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Movies That Managed to Make Mediocre Songs Sound Amazing

I love movie soundtracks. I own quite a few, which I often listen to as I write. There are some tracks that I enjoy at the start, but once they reach a certain point in the song I find myself … Continue reading

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Why This Is My Favorite Scene in Any Superman Film

I love the first two Superman films starring Christopher Reeve. I think they are nearly perfect in just about every way. They’re exciting, funny, dramatic, and emotional. And, best of all, they earn all of their big Superman moments by … Continue reading

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Tevye and Mr. Bennet Demonstrate Why Envying the Rich Is Foolish

I compared Fiddler on the Roof and Pride and Prejudice a little while back, and I found them to be surprisingly similar in their stories and characters. Two characters, in particular, kept coming to my mind and I decided that … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Marc McClure in 1977’s The Phone Call

Did you know that one year before playing Jimmy Olsen in 1978’s Superman: The Movie, Marc McClure appeared in a little short film called The Phone Call? It was produced by my alma mater, Brigham Young University, so it has … Continue reading

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When Singers Try Their Hand at Acting (Part 2)

Last week I started talking about singers who tried and failed to have acting careers. Some failed right out of the gate while others were one-hit wonders. Now I’m going to finish where I left off and share the stories … Continue reading

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When Singers Try Their Hand at Acting (Part 1)

Singers and actors are both entertainers. They use their voices and bodies to thrill people’s ears and eyes. But not every singer is a great actor, nor is every actor a great singer. It’s tempting for singers to try to … Continue reading

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love 2001: A Space Odyssey

I was wrong about 2001: A Space Odyssey. I used to think it was severely overpraised, like a massive case of the emperor’s new clothes. But no longer. I grew up loving science fiction. I read several Arthur C. Clarke … Continue reading

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