Breitbart is reporting the astounding news — astounding to the Hollywoodenheads, at least — that guys are responsible for the enormous decline of movie ticket sales. Studio heads are worried, and for answers they are turning to people such as the OnLine Testing Exchange’s Shelly Zalis. Breitbart’s report quotes her: “Consumers are saying that when they get to the theatre what they see there is as good as it’s ever been…But the rising cost of tickets, gas and babysitters, combined with the improving nature of the in-home media experience are major factors keeping consumers from leaving the living room.”
Spare me. The problem — the uninterrupted stream of liberal nonsense and syrupy chick flicks — is obvious to any male past puberty. Please, Ms. Zalis. Tell them the awful truth. I recall a line spoken by Q to 007 some years ago (I think in “Never Say Never Again”) that went something like, “Oh, it’s good you’re back. Maybe now we’ll have some more gratuitous sex and violence.”
Less Jane, Shirley and Wesley Snipes. More Bruce Willis, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Harry Callahan, please call your office.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?