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Big Trouble in Little China vs. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

I’ve heard it said that 1986’s Big Trouble in Little China was ahead of its time. It introduced American audiences to Asian mysticism and style of filmmaking before they were ready to embrace them in a big-budget action film. With … Continue reading

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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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10 Best Film Trends from the Obama Years

Barack Obama’s second and final term as President of the United States is coming to an end this week, so right now is an appropriate time to talk about the best trends we saw in the realm of films during … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: The Deer Hunter

Many years ago I read a review of The Deer Hunter in which the author said that the film is great up until the point where the three main characters get separated on the river in Vietnam. From then on, … Continue reading

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The Symmetry of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

It’s been more than a year since my last Cinematic Chiasmus. But you know what? Christmas is coming early this year because I am offering another amazing example of Cinematic Chiasmus right now. If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, a … Continue reading

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Jason Bourne vs. James Bond

Talk about déjà vu. In the first article I ever published as the Deja Reviewer, I noted that it wasn’t fan fiction about RoboCop fighting Iron Man, but a comparison of their respective first films. And now here I am … Continue reading

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The Return of ‘The Return of’ Movie

It’s back. On January 20, 2017, xXx: Return of Xander Cage will debut in theaters, marking actor Vin Diesel’s return to the series 15 years after he appeared in the first xXx film in 2002. That film was a surprise … Continue reading

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