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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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I Love Problem-Solving Movies

What do Apollo 13, Ghost, and Rudy have in common? Sure, they all came out in the 1990s, but I posit that they share something more substantial than that. They’re all problem-solving movies. What is a problem-solving movie and how … Continue reading

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Bill vs. Ted

Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Ted “Theodore” Logan. The Great Ones, as some call them, are quite possibly the best duo in history. But who is the greatest Great One? Years ago I saw a tongue-in-cheek list of the best … Continue reading

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Old Hobbits Die Hard

I have a humorous bit of Photoshopped silliness to share with you. I was recently having a conversation with some friends about The Lord of the Rings when someone referenced Gollum, and then the title of this article suddenly sprung from my lips. This … Continue reading

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Big Trouble in Little China vs. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

I’ve heard it said that 1986’s Big Trouble in Little China was ahead of its time. It introduced American audiences to Asian mysticism and style of filmmaking before they were ready to embrace them in a big-budget action film. With … Continue reading

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What About Bob? What About Chiasmus?

When I get an idea for a Cinematic Chiasmus, I get excited about it because it’s a chance to look at a film in a way that no one has ever done before. A few months ago, the good folks … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Do-Over

The LEGO Batman Movie looks to be a dynamic do-over for the Dynamic Duo. And thank goodness for that. I loved Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and I certainly don’t mind a dark interpretation of the World’s Greatest Detective. But … Continue reading

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