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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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Dumb and Dumber vs. The Man Who Knew Too Little

Dumb and Dumber has a lot in common with The Man Who Knew Too Little. They’re both ‘90s comedies, and they feature top-tier comedians: the former stars Jim Carrey early in his career while the latter stars Bill Murray late … Continue reading

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What About Bob? What About Chiasmus?

When I get an idea for a Cinematic Chiasmus, I get excited about it because it’s a chance to look at a film in a way that no one has ever done before. A few months ago, the good folks … 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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Most Comedic Actors Have a 10-Year Window of Greatness

Nothing lasts forever. Case in point, comedic actors. Even the ones who reach superstar status and enjoy years of success eventually slip into mediocrity. The interesting thing is the pattern they follow. I’ve noticed that usually these kinds of actors … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: Primer

Get ready for a wild ride. Primer is probably the best movie you’ve never heard of. It was made for less than $10,000, and it was released with little fanfare in 2004. But despite its low-budget feel and lack of … Continue reading

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6 Movies That Are Better If You Skip the First Half

Some movies are so perfectly set up that you can’t skip a second without feeling totally lost or missing something vital to the whole experience. Films in this category include such gems as Inception, Star Trek II: The Wrath of … Continue reading

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