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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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Doing some good in the world. An Interview with Paul Andrighetti about Tutapona.

Thanks to our vast interconnected web of cyber space we seem to know what’s going on in any part of the world at any given time. Often times situations, like the refugee crisis, and the rise and threat of radical … 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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Good Grief: Celebrating Peanuts #9 : Snoopy

One of the earliest recorded stories of the friendship between humans and dogs comes from Homer’s The Odyssey. Odysseus, in disguise so he can take back his kingdom from the uncouth suitors returns to Ithaca after twenty long years away … Continue reading

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Good Grief! : Celebrating Peanuts # 7: Peppermint Patty

Like most long running serial works of fiction in the 20th Century, The Peanuts comic strips reflect the ever changing world in which they live. It is necessary in order for these changes to occur, otherwise a property can grow … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Very Mustafar Valentines

One of my favorite moments in the new Star Wars film Rogue One ( and believe me there are many of them) is getting to see Darth Vader’s personal fortress. The idea of Vader’s citadel has been a notion long … Continue reading

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