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Sunday’s Wisdom #233: A Matter of Motivation

“Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.” – Darth Vader, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi Vader says this right at the beginning of the movie, when the imperial crew building on the second Death Star is … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Endgame

That was beautiful. Usually, I say “awesome.” With italics and exclamation points. But this time, that falls short. Far, far short. It was… beautiful. …now, how else to properly describe it, without any spoilers? Well, I suppose I should start with the … Continue reading

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Captain Awesome is Marvelous! …er, I mean…

Captain Marvel is awesome! I had a ticket, I swear, I had a ticket to see this movie on opening weekend, a month ago. Unfortunately, I fell under the weather at a worst possible moment, and I did not want to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #223: Think it Through

“Let me get this straight: you think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands, and your ‘plan’ … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom 221: Worth It

“Greater good? I am your wife! I am the greatest good you are ever going to get!” – Frozone’s Wife, The Incredibles Single best moment of the entire movie. 🙂 And we don’t even know her name, I think! Setting … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #218: My Word

“My word, sir, is the ultimate warranty.” – Edward “Blackbeard” Teech, Blackbeard’s Ghost I grew up watching this movie, and out of all the dialogue in it, this single sentence is the one that has most stayed with me through … Continue reading

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Ralph Wrecks the Internet, but Not the Movie

I was asked what movie I had enjoyed most in 2018. I thought for a moment, and the answer came clear. I hadn’t seen Aquaman yet; I had seen little besides the MCU movies, really, and those compete with each … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns… and…?

Mary Poppins Returns is best enjoyed, I think, right on the heels of Mary Poppins, the better for the magic of the latter to make up for the flaws of the former, and for the sequel to enhance the importance … Continue reading

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The Rise of Aquaman

Well, that was a fun ride! And that is my first official comment on Aquaman. Freed from the burden of Snyder’s relentless, joy-sucking need for everything to be DARK and EPIC, the DCEU is getting to be a lot more … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #215: Adventure Ahead

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow have yet to be said. The chances, the changes, are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.” – From “The Greatest Adventure,” … Continue reading

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