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Apr 26, 2012

My Little Pony raises some difficult questions.  Why are some ponies magical unicorns, others are flying Pegasuses, and some are just small horses?  Why does the princess unicorn get to decide where everybody lives and what they do for a living?  Why do they keep baby dragons as slaves?  Because they're ponies, is the...

Apr 18, 2012

Before there were drawn out elections for national leaders, with debates and attack ads, people did things the easy way.  The king was the man who pulled a magical sword forged by a river maiden out of a large rock.

Don't let the delightful premise fool you.  Excalibur is not a happy romp through medieval legend with

Apr 11, 2012

In 1997, James Cameron made a movie. In 1999, when the third act was finally over, people went home pissed.

If there was one thing you might suggest was wrong with Titanic, you might say "the dialog" or "the pacing."  You might even say something like "the characters aren't believable."  In fact, you could probably list...

Apr 4, 2012

Sarah Palin is the subject of much scorn from the liberal media; they call her stupid, dishonest, crazy, and extremist.  This movie sets out to defend her by being all those things and also boring.

Stephen K. Bannon's film watches like a Sarah Palin stalker film.  She doesn't appear in it voluntarily, but instead he uses...