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Movie Matchups: Frozen (2013) vs. Enchanted

Disney’s animation studio has been on a roll for the last few years with great films like Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and The Princess and the Frog. But Frozen is the best film to come from the studio since Beauty and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Untamed Heart

Long before Twilight romanticized the notion of a mysterious boy sneaking into a girl’s bedroom at night to watch her sleep, Untamed Heart did it without being creepy. And long before Moulin Rouge overused the line, “The greatest thing you’ll … Continue reading

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10 Movies That Will Make You Bawl (While You Have a Ball)

Some movies are so good that it doesn’t matter that they make me feel incredibly sad. I’ve compiled a list of 10 movies that have the power to make me cry my heart out, but they still keep me coming … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Star Trek (2009)

I didn’t expect to like Star Trek (2009) at all. I originally thought it sounded like a cheap gimmick to cash in on a popular franchise. The filmmakers had clearly run out of ideas for continuing the story, so why … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Best Movie

What is James Cameron’s best movie? It’s not Aliens. It’s not Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It’s not even Titanic. No, his best movie is one that he planned more than a decade before it became a reality. He had to … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek: The Motion Picture vs. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Since my first attempt at talking about 2001: A Space Odyssey was such a resounding success (Stanley Kubrick fans lined up to hurl insults at me), I thought I might as well finish what I started and try to set … Continue reading

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Bad Movies with Great Music: St. Elmo’s Fire

Long before Joel Schumacher made Batman and Robin, he had already cemented his position as a schlock director with the 1985 cinematic stinker called St. Elmo’s Fire. He actually wrote and directed this movie, so there’s no wiggle room to … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Merry Christmas! I love this time of year. Even though the weather seems to get worse every day, my spirits brighten more and more as I approach that happy holiday on December 25. That’s the day when I’m reunited with … Continue reading

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Bad Movies with Great Music: Edward Scissorhands

I know I risk the ire of my patient readers by saying this, but, in my opinion, Edward Scissorhands is not a good movie. I’d like to stress that it’s not terrible, either. The main reason I consider it bad … Continue reading

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Bad Movies with Great Music: Dune (1984)

First of all, I have to say that I really like Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune. The book is epic in scope and I’ve never read a better examination of the dilemma of fate and free will than that of Paul … Continue reading

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