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'Christian' movie critic pans Oscar noms

Ted Baehr of is the movie nanny. He’s miffed that so-called wholesome movies  are getting short shrift in favor of films with “unacceptable amounts of foul language and immorality.”

Years ago The Sound of Music won best picture. It probably wouldn’t get nominated today — too clean and too popular. Granted, The Academy Awards is not The People’s Choice Awards, but it gets more obvious each year that Hollywood’s choices are nowhere near the people choices.

Best Picture nominee Little Miss Sunshine features a foul-mouthed dysfunctional family. The Departed is a thriller laced with almost 300 obscenities. Babel, though less foul tongued, contains graphic nudity. Letters from Iwo Jima (in Japanese) makes Americans look bad as they struggle to win the war in the Pacific. Only The Queen, a MovieGuideĀ® top ten movie for mature audiences, is a clean and wholesome nominee.


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