Terminator: Dark Fate appears to have tanked at the box office, at least by blockbuster standards. Its quarter billion dollar world-wide gross sounds like a lot, but that's considerably less than Terminator: Genisys, which was also not well received. For some reason, the Terminator franchise doesn't seem to be working very well any more. Why is that? To try to intuit an … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong With Terminator?
So, I saw someone tweet out this photo:"Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but there was NO year 0. We started with year 1, so the new decade is 2021."Yeah...not so much. I have a couple of problems with this.I remember back in 1999 when everyone was saying things like this about the year 2000. That it's not the start of the new millennium, so we should be … [Read more...] about Enjoy the New Decade
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been advocating a wealth tax for a while now, and it seems like a bad idea to me.Let's start with the Trumpian level of dishonesty in the repeated claims of supporters that Warren's wealth tax asks billionaires to pay a mere "two cents." Obviously, it's two percent -- two cents on each dollar -- and calling it "two … [Read more...] about A Wealth Tax Would be a Mess
The first trailer for Shazam! came out eight months ago, and it looked like a pretty good movie. Unlike certain other DC superhero movies, it looked like the Shazam! filmmakers remembered that comics were supposed to be fun.https://youtu.be/go6GEIrcvFYI managed to catch one of the sneak preview showings of Shazam! last week, and I thought it lived up to the promise of … [Read more...] about Shazam! – Review
After seeing what a professional dominatrix had to say about Trump pardoning former Mericopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, I decided to see what professional ethicist Jack Marshall had to say. I shouldn't have been surprised. Is the balance between profiling, which in such situations is a valuable law-enforcement tool, and the importance of equal treatment under the law a … [Read more...] about Ethics of the Arpaio Pardon