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Steve McQueen Is the King of Name Placement on Movie Posters

I like listening to music as I write. Sometimes I find great music soundtracks on YouTube and listen to them for hours at a time. And one soundtrack I particularly enjoy is the one from The Magnificent Seven (1960). I’ve … Continue reading

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Jumanji Is the Right Way to Adapt a Children’s Book to the Big Screen

I’ve wanted to write about Jumanji for a long time, but I couldn’t find the right spark of inspiration. I didn’t want to mindlessly praise it or make an unwarranted comparison to another film. For example, for a while I … Continue reading

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30 Movies Featuring 2+ Batman Movie Villain Actors

Batman has one of the best rogues’ galleries in the history of comic books. Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy are all household names on par with Batman and Robin. Since the 1960s, quite a few … Continue reading

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I’m a Fan of Emma

This isn’t going to be a typical article for me. It’ll be more personal because I’ll delve into my wife’s private life, while also being outside my wheelhouse because I’ll be reviewing a play instead of a movie. But I … 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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10 Actors Who Reached Their Zenith and Nadir in the Same Year

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens’ famous words are appropriate for these 10 actors who somehow reached the zenith and nadir of their career in the same year.

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Can Mission: Impossible Survive Without Tom Cruise?

I’m old enough to remember a time when the idea of Mission: Impossible being a Tom Cruise action vehicle was as outlandish as James Cameron directing a courtroom drama. Such a thing just seemed to be outside the realm of … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Now and Then

Do you remember how you felt when you first heard that the likes of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk were actually going to appear in the same film together or that two living legends like Al Pacino … Continue reading

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Why 007 Can Never Be a Woman

Beyond the fact that Ian Fleming created him as a white man and that’s how he’s always been portrayed on film and TV from the very beginning, James Bond can never be a woman for a few important reasons. And … Continue reading

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It’s Your Turn to Be an MCU Villain, George Clooney

So far, major actors from three of the four Batman films that ran from 1989 to 1997 have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And their MCU roles have been the exact inverse of their original ones, villains playing heroes … Continue reading

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