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20: ‘Ender’s Game’ Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld




enders-game-posterThis week on Reel Spoilers we spend a little bit of time on Last Vegas and 12 Years a Slave. Although when 5 white guys sit around talking about 12 Years a Slave you can’t help but think that somehow they missed the point. Luckily things quickly take a turn for the, um…homophobic with Ender’s Game. Yes, sci-fi’s favorite homophobe Orson Scott Card makes his leap the big screen. But he’d rather we’d say “jump” than “leap” because “leap” is a little “prancy”. So “leap” it is!

The film steers clear of gay-bashing (even with a shower scene…go figure) but we take the opportunity to discuss whether or not an artist’s personal beliefs or actions should prevent someone from enjoying their works. And in the process Tom systematically ruins 80% of pop-culture for you.

Do you like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Sean Connery and/or Johnny Cash? Well, if you do, you might not after Reel Spoilers #20.

You’ve been warned.

Reel Spoilers Episode 20: Ender’s Game

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Dan Graney, Blake Fehl and Kevin Brackett
Run-time: 1 hr 21 min

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Kevin Brackett
Film Critic / Theatre reviewer. Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-Owner of Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Former National Vice President of the Technology Student Association, comprised of over 200,000 members worldwide.
Tom O'Keefe
Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Tom's writing career thus far has consisted of online film criticism for ReviewSTL.com, ToastedRav, and snappy Facebook status updates. Tom previously worked in radio, but is currently the Marketing Manager for The Family Arena in St. Charles. He can be heard reviewing films on KTRS with John Carney or online at TalkSTL.com with Thom West & Joe Dinero. He is also the host of a weekly film podcast called Reel Spoilers available on iTunes. More: clippings.me.
Joe Buttice
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Comic book reviewer and aficionado. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Dan Graney
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Creative Manager by day, the artist formerly known as “Dan Dan The Movie Man” on 105.7 The Point has continued to review movies even when nobody was listening. He’s not sure anybody is listening now, but whatever.
Blake Fehl
Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-Owner of Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Digital Strategist by day, film/beer/hockey fanatic by night.

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