Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show

It’s been said that when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do. With that candor and apprehension in mind, I walked into the auditorium of Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN — the former city of gospel singer legend Johnny Cash — to see a live recording of Huckabee. Mike Huckabee remains aContinue reading “Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show”

Marvel Fatigue and Cape-Sh*t – Grappling with Woke Politics and Audience Malaise after 27 MCU Films and 20 TV Shows

It has become very popular to crap on Marvel movies, and it isn’t hard to see why.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely overtaken the entire media landscape, subsuming all media within itself and gravitating popular entertainment towards it. Even moderate failures like The Eternals or Black Widow still become multi-million dollar worldwide success storiesContinue reading “Marvel Fatigue and Cape-Sh*t – Grappling with Woke Politics and Audience Malaise after 27 MCU Films and 20 TV Shows”

On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight

I saw Dr. Jordan B. Peterson speak live a few weeks ago at the Rymen Auditorium in Nashville, and I’m not sure how to feel about what I saw. This was the second time I’ve seen him live. I previously saw him when he headlined the Chicago Theater in 2018, following the massive success ofContinue reading “On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight”

Hope, Legacy, Change: Muddled Wokeness and Weak Storytelling in The Batman (SPOILERS)

Fair Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Batman, do not proceed if you care to go into the movie blind. If you want to see my non-spoiler thoughts on The Batman, I would recommend checking out my review at Geeks Under Grace. I was surprisingly on the more negative side of initial reviews but I suspectContinue reading “Hope, Legacy, Change: Muddled Wokeness and Weak Storytelling in The Batman (SPOILERS)”

The AntiSocial Network Podcast – Film Critic Confessions and G.K. Chesterton Essays

The last two weeks have given us two wonderful episodes of the show! Last week, we spoke with film critic Tyler Smith about his issues trying to explore and teach film as a film professor and a film critic. This week, an English professor named Mariah Lynch joined us to discuss Ethan Nicole’s new bookContinue reading “The AntiSocial Network Podcast – Film Critic Confessions and G.K. Chesterton Essays”

COSMO – In Wake of the Plague: A Personal Tale of Covid19

After two years of completely avoiding illness, in January of 2022, I succumbed. It started gradually, about the week of Monday the 10th. I took some zinc and vitamin C and spent the weekend resting. The next week, Tuesday rolled around and I woke up stuffy. But Spring comes early CA and I’ve always hadContinue reading “COSMO – In Wake of the Plague: A Personal Tale of Covid19”

“Never Hate a Film”: Why I’m Not Worried About Amazon’s Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power

The YouTuber known only as “Doomcock” has a regular sign-off on his show: “stay angry”. Doomcock runs a rumor channel, he collects all of the most cutting edge rumors about Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel and other franchises and releases its exposé style to bring attention to the rise of “wokeness” in popular cinema. HisContinue reading ““Never Hate a Film”: Why I’m Not Worried About Amazon’s Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power”

Crashing Down: The Strange Death of Rolland Emmerich Movies

There was a time not long ago when Rolland Emmerich was one of the most profitable and popular filmmakers alive. He was the man behind massive blockbusters like Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, 2012, and White House Down. He was untouchable and he could make any schlock action movie he wantedContinue reading “Crashing Down: The Strange Death of Rolland Emmerich Movies”

In Defense of Revolution: When is violence tolerable and what to do with disgruntled citizens?

Here’s an interesting debate topic: When is it morally right for a class of people to rise up against their government and forcibly replace them? Certainly, the simplest answer is said best by the Declaration of Independence: “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduceContinue reading “In Defense of Revolution: When is violence tolerable and what to do with disgruntled citizens?”

AntiSocial Network Podcast – January Updates – Bill Ryan, Bethel McGrew, Christian Toto, Po the Person and Louis Markos

I’ve been lazy this year when it comes to keeping CR updated with news about the AntiSocial Network Podcast. The podcast has continued plugging away contentedly and quietly online but I hadn’t bothered updating anyone on CR about new episodes. Given that part of the editorial mandate of this blog is to serve as aContinue reading “AntiSocial Network Podcast – January Updates – Bill Ryan, Bethel McGrew, Christian Toto, Po the Person and Louis Markos”