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Ron Howard: The Circle Is Now Complete

In honor of Ron Howard becoming the director of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film, I present my own take on this surprising turn of events. You see, Howard starred in the pre-Star Wars George Lucas film American Graffiti in 1973. Even back … Continue reading

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Will the Next Star Wars Trilogy Stray Far, Far Away from the Original Formula?

The original Star Wars trilogy is a classic for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it exploited the traditional storytelling method (setup, conflict, resolution) in quite possibly the most effective way ever. A New Hope … Continue reading

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How to Destroy the Star Wars Saga in One Easy Step

What one thing could possibly destroy the entire Star Wars saga? Not Jar Jar Binks. Not Anakin Skywalker as a little kid or a whiny teenager. Not Darth Vader yelling “NOOOOOOO!” Not even Yoda jumping around with a little green … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Iron Man 2 vs. RoboCop 2

Iron Man 2 is a remake of RoboCop 2. Let that sentence sink in for a few seconds… Now someone please tell me why would anyone want to remake RoboCop 2? I’d really like to know. I can understand wanting … Continue reading

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Is Anger Funny?

Have you noticed that most of what passes for comedy on the Internet is anger? I don’t mean to denigrate Internet reviewers like the Nostalgia Critic and the Angry Video Game Nerd. I often find their work to be creative … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Wars Prequels vs. Spartacus

Spartacus (1960) is proof that the Star Wars prequels could have been contained in one film. And they probably would have been much better if they had. Just imagine, we could have gone back and seen the birth of the … Continue reading

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6 Movies That Are Better If You Skip the First Half

Some movies are so perfectly set up that you can’t skip a second without feeling totally lost or missing something vital to the whole experience. Films in this category include such gems as Inception, Star Trek II: The Wrath of … Continue reading

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