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Date : July 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

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Published on: 2008.07.21

(Right off the bat, let’s be clear — I’m talking about the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” that stars Brendan Fraser. For some reason, there are three movies with the same title that were released in 2008. One of them stars Rick Schroeder, and was made for TV. It’s supposed to be an[…]

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

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Published on: 2008.07.16

Hellboy 2 opened as the best box office of director Guillermo del Toro’s career, even bigger than its predecessor (Hellboy), which del Toro also directed. And for good reason. It was better than the first one. In fact, my largest complaint about the sequel is its name. Why call it “The Golden Army” when the[…]

Home of the Brave (2006)

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Published on: 2008.07.16

I’d been told by some that Home of the Brave was an anti-war movie. Others said it was apolitical. Most people hadn’t heard of it at all. According to online sources, it grossed less than $60,000 in the box office, which is understandable since the studios pulled it from the theaters early for some reason.[…]

Global Cooling

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Published on: 2008.07.13

“Global Warming” is still a huge threat, according to school children and the United Nations (and, of course, Al Gore), none of whom are traditionally good sources of information. What? Am I a conspiracy theorist? No. I’m just a guy who does my research. Unlike many, I have sources. The global temperature has not increased[…]

One Side or the Other

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Published on: 2008.07.13

I’m curious about your thoughts. What are the biggest (most important) political issues in the United States right now? I know, there is a long list of them — some are delineated below. But it seems to me that one issue overshadows all the others, and that is “polarization,” as it’s being called. Of course,[…]

No More Fourth Amendment

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Published on: 2008.07.10

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” That’s[…]

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

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Published on: 2008.07.05

I was surprised to hear that this movie (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) was acclaimed so well — I didn’t know this until after I watched it. Even without knowing its history with the critics, I still expected more. After all, this is Brad Pitt! I can’t tell you how[…]

God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

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Published on: 2008.07.05

This touching documentary, narrated by Nicole Kidman and produced by Brad Pitt, covers the life of three Sudanese boys who fled Sudan along with thousands of others during the ongoing wars. The filmmakers followed Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, and Daniel Abol Pach while in their refugee camp in Kenya, and throughout their later relocation[…]

Hancock (2008)

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Published on: 2008.07.04

Just to be clear, I usually like Superhero movies. I enjoyed Superman as a child, and I enjoyed Batman Begins a few years ago. Probably the only superhero movies I didn’t like were the Batman movies from the late ’80s and early ’90s. To me, Hancock is right up there with the best of them.[…]

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