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Is ‘Hasta La Vista, Baby’ a Bait-and-Switch?

Terminator 2: Judgment Day has a number of great lines, and probably the most famous is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legendary delivery of “Hasta la vista, baby.” But I’ve started to wonder if it was originally intended as a bait-and-switch, meaning that … 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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The Dynamic Do-Over

The LEGO Batman Movie looks to be a dynamic do-over for the Dynamic Duo. And thank goodness for that. I loved Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and I certainly don’t mind a dark interpretation of the World’s Greatest Detective. But … Continue reading

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10 Actors Who Owe Their Careers to Someone Else’s Misfortune

A lot of movie casting decisions have compelling stories attached to them. Sometimes actors get a job at someone else’s expense. I’ve discovered 10 examples of actors who owe a lot of their professional success to someone else’s misfortune. Some … Continue reading

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In Defense of Joel Schumacher’s Batman Movies

No one can mistake Joel Schumacher’s two Batman films for masterpieces. Nor can they call me a Schumacher fan, especially after I lambasted his atrocious St. Elmo’s Fire, which he took sole credit for both writing and directing. But I … Continue reading

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How MST3K Inspired the Internet Generation

The first generation of Internet users has been heavily influenced by many things. It might seem silly to try to pin down one aspect that had the biggest influence, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Bad Movies with Great Music: St. Elmo’s Fire

Long before Joel Schumacher made Batman and Robin, he had already cemented his position as a schlock director with the 1985 cinematic stinker called St. Elmo’s Fire. He actually wrote and directed this movie, so there’s no wiggle room to … Continue reading

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