "Failed Ideals"?</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/another-strange-communism-headline-nytimes-summoning-halcyon-days-failed-ideals-east-germ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts barbara Communism East Germany Headlines movie Tue, 11 Dec 2012 03:58:24 +0000 clay.waters 42003 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Atlas Shrugged 2’ Gives Media Another Chance to Demonize Rand http://www.mrc.org/articles/atlas-shrugged-2-gives-media-another-chance-demonize-rand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Critics can’t pass up another opportunity to hate on conservatives. </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/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Traditional media weren’t the biggest fans of the movie “Atlas Shrugged: Part I” when it was released in April 2011. With “Atlas Shrugged Part II: The Strike” set to hit theaters on Oct. 12, it’ll be hard to top the derision of the last movie. Most reviews of the first film were short and to the point – this movie was terrible because conservatives, more specifically the Tea Party, will like it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/atlas-shrugged-2-gives-media-another-chance-demonize-rand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand libertarian movie Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:53:43 +0000 dan.gainor 41461 at http://www.mrc.org ‘The Perfect Family’ Mocks Devout Catholics as Unthinking Bigots http://www.mrc.org/articles/perfect-family-mocks-devout-catholics-unthinking-bigots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New film celebrates obligatory homosexual subplot and gay marriage. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mockery of religion in general and Catholicism in particular is commonplace in Hollywood – from Showtime’s <a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/the-borgias/home">“The Borgias”</a> to the recent <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp-om69-fBo">“Three Stooges”</a> movie which features Kate Upton wearing a “nun-kini.” The latest installment of Catholic-bashing, <a href="http://www.theperfectfamilymovie.com/">“The Perfect Family,”</a> is slated to come out May 4 – and predictably stereotypes Catholics who believe and practice what their Church teaches as unfeeling busybodies. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/perfect-family-mocks-devout-catholics-unthinking-bigots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment gay Kathleen Turner LGBT movie Perfect Family Wed, 02 May 2012 20:42:05 +0000 dan.gainor 39971 at http://www.mrc.org