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In God We Trust

I recently watched the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street for the first time. I’d seen the 1947 original before, so I was fully expecting a recreation of the famous court scene. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find … Continue reading

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Improves on Multiple Viewings

The first time I watched the 2000 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I wasn’t impressed. The off-putting character designs, Jim Carrey’s strange voice, and the forced sentimentality all combined to make me dislike that movie from the start. … Continue reading

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The Saddest Christmas Story I’ve Ever Seen

“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” These famous words are from Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol. They demonstrate Ebeneezer Scrooge’s appalling lack of empathy for the poor … Continue reading

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8 Things I Love to Do, But Never Do

Is there anything that you absolutely love doing, but (for one reason or another) you never do it? Maybe it’s too expensive or impractical. Maybe it’s difficult or requires too much effort. Whatever the case may be, it can feel … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Times

Just a quick Christmas message. I was thinking recently about how the best and worst times in life are often inseparably intertwined. We are in the midst of a yearlong lockdown, which has led to a lot of suffering that … Continue reading

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Christmas Message

Merry Christmas, everyone! At this time of year, we are invited to reflect upon the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. For my gift to you, I offer an insight into His character. I’ve heard people comment on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, My Friends

Merry Christmas to all of you, my friends! I would like to offer you a Christmas present by walking you through the various categories of my website and my thoughts on why I created them and how they have turned … Continue reading

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Welcome and Merry Christmas

This has been a fantastic year in many ways. I’m optimistic about the future, and I have quite a few ideas for movie-related articles that I can’t wait to share with my wonderful readers. In the past few weeks I … Continue reading

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Why It’s a Wonderful Life Succeeds and Click Fails at Telling the Same Story

It’s a Wonderful Life quietly debuted in 1946 and went on to become one of the most beloved Christmas classics of all time. Sixty years later, Click showed up as yet another example of Adam Sandler’s slowly declining career after … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Guarding Tess

Guarding Tess is a combination of Driving Miss Daisy and In the Line of Fire. In fact, it came out right in the middle of a slew of films focused on the president and/or the Secret Service: 1993’s Dave and … Continue reading

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