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Lightyear Is a Lot of Lego Movie 2 Mixed with a Little Aliens

As I recently watched Lightyear, something became clear. It doesn’t have a very original story. Ironically, Lightyear tried to distance itself from the Toy Story franchise while, at the same time, basing its story on a movie that’s all about … 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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30 Movies Featuring 2+ Batman Movie Villain Actors

Batman has one of the best rogues’ galleries in the history of comic books. Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy are all household names on par with Batman and Robin. Since the 1960s, quite a few … Continue reading

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Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry Gave Us 2 Iconic Sci-Fi Scores Each in 1979

I love the work of composers Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry. They produced so many beautiful scores over the course of their careers. So imagine my delight when I recently realized that each of them created two sublime pieces of … Continue reading

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Doc’s Advice to Marty at the Start of Back to the Future Part II Was Prescient

It’s funny how life imitates art. A couple weeks ago, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told her country’s residents something that sounded oddly familiar. In reference to new COVID-19 lockdowns, she said: “Stay local, and do not congregate. Don’t … Continue reading

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This Video Improves Upon My Back to the Future Trilogy Chiasmus!

Five years ago, Netflix did a short video about my Back to the Future Trilogy chiasmus article. I was thrilled to see it, of course, but I wished that it had included more information about the connections found in the … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters II Is the Movie We Need Right Now

I’ve noticed something interesting about myself. The times when I feel angry rarely come as the result of outside influences. I can usually deal with stress, rudeness, and even injustice without losing my temper. No, I tend to get angry … Continue reading

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