Tag Archives: Some Lives More Equal Than Others

The Lesson of Monopoly

I’m sure most people have played “Monopoly.” But I wonder if anyone has ever stopped to consider the consequences that the game was trying to convey. Think about the conditions that it takes to win.  And then, think about “competitive … Continue reading

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Fantasy vs. Reality in Storytelling

This is an outgrowth from the discussion at Ars Marginal about the Chosen One motif found in televised and printed media.  Some of the discussion moved towards using more historical references for developing better characters of color OR telling their … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Elektra [2004, Jennifer Garner]

Note:  This is not the Shannon Tweed Cinemax Softcore Movie of the Same Name. Sliced Summary: An assassin is chased by a clan of Japanese Ninjas when they discover the whereabouts of a young girl who holds the key to … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Glory

The Call to Arms: A all-Black regiment in the Union Army is formed during the American Civil War of the 1860s.  While fighting against the Confederacy for their freedom, they also have to stand against the bigotry within the Northern … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Daredevil

Blind Man’s Bluff: A young man, blinded by an accident, trains himself to become a lawyer fighting for people by day…and a vigilante by night.  He finds himself facing off against The Kingpin, the biggest crime boss in the city.

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Movies That Hate You: Catwoman

The Cat’s Meow: When a young woman becomes a witness to a corporate conspiracy and is subsequently killed, she is reincarnated by a Cat Spirit and given superpowers to bring her killers to justice.

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Movies That Hate You: Die Hard

Synopsis: A group of international thieves stage a daring robbery of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles.  What they never counted on was a New York City police officer visiting his estranged wife, who works there.

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