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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Perhaps continuing in the vein of disturbing pretexts for relationships, Beauty and the Beast is not without controversy. The original fairy tale entirely involves Belle being sold to the Beast by her father and learning … Continue reading

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Further Meditations on A Christmas Carol – Now Including 1938!

A Christmas Carol (1938) The 1938 version of A Christmas Carol, starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge, was the first non-silent film version of the Charles Dickens novella. It is also the most joyful and I would argue the most … Continue reading

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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) – If Only Disney Had Been British!

Adaptations are risky business.  For one, audiences already know the basic story and so are not as eager to hear it told again.  For another, those who do want to hear it again do so because they love the original.  … Continue reading

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