Category Archives: Film

Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #1: Dr. Alan Grant.

When we first meet Dr. Alan Grant in the film Jurassic Park, we have learned form a conversation between InGen’s Lawyer Donald Generro and another paleontologist working in an Amber mine that the company really wants him to come down … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #5: E.T.

In comparison to other movie aliens, E.T. is a bit of an oddity.  While the aliens in Close Encounters are certainly benevolent they retain the sterile and immaculate resemblance to the 50’s stereotype of the grey man. The ones in … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #4: Mary

In many ways E.T. is not that dissimilar from a modern day fairy tale. The film opens in a deep dark forest; there are strange and wonderful creatures, and even a sense of magic throughout the story. Most importantly, as … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #3: Gertie

There is an old adage in Hollywood, first coined by comedian W.C. Fields, that directors should never work with children or animals. Younger kids, like animals, can often have a difficult time following  cues, and can have a hard time … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: # 2 : Michael

There comes a time in every young person’s life were they feel the need to step up to the plate more when it comes to their family. This is usually the case in a family where a parent is gone … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial #1: Elliot

The 1980s were a great time for “kids” movies. The decade saw the first signs that Disney would return to greatness emerged with the Great Mouse Detective and The Little Mermaid. Animator Don Bluth brought tears to the eyes of … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to This Blog…

From  Jonathon D. Svendsen, the mind that examined such popular aliens, demigods, monsters, and creatures including Thor, The Hulk, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, Superman, Gandalf, Gollum, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Maul, and Spock, comes an in depth celebration of one of … Continue reading

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