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Is The Black Hole a Good Movie?

1979’s The Black Hole does just about everything right. It’s chock-full of great actors giving compelling performances. It has plenty of memorable scenes and imagery. John Barry’s score is hauntingly beautiful throughout. It offers several iconic robot designs. And it … Continue reading

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This Is My 2nd Favorite Robot Fight in a Film

It might seem like putting the cart before the horse, but I would like to share my second favorite robot fight in a film. Why not share my favorite one before the second favorite? To draw out the suspense! But … Continue reading

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This Is Classic Disney at Its Finest

Remember when an eight-minute cartoon could lift you to emotional heights and then bring you to tears mere moments later? I sure do. And Disney was the master of putting my emotions through the wringer. They have continued that tradition … Continue reading

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Lessons from The Lion King

Are there any important lessons we might glean from The Lion King that relate to current events and trends? Let’s find out.

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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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10 Best Film Trends from the Obama Years

Barack Obama’s second and final term as President of the United States is coming to an end this week, so right now is an appropriate time to talk about the best trends we saw in the realm of films during … Continue reading

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Will Avatar 2 Share the Same Fate as Alice Through the Looking Glass?

Alice in Wonderland debuted in March 2010 and it took Disney remakes of their own films to a whole new level. It was the first of its kind to make $1 billion worldwide, and every live-action Disney remake since it … Continue reading

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Disney’s History of Remaking Old Animated and Live-Action Films

Disney is about to debut its second attempt at a live-action Jungle Book remake next week. So I figured now is a good time to look back at Disney’s numerous tries at remaking their old animated and live-action films into … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, The Twilight Zone, and the Epidemic of Male Suicide

Mary Poppins and the classic Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby” approach the problem of male suicide from two very different angles. Continue reading

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The Movie That Scared Me as a Child More Than Anything Else: Mr. Boogedy

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees just come across as silly to me. No, the most horrifying figure I would never want to meet in a dark basement is a man named Mr. Boogedy. Continue reading

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