‘Halloween’: Fighting Back With Shotguns

“In which evil gets its due and there is no feel-good lesson to be learned, except one: Guns protect you. … The climactic scenes, with many male corpses strewn about the scenery but three women standing tall, constitute a witty reframing of one of Hollywood’s most consuming notions these days: that to be female is to […]

Kotaku Editor: Stop Me Before I Shoot Again!

The Parkland massacre — and, more accurately, the media-driven Astroturf anti-gun push that’s followed it — has prompted all manner of earnest self-reflection on the the part that firearms play in American culture and entertainment. And perhaps no form of mental masturbation is more gun-drenched than the video game industry. It’s the gnawing embarrassment and […]

The Guardian: Gun Movies Have Seen Their Day

Being publicly pro-gun is a political position up with which Hollywood insiders will not put. Which is why none of their movies rely on firearms for their commercial appeal. Oh wait . . . Traditionally, Hollywood has been passionately pro-gun, whether in westerns, war movies or crime thrillers. Movies have often functioned as product placement […]

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