• The Dark Knight Rises

    Bruce: “The Batman wasn’t needed anymore…” Gordon: “…The Batman has to come back.” Bruce: “What if he doesn’t exist anymore?”   Superhero movies had a shaky and lame start. 1966 […]

    Apr 12, 2013
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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    “I love you…but you don’t know what you’re talking about.” -A favorite line that our family frequently uses   Why is it, as I think back on Middle School (or […]

    Oct 16, 2012
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  • The Avengers

    “And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to […]

    Sep 25, 2012
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  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    “Elementary, my dear Watson.” -Sherlock Holmes?? Of Arthur Conan Doyle’s four novels and 56 short stories featuring the brilliant Sherlock Holmes, this line was actually never uttered. A few lines […]

    Jul 22, 2012
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  • John Carter

    “Highly imaginative fiction, such as I write, demands the retention of a youthful and elastic mind.” -Edgar Rice Burroughs As a kid visiting the relatives on my mother’s side that […]

    Jul 13, 2012
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  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    “Good morning, Mr. Phelps…” The above quote began one of TV’s best series that premiered way back in 1966, always followed by a fuse being lit – with tantalizing scenes […]

    Apr 17, 2012
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  • Real Steal
    Real Steel

    Before opening presents at Christmas with our older children, I asked everyone to name one of the best presents they received as a youngster.

    Apr 16, 2012
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