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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“You’re late,” says Frodo Baggins.  Gandalf the Gray replies, “A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins.  Nor is he early.  He arrives precisely when he means to.” I wasn’t really familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien or his Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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Scanners (1981)

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“You are 35 years old, Mr. Vale.  Why are you such a derelict?  Such a piece of human junk?  The answer’s simple.  You’re a scanner, which you don’t realize.  And that has been the source of all your agony.  But … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (1946)

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“Your luck has gone from bad to worse.  You could have taken anything except my roses.  The punishment for this simple theft is death!” says the Beast.  Belle’s father responds, “Sir, I didn’t know.  I meant no harm.  My daughter … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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“Do you remember, Clive, we used to say: ‘Our army is fighting for our homes, our women, and our children?’  Now the women are fighting beside the men.  The children are trained to shoot.  What’s left is the ‘home.’  But … Continue reading

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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

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“Well, Mr. Bannister’s picnic party was most typical of him.  A lot of trouble and a great deal of money went into it, but it was no more a picnic than Bannister was a man,” says Michael O’Hara. Orson Welles … Continue reading

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Jaws (1975)

“Slow ahead,” says Chief Martin Brody sarcastically.  “I can go slow ahead.  Come on down here and chum some of this shit.” With the summer movie season already upon us, I’m reminded of something that happened 40 years ago.  1975 … Continue reading