The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

New ‘Terminator’ Flops at Box Office

  Hasta la vista, “wokeness”: According to a new report, Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox stand to lose around $120 million in total, given the long-term prospects of Terminator: Dark Fate bombing at the box office. The movie, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by franchise creator James Cameron, made just […]

‘The Patron Saint of Incels’

  The new Warner Brothers/DC film Joker is having an impressive opening weekend at the box office, and there’s talk of an Oscar for Joaquin Phoenix, but critics generally hate the movie for its portrayal of Batman’s nemesis as a misunderstood victim of society. Personally, I am troubled by the subject matter and theme of […]

‘Get Woke, Go Broke’? Marvel Movie Star Brie Larson Lashes Out at White Males

  Evidently hoping to match the success of D.C.’s Wonder Woman, the Disney/Marvel franchise decided to make a movie of Captain Marvel (you can read the background of the character here) with 20-something blonde Brie Larson in the title role. Unfortunately for Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, his star is a feminist who makes a […]

Two Thumbs Up for ‘Jack Ryan’

  While I was visiting my son at Fort Bragg a couple of weeks ago, I started watching the eight-episode first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. Generally speaking, I never read or watch fiction, and the only TV I watch is news, sports, documentaries or true-crime shows like A & E’s […]

‘You Sent Me to Whore School!’

  That’s a line from Red Sparrow, the latest “strong woman” tale from Hollywood, a genuinely wretched movie starring Jennifer Lawrence. After watching the trailer for that and other recent films, Professor Ann Althouse has seen enough of this toxic cultural sludge: Notice how they all have strong female characters at the center but everything […]

Bad Movies and Robert De Niro (and Why Donald Trump Is Not Literally Hitler)

  In March 1975, Robert De Niro was 31 years old when he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his breakthrough role as young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. Leslie Mann was barely 3 years old at the time, and there was something distinctly weird about Mann, now 44, being cast […]

Irony Much? Tranny @SmartAssJen Says Movies Lack ‘Extraordinary’ Women

  You have to wonder what psychological defect would inspire transgender activist Jen Richards to send out a tweet suggesting that “extraordinary” men are rare, while “extraordinary” women are everywhere. Given that Richards is not actually female, how does this appear — that is, to people who aren’t as reflexively anti-male as Richards, like the […]

Star and Co-Writer of Slave Revolt Movie Were Accused of Raping Girl in College

Nate Parker (left) and Jean Celestin (right) were Penn State wrestling teammates. A much-praised new movie about an 1831 slave revolt, which had been considered a possible Oscar contender, is in trouble because of revelations that the film’s star and director was accused of raping an 18-year-old college student in 1999. Birth of a Nation […]

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