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Worst to First: Ranking the Indiana Jones Movies

Indiana Jones movies

Very few movie heroes are as iconic as Indiana Jones.  Many movie fans will quickly name the Indy movies as one of their favorite film series of all times.  And yet, most of the Indiana Jones movies aren’t very good.  Let’s rank them and see how things shake out.

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What the Hell Happened to Karen Allen?

Karen Allen

Karen Allen

Karen Allen starred in one of the best-remembered blockbuster movies of all time.  She has worked with Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, John Carpenter and William Friedkin.  Her costars include Harrison Ford, Al Pacino, Billy Murray and John Belushi.  But despite appearing in several hit movies, Allen never became a big star.  As the 80’s ended, her career cooled off and eventually she threw in the towel.  She left Hollywood for the Berkshire Mountains.

What the hell happened?

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What Might Have Been: Sean Young

Sean Young

Sean Young

Few actresses embody the concept of a “missed opportunity” as well as Sean Young.  For a time, she seemed to be the next big A-list star.  A leading lady for the 80s.  Young herself has compared herself more than once to Julia Roberts.  But somehow, she never became America’s Sweetheart.  We’ve already examined what happened to her.  So now, it’s time to look at what might have been.

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What Might Have Been: Debra Winger

Debra Winger

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Movies I Watched With My Dad

I was trying to think of something I could do for Father’s Day weekend on Le Blog.  I don’t generally get too personal here unless I’m talking about something important like Star Wars or Disney World.  Finally, I decided to write about the movies I remember seeing with my dad.

It may surprise some of you to know, I was never a gifted athlete.  Which was just as well, because I had no interest in sports as a kid.  My dad coached my brother and me in pee wee baseball for one year before he finally agreed to let me give up.  I played soccer for less than half a season.  I did stick with basketball for a while, but I think I shot the ball once in I don’t know how many years.

What I liked to do was to go to the movies.  We didn’t go to the movies very often, but I think that made it special when we did.  Now, my dad doesn’t like movies.  Especially the kind I liked as a kid.  He fell asleep during Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.  For Jedi, he decided just to drop us off at the theater.  I guess he wasn’t in the mood for a nap that day.

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