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Pleasant Surprises: Scream 4

Why would I talk about a horror film like Scream 4 in January? Isn’t that more of an October thing? Well, it’s a new year with new rules. I’m not a huge fan of the horror genre. I enjoy Alien, … Continue reading

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The Subtle Symmetry of the Entire Dark Knight Trilogy

My readers deserve a better class of article. And I’m gonna give it to ‘em. You will never look at Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy the same. This one is a real doozy. Remember my Cinematic Chiasmus on the entire … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Guarding Tess

Guarding Tess is a combination of Driving Miss Daisy and In the Line of Fire. In fact, it came out right in the middle of a slew of films focused on the president and/or the Secret Service: 1993’s Dave and … Continue reading

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Something New to Admire About The Last Starfighter Besides Its Special Effects

I have to admit I was wrong about The Last Starfighter. In one of my first articles on this website, I mocked that film and said that it was a bad movie with good music. A few years later, I … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Exodus (1960)

They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Old epics are usually better than new ones. Seriously, I’d rate Spartacus (1960) higher than Gladiator (2000), Tora! Tora! Tora! higher than Pearl Harbor, and The Ten Commandments (1956) higher than this … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Atlantis: The Lost Empire vs. Stargate

Stargate debuted in theaters exactly 20 years ago today. It was so good that they released it again seven years later, except that time it was called Atlantis: The Lost Empire. These movies are so closely related that it’s crazy that Roland … Continue reading

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‘I’ll Be Back’ Takes on New Meaning: Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s First Half Mirrors Its Second Half

October 26, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Terminator. That was James Cameron’s first real directing job, and he followed it up with the even better Aliens and The Abyss. In 1991, he returned to … Continue reading

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