School Sucks At the Movies

[PODCAST] #447: The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend – A New Analysis of The Breakfast Club

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is my collaboration with Patrick and Ady of The Philosophy Film Club. Our subject of discussion is a film that both defined the teen movie genre and (appropriately) broke its rules. See Brett's Notes For This Production THE CHARACTERS (10:30-46:30) -Our identification with characters in the film -Who were our teachers and how did they get there? -The importance of Vernon and Bender THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER (46:30-1:02:30) -Social pressures -Stereotypes and barriers -Missed opportunities for meaningful relationships -Sharing pain in a domination system THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL AND HOME ENVIRONMENTS (1:02:30-1:32:45 ) -How John Hughes connects the audience to the attitudes and experience of the characters -Parenting typologies represented in the ...

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Podcast #255: School Sucks At the Movies – The Wolf of Wall Street (with Jeffrey Tucker)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSchool Sucks At the Movies #7 After I heard Jeffrey Tucker walked out of the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, I was very intrigued and I asked him to join us for our review. Today's podcast is made up of two segments from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. In the first segment, we read and discuss Jacob Huebert's review of the film from The Libertarian Standard. Jeffrey joins us in the second segment to discuss the film and its messages. -Jeffrey's New Project: Liberty.me -how the state and schools distort the market -the state/corporate/finance web -Scorsese's style and craftsmanship -recurring themes in Scorsese's films -Jeffrey ...

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227 (Live Show): Is World War Z Globalist Propaganda?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Alex Jones is gonna shit when he sees this." -my exact thought 25 minutes into the movie Topic: (School Sucks At the Movies) Cory, Osborne and I review World War Z. Our discussion includes a comparison of the film to the Max Brooks book by the same name, and an exploration the themes of and possible agenda behind both. I was so shocked and offended by the heavy-handed nature of the propaganda that I immediately went to InfoWars.com to see if anyone else was talking about it. The film seems like it was designed to provoke conspiracy theorists. This is an edited version the 6-27-13 live show. School Sucks is live on UStream Thursdays ...

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183: The War On…A Clockwork Orange

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." -Alphonse Karr Translation: The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing Pursuing a topic that I wish was less relevant...Cory, Matt and I discuss the political and cultural reaction to the Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, based on a book by the same name, written by Anthony Burgess. Please be patient with this show. Society's decision-makers, opinion-manipulators and their loyal followers frantically search for scapegoats when deeper problems manifest in an immediate crisis or tragedy. I believe they do this to avoid looking at culture, government, traditions, parenting, institutions...and most importantly, the self. Authentic, meaningful examination is just too overwhelming, compared the to ...

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165: The Essential Ingredients of A Psychopathic Society

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Cory, Osborne and I discuss a new documentary film about psychopathy, power and society... "Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us." - I Am Fishead, documentary film About I Am Fishead: It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? ...

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132: Live Show #5, Hour 1: Libertarian Themes In The Hunger Games

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPictured: Politics. Jason Osborne, Dale Everett, Carla Gericke and I discuss the film, The Hunger Games. We also compare the presence of libertarian themes in the book to that of the movie. This is hour one Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from March 26th, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Flaming Freedom - Bringing the flame to freedom http://flamingfreedom.com/ PorcFest 2012 Homepage Tornado Hits Monolithic Dome in Durant, Mississippi http://www.monolithic.com/stories/tornado-hits-monolithic-dome-in-durant-mississippi Help School Sucks: Become A Monthly Subscriber http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/ Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto:

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115: School Sucks At the Movies (#2) – Charlie Bartlett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThree listeners - Evan, James, and Sarah - join me to discuss the film, Charlie Bartlett. Cast: Tyler Hilton, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Megan Park, Kat Dennings and Robert Downey Jr. Summary: Wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Yelchin) is failing miserably at fitting in at a new public high school run by the world-weary Principal Gardner (Downey, Jr.). As he begins to better understand the social hierarchy, Charlie's honest charm and likability positions him as the resident "psychiatrist" dishing out advice, and the occasional prescription with his partner and fellow student, Murphy Bivens (Hilton), to other students in need. Along the way, he decides to take some of his own advice, find romance, and learn ...

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110: School Sucks At the Movies (#1) – The Cartel

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we'll discuss sound, the f-word in Christmas songs and a documentary called The Cartel. This film looks at various levels of corruption in the government school system, primarily using New Jersey as a case study. The filmmaker, Bob Bowden supports voucher programs and the expansion of charter schools. Although I have always opposed vouchers as a "solution" to a "problem," the stories in the film got me thinking about this issue in new ways. However, I am still not a proponent of vouchers. Look Closer: The Cartel Website http://www.thecartelmovie.com/ An Unfavorable Review of The Cartel http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/10/the_cartel_movie_review_docume.html $700 Billion Bank Bailout was Secretly $7 Trillion http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q42011/700-billion-dollar-bank-bailout-was-secretly-7-trillion571/

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