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Tag Archives: Fantasy

David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive

In fact, the best way to describe how I felt after watching that movie was confused, embarrassed and befuddled. Sort of like I was forced to watch some perv expose himself in public. ICK!

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Substantive Shadows

My wife, our 4 year-old daughter and I enticed my parents to watch the baby and darted the luxuriously short distance to our brand new cineplex (stadium seating, all that new crap), right here in burgeoning Aurora, to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and other than my …

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Harry, Some Prisoner, Here Today

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban arrives in U.S. theaters today, after doing boffo biz in Europe this week: The new Harry Potter film has broken a record set by its predecessor, The Chamber of Secrets, by taking £11.5m in three days at the UK box office. The Chamber …

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Potter 3 Cometh

We are very excited about the new Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (trailer here), which opens in the U.S. on June 4th. Even our 4 year-old, who finds parts of the first two movies terrifying, has begged us to take her to see Potter 3 right …

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Wonderfalls Coming This Week

The new Fox series Wonderfalls debuts this Friday, March 12, at 9pm ET. It’s another “what if freaky weird stuff happened in everyday life” kind of thing: What if one day inanimate animal objects began talking to you? If that seems crazy, just imagine how Jaye Tyler feels! Set against …

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Jackson’s Rings: A Defense

Alan Dale is a peerless reviewer and a treasured asset of Blogcritics – his erudition and range of references, which appear to be effortlessly on hand, are staggering. But regarding Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, this time, I do believe he (to be cliched) missed the point. His …

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The Return of the King – Concluding the Ring Thing

Although it’s only been a couple of weeks, it seems an eternity since The Return of the King came out, so I feel compelled to add “finally” when I say we saw it last night. I am still trying hard to get my head around such a huge slab of …

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Parental New Year

Every once in a while life stops being process and everything comes into still focus, like a telescope trained on a tableau. Even though I am 45 and have had children for 19 1/2 years (!!!), inside I still usually feel like a kid, my self-image stuck at about 21, …

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The Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl

We finally snagged The Pirates of the Caribbean DVD and watched the film portion last night – it is exceptional. The casting couldn’t have been much better, especially an extravagant, Peter O’Toole-like Johnny Depp as a surprisingly multi-dimensional pirate with a conscience, and Geoffrey Rush as his piratical nemesis and …

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