Stop what you’re doing and watch this movie called RRR right now!

I’ve heard so much buzz about this film. I’ve heard it’s packed with action scenes. I’ve heard it’s got two charismatic lead actors. I’ve heard it’s a sweeping epic with spectacular cinematography and eye-popping special effects. And it’s called RRR. I don’t know why it’s called RRR, but it’s on Netflix, and I have a…

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They’re making another Left Behind movie? Why? No, seriously, WHY?

The Left Behind novel series – 16 books, to be precise – tells the story of the people left behind after the Christian Rapture, and their attempts to prevent an antichrist from taking over the world. There. I just saved you 5,000 pages and $20 at the used book store. You’re welcome. Seriously. The Left…

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So I want to see this movie about a man called Otto…

I’ve heard some tremendously positive buzz about this upcoming Tom Hanks movie, A Man Called Otto. Originally it was based on a Swedish film called A Man Called Ove, which had a very successful worldwide run. Here’s that trailer. There it is. The story a widower who wants to end his life, only to be…

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Top Gun on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

“Let’s go see Top Gun: Maverick,” she said to me. “Okay,” I agreed. “But I have to see the first movie, or else I won’t know what’s going on with this one.” “You’ve never seen Top Gun?” she replied, as if I had not experienced biology classes in high school. And with that … I…

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I want to see this “Franklin” movie. Someone make it happen here.

In 1983, one of the most important and significant ecological challenges took place in Tasmania in Australia. There were plans in place to build a hydroelectric dam along the Franklin River, which would have provided gigawatts of hydroelectric power in the area – but would have also caused immeasurable ecological damage. There were protests through…

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City Lights was the greatest film ever made, and I will fight you if you say otherwise.

It was a comedy. It was romantic. It had heartbreak. And it was innovative. In 1931, silent motion pictures were all but dead, but film star / director Charlie Chaplin believed he could still make a film that did not contain spoken dialogue. And he did it. He created City Lights, a romance between a…

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The Royale with Cheese Movie Club: Don’t Look Up

For the uninitiated, the Royale with Cheese Movie Club is a list of films that, for one reason or another, I finally watched after it seems everyone else in the world has seen them. Yesterday, I was able to enter a new tally into the Club by finally watching the film everybody has an opinion…

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To love the Three Stooges is to love America.

My blog buddy Roger Green recently wrote about the Three Stooges, specifically, one of their classic stage routines, the iconic “Niagara Falls” bit. Also known as “Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch.” Here’s the clip in question. Crazy thing about this clip. It wasn’t originally filmed as part of the “Gents Without…

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New Spider-Man movie trailer! This is not a drill!!!

We’ve all been waiting for the new Spider-Man movie trailer. Trust me, Sony Pictures has more riding on your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man than you can imagine. And last night … in the middle of the night, mind you … The trailer dropped. Yeah. The one involving a multiverse and all that. Wanna see the trailer?…

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Using the Human Torch as a springboard in the MCU

The Human Torch, also known as Johnny Storm, is one of the four members of the legendary comic book quartet Fantastic Four. Based on a similar character from the 1940’s, the Human Torch can burst into flame and fly. He’s essentially a living, cognizant fireball. And at some point in time, he and the Fantastic…

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