About: Tyler Hummel

Born into the unexplored residential backwater of Chicago, Tyler Hummel is a graduate of Tribeca Flashpoint College where he studied Sound Design for Film and Interactive Media. When he isn’t writing for Geeks Under Grace or Legal Insurrection, hosting his public access talk show The Fox Valley Film Critics or collecting DragonBall Z figurines, he enjoys writing and directing short films. As Rick from Casablanca said, “he’s a man like any other man, just more so!”




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All In The Family Live Show Will Premiere on ABC Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

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Posted by    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/22/2019 at 3:00pm
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On May 22 at 8 PM ET, ABC will air a live show called Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ to honor television producer Norman Lear.
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Dragged Across Concrete: Punk Rock Conservatism in the Age of Political Correctness

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:00pm 4/9/2019 at 9:00pm

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I can’t begin to tell you what it actually is that writer/director S. Craig Zahler believes in politically. According to the interviews he’s done to promote his newest movie, Dragged Across Concrete, he doesn’t care what people think of his movies. He’s making movies about bad people...

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Unplanned Movie Opens to Highly Successful Opening Weekend Despite Being Targeted by Hollywood and Twitter

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Posted by    Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00pm 4/5/2019 at 5:00pm
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The saga of Unplanned reads like an espionage tale in modern Hollywood. The film from Pureflix, the same producers as God’s NOT Dead, I Can Only Imagine and The Case for Christ, was famously shot entirely in secret and released this past weekend. The leadup...

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“Captain America” Star Chris Evans Discusses Starting a Liberal Political Website

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Posted by    Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00pm 4/1/2019 at 5:00pm
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Chris Evans, star of the highly successful Captain America franchise, isn’t shy about sharing his political beliefs. He’s a very liberal celebrity who speaks out constantly about politics.

Given that Avengers: Endgame is (supposedly) his final appearance as the character, he’s focusing on his post-Marvel career.

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Us: Jordan Peele’s Newest Horror Film Explores America’s Hidden Demons

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:30am 3/29/2019 at 11:30am

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In the opening minutes of Jordan Peele’s Us, we see a depiction of a seashore carnival being attended by a large group of diverse and wealthy people circa 1986. It’s an idyllic, colorful and exciting vision of comforting and happiness in American life. A young family and their daughter...

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Gosnell: A Courtroom Drama That Reflects the Current Abortion Debate

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/21/2019 at 7:00pm
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October brought us the premiere of a highly publicized courtroom drama about the trial of America’s most prolific serial killer. Based on a book Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer by conservative filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, scripted by Andrew Klavan, directed by Nick Searcy and starred by Alfonso Rachel...

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Disney Rehires Controversial Director James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4:00pm 3/16/2019 at 4:00pm
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In a surprising twist, James Gunn will be returning to helm the director’s chair once again for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

James Gunn became infamous in July of last year as the result of dozens of rancid and offensive tweets in which Gunn made crude...

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Captain Marvel: A Mediocre Marvel Film Not Worth the Culture War

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Posted by    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/10/2019 at 2:00pm
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has reached a strange point of cultural dissonance between progressivism and fanboy disdain. Fans of the movies want politics out of the films while progressive filmmakers want to use the massive platform Disney superhero movies provide to push their messages.

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Why Green Book Deserved Its 2019 Best Picture Win

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Posted by    Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00pm 3/3/2019 at 4:00pm
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If you had asked me a week before the Oscars ceremony who was likely to walk away with the Best Picture award for 2018 film releases, I would’ve given you two answers: Black Panther or Blackkklansman. In the age of #OscarsSoWhite, where progressive politics rule over Hollywood like the Eye of...

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Spike Lee Wins Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, Not So Subtly Lashes Out at Trump in Acceptance Speech

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm 2/25/2019 at 3:00pm
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Spike Lee is infamous for having been snubbed for Oscars five times during his career as a director. At Sunday’s awards ceremony, he won Best Adapted Screenplay for his critically praised and controversial dark comedy Blackkklansman.
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The LEGO Movie 2: Adulthood vs. Maturity in Art and Entertainment

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4:00pm 2/23/2019 at 4:00pm
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Last weekend I saw the long-awaited sequel to The LEGO Movie. In spite of a gratuitous cameo by a LEGO Ruth Bader Ginsberg late in the movie, I quite enjoyed it. In my review for Geeks Under Grace I talked about how the film as a whole was continuing the franchise’s exploration...

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Liam Neeson’s Dark Night of the Soul

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Posted by    Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00pm 2/17/2019 at 4:00pm
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In an obscure night
Fevered with love’s anxiety
(O hapless, happy plight!)
I went, none seeing me
Forth from my house, where all things quiet be

These are the words of St. John of the Cross’s poem titled “The Dark Night.” The poem describes the unknowability of God and the necessity to take a step into...

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Ghostbusters 3: A Surprisingly Small Reaction to a Highly Anticipated Sequel

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Posted by    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:05pm 2/10/2019 at 4:05pm
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Just a few weeks back, a surprise teaser dropped that should’ve brewed a larger reaction than it did. The long-awaited sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise was announced with an accompanying teaser trailer on January 16th with the vague promise that some of the original actors from the first two films would...

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First Man: A Lukewarm Conservative Defense

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Posted by    Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00pm 2/3/2019 at 2:00pm
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Damien Chazelle has been a hot commodity in Hollywood ever since his freshman script Grand Piano was adapted into a surprising small scale thriller in 2013. Since then he’s been propelled into the limelight with the success of his critically-acclaimed thriller Whiplash and his Oscar-winning musical La La Land.

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The Mule: Progressive Critics Misrepresent Clint Eastwood’s Ethos

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Posted by    Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:00pm 2/2/2019 at 6:00pm
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Clint Eastwood’s late period career track has been a notably mixed one. His last great film Gran Torino was released over a decade ago and since then his films have largely floundered. What hasn’t floundered is Clint Eastwood’s public image. He has had several financially successful films that have sparked massive...

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The term “Oscar Bait” exists for a reason: 2019 Oscar Nominees Announced

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/22/2019 at 9:00pm
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Maybe the best entertainment drama of the year thus far has been watching the Oscars squirm their way through bouts of relevancy.

Over the summer, it was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures that the next awards season would introduce the decried “achievement in popular film” category that many film fans...

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Star Trek Discovery: Progressive Ethics in the Age of Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00pm 1/17/2019 at 7:00pm
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The Star Trek franchise is in a strange place artistically and commercially. With the J.J. Abrams trilogy of films largely falling by the wayside due to financial problems at Paramount Pictures, the only thing fans have been able to enjoy for the past two years has been ...

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