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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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Movies About Cheating for a Good Cause

Sometimes even heroes resort to cheating to defeat their enemies. As long as it’s serving a good cause or at least it’s being used against someone even worse than the person doing it, cheating can actually appear noble. Let’s look … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Brewster’s Millions (1985)

I’ve spoken at length about the brilliance of 1985’s Brewster’s Millions and what an insightful lesson it provides on the true value of money. Now I’ll balance that out by talking about the possible consequences of the events in that … Continue reading

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I No Longer Think It’s Wise to Mock the Past

Have you ever found the answer to a question you had never thought to ask, but which explains many other questions you’ve had? I had this experience when I watched a brilliant review of Pleasantville. I had never seen a … Continue reading

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Star Trek IV Is Star Trek: The Motion Picture with Jokes

A mysterious probe is on a direct course for Earth, and James T. Kirk is the only thing standing in its way. Does this describe Star Trek: The Motion Picture or Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? Continue reading

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Ultimate Suffering in Film

This article is not for the squeamish. The end of 2018 was not kind to me. I was bedridden for a week in September and then spent the final week of December suffering from a number of painful maladies. I … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Iron Giant vs. Bumblebee

I may have discovered why Bumblebee is the first Transformers movie to not only get a fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating, but be overwhelmingly popular with critics. It does everything that was proven to be wildly successful in 1999’s The Iron … Continue reading

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