Saturday, September 29, 2012

At a Theater New You



UPDATE: An interview with the filmmaker. Sounds like a pretty decent liberal to me.

UPDATE II: The critics aren't giving this film much love. But then critics gave "The Master" raves. Regular moviegoers not so much. The non ravers include Mrs. Spencerblog and Daughter of Spencerblog. They hated "The Master."

9 Comments:

Blogger MediaMike said...

This film is pure trash, full of lies, and totally inaccurate.

It is a typical Hollywood-type foul up of showing schools on film.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/hollywood-propaganda/2012/09/29/2f3c90e8-041f-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_blog.html

It is not a very good film.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/wont-back-down-what-actual-film-critics-think/2012/09/27/ac057088-08cd-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_blog.html



It is agenda driven garbage:

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/26/wont_back_down_why_do_teachers_unions_hate_america/

And just to drive home who is pushing this nonsense:

http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/09/11763/wont-back-down-film-pushes-alec-parent-trigger-proposal

September 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the film Friday and it was really very good, although a little sugar coated. Things are actually much more ugly in Delaware County Public Schools.

September 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM 
Blogger jake said...

I normally wouldn't be interested, but since Mike is so against it, it must be a good movie.
How can anyone think its a persuasive argument when he cites the Washington Post and Salon as sources?

September 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the mother in this story is that resourceful why not apply it to something that will put money in her pocket so she can move to a better school district?

September 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Uh oh, it has the Media Borough bat***t liberal in a tizzy dropping any drive-by articles he can find to smear the film, sounds like I need to see it!

September 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM 
Blogger MediaMike said...

"Drive-by?" Hardly. Val Strauss's blog on the Washington Post's web site is best writing on education one can find.

And the other links are via writing by Ken Bernstein, a top education blogger, and a link I found via the work of Diane Ravitch.


Steve, along with Jake, can feel free to go waste $12 to go see the movie. I'm sure the $24 will make up about 10% of the gross proceeds.

September 29, 2012 at 7:56 PM 
Blogger jake said...

Mike,
I think the film's producer said it best:
"The NEA and the AFT are right to protect teachers, but I think that they do the profession a disservice by treating all teachers like they are the same. As a result, so many great teachers do not get the treatment, compensation or respect that they deserve, because the teacher's union can't seem to admit that there are some folks that are not good at their job and they should find a different career. As a result of refusing to embrace this commonsense proposition, the overwhelming majority of good teachers suffer."
It's very sad that our resident professional educator and his delusional union colleagues can't see the logic in that reasonable position.

September 30, 2012 at 12:06 AM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Do we really know that MediaMike is a professional educator? Or are we just assuming that based on his unequivocal advocacy of the education unions? Whichever it is really dosen't matter. Nor does he feedback matter.

October 1, 2012 at 8:32 PM 
Blogger MediaMike said...

Charlie:

My feedback might not matter, but it seems the American public has yawned at this film.

http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/worstopenings.htm?page=WRSTOPN25&sort=opening&order=ASC&p=.htm

October 2, 2012 at 4:47 AM 

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