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Forbidden Planet (1956)

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“Nice climate you have here.  High oxygen content,” says Commander John J. Adams.  Robby the Robot replies, “I seldom use it myself, sir.  It promotes rust.” 50 years ago, Gene Roddenberry unleashed his new TV series Star Trek upon the … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments (1956)

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“A city is built of brick, Pharaoh.  The strong make many, the starving make few.  The dead make none.  So much for accusations,” says Moses to Sethi. One of the first big-name film directors was Cecil B. DeMille, who is … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“You’re late,” says Frodo Baggins.  Gandalf the Gray replies, “A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins.  Nor is he early.  He arrives precisely when he means to.” I wasn’t really familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien or his Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ & ‘Arthur Christmas’

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Santa Claus is an essential part of Christmas.  Who hasn’t sat by the TV and watched the Rankin/Bass classic holiday special Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town?  There have been many interpretations of Kris Kringle on the big screen, ranging … Continue reading

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Best Visual Effects Oscar 2012 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Best Visual Effects Oscar was recently announced.  The 10 films in the running are: The Amazing Spider-Man Cloud Atlas The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey John Carter Life of Pi The Avengers Prometheus … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Visual Effects

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The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Visual Effects Visual Effects can be a difficult category to predict sometimes.  In a given year, the most obvious of choices will deservedly get nominated.  But every now and then, … Continue reading