(Frontpage) -- Can you imagine Hollywood making a full-length feature film project with huge stars and a giant budget … about the evils of Planned Parenthood? Of course not. But ask for a budget of $15 million to do a film about a corporation buying land for fracking – a new and exciting form of oil drilling – and you can count Hollywood in. The new film Promised Land stars megastar Matt Damon, John Krasinski (Jim from The Office), and Oscar winner Frances McDormand. And it’s insanely boring.
It’s also propaganda. The film centers around a small town poisoned by the fracking. The townspeople whose town actually starred in the film are enraged at the filmmakers; they were told that the film would treat drilling fairly. Who’s funding this masterwork? Image Nation Abu Dhabi, which is owned by the United Arab Emirates. The UAE, unsurprisingly, relies on the failure of fracking to continue milking their traditional drilling market share.