The hatred that Hollywood celebrities show for anyone on the political spectrum who isn’t a progressive is a real-time example of why this country is so divided. Over the holiday weekend, a massive wave of outrage was created when a video went viral of a group of Catholic high school students were alleged to have racially harassed a Native American man at the March for Life Rally. It wasn’t until hours later that people realized that the media along with their allies in Hollywood had completely mischaracterized the events of what happened that day, leading to people verbally abusing and threatening physical violence against the high school kids on social media, Why? Because the kids were wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.
The media STILL have not gotten over the fact that you did not LOVE the 2016 all-female remake of Ghostbusters. So much so that they are now attacking the announcement of a Ghostbusters sequel set to come out in 2020. Why? Because the future film is going to ignore the 2016 film and be a sequel to the 1989’s Ghostbusters II…and they are not happy.
For a while there, it looked like M. Night Shyamalan was on the verge of a major comeback. Two years ago, there was a lot of buzz about the film Split. Not only was Split a legitimately thrilling and disturbing film but major buzz was generated when it was discovered the film was a sequel to one of his early hits Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. To no surprise, a follow-up film was announced and now you have the finale of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy: Glass, which had many people excited going in but you’ll likely be disappointed heading out.
Not since The Bye Bye Man has a January release been so bad that it was almost good…almost. I tell you what, Keanu Reeves should not do anymore films that don’t have the name John Wick attached to them because his recent non-wick projects have not been very good. Replicas is no different because this might be the dumbest film of 2019 for a laundry list of reasons.
Critics have a hard enough time these days maintaining credibility in the face of being called shills for certain studios or even being criticized for being the wrong race and gender to review a movie in the first place. Fair or unfair, it is a bad look for the industry to turn into attack dogs that serve push the agenda of ideologues and I’m saying this as an openly biased critic. Is The Upside a great film? No, but it is a very good one but if you are waiting for mainstream critics to tell you that, you may be dealing with people who decided to sink the movie before it ever had a chance.
It is no surprise late-night comedy has become a hotbed for progressive hate. A former Samantha Bee writer Travon Free’s recently had racist And anti-semitic tweets resurface. Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Ariel Dumas apologized last year for tweeting about her happiness in helping to ruin Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life. Sarah Silverman and Michelle Wolf’s progressive talk shows were recently canceled and every other late night host has become a battle of who can hate Donald Trump more.