It’s been a tumultuous year for Hollywood amidst the virtue signalling celebrities that were speaking out against Donald Trump, so naturally this has alienated many former film fans, that now might treat Hollywood, as many shoppers treated Macy’s, with the end result being that many of their department stores closed down due to a sudden and sharp decline in retail sales.
According to the Los Angeles Times, who cited various industry insiders that have predicted that from the month of May until Labor Day, cinema ticket sales will fall between 5% to 10% compared to last year. The Los Angeles Times thinks the drop in sales could be because of people being sick of the effervescent reboots, re-makes and endless franchise films, that usually harbour very little plot, but lots of on-screen action. You know the films with all the explosions, the car chases, the Sci-Fi ray guns and the comic book heroes that are starting to become a little old, without even mentioning another Pirates of the Caribbean film, which is reportedly being held for ransom by hackers. We just get the sense that the whole franchise has gone into overkill, so the hackers might not even get that ransom, will they?
Let’s be honest now about the real reasons for the predicted fall in cinema ticket sales, which is that people are sick of social justice warrior celebrities and these lacklustre scripts without any substance. Perhaps, Hollywood just needs some sort of enema? Or they just need to bring in some new and viable talent? Or perhaps they just need to practice tolerance and learn about the differences of opinion, and they definitely need to stray away from this total bias towards anyone that didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton!
The Los Angeles Times said further about the predicted slump, “that means total revenue could land as low as $4 billion, which would be the worst in a decade.”
Los Angeles Times added, “Competition from TV and streaming video, and a culture that appears to be more interested in what’s happening on the small screen than what’s on the cinema marquee, is compounding the problems”.
Perhaps, it’s that? Or it’s more than likely that people have had enough of the liberal cult bias against Donald J. Trump, as if people wouldn’t catch onto to their continuous Trump bashing at the instruction of their puppet masters. Celebrities like Tim Allen, James Woods, Vince Vaughan, Mel Gibson and anyone else that’s a proud Republican, are almost totally shunned by the Hollywood elite, which shows their complete and utter liberal intolerance in full swing. How ironic for those that claim to be so liberal and accepting of all, since they’ve made it so apparent that tolerance is not something that they ever practice.
Yes, we were sick to our stomachs when Robert De Niro made his address against Donald Trump and so we decided not to like him anymore. All his films are now obsolete. We also lost all respect for Meryl Streep after that speech, plus we even lost a lot of respect for Charlie Sheen (who would have thought, even him!), then there’s Johnny Depp, plus Arnold Schwarzenegger’s greasy comments to Trump and most definitely George Clooney, for his infamously ridiculous Cannes Film Festival speech last year, “there’s not going to be a President, Donald Trump”. Well, you were wrong!
People would rather watch his speech on a loop, then part with their hard-earned money to watch another summer blockbuster reboot which always falls short of the mark.
However, the Los Angeles Times won’t attribute the predicted slump to the actions of these celebrities voicing their biased political views, whilst being total champagne socialists, that are so far removed from reality sitting within their opulent mansions, with the nerve to have an opinion on politics in the first place.
Anyone remember the last Oscars ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel? Hardly many people do, as the ratings slumped there too, but it was a very forgettable Academy Awards show, apart from the envelope mix-up with the Award for Best Picture first going to La La Land, then later the rightful award going to the film, Moonlight.
Let us guess who was responsible for it….Was it the Russians?
So, after the disaster of the previous Academy Awards, you would think that they would revamp things ahead of next year’s 90th Academy Awards show, by at least bringing in a new host, “But NO!”
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced on Tuesday that Jimmy Kimmel will host next year’s ceremony, as well. Epic fail! Jimmy Kimmel, 49, released a statement after being confirmed as next year’s host, “Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd. If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
We cannot wait (Zzzzzzzz). But, Jimmy Kimmel accepted the honour again and tweeted: “Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)”.
So, at least he has a sense of humour when he’s not on the stage, which shows that he’s a good guy even though he’s not funny at all. But, even he does seem surprised by the Academy’s selection, as are we.
Boone Isaacs said in a statement, “Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team. Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history”.
One of the finest hosts in history? Are you sure? How about Steve Martin or Billy Crystal? Or how about Alec Baldwin or Hugh Jackman? Sure, Jimmy Kimmel beats James Franco and Anne Hathaway, but that’s by no means a great fete to behold.
Just imagine if they would’ve said that Martin Short would be the host of next year’s Oscars, then that would be some welcome and refreshing news, but instead it’s Jimmy Kimmel again, so prepare yourself for some more forced laughter.
The 90th Oscars will be broadcast on Sunday the March 4th in 2018, so now everyone has that to look forward to, as well.
Brainstain, over and out!
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