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10 Reasons to Love Marc McClure in 1977’s The Phone Call

Did you know that one year before playing Jimmy Olsen in 1978’s Superman: The Movie, Marc McClure appeared in a little short film called The Phone Call? It was produced by my alma mater, Brigham Young University, so it has … Continue reading

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Movies with ‘The Movie’ in the Title

It seems almost passé to include “The Movie” in a movie title. We all know that you’re making a movie. You don’t need to literally spell it out for us. But some movies over the years have seen it necessary … Continue reading

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Faithful Sidekicks Who Stayed with Film Franchises to the Bitter End

You know who never gets any glory? Sidekicks. Those faithful friends who are just as hard-working as the main character, but who don’t get any credit for their contributions. I’m here to speak up for them by highlighting 18 supporting … Continue reading

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Unceremonious Ways Sequels Dump the Previous Film’s Love Interest

Sequels are never easy. They have to continue where the last film left off and add something new to the mix so they don’t feel stale. Frequently this involves writing out the previous love interest in order to make room … Continue reading

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Modern Hollywood Trends the Salkinds Were Doing Decades Ago

Marvel is credited as being the first to build a cinematic universe of superheroes coexisting in their own separate films and sometimes teaming up for adventures. But DC and the Salkinds were way ahead of the game. Continue reading

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10 Movies About Aliens That Don’t Have Any Language Barriers

Science fiction is a funny business. You want to have just enough scientific realism to be believable, but you don’t want to spend the whole film talking about hardware or the linguistics problems involved in human-alien communication. Some movies manage … Continue reading

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Is Superman II as Good as It Gets for Superman Films?

I saw the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend, and I couldn’t help asking: Is this what they think we want in a Superman film? It looks dark, depressing, and charmless – the exact opposite of … Continue reading

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