Another Reason to Boycott the Sochi Olympics

I will not be watching the Olympics and I urge all of my readers to boycott them as well, the reason being: A live orca display is reportedly planned for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Although the report has not been confirmed, the possibility has environmentalists concerned. White...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014

James Franco Stands up for Blackfish

I know he’s famous for his writing in addition to his acting. I guess I never figured he was this good of a writer: Blackfish could’ve easily been yet another monotonous “save the whales” documentary where they give us all the facts about the human-created plights of whales...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

Blackfish has Seaworld in Aggressive Counter-Attack Mode

Naturally the multi-billion dollar corporation will use their deep pockets to once again wrestle the truth from the American people about the treatment of whales at Sea World.  They’ve spent twenty years on a carefully executed PR campaign to make people think what was...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013

Celebrities Cancel SeaWorld Appearances because of Blackfish doc

Yearwood has joined a growing list of celebrities and bands (Heart, Cheap Trick, Barenaked ladies, Willie Nelson, etc) who have canceled their appearances at SeaWorld because of the revealing look at the inner workings and treatment of orcas. SeaWorld has mounted a PR campaign...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

IDA Documentary Awards Nominations – Blackfish, Stories, Act of Killing Among Them

2013 International Documentary Awards Nominations BEST FEATURE AWARD THE ACT OF KILLING Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen Executive Producers: Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Torstein Grude, André Singer, Joram ten Brink, Bjarte Mørner...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013

Oscarwatch: Doc Feature Roll Out

Last week, Steve Pond reported that Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell is indeed eligible for the Documentary feature category. The Act of Killing is also eligible. From Pond’s story, a list of eligible films also includes: Lucy Walker’s “The Crash Reel,” Gabriela...
Posted On 07 Oct 2013

Seaworld Announces They Will Install Exercise Machines in Response to Blackfish, Continues Inhumane Treatment of Orcas

The astonishing documentary Blackfish, which could see a lot more publicity if it manages an Oscar nod, or maybe a win, has been giving Seaworld some heat. In response, Seaworld has announced it will install exercise machines for the orcas. Oh goodie. Make them do more work just...
Posted On 03 Oct 2013

The Blackfish Problem for SeaWorld – Sales Down … 6%

That sales are down only 6% is not nearly enough to make SeaWorld grow a conscience. But it is a start. Blackfish is now available on iTunes and DVD – if you haven’t seen it, you really ought to. Most people will want to avoid it, especially animal lovers. But I would...
Posted On 05 Sep 2013

Blackfish Wows the Critics – Nudges World Towards Change

It does seem kind of hopeless to imagine that SeaWorld really will do the right thing and end their killer whale circus act. I’d say they ought to end the dolphin show too but the more pressing matter are the whales, Tilikum in particular, who is still living in a bathtub,...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013

Blackfish – Revealing Look at Orcas in Captivity

Official site for Blackfish, with screenings and info is here. Most of us don’t know what goes on behind the Sea World propaganda curtain. For over twenty years they’ve been selling the animal stunts at Sea World like it was Disneyland — they sell stuffed whales...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013
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