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Potentially Ambiguous Movie Titles That Obviously Refer to Just 1 Film

Some great movies get remade with disastrous or forgettable results while other so-so films get remade to spectacular success. In both cases, one film completely overshadows other films that bear its name to the point that no one has to … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier vs. Ghostbusters (1984)

I’m always on the lookout for seemingly disparate movies that have a lot in common. And I recently noticed that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has many nearly identical setups as 1984’s Ghostbusters. I’m not saying that the makers of Star … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Ghostbusters (1984) vs. Gremlins

1984 was a magical year. A lot of great science fiction and fantasy films came out then, such as The Last Starfighter, The Terminator, The Neverending Story, Splash, and two of the biggest blockbusters of the year – Ghostbusters and … Continue reading

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Ivan Reitman vs. Barry Sonnenfeld

It’s not easy directing comedy films. You can be seemingly unstoppable one minute and then have everything change the next for a number of reasons. Moviegoers’ tastes may change and certain styles of comedy go in and out of favor. … Continue reading

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10 Actors Who Owe Their Careers to Someone Else’s Misfortune

A lot of movie casting decisions have compelling stories attached to them. Sometimes actors get a job at someone else’s expense. I’ve discovered 10 examples of actors who owe a lot of their professional success to someone else’s misfortune. Some … Continue reading

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10 Directors Who Seamlessly Transitioned to Sci-Fi on Their First Try

Great directors are ones who thrive even when making films in genres they’re not particularly familiar with. Science fiction is a great one to test a director’s mettle because films in this genre could so easily be dismissed as mindless … Continue reading

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