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Unidentified Flying Oddball – What Were They Thinking?

I had planned on writing a Forgotten Film Gem article this week about a 1979 Disney film called Unidentified Flying Oddball. I hadn’t seen it in years, but I remembered enough good things about it that I figured it would … Continue reading

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Amadeus vs. The Fountainhead

This isn’t a typical Movie Matchup. In fact, it’s not really a matchup of movies at all because even though The Fountainhead was made into a movie starring Gary Cooper in 1949, I’m just going to be talking about the … Continue reading

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10 Ways American Sniper Missed the Mark

I wanted to love American Sniper. I finally saw it for the first time a few days ago, and I was excited. This is an R-rated movie that attracted bigger audiences in the U.S. than any other blockbuster in 2014. … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Penelope

Penelope is a whimsical little film about a girl who spends the first 25 years of her life with a pig snout for a nose. I thought it was bizarre the first time I saw it. But then I gave … Continue reading

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10 Things I Love About 10 Things I Hate About You

I’m not really a fan of most romantic comedies, But sometimes a film in this genre truly does please. Like 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, An adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.   For some reason, … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Story Structure of How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon’s message of Vikings and dragons coming together to live in peace and harmony is complemented by the very way its story is told. Continue reading

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Is Superman II as Good as It Gets for Superman Films?

I saw the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend, and I couldn’t help asking: Is this what they think we want in a Superman film? It looks dark, depressing, and charmless – the exact opposite of … Continue reading

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