Monthly Archives: December 2013

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75 Years of Superman: Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short

Looking back on 2013, this year marked a big anniversary for the comic book character known as Superman.  I’ve posted a couple of Superman movie reviews as well as a five-part series on why Bryan Singer shouldn’t have made Superman Returns.  I … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/31/13 Recommendations

New release: Classic release:

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

“Strange, isn’t it?  Each man’s life touches so many other lives.  When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” asks the angel Clarence. In this day and age, it’s difficult to encounter someone who hasn’t heard of … Continue reading

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Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

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“Every time I opened my mouth he talked.  I felt like Charlie McCarthy,” says Elizabeth Lane in regards to her conversation with Alexander Yardley. Christmas can be a time of magic, wonder, joy, and even a time for a comical … Continue reading

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‘Tarzan’ & ‘Surf’s Up’ & ‘Frozen’

Chris Buck is an animator, writer, and director who studied character animation at CalArts and later went to work at Disney.  He worked as an animator on several films, including The Fox and the Hound, Oliver and Company, The Little … Continue reading

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Elf (2003)

Christmas is upon us, and with all the crazy shopping escalates every year (stores are now open on Thanksgiving!), it’s too easy to forget to slow down, catch your breath, and enjoy a little Christmas spirit.  10 years ago, a … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/24/13 Recommendations

New release: Happy Holidays to all and Stay Safe!