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How My Mom Taught Me Not to Fear Scary Movies

Halloween season is upon us, so in that spirit I would like to share an experience from my childhood involving scary movies. I was forbidden from watching most scary movies for many years, but my parents were wise enough to … Continue reading

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Sequel-Proof Movies That Somehow Got Sequels

There are some movies that you can tell the filmmakers never intended to make a sequel to. They either just wanted to tell a solid, self-contained story or they wanted to eliminate the possibility that anyone would even attempt to … Continue reading

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Sequels That Show What Happened Right After the First Film’s End Credits Rolled

Most sequels acknowledge the fact that a lot of time passes in between film productions by showing us familiar characters in new situations, a la Die Hard 2. After all, it probably wouldn’t have been much fun to see what … 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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Forgotten Film Gems: Arsenic and Old Lace

Frank Capra was sometimes criticized for creating films labeled as sappy. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life are prime examples of films that are superbly crafted while also dripping with sentimentality. Today I’m going to talk about … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Sixth Sense vs. Ghost

Don’t you just love that sleeper hit from the 1990s about a ghost who stays on earth after he dies to try to help the people he cares about? Which movie am I talking about: either 1999’s The Sixth Sense … Continue reading

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Joke of the Week: Executioner

What does an executioner read in the morning? The answer is…

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Forgotten Film Gems: Clue

Believe it or not, next year’s Battleship will not be the first movie ever made based on a board game. That dubious honor goes to 1985’s Clue. But don’t let the fact that it’s inspired by a silly game meant … Continue reading

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Joke of the Week: Werewolf

What type of plane would a werewolf fly? The answer is…

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Movies That Get Worse on Multiple Viewings: Young Frankenstein

My taste in comedy has changed over the years. I used to think Full House was funny and Bill and Ted were the two best comedians in existence. I now know better. The first time I saw Young Frankenstein I … Continue reading

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