The Dark Knight Rises

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman Review: 2 stars (of five) Did it ever occur to you that if The Dark Knight had not had the hypnotically intense presence of Heath Ledger, it would’ve just been a too-long, too-loud mess? Well, the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Bat trilogy doesn’t have Heath Ledger. Whereas the second film really went off the rails at the end (pretty much as soon as Ledger’s Joker had been dispatched), The Dark Knight Rises is a mess pretty consistently. There’s the outline of...

Space Guys In Space – Madness (S01E13) Jul13

Space Guys In Space ...

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Space Guys In Space – Gee (S01E12) Jul10

Space Guys In Space – Gee (S01E12)

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The Individual Mandate: A History Jul06

The Individual Manda...

Obamacare is finally a reality, and although the name is not necessarily popular, the major provisions of Obamacare actually enjoy wide support among all Americans — including Republicans — except one: The Individual Mandate. The mandate requires that everyone who can afford to, must...

The Amazing Spider-Man

Director:  Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dennis Leary, Martin Sheen Stars: 2.5 (out of five) It’s a little soon to be rebooting the Spider-Man series. Despite its flaws (mostly in the third installment), Sam Raimi’s trio of spider-flicks captured the character pretty well.  Marc Webb’s revamp of the origin has some new twists, deviating from Raimi’s closer following of the comic legend, and the supervillain of the piece is an interesting take on a classic foe only hinted at in the previous series.  He’s got good actors, and mostly brings a more somber, realistic tone to movie. Yet the film...