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2016 movie and missing listings


The entire obama camp has reached a new level of desperation.

Read on:

'2016 – Obama's America' Succeeds at Box Office; Reports of Missing Listings?

By Alex Murashk , Christian Post Reporter
August 21, 2012|9:05 am

Amid reports that some newspapers had been withholding theater locations and times for the movie "2016 – Obama's America," the documentary-style look at Barack Obama's life as it pertains to his worldview is bringing in high box office numbers. The number of theaters in the U.S. showing the movie jumps from 160 to 700 this coming weekend.

  • Obama America
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    Scene from '2016 - Obama's America' documentary style movie produced by Gerald R. Molen ('Schindler's List'), August 2012.

"If you live in Los Angeles, you'll have to drive to the suburbs if you want to see '2016 – Obama's America.' And if you search the movie showtimes database on the L.A. Times website you won't even find it listed. (Just a glitch in the system, one supposes.)," wrote National Review Online and Pajamas Media contributor "Jack Dunphy" on Friday.

The film's marketing company reported that someone in the Orange County area of Southern California complained in an email that they "saw nothing on '2016' in the papers despite the fact it was playing at a dozen locations.

According to the email, the Orange County Register's Sunday edition listed this correction: "Due to a wire service error, the film 2016 Obama's America was omitted from this weekend's movie listings for 8 theatres (all over OC and Long Beach)."

The film, which is based on two of conservative author Dinesh D'Souza's books, also projects what the world might look like should Obama be re-elected for a second term. Despite the thought from some observers that the film is only appealing to the conservative niche of the movie viewing public, the revenue reported from theaters may indicate otherwise.

The movie came in at 13th at the box office over the weekend (just behind "Ted" and "Ice Age"), representing a bump of 293 percent from the previous week. The film's per-screen average for Friday through Sunday soared to $7,391, the fifth highest average of any film over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

Now that the film has been out for a few weeks in limited release, more reviews of the movie are trickling out.

Politics writer Scott Paulson wrote: "I'm glad I saw the hyped-film because it was more informative than I had thought it would be and included less propaganda than I had predicted. If anything, it was nearly too informative as there was an enormous amount of information condensed into the nearly one-hour-and-a-half documentary. Fact after fact is put forth which shows that President Obama definitely has many skeletons in the closet that have not been released prior to the nation's trust in him with the Oval Office."

Paulson added: "To watch this movie and realize – or simply be reminded of – all that is unknown about President Obama is of concern. Much of the information has been ignored by the American media totally. When appropriately reminded as to what is still unknown about Obama to date, one has to ask: How can any logical-thinking person give a <snip> about Romney's taxes while not asking any questions regarding our current president's past?"

Stephen Farber is not as sympathetic to the film or its producers. He wrote in the Hollywood Reporter: "The film really goes off the rails in the last half hour, when it veers from biographical data to speculation on how Barack Obama Sr.'s anti-colonialist sentiments turned his son into a radical who aims to dismantle America's traditional values."

Farber continued later in the article: "D'Souza also points out that Obama took a class at Columbia taught by Edward Said, the renowned pro-Palestinian scholar. Do any of these marginal associations prove that Obama aims to introduce socialism to America and undermine the state of Israel?"

Other reviews of the movie point to a strong intellectual case made by its filmmakers that asks viewers to consider whether Obama's dream for America is in line with the majority of U.S. citizens.

The film's website, 2016themovie.com has a list with links to the latest reviews on the movie.


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tiparker119Comment by tiparker119 - August 21, 2012, 6:39 pm
Here in my area of South Carolina, I went to the first showing last Friday and they had to turn people away, there we no seats left and was told that the evening shows were SOLD OUT...it should be required that all voting citizens of our country be required to see this movie before they vote...!!!
sully16Comment by sully16 - August 21, 2012, 8:00 pm
Well said tiparker, find the movie and go!
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 21, 2012, 9:04 pm
I'll have to travel over a hundred miles but I'll be there.
Wouldn't miss it.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 21, 2012, 9:14 pm
Boy, it's so shocking that the newspapers would accidentally forget to show the listings for just this particular movie.
Because we know they would never want to prevent anybody from seeing both sides of an issue.
Just because they only show Obama in a favorable light doesn't necessarily mean they don't want people to see the rest of the story about him, right?
jarasanComment by jarasan - August 21, 2012, 9:28 pm
The fascist propaganda machine doesn't work in the information age................they should know that???? The barryites are done. YAY!!!!!!!!!
TenajComment by Tenaj - August 21, 2012, 9:46 pm
As the poster RayEthier said: Don't waste your time. The movie was based entirely on a laughable book by crackpot author and professional scam artist Dinesh D'Souza that even conservatives have widely panned. The Economist referred to this book as "incomprehensible" while The Weekly Standard criticized it for “misstatements of fact, leaps in logic, and pointlessly elaborate argumentation.” The whole purpose of the movie is to raise the suspicions of those either too stupid or willfully ignorant to really consider or fact-check its premises (the central tenet being that Obama is secretly carrying out the anti-colonial will of his dead father... a man he met once when he was 10 years old). The book goes on to claim that Obama "launched" TARP and the federal bailouts (both started under Bush), that Obama supported release of the Lockerbie bomber (the administration formally opposed the release), that he's trying to undermine America by raising taxes on the rich (with efforts end ineffective Bush tax cuts that were pledged to expire two years ago had already added $1.6 trillion to the deficit by 2011, and would otherwise still leave top tax rates lower than under Reagan), etc. It's fiction for fools.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 21, 2012, 10:01 pm
Yeah, janjan, you wish.
(And I know you'll go see it).
Take a couple Chick-fil-A sandwiches with you!
They're good! Get extra pickles! And Waffle Fries! And a Fresh Peach Shake!
Take the whole family!
jarasanComment by jarasan - August 21, 2012, 10:27 pm
jan jan your cut and paste is bad, you should give credit to the ones you steal from.   Have you been to seek professional help?? Here are some psychiatrists near you:

TenajComment by Tenaj - August 21, 2012, 10:33 pm
it's there if you can read.
Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - August 21, 2012, 11:50 pm

"The whole purpose of the movie is to raise the suspicions of those either too stupid or willfully ignorant to really consider or fact-check its premises...."

Would you include people who are "too stupid" those who accept obama's attempt at a 'birth certificate' even though the name on said sertificate is the present name of the Honolulu hospital and not the 1961 name?

That kind of 'stupid'?

Just curious.....

Oh yeah, it's there if you can read.

TenajComment by Tenaj - August 22, 2012, 12:59 pm
Attempt? Did his birth certificate fail and prevent him from becoming President of this Untited Staes? When you attempt at something that means it failed. His birth certificate did not fail. It only failed in the minds of people who hate him. Now I think that's stupid.

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