Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan

The AP reports that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan to be his running mate. It’s a bold choice, especially considering the talk about Ryan as a potential presidential contender last year. I had a crackpot theory that Bill Clinton … Continue reading

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Kraven the Hunter as Amazing Spider-Man’s Next Big Bad

Kraven the Hunter has become a top-tier Spider-Man villain due primarily to the strength of one story in the comics. But his arc could easily be incorporated into 2-3 films, along with a few other villains. This would be a … Continue reading

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Thank the Club for Growth for Harry Reid

While Republicans denounce Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s claim to have inside information from Bain about Romney’s tax returns, it’s worth remembering the ways in which conservative organizations have contributed to Reid staying in the Senate. In the 2010 primary, … Continue reading

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After the Amazing Spider-Man Trilogy…

Considering Andrew Garfield’s age, if Sony was interested in keeping him as Peter Parker after the current trilogy comes to an end, it would make sense to film the next few Spider-Man movies back to back, either as a two-part … Continue reading

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Why does the Republican party like older candidates?

Ricochet’s John Domenech made an offhand prediction about the future of the Republican party. Oblivious to all this, today McCain still wanders Capitol Hill wondering why people don’t want his advice. McCain is likely the last 70+ candidate to run for … Continue reading

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Avoiding Remakes in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

There’s a flaw with my hunch that Sony’s going to use the next Spider-Man film to adapt the Ultimate Venom saga. It means that significant chunks of every film in the new trilogy will be spent revisiting things that viewers … Continue reading

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Family Men and Presidents

Earlier in the week, porn star Ron Jeremey praised Mitt Romney’s strong family values. A few weeks ago, Chris Matthews was upset that all Republicans do is trash Obama even though he’s a good husband and father. Politicians often parade their … Continue reading

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Is Vertigo the best film ever?

Sight & Sound, the British film magazine, is known for the top ten list they assemble every ten years after polling the critics. There have been major changes over the decades, but from 1962-2002, the #1 film was always Citizen … Continue reading

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If I Wrote The Amazing Spider-Man 3

My explanation of what could be done in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did not resolve many of the open questions that need to be answered in the current trilogy.  The introductions of the Daily Bugle, Venom, Mary Jane and Harry Osborn … Continue reading

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The Scott Brown VS Elizabeth Warren Litmus Test

According to the Boston Globe, the Democratic party seriously considered choosing Elizabeth Warren to give the 2012 Keynote speech. The responsibility went to a Texan mayor, which is probably a smart move. Warren will still have a major prime time role … Continue reading

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