The Hunger Games: A Global Class View

For the longest time I’ve wanted to read the Hunger Games books. I’ve finally had a chance to do and think they’re absolutely fabulous. I enjoyed them immensely. I’ve still only seen the first movie, not the proceeding two. I decided it would be best to read the books first, before seeing the movies. Now,…

Anti-Soviet Propaganda in Enemy at The Gates

From the opening scene we can see anti-Soviet propaganda. The Nazi slaughter of Soviet troops is treated with little music and normal speed indicating that it is a normal event. Once the soldiers turn back and are shot by their own side for retreating do we see the dramatic slow motion showing what a supposed…

Movie Review: Green Lantern (Material vs. Ideological)

This movie quite surprised me, I was not expecting such a deep level of philosophical analysis possible. I had expected another typical super hero movie that didn’t really have any substance beyond good guy/patriot wins over the evil/foreigner message. There’s a few themes I’d like to go over in this movie. Primarily, I think most…

Movie Review: Super 8

The basic rundown of the story is this: The movie begins with the main character dealing with the death of his mother. Later we learn who is responsible and the main character forgives him. Some kids are filming an amateur movie about zombies and witness a train crash. As a result of the crash an…