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NOVEMBER 2, 2013 4:15AM

Ender's Game: An Ordinary Lightning Bug

  Ender's Game Movie Poster

Ender's Game is like a lightning bug; far away its beauty mesmerizes, but on closer view it's just a simple, ordinary creature. Ender's Game tries to use majestic visuals to evoke emotion so intellectual messages can slip in, but the visuals are not evocative enough to create awe and… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2013 12:35PM

A Question of Football Ethics

Is it ethical to watch a sport that causes its participants serious injury, some with life long consequences including chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other severe brain injuries that lead to potential homicidal mania, early onset dementia and suicidal ideation?

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Equal pay for equal work

Organizations like the American federal government, the Catholic Church, and nearly half the states in US want to or do limit a woman’s access to abortion in their employer-provided health care packages. The new wave of legislation, policy, and social commentary focused on women/… Read full post »

  On the road official movie poster

Calling On the Road a display of unabashed obnoxiousness is to call a double leg amputation, subsequent MRSA infection, sepsis, and liver failure a minor inconvenience. Never in the history of my life have I seen a more effective justification for getting rid of all art programs and th/… Read full post »

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel houses the newest thing to be outsourced to India; senior citizens. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is an uplifting, heartfelt film with an intrinsic warmth that can only come from emotional sincerity.

Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) thought her worst nightmare is a da… Read full post »

The Avengers Movie Poster

When an immature demi-god has a megalomaniacal temper tantrum, it is up to the Avengers to save the world. With more fights and explosions than plot, The Avengers has enough testosterone to give a newborn girl a mustache the likes of which would make Tom Selleck weep with/… Read full post »

  The Raven Movie Poster


Edgar Allan Poe’s final week on earth is a mystery, even to this day. The Raven is a cinematic midrash of Poe’s last week alive. The sparkle of gorgeous costumes, the shine of lovely cinematography, and luminance of a strong supporting cast cannot escape the/… Read full post »

  John Carter movie poster

The tides of the thousand year Martian war shift when an earth man lands Mars in the western space fantasy John Carter. Gorgeous, but daft and rambling, John Carter can only hope to satisfy the most shallow and vapid of audiences.

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Dear Men,

Why are you still trying to take away our right to decide how, when, and with whom to have babies or staying quiet while others try?

I see woman after woman making social media posts about the rape and humiliation legislation in… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2011 7:25PM

Real Steel Review


Real Steel Movie Poster


A former boxer and dead beat dad is forced to spend time with his son as he travels with fighting robots in the not so distant future in Real Steel. Lacking any real substance, but still sort of pretty and tasty, Real Steel is cinematic/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 4:53PM

The Child Abuse Cultural Cowardice



I make it a regular practice to engage in online and in-person debates on a variety of subjects. I have engaged in more than one discussion about the effects of gay people on families, on the effects of violence in video games on children, and abortion.… Read full post »

  Straw Dogs Movie Poster

In the remake of the 1971 movie of the same name and adaptation the book The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon M. Williams; a Hollywood writer and good ole southern boys mix like ammonia and chlorine in Straw Dogs. Straw Dogs is a heart pounding, jaw/… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2011 1:23PM

Review - Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Glee: 3D Concert Movie

In Glee:  The 3D Concert Movie the cast of Glee give a live concert for throngs of screaming fans, show life backstage, and some of the fans explain what Glee means to them.  Glee: The 3D Concert Movie is a heartfelt, head-bobbing, toe-tapping good time.

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  Green Lantern Movie Poster

Put most simply; Green Lantern is the origin story of a hero and a film adaptation of the DC Comic series.  Put most accurately; Green Lantern could be held up as the perfect example of theme bashing an audience while making them watch actors pretend and leaving them to/… Read full post »

MAY 9, 2011 1:12AM

Something Borrowed Review

It is the choices not made that haunt the love lives of the characters in Something Borrowed.  The pleasantly adequate acting is no match for the formulaic plot, awkward dialogue, and strangely shallow characters that bring the maturity level of Something Borrowed down to that of a junior high s… Read full post »

  The Good Atheist Book Cover

I bent the binding of The Good Atheist, Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, by Dan Barker, in hopes that I would either come out of it in some way affirmed or finally have a resource for a person struggling with the decision to let go of their/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2011 7:03PM

I Stand With Jackie

Jackie Speier admitting her abortion

The House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood for everything, not just abortion, and members of the House publically disparaged women who have had abortions during the debate.  Congresswoman Jackie Speier courageously admitted to having an abortion in front of her col/… Read full post »

  Dr. Martin Luther King

My life has presented me with no shortage of opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking, or to show me my short falls when it comes to my path of reasoning. It never comes when I think it will, nor will it present itself in a comfortable manner. My latest moment… Read full post »

  vote pin flag hat

I wrote an article during election cycle in 2008 to encourage people to register to vote. It uses weapon themes. "Without much effort, a well prepared and caring person can empower one person to act in their best interest by taking up arms through registering to vote. Be/… Read full post »

  Sarah Palin PAC

Sarah Palin's PAC put the this picture their website.  It is a drawing of the United States, with a reticle illustration on the district of each of the twenty the Democratic Representatives that voted for health care reform.  Listed below are the names and districts of each r/… Read full post »

Barack Obama Official Photo

Washington DC – Early this morning President Obama was admitted to a local area hospital with a severe case of testicular elephantiasis.  It is unclear at this time if this is a temporary condition.   Representatives of the President are optimistic that Obama will now b/… Read full post »

  Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann has a right to donate money, but if he wants to be a journalist, he should not have done so.  Impartiality and independence are essential to the integrity of a journalist and a story.  A journalist who covers or comments on politics should not give money to/Read full post »

When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing.  Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 1:17PM

Male circumcision vs female circumcision?


Which justification for male circumcision cannot be used for female circumcision?

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