Controversial Movies

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 (2004) and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ (2004) continued a long line of controversial films. In 1968 John Wayne decided to counter Vietnam War protests by turning The Green Berets, a collection of short stories by author Robin Moore about the superhero like exploits of the US Army Special Forces into a movie. Eight years before the Cowboy Star had taken a financial bath while producing The Alamo (1960), he considered The Green Berets an appropriate freedom-fighting sequel. Wayne, who never served in the military, hated being called a hero by the press while the young soldiers he visited in Vietnam were accused of being murderers. The Green Berets production problems ranged from a lack of cooperation from the Pentagon to battle scenes repeatedly being ruined when twirling helicopter blades blew the sixty-one year old actor’s toupee off. It took all of Wayne’s persuasive abilities to get Jack Warner to distribute the film. Upon its release many critics who opposed the war called The Green Berets vile and boring, but to their great distress it was a huge box office success. Wayne publicly thanked the East Coast reviewers who hated the movie for bringing it more attention, and laughed all the way to the bank.

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Blu-Ray Movies Perfect For Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to put you in the mood than with some scary horror movies. Below are some of the best Blu-ray movies available. They range from the truly horrifying (Carrie, Halloween, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), to the somewhat lighter side (Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn and The Nightmare Before Christmas). But all these movies are sure to frighten and entertain you and your friends this Halloween.

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10 Best Christmas Movies – What is the Real List?

When starting out on my own search for the “10 Best Christmas Movies”, I found quite a number of lists that strictly provided opinion on favorite movies for Christmas time – some opinions came from movie “experts” but were opinion nonetheless. This would be expected especially when the word “best” is involved, since the word in itself rather implies a viewpoint or opinion.

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