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The Parent Trap (1998) Is a Doubly Symmetrical Film

You’re about to see double, and not just because we’re talking about a movie with twins. The Parent Trap (1998), in addition to being one of my favorite films, is an example of Cinematic Chiasmus. That means that the first … Continue reading

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The Hasty Rewrite of My Last Article

I have never done anything like this before. But I want to share it because it was such an interesting experience. Since the beginning of the Deja Reviewer in 2011, I’ve almost always published a new article on Tuesdays. The … Continue reading

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This Film Scene Sums Up Elon Musk and Twitter Right Now

I need to write something light and fun. And it just so happens I read about something that, while outwardly serious, easily lends itself to comedy. For a while now, Twitter has been fighting Elon Musk’s attempts to purchase it, … Continue reading

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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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