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A Game Of Cat And Mouse

One of the more intriguing phenomena of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in recent years has been the way in which the movies of the series like Captain America 3:  Civil War, Avengers:  Infinity War, and The Black Panther have made … Continue reading

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Films: A Syntopticon Project

For those who are familiar with the writings about reading by Mortimer Adler, to engage in syntopical reading is to read a large amount of books about the same subject in order to have a context by which to judge … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part Five

This is likely the last part of the Jane Austen liveblogging experiment [1] 9:51PM:  Spoiler alert:  A marriage at the middle of a novel/movie is not going to end well.  Mr. Rushworth and Mariah marry and the event is narrated … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part Four

This has been a somewhat lengthy series so far [1], but now it’s time to look at the first part of Mansfield Park, which is supposed to be two hours or so. 9:13PM:  Clearly the BBC had a small acting … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part Three

Since I only managed to get through the first three episodes of the classic Firth/Erle miniseries yesterday evening before going to bed, we decided to begin the episodes at this point. 9:26PM:  The voiceovers at the beginning of the fourth … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part One

About a year ago for my previous birthday, my mum purchased me a six dvd set of mostly old BBC adaptations of the main Jane Austen novels.  Given that my lappy lacks a dvd player and I am not someone … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

[Warning:  Spoilers below.] How does one view this film?  If it is viewed as a film in its own right, in the genre of a smuggler or western film with a somewhat naive but simultaneously arrogant anti-hero and his associates … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Matrix And Philosophy: Welcome To The Desert Of The Real

The Matrix And Philosophy:  Welcome To The Desert Of The Real, edited by William Irwin As someone who is a pretty regular reader of the pop culture and philosophy series of books [1], I have in mind a certain standard … Continue reading

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Book Review: James Bond And Philosophy

James Bond And Philosophy:  Questions Are Forever, edited by James B. South and Jacob M. Held As someone who has read a few books in this series of pop culture and philosophy crossovers [1], I went into it with the … Continue reading

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Who Framed Megan Fox?

I was watching a video recently on feminist theory as it relates to the Transformers movies, and was intrigued about what it had to say about the character of Mikaela Banes, played by the actress Megan Fox.  The video pointed … Continue reading

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