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Pleasant Surprises: Star Trek (2009)

I didn’t expect to like Star Trek (2009) at all. I originally thought it sounded like a cheap gimmick to cash in on a popular franchise. The filmmakers had clearly run out of ideas for continuing the story, so why … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Gattaca

Why do great movies like Gattaca bomb at the box office while drivel like Avatar earn way more money than they deserve? I guess the film business is a lot like high school. The smart, nerdy films get ignored while … Continue reading

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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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James Cameron’s Best Movie

What is James Cameron’s best movie? It’s not Aliens. It’s not Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It’s not even Titanic. No, his best movie is one that he planned more than a decade before it became a reality. He had to … 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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Forgotten Film Gems: Starman

Starman is a forgotten classic. If you’ve already seen it, I applaud you. If you haven’t, I suggest you check it out. This movie never got the attention it deserved, possibly because it came out just two years after another … Continue reading

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Battle of the Message Movies: Wall-E vs. Planet of the Apes (1968)

I liked Wall-E when I first saw it. Despite its slant against consumerism and over-the-top premise, Wall-E is a charming film. I also enjoyed the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston at his campy best. What … Continue reading

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