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I Watched Miss Sloane So You Don’t Have To

Written by on 17 February 2017

Watching Miss Sloane is an exercise in endurance unlike any movie you will ever experience. It’s longer than Robert Altman’s 3-hour epic Short Cuts, the Director’s Cut of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Andy Warhol’s 320-minute experimental film Sleep put together. I started watching it on Monday morning and […]

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Is Theological Trailer Music Trending?

Written by on 7 February 2017

Months ago, Twentieth Century Fox teased the first look at Logan with Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt,” and it set movie fans on fire by how different that music choice was from the choral music that normally accompanies blockbuster trailers. And if you watched the latest Logan and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell […]

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With Arnold in Charge, Would You Sleep Better?

Written by on 2 February 2017

The ratings are right. Celebrity Apprentice isn’t that great this year. Perhaps Trump is correct in his assessment – Arnold sucks as this year’s host, or perhaps this reality-show concept has simply run its course. Celebrity elites playing games to boost egos and careers while making money for charity was entertaining in the beginning. Strong celebrity personalities […]

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Screw You, I Like It: 1980’s Edition

Written by on 2 February 2017

No form of entertainment is more personal than your taste in music. It’s as unique as a fingerprint and tells an interested observer more about you than the much-vaunted Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (I’m an INTJ, BTW and FYI). But what about those most private parts of your musical taste? Those bands, those tunes that you […]

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Proposed Anti-Trump Film and the Chinese Connection

Written by on 29 January 2017

The Hollywood Reporter broke a Jan. 25 story which said that Michael Bay will produce an anti-Trump movie that also portrays China in a positive light. This is interesting news because it provides a perfect opportunity to look at Bay’s relationship with China and, more importantly, the growing Chinese involvement in Hollywood. THR reported that, “Universal […]

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Torture Works. Older Brothers Know It Does.

Written by on 26 January 2017

Torture is back in the news with media reporting that the Trump administration created a draft executive order that discussed reviewing intelligence practices, including so-called torture. And while the White House has challenged that reporting, it remains a good time to discuss torture. And the truth is, torture works. Older brothers have known this since […]

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Thirteen Reasons it Would Be Unfortunate to Miss ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Written by on 25 January 2017

Unfortunate; a word here which means “unlucky,” “marked by bad fortune,” or “what it would be to not see Netflix’s new family original, A Series of Unfortunate Events. In the spirit of this delightfully wicked world created by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), here are 13 quick reasons to partake in this series with no fear: […]

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