Steve's Book and DVD Reviews
I saw this movie about a bus that had to SPEED around a city, keeping its SPEED over fifty, and if its SPEED dropped, it would explode! I think it was called, 'The Bus that Couldn't Slow Down'. - Homer Simpson
Hi, I'm Steve Barrera. Welcome to my reviews page, where I discuss books, TV shows, and films. I like to review books and movies through the lens of sociological theory. My two favorite theories to reference are Strauss-Howe generational theory and Thomas P. M. Barnett's geopolitical theory. Reviews of these theories are on the bottom of this page. But I don't always reference them. Sometimes I just want to go over a book or movie that I really liked.
The reviews are presented here in no particular order. WARNING: There may be SPOILERS.
|Blade Runner 20-Whenever
A completely unfair assessment of how well the franchise predicted the future.
|Generations and Risk Taking: From X to Millennial
A hard look at the 21st century.
|Ghost in the Shell
||From Sunnydale to Smallville
Bridging the generations.
A look at the modern trend of adult animated series, from The Simpsons to beyond.
|The Stepford Wives, Then and Now
Why two versions of this film are so different.
|Babel and the Confusion of States
The perils of globalized living.
|The Big Lebowski|
|Demolition Man||The Retelling of the Narnia Chronicles
Which is better, the books or the movies?
|The Incredible Hulk Across the Generations
Three different kinds of superhero.
|Riding the Gap with Mal and Yuri
The Good, the Bad and the Renegade.
|Murderball||Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series|
|Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
(really, quite a good book)
|The Most Exclusive Club
A History of the Modern United States Senate
|What's the Matter with Kansas?
How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
The Collapse and Revival of American Community
From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc - How the Working Poor Became Big Business
|On Paradise Drive
How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense
|The Pentagon's New Map
War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century
|The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
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