Tag Archives: 1980s

The Aftermath of Brewster’s Millions (1985)

I’ve spoken at length about the brilliance of 1985’s Brewster’s Millions and what an insightful lesson it provides on the true value of money. Now I’ll balance that out by talking about the possible consequences of the events in that … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Iron Giant vs. Bumblebee

I may have discovered why Bumblebee is the first Transformers movie to not only get a fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating, but be overwhelmingly popular with critics. It does everything that was proven to be wildly successful in 1999’s The Iron … Continue reading

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My Kids’ First Time Watching a Star Trek Film

Last week, my oldest son (who is 8 years old) told me he was really interested in whales. He’s been learning about them in school, and once something piques his interest there is no stopping him in his quest for … Continue reading

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My Favorite Scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is filled with memorable scenes. But what is the best one of the bunch? For me, it’s not the Kobayashi Maru test, nor is it Khan’s surprise attack, Kirk’s discovery of the wondrous … Continue reading

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The Many Attempts to Recreate the Magic of 1982

They say you can’t go home again. But some filmmakers seem to think they can. 1982 was one of the best years for films. In fact, it was so good that many of the films from that year have been … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Montgomery Brewster’s Great-Uncle

I’ve talked about Brewster’s Millions (1985) before, but I still don’t think this movie gets enough credit for being such a brilliant comedy. The setup is simple: a penniless schlub has to spend $30 million in 30 days and have … Continue reading

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Bill vs. Ted

Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Ted “Theodore” Logan. The Great Ones, as some call them, are quite possibly the best duo in history. But who is the greatest Great One? Years ago I saw a tongue-in-cheek list of the best … Continue reading

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