Sunday, July 16, 2017

Welcome Home Spider-Man! (minimal spoilers)

As Marvel began to build up its cinematic universe, they began to outdo the quality of rival film studios who had owned the rights to key Marvel characters, like Spider-Man, and the X-Men. As time went on, and the buildup for Civil War (a story arch I still contend they did too soon) began, many asked how Civil War could be faithfully replicated without Spider-Man. Against all odds, Sony’s failing Spider-Man franchise reached a breaking point which allowed for an historic deal to be made, of epic proportions. For now, at least, the two studios would share Spider-Man. While the details of this deal are still somewhat convoluted, and the long term longevity of this deal remains unclear, the first fruits of this deal manifested in a brilliant 20-minute guest appearance of Spider-Man that made Civil War, already a good movie, that much better. Tom Holland might be the third iteration of Peter Parker on the Silver Screen in less than ten years, but even in that moment he had in Civil War, it was clear he was the best one so far. For the first time since Spider-Man 2’s ending credits, I was optimistic for the future of the franchise.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Conservative Movie of the Year: Kubo and the Two Strings

Conservatives often complain that Hollywood makes no Conservative films, and when they do, we either don’t notice, or we let them bomb. The first Atlas Shrugged was good. It bombed. The two sequels lacked the budget to be good as a result. In Kubo and the Two Strings, we have an even bigger cinematic tragedy, because here is a great movie, one that is surprisingly Conservative and without beating you over the head with it, and it tanked, badly.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump Is Not the Republican Party.

NOTE: The following is a sample chapter of my upcoming book Dictators and Capitulators: A Conservative's Guide to Surviving the Age of Trump. There is no release date yet. But this is a work in progress, and may not represent the finished product.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Donald Trump Should be Scruitinized, Even Though He is The Nominee

Earlier this week a friend of mine chewed me out for calling Trumpeters names... ironic because the post they were responding to was, in fact, a post I created complaining about being called names, specifically by the self-described "alt-right." Nevertheless, I challenged this individual to a debate. I asked them to consider material I had gathered which articulated my concerns about Donald Trump, and in exchange, I would look at any materials they had felt might assuage those concerns.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Time to Put Down the Pitchforks

Looking ahead to the upcoming election, our prospects are not good. The Real Clear Political Average shows us losing the majority in the Senate, by three seats, and losing twenty seats in the House, dropping from some 240 some odd seats, down to 220 some odd… still in the majority, but just barely. It's time to face some hard truths, then decide where we go from here. The havoc Donald Trump will wreck will leave the party in the worst shape it’s been in my entire life. Trump will lose, and he will weaken the GOP in the process.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Marvel, Sony and the GOPe Need to Grow Up

It’s difficult to pick a single topic to write about this week. A lot has happened. Marvel Comics’s SJW nonsense is on full display, as we now know that Civil War 2 will leave us with very few of our original heroes. The X-Men may be wiped out completely. In their place, politically correct re-envisionings. Hulk is dead, replaced. Iron Man MIA, replaced... the list goes on.  I have zero interest the replacement characters because of the political way that Marvel introduced them. After all, if you prefer Steve Rogers, The Real Thor, Tony Stark, or Logan… you must be an old white supremacist, don’t you know. Doubly so if you express your concern over the way these new “heroes” can’t seem to just share the world with the pre-existing heroes, but have to replace them. You are not welcome in this new "Progressive" Marvel. Its only for "New Demographics." DC, meanwhile, is moving in the opposite direction, restoring the original status quo. I grew up Marvel, but I guess Batman it is, until Marvel realizes it’s possible to have diversity, without alienating and outright attacking their longtime fans. Marvel needs to grow up.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Trump Has Given Us President Hillary

Thank the Donald for this
I know there are some people who will freak out on me for calling this race already, but it’s pretty obvious that this is the inevitable outcome, unless the Delegates show some real balls at Convention. Donald Trump was the only Republican candidate regularly losing to Hillary in the polls from the time of his announcement. Even Ted Cruz, until the last month of a prolonged and particularly nasty primary, was ahead of Hillary in most polls. Logic would dictate that Republicans should have picked anyone other than Trump, but this was not a logical year.