The Daily Ant is establishing an intermittent ant film series, Theatre Thursdays. This inaugural installment is by our Film Correspondant Derek Langston. Enjoy!

Six-legged Celluloid Presents…
A review of Empire of the Ants: “Ant Misbehavin!”


Directed by Bert I. Gordon, Empire of the Ants is one of many films among Gordon’s giant/mutated/deformed abominations against humanity genre. It is based on a short story of the same name by H.G. Wells. Gordon has also filmed 2 other movies based on Wells’ works including Village of the Giants (starrring Beau Bridges and Ron Howard) and one of my childhood favorites, The Food of the Gods (starring literally no one you have ever heard of), both based on “The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth”. Interesting side note: The Food of the Gods was unfairly awarded the title of “Worst Rodent Movie of All Time” by the Golden Turkey Awards. Though in all fairness this was before the release of the highly overrated Pixar film Ratatouille (Yes I said it, Food of the Gods is better than Ratatouille). However, I digress.

The Daily Ant hosts a weekly ant fashion series, Style Saturdays. This second installment is by our Fashion Correspondant Kathryn Pogin, who is also an Executive Producer of our popular Philosophy Phridays series. Enjoy!

If you’ve ever found yourself tasked with responsibilities beyond your skill set because your wealth, your family, or your social standing have catapulted you to a position of power you didn’t earn on your own merits, you’re probably not an ant. You might, though, empathize with Jared Kushner. Kushner found himself the subject of some couture-controversy this week after sporting a look that, in the words of Drew Magary, says “I’d like to make a war, but I’d also like a mint julep.”