Please, someone, anyone, stop them before they whore themselves yet again. CBS on June 14th will air AFI’s latest b.s. list, this time the 100 “most inspiring” films. And, again, the “jury” composed of VIP moviemakers and movie critics and movie academics only got to pick from a short list of 300 films weighted heavily towards studio product, which isn’t fair to deserving indies. Amistad, The Color Purple, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Dead Man Walking, Rocky and The Karate Kid made the ballot, while Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington and Gary Cooper each have seven movies on it. The final 100 will be counted down in a three-hour special for CBS entitled, 100 Years…100 Cheers: America’s Most Inspiring Movies. This is the ninth such special between AFI and CBS, and it gets more embarrassing every time.
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