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Mad Max (1979)

“They say people don’t believe in heroes anymore. Well damn them! You and me, Max, we’re gonna give them back their heroes!” It was with great anticipation that I finally watched the original Mad Max. Like most people, I was blown away … Continue reading

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The African Queen (1951)

“Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.” Some films, particularly in earlier Hollywood but even so today, seem to be a product of star power alone. The poster for The African Queen has Humphrey Bogart and Katharine … Continue reading

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Star Wars (1977)

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Revisiting the original Star Wars has been a terribly significant experience for my film journey, more so than I would have expected. I opted … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” In my ongoing journey to review the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, there are a few things about the book … Continue reading

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Mean Streets (1973)

“Honorable men go with honorable men.” The film that launched Martin Scorsese into a lifelong career of success, shot on a meager budget and featuring some of the biggest rising stars of the 70s – it’s Mean Streets. This straightforward crime flick … Continue reading

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

“This – This is history.” Some would call Raiders of the Lost Ark the best adventure movie ever made. I was curious about this claim, so as any reasonable person would, I Googled “best adventure movie.” Sure enough, there was … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

“He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.” I finally found some free time today and felt like kicking back with a smooth 70s flick. I got upset scrolling though Netflix for a while at what … Continue reading

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