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As the Box Office Craters, Clooney and Damon Attack Suburban Americans… Again
Sep 6th, 2017 at 4:53pm
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In Hollywood, Clooney and Daman are seen as good little white-boy liberals, working hard to help expose the evil racist white man in suburbia, through their new movie!   Grin  Smiley

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As the Box Office Craters, Clooney and Damon Attack Suburban Americans… Again



By: John Nolte
5 Sep 2017

George Clooney has directed another movie — you know, because his previous ones have been such huge moneymakers. This one is called Suburbicon. It stars Matt Damon. It hits theaters October 27. The reviews have been a tad brutal.  And I’m guessing that these two paragraphs from the Hollywood Reporter pretty much sum things up:

But it pushes too hard from the start, then steadily goes off the rails from dark to dyspeptic, lacking the originality, bite or tonal consistency to make up for dipping from a very familiar James M. Cain well. Its bigger problem is a timely subplot about virulent racism among white Americans that comes off as a mishandled afterthought.

Paramount’s best bet is to push the novelty of Matt Damon and Julianne Moore playing characters who appear on the surface to be regular 1950s archetypes — the dependable breadwinner and the sweet-as-pie homemaker, respectively — before being exposed as amoral schemers when their bad decisions unravel. But there’s been a long history of more incisive movies about the poisonous soul lurking beneath the reassuring cookie-cutter order of suburban America, and this one ultimately brings little that’s fresh.

Yes, you read that correctly. Clooney’s story is set during the Eisenhower 50’s and will look at the dark, hypocritical and racist underbelly of white, suburban America — a genre that really hasn’t really been explored thoroughly enough through American Beauty, Donnie Darko, The Stepford Wives, Revolutionary Road, Blue Velvet, Happiness, Parents, The Ice Storm, Little Children, Ordinary People, In the Bedroom, Far From Heaven, The Virgin Suicides, Pleasantville, Edward Scissorhands, Serial Mom, Heathers, The Truman Show, Suburbia, and, and, and…

Honestly, is there a leftwing Hollywood trope more played out than the dark-underbelly-of-suburbia-genre? Actually, there is one. The leftwing McCarthyism genre. So why doesn’t Clooney just go ahead and direct one of those– oh, wait.

With the 2017 box office coming off its worst summer in 25 years, could the timing be worse to hand a mediocre director like Clooney tens of millions of dollars to once again insult millions and millions of customers with yet another attack on suburbia? Yet another tired, elitist attack from our Hollywood Overlords, from snobs who have probably never even driven through a suburb, much less spent any real time in one?


MORE>http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/09/05/suburbicon-box-office-craters-...
  

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Re: As the Box Office Craters, Clooney and Damon Attack Suburban Americans… Again
Reply #1 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 5:11pm
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stu_gatze wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 4:53pm:
...American Beauty, Donnie Darko, The Stepford Wives, Revolutionary Road, Blue Velvet, Happiness, Parents, The Ice Storm, Little Children, Ordinary People, In the Bedroom, Far From Heaven, The Virgin Suicides, Pleasantville, Edward Scissorhands, Serial Mom, Heathers, The Truman Show, Suburbia, and, and, and…

I take it the author's a Leave It to Beaver fan.
  
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Demos wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 5:11pm:
I take it the author's a Leave It to Beaver fan.


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I wouldn't know, .. as I don't know anything about the author, 'John Nolte'. -- and even if he was a fan of ''Leave It To Beaver'', as you say, why would it or should it matter?

Think about it! -- why should it matter? 
  

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Reply #3 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 9:21pm
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stu_gatze wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 9:07pm:
Think about it! -- why should it matter? 

Yes, think about it. How is Leave It to Beaver significantly different than the movies he mentioned? They don't present some idealized version of American life, whereas the Beav does.

Do I need to keep spelling this out for you, or are starting to get it?

Several of them are also actually quite good.
  
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stu_gatze wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 9:07pm:
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I wouldn't know, .. as I don't know anything about the author, 'John Nolte'. -- and even if he was a fan of ''Leave It To Beaver'', as you say, why would it or should it matter?

Think about it! -- why should it matter? 



such a hassle to think about but I get everyone takes their lumps  Roll Eyes
  
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stu_gatze wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 4:53pm:
In Hollywood, Clooney and Daman are seen as good little white-boy liberals, working hard to help expose the evil racist white man in suburbia, through their new movie!   Grin  Smiley

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As the Box Office Craters, Clooney and Damon Attack Suburban Americans… Again

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/09/DamonSuburbicon-640x480.jpg

By: John Nolte
5 Sep 2017

George Clooney has directed another movie — you know, because his previous ones have been such huge moneymakers. This one is called Suburbicon. It stars Matt Damon. It hits theaters October 27. The reviews have been a tad brutal.  And I’m guessing that these two paragraphs from the Hollywood Reporter pretty much sum things up:

But it pushes too hard from the start, then steadily goes off the rails from dark to dyspeptic, lacking the originality, bite or tonal consistency to make up for dipping from a very familiar James M. Cain well. Its bigger problem is a timely subplot about virulent racism among white Americans that comes off as a mishandled afterthought.

Paramount’s best bet is to push the novelty of Matt Damon and Julianne Moore playing characters who appear on the surface to be regular 1950s archetypes — the dependable breadwinner and the sweet-as-pie homemaker, respectively — before being exposed as amoral schemers when their bad decisions unravel. But there’s been a long history of more incisive movies about the poisonous soul lurking beneath the reassuring cookie-cutter order of suburban America, and this one ultimately brings little that’s fresh.

Yes, you read that correctly. Clooney’s story is set during the Eisenhower 50’s and will look at the dark, hypocritical and racist underbelly of white, suburban America — a genre that really hasn’t really been explored thoroughly enough through American Beauty, Donnie Darko, The Stepford Wives, Revolutionary Road, Blue Velvet, Happiness, Parents, The Ice Storm, Little Children, Ordinary People, In the Bedroom, Far From Heaven, The Virgin Suicides, Pleasantville, Edward Scissorhands, Serial Mom, Heathers, The Truman Show, Suburbia, and, and, and…

Honestly, is there a leftwing Hollywood trope more played out than the dark-underbelly-of-suburbia-genre? Actually, there is one. The leftwing McCarthyism genre. So why doesn’t Clooney just go ahead and direct one of those– oh, wait.

With the 2017 box office coming off its worst summer in 25 years, could the timing be worse to hand a mediocre director like Clooney tens of millions of dollars to once again insult millions and millions of customers with yet another attack on suburbia? Yet another tired, elitist attack from our Hollywood Overlords, from snobs who have probably never even driven through a suburb, much less spent any real time in one?


MORE>http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/09/05/suburbicon-box-office-craters-...


They must have friends of color because I can't see ANY reason that you would be so hateful against them....

/sarcasm
  

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Re: As the Box Office Craters, Clooney and Damon Attack Suburban Americans… Again
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Christophe wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 9:31pm:
They must have friends of color because I can't see ANY reason that you would be so hateful against them....

/sarcasm


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Yeah, .. the leftists would say something like that!  Grin

Glad you pointed that out with your ''sarcasm''.
  

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