Avatar: Some leftist thoughts

(The following review is part of an ongoing conversation on The Kasama Project) Taken for what it is coming from the gaping liberal wound that is Hollywood I found Avatar to be a great, if not wanting, movie. In some aspects it is radical while in others it is stilted. Indeed there is much to…

C.S.A: The Confederate States of America

Some movies fill you with awe, others with woe. In between all the madness and drama, however, there is a third option filled with laughter of a controversial nature. While some do not like to admit it racism still plays an important part of our history and society, one which though numerous documentaries have noted;…

Bulletstorm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fill the shoes of a cursing, dirty, rouge confederate space marine turned brigand? No, you say you have been such before (including the larcenous egotistic antagonist)? Well, in any case, Bulletstorm Is still a jaunty ride. Starring a cast of lovable killers, most of whom…

Robin Hood: Peoples Outlaw and Forest Hero

In the vast library of adventure novels there are many villains, heroes, and convoluted plots. In recent years, with the decline of capitalism becoming ever more apparent, there has been an upsurge of the anti-hero, the outlaw, and the noble outsider looking to extract justice. Many of these archetypes are taken from a single source:…

Friends of God

What has closeted homophobic pastors, drive-through churches, “cruisers” for Christ, and more youth brainwashing than one can shake a Heimlich Himmler at? The HBO documentary “Friends of God”, is what. Though several years, old this wonderful little documentary is still a fun romp into the wonderfully psychotic world of Christian Fundamentalism. The camera crew hits…

The Church of Satan by Michael A. Aquino

Chronicled within Michael’s book The Church of Satan is a comprehensive history of the so-named organization. In such a highly Judaic-Christian society any mention at all of such an organization is taboo, yet, for the persons who were on the front lines of such a movement nothing is off-limits. To call Michael’s work the definitive…

Mao: A Biography (By Ross Terrill)

In the great annals of historical biographies there are works from every possible viewpoint. From conservative lambasts to ass-kissing liberals there is a writing style which can depict a figure as either a tyrannical king or an equalitarian hippie. Because of this one dichotomy it is vital to choose a book which has a middle…

Elfen Lied

If you are anything like me than undoubtedly you have a shelf full of anime box sets. With plenty of great selections to choose from there is a genre and story line truly for all audiences. However since we live in a capitalist society lots of crap gets made; nonstop is there uninspired pieces of…

Hello world!

Welcome to the place where all of my incoherent thoughts on media and popular culture come to a heading. As you stumble through the forest of my mind and read pieces on a decade old video game in one post and the latest novel in another, you are sure to become excited. However please, in…