Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A Boycott

Larry H. Miller is facing a boycott for cancelling "Brokeback Mountain". It's not a very ambitious boycott. Just avoid the Jazz, Megaplex, and Utah Auto Mall. The rest of his stuff is irrelevant. I mean come on. The Mayan? KarKredit? Anyone with an ounce of taste is already accidentally observing this boycott. (provided they're not into the Jazz, of course)

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as a side note, doesnt everyone like totally agree with Heath Ledger's powerful statement regarding the pulling of Brokeback Mountain from the Jordan Commons:

"It's all just really unnecessary," Ledger, in Melbourne for the film's Australian premiere, told Australia's Nine National News. "Personally I don't think the movie is [controversial], but I think maybe the Mormons in Utah do. I think it's hilarious and very immature of a society." http://www.sltrib.com/ci_3390870

Such a powerful argument....Calling someone IMMATURE was an argument I got rid of in 6th grade.

And by the way, when did homosexuality escape the realm of controversy. (I know I was out of the country for four months, but I did not think that homosexuality became uncontroversial.) Someone tell me if I missed something.

Once again, my disdain for hollywood stars making political arguments is strengthened!!! Thank you Heath Ledger.

1/11/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry has the courage to do the right thing

1/11/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger RobisonWells said...

If Larry wanted to censor all the bad stuff from movies, then why are his theaters showing "Hostel", a horror/gross-out movie filled with dozens of topless girls, sex scenes, and horrific torture with knives, hatchets and chainsaws?

So a homosexual relationship is worse than mindless torture and killing, all in the name of a good time?

I'm totally fine if Larry decides to make his theaters clean -- showing only morally-correct films, but if that's the route he's taking he needs to rethink half the stuff in his megaplex.

1/11/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Logan said...

Larry H. Miller.
Has the right to pull the movie. I am glad he did. It is his establishment and he has the right to do it. I just don't think he has a very strong leg to stand on because he will still show Hostil.

If he is going to follow his beliefs so strongly why doesn't he completely pull rated R movies?

1/11/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Logan said...

robisonwells you were one click ahead of me.

1/11/2006 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

Heath Ledger is either a liar or just plain stupid. Anyone with a brain can see that "Brokeback Mountain" was made BECAUSE the subject matter is controversial! My vote is that Heath is a liar, I'm sure he did the movie for the Oscar potential that exists when movie makers step into the realm of politically taboo subject matter. Mr Ledger hasn't been in many powerful movies that fall into Oscar worthy material, "10 Things I Hate About You" excluded of course.

Now Mr. Ledger can fall into the ranks of other Hollywood idiots that like to believe that because they are ACTORS, they know what is best for America.

However if Mr. Miller is going to make moral stands on the movies in his theaters, he had probably better iclude movies like Hostel and Deuce Bigalow: American Gigalo.

1/11/2006 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Actually, judging by all the empty seats in the Delta Center for Jazz games, people have been boycotting us already...

-Bob

1/11/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he wasn't "censoring" just a movie that went against his values. Maybe was "censoring" a movie that romanticizes, promotes and propagandizes something that is against his values. That can't be said of every slasher movie. Most of the time they are just slasher movies, not calls to social "justice".

1/12/2006 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are other theaters in America that have boycotted the movie (one in Seattle that I'm aware of) - why is it that the media chooses to pick on Utah?

1/12/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous dexter said...

anon #1-
Until Larry has the courage to publically defend his decision, immaturity is a valid a speculation for the movie being pulled as anything else.
Yeah, it's larry's theater. Yeah, he can show what he wants. Yeah people can criticize him for it.

1/12/2006 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and if logan followed his beliefs stronger he would stop watching R rated movies

1/13/2006 05:35:00 PM  
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