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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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Vice: Progressive Activist’s Dick Cheney Biopic Exists To Annoy Republicans

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Posted by    Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 6:00pm 1/6/2019 at 6:00pm
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Adam McKay’s career trajectory has proved to be one of the weirdest a contemporary comic director has forged. Having launched his career into the spotlight with his inaugural effort Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, he proceeded to attempt making lightning strike twice with four subsequent team-ups with Will Ferrell that all...

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Democrat Representative Steve Cohen Proposes Amendment to End Electoral College

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Posted by    Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 5:00pm 1/5/2019 at 5:00pm
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As the first week of the new Congressional session began, the new Democrat majority in the House of Representatives immediately got to work. As reported by Daily Wire, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced a bill on Thursday to Congress to effectively eliminate the Electoral College.

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The 15 Best Films of 2018

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 4:00pm 1/1/2019 at 4:00pm

2018 was a mixed year for film overall. There were several notable studio blockbusters worthy of discussion but for the first time in my adult life, I found myself predominantly attracted to smaller independent/personal films this year as opposed to the largest studio blockbusters. I enjoyed Avengers: Infinity War...

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Slow Pacing and Millennial Attention Spans

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Posted by    Monday, December 31, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/31/2018 at 6:00pm

There was a recent tweet by filmmaker and professor Brandon David Wilson that was shared by director Guillermo Del Toro that sparked an interesting crystallization.

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They Shall Not Grow Old: The Horror of War and the Magic of Cinema

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 5:00pm 12/25/2018 at 5:00pm
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They Shall Not Grow Old is a documentary collaboration between the acclaimed director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the British Imperial War Museum and consists entirely of restored World War I footage from the British trenches with exposition taken from hundreds of hours of recordings of actual war veterans...

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Widows: Urban Blight and Hopeless Chicago

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Posted by    Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 4:00pm 12/22/2018 at 4:00pm
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Fans of British writer-director Steve McQueen’s long overdue follow-up to 12 Years a Slave have had half a decade to muse over the now acclaimed director’s short career beginning with the brutal and unsettling Hunger, followed by his second team-up with actor Michael Fassbinder in Shame. Given the high regard his...

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Fantastic Beasts 2’s Lazy Story and Progressive Pandering

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Posted by    Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:00pm 12/7/2018 at 4:00pm
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Spoiler alert: if you have yet to see the film, be aware that plot particulars are discussed in the post beneath.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a terrible blockbuster film. As a spin-off to the critically successful Harry Potter franchise, it’s a low rent continu...

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Black Friday’s War on Thanksgiving

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Posted by    Friday, November 23, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/23/2018 at 3:00pm
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A few years ago I remember listening to a random episode of the Rush Limbaugh Show live when Rush was on holiday and had a guest speaker sitting in from New York City. He did a segment on the much-ballyhooed “War on Christmas” that has been contentiously discussed on the right...

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