Category: Pro Liberty Movies

Julie Andrews Teaching Theater on Netflix Invalidates Your Argument for Federal Arts Funding

My inner child was glued to the screen. Was I really witnessing Mary Poppins herself teach five adorable kids about performing arts? It’s true! It exists! It’s Netflix’s delightful new children’s program, Julie’s Greenroom. And I, a 24-year-old woman, am not ashamed to admit that I just binge-watched the whole first season. Julie’s Greenroom is […]

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Netflix’s Iron Fist Shows How the EPA Protects Polluters

Far from protecting the environment, the EPA creates incentives for businesses to pollute to the maximum extent. Netflix’s Iron Fist shows how this works perfectly. The Rand Corporation Hides Behind Emissions Standards In Iron Fist, the Rand Corporation finds itself the subject of a class-action lawsuit. The plaintiffs claim that emissions from the Rand chemical […]

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Black Panther and the Death Penalty

T’Challa sought only one thing when we met him first in Captain America: Civil War; Pass the Sokovia Accords. This changed very quickly when his father was killed in an explosion outside the UN building. After his father died he dedicated himself to hunting down and killing Bucky Barnes. T’Challa knew, like I used to, […]

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Uncle Iroh Is The Real Badass of Avatar, And Here’s Why

Despite being a secondary character, Uncle Iroh is the true badass of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. When the series opens we see Iroh as a good-hearted old man equally as passionate about tea as he is about dispensing wisdom to his nephew via proverb. In his younger years, however, Iroh was one of the most […]

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Hollywood Controls the Way You Watch Movies

Movies are among my favorite storytelling medium. It’s incredible when thousands of people working together can produce a film that can make you feel and keep you thinking even weeks after having seen it. There is a dark underbelly of the film industry, however. Like many industries Hollywood often uses the state to limit competition. […]

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The Santa Clause and The Social Contract

“The Santa Clause” brings back the feeling of my childhood Christmases from the 90’s more than any other movie. Watching it recently, however, made me notice something dark lurking in the plot of “The Santa Clause”, something that affects you and I on a daily basis. In the movie Tim Allen’s Character, Scott Calvin, is […]

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The Miracle of Movies (and Everything Else)

So much about movies is miraculous. They tell stories that can make you weep, portray ideas in ways that words alone could never hope to display, and they can even transport you to another world. Just as miraculous is the hundreds and often thousands of people that must work in concert in order to realize […]

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Maeby Fünke Landed Her Dream Job and So can You!

Maeby Fünke is the most rebellious character on the show Arrested Development. Her rebellion leads her to do a host of different things, from kissing her cousin, to going to mexico with her uncle. At one point she sneaks onto a movie set and accidentally lands herself a job as a film executive, despite the […]

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Truman Burbank Left the State and So Should You

Truman Burbank’s life is, and always has been, controlled by one man: Christof, the creator and executive producer of “The Truman Show”. He commands an army of cast members who inhabit the artificial town of “Seahaven”. His power over Truman’s life is so expansive it includes who enters and who leaves Truman’s life, the weather, […]

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Captain America: Civil Disobedience

To the non-comic book initiate, such as myself, Steve Rogers’ transformation from true blue American hero to civilly disobedient libertarian surprised me, but it really shouldn’t have. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Dr. Erskine asked Steve Rogers; “So you want to go overseas and kill some Nazis?” to which Steve responded; “I don’t want […]

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