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Ode to the Bank

Question: What do you a call a tribute to getting out of debt? Answer: Ode! And I felt I owed it to my wonderful readers to share this poem I wrote in the midst of paying off my mortgage at … Continue reading

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This Film Scene Sums Up Elon Musk and Twitter Right Now

I need to write something light and fun. And it just so happens I read about something that, while outwardly serious, easily lends itself to comedy. For a while now, Twitter has been fighting Elon Musk’s attempts to purchase it, … Continue reading

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Back to the Future Predicted the Cellphone

There are many reasons to love Back to the Future. It’s the perfect nostalgia movie for the 1950s, 1980s, and even its timeless hopefulness about the future. It’s also fun to look at the film as being a predictor of … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense Meets Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier is all about reanimated corpses of soldiers who have to take extreme measures to continue functioning. One way they do that is by covering themselves in ice to cool down their body temperatures. That got me thinking. The … Continue reading

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A Young Frankenstein Gag Becomes a Reality

At the start of this year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I drew a comparison of our situation to the absurdity of a scene at the start of Young Frankenstein. It’s the one in which Dr. Frederick Frankenstein bids a somber … Continue reading

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Social Distancing in The Silence of the Lambs

I had fun spotlighting some of the absurdities of modern life against the backdrop of Young Frankenstein. And I’m happy to say that that’s not the only film that has some cathartically funny lessons we can learn to help us … Continue reading

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Social Distancing in Young Frankenstein

Remember when social distancing was the stuff of comedy, not intended to be real-life drama? Just take this scene near the start of 1974’s Young Frankenstein. In it, Dr. Frankenstein is bidding a tender farewell to his love, but she … Continue reading

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What Disease Feels Sorry for Leonardo DiCaprio?

It felt wrong to publish a serious article this week because of the shutdown and worries over the Wuhan virus. I love sharing my thoughts on movies, but this time it just seemed to be besides the point. However, I … Continue reading

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Sgt. Bilko Is an Underrated Comedy

Jonathan Lynn doesn’t seem to get much respect as a director. And yet he directed several excellent films, including Clue, My Cousin Vinny, and Sgt. Bilko (1996). Yes, I lump that last film in with those earlier ones because I … Continue reading

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The Original Anna and Elsa Didn’t End Well

My oldest brother, who inspired the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Tomb Raider comparison, is back with another movie matchup along those same lines. It turns out that more than 20 years before Frozen debuted, there was another Anna and Elsa. Specifically … Continue reading

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