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The One Useful X-Power Is the Main One We Have: Telepathy

So I saw the new movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past” this last weekend, and was struck by how odd and useless most of their superpowers are. They look great, but what would you do with them? The ability to … Continue reading

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“The Wind Rises”, As Did Japan

So why would Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s greatest directors, chose to make his final movie about an obscure aircraft designer?  He has said that “The Wind Rises” will be his last, and he’s already 73.   None of his other … Continue reading

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Where Are Movies Made?

Mainly the US, as one would expect.  As in the post What Are Movies About, I looked at the IMDB databases to find out in what countries movies get made.  I took their list of titles and removed works marked … Continue reading

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What Are Movies About?

IMDB has a nice feature whereby users can add keywords and genres to listed shows.  They have generously made these databases available here.   Can we use this to find out what movies are really about? First off, I tried to … Continue reading

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