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Pro-American vs. anti-American at the box office. Two movies with the same production team, same director, and same screenwriter. One movie has a positive view of American efforts in the War on Terror, the other makes U.S. soldiers look crazy and irresponsible. Guess which one did seven times better at the box office?

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MDLION
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Michelle Obama made a short speech live from the White House during the Oscars at the end and then announced that the Best Picture was “Argo”. Why do they have to insert themselves constantly into every major event in the country?!

Karmaa
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I don’t watch movies, so I have zero interest in awards shows. My daughter and hubby do occasionally watch them though, and I will mock the hideously ugly dresses and the botox-ed faces if I walk through the room.

As for why the obamas feel the need to insert themselves in every TV event – they are attention whores! They are making themselves into celebrities, and they are doing it by increasing their exposure, while limiting it at the same time. They become much more valuable. Kind of like Oprah in her heyday. If she showed up for something, it was instantly a big deal. But because it was relatively few (but extremely high exposure) things, she increased her value. Supply and demand.

These people want to be unapproachable, but still seem “in touch”. You can’t get near Beyonce, but she is everywhere and the average sheeple thinks they “know” her. That’s what these imposters are doing. Sickening!

Sidekick
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Exactly why I didn’t torture myself and watch the show. I knew the producers would do omething like that.

poppajoe49
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I had no idea they would do that, but just watching these awards shows is torture. Maybe the CIA should consider making terrorists watch looping tapes of these shows instead of waterboarding! Keep the commercials in the tape too, that’ll teach em!

MDLION
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I hope to see “Zero Dark Thirty” when it drops to the discount theater nearby. I saw “SkyFall” there recently and was surprised how much I enjoyed it as I am not really a Bond fan. Jesse Chastain didn’t stand a chance to win the Oscar for “Zero Dark Thirty”. I’m actually glad Jennifer Lawrence won though. She grew up in the Prospect section of Louisville, which is not too far from where I live in the East end. I’m looking forward to seeing “Lincoln” eventually. Daniel Day-Lewis won for Best Actor.

Sidekick
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Maybe I’m missing something but I didn’t think Hurt Locker was anti-American. Jeremy Renner’s character was too reckless and EOD specialists don’t act like infantrymen but I thought the movie was more anti-war (all war not just Iraq) than anything else.

I thought Zero Dark Thirty was great. I won’t torture myself and watch the Oscars but my Best Picture pick is Argo, DD Lewis for Best Actor, and Anne Hathaway for Best Actress. I couldn’t care less about the rest of the roster.

poppajoe49
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I would be lying if I said I could effectively evaluate either film, I haven’t seen either one.
I will however admit that I believe Hollyweird will make anti American themed movies, despite their moneymaking abilities, just to make a point.
Just as I believe pro American movies will have a hard time being made by the major studios, because they don’t fit the progressive agenda.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Their are so many Dipshit Liberals in charge on Hollywierd now days, a John Ford movie wouldn’t even be nominated, let alone win an award.

KW Willy
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Just to carry that thought a wee bit further, how far would a John Wayne movie get? He would probably have won his oscar a whole lot sooner as I’m sure his decision to avoid the draft would have been a huge feather in his cap instead of the negative it was/is.

Bonfire of the Absurdities
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Any guesses as to which movies win all the prizes and critical acclaim? The proles vote with their dollars, their betters vote with their praise.

JPTravis
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Hurt Locker won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Zero Dark Thirty almost certainly will not.

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