America Says "No Moore"

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    Moore's latest film is proving a complete disaster for him...

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    His major themes are his status as the spokesman of the working class, the evils of capitalism, and the selfishness of (all other) Americans.

    It would be easy to denounce Moore as a hypocrite. Many conservatives denounce him as a leftist, when in fact the serious left, the thinking left, generally finds him appalling. He is the latest in the modern breed of Limousine Leftists — individuals who, while personally they share the values of 19th century robber barons, find it flattering to adopt a thin veneer of leftism as a pose, in the same manner they pick a flattering hair style or gown. (A left-leaning critic of Moore summed up the situation very nicely: Moore’s appeal lies in his giving wealthy, over-educated, whites an opportunity to laugh at working-class whites.)

    He lives in a million-dollar apartment, and boasts of that as well. “I walk among them. I live on the island of Manhattan, a three-mile-wide strip of land that is luxury home and corporate suite to America’s elite….. Those who run your life live in my neighborhood. I walk in the streets with them each day” (Michael Moore, Stupid White Men, p. 51). For vacations, he keeps another million-dollar beachfront house in Michigan.

    “You would think that he’s the ultimate common man. But he’s money-obsessed,” said one associate.

    He sends his child to a private school — no sense associating with the working class — and has some trouble associating with them himself. The New York Post reported on a tantrum he threw in London: “Then, on his second-to-last night, [Michael Moore] raged against everyone connected with the Roundhouse and complained that he was being paid a measly $750 a night. ‘He completely lost the plot,’ a member of the stage crew told the London Evening Standard. ‘He stormed around all day screaming at everyone, even the 5 pound-an-hour bar staff, telling them how we were all con men and useless. Then he went on stage and did it in public.’ At his last appearance, staffers refused to work or even open the theater’s doors.” NY Post, Jan. 8, 2003.

    Michael Moore: Hollywood Hypocrite, with Tanking Film “Capitalism: A Love Story” « Frugal Café Blog Zone
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    And I see the grossly obese socialist crawled over to Fox News tonight to try and drum up interest in his pile of crap movie.

    Poor fat bastard...
     
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    Not surprising in the least.
     
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    Please don't compare Michael Moore to the so-called "robber barons" who, for the most part, provided unparalleled goods and services to the people of the U.S.
     
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    Hmmm........the box office has the movie at "SHIT THE BED".
     
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    Zombies left Moore in its dust. :lol:
     
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    Michael Moore's purposefully controversial and politically polarizing documentary Capitalism: A Love Story was distributed by Overture Films and wound up in 7th place. It went wide into 962 theaters this weekend after opening on September 23rd in a limited release of 4 theaters. The pic about the financial crisis made $1.6M Friday and $2M Saturday (+33%) for a $4.8M weekend and $5.2M cume. Just for comparison purposes: Moore's most recent Sicko did $4.4 mil its opening weekend from only 441 theaters (and that was with him guesting on The Tonight Show and announcing he'd been subpoenaed by the Bush administration for the health care documentary). And his Fahrenheit 9/11 did $23.9M its opening weekend from 868 venues.) So, as much as the left loves Moore, and the right detests him, and he always uses the ensuing controversy to self-promote, the money angle is only what interests me. The fact is that Capitalism: A Love Story looks like its domestic total will fail to crack $20M and end up his worst performing film since his Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine in 2002.
    Hollywood Mixes Zombies & Comedy For $25M Hit; ‘Capitalism’ Will Be Michael Moore’s Worst Performer Since 2002 – Deadline.com

    Yep, looks like a critic's winner, and a box office loser.
     
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    I guess the critics of Michael Moore's latest offering don't realize that he also takes on the Obama administration's bailout of the greedy capitalist bankers. It's just one more example of the uninformed wild-eyed right wingers whose knee-jerk reactions to anyone or anything that doesn't ooze a perceived sweet smell of uber conservatism must be evil. There's been a revitalization of extreme tunnel vision where logic and rational thought are not allowed. Pathetic.
     
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    What?? He criticized Obama?? He must be a racist.
     
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    Damn I'm good, I called this! :lol:
     

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