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Spoilers, Trailers and Other Terms That Mean Opposite Things for Movies and Cars

I’ve been trying some different things than my usual fare so far this year, from my discussion of funny character names to my theory on the connection between Frozen and Tangled. I’m going to have a little more fun this … Continue reading

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10 Unpleasant Things That Make Perfect Character Names

It’s a new year and I’m in the mood to have some fun. I have come up with 10 words that usually have negative connotations, but they work extremely well as movie character names. Let’s go through these names and … Continue reading

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This Is What Should Be on the Welcome Sign to Chevy Chase, MD

The title says it all, and so does this picture, courtesy of the classic comedy, Fletch. Enjoy!

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Movie Matchups: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang vs. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Christmas is coming early this year. I usually save my Christmas article for later in the month of December, but the good folks at Rifftrax preempted me by scheduling their riff of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians to come to movie … Continue reading

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The Man with the Golden Pun: Funny Descriptions of All 6 James Bonds

Who doesn’t love James Bond? Long before Jason Bourne shot onto the scene, Bond was charming audiences with his unique combination of sophistication and brutal efficiency. No two actors who played Bond are exactly the same, which is why I’ve … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: The Boy Who Could Fly

The Boy Who Could Fly deserves to be recognized alongside E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Stand By Me as one of the best coming-of-age films of the 1980s. It’s that good. I gave director Nick Castle some grief in my last … Continue reading

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10 Villains Who Never Get a Comeuppance

Most movies go to great lengths to give villains a satisfying or ironic comeuppance. For example, Superman II had a super-powered Clark Kent pick a fight with a non-super-powered bully for no other reason than petty revenge. However, some movies forget … Continue reading

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Who Is Steven Spielberg’s Best Protégé?

I recently watched Super 8 for the first time. It brought back memories of my own experience writing short stories as a kid. I even wrote and directed a family movie once. Super 8 is J.J. Abrams’ homage to Steven … Continue reading

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10 Words That Shouldn’t Be Used in Movie Titles

I love creative movie titles. For example, The Shawshank Redemption works on several levels, and Back to the Future describes the plot in a unique way not usually found in time-travel stories. But there are also plenty of titles that … Continue reading

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The Only Funny Joke in 10 Unfunny Comedies

Comedy is hard. I understand that. It’s also subjective. Something I find absolutely hilarious might be completely devoid of humor to many other people, and vice-versa. Keep that in mind as you read this list I have put together of … Continue reading

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