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Spaceballs (1987)

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“You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.  Now let’s see how well you handle it,” says Dark Helmet to Lone Starr. One of my favorite comedies growing up was a little Mel Brooks … Continue reading

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Hercules (2014)

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“No matter how far you go, man cannot escape his fate.  Who are you?  Are you a murderer?  Are you a mercenary who turns his back on the innocent?  We believe in you!  We have faith in you!  Remember the … Continue reading

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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

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“Understand?” Judas asks Jesus.  He continues, “You broke my heart.  Sometimes I curse the day I ever met you!  We held the world in our hands.  Remember what you told me?  You took me in your arms, do you remember?  … Continue reading

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The Elephant Man (1980)

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“I am not an elephant!  I am not an animal!  I am a human being!  I…am…a man!” exclaims John Merrick. I’ve never been much of a fan of the circus.  I just couldn’t get into it.  As I got older, … Continue reading

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‘Heavy Traffic’ & ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Ralph Bakshi is an animator and director who will turn 75 this October.  He began his career at the Terrytoons TV studio as a cel polisher, working his way up to director.  He then worked at Paramount Pictures’ animation division … Continue reading

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‘Watership Down’ & ‘The Plague Dogs’

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In this first installment of “Animation Corner,” I’ll be taking a look back at a pair of Martin Rosen-directed films, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, in honor of Watership Down’s 35th anniversary.  In addition to his work on those … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Two

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(continued from Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part One) 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Based on the book “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” by Gary K. Wolf, this ground-breaking live action/animation film centers on a 1940s private detective (Bob Hoskins) who tries … Continue reading