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Review: Aladdin 2019

Aladdin

I had to prepare myself to watch this new adaptation of Aladdin. That preparation included changing my preconceived ideas about these “live-action adaptations”. For all of us that are reluctant to watch our childhood masterpieces brought to life again (and in some cases butchered), I’m trying to change my way of thinking. This brought me back to one of my favorite playwrights, William Shakespeare. How many different film adaptations of some of Shakespeare’s greatest works have been made? Moreover, how…

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Deadwood
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Review: The Deadwood Movie

I finally watched the “Deadwood” movie.  I think I was holding on to it and hoarding it with the feeling that if I didn’t watch it there would always be more Deadwood for me to see.  Eventually, I got…

Hellboy
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Review: Hellboy

It was not an easy concept to embrace a new Hellboy.  It seemed insane to make another movie without Guillermo de Toro and Ron Perlman.  Del Toro was not offered the opportunity to write and direct the film, and…

Alita Battle Angel
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Review – Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is something I’ve heard whispers about for nearly a decade.  It was on James Cameron’s “I’m making this movie when I make it” list with Avatar and whatever else he’s immersed himself in.  Thankfully he took…