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War Movies Month 1 – 1917

It often feels like there aren’t enough good movies about the first World War. Most war focused movies tend to revolve around either World War II, the Vietnam war, or relatively modern wars. Even with movies about ancient wars, a … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks month 1 – Forrest Gump

Most people who have even been casually watching movies at some point between the mid-80s and today would at least recognize Tom Hanks if they saw him in a movie, whether they know him by name or not. His movies … Continue reading

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Disney Animated Movies 60 – Encanto

I get the general impression that Raya and the Last Dragon was originally supposed to be Disney Animation Studio’s 60th movie. It’s a big story (too big for the movie’s own good), attempting to tell an epic fantasy story involving … Continue reading

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Hollywood Epics 4 – Schindler’s List

Today is a different sort of epic film. With a fairly large cast, including several major stars, it fits the scope part of the definition. With a length of over 3 hours, it also fits that part of the definition. … Continue reading

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Hollywood Epics 3 – Spartacus

As famous as Stanley Kubrick is, before seeing Spartacus, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket were the only movies of his I’ve actually watched in full. He was a visionary in the film industry, he often pushed boundaries, and he … Continue reading

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Hollywood Epics 2 – Cleopatra (1963)

Apart from this movie being recommended to me by a co-worker who’s got a very similar taste in movies to me, I came into this movie almost completely blind. Not only have I never seen this movie before, but I … Continue reading

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Hollywood Epics 1 – The Ten Commandments

The Hollywood Epic. These are movies that generally have high budgets, a large cast, and are grand in scope, but are not limited by genre. They also tend to be at least 2:30, and it’s not unusual for them to … Continue reading

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Classic Musical Month 4 – Fiddler on the Roof

The three previous movies I looked at in this month’s blog series were all movies I had at least some knowledge of. I’d seen The Wizard of Oz several times before. I’d seen significant chunks of The Sound of Music. … Continue reading

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Classic Musical Month 3 – The Sound of Music

The original plan was to post this sometime between Sunday and Tuesday, but this week’s been crazy in more ways than one. My uncle died since my last blog post for one – the very uncle who was a major … Continue reading

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Classic Musical Month 1 – The Wizard of Oz

It’s hard, if not impossible, to think of a movie more famous than this one. According to the Library of Congress, The Wizard of Oz is the most seen film in history. It’s among the first 25 movies that were … Continue reading

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