Richard L. Vargas

Among many things, I'm a writer, blogger, news junkie, and pop culture enthusiast from New York City.
Richard L. Vargas has written 56 posts for The Bulletin


Hey readers! I’m bringing back this website in a big way, as it will become the future home of my new podcasts. The first will be a movie and entertainment related podcast, and others will soon follow here. In the meantime, you can also follow my other website, richardlvargas.tumblr.com until the podcasts start, which will be … Continue reading

Superhero Buzz: New Villain in The Amazing Spider-Man, Casting Info, A New Marvel Movie, and Photos Galore

Although the biggest film news of the weekend – or the year – has been Star Trek’s JJ Abrams taking the director’s chair for the new Star Wars films, this has also been a sizable weekend of movie news and photos galore. Dr. Strange Getting a Movie With the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s … Continue reading

Is Zack Snyder Doing A Star Wars Spin-Off?

As movie fans await to see what Zack Snyder will have in store on June 14th, when his Superman reboot, “Man of Steel” finally hits theaters, Variety has rumors about what could be his next project, and it could be a big project. When Disney acquired LucasArts late last year, Disney promised to release a … Continue reading

Richard’s Top 10 Films of 2012 (And The Ones That Didn’t Make The Cut)

With just hours left in 2012, the big winner of year is looking to be Hollywood. This was the year that broke the downward trend of audience attendance and saw a significant boost. Writers and directors are listening to their fanbases and bringing movies that audiences are really looking to see. While I didn’t see … Continue reading

Apologies For the Hiatus Update

I’m currently without a computer, so I’m using other people’s computers and I have been working on other projects. I will be resuming shortly and – once I get a new computer – I will be covering more topics. I’m also currently working with several people to build a new blog similar to this one, … Continue reading

Gun Control in a Post-Aurora World: How We Can Move Forward

As a nation heals over the horrible attack in Aurora, Colorado, the topic of gun rights has resurfaced, and not in the way we would expect. Instead of galvanizing writers, politicians, bloggers, and everyday Americans, the toic has been discussing the topic itself. There is a resurgence of old theories – blame the media, blame violence … Continue reading

Congressional Failure: How A Symbolic Vote Wasted Our Time and Money

For the 33rd time, the House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known popularly as Obamacare. The bill passed 244 – 185, with every Republican and five Democrats voting against the repeal. The Democrats who voted are Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Jim Matheson of Utah, and Mike Ross of … Continue reading

Hands Off My Big Gulp: Preventing the Nanny Nation

It was a peculiar sight in Lower Manhattan. Armed with signs calling New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a “nanny” and protesters, some even children, carrying 7-Eleven Big Gulps full of soda, the “Million Big Gulp March” took to the streets of Lower Manhattan the evening of July 9th. The protest was against Mayor Bloomberg’s … Continue reading

Trailer Round-Up, Week of July 16th – July 20th, including a First Look at Man of Steel!

Scientology has made the headlines recently due to the high profile divorce of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The subject will be sure to arise again when writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film hits theaters on October 12th, 2012. Loosely based on the rise of Scientology, The Master follows a drifter (the return of Joaquin Phoenix after his … Continue reading

A Movie Fan Reflects on the Aurora Tragedy

Usually, this is where I make a fun and happy comment about the week before I delve into talking about the trailers of the week, but it is honestly a little difficult for me. I think I can speak for many when I say that I am still in a state of shock over the … Continue reading

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