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The Jungle Book (2016)

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“Come on, Mowgli.  Let’s be on our way,” says Bagheera.  Mowgli says, “But I’m helping Baloo get ready for hibernation.”  Bagheera replies, “Bears don’t hibernate in the jungle.”  Baloo responds, “Not full hibernation, but I nap a lot.” There have … Continue reading

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75 Years of Batman: Batman Returns (1992)

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  “Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it,” says Batman.  Catwoman replies, “But a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it.” Tim Burton’s 1989 classic Batman was the very first film I had ever seen on the … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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“We have murders in New York without benefit of ghouls and goblins,” says Ichabod Crane.  Baltus Van Tassel responds, “You’re a long way from New York, constable.” I was first exposed to Washington Irving’s 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy … Continue reading

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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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Quentin Tarantino: An Appreciation Part One

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2012 marks two occasions for Quentin Tarantino.  First, tomorrow marks the release of Tarantino’s 8th feature, Django Unchained.  Second, 2012 marks 20 years of Tarantino-directed films.  His debut feature introduced what would become hallmarks of a Tarantino film: pop culture … Continue reading

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David Mansfield Performs “Heaven’s Gate Waltz”

Michael Cimino’s 1980 Western Heaven’s Gate, a film that was unfairly tarnished and quickly recut into a less-coherent version after it opened in the U.S., featured a memorable score that was arranged by David Mansfield, who also performed most of … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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For those who’ve read my past reviews, you know I have my usual format for them.  But for Martin McDonagh’s terrific Seven Psychopaths, I thought I’d try something a little different.  To briefly sum up the story, a gangster’s dog … Continue reading