NewsReal Blog Film Club: Is It Now Time to Buy The Lord of the Rings Trilogy?


NRB’s Managing Editor David Swindle used to be a film critic. He’s still a cinema enthusiast and DVD/Blu Ray collector.
“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out on Blu Ray on Tuesday. He had this to say:
Most reviews of the set are pretty negative for one reason: the films released are the theatrical editions, not [...]

Hannity Hit by Ugly Attack from RIGHT-Wing Blogger (for a Change)


If it’s a day ending in “y,” that means it’s time for the Huffington Post and Media Matters to scream about Sean Hannity.  But this time around, the charges are far worse than calling a governor a “governor,” and the accuser is no “psycho leftist liberal.”
Conservative, anti-jihad blogger and film critic Debbie Schlussel alleges that [...]

The Hurt Locker: Great Action Film or Anti-War Propaganda?


If you saw the Film Critic’s Choice Awards on Saturday you know that Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller set in wartime Iraq, The Hurt Locker, won for best picture. This is an important award because it isn’t like the Oscars that only amount to Hollywood patting itself on the back. The Critic’s Choice Award is decided by, [...]

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Midnight Snack – Top 10 Films of 2009


As joyous a year as 2009 was for me — I got married and started working for the Freedom Center — there does remain a regret: I had to give up being a film critic. My former employer’s budget got cut and I simply did not have the time for it with all that NRB [...]

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Midnight Snack


I took The Wife to see the new Disney movie the other night. (She has a childlike side and particularly appreciates children’s movies. This is one of the aspects of her that I cherish the most.)
She loved this attempt to revitalize Disney’s tradition of traditional animation. And while it’s certainly great to see the company [...]

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