Tag Archives | violence

Wolf

The Grey, starring Liam Neeson

The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is such a travesty, I hardly know where to begin. This movie is so bad, it offends on so many levels, it’s so full of misinformation, I truly want my money back. In one of the first scenes, Neeson kills a wolf

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Hacker

Hacker Republic: Fact or Fiction

When WikiLeak hackers took down MasterCharge, Visa, and PayPal after the arrest of Julian Assange, I thought of Stieg Larsson’s book, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”  It’s a crime thriller.  Fiction.  Made up stuff, some would say.  Yet the similarities between what happens in this last of the Millenium series and the headline-grabbing […]

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The Town

The Town

The Town, directed by and starring Ben Affleck:  go see it.  It’s a great movie.  I give it four stars. Set in a section of Boston that produces more bank robbers and petty criminals than just about anywhere in America, this is a dramatic thriller like nothing you’ve seen before.  You’ll find yourself cheering for […]

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DEA Helicopter

War on Drugs or War Against the Citizenry?

Dressed in camouflage and bristling with high-powered weapons, a police SWAT team, looking for illegal drugs,  broke into an apartment in Columbia, Missouri.  The family dog got up from his spot on the rug and began to bark.  They shot him dead.  While the man, his wife, and small son watched, the police shot a […]

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Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson

Roger Ebert gives this movie 4 stars, his highest rating.  I’ll give it five.  It’s over two hours long, it’s Swedish, and it has subtitles, but it’s absolutely wonderful. It takes a while to realize the movie is really about Lisbeth Salander, played by Noomi Repace.  Lisbeth is a 24 year old punk computer hacker […]

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