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The Man From Uncle: And Why Nazis Are Always Worse

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September 7, 2017

We’re working with the Russians. It doesn’t get any more Russian than the Red Peril here! It was more or less ignored in 2015 when it came out, didn’t exactly make a profit and (as will almost all enjoyable films) received a less than spectacular rating on Rotten Tomatoes (the web site where critics parrot… Read More ›

Elementary Politics Panels at Phoenix Comicon

I and EP’s Entertainment Editor both had a chance to run panels at this year’s Phoenix Comicon. We were able to record these panels and now we can share them with our website’s viewers as well. We had two panels, the first being this one. Elementary Politic’s discussion of the philosophies at the core of… Read More ›

The 25 Best Superhero films prior to Wonder Woman

So Wonder Woman comes out this week.  If the reviews and my faith in the Snyders as executive producers holds this will be one of the best superhero movies ever.  But before we put it up there when we review it this weekend, let’s take a look at the best superhero films ever. Now just… Read More ›

Power Rangers: Cute and Empty

Full disclosure I am a huge Power Rangers nerd. I have seen every season spanning twenty-four years of continuity. I can tell you some behind the scenes trivia and how the PR lore was established and go into long rants about the better seasons, what worked, what didn’t work. So when I heard there was… Read More ›

Phoenix Comicon Update – Panels Are Scheduled!

While our staff are still waiting to receive our media credentials, we do have some exciting news for our readers. Meredith and Cris, our executive editor and entertainment editor respectively, have had both their panels for Comicon approved and placed on the schedule for May 26th and May 27th. On Friday, May 26th, Cris and… Read More ›

Magneto: Agent of Hydra

If my clever title didn’t explain enough, Magneto is apparently teaming up with Hydra because….um….and all this coming from the same liberal nutjob who thought making Captain America a Hydra agent was a good idea. I’m starting to think he has a sickening and unhealthy obsession with Hydra.

LeFou Was Straight? Could Have LeFooled Me.

Apparently Bill Condon thinks that his masterful decision to make LeFou gay in the live action Beauty and the Beast film is a “watershed” moment. Unless “watershed” actually means “something I’ve known since I was 14”, I think Condon may have missed that memo over a decade ago. In an interview with Attitude magazine, director… Read More ›

Elementary Politics at Phoenix Comicon

The writers at Elementary Politics all have a lot of different obsessions. Some of us read books about the Revolutionary War like they’re going out of style, some of us read Supreme Court case briefs for fun, and others like to argue with people about foreign policy. The one thing we all have in common though… Read More ›

Elementary Politics review of 2016 in film–just about the only good thing in this year.

So this year was good for quality movies but light on honorable mentions, which honestly I can deal with.  But still we miss the magic number of a top 10 movies. I fear we may never get to that magic number, especially since, as we’ll see at the end of the article not too much… Read More ›

The Importance of Art in Culture and Politics

I have recently engaged in several arguments with a few people over the values of art. Some have complained why I would waste time on blogs about Suicide Squad and Dawn of Justice and some have told me they think Shakespeare has no value. Both view points are silly. Now most people will concede the… Read More ›

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