Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hijnks, Pageantry and Patriotism – Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks

The Second World War has begun, and Britain is on lookout for a Nazi invasion.  In a quaint coastal village, an unmarried heiress approaching middle-age is attempting to do her part for the war effort — by engaging in witchcraft – … Continue reading

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Definitely Not A Hollywood Movie – Mikhail Kalatozov’s Letter Never Sent

This 1959 movie from the USSR tells the story of four geologists (or three geologists and a guide — it isn’t quite clear) who are searching for diamonds in the Siberian wilderness.  Since this is the Soviet Union, one of … Continue reading

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Steel Magnolias – Take Two

I have said before that remakes are not a bad thing.  This is especially true for the 2012 adaptation of Steel Magnolias.  This film updates the setting to the present day, and the main cast are all portrayed by African-American … Continue reading

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Pirates and Church Ladies

Forty or fifty years ago, before Disney made live-action blockbusters like the Pirates of the Caribbean series and the new The Lone Ranger, Disney made live-action films that were quaint adaptations of novels for children and young adults.  Most of … Continue reading

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‘Orphan Black’ – Canada Day Crazy-Awesomeness

Happy Canada Day! Just to make this an even more exciting day, Murdoch Mysteries and Republic of Doyle are back in full swing production, and Once Upon a Time is set to start filming again shortly. In the meantime, however, … Continue reading

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