Texas Movies for Americans Hollywood Left Behind

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.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-texas-movies-for-americans-hollywood-left-behind-1526400385

 

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.

29MAR2018 – Quote of the Day

Of late I’ve been looking forward to watching Mel Gibson’s Hamlet.  I remember watching Branagh’s version in the theater and thinking it sterile.  My plan is to watch them both on the same weekend and compare them.  Maybe I’ll even throw in Olivier’s version for good measure.

 

Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2

HAMLET

What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how
express and admirable! in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust?