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The Worst Sequels of All Time

August 31, 2012


Today we continue the 3-part series on sequels, The Good, The Bad, And The Contentious. Last time we looked at The Good – some of the very best sequels of all time; the ones that rise above the expectations.  Read that list here. And today? The Bad. Numbers 10—6 of the worst of the bunch. […]

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The Greatest Sequels Of All Time 2: The Sequeling

August 16, 2012


(Yesterday began our analysis of some of the best movie sequels of all time.  You might want to start there, if you missed it, for the explanation and number 10-6.) And numbers 5-1? 5. Gremlins 2: The New Batch.   Gremlins was great.  It was creepy, funny and fun.  Gremlins 2 completely derails the first film […]

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The Greatest Movie Sequels Of All Time

August 15, 2012


Sequels.  Much maligned and mocked.  Yet some of the best films ever made have been sequels.  Also some of the worst, laziest pieces of crap ever put to celluloid.  But those are for later.  Today we begin a look at sequels in three categories: the good, the bad, and the contentious, and we begin with […]

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Snow White & The Huntsman 2: The Sequelling

June 11, 2012


Rejected titles for the recently green-lit sequel to Snow White & The Huntsman Hunstman: Snow Whiter Snow White & The Gathererman Snow White & The Huntsman & Ted & Alice Snow White & The Huntsman 2: The Whitening 2 Snowy 2 Hunty Snow White 2: We Guarantee That Kristen Stewart Makes An Expression Besides That […]

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If You Prefer To Vote In The Middle of the Night, That’s Reasonable

June 2, 2012


You may want to stay up for several nights in a row in order to properly field test this: it’s time to vote for the best movie to watch when you have insomnia!  Bear in mind, you’re not necessarily looking for the movie on the list you’d most like to watch, or your personal favorite […]

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Tonight’s Feature Presentation Will Begin As Soon As You Accept That You’re Not Getting Any Sleep

May 27, 2012


So, there are the genres of movie we all know – the romcom, the horror film, et cetera.  But movies go way beyond that, in terms of niche.  Then there are the genres that are a bit more specified – genres you couldn’t really plan for. For example, some years ago one of my best […]

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This Weekend’s Box Office Highlights: People Still Like Movies

April 30, 2012


Highlights from this weekend’s movie theater showings: Topping the box office this weekend was Think Like A Man, which is apparently a movie that’s out right now.  It was also number one last weekend. Huh. An impressive number of people turned out to see Avengers, only to realize that it opens next weekend, and then […]

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Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: The Greatness of Pulp Fiction

April 11, 2012


Why is Pulp Fiction just so, so great? I realize you can’t answer until after the fact, but it’s really not a rhetorical question.  It’s a question that needs answering because Pulp Fiction is great; it was great when it came out, and continues to be great, viewing it now… 10… 12… 15… OH MY GOD, […]

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March 30, 2012


If you’ve seen a preview for a movie lately, you may have noticed a couple of trends emerging.  One is awesome/lame (which I’ll clarify), the other needs to stop, immediately. The first, is the sudden popularity of the BWWWWAAAAAARRRMM!!!! This, in case you’re for some reason unsure what I’m talking about, is the blast of […]

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And The Winner Should Be…

February 26, 2012


So, listen, we all have different feelings about the Oscars…often not great, sure, but there’s something unmistakably alluring about whole thing.  Maybe it’s just trying to identify the “best” movie, maybe it’s trying to identify what will win through examining the odds, maybe it’s just waiting for it to be over so you can huff […]

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Obviously, It Will Be In 3D. Obviously.

December 8, 2010

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So I’m a big fan of Christopher Nolan’s films.  I’m particularly a fan of his collaboration with his brother Jonathan, because his brother is a prose writer, primarily, and lends a really interesting literary undercurrent to the films.  People who hated the end of Dark Knight tend to hate it because it wasn’t a very […]

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