Category: Entertainment

Dec 04 2019

The Infantilization of Popular Culture

Why are comic book super hero movies so enduringly popular now? Because a high percentage of chronological adults “have chosen to freeze their brains in a state of permanent adolescence.” As Paul Joseph Watson explains, this is a symptom of an epidemic of arrested emotional development (AED):

At this point, the entire mainstream of our AED-addled culture is for children. This is both a cause and an effect of moonbattery.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Dec 04 2019

Josh Brolin Tries Perineum Sunning, Gets Burned

It is very disappointing to learn that Hollyweirdo Josh Brolin does not read Moonbattery.com. If he did, he would have known better that to engage in the latest wacky fad, perineum sunning. Readers were warned that the skin down there is not used to sunshine. It is his own fault that it now hurts to sit down.

Via Fox News:

“Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did. My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain,” Brolin shared on Instagram, along with a string of curse words calling out the “stupid” trend that may in fact be detrimental to one’s health.

The trend is stupid, all right. But Josh is in a poor position to say so.

On a tip from Steve T.

Dec 03 2019

Lights Camera Bias

Hollywood exemplifies political correctness at its most militant. Yet even from there, we hear moonbats like Will Smith bark that it isn’t diverse enough. Like academia, Tinseltown could demonstrate that its love of diversity is not a sham by showing at least a scintilla of tolerance for intellectual diversity.

Since that is not going to happen in the foreseeable future, let’s hope that the free market is able to provide an alternative to Hollyweird. After all, countermoonbattery sells. John Stossel gives some examples:

Dec 01 2019

Alyssa Milano Makes Her Case by Weeping Gratuitously

Sometimes a moonbat just needs a good cry — such as when she has no coherent arguments in defense of her position. In this guffaw-inducing video from last summer, Tinseltown revolutionary Alyssa Milano demonstrates by blubbering like a broken-hearted teenager. She is upset about the Border Patrol doing its job by defending her country from foreign invasion, even when the invaders have been encouraged to employ children as weapons:

Alyssa must realize that the grownups won’t use reason on someone who is weeping over nothing. There wouldn’t be much use.

On a tip from Frances John.

Nov 29 2019

Tim Allen Versus the Thought Police

Even the moonbats on The View seem to agree with Tim Allen that political correctness is killing our sense of humor:

Allen has made good points regarding the dominance of political correctness before — like this one:

“The left-wing point of view is so pervasive that they don’t even realize it’s a point of view.”

That’s what happens when radicals march through institutions like entertainment and the news media, establishing hegemony. They create the illusion that their wacky viewpoint equates to objective reality. Anyone challenging it is then seen as a dangerous subversive.

Nov 26 2019

Theme of The Hunt Reemerges in Hunters

Hollyweird is all about fantasies. Killing regular Americans who do not share their ideology or lifestyle is a fantasy sure to excite the rigidly intolerant left-wing degenerates who dominate the place.

They made a movie called The Hunt, featuring rich liberals who pay for an opportunity to hunt down and murder deplorables. But that had to be put on hold, because releasing it in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings would have resulted in pushback.

The Hunt was produced by Jason Blum. As noted earlier,

Jason Blum also produced Get Out, an appalling movie written and directed by black supremacist Jordan Peele that encourages the audience to root for a black protagonist as he murders white people.

Now Amazon has announced an original series entitled Hunters, executive produced by the same Jordan Peele, who has made himself into a big deal in Tinseltown by presenting white people being killed as entertainment.

As noted at Summit News, the show…

…features a group of “diverse” vigilantes who hunt down and kill “Nazis,” some of whom are depicted wearing red MAGA-style hats.

Looks like a screechingly sanctimonious version of The Hunt, without the saving grace of possible ambivalence as to whether the deplorables are the bad guys.

On a tip from Ellen Olenska.

Nov 14 2019

Disney Puts Warning Labels on Classic Films

In the olden days, entertainment sometimes featured parental warnings to flag obscenity or other content unsuitable for innocent children. That’s not how things work as liberal utopia begins to unfold. Now it is from political incorrectness that children must be protected.

From CNET:

Disney has added disclaimers to movies such as Dumbo, The Jungle Book and Lady and the Tramp warning of “outdated cultural depictions.”

Worse than the PC warnings is actually retroactively altering classic films so that they conform to this week’s prevailing ideology.

It was reported by some outlets that the studio would cut some controversial scenes, such as one from Dumbo featuring a crow named Jim Crow, but other outlets have said the scene hasn’t been removed. Disney also “reinvented” the The Siamese Cat Song from the original Lady and the Tramp for the company’s live-action remake.

Song of the South is missing altogether from DisneyPlus, as it has been deemed insufficiently reverent toward persons of politically preferred pigmentation. Anything that references the South as a social/political/historical entity is a thought crime suitable for the memory hole, as we have learned repeatedly during the war on statues and on the Rebel Flag.

Given their rigid ideological intolerance and their incremental approach, it is only a matter of time before the progressives who control entertainment deform or erase all culture produced by the past. “History starts with us,” according to radical leftists from the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution to the woke degenerates currently taking axes to America’s culture and heritage.

Nov 12 2019

GLAAD Demands 20% of TV Characters Be LGBT

The LGBT militants at GLAAD have issued a demand. They insist that one in five television characters be conspicuous perverts by the year 2025. No doubt this directive will meet with the usual obsequious compliance.

From a GLAAD publication entitled “Where We Are on TV: 2019-2020”:

GLAAD is calling on the industry to ensure that 20 percent of series regular characters on primetime scripted broadcast series are LGBTQ by 2025. Further, we would challenge all platforms to make sure that within the next two years, half of LGBTQ characters on every platform are people of color. While broadcast has actually hit this mark two years in a row, cable and streaming have yet to reach this goal.

The 20% quota may seem outrageous, when you consider that despite the relentless encouragement of youth to embrace sexual perversion, social engineers have only recently pushed the percentage of the US population that identifies as LGBT up to 4.5%.

However, the demand is not so preposterous when you consider that blacks only make up 13% of the population, yet comprise at least half of the faces seen in television commercials.

Sexual deviants are as oppressed as blacks right? If you don’t think so, you are a homophobe and a transphobe. If you do think so, you must agree they deserve the same share of the cultural spoils.

In utopia, everyone on television with be both black and homosexual. Only then can we completely eradicate whiteness and heteronormativity.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Now the End Begins.

Nov 03 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate Suffers Dark Fate of Politicization

To judge from this review of Terminator: Dark Fate, what progressive social engineers have done to the formerly entertaining Terminator franchise is emblematic of what they are doing to American culture in general. It appears that the latest installment is a Ghostbusters-style all-female reboot of the series that will fall flat for anyone but devoted social justice warriors.

The very fiber of this film comes off as someone who is ashamed that the foundation of this franchise does not fit their current day intersectional feminist worldview, so they decided to change it by repealing and replacing everything they felt was problematic with more progressive friendly elements.

For example, primary protagonist John Connor is killed off a few minutes into the movie so that he can be replaced by Dani Ramos.

Because in the world of intersectionality, the only thing they see is a white male action star who just doesn’t fit the bill of the modern Hollywood diversity and inclusion agenda so he must be replaced. If you thought it was bad enough that they made John a villain in the last movie, the progressive Gods decided it was time for him to die thus rendering the plot of multiple films completely and utterly useless. At no point does anyone stop and understand that John Connor is the glue that keeps this entire franchise together. The character who both Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese sacrificed life and love for in the only two movies that are worth a damn because he symbolized humanity, leadership, and hope.

But now he represents what all white males represent to Hollyweird — i.e., all things bad. Evidently his replacement Dani is not only a Woman of Color but also an illegal alien. Stand by for the next sequel, where she is replaced in turn by a transgender Muslim.

Since Tinseltown is out of ideas, it has settled on a strategy of politically correct remakes of the movies produced in more creative times. Woke reviewers will praise the trash to prove they are not sexist/racist/blah blah blah.

Every impactful scene is an unoriginal retelling of an event that has already taken place in a prior movie that did it far better. The endgame of Dark Fate is to hand the movie over to progressive women so that they can be given something that they could never achieve on their own merits…a successful franchise.

As in economics, so in culture. Progressives cannot create wealth. They can only dissipate or destroy it.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 02 2019

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle has triggered many a moonbat by poking fun at sacred cows not only on the right but also on the left. What he said as he accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington last Sunday probably has them blowing smoke out their ears.

On the topic of comedians he knows to be “very racist,” Chappelle said:

“(I) don’t get mad at ’em, don’t hate on ’em,” he said. “Man, it’s not that serious. The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the First one doesn’t work out.”

That’s how you get a reputation for being edgy and interesting in the world of comedy these days: say a few things that aren’t moonbatty. It takes a lot more nerve than wallowing in the one-sided cultural bullying displayed by mediocrities on venues like Saturday Night Live.

On a tip from Bill589.

Oct 27 2019

Bad Timing From Saturday Night Live

Given the context, last night Saturday Night Live was funny for a change. The disconnect between the liberal bubble within which television programming is created and the actual world outside that bubble was hilariously displayed during the cold open.

Pete Davidson played an ISIS terrorist who thanks Trump:

“I was a prisoner in Syria until last week when you freed me, so I just wanted to say thank you for bringing jobs back — to ISIS! And I promise that I will make ISIS great again! Whoo!”

Breaking overnight:

The suicide of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was preceded by a largescale U.S. Special Operations forces raid on a compound in northern Syria’s Idlib Province, where the terrorist leader was thought to be hiding. …

Trump watched the raid unfold on Saturday night from the White House Situation Room.

I guess he had better things to do than watch Saturday Night Live.

For humor to work, it has to be in touch with reality. But SNL has abandoned humor for drab, mean-spirited sniping at regular Americans.

On a tip from Byron.

Oct 18 2019

I Can See Why Tom Arnold Deleted This

Tom Arnold gives an idea of the level of hysterical bloodthirsty Jacobinism that prevails in Tinseltown these days:

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This was in response to a Trump tweet referring to the size of the turnout for a campaign rally in Dallas yesterday — which of course is where John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Arnold’s threat received 617 likes before someone told the idiot (who has threatened Trump before) to take it down before the Secret Service shows up at his door. It’s getting scary out there.

On a tip from Stormfax. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers, Conservative Opinion.

Oct 15 2019

Cinderella Remake Features Black Transgender Fairy Godmother

Nothing is sacred for leftist social engineers. On the contrary, the more innocent and traditional something is, the more they long to corrupt and deface it. Take the classic fairy tales that have been with us for centuries. They are no longer suitable for children once progressives have gotten hold of them. Sony Pictures is defiling the wholesome 1950 Disney classic Cinderella with a remake. The Fairy Godmother will be a black transsexual played by the ostentatiously homosexual Billy Porter.

Via RT:

So commonplace is the woke makeover these days that the news was greeted with nothing but syrupy enthusiasm from the media. “Billy Porter Should Absolutely Be Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother,” gushed Vanity Fair, to the deafening squeals of a hundred “Yass Kween”s in the comments section.

If ‘Fairy Godmother Billy Porter’ doesn’t have an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor written all over it, we don’t know what does,” sassed gay magazine PinkNews. “It’s safe to say,” chirped women’s magazine site Refinery29, Cinderella “will be nothing short of fabulous.”

No doubt PinkNews is correct regarding the Academy Award, since recipients are determined mainly on the basis of moonbattery.

Moonbats are using disgust to drive regular Americans out of what should be their own culture.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Oct 13 2019

Hanoi Jane Gets Herself Arrested

To be born into Tinseltown royalty is to never have to grow up. If Hanoi Jane Fonda still hasn’t grown up at age 81, it is safe to say she never will. Friday she deliberately got herself arrested by blocking the steps to the US Capitol on behalf of the climate.

Since helping communists to defeat the USA on the battlefield is not currently an option, she campaigns against our standard of living — which generally is already much lower than her own.

No doubt she hopes the Al Sharpton–style stunt will remind people that she is still alive. That would explain why her fellow moonbats at Netflix explicitly gave her time off from a series to indulge in juvenile activism.

Hanoi Jane says she was inspired by the conspicuously delusional autistic teenager Greta Thunberg to move to DC for a few months so that she could devote herself to political exhibitionism. Children don’t learn from elders in the world of ultramoonbats; it’s the other way around.

She was particularly inspired by Greta being so upset about the climate continuing to fluctuate like it always has that she allegedly stopped speaking for a year. If only Hanoi Jane would follow her example and shut up for a while.

From Fox News:

When asked by a reporter what compelled her and others to take that extra step to go up onto the steps and be arrested, she said: “Well, because it brings people like you here. It attracts media.”

No duh, as kids used to say. But at least she admits this is a theatrical production devoted to promoting her latest lunatic cause and/or her career.

More honesty from Hanoi Jane:

“[T]here’s gonna be more and more and more of these direct actions and civil disobedience, non-violent disobedience. If necessary, we’re gonna have to be able to bring things to a halt.”

Bringing civilization to a halt is what the global warming hoax is all about. If leftists succeed, the suffering will be almost unimaginable. But when the smoke clears, maybe they will be able to impose utopia on those who survive the starvation that would result from the Green New Deal.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Oct 08 2019

Why the Woke Establishment Hates Joker

The moonbat establishment does not want you to watch Joker. Paul Joseph Watson explains why:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Oct 03 2019

The Joker

If someone were to make the media’s day by going on a shooting rampage at the new Joker movie, would it be the movie’s fault? Paul Joseph Watson says no:

He needn’t worry. The movie won’t get the blame anyway. The NRA and the US Constitution will.

On tips from Kate P.

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