Tag Archives: 1980s

11 Things I’ve Come to Like About Superman III

Superman III is one of those movies that is really hard to pin down. It’s not good, but it’s not terrible, either. I can’t fault it for daring to try something new and be really creative. I liked the movie … Continue reading

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Why This Is My Favorite Scene in Any Superman Film

I love the first two Superman films starring Christopher Reeve. I think they are nearly perfect in just about every way. They’re exciting, funny, dramatic, and emotional. And, best of all, they earn all of their big Superman moments by … Continue reading

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The Problem with Lethal Weapon 2

For years, I heard that Lethal Weapon 2 was an excellent sequel that stacks up nicely to the original film. I put off watching it for a long time so as to savor the anticipation of seeing it. When I … Continue reading

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Lethal Weapon and the Fearless Action Hero

We like fearless action heroes. Arnold Schwarzenegger epitomizes the image of the action hero who rarely shows a hint of weakness and kills without remorse. In 1987’s Predator, he does have a few moments where he looks like he could … Continue reading

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Netflix Dedicated a Video to My Back to the Future Chiasmus!

It’s not every day that you can say a big name like Netflix took notice of you. Well, last Wednesday (coincidentally right after I published another Back to the Future article) Netflix posted a video on their YouTube account depicting … Continue reading

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5 Ways Marty McFly Could Get Rich Without the Sports Almanac

In Back to the Future Part II, when Doc Brown discovered that Marty McFly was going to take lucrative information about the future back to the past (in the form of a Sports Almanac), he was furious. He didn’t want … Continue reading

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Return of the Jedi Demonstrates How Loving Your Enemies Wins Over Hating Them

In Matthew 5:43-44, during the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus imparts this timeless pearl of wisdom: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier vs. Ghostbusters (1984)

I’m always on the lookout for seemingly disparate movies that have a lot in common. And I recently noticed that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has many nearly identical setups as 1984’s Ghostbusters. I’m not saying that the makers of Star … Continue reading

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Movies About Spending Ungodly Amounts of Money

Several films have explored what might happen if people spent ungodly amounts of money. Let’s spend some time exploring their different takes on this seemingly simple concept and see if we can discover some similarities. Continue reading

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When Singers Try Their Hand at Acting (Part 2)

Last week I started talking about singers who tried and failed to have acting careers. Some failed right out of the gate while others were one-hit wonders. Now I’m going to finish where I left off and share the stories … Continue reading

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