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The Frighteners (1996)

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“Ha ha, very funny.  You’re a funny guy, Frank.  You know, all you think about is yourself.  I could complain, too, you know.  I would like some new clothes.  You get to dress nice.  Here I am still looking like … Continue reading

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The Walk (2015)

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“And what’s this all for?” asks the U.S. Customs Agent.  Philippe Petit replies, “I’m going to hang a high wire between the World Trade Center Towers…and walk on it.”  The Customs Agent sarcastically responds, “Right.  Good luck.” French high-wire artist … Continue reading

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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: 4/8/14 Recommendations

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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