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INFOGRAPHIC: How much would movie cars cost to insure?

We’ve all seen the iconic cars from the films, with their flashy gadgets and awe-inspiring bodywork. But how much might it cost to insure these celebrated motors? The folks at Quotezone.co.uk decided to put the curiosity to rest. Our specialists looked at the usual queries asked when comparing car insurance quotes, such as the driver’s age, their profession and whether or not they have a No Claims Bonus. They also reviewed the unique features of each vehicle, such as its ability to time-travel or transform into a submarine. Find out how much these cars might cost to insure in 2019.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 10 most expensive jewelry pieces worn at the Academy Awards

The women of Hollywood wear gowns from the biggest names in fashion and jewelry — some of which carry a hefty price tag. From emerald earrings to blue diamonds, dazzling pieces have graced the red carpet since the awards began in 1929. Take a look at the 10 most expensive pieces of jewelry that celebrities have borrowed for the Academy Awards over the years from HOLA!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Hidden Iconic Movie Cars Quiz

Can you find the iconic movie cars hidden in this poster? If you love cars, and movies, this is the perfect quiz for you. The folks at Leasing Options have hidden 24 famous cars from movies in the awesome cityscape below. I am happy to share that here on Every Movie Has a Lesson. You’ll need to really know your movies, and your cars, to find all of them. You can find the link to the answers below.

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COLUMN: The 10 Best Films of 2018

If this teacher/critic learned anything himself this year it’s to more consistently define the difference between “favorite” and “best.” Often they are different measures, yet it is a special distinction when some films can be both. That’s a whole bunch of those of this definitive 2018 list. All ten and a few extra were no-doubt five-star films for me. True to this website’s specialty, each film will be paired with its best life lesson. Enjoy!

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20 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE: The best of the rest of 1998

Alright, I’ve spelled out my absolute “10 best” from 1998 in the previous post.  It’s time to take the press badge off and get casual.  Here are more categories of distinction and remembrance from 1998. Guess what? You still don’t see The Thin Red Line.  That’s too bad.  In the completely opposite direction, I was so very close to putting Wild Things in my Top 10 for 1998. Read on for more!

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20 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE: The 10 Best Films of 1998

In an annual series, Every Movie Has a Lesson is going to look back twenty years to revisit, relearn, and reexamine a year of cinema history to share favorites, lists, and experiences from the films of that year. When measuring back as far as twenty years or more, I feel like “favorites” that have stood the test of time have aged to become some level of “best.” I feel like a bunch of those populate my reflective look back at the best of 1998.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The films of Nicolas Cage

Meet John Rooney. He is an illustrator from Ireland. John recently embarked upon a project in which he watched every single Nicolas Cage film for 89 days and did a caricature sketch for each role. The results of range and variety are striking. The project really gave Mr. Rooney a new found respect for Nicolas Cage’s acting abilities and craft, never mind the many fascinating films.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Most destructive house parties on film

A free house, teens, alcohol, and music - what could possibly go wrong? Plenty! We’ve all seen the famous college party depicted in movies. There is almost always debauchery, spilt drinks, and general house trashing. These parties cause a lot more damage than your average house party. In a film, you’d be lucky if your house party cost $1000 in damages. As a matter of fact, none of the parties on this list cost less than $2000. Thankfully, your run-of-the-mill house party doesn’t cost as much. However, it wouldn’t be a cliché movie if it was an accurate representation, would it?

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INFOGRAPHIC: America and Canada's favorite Disney classics

With so many incredible Disney films over the years, it can be hard to choose a favorite. Would you go for a Golden Age film like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or a Disney Renaissance flick like Hercules? While we might not know your personal Disney favorite (or maybe we do—we’re pretty mysterious), our team of analysts discovered which Disney classic each US state prefers above the rest. Check it out!

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EDITORIAL: Lesser-known sports and betting movies worth checking out

Some sports films depict acts of triumph over adversity, where mavericks and underdogs are the heroes, while others tell the story of sustained greatness over many years. There have been sporting dramas, sporting comedies, sporting romances and even animated sporting films and while most critics agree on the best of all time, there are always a few that slip under the radar. So here are a few sports films that you may not have seen but should definitely check out.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Iconic movie sleepwear for your favorite characters

Do you think you know everything about your favorite movie characters? From their personality, to their…pajamas?  Aside from the action and drama, there are many iconic movie moments where we see characters in their most vulnerable outfits.  Would you have been able to guess these characters by their pajamas? Check out this infographic to quiz yourself!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Box office magic and the wizarding world of Harry Potter

The careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint skyrocketed when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone premiered in November 2001. The film was a major success and made $32.3 million on its opening day, breaking the United States' single day record previously held by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Though this was only the beginning! The subsequent films continued to be record breakers and collectively generated $7.2 billion at the box office. Read for more fun facts in this infographic!

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EDITORIAL: The Best Films of 2018 (so far)

Usually for this website, half of a year equals half of a future “10 Best” in December, meaning normally only five films make this “best of” list. However, I have seen six 5-star feature films as well as one 5-star documentary and one 5-star short film. I’m giving all of them the spotlight. As always for this “so-far” list and the year-end final and true to my website’s hook, I present each film with its best life lesson from my review. Enjoy!

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CAPSULE REVIEWS: Feature films of the 6th Chicago Critics Film Festival

UPDATED: Found within are my capsule reviews of the feature films and documentaries covered by Every Movie Has a Lesson from this year’s 6th Chicago Critics Film Festival.  This post will be updated as new films are reviewed are completed, so be sure to bookmark this and come back each day as new offerings arrive.  Build your 2018 hidden gem list and see you at the Music Box Theatre in Lakeview!

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 of the Most Memorable Cars from the Movies

I may not be a full-on gearhead, but I do love a great car in a film!  Car leasing company OSV has created an interesting and engaging infographic detailing the 10 most memorable cars to have graced the silver screen in the last 50 years. From Steve McQueen’s Mustang GT390 in Bullitt to Vin Diesel’s Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious, these are mean machines that really stand out from the crowd.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 99 Insanely Interesting Gambling Movie Facts

Do you want to kill at parties or learn to talk like a pro gambler at CasinoSites?  Hollywood might help there!  This little infographic below gives you 99 insane facts about some of the most popular gambling movies of all time. Like, the box office take for Casino Royale looked like the GDP of a small, developing country at around $599 million.  Or that over 250 movies have been filmed in Las Vegas over the last seven decades.

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EDITORIAL: 2018 March Madness Movie Bracket Challenges

Everything nowadays gets scored and ranked against everything.  As an educator with accountability to assessment and achievement, I can respect that and gladly drink that Kool-Aid.  With the annual NCAA March Madness tournament going on in full swing, a pair of movie-themed brackets have been surfing the Facebook waves and I couldn't help but be intrigued.  One challenge is for the youthful casual fan and one is for the somewhat more serious cinephile.  

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