Thursday , January 21 2021

Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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The Return of the King

The most anticipated film of the year is finally here. The King, He’s Back The Return of the King has been out for five days now, so the hard-core fans have mostly seen it already. Those who haven’t seen it are advised to skip the following, as it will be …

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The King’s Return Draws Near, Jackson Wants to Direct The Hobbit

The Return of the King debuts next Wednesday in the U.S. and the advance buzz is deafening. Variety says: A “King” that earns its crown, Peter Jackson’s final installment in his monumental “The Lord of the Rings” represents that filmmaking rarity — a third part of a trilogy that is …

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Matrix Revolutions Opens Around the Globe Today

The third part of the Matrix trilogy opens simultaneously in revolutionary manner: The Matrix Revolutions hit screens at 1400 GMT in London – which equates to 0600 in Los Angeles, 0900 in New York, 1700 in Moscow and 2300 in Tokyo. It will be shown simultaneously in 65 countries in …

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“King of Cartoons” William Steig Dies

Great, prolific New Yorker cartoonist and author of Shrek dies at 95: Steig combined a child’s innocent eye with idiosyncratic line to create a wonderful world of animal characters for his books and Edwardian-era dandies in his drawings. His 1990 book about a green monster, “Shrek!,” was made into the …

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