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Star Trek IV Is Star Trek: The Motion Picture with Jokes

A mysterious probe is on a direct course for Earth, and James T. Kirk is the only thing standing in its way. Does this describe Star Trek: The Motion Picture or Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? Continue reading

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My Kids’ First Time Watching a Star Trek Film

Last week, my oldest son (who is 8 years old) told me he was really interested in whales. He’s been learning about them in school, and once something piques his interest there is no stopping him in his quest for … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Frequency

There are two kinds of people: those who love Frequency and those who haven’t seen it yet. Those are the words of my younger brother Kevin. He has been asking me to review Frequency almost since I created the Deja … Continue reading

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5 Ways Marty McFly Could Get Rich Without the Sports Almanac

In Back to the Future Part II, when Doc Brown discovered that Marty McFly was going to take lucrative information about the future back to the past (in the form of a Sports Almanac), he was furious. He didn’t want … Continue reading

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Short Stories That Grew Into Big Films

Films can come from anywhere. They can be original ideas or adaptations of stories from other media. When they’re based on literature, they usually have a lot of source material to draw from. But what happens when they’re based on … Continue reading

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The Best Time-Travel Movie You’ve Never Heard of: Timescape

What I love about Timescape is that, like any good time-travel story, it isn’t about time travel. It’s about a father’s love for his daughter. The time travel is simply a vessel for exploring what a father would do to try to save his daughter. Continue reading

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Why Terminator: Genisys Is a Good Movie

Terminator: Genisys ends the series on a high note by bringing back a lot of what made me love this series in the first place. It shows that all that stuff may be old, but it’ll never be obsolete. Continue reading

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Unidentified Flying Oddball – What Were They Thinking?

I had planned on writing a Forgotten Film Gem article this week about a 1979 Disney film called Unidentified Flying Oddball. I hadn’t seen it in years, but I remembered enough good things about it that I figured it would … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted’s Symmetrical Adventure

In my last Cinematic Chiasmus, I demonstrated how the entire Back to the Future Trilogy follows the same pattern backwards and forwards. This time I’ll delve into another classic ‘80s time-travel movie: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Wait. A seemingly … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: Primer

Get ready for a wild ride. Primer is probably the best movie you’ve never heard of. It was made for less than $10,000, and it was released with little fanfare in 2004. But despite its low-budget feel and lack of … Continue reading

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