Tag Archives: Critical Analysis

Weekly Mini-Review: The Uninvited (1944)

Story: A brother and sister buy and old mansion from an old man who wants to keep it away from the girl whose mother died there. But she’s is drawn to the house, and the brother, and the house is … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Death Wish (1974)

Story: After hoodlums attack his wife and daughter, a man goes on a vigilante killing spree to reduce the number of violent criminals on the streets of New York. Review: The first, and possibly the least gratuitously (and graphically) violent, … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Lorax (2012)

Story: A boy living in a plastic city goes in search of a real tree to impress a girl, but after hearing the story of how the environment was ruined by corporate greed, he tries to bring back nature. Review: … Continue reading

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The Spontaneous Precipitation of Fairy Tale Rip offs

At first the sudden appearance TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time seemed fallout from the not one but two movies about Snow White made in the last year or so. But that was only the beginning. Now … Continue reading

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How to Remember Movies Fondly, Even When They Stink

Try watching a few movies you only saw once or twice when you were a kid and see how well you remember them. Not only will you remember them differently than other people, but you might have even rewritten the … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Escape Artist (1982)

Story: A young drifter uses his skills as a magician and escape artist to get along in life, and gets tangled up with a crime ring along the way. Review: The Escape Artist is a neat little movie. It’s one … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Scoop (2006)

Story: A perky, young girl-reporter tracks down a Zodiac-centered serial killer in jolly old England with the help of a nebbishy magician. Review: This is really one of Woody Allen’s few very cute movies. Scarlett Johansson does a perfect pushy, … Continue reading

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Is There a Stereotype for TV Medical Examiners?

A little while ago, I just happened to find myself watching a few episodes of various shows about people who examine the dead and solve crimes; namely Quincy M.E, Crossing Jordan, Dexter, and Bones. In doing so, however, I noticed … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sabrina (1954 & 1995)

Two for one today, since I’m reviewing the remake as well. Sabrina (1954) Story: The naive and sentimental daughter of a chauffeur who is smitten with one of the boss’s sons is sent to France to study at Le cordon … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Color of Magic (2008)

Story: A failed wizard is forced to guide a guileless tourist through a magical land, during which time they meet ridiculous versions of familiar fairytale characters/creatures, save the world(s), and come out as better people. Review: Judging this as a … Continue reading

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