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John Boot

John Boot is the pen name of a conservative writer operating under deep cover in the liberal media.
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Blowing Away the Windmill Lies

Sunday, February 12th, 2012 - by John Boot

Windfall exposes a huckster's cure.

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Truth in Advertising: Cowboys & Aliens Does in Fact Offer Cowboys and Aliens

Friday, July 29th, 2011 - by John Boot

The director of Iron Man offers a reasonably entertaining summer popcorn flick.

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Harry Potter: Irritating Little Honor Student

Friday, July 15th, 2011 - by John Boot

The boy wizard's last adventure is a self-important, grandiose disappointment.

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Super 8: A Return to Vintage Spielberg?

Friday, June 10th, 2011 - by John Boot

The influence of Spielberg, who has blessed this project with his producer's credit, is all over every frame of this delightful movie.

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Terrence Malick’s Mystical Tree of Life

Friday, May 27th, 2011 - by John Boot

The director has created a mesmerizing work centered on a deep wellspring of respect for the omnipotent.

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Hair of the Dog: The Hangover Part II’s Sloppy Seconds

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - by John Boot

The Hangover Part II is so desperate to bring back the wild times of its 2009 predecessor that it winds up being kind of sad — like watching a washed-up athlete who doesn’t realize the magic is gone.

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What Is ‘The Tragedy of Sarah Palin’?

Friday, May 20th, 2011 - by John Boot

To the Atlantic, it's that she didn't choose to be a liberal. Also read about Palin's statement that she does have the fire in the belly to run for president, at the Tatler.

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Bridesmaids: Gross-Out Humor Goes Co-ed

Friday, May 13th, 2011 - by John Boot

We’re about to find out whether audiences truly want chick flicks to be more like Seth Rogen movies.

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Bamboozled: Two Recent Biographies Shed New Light on Liberal Icons

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 - by John Boot

Why are we startled to learn the real truth about Gandhi and Malcolm X? Because journalists are remarkably adept at seeing only what they want to see when a liberal dreamboat comes floating along on a river of lies.

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Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink: Robert Redford’s The Conspirator

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - by John Boot

Other than that, how did you enjoy the War on Terror, Mrs. Lincoln?

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Source Code: Strangeness on a Train

Friday, April 1st, 2011 - by John Boot

The new film rethinks Groundhog Day as a thriller, posing the question: what if, instead of covering a lame news story, Bill Murray had to stop a terrorist strike?

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Sucker Punch: An Interesting Failure

Friday, March 25th, 2011 - by John Boot

"You will be unprepared," says the advertising tagline for Sucker Punch. That's true, unless you're prepared to be disappointed.

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David Cameron: ‘Multiculturalism Has Failed’

Friday, February 18th, 2011 - by John Boot

And you thought the only lesson Americans could learn from our cousins across the Atlantic was the need to cut back on government in the face of gigantic debts.

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The Green Hornet: Nice Buzz, No Sting

Friday, January 14th, 2011 - by John Boot

Unlike the old ABC TV series, this isn't so much a superhero movie as a goofy Austin Powers-ish postmodern critique of same.

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Cool It: The Anti-Scarefest Documentary of the Year

Friday, November 12th, 2010 - by John Boot

Bjorn Lomborg, the self-described "skeptical environmentalist," is so likable and empowered by common sense in this new film that he could be the Ronald Reagan of climate science.

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The Business of The Social Network

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 - by John Boot

In trying to make a movie highly critical of entrepreneurs and their striving to realize a dream, Aaron Sorkin has inadvertently created a film that celebrates American business.

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Never Let Me Go: The Brave New World of National Socialized Medicine

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - by John Boot

Huxley meets George Orwell's Newspeak Dictionary and Tom Wolfe's "starting from zero" — soon to be playing at your local arthouse cinema in a new film starring Keira Knightley and Charlotte Rampling.

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Inception Is Brilliant and Baffling

Friday, July 16th, 2010 - by John Boot

It is easily the most complicated blockbuster Hollywood has ever released.

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The Last Airbender: An Expensive Disaster

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 - by John Boot

These days, chosen ones like the hero in Airbender seem to be intent on being repetitive, wasting lots of money, and taking themselves far too seriously.

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Toy Story 3 Is One Odd Movie

Friday, June 18th, 2010 - by John Boot

The film's point of view seems more aligned with Prozac-popping adults than with mischievous children.

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Obama Cramming for Midterms

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - by John Boot

In November, the American people will issue their first report card on his performance.

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It’s About Time: Pioneering Film Blog Libertas Returns

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by John Boot

Though presently a bit too obscure with its coverage, Libertas is a great idea, a promising blog, and something we need more of.

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Robin Hood: A Fantastically Inept Film

Friday, May 14th, 2010 - by John Boot

Yes, this movie is about as exciting as a UPS run.

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Iron Man 2: A Love Letter to Ronald Reagan?

Friday, May 7th, 2010 - by John Boot

The film is a big, brash, exciting, and brainy adventure, supercharged by its love for core American values.

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Date Night: Big City, Not-So-Bright Lights

Saturday, April 10th, 2010 - by John Boot

But give the filmmakers credit for not acting entirely condescending to suburbia.

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