Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I just heard the list of this year's Oscar nominations. As expected Ang Lee's valentine to the gay movement Brokeback Mountain has a basket full of nominations. Anti-Israel screed Munich edged out Walk The Line and Serenity, Nathion Fillion, Summer Glau and Joss Whedon were ignored. Narnia and the latest Harry Potter were also shut out (unless they got a nomination in a technical category).

Hollywood's love affair with movies which throw mud on things such as faith, family, patriotism and courage (unless it is the courage of some kind of left-wing activist) continues. It doesn't matter that the only real money which is coming into Hollywood is from the kind of movie which the academy routinely ignores. All that counts is that the Hollywood left gets to hold its party and pat itself on the back.

Keep it up guys. If box office receipts continue to fall pretty soon you'll be paying people to go the movies.