Dr. Ted Baehr is the founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and a well-known movie critic, educator, lecturer and media pundit. He also is the author of several books, including "The Culture-Wise Family" with legendary entertainer Pat Boone. For more information, please call 800-899-6684 or go to the MOVIEGUIDE website.More ↓Less ↑
Editor’s note: Dr. Tom Snyder contributed to this column.
“Monday night’s Golden Globe Awards are becoming more irrelevant every year. All but one of the dramas nominated for the top movie awards, including critical favorite “Brokeback Mountain,” have earned less than $30 million at the box. In fact, “Brokeback Mountain,” the homosexual cowboy movie about lust and sodomy on the open range, barely crossed the $25 million mark Thursday, despite having been out in theaters for two months! That’s only 4 million tickets sold.
Only “Syriana” had broken into the Top 100 movies released in 2005 by this weekend! Even then, “Syriana” apparently will end up making far less than $50 million at the box office (it has made about $43 million so far). And, that’s much less than half what “The Pacifier” made, a family comedy starring Vin Diesel that hasn’t made it into any Top Ten lists, he pointed out. “The Pacifier” made more than $113 million last spring.
“Brokeback Mountain” is a politically correct piece of anti-family and anti-American propaganda aimed at poking a finger into the eye of the 128 million Christians who go to church every week. “Syriana” is a neo-Marxist, anti-American diatribe that tries to create sympathy for murderous Islamic terrorists.
American TV viewers should just turn off Monday night’s Golden ‘Grope’ Awards ceremony.
“Brokeback Mountain” deserves the 2005 Predatory Sex Abuser Award, but the real culprits are the 86 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who pick these politically correct turkeys and box-office losers and their co-conspirators – the secular pundits in the national news media and film critics for hyping the box-office numbers for “Brokeback Mountain.”
Very few of these pundits, critics or critic associations know anything about the major theories of criticism, art or acting, much less anything about politics, history, philosophy and religion. They are content to be willfully ignorant and blown around by the latest fashion. And, the fashion of the moment is “Brokeback Mountain” and intolerantly bashing America, conservatives and Christians.
Also at this Gala event, the Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry will be reported. The Report to the Entertainment Industry analyzes Variety and Nielsen EDI financial numbers for the top movies at the box office and on home video during the past year. Year in and year out, the numbers show that family-friendly movies with traditional, biblical, pro-American, conservative and Christian values make far more money than “obscene,” “radical leftist,” anti-American, pro-homosexual and anti-Christian movies – like “Syriana” and “Brokeback Mountain” – with lots of foul language, sex, nudity and/or graphic violence.
For more information about the Faith & Values Awards, the Annual Report, Christianity, and the Bible, or for an interview with Dr. Baehr, please call Sandra Bell or Tom Snyder at 1-800-577-6684.