Glenn Beck: Oscar buzz (zzz)

GLENN: Now I’m a little sleepy today because I was up for the Oscars. I, I can’t ‑‑

PAT: Man, I was watching them until 12:30 last night.

GLENN: I watched until ‑‑

PAT: Hoping they would come back for an encore but they didn’t.

GLENN: They didn’t. I stayed up, too.

PAT: Hacked me off.

GLENN: I couldn’t go to bet.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Without nothing who was going to win.

PAT: After that, The Hurt Locker won, you know. So ‑‑

GLENN: I didn’t watch a second of them. I don’t care. I just have to point out that this is what I tweeted last night because I went upstairs and I was doing some reading and everything and I got online and I saw, oh, it’s raining, what was it on the Drudge? Rain in Hollywood. And I’m like, oh, it’s raining on their parade. And then, you know, I saw that the best picture, is it going to be Avatar or Hurt Locker? So this is what I tweeted last night. I tweeted, oh, Hollywood, what to do, what to do? An anti‑U.S. human movie versus an anti‑U.S. troops movie. My guess is Hollywood goes with the anti‑U.S. troops movie because the other movie made too much profit.

STU: That’s right. You want to take the failure.

GLENN: Hurt Locker.

PAT: You are exactly right.

STU: The financial failure of people that aren’t artists don’t understand.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That’s got to be the choice.

GLENN: Who doesn’t want to see Hurt Locker seriously? I mean, besides everybody in America and quite possibly the planet and everybody who’s also blue on other planets.

PAT: I watched it four times last night.

STU: Did you really? I’m sure it might be very well done and everything but again, do we really need more antiwar movies?

GLENN: I think we got the point from Hollywood.

STU: I don’t think it’s possible.

GLENN: Just run the other ones that we haven’t watched. Just rename them. We won’t go to that one, either.

PAT: How do we know they didn’t do that with this? They might have.

GLENN: They could have.

PAT: This might actually be that Tom Cruise movie that failed so badly.

GLENN: I don’t know.

PAT: I don’t know.

GLENN: It could be. I’m looking forward to it. Now, I did see two movies this weekend. I haven’t gone to the movie theater in a long time. I saw two movies this week even. I saw ‑‑ oh, jeez. I don’t even know it was a Roman Polanski movie. I was the guy, if you were at the movie theater and it said at the very end, directed by Roman Polanski and you heard a guy go, oh, jeez, that was me.

STU: Glenn Beck supports child molesters.

GLENN: Yeah, I didn’t even, I didn’t know it was a Roman Polanski movie until then and I saw that and I went, oh, jeez.

STU: You didn’t know. That’s the excuse of the day, is it, sir?

GLENN: Yeah, it is. It’s great.

STU: What movie was it?

GLENN: I don’t want to ‑‑

STU: So I can know what one not to go to.

GLENN: Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider. It was great.

STU: Yeah, won’t be supporting Roman. I don’t care if it’s the greatest movie ever created.

GLENN: You’ve got it in some sort of pirate bootlegged, something like that. I don’t know if I bought kiddie porn or what’s going to happen now, but it was a great movie. And then the other one I saw was Alice in Wonderland? Classic. That is ‑‑

STU: I can’t believe how much money that made.

GLENN: Wizard of Oz classic.

PAT: $116 million, I think?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Did you see it?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Did you agree?

PAT: Yes. You know, I’m not a big fan of the ‑‑ I’m not a big fan of the story itself.

GLENN: Neither am I. I thought it actually worked this time. That was the closest I’ve ever thought that worked.

PAT: Yeah. They did it well. It’s really well done.

GLENN: Really well done.

PAT: It was really good.

GLENN: I like Tim Burton but I’ve never thought he had a commercial hit. I’ve never looked at Tim Burton and said, oh, that’s going to be a great, you know, that, oh, that was a great show, everybody will love it. I always like his vision, but I always think he misses heart. He never connects with the heart. This one he did. It’s great.

PAT: Did you see, what was that other one? The Corpse Bride was kind of a hard movie.

GLENN: Oh, I didn’t see that one.

PAT: Did you see that one? You might like that one.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, yeah, I did see that one. No, I still thought he missed it.

PAT: Did you?

GLENN: I thought it was close, but he always misses it.

STU: He’s had a lot of huge hit movies.

PAT: He has.

GLENN: No, no, but he’s never ‑‑ I mean, if you are a fan of Tim Burton, you probably know what I mean. He’s ‑‑ I thought the closest he ever came to it was Edward Scissorhands.

STU: All of his movies are Edward Scissorhands, though. All of them are the same.

PAT: They are dark.

GLENN: Yeah, they are. But they don’t usually, they just miss the heart just by this much. They just are just slightly off. And ‑‑ but he’s ‑‑

PAT: This one had it, though. He did.

GLENN: Oh, it was great.

PAT: Johnny Depp is a tremendous actor.

GLENN: He is the best actor I think of our generation.

PAT: Probably is.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: I don’t know.

PAT: It’s really good.

GLENN: I hated Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.

STU: Terrible job with that, and that was Tim Burton, too.

PAT: Was that Tim Burton?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

PAT: It was awful.

GLENN: Awful. I couldn’t get past, all I wanted to think of the whole time during Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was, hee, hee.

PAT: Oh, Michael Jackson?

GLENN: Michael Jackson chocolate factory.

STU: That is the story. It’s a creepy story. But it’s a great movie.

GLENN: No, it was creepier.

STU: There’s nobody creepier than Gene Wilder in that movie.

GLENN: Oh, no.

STU: That is one of the creepiest roles.

GLENN: Gene Wilder, you never thought about him saying, hey, let’s go to the fizzy lift area and maybe you and I… you never thought of that.

STU: I thought of him as bizarrely asexual in that movie.

GLENN: What did you say?

STU: In Gene Wilder. Like he was so weird that the thought of sex had never crossed his mind in his entire life. He could have been a Roman Polanski ‑‑

GLENN: No, it was Michael Jackson.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: I thought he felt like Michael Jackson. Not that I know what Michael Jackson feels like. You know what I mean?

STU: You mean the Peter Pan Michael Jackson or the Peter Pan Michael Jackson? You know what I mean? Like the one that maybe ‑‑

GLENN: What is the difference between Peter ‑‑

PAT: That’s horrifying. I don’t know what you’re saying.

STU: There was the Peter Pan that the sort of ‑‑

PAT: Stu?

STU: Like, he didn’t care, he just really loved children? Or that he loved the children?

GLENN: Oh, no, he loved the children.

STU: That’s what I’m saying. I never got that from Wilder.

GLENN: Love was a verb, yeah. And I didn’t get that from Gene Wilder, you are right. I did get it from Johnny Depp.

STU: Creepy.

GLENN: But this one is great. This one’s great. You’ll love this.

STU: How ‑‑ this is the biggest, what, biggest opening of all time? Or biggest 3‑D of all time?

PAT: Biggest 3‑D of all time. Biggest march ‑‑

GLENN: Can we stop with the 3‑D thing?

STU: Avatar’s the biggest movie of all time and had a bigger opening. But that’s pretty significant.

PAT: It won’t in the long run but probably, yes, the first night.

GLENN: I don’t know, man. I would take my kids to this. You know what?

PAT: It’s the biggest movie ever released with the name Alice in the title by far: By far.

STU: Bigger than the Diner series?

PAT: Yes, yes.

GLENN: The ‑‑ I think this has legs to it. I think this is ‑‑ I think this is like Wizard of Oz. This is as classic ‑‑

PAT: You think it might beat Avatar?

GLENN: No.

PAT: It won’t beat Avatar.

GLENN: Avatar is PG, or PG‑13.

PAT: And it’s over $700 million now, 780 or something? It’s ridiculous.

GLENN: I don’t know. I was busy watching The Hurt Locker, me and those four other people watching The Hurt Locker. What a stupid ‑‑ did anybody watch ‑‑ did anybody watch the Oscars last night?

STU: I watched a little bit of it, enough to see Kathy Ireland attempt to do interviews which was one of the ‑‑ she’s a beautiful woman. Not good at the job she’s chosen, been chosen for.

GLENN: They were showing, they were showing some ‑‑ I heard some talk over the weekend, you know, Hollywood is worried if anybody’s going to watch the Oscars. Nobody cares. Nobody cares. The only reason to watch the Oscars is to make fun of Hollywood and how out of touch they are. The Hurt Locker? You’ve got to be kidding me. When everybody’s talking about ‑‑ now, I haven’t seen Avatar. I just, I have a hard time going for the whole, you know ‑‑

PAT: Anti‑U.S. human thing.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah, yeah. And I think I can go for the anti ‑‑ like I won’t see The Hurt Locker because I can’t do anti‑U.S. troop thing. Anti‑U.S. human thing I’m just like, whatever. You know, for instance, the movie I saw with, you know, directed by the child molester.

STU: The ghost rider?

GLENN: Ghost rider, you know, it was anti‑waterboarding, it was anti‑CIA, anti‑American. I’m like, whatever.

STU: That just, a lot of that stuff just rolls off the shoulders at this point.

GLENN: Yeah. You are just like, "Of course it is."

PAT: Because every movie is.

GLENN: Every movie.

PAT: Nearly. Not ‑‑

GLENN: I mean, is there anything ‑‑ when do we start to get ‑‑ I think there should be another Hollywood. I think that you could really ‑‑ seriously I think you could get ‑‑ what’s the guy’s name from Walden Pond that made the Narnia series? What’s his name? Anschutz, Phil Anschutz, the guy who said ‑‑ you don’t know him? Very, very wealthy, powerful guy who just said, you know, I’m tired of movies always being crap and not having any values. And so I started Walden, is it Walden Media or Walden Pond? Walden Media. And it’s made a lot of movies including the Narnia series, really well done movies. I mean, I don’t know why there are not more of those. I think if more companies came out and said, hey, we’re not going to insult or assault your values or the country, you are not going to have big huge blockbuster global stuff but you’ll at least be ‑‑ there are people out there that want good movies that don’t suck that, you know, don’t assault your values. For instance, Blind Side with what’s her name?

STU: Sandra Bullock.

GLENN: Sandra Bullock. She didn’t win, did she?

PAT: No, she did.

GLENN: Did she really?

PAT: She really did, yeah.

GLENN: Wait a minute. She was a conservative Christian woman.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: That’s unbelievable.

STU: But only in a sea of conservative Christian racists. She overcame the typical conservative racist to ‑‑ she was the only one. All of her friends couldn’t believe they would allow a black man into the house. But she overcame it. So she gets the Oscar.