March 29, 2011, - 10:01 pm

All Movied Out, Especially By Islam

By Debbie Schlussel

Sorry for the very light posting today, but I was at an all-day movie screening session for critics.  Yup, a gorgeous, sunny day with a bright blue, crystal clear sky wasted inside dark theaters.  But I liked 2.5 of the four movies I saw.  You can tell the power Muslims are gaining in the theater, as two out of the four movies I saw today were about them.  Here’s what I spent my movie coma day checking out.  Can’t post my reviews until the day they debut in Detroitistan, but based on the trailers below, can you guess which ones I liked and didn’t like?  The two foreign language films were in languages I understand, so it was interesting to see how well the subtitles matched what was actually said.


Here’s What I Saw . . .

* “Of Gods and Men“:

* “Miral“:

* “Hanna“:

* “Soul Surfer“:

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14 Responses

Hi Debbie,

Here are my guesses.

This first one is easy. You hated “Miral.” I had an early heads-up because some readers here have previously condemned this movie as a pro-Islamic/anti-Israel propaganda film. After watching the trailer, I can definitely say that it indeed is, and that I certainly hate it. I can’t remember when I saw a trailer that was so painful to watch and listen, so you have my sympathy in having to view the whole movie for the 1 1/2-2 hours of your life that you will never get back. It is a must watch only for those who want to believe in anti-Israel fantasies–which rules you, me, and most readers here out. For those who want to know the truth about anything concerning Israel, a must-skip. Also, Vanesssa Redgrave is in it–need I say more? I can see only two possible ratings for this movie: either Four Marxes, a Bin-Laden, and an Arafat, or just plain Four Arafats.

You liked “Soul Surfer”–a story of a girl surfer who was comes back after having been a victim of a shark attack. An inspiring story. My prediction rating: Two or more Reagans.

After seeing the trailer and the IMDb link for “Of Gods and Men” I think that you liked this one too. It portrays the Muslim leadership in Alegeria as being a menacing threat to the Monks–which is in accordance with real life. My predicted rating: Three Reagans.

The leaves the movie “Hanna” as the half-movie that you liked. Liked it because the father teaches his daughter self-reliance and self-defense, not liked it/hated it because of a feminist message that this movie sends (or so I suspect). Predicted rating: A Wash–neither Reagans nor Marxes.

I look forward to seeing your reviews. Thank you for reviewing the movies including enduring the horrible ones, so that you can tell us which ones are worth watching and which ones we should skip.

JeffE on March 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Not even a contest.

You picked, “HANNA” and “SOUL SURFER”.

John Robert Mallernee on March 30, 2011 at 1:29 am

Wait until you see: Valley of the Wolves: Palestine (2011). Turkish terrorists “avenge” the just treatment of Hamas-Armada, by murdering at least 200 Israeli Jews. One of the Jewish “enemy” demolishes a house with a crippled “paleo” child inside. Yah, that happens every day. Each impending massacre – enabled because IDF troops are portrayed as bad shots – is signalled by a prominent display of the Star of David. The film ends with a successful “paleo” uprising, thanks to the Turks.

Jack Mutt on March 30, 2011 at 1:30 am

Dear Deb,

I feel so sorry for you having to put up through watching “Miral” that undoubtably contained more errors and with such frequency that no human could successfully write them down without penning a novel which only could be done while watching one’s fingers move at two times light speed.

Please watch my spoof to help ease the reoccuring nightmere of having sat to watch this piece of Gobbells dreck.

Fred on March 30, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Dear Fred: You only just now realized that the U.N. is irrevevant? I’ve been saying for years that Mayor Bloomberg should invoke Kelo vs. New London and get the U.N. off those 18 acres of river view, centrally located Manhattan real estate.

    WHEN the Moslems start ratcheting up their demands for Spain, which really did have a Moslem state, at one time, and from which the Moors really were expelled, will Mr. Scrabble, or Mr. Snapple, as you call him, make a ilm about the poor, oppressed Andalusians who just want to return to their homeland?

    Miranda Rose Smith on March 31, 2011 at 6:31 am

    The fun part is that one of the stars in Miral has now just had “Lunch in Tul Karem.” He’s Dee-yed! At the hands of Palestinians! How great is that!

    Occam's Tool on April 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I agree with the others picks.

“Miral” was produced and directed by Jews.

Arabs would never make a pro-Israel film.

But then that’s the cultural sewer to which Hollywood has sunk these days.

NormanF on March 30, 2011 at 3:37 am

Propaganda is something I’m overly sensitive to and so to lighten things up… in the spirit of portraying these folks as normal, harmless and fun people, I suggest “Goin’ Mainstream!”

A sitcom about an Arab family and modeled after Sanford & Son / The Jeffersons. Curmudgeonly, old-country father demanding everyhing here be re-cast in an Arabic model, decrying all things American, humorous vignettes of their children wrestling with clash of culture issues – texting friends from the mosque, etc.

The family could start out in the south end of Dearborn, migrate to east Dearborn and finally to west Dearborn. Their business could follow a similar path – one gas station, then a gas station / party store, and more and more until they’re a wealthy and powerful clan with hundreds of gas stations, conections, political clout and the whole nine yards… Oh wait – I was thinking fiction and now I’m into a docu-drama. My bad.

GC on March 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

I saw the trailer for “Hanna.” The film looks gripping and brilliantly shot. I’ll go see it for the presence of Cate Blanchett alone.

Seek on March 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

Debbie Dear,

The Saudi family is feverishly spending money to fill the World with Islamic propaganda. They are stoking hatered against non-Moslems in the middle East in a Rabid manner. The sad thing is that our dopy politicians are still asleep in a quasi-coma. What do I say; the country that was known for intelligent innovations is now under the Wahhabis influence.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on March 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I vote they are all crap. You can flush the muslim films right away. Hanna, more girl power, sorry tired of watching 80lbs girls beat people up like they are MMA fighters.

Surfer girl, rich, white and spoiled thinks she is smarter than everyone around her doing as she pleases. Her parents have given up the adult card spoiling their precious. She disobeys her parents, loses an arm and gets famous, yawn. The message seems to be the old, kids know more and can do whatever they want to. Also starring american idol contestants, people do know that it’s a game show, right? Nope.

I haven’t seen a trailer in a long time that makes me want to spend $10 plus dollars to see a movie. Thank you netflix.

ender on March 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Surfer girl, rich, white and spoiled thinks she is smarter than everyone around her doing as she pleases. Her parents have given up the adult card spoiling their precious. She disobeys her parents, loses an arm and gets famous, yawn.

    She did something reckless and stupid and it had disastrous results. She didn’t let herself sink into the self-pitying mud. She rebuilt her life.

    Miranda Rose Smith on March 31, 2011 at 6:07 am

Dear Debbie: Did you know that Julian (MIREL) Schnabel is defending his right to tell the “Palestinian” narrative “for the first time?” First of all, I’m sure he lets the Ku Klux Klan tell their own narrative. Why not let the now-so-called “Palestinians” tell their own narrative? The first time? Did he miss VALLEY OF THE WOLVES: IRAQ; VALLEY OF THE WOLVES: PALESTINE; PARADISE NOW; MUNICH? Doesn’t it matter to him that he’s propagating the lies of people who want him dead? Does he care if his lies get shown at the U.N. (already!), at conventions, on college campuses, are used to turn more and more people against Israel? No, he doesn’t care. He’s too busy patting himself on the back because he supports an “oppressed” people. If he really wanted to help the “Palestinians,” he would point out that they are, historically, Arabs, and the Arab states should take them in. Why doesn’t he do a film about Israel taking in the Jews who were expelled from Arab lands? He could call it HINT, HINT. Doesn’t he realize that he’s aligning himself with people who can’t stand the thought of a single Jew alive in the world or a single person in the world who sympathizes with Jews who want to stay alive? Does he realize that such people have no sympathy for him?

By the way, the fact that so many people, including educated “liberal” people, are suckers for Arab propaganda about the oppressed “Palestinians” means that a lot of people are faking when they pretend to be moved by Anne Frank, may the al-mighty avenge her blood. Such people have no sympathy for Israel, which means no sympathy for Jews who want to stay alive, and since Anne Frank, may the al-mighty avenge her blood, was a Jew who wanted to stay alive, Q.E.D., they have no sympathy for her.

I pray that people like Schnabel and the other anti-Semitic Jews of Hollywood will WISE up. The alternative, my gut re-action is to think “If these people ever get their wish and Israel is, G-d forbid, destroyed, do they think Jews will be safe in Europe? Or the United States? Hollywood is so liberal and trendy, it will be one of the first places to go sharia, and Mr. Scrabble will be lucky if he can get a job there washing the floor. And I will WHOOP with SHCADENFREUDE. I will DANCE and SING!!!”

Well, how you classified the movies: You wanted to vomit at MIREL, loved SOUL SURFER and OF GODS AND MEN, were half-and-half about HANNA.

Miranda Rose Smith on March 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

Why does Freida Pinto hates Jews so much? She’s not even a Muslim Indian. Maybe Redgrave’s passing the pro-Palestinian torch to Pinto, she’s the new Slumdog Minion Heir.

Hanna looks like it was made to lose money. Let’s do some action chase thriller and name it a girl’s name and see if anyone even bothers to see it.

False Mirelizing on March 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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