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11 Movies That Actually Live Up to Their Hype

Hype is a necessary part of the movie industry. Theatrical film releases have to compete with home theaters, tablets, and various other means of enjoying entertainment that are more convenient than driving to a movie theater, buying an overpriced movie … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Spider-Man to Leave New York City

Why is it that we have movies with Sylvester Stallone climbing majestic mountains in Colorado and Tom Cruise scaling the tallest building in the world in Dubai, but Spider-Man (the Wall Crawler himself) has been confined to New York City … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Santa Claus: The Movie vs. Superman: The Movie

Oh, those crazy Salkinds. If you’re not a Superman fan you probably don’t have a clue who Ilya and Alexander Salkind are. Back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s they had huge aspirations for the U.S. film industry. They wanted … Continue reading

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Was It a Good Idea for Bryan Singer to Return to X-Men After a Decade-long Absence?

Bryan Singer is a talented director, no question. That admission might sound out of place coming from a guy who poked fun at Singer’s initials and said that Superman Returns gets worse every time I see it. But it’s true. … 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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How to Destroy the Star Wars Saga in One Easy Step

What one thing could possibly destroy the entire Star Wars saga? Not Jar Jar Binks. Not Anakin Skywalker as a little kid or a whiny teenager. Not Darth Vader yelling “NOOOOOOO!” Not even Yoda jumping around with a little green … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Iron Man 2 vs. RoboCop 2

Iron Man 2 is a remake of RoboCop 2. Let that sentence sink in for a few seconds… Now someone please tell me why would anyone want to remake RoboCop 2? I’d really like to know. I can understand wanting … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek: The Motion Picture vs. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Since my first attempt at talking about 2001: A Space Odyssey was such a resounding success (Stanley Kubrick fans lined up to hurl insults at me), I thought I might as well finish what I started and try to set … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Satans: The Joker vs. General Zod

Two of my favorite sequels of all time are The Dark Knight and Superman II. Both of them expand the heroes’ story and deepen the world they inhabit. A lot of the success of these films can be credited directly … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1

Do yourself a favor and go watch National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 right now. Seriously. It’s on Netflix and it’s probably also at your local library. This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen, and I don’t want … Continue reading

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