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Anne Hathaway and Ethan Hawke both playing drone pilots—what does it mean?

You know drones have arrived when Hollywood actors start finding vehicles in which they can play drone pilots.


American Sniper only shows part of what it means to kill in combat.

Clint Eastwood's new movie on famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle only shows part of what it means to kill in combat.


Why is Pyongyang really so afraid of The Interview?

Why is Pyongyang really so afraid of The Interview?


When All Else Fails, Hack Hollywood

Kim Jong Un isn’t afraid of Seth Rogen and James Franco. He’s afraid of the world focusing its attention on his regime’s true crimes.

Daniel W. Drezner

What do the 2011 Oscars tell us about world politics?

Compared to the exciting developments in the Middle East, the 2011 Oscars telecast had all the excitement of watching wallpaper paste harden.  To be fair, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

What the Oscars metaphorically tell us about international relations

I can't believe I watched the whole thing -- the 2010 Academy Awards show made Avatar seem tightly paced.  Seriously, the show went downhill the ...

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Handicapping the 2010 Oscars

As always, your humble blogger will be watching the Academy Awards show -- especially since the Powers That Be took 50% of your humble blogger's ...

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Is the world ending more often now?

With the release of 2012 today, we're now at the peak of the apocalyptic movie season.  Soon to come will be the big-screen adaptation of ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Dumbest… remake… well, not ever, but since the beginning of this decade

Children of the 1980's have suffered a series of body blows this summer -- the death of Michael Jackson, the death of John Hughes, etc.  ...

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