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What Is Phil Connors’ Nature?

Do you ever take a mental inventory of yourself, thinking about areas where you could improve? I did that this week when I got a text message from my oldest brother. He is probably the greatest man I have ever … Continue reading

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Hitting Rock Bottom

I rarely start writing without a firm grasp of what I intend to say and where it’s going to go. I’m just going to have to wing it and hope that something good comes from this.

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This Is What Most Sequels Feel Like

I love Groundhog Day because it offers something new every time I watch it. And on my most recent visitation, I noticed something really cool about the snowman-building scene.

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Movies About Spending Ungodly Amounts of Money

Several films have explored what might happen if people spent ungodly amounts of money. Let’s spend some time exploring their different takes on this seemingly simple concept and see if we can discover some similarities. Continue reading

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10 Clever Uses of Old Pop Songs in Modern Movies

I love good music. And while I appreciate how some films (for example, Star Wars) manage to create a completely original orchestral accompaniment that complements the action, sometimes I like to relax in familiar territory with some good old pop … Continue reading

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10 Movie Poster Mashups

I usually compare movies’ plots to show how similar they are, but today I’m going to do something different. Here are 10 movies with titles that could work for completely different films. Let’s dive right in and start having fun.

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: Primer

Get ready for a wild ride. Primer is probably the best movie you’ve never heard of. It was made for less than $10,000, and it was released with little fanfare in 2004. But despite its low-budget feel and lack of … Continue reading

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6 Movies That Are Better If You Skip the First Half

Some movies are so perfectly set up that you can’t skip a second without feeling totally lost or missing something vital to the whole experience. Films in this category include such gems as Inception, Star Trek II: The Wrath of … Continue reading

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Battle of the Message Movies: Cars vs. Groundhog Day

You’re probably thinking, “What on earth does Cars have to do with Groundhog Day? You’ve gone too far this time with your movie comparisons. How dare you!” Or something like that. I can understand your skepticism, but I think by … Continue reading

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