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I have been the film critic for The Aisle Seat website since 1995. Additionally, I do movie reviews and entertainment reporting for Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation, which owns five Pennsylvania radio stations. I'm the author of two published books, as well as a member of both the Critics Choice Association and the Online Film Critics Society. My writing has appeared at Screen Rant, Daily Grindhouse, One Perfect Shot, and Film Racket. 

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1.2m people have readThe Making Of 'Deliverance' Was Even More Horrifying Than The Film's Backwoods Locals
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23.1k Views450 Voters3.2k Votes11 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From ‘Braveheart’Braveheart won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1995 and it's gone on to become a classic. The following...
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76.4k Views308 Voters1.4k Votes11 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'The Matrix' That Made Us Say 'Whoa'The movie blew everyone's mind in 1999, and these The Matrix behind-the-scenes stories might just blow your mind now....
1.2k Views140 Voters540 VotesPixar Movies That Do Genre Better Than Live-Action BlockbustersIs Pixar better than live action? In most cases, the answer is a resounding yes. The studio's movies are successful...
77.3k Views1.4k Voters8.2k Votes12 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From ‘Pulp Fiction’Pulp Fiction is an electrifying, mesmerizing motion picture. Pulp Fiction behind the scenes stories, on the other hand,...
17.1k Views262 Voters1.6k Votes11 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'The Big Lebowski' That Show Why The Dude AbidesWe're absolutely certain you'll abide by these Big Lebowski behind-the-scenes stories. A masterpiece of eccentricity,...
44.3k Views783 Voters4.6k Votes12 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From ‘Armageddon’The Armageddon behind the scenes stories are every bit as entertaining as the things that happen in the movie itself....
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8.4k Views141 Voters717 Votes14 Remakes That Completely Missed The Point Of The OriginalBad remakes are a dime a dozen. Less frequent, but more interesting to contemplate, are remakes that missed the point....
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691 Views27 Voters172 Votes16 Great Jim Carrey Moments That Show His Dramatic SideThe Truman Show was the first Jim Carrey drama to light up the box office. It had enough comedic elements to satisfy...
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91.2k Views793 Voters6.8k Votes12 Historical Details 'National Treasure' Actually Got Completely RightHave you ever wondered how much of National Treasure is true? If so, we're going to tell you. The movie, in which...
39.7k Views591 Voters4.0k VotesBehind-The-Scenes Stories From 'The Rock'The Rock was one of the biggest blockbusters of 1996, action or otherwise. It teamed Nicolas Cage with Sean Connery - a...
6.4k Views280 Voters1.8k Votes13 Movies That Launched Their Own GenreMost films fall into traditional, easily identifiable genres - comedy, drama, horror, romance, and so on. Then there...
2.0k Views78 Voters688 Votes18 Actors Who Always Make Bad Movies BetterEvery actor who has any kind of career longevity will occasionally make a turkey. It's inevitable. Fortunately, we have...
46.5k Views237 Voters1.2k Votes13 Movies That Got Way Too Dark To Have A Happy EndingHave you ever walked away from a film with a nagging feeling that its upbeat ending wasn't quite warranted? Happy movie...