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Return of the Jedi Demonstrates How Loving Your Enemies Wins Over Hating Them

In Matthew 5:43-44, during the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus imparts this timeless pearl of wisdom: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your … Continue reading

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10 Actors Whose Presence Adds Gravitas to Torch-Passing Sequels

When making a sequel, it’s important to cast actors from the previous film in order to connect it to earlier entries. Otherwise you end up with a mess like The Sting 2. Of course, I doubt even Robert Redford or … Continue reading

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The Types of Movies That Currently Dominate Each Month of the Year

When you study movies all the time, you start to notice interesting patterns. This week I took a long hard look at movie release schedules over the past few years, and I noticed that certain types of films seem to … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of the Muppets

Anyone who has ever watched Sesame Street or enjoyed John Denver’s acting or been alive during the ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s loves the Muppets. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and Rowlf the Dog have been … Continue reading

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10 Directors Who Seamlessly Transitioned to Sci-Fi on Their First Try

Great directors are ones who thrive even when making films in genres they’re not particularly familiar with. Science fiction is a great one to test a director’s mettle because films in this genre could so easily be dismissed as mindless … Continue reading

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10 Movies Whose Hero and Villain Never Actually Meet

Some movies are so well-constructed, they don’t even need their hero and villain to be anywhere close to each other to create lots of suspense and conflict. They might talk with each other over the phone, but they never have … Continue reading

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10 Good Sequels That Sowed the Seeds of Their Series’ Destruction

It’s really hard to make a good sequel to a hit movie. The filmmakers have to please fans of the first film while also adding something new to the mix to make the sequel stand on its own. But something … Continue reading

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