Category Archives: Random Stuff

The Beautiful Music of Randy Edelman

I never obtained formal musical training, so whenever I write about movie soundtracks I fear I come across as clumsy and imprecise. I don’t have the right terms and language to put to into words the feelings I yearn to … Continue reading

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Flattery Will Get You Everywhere, Thor

When I was first learning about blogging more than a decade and a half ago, I heard that one of the best ways to befriend other bloggers and get people to talk about me was to first talk about them. … Continue reading

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My Brother, the Nintendo Expert

If you’ve followed this website for the past few years, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m one of nine children, and I grew up in a city in Washington State that’s right next door to Redmond. My … Continue reading

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A Word of Caution About Censoring Old Films

There are times when I can only stand in awe of someone else’s achievement, knowing that I could not have done better than they did. I experienced this feeling a few days ago when I came across a video from … Continue reading

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6 Actors with Appropriate Names for the Alien Series

I’m always finding unusual ways of looking at movies that often (and arguably probably should) go unnoticed. But I just can’t help myself, and you get to be the lucky recipients of my musings. This time, I noticed that at … Continue reading

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Trying to Remember Movie Characters’ Names

I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. There are some movies I absolutely love, and I’d like to see how many character names I can remember from them without looking them up. These are just all off the … Continue reading

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Middle Movies Everyone Agrees Are the Best in Their Trilogies

Even though it seems like everyone disagrees on just about every imaginable topic, it’s nice to know that there are at least some things we can all agree upon. Take, for example, movie trilogies. There are a number of them … Continue reading

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10 Details That Elevate WarGames Above Most Thrillers

I’ve spoken at length about the beautiful story structure of WarGames, and now I’m going to share 10 little touches that make me absolutely love this movie. There are a lot of thrillers out there, but there’s something special about … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the One Crazy Rhyme in ‘Mother Knows Best’

I’m not one to obsess over little details, am I? Oh, except for just about every movie I’ve ever written about on this website. Be that as it may, I can’t quite wrap my head around one particular rhyme in … Continue reading

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Do Sequels Need to Be in the Same Genre as Their Predecessors?

Does the next Ghostbusters movie need to be a comedy? Based on the trailer, it looks like it’s going in a completely different direction than the first ones, and it might actually be a drama. I don’t think it needs … Continue reading

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