by | Feb 16, 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the movie theatre, for entertainment and not progressive indoctrination, think again. Netflix just paid a record $10 million for a hagiographic documentary on Democratic starlet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After the…

by | Jan 1, 2019

Twenty-eighteen was the worst year for movies ever. There had been awful years before, increasingly in the last ten, but last year, Hollywood reached critical mass by showing full contempt for much of its audience. Simply put, it was the…

by | Dec 14, 2018

We’ve seen this movie before. In fact, we’ve seen all ten of them in some form. The top-ten, box-office blockbusters of 2018 consist entirely of remakes, sequels, and films based on old comic book characters. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War,…

by | Sep 4, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice is currently in the midst of examining the hundreds of antitrust consent decrees in effect in the country, which are essentially government agreements with industries that allow them to have concentrated market share in exchange…

by | Aug 23, 2018

Movies used to be inspiring for boys and romantic for girls, often both in the same film. The vast number of them had a stalwart male hero and a smart, beautiful woman to be won or saved. This simple formula…

by | Jul 9, 2018

Incredibles 2 is a blast. It’s more grown-up than its predecessor. Characters struggle with their own challenges, but all of our main characters emerge more lovable and their changes are fully positive. The plot is fun, the villain interesting, and…

by | Jul 8, 2018

Last week I had the chance to watch “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel to the 2015 “Ant-Man,” which grossed about $519.3 million worldwide, it again stars Paul Rudd as…

by | Jul 2, 2018

The Marvel movies have captured much of the public mind in recent years, scoring tens of billions of dollars at the box office and entertaining a wide array of audiences. However except for the occasional break such as “Deadpool,” as…

by | Jun 28, 2018

For half a century, antitrust agreements in Hollywood and much of the rest of the entertainment and music industry have protected consumers by ensuring a free, competitive marketplace in the particularly constrictive movie and music sectors. Primarily enacted in the…

by | Mar 29, 2018

Roseanne pulled monster ratings Tuesday night. More than 18 million watched for a 5.1 rating. More watched the reboot’s debut than the original run’s finale. Given broadcast television’s troubles in the intervening two decades, the numbers astound. What accounts for…

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