Dune is a Total Star Wars Ripoff

Dune and Star Wars movie posters

After rewatching Dune with the family at home last week, I took them all to see Dune Part 2 yesterday in the theater. We liked it but our biggest takeaway was that Dune is such an obvious ripoff of Star Wars. Like how is George Lucas not suing the pants off of these guys? Sure, Dune is an epic tale of war, religion and betrayal, told in a slower, more cerebral manner than George Lucas’ …

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Tim Burton’s Batman 1989 Movie Scores at the NJPAC

Standing by the Batman in Concert sign

It was 1989. I was sitting in a theater in Nanuet, NY with my buddy Ethan ready to watch I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. No, I wasn’t really a fan of the Wayans Brothers. Nor did I have any desire to see this comedy. Like at all. So why did my best friend and I shell out a few bucks for a movie we didn’t even want to see? It sure wasn’t for the popcorn …

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Disney’s Cruella Deserves Best in Show

Cruella Best in Show

What Wicked did for that witch from the west, Cruella achieves for Disney’s puppy-loathing villainess. Hitting theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access on Friday, May 28, Disney’s latest live-action film offers up the secret origin of 101 Dalmations’ baddest baddie. The Story of Cruella de Vil Set in 1970s London during the punk rock revolution, Cruella tells the story about the rebellious early days of Disney’s most notorious (and most fashionable) villainess, Cruella de Vil. …

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Bryce Dallas Howard Gives Us All a Father’s Day Gift

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard schooled us all. The impossible-not-to-like actress got her dad the ultimate Father’s Day Gift: Dads, her own film hitting Apple TV+ on June 19. Making her directorial debut, Bryce put together the heartwarming and hilarious documentary to truly celebrate all that is fatherhood. The core of the film centers around six very different fathers from around the world sharing their stories about being a dad. From dirty diapers to heart-wrenching moments of …

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This Geeky Dad’s Thoughts on 42 Years of Star Wars Memories

Star Wars memories

I don’t remember where I was when the first Star Wars movie came out. Yes, it’s now called Episode IV: A New Hope, but back in the day, we all just called it “Star Wars.” I was 5 years old and loved the movie, from what I understood at the time. Flash forward to the summer of 1980, the beginning of the greatest decade known to man. The Empire Strikes Back completely blew my mind. …

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