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I Wuv Movies

October 17th, 2006 Comments(7)

All the movies are about sex and violence. Time for censors to act

I turned to the cinema pages of the Life! Section in the Straits Times last Saturday and noted the sort of movies being shown in town.
The main themes focussed on violence, crime, death and sex. Here are some of the movies:

. The Black Dahlia - about Hollywood's most infamous sex murders;

. Dead man's shoes - about revenge;

. Silk - about spirits;

. Death Note - about death;

. The Departed - a crime drama;

. Wet hot sake - about sex, sleaze and sensuality;

. My Summer of Love - more sex and sleaze.

The other movies are about inconsequential events. These are time-wasters and sad to watch:

. Talladega Nights - about brainless and crazy people with fast cars;

. World Trade Centre - a disaster;

. Rob -B-Hood - no theme.

These movies do not provide any wholesome and meaningful lessons in life. The more a person watches them, the more he would be made to feel that life is hopeless and meaningless.

Movie directors are happily ripping off the public by giving us worthless movies that harm us. It is useless to bar only children and those below 18 from watching these movies as the tasteless pictures in the media continue to defile good sense and morals.

Where are our educators? Why are they silent on this sad state of affairs? What does our conscience tell us about such movies being screened in public? Do we have a conscience at all?

One may argue that we have a choice not to watch these shows. But if it Hobson's choice everyday with such low quality movies, where is the freedom for one to choose a wholesome and good movie when none is available?

What about the public's right to see good movies? And why do we create for ourselves a famine of morally enriching shows?

A movie that is worthwhile watching would give hope to the viewer about the meaning of life and its purpose.

A good movie should result in stirring a person's mind and heart to do good for society. It should focus on wholesome family values of love and care, and respect for the elders and the government.

How should we rate a movie for its value? We should not give ratings to reflect its popularity based on violence, crime and sex, but instead focus on good values such as kindness, gentleness, love, peace, goodness, faithfulness, self-control and joy.

Unfortunately, none of these good values can be found in the movies mentioned above.

Movies that espouse the desirable values are rare. These are 'Chariots of Fire' and 'Akeelah and the Bee'. I particularly enjoy watching Jack Neo's portrayal of our primary school system in 'I not stupid'.

Yet if it remains only a portrayal of our country's meritocratic education system, it alone would not be able to help us make further progress.

It is not enough just to point out society's ills. The movie's director should have concluded the show with lessons on corrective measures for the public.

I would like the Board of Film Censors to critically review and evaluate the quality of the movies currently being screened in public.

The guiding principle of the authority should always be driven by good and responsible values that promote hope, compassion and love.

And it should not be influenced by the public's lust for sex, violence and death that leads to a sense of hopelessness for the viewer.

George Lim Heng Chye

Taken from The Strait's Times' forum. What a loser! The movies now screening are lousy enough. If they got censored too, what's left to watch? Gawd.

On Men and Sex

October 02nd, 2006 Comments(0)

No man on Earth will die without sex. He will just live miserably.
- A friend

Cracked me up too damned much for some reason.

Incredulous

September 16th, 2006 Comments(3)

I got asked for my ID. For the first fucking time I tried to buy cigarettes in my life. Oh my fuqn gawd.

Barnyard

September 11th, 2006 Comments(1)

Caught Barnyard yesterday and I couldn't really enjoy it because the anatomy incorrectness of the bulls was really disconcerting! I kept thinking... why do the bulls have UDDERS! How utterly ridiculous!

Dumbass Straits Times

August 07th, 2006 Comments(5)

How embarrassing! Our newspapers are going to hell!

Not A Teenager

July 30th, 2006 Comments(12)

Happy birthday to me. *Yawns*

The Power of Bleeding?

July 26th, 2006 Comments(4)

This woman is completely nuts. She talks about how empowering it is to have periods and associates it with feminism. Well, as a feminist, I fail to understand how entirely empowering it can be when you're bleeding your insides out, crippled with pain, and feeling like your uterus is going to fall through your ass.

And if honouring and loving your periods means having loads of bloody laundry every month, I'll pass please.

Reverie - the tampon lover.

Horrible Week

June 30th, 2006 Comments(1)

My hall application didn't get through. :'( No hostel for me.

Can this week get any worse? We'll see.

Another Bad Day

June 27th, 2006 Comments(4)

I fell down the stairs. :'(

他母亲的!

Oh, Boredom

June 11th, 2006 Comments(3)

(reverie) "To generalise is to be an idiot" - William Blake
(Gary) "I am an idiot" - Gary Goh
(reverie) "I don't disagree" - Samantha Tan

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