It’s pretty rare when a movie actually becomes a phenomenon to the point where it has the power to change the world. I’m not talking about Star Wars or the like, either. Those films are pop culture staples that have been around for a while. I’m talking about when a single movie arrives with the force of an atomic bomb and has such an impact on the culture that it actually alters the conversation and affects the way people think.
Last week, some people made a big deal about Netflix’s viewing numbers, as released by the Nielsen system that has given us TV ratings for decades. The figures suggested that Netflix’s pricey acquisition title The Cloverfield Paradox and its new sci-fi series Altered Carbon didn’t garner the viewership that the streaming service might’ve been hoping for, though Netflix has yet to confirm or deny the reported numbers.
With BLACK PANTHER set to break all kinds of box office records this weekend amidst unprecedented buzz and enormous critical acclaim, I was reminded of the back-and-forth between James Gunn and Jodie Foster right around the start of the year, when they expressed vastly different attitudes about the state of Hollywood and the kinds of movies it is producing.
Seriously, they should put a photograph of @waynelapierrejr and a copy of this speech next to the term “tone deaf” in the dictionary. Wayne! Buddy! Fire your advisers! They’re doin’ you wrong! Where can I send you a few bucks so you can buy a clue? #NRABloodMoney#nra
Boy, you really have to hand it to Wayne LaPierre. He really has not one lick of shame. The level of righteous indignation would be impressive if it weren’t quite so appalling. Keep shouting into the hurricane, Wayne! You’re doing more damage to your cause than your “enemies.”
Happy to say I lost no followers over the last day or so. Bots, apparently, are not interested in what I have to say or write. Not sure there are six things of which I am more proud. Five? Yes. But not six.
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Selecting a term
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