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Independence Day Paradoxically Appeals to Disparate Worldviews

With the Fourth of July just a few days away, I’d like to share an uplifting observation about the 1996 film Independence Day. Today’s riots and feelings of animosity between people who disagree on political issues make me want to … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Atlantis: The Lost Empire vs. Stargate

Stargate debuted in theaters exactly 20 years ago today. It was so good that they released it again seven years later, except that time it was called Atlantis: The Lost Empire. These movies are so closely related that it’s crazy that Roland … Continue reading

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Universal Soldier Is an Unwatchable Travesty (and 5 Other Reasons I Love Roland Emmerich)

Oh, Roland Emmerich. The much-maligned writer/director is so much better than his critics give him credit for. His successful career should give aspiring filmmakers hope that anyone can make it big in Hollywood. Seriously, the man tries so hard to … Continue reading

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