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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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Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

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After 1998’s Star Trek: Insurrection, Paramount wasn’t really interested in making any more Star Trek movies.  It wasn’t until a pitch by producer Rick Berman, actor Brent Spiner, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan that Paramount reluctantly green-lit a 10th film.  … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: Why Bryan Singer Shouldn’t Have Made ‘Superman Returns’ Part Two

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(continued from 75 Years of Superman: Why Bryan Singer Shouldn’t Have Made Superman Returns Part One)There’s also the issue of the film taking place five years after the events of Superman II.  The gap between 1980 and 2006 is a … 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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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Best Makeup and Hairstyling can often be a toss-up.  A lot of great work has been nominated (and deservedly won).  Every now and again there’ll be a … Continue reading