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Why Amazon’s ‘Second Age’ is a Brilliant Move – And What We Can Expect To See

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– By Joe Houde – Amazon’s recent tease that their upcoming Lord of the Rings series will actually focus on the Second Age of Middle-earth has a lot of Tolkien nerds (myself included) abuzz with excitement and speculation. Since the show’s announcement in November 2017, details have been rolled out at a snail’s pace. Shortly after the initial announcement, we …

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The Oscars 2019: Or, Why I’m Kind of Looking Forward to This Year’s Hot Mess

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– By James Powers – I have never once watched the Oscars. Which I guess is kind of surprising for a guy who likes to think of himself as a film nerd. But then again, I’m also a Pacific Northwest native who’s never once been skiing or snowboarding, so you know – people are full of surprises. I don’t have …

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The 14 Greatest Cinematic Couples From Outside the Romance Genre

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–By Sam Hendrian– Valentine’s Day is here once again, and cable TV channels will likely be flooded with romantic dramas and comedies. Harry and Sally, Rick and Ilsa, Noah and Allie, and countless other couples will be generating sentimental tears in many a living room. But what about great cinematic couples who are not from romances genre-wise? Do not they …

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A Catchy Tune is Born: 15 Memorable Movie Songs

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–By Sam Hendrian– From Mary Poppins Returns to A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018 proved that using songs to advance and/or enhance a movie’s plot is once again a relevant cinematic technique after years of declining in usage. What is it about lyrical music that makes onscreen images extra resonant? In order to answer this question, let us …

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10 Major Movie Anniversaries in 2019

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–By Sam Hendrian– Well, 2019 is in full swing, and while there are plenty of new films to look forward to, it is fun to take a look back at some of the classics that helped shape American cinematic culture. Here are ten culturally-significant movies that are celebrating major anniversaries this year. 1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (80th anniversary) Directed …