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A Christmas Carol (2009)

“What do you want with me?” asks Ebenezer Scrooge.  Jacob Marley replies, “You will be haunted by three spirits.”  Scrooge responds, “I’d rather not.” There have been several feature-length adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol.  The most … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/2/14 Recommendations

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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The Planet of the Apes film franchise has always been a fascinating one.  Humans and apes reversing societal roles; one evolving, the other reverting.  I grew up on the original films (1968’s Planet of the Apes, 1970’s Beneath the Planet … Continue reading

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‘The Polar Express’ & ‘A Christmas Carol’

Robert Zemeckis is a writer, producer, and director who first desired to go to film school not long after seeing Bonnie and Clyde with his father when it came out in 1967.  Zemeckis attended USC, where he met Bob Gale … Continue reading

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Dracula (1931)

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“Children of the night.  What music they make!” exclaims Count Dracula to Renfield. There have been many film adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula over the last century.  The most famous of the early adaptations is F.W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation, the … Continue reading

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Batman Begins (2005)

  “No, no, no.  A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification.  He can be destroyed, or locked up.  But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Three

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(continued from Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Two) 2000’s Cast Away: Zemeckis reunited with Tom Hanks for this tale of a FedEx employee (Hanks) who gets stranded on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific after a plane crash, and … Continue reading