Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood Ode to Middle America

Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood Ode to Middle America

With Gran Torino trending right now on Twitter as well as Duck Dynasty (both of which seem to resonate with the same audience) it seems the perfect time to take a look at the Clint Eastwood ode to Middle America. Co-written by Nick Schenk (story and screenplay) and Dave Johannson, the film follows the final days of Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Eastwood).

 

Duck Dynasty: Charlie Sheen Gives Phil Robertson Both Barrels

Duck Dynasty: Charlie Sheen Gives Phil Robertson Both Barrels

The continuing controversy over Duck Dynasty and its patriarch Phil Robertson’s homophobic interview has caught the attention of Charlie Sheen who gave Robertson both barrels of a vitriolic and metaphorical shotgun.

Duck Dynasty: Give Me That Old Time Religion…Not

Duck Dynasty: Give Me That Old Time Religion…Not

Labelled the most popular show on television, Duck Dynasty has, at its core, a Christian morality and reflects the “Give Me That Old Time Religion…not,” at least according to the producing network. A&E have decided that, despite their decision to exploit an old fashioned family who not only go to church, but, pray after every meal; they don’t wish to offend non-believers. Prayer, it turns out, has been a problem from the very beginning. The family pray quite often; much to the consternation of the network who do not want to cause discomfort to their Muslim audience. Religion is an issue of contention behind the scenes of the popular show.

Duck Dynasty: Reality TV is not Real

Duck Dynasty: Reality TV is not Real

Every so often the general public have to come to grips with the fact that “reality” TV shows likeDuck Dynasty are not real. Reality television, by the very nature of the medium that broadcasts it, is not real. Despite networks, studios and producers attempting to repeatedly convince the audience that their real programs feature “real” people and their “real” problems nothing could be further from the truth.