Hitting Rock Bottom

I rarely start writing without a firm grasp of what I intend to say and where it’s going to go. I’m just going to have to wing it and hope that something good comes from this. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Me?

Something feels wrong. I love movies in general, but it’s been a long time since I cared about any movie in particular. I had been looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War long before it debuted back in April, and it didn’t disappoint. I saw it twice in theaters, and I loved it both times. But when it came out on Blu-ray, I didn’t buy it. That’s what really cemented this feeling of dread for me. How could I react so indifferently to a movie that met or exceeded all of my expectations and that I had wanted to see since the teaser at the end of The Avengers in 2012? Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Whales and Wails

Star Trek is great for many reasons, chief among them is its ability to sprinkle classic literary references into its narratives. Oh, and it also has a flair for the dramatic, so it’s a lot of fun when these two things combine to form a little thing I like to call Star Trek’s Whales and Wails. Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice at The Office

I enjoy good books and witty TV shows. And wouldn’t you know it, I found that two of my favorite pieces of entertainment that fall into these two categories resemble each other in surprising detail. Many of the characters in The Office resemble classic characters from Pride and Prejudice. Let’s go through them and see how they stack up. Continue reading

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Terminator 2 and The Spy Who Shagged Me Are Pretty Much the Same Movie

I’m feeling much better this week, and I am stoked to share this movie comparison, which was also inspired by a conversation with another of my brothers. I had just finished watching Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me for the first time, and my younger brother and I were trying to think of another example of a sequel that became a blockbuster smash on the heels of its predecessor’s modest success. Nothing seemed to fit for the longest time until Terminator 2: Judgment Day popped into my head.

In both cases, the first film easily made back its production costs and generated a healthy profit, but the real money was made with the sequel. Those sequels both made more than $200 million domestically. But the comparison doesn’t stop there. Continue reading

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No Article This Week

I’m sorry to disappoint my awesome readers, but I’ve been too sick this week to complete the article I had planned. I will publish it next week, and it will be worth the wait because it’s quite funny. It’s a tongue-in-cheek comparison of two movies that couldn’t be more dissimilar, and yet they have a lot in common from a certain point of view. I’ll give you a hint. I’ll be back to throw you frickin’ bone.

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

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Raiders of The Last Crusade

I have to give all the credit for this article to my oldest brother. He alerted me to the fact that Tomb Raider (2018) is practically a carbon copy of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I had no intention of watching Tomb Raider because it didn’t interest me, but I had to see for myself if the film really is a ripoff of that 1989 classic. And I’m here to say that it absolutely is.

Let’s see how Tomb Raider raided the original raider of the lost Ark. Continue reading

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