Category: Movies

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Top 5 (bad guy) movie sidekicks

Last time, I looked at heroic sidekicks from movies. Now, I’m going to take a look at 5 movie sidekicks that were anything but heroic. 1. Oddjob Granted, the James Bond series was already on its third movie (Goldfinger

Top 5 (good guy) movie sidekicks

Throughout history, both in real life and otherwise, there have always been those who seem to be, intentionally or not, subordinate to someone else. The slang expression that describes such a person is “sidekick”. In literature, such characters include Sancho…

Summer 2017: Terrible websites react

There have been some pretty great movies this summer. The Marvel offerings were not only lots of fun but well-constructed. (Except, why did Kurt Russell’s brain actually look like a biologically human brain? About 25% of my waking thoughts are…

Licence to Kill (1989)

Here now is the Licence to Kill review that I initially planned to write before Sir Roger Moore’s passing. If any entry in the James Bond series can be described as “polarizing”, it’s this one. Some love it for its…

Movie Duel: Baby Driver vs. Drive

Welcome back to Movie Duels, in which we watch two dueling movies and offer our eminently qualified opinion of which film, if any, has a reason for existing, and which one should have been left back at the pitch

Movie Duel: Dante's Peak vs. Volcano

Sometimes I like to start out my Movie Duels columns with a little bit of socio-historical analysis, where I pick out the main theme or subject matter in common between two movie twins, and I try to hypothesize why that…