video game violence

NRA Slaps Hollywood for Violent Culture; Will Hollywood Bite Back?

Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s hard-line anti-gun regulation architect, unleashed a blistering attack on Hollywood for cranking out what he called “filthiest form of pornography.” Will Hollywood fight back and lead the campaign against assault weapons? It can be a powerful persuasive force it the debate, but it will take celebrity involvement and more to counter the NRA’s deep pockets and copious campaign contributions in Washington....
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Jack Reacher, Django Delays: Do Movies Really Play Role in Violence?

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Django Unchained” and Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” have both been delayed as a result of the Newtown elementary school massacre. Is Hollywood finally admitting a connection between film violence and real life violence? The delay in premieres for both violent movies was ostensibly done out of respect for the families of the children and loved ones murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But it could also be construed to mean Hollywood is tacitly admitting that a connection really exists between movie violence and the random acts of violence that have swept the country in recent years....