Bob Brown

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Ratchet & Clank needs major overhaul

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 5/02/16, 01:00 pm

Films based on video games have had a few box-office hits in the last 20 or so years, but not a single critical success (defined as having more than 50 percent positive reviews compiled by Rotten Tomatoes.) The computer-animated Ratchet & Clank, based on an updated and newly released version of a 2002 video game by the same name, is certain to keep the dud streak alive.

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Is sex-change treatment Planned Parenthood's new moneymaker?

Transgenderism | The nation’s largest abortion provider capitalizes on the growing acceptance of transgender rights
by Bob Brown
Posted 4/27/16, 11:30 am

While pro-life legislation chips away at its taxpayer-based revenue, the nation’s leading abortion provider might have found a new cash cow.

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Viewers who expect nothing more of The Huntsman: Winter’s War than a middling adventure-fantasy film won’t be disappointed. The sequel to the 2012 box office hit, Snow White and the Huntsman, misfires many of its cylinders but chugs forward with some entertainment energy. Interesting for a major Hollywood production, though, are hints of grief over the loss of children—even preborn babies.

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