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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.
| August 24, 2012
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
| August 24, 2012
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
| May 04, 2012
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
| March 02, 2012
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
| July 29, 2011
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...
| July 27, 2011
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
| October 02, 2009
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