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The Aftermath of Brewster’s Millions (1985)

I’ve spoken at length about the brilliance of 1985’s Brewster’s Millions and what an insightful lesson it provides on the true value of money. Now I’ll balance that out by talking about the possible consequences of the events in that … Continue reading

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Star Trek IV Is Star Trek: The Motion Picture with Jokes

A mysterious probe is on a direct course for Earth, and James T. Kirk is the only thing standing in its way. Does this describe Star Trek: The Motion Picture or Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? Continue reading

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A Big Lesson in Money Management

Remember that scene in Big where Josh Baskin receives his first paycheck? He’s a 12-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 30-year-old man. He has never had more than a few dollars to his name in his whole life, … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Whales and Wails

Star Trek’s literary references and intense drama combine to form a little thing I like to call Star Trek’s Whales and Wails. Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice at The Office

I enjoy good books and witty TV shows. And wouldn’t you know it, I found that two of my favorite pieces of entertainment that fall into these two categories resemble each other in surprising detail. Many of the characters in … Continue reading

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Terminator 2 and The Spy Who Shagged Me Are Pretty Much the Same Movie

I’m feeling much better this week, and I am stoked to share this movie comparison, which was also inspired by a conversation with another of my brothers. I had just finished watching Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me for … Continue reading

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The Muppet Movie Is an ‘Isn’t It Funny That’ Comedy

There are many kinds of comedies. Slapstick, romantic, dark, road trip, parody, satire. You might think that 1979’s The Muppet Movie is a road trip comedy because at first glance it seems to be all about Kermit the Frog traveling … Continue reading

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