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MovieBob’s Mistake

I like MovieBob’s Really That Good series of movie reviews. He drills deep into instant-classic films, such as Ghostbusters, Die Hard, The Avengers, and the first two Spider-Man films, to discover why they connected with audiences upon their original release … Continue reading

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Clever Titles for Inevitable Sequels

I’ve been in a funny kind of mood lately. And you’re going to enjoy the fruits of it. I’ve been thinking about sequels and how we all know they’re coming, so why not have fun with their titles and see … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Montgomery Brewster’s Great-Uncle

I’ve talked about Brewster’s Millions (1985) before, but I still don’t think this movie gets enough credit for being such a brilliant comedy. The setup is simple: a penniless schlub has to spend $30 million in 30 days and have … Continue reading

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I Hated Avatar, But Here’s Why I’m Going to Watch Avatar 2

So, Avatar 2 has finally received a release date, and it’s going to arrive 11 years after the original film. I watched Avatar in the theater on Christmas Day 2009, and I haven’t seen it since. The first year that … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Swiss Family Robinson

As a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of Disney’s old live-action movies. They were so boring and quaint, like The Parent Trap (1960) and Freaky Friday (1976). I probably would have had a whole different perspective on the matter … Continue reading

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Do a One-Joke Comedy

One-joke comedies are so hard to pull off. It’s Pat, The Hot Chick, Chairman of the Board, Bio-Dome, Dude, Where’s My Car? and just about anything by the Wayans brothers and/or Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are just terrible. And … Continue reading

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Bad Problem-Solving Movies Are Just Frustrating

As I noted last week, I love problem-solving movies – when they’re done right. Unfortunately, every now and then a movie comes along claiming that it has some great puzzle to solve, but it turns out to be just an … Continue reading

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