Monthly Archives: September 2013

This Week’s Movie: THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE

The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin had all been major movies for Disney, but in 1994 The Lion King was a hit of otherworldly proportions. The film itself, the toys, the soundtrack, the subsequent Broadway musical … … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: FLASH GORDON

Here’s a thing you should know about me: I don’t like “campy” movies. Well, maybe that’s not true, since I enjoy The Room, Gymkata, Miami Connection, and other so-bad-they’re-good forms of entertainment, and there’s an element of camp to that. … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: TO ROME WITH LOVE

In the early 2000s, it became difficult for Woody Allen to get funding to make his movies in America. Although Allen is a cinema legend, he was coming off of a string of bombs, including the execrable The Curse of the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: MILLER’S CROSSING

Joel and Ethan Coen won the Academy Award for 2007’s Best Picture (No Country For Old Men), won two Oscars and should have had the Best Picture of 1996 in retrospect (Fargo, which lost the Oscar to The English Patient), received … Continue reading

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