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Psychopathic Killer Movies at the Oscars Again.....

Original post made by Paulette, Val Vista, on Mar 28, 2008

I really don't understand the fascination that Hollywood filmmakers and moviegoers have with psychopathic killers.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 28, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Did somebody just say $100? Lets cut a deal, you give me the $100 + a double bacon cheeseburger with fries and I'll go see the movie! Is it a deal?

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Posted by Alison
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Jul 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm

An Academy Award doesn't mean anything to me. It doesn't mean the movie was worthy in any way. It's all political.
Have you noticed that in commercial Hollywood movies women and girls age about 12 and up are always dressed in extremely tight and very low-cut shirts? I think that's pathetic. They think so little of the value of their movie that they use a female child's (or woman's) body to lure movie goers, (see Zathura, RV and all the rest.)
It's pathetic that it's 2008 and we're still at that level.
How about all the movies that get their entertainment value from the rape and murder of a woman? Or the possibility of those crimes?
I saw a bunch of Pleasanton teenage boys choosing a movied called Sexual Predator at a local video store. That's really sad. It's not their fault because this is what we raise our kids on.
It's strange that the potential or actual abuse of a woman (I'm not going to call it 'sexual' abuse because a rape is not a sexual experience for a woman, it's torture) is considered an appropriate theme for a movie. A woman might get raped. Cool! Grab the popcorn!
Movie makers make sure it's an attractive woman, so that our kids will have the connection of a woman being abused and sexual arousal in their brains for the rest of their lives.