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Iron Man, capitalist hero (Tony Stark stands up for what’s right — smaller government)
New York Post ^ | 05/10/2010 | Kyle Smith

Posted on 05/10/2010 7:05:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: Excellence

The movie theater near me had a combo pack on Thursday night - for $9.50, I got to see a 9:30pm showing of Iron Man, followed by a 12:01am showing of Iron Man 2.

It was a lot of fun!


51 posted on 05/10/2010 9:36:15 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pasco, WA. The Tri-Cities has its fill of progressives and a large pop of illegals.


52 posted on 05/10/2010 9:56:37 AM PDT by Feasor13
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To: Newton

Both Robert Downey and Mickey Rourke apparently are now conservatives


53 posted on 05/10/2010 10:05:32 AM PDT by DM1
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To: DM1

cool I can add them to my good actor list!


54 posted on 05/10/2010 10:56:50 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

How was ‘A Few Good Men’ a ‘lefty’ drama? It was pretty pro-Marines. All the heroes were military personnel.


55 posted on 05/10/2010 11:41:13 AM PDT by Borges
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What didn’t you like about it?


56 posted on 05/10/2010 11:46:57 AM PDT by Borges
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How was ‘A Few Good Men’ a ‘lefty’ drama? It was pretty pro-Marines. All the heroes were military personnel.

I can't remember every line from that movie but one line always comes up and is now a universal catch phrase -- YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH !
57 posted on 05/10/2010 11:55:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: 724th
[In the movie he also states that he has donated his 100 million dollar art collection to the Boy Scouts.]

Brought this Real American to mind...


58 posted on 05/10/2010 12:03:12 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Borges
What didn’t you like about it?

The constant snarky criticism of our armed forces. Everything Tom Cruise and Demi Moore said or did was intended to make our troops look like knuckledragging brutes, and Cruise's only defense was "just following orders." That worked so well at Nuremberg.

Also I just can't stand Tom Cruise, and that was even before the couch-jumping scene.

59 posted on 05/10/2010 1:26:29 PM PDT by nina0113
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Demi Moore’s character was constantly defending the Armed Forces and the two accused soldiers. The defense he used was the only they could think of that could get them off. Lawyers do it all the time. The fact that it didn’t work at Nuremberg is mentioned in the film.


60 posted on 05/10/2010 2:02:40 PM PDT by Borges
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ASB,

Sorry I didn't reply sooner, but I have been out of town.

I think you make some valid points, but I also think you are putting words into my mouth. I didn't say anything about it not being effective; it is just the context in which conservative values are put.

And I am not worried about it, it just strikes me odd that, in general, conservative ideas are mostly portrayed in the action-adventure genre.

I guess what I would like to see, and it is probably a pipe dream, is some independent film guy shock an audience with a thoughtful but engaging and honest look at the positives of conservative ideas.

But as I write that, I realize my dilemma: The left will NEVER see any movie with conservative values being "independent", "thoughtful", or "engaging", but merely mediocre entertainment for the unwashed masses.

So after thinking more about it, your are correct: It is better that the message get out with worrying about context. The context will always be spun negatively by the left.

61 posted on 05/14/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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