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Clue (1985) Is a Parody of House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Happy Halloween! I have a special treat for you to mark this holiday. 1985’s comedy classic Clue is obviously based on the popular board game. And yet its plot and characters seem to have quite a bit in common with the ones in 1959’s… 2,383 more words

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Movie Matchups: The Ninth Gate vs. In the Mouth of Madness

Someone named Daniel recently begged me to do an article on Roman Polanski’s 1999 film The Ninth Gate. I’m always happy to oblige my readers, so I promised him I would work it into my schedule. 1,710 more words

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier vs. Ghostbusters (1984)

I’m always on the lookout for seemingly disparate movies that have a lot in common. And I recently noticed that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier… 1,513 more words

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Movie Matchups: Ghostbusters (1984) vs. Gremlins

1984 was a magical year. A lot of great science fiction and fantasy films came out then, such as The Last Starfighter, The Terminator… 1,116 more words

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Mary Poppins, The Twilight Zone, and the Epidemic of Male Suicide

What drives a man to take his own life? Not my usual topic, I know, but I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the… 1,782 more words

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Why It's a Wonderful Life Succeeds and Click Fails at Telling the Same Story

It’s a Wonderful Life quietly debuted in 1946 and went on to become one of the most beloved Christmas classics of all time. Sixty years later, … 2,167 more words

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