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  • Avatar: A Pro-Freedom Movie

    It’s been out for a while, but I only just got around to seeing Avatar. Luckily for me, the local cinema is open even with the snowstorm here in D.C. (yes, the movie theater is open, but the Federal Government is closed). I wasn’t sure what to expect from it before going in. The day …

  • Age of the Blockbusters or Age of Inflation?

    As of January 5th 2010 the movie “Avatar” has grossed 1 billion and 63 million dollars worldwide.  This amazing box office total places James Cameron’s current film at number 4 worldwide, and it’s just getting started.  Though “Avatar” will most likely either beat out “Titanic,” or come very close to beating it, what do all these …

  • “Avatar” in Regards to Iraq

    What does the movie “Avatar” really say about the war in Iraq?  Growing up I’ve tended to interpret things as either effrontery to Christianity, the opposite, or benign.  Nowadays I would describe my passions as more towards politics, economics, and philosophy.  However, when I saw James Cameron’s “Avatar,” I was impressed by the political extremism …

  • A libertarian movie fix?

    Well, not exactly. But what an oustanding film “Avatar” is. If Lew Rockwell’s recommendation isn’t enough for you, there are plenty of not-so-subtle anti-war, anti-state messages in the film that could’ve easily been written by a libertarian. I especially liked how the film emphasized the personal choices and values of individual members of the US Marines engaged in …