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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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Why The Starfighters Is the Best Film MST3K Ever Riffed

The Starfighters is the most perfect movie ever to appear on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It debuted during the show’s magical sixth season – after Joel Robinson had escaped the Satellite of Love, but before TV’s Frank or Dr. Forrester … Continue reading

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Did MST3K’s Joel Robinson Create Artificial Intelligence for His Bots?

I know I’m not supposed to worry about how Joel eats and breathes, and other science facts (la la la), but I can’t help wondering: Did Joel create artificial intelligence for his Bots? Continue reading

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10 Movies About Aliens That Don’t Have Any Language Barriers

Science fiction is a funny business. You want to have just enough scientific realism to be believable, but you don’t want to spend the whole film talking about hardware or the linguistics problems involved in human-alien communication. Some movies manage … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang vs. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Christmas is coming early this year. I usually save my Christmas article for later in the month of December, but the good folks at Rifftrax preempted me by scheduling their riff of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians to come to movie … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Shining (1980) vs. Manos: The Hands of Fate

Stanley Kubrick did something that no one else can boast of doing when he made The Shining in 1980. He took the worst horror film ever made, 1966’s Manos: The Hands of Fate, and turned it into the best horror … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Endings to Bad Movies

There are some terrible movies that have a special place in my heart because they took me by surprise with their superb endings. After doing my list of five good movies with bad endings, I figure it’s poetic to go … Continue reading

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