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November 22nd, 2014

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A Million Ways to Die in the West **

  I wish I could go back and live in the old west. The old west was majestic, rugged, and beautiful. The old west: where a man could test his mettle and experience American freedom in its purest form. I’m just kidding, of course. The old west was horrible. Settlers faced isolation and extreme boredom. There was an ugly male/female ratio, which...

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X-Men First Class (2011) – **** & X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) – **1/2

  In the 1960s, some Civil Rights advocates chose to follow Martin Luther King Jr. while others decided to follow Malcom X. King was a voice of peace, moderation, and reconciliation. He wanted to create an integrated America. And he argued that if Civil Rights workers acted more Christian and civilized than the segregationists, then average Am...

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Miss Representation ***

Now Available on Netflix   Less than 20% of American governors, congressmen, and CEOs are female. We see women in major positions of power so infrequently that it would be easy to think that men are natural leaders and women just aren’t. But that isn’t true. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many countries around the world (Finland, South Africa,...

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20 Feet From Stardom **

  The Movie That Won the Oscar for Best Documentary (But Shouldn’t Have) Back-up singers seem to have life figured out. They get to hang out with super talented artists and record wonderful songs. They go on amazing business trips where they get to see the world. They get to meet beautiful and interesting people and share stories, sex, and/or...

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Ayn Rand: The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged ***1/2

  There is a nonstop political battle between conservatives and liberals and many people are tired of taking sides. According to this movie, an increasing number of people are embracing an exciting third way: the philosophy of Ayn Rand. “Ayn Rand: The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged” isn’t a documentary about the writer. It’s about the meaning, imp...

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Viking Apocalypse **1/2

Available on Netflix   Based on the violence in movies and on the news, one might think that this is an unusually violent time in human history. But, happily, this isn’t true at all. The more you learn about the past, the more you realize how wonderfully peaceful we are in comparison. Take, for example, the Viking Era (793 – 1100). Durin...

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Pandora’s Promise ****

  Now Available on Netflix   I just watched an eye-opening documentary on Netflix about nuclear energy and how wonderful it is for mankind. “Come on, Max. Why did you let yourself get bamboozled by that right-wing corporate propaganda?” I didn’t. Believe it or not, this is an environmentalist movie. Made by environmentalists, for environm...

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Noah *

  In the Bible, the story of Noah is brief and unembellished. Noah – a 600-year-old vineyard owner – was the only faultless man in a world full of wicked jerks. God told him to build an ark. Noah complied. And then God killed everyone on earth except Noah, his family, and two of every animal. Actually, Noah saved more than two of t...

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Why You Should Watch “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Most people are content to remain almost completely ignorant about history, geography, and science. And even though I find history and geography super interesting, I can’t argue that they are important to learn. Is my life richer and fuller because I know more about the 30 Years War than you? No. Are you a better person because you can find Indones...

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Schooled: The Price of College Sports ****

      There was a dark time in our history when a certain group of people were terribly oppressed. In exchange for years of sweat, they were given only food and a tiny room to call their own. They did backbreaking work for no pay while the old white guys who ordered them around got rich off their labor.   The time is now. I am t...

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