R.J. Moeller

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Mother Scolded by School for Slice of Cake in Child's Lunch

My parents always took the teacher’s side. I grew up attending public schools in the Chicagoland area and I can count on two fingers the number of times (out of hundreds of opportunities) that my Mom and Dad thought a teacher had gone too far. Today...

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

In HBO’s new series Westworld, the robots challenge the humans to moral and physical combat—and you might be surprised by who wins. Based upon Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, Westworld tells the story of a futuristic theme park where visitors...

Why are So Many Movies Based on Children’s Classics So Bad?

The director Steven Spielberg is a cultural juggernaut. After decades of hit movies such as Jaws, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, and many more, he would seem like the perfect choice to translate a beloved children’s story to the...