Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Larry Miller = Idiot

I've been trying to pretend the ridiculous "controversy" over Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno doesn't exist, because thinking about it reminds me of how many stupid people there are in the world. First there was the controversy over the initial NC-17 rating, then the disapproval over the poster, then television stations and newspapers ludicrously refused to run ads with the word "porno" in them, prompting Living in Cinema's Craig Kennedy to declare that we are a "nation of 12 year olds."

See the resemblance?

Now, Utah Jazz and Megaplex Theaters owner Larry Miller (above right) has refused to screen the film in any of the chain's 75 locations, stating via general manager Cal Gunderson that "we feel it's very close to an NC-17 with its graphic nudity and graphic sex."

Say what? So now you are judge and jury of the MPAA?

Here's my favorite part; when asked by the New York Post if this was contradictory, considering the chain was currently showing the ultra violent Saw V, Gunderson replied "no comment."

"Nice...legs!"

Don't you just love it when idiots like this get caught with their pants down?

Not that they really had any credibility anyway. Miller also refused to show Brokeback Mountain back in 2005 because it "crossed the line."

Crossed the line, sir? How? Because it dared to show the plight of two men in love and the pain and suffering pushed on them by cruel, uncaring bigots like you?

It is not the job of the theater to censor what it shows. If people don't want to see it, they won't go. Larry Miller now has a permanent place on the From the Front Row shit list.

2 comments:

Fletch said...

Wow.

I'd not heard about this, or his earlier banning of Brokeback. Is he aware that the only nudity in it features women? I doubt it.

The Saw line is priceless. Somehow, his god is totally cool with dismemberment. Ironically (I'm assuming he's Mormon), a movie about a pair of hetero friends having sex (and possibly children?) is decreed as evil.

Now, I'll grant that its his company and he can choose to run whatever the hell he pleases, but his "arguments" are weak and his logic is, as evidenced, easily debatable.

When I first saw this, I thought it was about the actor/stand-up. I was wondering what he did wrong. ;)

Matthew Lucas said...

Nope...the other Larry Miller is a good and funny guy as far as I can tell. This guy just seems like a douchebag.

True he can run his company however he likes (within reason), but I hate it when people try to become nannies and censors for everyone else.