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So, Cars 2 Is Kind of Great

Cars 2 does everything a good sequel isn’t supposed to do: It focuses on a minor character from the first film while essentially sidelining the expected main character. It doesn’t follow the same story pattern as the first film. It … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Something Special

Spider-Man: Homecoming is exceptional in many ways. I don’t watch many movies in theaters, but this is one that I made an exception for. Twice. It’s a reboot and the sixth Spider-Man film in the past 15 years, but it … Continue reading

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10 More Movie Poster Mashups

Three years ago I put together a humorous collection of movie poster mashups, demonstrating that one title could perfectly describe two films with almost nothing in common. It’s high time I shared another 10 of these mashups for your entertainment. … Continue reading

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John Candy vs. Dom DeLuise

I grew up with John Candy and Dom DeLuise movies. Their silly performances appealed to me as a kid on a very rudimentary level. They’re big, fat comedians who managed to get a laugh through their awkward yet charming comedic … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Montgomery Brewster’s Great-Uncle

I’ve talked about Brewster’s Millions (1985) before, but I still don’t think this movie gets enough credit for being such a brilliant comedy. The setup is simple: a penniless schlub has to spend $30 million in 30 days and have … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Swiss Family Robinson

As a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of Disney’s old live-action movies. They were so boring and quaint, like The Parent Trap (1960) and Freaky Friday (1976). I probably would have had a whole different perspective on the matter … Continue reading

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Do a One-Joke Comedy

One-joke comedies are so hard to pull off. It’s Pat, The Hot Chick, Chairman of the Board, Bio-Dome, Dude, Where’s My Car? and just about anything by the Wayans brothers and/or Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are just terrible. And … Continue reading

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