Monthly Archives: August 2013

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The Wolverine (2013)

“What kind of monster are you?” asks a shocked Shingen to Logan.  Logan replies, “The Wolverine!” Hugh Jackman made his first appearance as Marvel’s most famous mutant Logan/Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men, a film that had surprisingly turned out to be … Continue reading

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‘Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown’ & ‘Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!!)’

(For the previous two Peanuts films, check out A Boy Named Charlie Brown & Snoopy, Come Home) Phil Roman is an animator, producer, and director who got his start working for Disney on the film Sleeping Beauty.  He then went … Continue reading

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Star Trek (2009)

“Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes,” Captain Christopher Pike says to James T. Kirk.  “He saved over 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours.  I dare you to do better.” After the (intended?) failure of 2002’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To ‘The Cinematic Frontier’

That’s right!  My little film blog, The Cinematic Frontier, turns 1 today.  It has certainly evolved quite a bit in the last twelve months, and I am thankful to all who’ve followed me (96 and counting) as well as enjoyed … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

“Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown; there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming,” says Jasmine Francis to her nephews. Woody Allen is such a fascinating filmmaker.  He’s made many … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/27/13 Recommendations

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‘Antz’ & ‘A Bug’s Life’

It’s not that often that animated films share some similar concepts (and even rarer when both similar film are released in the same year).  Examples of such films include 1987′s The Brave Little Toaster and 1995’s Toy Story, 2010′s Despicable … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: Who’s Batman? Ben Affleck IS Batman!

Well, it’s official.  Two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck will portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which is slated to open in July 2015 and will be a box office hit simply for being … Continue reading

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Intolerance (1916)

D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic feature The Birth of a Nation is one of the greatest films ever made (even though I strongly disapprove of the film’s portrayal of black people as well as the glorification of the Ku Klux Klan).  … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/20/13 Recommendations

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