Cole Wind Blowin'
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Cole Wind Blowin’

Last night, Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscar for best picture. But did you know that it is “the most violent film to do so ever”? It’s true, according to NOW‘s Senior Entertainment Editor Susan G. Cole, who has apparently never seen No Country For Old Men (which features a guy strangling a cop to death with handcuffs), The Departed (which features several guys shooting other guys in the head), Gladiator (which features plenty of beheadings and severed limbs), Silence of the Lambs (which features a guy who kills women and makes coats from their skin), Braveheart (which features an extended torture scene complete with disembowelling), or Schindler’s List (which is about the holocaust). Good thing, though, that He’s Just Not That Into You wasn’t nominated for best picture this year, too: according to Cole, it features a scene of “a little boy who pushes [a little five year-old girl] into the sand, sneering at her that she smells like dog poo.” When that girl goes to her mother, her mother tells her that “that little boy did those things…because he likes you.” The scene, Cole writes, is “repulsive,” “totally terrifying,” and is an instance of “abusive parenting” and “excusing violence against women.” Never you mind that Buffalo Bill guy.

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