Why Are We Expected To Root For Torture?


If it were just one movie or TV show, we could dismiss it. But it’s a consistent trope across many different stories. Why?

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“Mad Men” Endings We Don’t Want To See

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Greg Olear speculates the closing of the series “Mad Men”.

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How Mad Max Wrote the Script for the Action Blockbuster

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George Miller’s Mad Max films have aged remarkably well – perhaps because they have had such a profound influence on the films that followed them.

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‘Hot Pursuit’ A Fun New Comedy

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  Jay Snook reviews this unique new comedy I remember when I first saw the trailer for this film, and I thought it looked idiotic. The characters seemed fake and the plot seemed dull and uninspired.  The only reason I went to see it was because I got passes to a free screening, and I was […]

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A Prom to De-Gender


This is what happens when 6 young people stop following the rules and start being real.

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Money Isn’t Power: 7 Life Lessons Learned From ‘House Of Cards’

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“It’s a show immersed in lies, deception, sex, power, manipulation and greed, but dive a little deeper and you will start to realize the ways this show can help improve your life.”

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Aydian Dowling Recreated More Iconic Photos Of Famous Hot Men

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Aydian Dowling is making headlines as he brings attention to the transgender community in a comical yet purposeful manner.

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Review of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

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  Jay Snook reviews this much anticipated sequel This the the sequel to the popular film The Avengers that came out in 2012 and was also directed by Joss Whedon, a man known for shows like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The film reunites Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and the Hulk […]

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The Funniest Screenplays of All Time

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Ken Goldstein polled his network to find 60 of the best written, funniest movies of all time. What’s on your list?

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Why Doesn’t Childhood Autism Exist Among the Amish?


The striking documentary ‘Trace Amounts’ investigates the correlation between autism and environmental mercury.

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The Heartbreaking Toll of War on Men Who Soldier


The documentary “Of Men and War” drives home the stark juxtaposition between the traumatic lives of veterans with PTSD compared with men who benefit from their bravery.

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Blake Mills: A Musician without An Upper Limit


Without any hype, with no great charisma, without even much in the way of stage presence, Blake Mills is the immediate future of intelligent music.

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Bigger Than Jesus: The Gospel Of U2, Leonard Cohen, And Sufjan Stevens


Robert Burke Warren goes deep into his own story to talk about the persistence of God in pop, and how and why non-believers and doubting Thomases still go for it.

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Avengers, Deconstruct! 15 Ways to Tell If You’re Living a Superhero Origin Story


—  Are you living the back story of a superhero? Jeremy McKeen is here to help guide you in an attempt to save  – or avenge – the world. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of the pre-Gatsby James Gatz, “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would like to […]

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‘Age of Adaline’ More Than a Simple Love Story

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A film that asks some tough questions about life and love Adaline Bowman was a regular woman in the early 1900s with a husband, a child and a comfortable rich lifestyle. She lived in San Francisco and had a life that most people only dreamed of, but her life changed drastically one night. It snowed […]

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The Rolling Stones and Why Time Was Not on My Side


It turned out to be a concert we’d never forget. But not for the reasons you’d think.

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