The NeverEnding Story, A Closer Look

The NeverEnding StoryFor some reason, the Safeway I shop at has this thing about playing 80’s music. They can choose from over 70 genres, but they seem to stick with 80’s Flashback. So I go to Safeway maybe 3, 4 times a month. A couple weeks back a familiar tune was filling the grocery air while I shopped- the theme from The NeverEnding Story. Of all the songs they could’ve played during the few minutes I’m in the store, they played that one. I took it as a sign. A sign that I needed to stop daydreaming and concentrate on shopping instead of the music. In a likely unrelated event, a couple weeks later I [...]

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Weekend Report: 17 Is Sweeter The Umpteenth Time Around

seventeenIf it’s a weekend, then by default it’s a good weekend for Hollywood. But it’s much more rare for my predictions to have a good weekend. For a change, this weekend I was close on all three.

To no one’s surprise, 17 Again came out on top this weekend to the tune of $23,722,310. I predicted $26,270,805. $2.5 million- that’s darn near a bullseye for as close as I’ve been lately. People, I should say women, as in 75% of the audience was female, weren’t turned off by the rehashed old man in a kid’s body story. They were actually probably turned on seeing Zac Efron headline his first movie. For real, three-quarters of the [...]

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The Karate Kid To Be Remade, Miyagi-san Weeps

With all the dignity of a crane kick to the face, Columbia Pictures has announced they are going remake The Karate Kid. [...]

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Public Domain Movie Of The Week: The Kid

By 1920, Charlie Chaplin was one of the biggest movie stars in the world. The Tramp was, and arguably still is, the most recognizable character to ever grace the screen. [...]

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