I'm not quite sure how I wound up on the media list for "MOVIEGUIDE®, a publication of Good News Communications, Inc. and the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry." But I'm on it, and able to see the Rotten Bananas awards (what does that mean? Who throws bananas at screens?) for the Most Unbearable Films of 2011. The highlights:
The Vile, Vulgar & Anti-Christian Award to Red State, for Worst Ultimate Christian Bashing.
The Promoting an Immoral, Abhorrent, Atheist Worldview Award to Paul, for Worst Atheistic, Libertine Bigotry.
The Left-wing Attack Award for J. Edgar, for Worst Scurrilous Portrayal of a Historical Figure.
And the Lewd Sendup of Heroic Fantasy Award to Your Highness, for Worst Stoner Mockery of Quests.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ford’s Big Gamble
It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.
Should the United States Grant Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence?
The Apple Watch Will Make Everyone Around You Just a Little Worse Off
This Was the First Object Ever Designed
Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison
In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us
A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest jewels.
A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …
The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.