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Movie Matchups: The Ninth Gate vs. In the Mouth of Madness

Someone named Daniel recently begged me to do an article on Roman Polanski’s 1999 film The Ninth Gate. I’m always happy to oblige my readers, so I promised him I would work it into my schedule. It just so happened … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember Offers Hope to Bullied and Bullies Alike

I want to share something near and dear to my heart this week. When I was a kid growing up in Washington state, I was very socially awkward and some of my classmates made fun of me mercilessly. Mocks became … Continue reading

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My Book Is Finally Ready

I am filled with joy and anticipation. Six years ago I came up with my first joke. Do you want to hear it? Okay, here goes: What did the plumber say to his customer when he walked up to their … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof’s Story Is in the Tradition of Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single film in possession of a good story must be in want of a remake. Thus, we see the reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic story of manners Pride and Prejudice as a … Continue reading

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10 Ways American Sniper Missed the Mark

I wanted to love American Sniper. I finally saw it for the first time a few days ago, and I was excited. This is an R-rated movie that attracted bigger audiences in the U.S. than any other blockbuster in 2014. … Continue reading

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10 Classic Films You Probably Didn’t Know Are Based on Books

This isn’t the first time I’ve delved into film adaptations of novels. I’ve listed movies that barely resemble the books they’re based on and movies that contradict their books’ endings. This time I’ll go a little more obscure and share … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Pride and Prejudice (1995)

As a man who likes Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice, I feel like I’m in on a huge secret. By that I mean that the book is a gem that is hiding in plain sight, and it requires … Continue reading

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