It is time for another monthly contrast between the morally bankrupt movies made today that pass for entertainment and the classic movies made before most people alive today were born. These older movies give viewers a level of entertainment forgotten by most modern movie producers.
This month, the low brow new DVD releases include Tammy which Focus on the Family called, "rude, crude, and even outright obscene." It still managed to earn more than $80 million in theaters.
Another loser is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. A box office disappointment earning only $13 million, the movie's excesses no doubt were a big turn off. Focus on Family says, "This city of sin is a place filled with soulless sex and mindless violence, a locale where crime and punishment are almost one."
It is sad that these movies will continue to find an audience as DVDs.
For those who don't want to feel like they just fell in cesspool, there are some great video choices that were first released in November. If you have not had the pleasure of watching these three classics, you should add them to your movie bucket list.
November 1939 - 75 years ago
Destry Rides Again
A Jimmy Stewart western which also stars Marlene Dietrich in a crowd pleasing comedy.
November 1944 - 70 years ago
A Woman in the Window
This film noir crime drama stars movie heavy Edward G. Robinson in a tale of unplanned murder and blackmail. IMDB gives this a big 7.8 rating.
November 1954 - 60 years ago
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
William Holden and Grace Kelly star in the adoption of the James Michener novel about a naval pilot in the Korean war. Won the Academy Award for best special effects.
If you wish Hollywood made less disgusting movies, you are invited to read my screenplay Jihad on Hollywood, currently free on Ibooks or on Amazon for $0.99. The story addresses what would happen if the elite of Hollywood were captured and put on trial by Muslim terrorists. You will experience adventure, humor, and a condemnation of modern Hollywood's culture.
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