Category Archives: Top Picks

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Marvel: My Personal Ranking of All 12 MCU Films To Date

We now have twelve films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Phase Three is promising us at least another ten (with hopefully much more to come!), so now, in the pause between Phases, is as good a time as any … Continue reading

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Pixar: My Personal Ranking of All 15 Films

…A friend of mine, in honor of Pixar’s fifteenth feature film, Inside Out, ranked all of Pixar’s films in order of how much he liked them, from his least favorite to his most favorite. Between the blanket-challenge he sends out, … Continue reading

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Favorite Movie for the Whole Family: Secondhand Lions

Ok. I admit. I just made up which category to put this one in, because it’s just so good that it must be among my most favorite movies of all time. Secondhand Lions is a simple movie, with a simple … Continue reading

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Top Pick: My Favorite Western

Ya know, there’s just something to be said for the Old West. Outside World War II, it’s probably the single most romanticized era of America’s culture. And why not? On the one hand, it was an age of discovery and … Continue reading

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Favorite Adventure Movie: The Princess Bride

I feel I should mention how “adventure” and “action” are different from each other. They’re like siblings, and a pair who get along very well together, but not quite identical. If had to summarize in a single sentence: violence in … Continue reading

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Favorite Action Movie: Dark Knight vs X2

For a good, long time, my favorite “action movie” was, hands down, X2, aka “X-Men United.” I mean, it has plenty of melee action, bullets, and explosions, in addition to superpowers, a thrilling story driven by the characters, etc. It’s … Continue reading

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Favorite Drama: The Bucket List

I am not well known for liking “Drama” nearly so much as I like “Action!” This holds particularly true in the case of chickflicks, but it’s true for most other dramas as well. However, there are still some dramas that … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Movie

In keeping with the spirit of the season, my Top Pick this week is my favorite Christmas movie! This is actually a fairly close competition, but I notice something about all of the candidates. Of the dozen or so Christmas … Continue reading

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Favorite Fantasy Franchise: Lord of the Awesome!

The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Complete with its prequel, the soon-to-be-complete trilogy of The Hobbit! Hands down! No contest! Heh, it probably says something: I had to think for awhile before picking my sci-fi Top Pick, but only a … Continue reading

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Favorite Sci-Fi Franchise: MCWhoo!

For this week’s Top Pick, I decided to name my favorite science fiction movie. As it happens, I can explore a number of my criteria in determining such. People sometimes ask, “Star Wars or Star Trek?” And I have to … Continue reading

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