20 Years Later: Does It Hold Up? A Revisit of Titanic, Face/Off, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Fifth Element, and Men In Black.

Nostalgia is a strange beast as it has the wonderful capability of giving everything in your past a rose-colored tint and smoothing over a whole bunch of things that were problematic or just plainly sucked. In many ways 1997 is peak nostalgia for my movie watching days as it represents the year when I went …

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The Best Meals in Movies

It's that season again, when Yanks everywhere (myself included) prepare to eat an obnoxiously large amount of delicious food to celebrate Thanksgiving (and officially kick off the holiday season). Frustratingly, apart from a few notable exceptions like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the season is pretty much devoid of classic Thanksgiving-themed movies. But fortunately, there are …

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Directed by Women: A Round-Up (November 2017)

It is no secret that movies directed by women are few and far between. Part of the fanfare surrounding Patty Jenkins directing Wonder Woman earlier this year was the simply pathetic fact that it had been so long since a woman was handed the realms of a blockbuster. Additionally even though we've had close to a hundred superhero movies, …

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The Definitive Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

In 2008 Marvel almost innocuously dropped Iron Man on the world to little hype or fanfare. I remember as a comic-book fan being much more excited for Christopher Nolan's Batman follow-up The Dark Knight and being much more lukewarm towards Marvel as their recent track-record was less than impressive (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man …

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