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Doctor Strange: How to Freshen Up The Marvel Franchise

When "Iron Man" was released in theaters, it was a breath of fresh air to the superhero franchise. It didn't rely on bad slapstick humor or over-the-top violence to sell tickets. Instead, it used a charismatic leading man to make jokes, show a true internal struggle, and create a hero that people actually could root for… Continue reading Doctor Strange: How to Freshen Up The Marvel Franchise

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Movie Review – On The Waterfront

One of the best things about the month of February is Turner Classic Movie's Oscar Month, where you can watch some of the greatest movies of all time back-to-back-to-back.  If you have a few free hours, you can watch movies that are so famous they are cliched, and gain a new appreciation for them.  One… Continue reading Movie Review – On The Waterfront

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Spectre is a Ghost of Former 007 Greatness

It is hard to recreate greatness, especially in the movie business. This is a lesson that the James Bond franchise should know well; repeatedly the franchise has created a genuinely good movie and followed it up with garbage.  Even the most recent Bond (Daniel Craig) has seen greatness (Casino Royale) followed by failure (Quantum).  When… Continue reading Spectre is a Ghost of Former 007 Greatness