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Thriller Plot Twists That Shocked Me (and I Still Don’t Get) · TMP

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s it turns out, I’ve seen a lot of twisty thrillers, which is this week’s theme for Thursday Movie Picks! A surprising plot twist can make or break a thriller, and has the power to leave us talking about a…

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Star Wars Fan Art That Will Have You Reconsidering The Dark Side

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] big fandom generates a whole lot of fan art. So when I got into Star Wars, I knew that at some point I’d search the hell out of Pinterest for inspiring artworks of the space saga. The time has…

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Cannes Palme d’Or Winners That I Need to See · TMP

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or this week’s Thursday Movie Picks I’m choosing to interpret Cannes Favourites as the movies I most want to see, because if this were Palme d’Or winners that I love, I’d just ended up talking about movies like Taxi Driver,…

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Suddenly, Last April + Gearing Up For Solo!

[spacer height=”40px”] [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’m starting to think that maybe I should publish these posts on the first day of every month, instead of on the first weekend? What do you guys think?? April was pretty much the month of Captain America,…

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Movie Characters Making a New Start · TMP

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I think of new beginnings, it’s hard to keep romance films at bay. For some reason, movie characters making a new start is a ridiculously popular premise in the genre, and pretty much across all mediums. I own at…

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One Season TV Shows That Deserved Another Shot · TMP

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] couple of days ago I thought I would skip this week’s theme because I could only think of one tv show that was cancelled after its first season, but definitely deserved a second one – and oh boy, must…

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Blind Spot 04: La Notte, 1961

La Notte, 1961 directed by Michelangelo Antonioni starring Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni and Monica Vitti [spacer height=”20px”] [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n Antonioni’s La Notte (1961) we follow a married couple – Giovanni (Marcello Mastroianni) and Lidia (Jeanne Moreau) – around for a day.…

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Five Funny and Iconic Character Meltdowns in Movies | TMP

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I first started working on this week’s Thursday Movie Picks I readily thought of classic movie character meltdowns, such asJames Dean’s “You’re tearing me apart“ in Rebel Without A Cause!.Then haunting and emotional meltdowns came to mind, like Sean…

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Seven Things I Love About Blogging: Celebrating my 7th Blogiversary!

It’s true, readers – Returning Videotapes turns 7 today! After all these years of blogging, there’s a few things I truly cherish from the experience. So here I am, sharing them with you on my blogiversary: The Seven Things I Love About Blogging!

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Blind Spot 03: Letter From An Unknown Woman, 1948

Letter From an Unknown Woman, 1948 directed by Max Ophüls starring Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan [spacer height=”20px”] [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]et again, Blind Spots elude me. I thought I was sitting down for a nice romance (again), and what came out of…

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part VI: The 26 Best Movies of 2017

[spacer height=”30px;”] [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’re officially closing the book on last year with The 26 Best Movies of 2017! Be sure to check out the rest of the Annual Retrospective posts, if you haven’t already. There’s a few movies that I didn’t…

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The 90th Academy Awards Reaction: Red Carpet, Ceremony, and Winners!

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nd so awards season comes to an end. Last night was the 90th Academy Awards, and Jimmy Kimmel hosted again. The red carpet was pretty boring as far as interviews went. I was watching E!, and it honestly felt like…

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