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January 31, 2013

12 Angry Men and the Tradition of Courtroom Democracy

One boy’s eternal fate is determined by a group of gentlemen during a court case. His life depends on their decision of judgement on his guilt or innocence. The boy is charged with the murder of his own father. All of this happens in the film “12 Angry Men” starring Henry Fonda. The film shares the enduring legacy of democracy in the American court room.

The Protagonist

Henry Fonda plays the protagonist, Davis, in the movie. Eleven other members of the jury are ready to judge the boy guilty. Davis is willing to judge the boy either way, but first he wants to talk about the decision. During the film, he leads his peers to critically assess the [...]

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January 16, 2013

The Shape of Things to Come: 8 Movies That Predicted the Future

Movies are powerful things. They can make us howl with laughter, make us drown in tears, pump our adrenaline, excite our senses, fuel our anger, and even change our lives. They’re little roller-coasters of celluloid dreams wrapped up in a parcel of fantasy.

But sometimes that fantasy can err frighteningly on the verge of reality – sometimes to the point where they can actually predict the future. Yes, occasionally the fecund imaginings of a director can manifest themselves in movie lore and later in reality!

Movies then, are more prescient than you think. Here are eight films that spookily and accurately predicted the future…

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December 5, 2012

25 Christmas Movies

As with the 25 End of the World Movies, the holidays are upon us. In this list, we will look at some Holiday Movies. Some will be easily recognized and appreciated. Other titles may have you rethinking your holiday traditions. Be warned, some of the movies on this list are not kid friendly.

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There are definitely many more than those listed. Feel free to add your own titles in the comments.

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December 3, 2012

25 End of the World Movies

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This is by no means meant to be a complete list, but just a sampling of what is out there for you to enjoy.

Feel free to add your favorites from the list, or others that are not on the list in the comments.

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