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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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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 (2004)

“This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas; as am I.  Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart,” says Santa Claus to the boy. In 1985, Chris Van Allsburg published a short children’s … 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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‘Monster House’ & ‘ParaNorman’

Halloween is almost upon us.  It was tough finding the eight appropriate animated films for these Halloween-themed installments of Animation Corner, but I managed to not only find the eight I needed but several more.  Some weren’t used this month … 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