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The Podcast Has Begun…

Hello to one and all. This blog, which I have operated on and off for a decade now, is finally getting its own podcast. There’s only a trailer up there now, but the first (short but sweet) introductory episode will … Continue reading

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Top 20 Christmas Movies, Other Than Versions of A Christmas Carol

A couple of years ago, I gave you readers my Top 5 Versions of A Christmas Carol. This year, I’m doing a list of the top 20 other stories made and remade into Christmas movies for you to watch in … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Bananas (1971)

Story: A nebbish product-tester pretends to be interested in loopy political groups to impress a girl. When the relationship falls through, he takes an already planned trip to a small Latin American country and gets forced into becoming part of … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: On Golden Pond (1981)

Story: Family dynamics between an old couple, their daughter, and the son of her husband-to-be change when everyone visits during a summer at the family cabin. Review: The cinematography in this movie is absolutely phenomenal: indoor, outdoor, and nature photography … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Hidaway (1995)

Story: Near death experiences link the mind of a suburban husband and father with that of a kwazy serial killer who goes after teenage girls – directing the killer’s attentions toward the man’s daughter. Review: The first time I saw … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Mister Frost (1990)

Story: A nutty serial killer, or possibly Satan, drives a female psychiatrist and a cop loopy. Review: Goldblum does a good job of being cheerfully creepy, but the other actors fall short, and the ending, sadly, has no witty turnabout … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Story: Upon the death of a wealthy Englishman, his son denies any inheritance to his step mother and his three half-sisters. This forces them to move to the country, where husbands are slimmer pickings. The two older sisters chase men, … 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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