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My Younger Brother Hates Every Martin Short Performance Except This One

Martin Short is an acquired taste. He plays an obnoxious guy really well. Think Father of the Bride, Three Amigos, and Captain Ron. So I can’t really fault anyone for not enjoying his schtick. Personally, I find him endearing. My … Continue reading

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Battle of the Message Movies: Turning Red vs. Teen Wolf

It’s funny. When I first heard about Turning Red a few weeks ago, I thought it was going to be one of Pixar’s lesser films. Like Brave or Soul. Little did I know that it would turn out to be … Continue reading

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Everything I Wanted to Say About Red Notice in One Video

A few months ago, I forced myself to sit through a Netflix movie called Red Notice. I had heard it was great fun from one of my brothers, so I wanted to give it a fair chance. Unfortunately, I had … Continue reading

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Back to the Future Predicted the Cellphone

There are many reasons to love Back to the Future. It’s the perfect nostalgia movie for the 1950s, 1980s, and even its timeless hopefulness about the future. It’s also fun to look at the film as being a predictor of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Almost an Angel

In one of Crocodile Dundee’s quieter moments, the titular character waxes philosophical in the presence of his newfound love Sue Charlton. He notes, “I read The Bible once. You know, God and Jesus and all them apostles? They were all … Continue reading

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I Struggle to Sit Through Frustrating Film Scenes Like These

I finally watched My Cousin Vinny a few weeks ago, and I have some things to say about it. I had heard for years that it’s a great movie, and I was missing out by not watching it. But for … Continue reading

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A Young Frankenstein Gag Becomes a Reality

At the start of this year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I drew a comparison of our situation to the absurdity of a scene at the start of Young Frankenstein. It’s the one in which Dr. Frederick Frankenstein bids a somber … Continue reading

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The Surprising Greatness of The Croods: A New Age

“It’s really bad,” my wife told me after she watched The Croods: A New Age in the theater. “The jokes were all in the trailer, the characters get really creepy at certain points like when they eat, there’s an annoying … Continue reading

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Social Distancing in Young Frankenstein

Remember when social distancing was the stuff of comedy, not intended to be real-life drama? Just take this scene near the start of 1974’s Young Frankenstein. In it, Dr. Frankenstein is bidding a tender farewell to his love, but she … 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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