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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Let’s head back to the early 1990s, a time when Jim Carrey was on the rise of becoming a Hollywood star. The turning point for him was 1994’s “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, which guaranteed Carrey a hit, and he eventually rose fame. But looking at the film now, it’s quite easy why the movie was […]

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Vanilla Sky

Whenever you want to judge a film, you, as the audience, try to decide whether or not if the movie you’re watching is great, good, bad, or just plain awful. And the movie “Vanilla Sky” falls into the later categories. This movie is bad in that you do not have a clue as to what’s […]

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The Music Man

If there ever was a film that showcased patriotism within the musical genre, it would have to be 1962’s “The Music Man”. Based off the Meredith Wilson play of the same name, “The Music Man” presents Americana for what it’s worth. This movie has brilliant and memorable songs, a near-perfect cast, and a story about […]

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On the Waterfront

Rarely does a film produce itself as perfect. “On the Waterfront” is a great example of this notion. This movie has outstanding acting performances, great music, amazing direction and scenery, and has a brilliant story to go along. There is nothing wrong or anything that is bad with the movie whatsoever, it’s just amazing. “On […]

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This is Spinal Tap (1984)

The documentary genre of film is one that is really taken seriously amongst the movie industry. In a typical documentary film, you get a glimpse at actual events that really happened and hear the truth being told. And then there’s the 1984 movie called “This is Spinal Tap”, a parody of the entire documentary genre […]

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Into the West (1993)

This is one of those films that not many people know about, but should take a look at. “Into the West” is a family movie that contains some heavy material that is best recommended for viewing with older audiences. This movie that has been praised by critics everywhere, but it’s a film everyone’s ignored. It’s […]

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

If a summer movie is well deserved of the title of popcorn flick, then “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” fits that description perfectly. It’s a film that has you exited at the beginning, but at the conclusion of it all you feel empty inside. The film delivers on everything that makes a summer […]

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Curious George

If you were a kid and loved to read books, then chances are you were introduced to a series of books entitled “Curious George”. These books followed the titular character, which is a monkey and goes on adventures with his companion The Man in the Yellow Hat to see how the world and its environment […]

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Edward Scissorhands

Director Tim Burton tells a very unique way to present a story. And this is put to a great extent in his 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands”. It’s basically a modern-day fairy tale that Burton created with the help of Johnny Depp playing the title character. This film brings together some of the elements that make […]

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

A perfect example on how to do a stop-motion animated film, “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” succeeds in every way possible. It has an interesting story, it’s tremendously funny, the cast does an excellent job at lending their voices to this animated film, and this movie brings together a lot of genres […]

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The Duellists (1977)

When it comes to making a movie, the filmmaker wants to make it as perfect as possible. But there are some films that are just perfect; it’s almost too good to look at. Enter “The Duellists”, a 1977 period piece set in France starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel, and making his film debut as […]

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Adventure is a dying genre in film these days, but for now, let’s take a look at the greatest entry in the adventure movie category “The Adventures of Robin Hood” from 1938 starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Haviland, Claude Rains, and Basil Rathbone. This is a classic in all movie terms. There is wonderful scenery, […]

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Above the Law (1988)

The 1980s were full of action movies that provided great fun and provided lots of entertainment. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), The Terminator (1984), and Die Hard (1988) were all great action full that defined the 1980s with action. But there are some action movies from this time period that stick out like a […]

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La Dolce Vita (1960)

Back in the early days of entertainment, there were not a whole lot of people who got photos of actors and actresses. Enter “La Dolce Vita”, which tells the origin of the paparazzi and how the media can effect a person. Director Federico Fellini delivers an amazing story on how media can change a person’s […]

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Double Indemnity (1944)

The genre that is film noir can trace its roots to this 1944 film directed by Billy Wilder. “Double Indemnity” is called the start of film noir, and what I mean by this is you have a femme fatale, or a female villain, a hard-boiled detective, and a plot usually involving murder. But there were […]

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Big Fish (2003)

Take all the stories from the tall tale genre, and combine it with a person’s real life, and you get this movie. “Big Fish” is basically a tall tale of someone’s life through an extraordinary way. This tall tale contains stories of love, laughter, drama, and excitement that will make you laugh and cry at […]

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Tron

Let’s go back to the 1980s, where Ronald Reagan is President, the Cold War is still going on, and computers have now become popular. Which leads Hollywood into thinking: can the computer produce fully computer-generated images on the screen? Well one studio took the risk and made it happen. It was Disney with this movie […]

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Kill Bill Vol. 2

If “Kill Bill Vol. 1” is all about fast action tons of fights, then “Kill Bill Vol. 2” is about getting to know the characters with minimal violence. Instead of everything going really fast in the first movie, then the second movie handles the development of the characters and their surrounding. Sure there are a […]

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