Category Archives: Random Stuff

Why The Sixth Sense’s Twist Works

I once heard someone criticize The Sixth Sense saying that there’s no way Dr. Malcolm Crowe could have gone for a long period of time without noticing that no one ever made eye contact with him or talked to him … Continue reading

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Can Mission: Impossible Survive Without Tom Cruise?

I’m old enough to remember a time when the idea of Mission: Impossible being a Tom Cruise action vehicle was as outlandish as James Cameron directing a courtroom drama. Such a thing just seemed to be outside the realm of … Continue reading

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The Secret Weapon of ’80s Comedies: Elmer Bernstein

What is the most recent live-action comedy film you saw that had a really memorable original score? Liar Liar? Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery? Home Alone? To me, most comedy films of the past few decades have had scores … Continue reading

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Why 007 Can Never Be a Woman

Beyond the fact that Ian Fleming created him as a white man and that’s how he’s always been portrayed on film and TV from the very beginning, James Bond can never be a woman for a few important reasons. And … Continue reading

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I Found the Mother of All Plot Holes in The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Ten Commandments (1956) is one of the best movies ever made. It’s ambitious, awe-inspiring, emotional, and respectful of its source material. Everything I could ask for from a Biblical epic. So it was all the more surprising when I … Continue reading

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9 Types of Prayer on Film

As a praying man, I like to see the Almighty addressed reverently in films. But I also have a sense of humor, and so I don’t mind poking fun a little when it comes to conversing with God. With this … Continue reading

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My Heart Aches for This Poor Man

Prepare to meet a broken man who has been beaten down to the point of despair and whose cries of anguish are met with indifference. Continue reading

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