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Mad Max: Fury Road

Confession: I’ve never seen all of a Mad Max movie. I started watching the original, but ten slow minutes of unintelligible mumbling nixed that. Not having seen it, I didn’t go for The Road Warrior, presented as a sequel. Mad … Continue reading

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Spoilers for Alien (1979), If You Can Call Them That

I was recently re-watching Alien, and something is bugging me. I know, I know, benefit of hindsight and all that, but how did the crew of the Nostromo (and the audience) not know that Ash was an android? In nearly … Continue reading

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First Blade Runner and Now This?

Can you believe the audacity of this guy? Someone needs to put a cork in Scott. This is getting ridiculous.

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

The only kung fu movies I’ve ever seen are Jackie Chan ones, which I enjoyed. I’d always wanted to see some more, so when people suggested Five Deadly Venoms for the Movies To Watch list, I was all for it. … Continue reading

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Fine, I Can’t Make Myself Not Talk About the Star Wars Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens premiered last week. In case you have somehow found my website but not it, here it is: I was hesitant to comment on it, for a number of reasons, … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: A Night at the Opera (1935)

Old comedies are sometimes tricky. Hell, new comedies are sometimes tricky. Comedy depends so much on timing and delivery, and if you have a director or editor who doesn’t get that, even a hilarious bit can fall flat. And with … Continue reading

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E.T.: The Extinguished Triumph

A while back on Twitter the subject came up of movies that were huge when they came out, but were now barely thought about. The example being discussed was James Cameron’s Avatar, but I feel like there’s an even bigger … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Secret Honor (1984)

Holy cow. When I added Secret Honor to the Movies To Watch list, I had never heard of it before. The recommendation came from Jon Morris and was seconded by Leonard Pierce, and that’s a combo I couldn’t really ignore. … Continue reading

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