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A Knight’s Tale

It takes some tact and talent to be able to integrate modern with medieval. But when the opening of “A Knight’s Tale” takes the screen with Queen’s “We Will Rock You” with horns acting as the electric guitar’s solo you begin to think to yourself: this works. I think that this is the charm that […]

Avatar: The Last Airbender

No, it’s not James Cameron’s blockbuster 3D vehicle of cat-smurfs with a deliberate political message. And no, it’s not M. Night Shaymalan’s “The Last Airbender”, a ridiculous excuse of an adaptation that broke the bank, which is on Netflix’s Instant-queue… don’t watch it. No! This the three season epic tale of a mystical fantasy world […]

The Iron Giant

Before Iron Man or The Iron Lady hit the silver screen The Iron Giant made its small 23 million worldwide gross income (according to boxofficemojo.com). Yes, it wasn’t the most successful movie, or having the longest lasting effect. But it has a pretty strong cult following that still appreciates its charm. The Iron Giant is a simplistic tale about […]

Uncertainty

Late week post. One of two, great movies to watch this weekend. The first is something that the majority of pretty much everyone hasn’t heard of. I didn’t until I was scraping the barrel of the Netflix by scanning my favorite actors to see what they’ve been in. I was surprised to see how many […]

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

“When a puppet is true and good and meaningful it’s the soul of the puppeteer that you’re seeing.” Frank Oz says in the intro to Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey. That’s the perfect summary of this new documentary about the career of the muppeteer, Kevin Clash. Being Elmo goes through the early years of Clash’s life with his fascination with […]

Robin Hood: Men In Tights

After a week of break so I can watch some Oscar nominated movies, I’m back at my Wii watching Instant Netflix. So, for this week I’m choosing a casual watch; something that takes little brain power, what you can put in the background and something that is straight up fun. Robin Hood: Men In Tights is […]

The Graduate

If you know me, I’m one for a good laugh. Humor is needed in our lives to relieve tension and stress and to help with understanding. This goes double for movies. In movies there must be humor so that the movie doesn’t have that drag effect. No one wants to be totally depressed for the […]