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Symmetrically Speaking, Dreamscape Is a Dream Come True

If you were to go back in time a couple of months and predict that one of my readers would be able to pick three films that are each perfectly symmetrical in their story structure, I would have answered, “In … Continue reading

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My Younger Brother Hates Every Martin Short Performance Except This One

Martin Short is an acquired taste. He plays an obnoxious guy really well. Think Father of the Bride, Three Amigos, and Captain Ron. So I can’t really fault anyone for not enjoying his schtick. Personally, I find him endearing. My … Continue reading

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Flight of the Navigator Predicted Modern Discourse in a Few Lines

Flight of the Navigator is a good movie that inadvertently predicted the contradictory depths of the way some people speak these days. There seems to be a lot of confusion on topics that have never really been up for debate. … Continue reading

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Get with the Program! Tron Is a Symmetrical Film

Cinematic Chiasmus is no longer my sole domain. I’ve had help from my wonderful readers to complete my Spider-Man chiasmus and to see the chiasmus of Alien and Alien3. In those cases, I had abandoned my Spider-Man chiasmus, and I … Continue reading

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Do Rotten Sequels Spoil Great Previous Films?

I recently rewatched 2006’s Casino Royale. I hadn’t seen it in many years, and I really liked returning to it. It feels so simple and quaint in some ways. And yet something was nagging at my mind the whole time … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Watchmen vs. 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Watchmen and 2010: The Year We Make Contact have quite a bit in common. I didn’t realize that until my eldest brother pointed out some of the connections to me. And then it dawned on me. They both tell the … Continue reading

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How the Kobayashi Maru Test Demonstrates Character

This is why I love Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. There are an infinite number of things to talk about in it. What I’d like to focus on today is the Kobayashi Maru test. It’s a test of … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Is the Best Nostalgia Can Offer

Like most of you, I was born into a much different world than the one we exist in now. I got to experience the ‘80s and ‘90s. The unique cultures those decades possessed. The unique creations they spawned. But about … Continue reading

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Back to the Future Predicted the Cellphone

There are many reasons to love Back to the Future. It’s the perfect nostalgia movie for the 1950s, 1980s, and even its timeless hopefulness about the future. It’s also fun to look at the film as being a predictor of … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense Meets Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier is all about reanimated corpses of soldiers who have to take extreme measures to continue functioning. One way they do that is by covering themselves in ice to cool down their body temperatures. That got me thinking. The … Continue reading

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