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True Story Movies 4 – Titanic

Even though I tend to watch more action movies, comedies and sci-fi/fantasy movies than anything else, I can enjoy pretty much any kind of movie you throw at me. Some of my favourite movies are dramas. There are several documentaries … Continue reading

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True Story Movies 2: Apollo 13

One of the more fascinating aspects of the Cold War was the space race. The United States and the Soviet Union competed for years to see who could achieve various first in their spaceflight capabilities. This race began with ballistic … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

It’s been a crazy week, which is why I haven’t been able to post this until now despite rewatching Return of the King over a week ago. Anyway, Return of the King’s accomplishments cannot be overstated. Upon its release, it … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers takes almost much everything that worked in Fellowship of the Ring and kicks it up a notch. If the first Lord of the Rings movie is a masterclass in worldbuilding (which it is), … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Orc body suits to go along with over 10,000 Orc heads. They built 10,000 real arrows and 500 bows. They even created a new kind of crossbow for the Uruk-hai that could fire faster. Principal filming took place between October … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones movies 3: The Last Crusade

Even though Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a huge financial success, the controversy and mixed reception surrounding it made director Steven Spielberg feel guilty. After the mixed reception, Spielberg decided to complete the trilogy, not just to … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones movies 1 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Last year, I looked at all of the Star Ware movies, going through most of them in the spring, and looking at Solo much later. Indiana Jones shares a bit of history with the Star Wars franchise. Also as a … Continue reading

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