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Filed under: Movies
2014 looking like one of the better years for movies

2014 looking like one of the better years for movies

Okay, so we’re knee-deep in reboots and sequels, but 2014 has still managed to thus far shine through as a strong year for movies. The year started off solid with wide releases in January for Her and Lone Survivor, both very good movies. Normally the first months of the year are a terrible time for [...]

Filed under: Sports
Can American sports fans get by until football season?

Can American sports fans get by until football season?

This is a pretty good time in the sports world. The NBA Finals begin. California Chrome goes for the Triple Crown. Brazil and its world-class prostitutes prepare to host the World Cup. Aaron Hernandez, Oscar Pistorius, and O.J. Simpson remain safely in the hands of the authorities. But pretty soon we’ll settle into the doldrums of [...]

Filed under: Politics
The failure of Fox News and the Fourth Estate

The failure of Fox News and the Fourth Estate

I remember growing up and talking frequently in school about how the United States was different than our bitter cold war rivals in the Soviet Union. One of the biggest differences highlighted frequently by my teachers was that the United States had a free press while Soviet media consisted of publications like Pravda and news [...]

Filed under: Movies
Latest ‘X-Men’ gets away with beating a dead horse

Latest ‘X-Men’ gets away with beating a dead horse

Don’t beat a dead horse. Unless you happen to be 20th Century Fox. And the horse is the X-Men franchise. And the stick you’re using is Director Bryan Singer. Oh, and the horse is bleeding money. Because in that case, I have only one piece of advice for you after watching X-Men: Days of Future [...]

Filed under: Politics
Hillary faces a long, draining road to become president

Hillary faces a long, draining road to become president

My God, it’s mid-May 2014. We’re still two and a half years out from the 2016 presidential election, and Hillary Clinton was mentioned 98 times on the Sunday political talk shows last weekend. I didn’t make that up; that actually was the number. Hey, Hillary in 2016 is a question worth exploring–I just wish we wouldn’t [...]

Filed under: Movies
Hollywood’s $100 million dollar machine is unstoppable

Hollywood’s $100 million dollar machine is unstoppable

Yes, it’s time for another Adam Sandler movie. Blended debuts at theaters this weekend, and we’re no doubt all expecting it to be another Sandler “gem.” And look at that, it even has Drew Barrymore in it! I wonder if Sandler and Barrymore will eventually find love, like they did in 50 First Dates and [...]

Filed under: Movies
‘Godzilla’ benefits from Cranston and its script

‘Godzilla’ benefits from Cranston and its script

Godzilla is now playing in 3,952 theaters nationwide. It is rated “PG-13″ for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. It’s two hours and three minutes long. Plot: In 1999, engineer Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) works with his wife Elle (Juliette Binoche) at a nuclear power plant in Japan, while their young son Ford goes to grade school. [...]

Filed under: Politics
The right should be as wary of Jeb Bush as Clinton

The right should be as wary of Jeb Bush as Clinton

The GOP establishment has been flexing its muscle of late. It has been successful reigning in the Tea Party some, going to extra lengths to make sure the best and most electable candidates emerge in crucial Senate races this Fall. The GOP now seems less likely to commit some of the self-inflicted wounds that have plagued it in [...]

Filed under: Sports
NFL Draft recap–the big stories capture the big ratings

NFL Draft recap–the big stories capture the big ratings

The success of the NFL draft on TV is shocking (ratings were up about 50% from last year) and just one more indicator that in America football is the undisputed king of sports. Almost four times as many people tuned in on Thursday night to watch the monotonous rookie selection process as could be bothered to tune [...]

Filed under: Movies
Gotta get higher than Rogen to enjoy ‘Neighbors’

Gotta get higher than Rogen to enjoy ‘Neighbors’

Neighbors is now playing in 3,279 theaters nationwide. It is rated “R″ for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout. It’s 96 minutes long. Plot: Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play Mac and Kelly Radner, a married couple living in suburbia with their infant daughter. Then a fraternity moves in next door, [...]