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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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10 Things an Outsider Doesn’t Understand About Utah

I don’t typically reveal much about myself or discuss any topic other than movies, but I’d like to try something different this week. I was raised in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. That’s a really beautiful place, and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Wrongfully Accused

Wrongfully Accused is a criminally underrated film. Made in 1998, at the tail end of the golden age of movie parodies, it is a hilarious film that pokes fun at The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, The Usual Suspects, and many other … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Endings to Bad Movies

There are some terrible movies that have a special place in my heart because they took me by surprise with their superb endings. After doing my list of five good movies with bad endings, I figure it’s poetic to go … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Kung Fu Panda 2

I was extremely hesitant to see Kung Fu Panda 2 because I absolutely loved the first one. I know that seems odd, but I just didn’t think there was any point in trying to top perfection. Kung Fu Panda has … Continue reading

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What Is the Best Star Wars Parody?

Star Wars is quite possibly the best film franchise of all time because not only are (most of) the films a blast to watch, but they are incredibly easy to spoof. I wrote about the original Star Wars parody, 1978’s … Continue reading

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10 Movies I Wish I Didn’t Like

As I promised in last week’s article “10 Movies I Wish I Liked,” here is my follow-up list of 10 movies I wish I didn’t like. Most of these are guilty pleasures, but there are a few genuinely good films … Continue reading

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