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Batman/Superman Movies 9 – Superman IV: The Quest For Peace

After Superman III ended up being a commercial disappointment, followed by the Supergirl movie straight up bombing, the Salkinds sold the Superman film rights to the Cannon Group. The Cannon Group has a complicated history, but in short, it’s a … Continue reading

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Batman/Superman movies 6 – Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

When I talked about Superman II last week, I focused mainly on the troubled production the movie faced. From the conflict between Richard Donner and the producers, to the problems with the cast when he was replaced with Richard Lester. … Continue reading

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Batman/Superman movies 4 – Superman 1978

This is it, the big one. The main reason I wanted to start this blog series. Superman, directed by Richard Donner, is a very significant movie. It featured what was then groundbreaking visual effects, its massive success proved that superhero … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Movies 3 – The Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban saw several major changes for the Harry Potter film series as a whole. It’s the first movie to not be directed by Chris Columbus, which of course means a new direction at least … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Movies 2 – The Chamber of Secrets

It’s been more than half a month since my previous Harry Potter movie post, partly because it’s been a busy month, and partly because today is Halloween. I figured that a movie where the main story involves giant spiders, ghosts, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter movies 1 – The Philosopher’s Stone

Before I started looking at movies on this blog, I read through all of the Harry Potter novels for the first time and reviewed each of them. As much as I’d like to get back into novel reading for this … Continue reading

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Star Wars movies 17: The Rise of Skywalker

It’s been almost a month since Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker released. I know I’m a bit late to the party, but it took me this long to not only gather my thoughts, but to see it … 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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Robin Williams month 4 – Hook

When I first planned on doing this Robin Williams theme month, I wasn’t aware that August 2019 was actually the fifth anniversary of his death. This wasn’t planned, yet it just feels right. So instead of looking at the background … Continue reading

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War movies month 1: Saving Private Ryan

Well, I’m in the middle of my first week of living on my own, in a house that I own. I’m planning on doing some sort of “Adventures in home ownership” blog post this weekend, possibly turning it into a … Continue reading

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