Category Archives: Books

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Having finally watched How to Train Your Dragon earlier this summer, I got around to watching How to Train Your Dragon 2 this past week. It was a great story and I look … Continue reading

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Stardust (2007)

Stardust (2007) There is something to be said for deciding to create a ‘2.0’ version of a story when adapting a novel to film. While all films technically do this, the creators of Stardust openly opted to create new characters, … Continue reading

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Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin (2018) As a long-time fan of the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise, I was thrilled to see that Disney was making a live-action film that explored the idea of what might have happened to Christopher Robin after he grew up. To … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) At long last (after having the film on my shelf for a year and a half), I finally worked up the courage to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Now, … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Hmm, what’s there not to love about this film? It has Vikings (albeit mythical versions), dragons, action, family drama, romance, gorgeous scenery, and awesome music! Aside from that, which make for an entertaining film … Continue reading

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Meditations on Realistic Entertainment

“I don’t want my show/book/movie to explore real stories! I watch TV/read books/go to the movies to get away from real life!” This is a constant whine that unfortunately any storyteller has to contend with. After all, it is a … Continue reading

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Meditations On Scrooge, the Grinch, & Charlie Brown

For some reason, this year, I was struck by how important and yet misunderstood the characters of Scrooge, the Grinch, and Charlie Brown are. I felt a great kinship with these characters – not because I hate Christmas (I most … Continue reading

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