A new era in movies. The Super PAC and changes to campaign financing mean more of these ideological, propaganda style movies will be made. However, it is evident that America is heading to a divorce of sorts; the division between GOP and Democratic vision are seemingly not compatible and could potentially force a split in America, a break-up of what has been the greatest and grandest civilization of all time. Maybe not as bad as Northern Ireland, but the current dark vibes do not bode well. No one wants to be in the middle here absorbing the cross-fire even though there is common ground on the the idea that American do not like deficits, but sure love those entitlements.
The new Obama documentary is shades of Michael Moore in 2004, the same snake-oil salesmanship here cashing in before an election with a very shaky thesis, almost a narcissism of small differences. In fact “trickle down” exists equally well in the Obama version, just that it passes through a massive governmental apparatus before a few drops touch the parched lips of those who really need it, and not the Yuppie bureaucrats, our modern versions of the Ugly American in the la-la land of the West Wing. In the end, its still normative democracy based on property law. But, when you think of it, these types of movies are less dishonest than Hollywood in that there is no product placement and the films are not disguised vehicles to drive publicity and promotion. Who knows, maybe they can make a sequel in four years about how the GOP allowed him to squeeze in and continued permitting Islamic fundamentalists a free reign and Iranian nuclear warheads….
( see link at end)…A low-budget documentary critical of President Barack Obama surprised Hollywood by beating out several new studio titles during a typically slow late-summer weekend at the North American box office.
“2016: Obama’s America,” co-directed by conservative author Dinesh D’Souza and based on his books “Obama’s America” and “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” earned $6.3 million over the weekend after expanding to 1,091 locations, according to early estimates.
Distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures, the $2.5 million documentary has now grossed $9.2 million after seven weekends in theaters.
The results put “2016″ at No. 7 for the weekend, and on par with “Premium Rush,” a brand-new action film from Sony Corp.’s SNE +0.86% Sony Pictures. That film also earned $6.3 million over the weekend, but from 2,255 locations.
Documentaries rarely crack the top 10, unless they’re from a well-known director such as Michael Moore, noted Paul Dergarabedian, president of Hollywood.com’s box-office division.Read More:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444230504577613560531023548.html