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Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry Gave Us 2 Iconic Sci-Fi Scores Each in 1979

I love the work of composers Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry. They produced so many beautiful scores over the course of their careers. So imagine my delight when I recently realized that each of them created two sublime pieces of … Continue reading

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21 Incredibly Rewarding Moments in The Fugitive (Part 3)

We’re in the home stretch. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this article, we went through the first 14 immensely rewarding moments in The Fugitive that make it endlessly rewatchable. But the movie isn’t out of tricks yet. It’s … Continue reading

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21 Incredibly Rewarding Moments in The Fugitive (Part 2)

Let’s not waste any time on introductions. If you read Part 1, you know we’re talking about the 21 most satisfying moments in The Fugitive. We ended at #7 last time, and we’ll pick right up with #8.

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21 Incredibly Rewarding Moments in The Fugitive (Part 1)

The Fugitive is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s a flawless film, which is incredible given that it started principal photography with an unfinished script. I recently realized that the reason the movie is so great to … Continue reading

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Can Mission: Impossible Survive Without Tom Cruise?

I’m old enough to remember a time when the idea of Mission: Impossible being a Tom Cruise action vehicle was as outlandish as James Cameron directing a courtroom drama. Such a thing just seemed to be outside the realm of … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Whales and Wails

Star Trek’s literary references and intense drama combine to form a little thing I like to call Star Trek’s Whales and Wails. Continue reading

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Movies with ‘The Movie’ in the Title

It seems almost passé to include “The Movie” in a movie title. We all know that you’re making a movie. You don’t need to literally spell it out for us. But some movies over the years have seen it necessary … Continue reading

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Disney’s History of Remaking Old Animated and Live-Action Films

Disney is about to debut its second attempt at a live-action Jungle Book remake next week. So I figured now is a good time to look back at Disney’s numerous tries at remaking their old animated and live-action films into … Continue reading

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What Star Trek: Nemesis Did Right

Star Trek: Nemesis has aged surprisingly well. I’m not saying it’s a flawless film or a misunderstood masterpiece. It deserves pretty much all of the criticism it has received. I’m simply saying it has quite a few positive qualities I … Continue reading

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Everything in Planet of the Apes (1968) Came from These 6 Twilight Zone Episodes

It’s no secret that Rod Serling co-wrote the screenplay to the original Planet of the Apes in 1968. That was four years after his signature TV series, The Twilight Zone, had left the air. I’ve heard people talk about the … Continue reading

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