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Disneyland Should be an Independent Nation

If you grew up in Southern California, you’ve probably been to Disneyland a million times (though I still meet curious creatures who have lived here their whole lives and never gone once!).  As life gets busier, visits often become less … Continue reading

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Maleficent 2014: Wicked is as Wicked Does

One of the first movies I reviewed on this website was Tim Burton’s live-action re-make of Alice in Wonderland, more or less the first in a lengthening line of live-action re-makes of Disney’s animated classics.  My overall reaction to that unfortunate … Continue reading

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2013: The Rise of Hollywood (and Wellington)

2014 being well upon us, I thought I would take some time to reflect on my movie-going experience in 2013.  In summary, 2013 was one of the most fascinating cinematic years I’ve ever had the fortune (or misfortune, depending on … Continue reading

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‘Tangled’ is Braver Than ‘Brave’

The fact that Tangled is better than Pixar’s latest debacle Brave has become a well known colloquial truth in recent weeks.  In terms of which do most people enjoy more, the answer is Tangled.  Brave seems to have rubbed people … Continue reading

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Disney’s ‘Hunchback’: An Eccentric Affinity

The stories of Victor Hugo have been subjected to possibly more retellings, adaptations, and spin-offs than any other authors (save perhaps Charles Dickens’).  Curiously, he only wrote two popular novels.  However these two paper bricks have been redone countless time … Continue reading

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