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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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Project Rebuild Tiger

Friday, April 9th, 2010 - by John Boot

Don’t let Nike fool you into thinking Woods isn't a rotten scoundrel.

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Hot Tub Time Machine: A Comedy Full of Soul

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by John Boot

This isn’t the funniest movie since The Hangover — it’s funnier.

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Why Is The Hurt Locker Primed to Win ‘Best Picture’?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010 - by John Boot

It's not a pro-war film, but it's the first major Iraq movie to be an actual movie — not a celluloid op-ed piece.

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Alice in Wonderland: Full of Girl-Power Feminism

Friday, March 5th, 2010 - by John Boot

Tim Burton's Alice is exactly how the girls and women in the audience see themselves: modern, free-thinking, populist.

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Paul Krugman: 21st Century Howard Beale

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - by John Boot

Always mad as hell about something, perpetually vowing that he won’t take it any longer.

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Best to Shun Shutter Island?

Friday, February 19th, 2010 - by John Boot

The film is much too long, but no Scorsese picture is entirely devoid of interest.

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The Wolfman: A Howling Good Flick

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - by John Boot

It's a monster movie done the old-fashioned way — with no apologies and plenty of scary moments.

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When It Comes to the Big Question, Game Change Punts

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 - by John Boot

What role did race play in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign? Plenty.

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The Book of Eli: A Proudly Christian Movie

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - by John Boot

God, guns, and Johnny Cash? Blessed be this movie.

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Why It’s OK for Conservatives to Enjoy Avatar

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 - by John Boot

Between bouts of leftist preaching, the film offers attractive messages on property rights and military readiness. Plus it looks darn good. (Also read Roger L. Simon: POLIWOOD: Is Avatar “Ava-trocious”?)

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It’s Complicated: A Fantasy for Aging Feminists

Friday, December 25th, 2009 - by John Boot

If this movie is to be believed, plastic surgeons should figure out how to add wrinkles.

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Clint Eastwood’s Invictus: A Colossal Bore

Friday, December 11th, 2009 - by John Boot

It's bizarre for such an experienced filmmaker to waste so much screen time on a sport you probably don’t care about or understand.

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Up in the Air: A First-Class Journey of Self-Discovery

Friday, December 4th, 2009 - by John Boot

The new film starring George Clooney is one of the best of the year.

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The Blind Side of Hollywood Liberals

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - by John Boot

Sandra Bullock's new vehicle proves to be a fantasy of how wealthy liberals see poor blacks.

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A Whimsical Fantastic Mr. Fox

Friday, November 13th, 2009 - by John Boot

Director Wes Anderson has made a stop-motion animated feature sure to bring smiles to the faces of kids and adults alike.

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Oprah’s Latest Movie Pick Is Shamelessly Liberal

Friday, November 6th, 2009 - by John Boot

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire is getting a heavy promotional push from Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, which probably tells you all you need to know.

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Where the Wild Things Are: Nowhere You’d Like To Be

Friday, October 16th, 2009 - by John Boot

The beloved children's book becomes a gloomy, mystifying, neurotic downer of a film.

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A Serious Man with a Sense of Humor

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 - by John Boot

The Coen brothers' latest creation takes a stand in favor of timeless values over the disposable 60s variety.

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In Defense of Political Anger

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by John Boot

It is the hallmark of a healthy democracy and a citizenry that cares.

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The Informant!, Soderbergh’s Latest Inside Joke

Friday, September 18th, 2009 - by John Boot

Stephen Soderbergh's film has the Che director yet again thumbing his nose at American moviegoers.

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Inglourious Basterds Is Glorious Filmmaking

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by John Boot

Tarantino helms another winning film that plays on movie genres of the past.

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Why Do Women Love Mad Men?

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 - by John Boot

A glance around the blogs reveals that women are swooning for the show, which starts its third season tonight.

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Julie & Julia: Cute, with a Side of Republican Bashing

Friday, August 7th, 2009 - by John Boot

Everything is super-cute in Nora Ephron's new film, even those big meany conservatives.

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