A Personal Obituary for Rush Limbaugh (1951-2021)

As was reported on Rush Limbaugh’s daily show today by his widow Kathryn Limbaugh, “I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today. I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional three hours of broadcasting…Continue reading “A Personal Obituary for Rush Limbaugh (1951-2021)”

Classic Review: Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

The more I go back and watch John Carpenters movies, I can’t help but appreciate just how excellent he is as a director. Even his mediocre films are well made, exciting and brimming with interesting concepts. He could’ve just made Halloween sequels his entire career but instead he constantly chose to tell original and riskyContinue reading “Classic Review: Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)”

HUMMEL Review: Alone (2020)

For some reason, there have been a lot of lo-fi indie thrillers in the past year using the premise of “woman stalked by aggressive man”. Russell Crowe’s Unhinged was the big, dumb Hollywood version of this story and played up its scenario as a trashier version of the Joker premise where the aggrieved man isContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Alone (2020)”

Gina Carano Fired from Lucasfilm, #CancelDisneyPlus Trends

Gina Carano, Star of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, has been fired from Lucasfilm, future Star Wars projects and her talent agency. The move came after a posting yesterday on Instagram wherein she compared the plight of conservatives in Hollywood to Jews in Germany before the Holocaust and claimed that they were facing discrimination and mob harassment.Continue reading “Gina Carano Fired from Lucasfilm, #CancelDisneyPlus Trends”

A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 5

I’m starting to run out of ways to come up with crackpot theories about where WandaVision is going. If nothing else, it feels like the series is starting to settle into its final stretch. Wanda is clearly (Mostly) the instigator of what is happening and she is a great deal more hostile that I initiallyContinue reading “A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 5”

PODCAST – John J. Miller Discusses Literature and Education

This week on the podcast, we were joined by one of my favorite guests yet! Professor John Miller is a teacher at Hinsdale College and the host of The Great Books Podcast and Bookmongerer for National Review Online! He was kind enough to join the show for forty minutes to discuss his love of classicalContinue reading “PODCAST – John J. Miller Discusses Literature and Education”

HUMMEL Review: An American Pickle (2020)

I would never call Seth Rogen a particularly introspective filmmaker or comedian. His output has been particularly low brow, broad and on the nose. He traffics mostly in jokes about drugs and atheism and doesn’t have much to say beyond the most surface level understanding of these topics. That’s not to say his films don’tContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: An American Pickle (2020)”

HUMMEL – 33 Conservative Film Recommendations for Modern Audiences

I am a man of lists. I like arranging things and creating ordered lists to work through. I’m also a man who enjoys curating and recommending works of art and entertainment to people who don’t delve into film and literature as deeply as I do. I love recommendation lists for these reasons! As a fanContinue reading “HUMMEL – 33 Conservative Film Recommendations for Modern Audiences”

PODCAST – Esther O’Reilly and Hannah Long’s Favorite Films of 2020

The current slate of episodes of The AntiSocial Network is ramping up! We’ve built up an amazing slate of interesting guests for the podcast who will be appearing weekly for the next two months including John J. Miller, Hotep Jesus and more! This week, the show was joined by two return guests! Esther O’Reilly andContinue reading “PODCAST – Esther O’Reilly and Hannah Long’s Favorite Films of 2020”

Fahrenheit 451 on Film: The Unspoken Irony of Leftist Book Burning

Adaptation is a difficult process. You have to handle fidelity to the text you’re adapting in equal measure with the necessity to create an independent and self reliant piece of storytelling absent fans of the source material. I won’t pretend it’s easy. That said, when a film like Fahrenheit 451 (2018) comes along it feelsContinue reading “Fahrenheit 451 on Film: The Unspoken Irony of Leftist Book Burning”