Hollywood movies

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RWBlue, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I see others posting how this movie or that actor is an anti-gun so they will not go see this or that. Fine, I agree vote with your $.

    Here is my question, what movies with good actors are good gun guy movies?
    BTW, I am not asking for your favorite movie or your favorite actor.

    Based on what I am seeing if you eliminate anti-gun movies, anti-gun directors, anti-gun actors.....that eliminates pretty much all TV and movies.
     
  2. silentpoet

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    Tom Selleck is progun. You are free to watch whoever you want to for whatever reason you choose and I exercise the same freedom. For me it depends on how much of a ****** the actor is about it. And clooney is probably the biggest ****** in the universe.
     

  3. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Bruce Willis is RKBA and raising his kids the same. Like Selleck, not afraid to say so.
     
  4. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I like them, but I can not think of one movie or show... where someone in the movie/show is not anti-gun.
     
  5. Hawkwood

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    I don't go to the movies to make a statement. If I WANT to make a statement...I will write an article to the paper, I will make a speech in front of a civic group, I will engage with my local, state and federal officials to work on policy issues, or I will get out my checkbook and write a fat one to someone whom I think deserves my support and embodies those qualities I believe necessary for the continuation of my priorities. But if I screened what I read and viewed, where I shopped, which products I did or did not use based on whether or not said actor or author was a ******...well, I'd miss out on some great cinema and fantastic books. If we only allow ourselves to be exposed to those ideas we agree with, from authors and directors and actors with whom we agree...we would be limiting our understanding of the world.

    What if an anti-gunner said they only wanted to surround themselves with anti-gun people and didn't want to go anywhere or talk to anyone that disagreed with them. We would laugh our asses off and call them closed-minded and say that if they tried shooting, they might like it, or have a better understanding of why we all enjoy it so much. Well...what's good for the goose, is good for the gander. It doesn't mean that you have to be so weak-minded that you lose your principles, but people who do this come off looking like idiots, like they are self-righteously obsessed with their hobby....like...like... vegetarians or PETA activists. Moreover, does anyone think that George Clooney - who maybe gets a few cents from your attending his latest film - gives a giant steaming pile of poo whether or not YOU attend his movie, and what YOUR personal political agenda is? We have an overblown sense of self-importance and love to try to impress others with our sense of principle. See the movie, don't see the movie...and for whatever reason you want. But you might be shutting yourself out from a wider understanding and a common cultural connection with the world around you...and for a reason that no one else cares about.
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Kelsey Grammer is very open about being right wing in a left wing environment.
     
  7. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I stopped going to the theatrer in 1984, not because of any political views of the actors, after all, I don't ask my plumber if he's a hippie socialist, but because the product just wasn't worth the cost of a ticket anymore.

    The marketing of such films, and remember, this is pre-200-channel TV, just made me want to shoot my television set. Every movie was the greatest film ever made, every newspaper crtiic peed their pants over it and when I saw the movie, it was just awful.

    They hype has gotten worse, the films haven't gotten better. I am not a customer.