Wednesday, July 6, 2011

If Bill Is Against It I Must Be For It

Who appointed Bill Donohue the rabid pit bull of Roman Catholic propriety in America anyway?

There's a new movie about to be released in the U.S. that angry Bill thinks you should not see.  It's call The Ledge and was written and directed by none other than author, screenwriter, producer, and director Matthew Chapman, who just happens to be a great-great-grandson of Charles DarwinThe Ledge is a thriller featuring Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam.  Since the chief protagonist is a self-professed atheist The Catholic League, in the form of film critic Bill Donohue, is against it.  (I'm not sure why Donohue is wrapped so tight; I swear he makes the "angry atheists" sound like a knitting circle.)  It's being given a limited release in LA and New York City on 8 July 2011, or you can view it on demand or online now.  I haven't seen it yet, but I propose we let it succeed or fail on its artistic merits, not because the reflexively apoplectic Mr. Donohue tells you to not look at it.

[Eventually saw it on cable.  It had it moments but tended toward the pedantic even when it wasn't busy being predictable.  At least Bill lost some sleep and some spittle over it.]