Hooked on a Feeling: “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
Aug06

Hooked on a Feeling: “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)

How far the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come since Iron Man, the company’s first, extremely successful attempt to turn a lesser-known superhero into a hit film in 2008! Back then, although they did a phenomenal job, one of the primary concerns of the enterprise seemed to be to stress dramatic “legitimacy,” so to speak, balancing superheroics with a mostly naturalistic atmosphere that was both literally and...

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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones 3.02: “Masks of Evil”
Aug04

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones 3.02: “Masks of Evil”

Currently, I’ve been rewatching and blogging on The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, continuing last week with the sixteenth chapter, “Tales of Innocence”. Before proceeding with the next chapter, here are a few things you should know, if you haven’t read the earlier post: You might have noticed that I referred to this show as The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones instead of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and this is...

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1980s Fantasy Film Festival #9: “Time Bandits” (1981)
Aug01

1980s Fantasy Film Festival #9: “Time Bandits” (1981)

[Note: The following review contains SPOILERS for Time Bandits.] And now, we begin the next sequence of our 1980s Fantasy Film Festival by rewatching the classic thematic trilogy of fantasy films directed by the mindshatteringly ingenious Terry Gilliam, beginning with the first, Time Bandits (with Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen over the next two weeks). Previously known as the American from Monty Python, Gilliam is one...

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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones 3.01: “Tales of Innocence”
Jul28

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones 3.01: “Tales of Innocence”

Currently, I’ve been rewatching and blogging on The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, continuing last week with the fifteenth chapter, “Daredevils of the Desert”. Before proceeding with the next chapter, here are a few things you should know, if you haven’t read the earlier post: You might have noticed that I referred to this show as The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones instead of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and...

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1980s Fantasy Film Festival #8: “Young Sherlock Holmes” (1985)
Jul25

1980s Fantasy Film Festival #8: “Young Sherlock Holmes” (1985)

This week, the “Legends and Mythology” portion of our 1980s Fantasy Film Festival concludes with Chris Columbus’ Young Sherlock Holmes, a film that may not fit perfectly into the festival, given that almost all of its most fantastical elements actually occur as the result of drug-induced hallucinations. However, it features some nifty steampunk gadgetry, along with some deliberately heightened elements such as an...

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