Michigan loves Oogieloves

I was struck by the ner-ner-ner tone of the following Mlive.com headline: Michigan-made film that received $3.9 million in incentives becomes biggest box office flop in history The article is talking of course about the movie “The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure,” which shot in Michigan in 2009 on receipt of a Film Incentive…

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(If) Only in America

In an article entitled: Bush challenges America to produce the perfect Romantic Comedy, cutting-edge newshounds at The Onion report a remarkable US federal incentive proposed for the movie industry: Dubbing his romantic-comedy initiative “Operation Meet-Cute,” Bush proposed that Congress earmark $20 billion to aid Hollywood in creating the film. He called on studio heads to…

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