Category Archives: Videos

Attitude Is Everything

I recently found a video of the most incredible man who refused to be a victim in life in spite of his facial disfigurement. I did a double-take when I saw this video’s featured image, not because the face looked … Continue reading

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What Makes Superman Super

What makes Superman super? Is it his superpowers? Is it his heroics? Is it the red S on his chest? All of those are elements of it, but they’re not the whole answer. The real answer to this question is … Continue reading

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Movies That Force Heroes to Make an Impossible Choice

Great movies force their protagonists to make hard choices that help us understand their true character traits and motivations. Sometimes those choices are extremely difficult, messy, and uncomfortable while others only have the appearance of being like that while they … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Found Cruelty Funny

When I was a kid, I remember being really uncomfortable as I watched one particular episode of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon show entitled “Michelangelo’s Birthday.” In it, Michelangelo is excited one morning because it’s his birthday, and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Movie Character: Al Frazier

I imagine most people, when asked who is their favorite movie character, would take it as a fun exercise to go through their favorite movies and try to think of the characters that they most enjoyed watching go through struggles … Continue reading

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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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Jim Carrey at His Finest

In 1997, Jim Carrey received a then-almost-unheard-of $20 million paycheck for his role as a lawyer named Fletcher Reede in Liar Liar. He’s brilliant throughout the movie, but there is one scene in particular in which he really earned every … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing to Include in Disaster Movies

Disaster movies can be a lot of fun because they show us something we would never expect to see in real life. There’s just something jaw-dropping about watching things that were built up over centuries destroyed in an instant. But … 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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Swallowing My Pride

Humility is not an easy quality to achieve or maintain. I was bullied a lot as a child, and it hardened me to the point that I thought I was uniquely deserving of sympathy and that other people were responsible … Continue reading

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