Category Archive: Hidden Meanings

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – What does it really mean?

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965) is a black and white film based on the best spy novel I’ve ever read, a book once given to me as required reading in… Continue reading

Analogy Time: We Lived Above a Convenience Store

Ok so even if you’re not watching (or have never watched) Twin Peaks, you can appreciate this analogy.  One of the characters named Mike explained to Cooper once that he and Bob lived… Continue reading

Top Ten Questions From Prometheus and Why Covenant has to Rock

I’ll tell you what, Alien Covenant better rock or my whole month is going in the crapper.  From the trailer, it looks like it’s the anti-Prometheus film, with you know, actual aliens in… Continue reading

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were in Blair Witch (2016)

I gave Blair Witch (2016) a standard review, but there’s a lot of other things going on in that movie I didn’t give it credit for.  I guess that’s my fault in trying… Continue reading

80s Nostaglia: WarGames (1983) with Matthew Broderick

WarGames (1983) has a great story, and it’s one of those movies I grew up with, as a child of the 80s.  It contains every single middle-class fear and anxiety, using most of… Continue reading

Hidden Meanings #2: Carl Jung and Mind Control in Labyrinth (1986)

Carl Jung has said that dreams are a window to the subconscious, but they also reveal secrets, as Inception pointed out, and Labyrinth pointed out less obviously.  Carl Jung is a noted researcher… Continue reading

Hidden Meanings #1: Aliens (1986) is really a metaphor for Vietnam

According to snooty college professors everywhere, Aliens by James Cameron is a metaphor for the war in Vietnam.  This is not your typical war film, but the science fiction elements help bring something different… Continue reading

Hidden Meanings, Coming Soon

I think  it’s interesting to watch a movie and find those hidden meanings.  Sometimes you don’t even know you’re doing it, and sometimes it takes repeated viewings to appreciate those kind of things.… Continue reading

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