Archive for December, 2009

Mozart’s Requiem — Offertorium

Posted in music on December 22, 2009 by Jonathan

Part two here.

Not about race

Posted in culture, news, sports on December 18, 2009 by Jonathan

The Dirty Bomb Diaries

Posted in television on December 18, 2009 by Jonathan

As Hollywood continues to veer Leftward (Avatar opens Friday), the Internet seems the natural medium through which conservatives, libertarians, and all other non-Leftists can present their politically-charged movies.

The Dirty Bomb Diaries, according to this reviewer, isn’t an overtly political show — it’s about a young woman surviving, as the title implies, a dirty bomb detonation — but it has things conservatives can appreciate, like the idea that you can’t rely on the government to save your life. (That the trailer shows the young woman buying a gun for protection is a bonus.)

The DBD is, thus far, distributed solely through the Internet. We’ll see if it makes it to network TV at some point.

Wear the pants

Posted in culture on December 17, 2009 by Jonathan

Can an advertisement be a call to arms? Let’s hope this one is.

I agree with Execupundit: The criticism the ad is generating is truly “wimpish.”

Music break

Posted in music on December 13, 2009 by Jonathan

Gift from a King

Posted in news on December 13, 2009 by Jonathan

Stephen, that is:

BANGOR, Maine – Author Stephen King and his wife are donating money so 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard can come home for the holidays.

Avatar a “sanctimonious thud”?

Posted in movies on December 12, 2009 by Jonathan

The latest from megadirector James Cameron is getting raves from across the pond, while John Nolte plays contrarian:

…The result is “Avatar,” a sanctimonious thud of a movie so infested with one-dimensional characters and PC clichés that not a single plot turn – small or large – surprises. I call it the “liberal tell,” where the early and obvious politics of the film gives away the entire story before the second act begins, and “Avatar” might be the sorriest example of this yet. For all the time and money and technology that went into its making, the thing that matters most – character and story – are strictly Afterschool Special.

Let’s hope Mr. Nolte is wrong about the movie being a “thinly disguised, heavy-handed and simplistic sci-fi fantasy/allegory critical of America from our founding straight through to the Iraq War” — although his track record for spotting Leftist messages in films is near impeccable.

Still, perhaps the most troublesome part is that the filmmakers decided to turn this actress into a computerized character. Have they no shame?