Hollywood Gears Up for Election Season

Posted on August 20, 2010

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

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 Allahpundit over at Hot Air has a post today noting that, in traditional Hollywood fashion, there’s a political movie scheduled to come out around election time which will surely continue to preach the Bush is/was evil meme and perhaps prod voters to vote Democrat in November.  Granted the release date is Nov. 5, but the advertising will be in full swing up to and through the election day.   

 It got me to thinking, though. Given all that is at stake this November, surely there couldn’t be just one such movie pushing liberal themes, could there?  

 I headed on over to a website which lists movies due to be released between now and election day and here’s what I found (links lead to wiki for movie descriptions):  

First up Machete due out September 3.  The Plot?  A corrupt (of course) senator who is deporting illegal immigrants sets up a former Mexican Federal in order to gain support for his illegal immigration policies.  The Mexican Federal, Machete, gathers a group of illegals to take vengeance on those who set him up.       

Next out, on September 24, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The story takes place around the 2008 financial crisis.  Even though the main character tries to warn of impending financial collapse, Wall Street doesn’t listen.  But in the real world, aren’t we glad the Democrats have passed a sweeping financial reform law to protect us from Wall Street doing similar damage in the future?  We’re so lucky.   

On October 1, Bagman comes out, starring Kevin Spacey.   This is a docudrama about former lobbyist Jack Abramoff who was convicted and sentenced to prison for fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion.  The Abramoff lobbying scandal  is detailed here.   

A week later, on October 8, Inside Job comes out at the theaters. It’s a documentary narrated by Matt Damon about the financial crisis of 2007-2010.  The people interviewed in the film include Representative Barney Frank, George Soros and Eliot Spitzer.   

These are the ones I found after spending just a few minutes perusing, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more.  Hollywood seems to love to push their agenda through movies, and with the projected Republican gains in November, I wouldn’t be surprised if  they’d try to mitigate the losses to Democrats through their medium of choice.