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Sunday’s Wisdom #261: Last Moments

“If these be our last moments, men, let us live them with honor.” – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit (animated, 1977) I suppose my mind has been dwelling on this since Veteran’s Day, how each moment we have is a gift, … Continue reading

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My Scooby-Doo Movie Countdown

Ooo-OOOO-ooooh! It’s the thirteen moooovies of Scoooooby-Doooo! …ok, not really “the” thirteen movies. There are more, but it just sounds cool, ya know? Scooby, Halloween, the number thirteen… they go together like peanut butter, jelly, and bread! 🙂 To celebrate … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #258: Try Again

“You try, you fail. You try, you fail. But the only true failure is when you stop trying. …Try again.” – Madame Leota, The Haunted Mansion Everybody knows what it is to fail. Almost everyone learns, sooner or later, what … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #253: The Line Must Be Drawn

“The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: First Contact When Picard says this, it must be admitted, he is not at his most rational. He is leading a desperate fight to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #247: Hakuna Matata People

“My friends are gone! …and, my hakuna matata went with them!” – Timon, The Lion King 1½ This side-story of the original animated classic The Lion King is an outrageously funny parody, but it still has some emotional weight to … Continue reading

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State of the Cineverse, 2019

It’s been about two years since I last commented on cinematic universes. For all of those two years, there was always something happening, something still in progress. Now, we stand at a moment where there have been multiple endings, several … Continue reading

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Far From Home: The REAL “Amazing” Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Homecoming told the story of a young man, Peter Parker, who wanted to rise up higher while the world was pushing him down, and then he chose a humbler path after his ultimate triumph. Peter’s second solo movie in … Continue reading

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Dark Phoenix

Robert Jordan began and ended almost all of his iconic Wheel of Time novels with the words, “It wasn’t the beginning. But it was a beginning.” In a similar vein, one could say of Fox’s latest X-Men movie, like unto Logan before it, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #238: Tools

“Whether you use it to draw something beautiful, or use it poke someone’s eye out, it’s still just a pen.” – Charles Xavier, Dark Phoenix I think this might actually be my favorite moment of seeing Professor X as an … Continue reading

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Godzilla: King of the MonsterVerse

OK, it’s not a perfect movie. But it is a pretty dang epic movie, and a proper launching of the MonsterVerse, the cinematic universe which features Godzilla, King Kong, and such. I enjoyed the Godzilla movie of 2014, but, let’s … Continue reading

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