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Are we voting at the box office?

The accompanying chart classifies various big budget releases over the past 15 months according to their political leanings based on my interpretation of the film.
Movie projections
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 24, 2012
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The Hollywood blockbuster guide to the politics of patriotism

Patriotism may be the last resort of the scoundrel, but lately it's proven a hot property in Hollywood.
Red, white, and blue screens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 24, 2012
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Review: Marvel's The Avengers

Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012
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The blockbusters bloom early in 2012

In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
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Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston's adaptation of the Marvel comic book exalts the virtues of optimism, decency, and perseverance in a rousing adventure of old-fashioned adolescent exuberance.
Rueful innocence and sneaky humor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011
The GOP goes to "Town"

The GOP goes to "Town"


 According to the "Washington Post," House Republicans were shown a clip from Ben Affleck's movie "The Town"  to rally support for John Boehner's most recent...
By Peter Keough  |  July 27, 2011


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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Comic-book games are all about wish-fulfillment: What comic book fan hasn't dreamed of laying the telekinetic smack down Dark Phoenix-style, or flinging a few of Gambit's explosive cards?
Marvel's "Secret War" comes to consoles
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 02, 2009