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Great Moments in Movie History Using Stick Figures: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

It’s time again for my oldest recurring feature- Great Moments in Movie History Using Stick Figures. Today’s great moment comes from a much-maligned film- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). There are a lot of scenes that are memorable for all of the wrong reasons. But there’s one scene in particular that I think we can all relate to. Continue reading

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The 2012 New Year’s Resolutions: Wrapping Up, Looking Ahead

It all started at the end of 2011, when I saw An American Werewolf in London (1981) and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) on the big screen. It ignited the idea that I should see as many classic films as possible on the big screen in 2012. To sweeten the pot, I added multiple other resolutions, and tackled them with fervor in 2012. With only two weeks left in the year, it’s time to wrap everything up, see how far I’ve come, and start looking ahead to 2013. Continue reading

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If Other Directors Had Made Lincoln

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I finally made my way to the theater to see Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s latest Oscar-quality drama. There were a lot of shining moments in a very solid film. Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, a humongous and impressive cast, and a stirring finale all come to mind. But for most of the film’s running time, I couldn’t shake the thought- what would other directors have done with a historical drama about Abraham Lincoln? Continue reading

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Actual Movie/TV Dreams That I’ve Had

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
-John Lennon

We’ve all had dreams with odd circumstances, odd characters, and odd results. It’s part of being human- our subconscious likes to mess with us when we snooze. Dreams are sort of a depository for the random things that enter our skulls throughout the day. And when you take in a lot of pop culture, it’s bound to show up in your dreams. Here are some examples of dreams that I’ve had where movies and TV have forced their way into the equation. Continue reading

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The New Year’s Resolutions: Round Four

I’ve been updating my New Year’s movie-watching resolutions once a month. At the time of my last entry, I’d lost momentum on a few of them, but picked up steam on some others. Just like a month ago, I’m nearing completion on a handful of these. I’m still not quite there but at least two specific goals are within striking distance now. Continue reading

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The New Year’s Resolutions: Round Three

I’ve been updating my New Year’s movie-watching resolutions once a month. Thirty days have passed since my last entry, and that means it’s time to take another gander.  With 81 days in the books for 2012, I’m inching towards wrapping up at least a few specific goals and generally doing well with all of them. Continue reading

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Tracking the New Year’s Resolutions: The First Turn

2012 is approximately 6 or 7% of the way complete. There is a long, long way to go. However, it’s awfully easy for people to fall off the horse with regards to their New Year’s resolutions, even this early in the year. I am not one of those people, not yet anyway. I’ve gotten a great jump on many of the movie-watching resolutions I made three weeks back. Since it also serves as an opportunity to let everyone know what I’ve been watching, here’s how I’m doing on each of my resolutions: Continue reading

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