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Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Movie’

Everything is awesome--this movie, especially. I was feeling purely cynical toward it, at first. It seemed like The LEGO Movie was going to be a promotional movie for an amazing toy I grew up with that didn't need a movie to boost its sales at all. I was thinking that the plot was bound to be… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Movie’

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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Spoilers and Tolkien geekery abound.  I didn't exactly fall in love with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As the first of a trilogy-that-should-not-have-been, it was so obviously padded by both material from the appendices and scenes completely made up by Jackson and the screenwriters. The music was great, the acting was more than many Hollywood movies could… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

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Movie Review: ‘Frozen’

Spoilers abound. I remember back in 2011, my college friends and I (all of us Fine Arts students) were already expressing not-so-high hopes for Disney's Frozen. Many of our complaints centered on it possibly being a bastardization of yet another fairy tale (Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," about a little girl named Gerda rescuing her… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Frozen’

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Fact vs. Fiction: On reading social issues in Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’ (a response)

I've known a long while now that Disney, even though I grew up with and loved its 90s Renaissance era films, wasn't exactly known for its feminism, historical accuracy, and cultural representation, to name a few things. But I decided to open that can of worms, in the name of picking up a few useful somethings.