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My Oddly Specific Love of Little Big League

Let’s step up to the plate and figure out what it is about this film that appeals to me when I don’t know if it would appeal to anyone else in quite the same way. Continue reading

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How Did Scaramanga Escape from James Bond?

There are two things that I absolutely love: movies and puns. And today I get to combine them to humorous results. Get ready for a Man with the Golden Gun pun. 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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My Kids’ First Time Watching a Star Trek Film

Last week, my oldest son (who is 8 years old) told me he was really interested in whales. He’s been learning about them in school, and once something piques his interest there is no stopping him in his quest for … Continue reading

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A Joke from Top Secret! (1984) Becomes Reality

I am always on the lookout for interesting comparisons between films, and it was surprising to find such a striking parallel between fiction and real life. I never thought a joke could be taken so seriously. Continue reading

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Timeless Childhood Lessons from the ’90s

What I particularly enjoyed from the ’90s was the subtle way that TV stations snuck important life lessons into fun presentations. And there is no better example of this than the “Totally Kids Detective Agency” on Fox. Continue reading

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Before Twilight Was the Original Edward and Bela

Last week I talked a lot about Ed Wood, and it got me thinking that that film was a trendsetter in more ways than one. It didn’t just inspire others to ironically praise the efforts of bad filmmakers, but it also … Continue reading

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