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Ann Hornaday Finds an Ally for Mass Murder Movie Link… Rush Limbaugh

Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post film critic widely criticized for suggesting Elliot Rodger went on a murder spree because of frat boy movies, has at least one media ally, ultra-conservative talking head Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh drew a connection between the murders at the University of California Santa Barbara and the movie “Hunger Games.” On his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh pointed out that Elliot’s father Peter Roger worked as an assistant director on the first movie in the series. ...

Hollywood In Uproar After Film Critic Links Mass Murder to Movies

Seth Rogan and much of Hollywood are raking Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday over the coals for claiming that mass murderer Elliot Rodger is a product of Hollywood’s male-dominated culture and the “sexist, misogynistic” movies it produces. There’s nothing new or original about that. It’s an old saw that gets taken out of the barn anytime a convenient scapegoat is needed to explain something. Hornaday, a government major at Smith College and a Pulitzer finalist in criticism, should know better. ...
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New Django Unchained Trailer Out, After NRA Scores Hollywood Violence

After canceling a splashy premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western send up “Django Unchained,” The Weinstein Co.today (Dec. 22) released the movie’s fourth trailer. It’s considerably toned down from previous teasers. Was that on purpose? Hollywood studios faced an onslaught yesterday from the National Rifle Association. Django, played by Jaime Foxx is a slave who agrees to help bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christolph Waltz) find two desperadoes. In exchange, Schultz agrees to rescue Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from nefarious plantation owner Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio)....
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Lone Gunman's Rampage Ends in More Meaningless Deaths

An apparent lone gunman's rampage in a Denver movie theater during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," raises questions once again about the easy availability of guns and the prevailing social psychology that motivates people to engage in wanton murder. According to police, the shooter, identified as James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, Colo., had no discernible motive and has no links to any organized terrorist group....
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