Going along with the Tim Allen news here’s a film producer who’s trying to provide Hollywood unfriendly fare for Middle America. Here are some quotes from the article.
“Dragged Across Concrete,” starring Mel Gibson as a cop accused of beating a suspect.
His October release, “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” passed the test. Mr. Vaughn portrayed an out-of-work mechanic who killed Mexican drug dealers to protect his wife from a forced abortion. It had a tiny theatrical release with little media coverage, but its DVDs were a hit at Walmart as soon as they hit the shelves.
Mr. Sonnier’s company, Cinestate , which made “Brawl,” is backed by an anonymous Texas oil heiress, he says, to produce “populist entertainment.”
I’ll have Netflix send me “Brawl in Cell Block 99.” It couldn’t be any worse than half the crap that wins an Oscar. Plus Vaughn is usually entertaining even in stuff that’s not great.