"Any studio that makes a $125 million movie about global warming is courting controversy. But 20th Century Fox does not seem to have fully anticipated the political firestorm being whipped up by its film 'The Day After Tomorrow.'Okay, well maybe I will throw in a bit of entertainment news after all. I just came from the SaveRite, and at the check out, I noticed a copy of People Magazine in Spanish. Which is okay, I support keeping all people ignorant regardless of their ethnicity or language, and this is the kind of publication that aids in dumbing down the masses. Obviously, if you're reading this, you don't belong in that category; you'd be reading People at the checkout at your SaveRite. Anyway, why I bring this up, is I saw the English version of People in the rack nest to the other, and both versions had the same hook/theme. The world's 50 most beautiful people. Okay, that makes sense. But, none of the photos on the cover of the fifty most beautiful people were the same. So, I figure, there are the world's fifty most beautiful people, but there's really a hundred, and they don't overlap. English speaking people would never tolerate non-English speaking people to be beautiful, and the Spanish speakers feel the same about non-Spanish speakers. Or, it could just be the usual, mindless dribble that People specializes in. Personally, I think the National Enquirer is more informative, accurate and better written. And they have better photos.
Environmental advocates are using the film's release, scheduled for May 28, as an opening to slam the Bush administration, whose global warming policies they oppose. Industry groups in Washington are lobbying on Capitol Hill to make sure the film does not help passage of a bill limiting carbon-dioxide emissions, which many scientists say contribute to global warming.
Meanwhile on Tuesday Fox sparred with celebrity advocates who complained that they had been disinvited to the movie's premiere, only to be reinvited later in the day.
All this is occurring as the entertainment industry is on the defensive, with television networks acknowledging they are censoring themselves to avoid being accused of promoting indecency and the Walt Disney Company distancing itself from a film critical of the administration's foreign policy.
In a telephone news conference on Tuesday former Vice President Al Gore compared the exaggeration of the film's premise to the approach of the Bush administration to global warming.
'There are two sets of fiction to deal with,' Mr. Gore said. 'One is the movie, the other is the Bush administration's presentation of global warming.' He accused the White House of 'trying to convince people there's no real problem, no degree of certainty from scientists about the issue.' The news conference was organized by moveon.org, an Internet-based liberal advocacy group."