Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures, says that audiences would be better off nibbling on granola bars, fruit salad, yogurt and vegetable crudités with dips. “I can almost imagine the Romans eating popcorn and drinking Coke at the Colosseum 2,000 years ago,” he told a convention of cinema owners in Las Vegas. “But by bringing healthier snacks into your concession stands you would be helping our country meet an urgent public health need.” TimesOnline
What the hell is a crudites – I don’t have that little accent mark?
My God. I’m so sick of every one looking out for my best interests and my health. No salt in New York City. Taxes on plastic grocery bags and now no popcorn at the movies.
Tuner Classic Movie Channel and Netflix are my new best friends.
I love going to the movies. I especially love the NACHOS!
I used to have this routine on Monday mornings: I’d get off work (I work night shift), go home and change clothes, do some stuff around the house so that I could stay awake and then at 11 am I’d take off for the movies. First thing I bought was a Dr.Pepper and nachos. After the movie, I’d go next door to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream and then go home to bed.
I loved that routine. But I can no longer in good conscience spend money supporting the immoral and unethical Hollywood elite. I have no respect for them and they have none for most of America. Granted, there’s a handful (Jon Voight, for instance) who I would and will continue to go see, but there are way too many like this:
Rape-rape? Rape-rape? What the hell is that? Whoopi is a moron. End of that story.
She was 13. She was drugged and liquored up. It was rape. There’s no other way to slice it. She could not consent because she was 13. What part of this is not understandable to these Hollywood dummies?
Where is their humanity? She was a CHILD!
So, I will turn my family room into my very own movie theater and watch movies that I really like: Hitchcock and Capra and Chaplin, the Marx Brothers and movies that I already own. I want to watch movie stars that were MOVIE STARS and not political activists whose views and morals are contrary to mine or in Whoopi’s case, totally absent.
There was a time when movie stars appreciated their fame and their fans. Not so anymore. These entertainers now feel entitled to adoration. They are the other end – the rich end – of the entitlement mentality in this country. They belong to their own exclusive club and the rest of us are the unwashed. Screw them! When you subtract their wealth, they are no different from me. They suffer and mourn and laugh, just like I do. But I have something they don’t: morals, ethics and values.
Although I know that my personal boycott won’t effect any of them, I feel better for it.
America is a nation rooted in values and laws. As President Obama would say–and should say to his Hollywood supporters–these issues are not red or blue, but American. Hollywood does America a great disservice when they demand we trade our economy in for global warming bills from their G5 jet; when they demand we push millions of Americans onto an inferior health care plan; when they attack capitalism from their exclusive country clubs; when they demand that we hug dictators like Chavez or excuse rape because a debatably good movie or two was directed by the aggressor. The hypocrisy must end. The Heritage Foundation
I can make better nachos at home and I don’t need the added ice cream calories, anyway.