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It Took Me 33 Years to Get This Subtle Spaceballs Joke

I’ve seen Spaceballs many times, and there’s one joke in it that’s always gone over my head. I couldn’t understand why it was in there or what it meant until this past week when it finally dawned on me, and … Continue reading

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How to End a Lightsaber Duel

I watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and was thoroughly underwhelmed like most people, but not just because of its desperate attempt to pretend there was a plan all along when it’s obvious that these three films didn’t know … Continue reading

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The Defining Movies of the Last 5 Decades

We are on the cusp of beginning a new year and a new decade, and, with this in mind, a friend and I were recently talking about movies that define the last five decades. He’s about 20 years older than … Continue reading

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10 Times Disney Chased Popular Film Trends

Disney is well known for creating their own film trends. They practically invented the template for feature-length animated movies in the 1930s, released the first movie about video games with 1982’s Tron, and made pirates cool again for a brief … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Avengers: Infinity War vs. Star Wars: A New Hope

I’ve heard Avengers: Infinity War described as the Empire Strikes Back of the Marvel Cinematic Universe because of its dark tone and somber ending. But I would argue that people who say that are a little off the mark. Avengers: … Continue reading

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What We Want from Star Wars, and Why We’ll Never Get It

People are seeking something from Star Wars. Like Luke Skywalker staring at the two suns on the horizon of Tatooine, we yearn for some vague notion of adventure, but we can’t find the words to describe it. I’m going to give you those words. Continue reading

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A Philosopher’s Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Prepare yourself for the most politically incorrect take you will ever see on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It will give you a whole new perspective on the film. Continue reading

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