Movies

Not Seeing “Elysium” All The Rage.

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2013
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As Twitchy points out (read the tweets and the comments they are all good), Media Mattress is trying to spin up business for Matt Damon’s  Elysium by selling it as a movie that  “forces the right to confront the world their ideology creates.” Sony should slap that on a poster and see how many tickets […]

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Gravity

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2013

In Space, no one can hear you scream…unless your comm works.

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Palate Cleanser – Iron Man 3

by Steve MacDonald April 11, 2013

This is a featurette that is making the rounds.  There’s some actor commentary, a few clips, things blow up….good stuff.  (And for my progressive ‘friends’  no–I do not require that you watch it.)  

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Red Box Review: Battleship

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2013

Let’s keep it simple.  Battleship is only good when there are ships and there is a battle.  So skip to just before the combat begins, anything that happened in the first 30-40 minutes or so you can work out for yourself by the end, and the battle sequences are a lot of fun to watch.  […]

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Star Trek – Into Darkness

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

Cuz we needs sumpin sides pol-ticks.

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Silver Circle, the Movie

by Tim Condon March 5, 2013

I believe the very first showing of this extraordinary movie was in the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire. The people who worked on creating it have attended the Free State Project’s Porcupine Freedom Festival every year. Great artists. Even greater political truth-tellers. Hercules movie star and LA truth-teller Kevin Sorbo has worked […]

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Movie star Kevin “Hercules” Sorbo: “Everything government touches they destroy.”

by Tim Condon March 5, 2013

He really IS Hercules! A Hercules of Freedom, and he’s got some great libertarian movie projects in the works!

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Oz The Great and Powerful

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2012

Having just mentioned The Wizard of Oz here, and a different franchise prequel here, I guess we might as well share this;  It is the Wizard of Oz prequel.  Yes dear readers, there is a prequel.  And it looks half good and then some. The movie is due out next March.  It tells the tale […]

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Red Box Review: PROMETHEUS

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2012

Prometheus is Ridely Scott’s ostentatious pre-boot prequel of the Alien franchise and if you had $1.20 and were not sure whether to buy 0.32 gallons of gas, one-third of a box of cereal, 0.15 pounds of steak, pay full price for a compilation of every Pauly Shore movie ever made (weasel!), or to rent Prometheus…Prometheus […]

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Star Wars Episode 7 Due in 2015

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2012

Looks like Disney bought Lucasfilm for just over 4 billion dollars, and is now plotting the next three Star Wars Movies.  “Episode 7″ is already slated for a 2015 release; all other factors remain unknown. Oh, it will probably be in 3D unless that (ticket price raising) fad has died a happy (or unhappy) death […]

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The Hunger Games

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2012

I read all three of these in record time.  Two this past weekend.  And while there are some curious stabs at environmentalism, and the can’t we all just get along meme, the most power full themes are the terror of absolute tyranny and the fact that we are all damaged goods. I highly recommend them. […]

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Red Box Review – The Darkest Hour

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2012

Steve Casting with a Twist.  The culture is always fodder and all politics all the time makes Johnny chop a hole in the bathroom door with an axe.   So here’s a different flavor of Audio Pod-casting juice for your thirsty ears.  A Red Box movie review: The Darkest Hour. Notes: Thanks for your continued […]

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Coolest President Ever?

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

Not Obama, Lord no.  147 years after his presidency he’ll be lucky if there’s any mention of him beyond his being the first black president (After Clinton, of course. That and, perhaps, almost doubling the deficit in three years.)  I am referring to Abraham Lincoln, whose “past” has taken a turn toward the macabre in […]

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The Avengers Movie – Frikkin Awesome!

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2012

Some people think too much when they review a movie.  Not so at GraniteGrok.  I just spent a few hours with my kids at the movies.  This is impressive because movies cost too damn much, I don’t make a lot of money, and my preference for Red Box is well documented.  For me to haul […]

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Are 3D Movies The Future Of Cinema?

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2012

I read somewhere that within the movie industry there is a growing consensus that 3D movies are the future of the big screen experience.  My initial reaction was that this is only true the way unemployment is the future of job growth in Obama’s America.  Just because Nancy Pelosi says it is doesn’t make it […]

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Who is John Galt?

by Tim Condon April 4, 2011

For our Objectivist friends out there. The movie Atlas Shrugged: Part I will soon be opening…on April 15th of course!

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“Politics is downstream from culture.”

by Tim Condon March 21, 2011

I like this guy, Bill Whittle. I like what he’s saying, and I like the idea of Declaration Entertainment. I’ll probably join. Check it out:

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“Battle: Los Angeles” TERRIFIC movie!

by Tim Condon March 21, 2011

These scummy, low-life aliens come from outer space, they wannna try ta wipe us out and steal our water, right? Oh yeah? Ain’t got a chance. There’s a reason they call the U.S. Marines "America’s 911". Watch Bill Whittle’s review of this new, patriotically subversive movie HERE. Based on Whittle’s review, I saw it yesterday. Great edge-of-your-seat movie! Invading aliens! Humans […]

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Atlas Shrugged – The Movie?

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2011

Someone said this was one of the most anticipated movies…..I….no, I was not anticipating it. In fact I didn’t know they were making it. And having watched the trailer, the first two words to come to my mind were ‘Red Box.’

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part I

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2010

My children have been raised on Harry Potter. So it is a foregone conclusion that we were going to see it though to the end. And it is not disappointing.
While I cannot comment on how well the movie hews to the book (so far)–we read it so long ago it seems–my oldest son claims they changed a few things, though nothing terribly important seems to have been lost.

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