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Straight-up Blatant: Musings From The Aisle Seat By Mike McGranaghan
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In this collection of movie-related essays, film critic Mike McGranaghan offers his point of view on a variety of cinematic topics. Among them: how to fix both the Oscars and the movie rating system;... More > why movies based on videogames don't work; how to make movie titles more exciting; and why you really shouldn't get up and run out of the theater while the end credits roll. He also tells you why he hates to cry at a film, explores the portrayal of adoption in motion pictures, and makes his picks for the worst films of all time. Plus, learn how to play the patented Gauntlet Movie Game! Written with humor and a passionate perspective, Straight-up Blatant is geared toward readers who have a love of the cinema.< Less
My Year of Chevy: One Guy's Journey Through the Filmography of Chevy Chase By Mike McGranaghan
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Chevy Chase has been one of the most interesting and diverse actors in comedy. He has starred in classic hits and notorious bombs, major Hollywood productions and obscure independent films. For this... More > one-of-a-kind book, film critic Mike McGranaghan spent twelve months watching and analyzing every movie Chevy was ever involved with. The result is a film-by-film examination of a notable cinematic career. My Year of Chevy looks at why some of his choices were good and others bad, finds recurring themes across movies, and argues that the comedian may not have always received the credit he deserved. Plus, you'll read the unexpected behind-the-scenes story on the making of "Vegas Vacation." Whether you're a Chevy Chase fan, or just someone interested in what makes a movie star's career tick, My Year of Chevy will surprise and fascinate you.< Less