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Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers takes almost much everything that worked in Fellowship of the Ring and kicks it up a notch. If the first Lord of the Rings movie is a masterclass in worldbuilding (which it is), … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Orc body suits to go along with over 10,000 Orc heads. They built 10,000 real arrows and 500 bows. They even created a new kind of crossbow for the Uruk-hai that could fire faster. Principal filming took place between October … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones movies 3: The Last Crusade

Even though Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a huge financial success, the controversy and mixed reception surrounding it made director Steven Spielberg feel guilty. After the mixed reception, Spielberg decided to complete the trilogy, not just to … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones movies 1 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Last year, I looked at all of the Star Ware movies, going through most of them in the spring, and looking at Solo much later. Indiana Jones shares a bit of history with the Star Wars franchise. Also as a … Continue reading

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Disney Associated Movies 8 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The fact that this movie even exists is amazing.  For years, Disney and Warner Brothers were rivals in the animation world. Warner Brothers never quite found the same level of success as Disney Animation Studios when it came to feature … Continue reading

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Disney Associated Movies 7 – Pete’s Dragon (1977)

For my fellow Canadians, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. We’re now at the half-way point in this blog series, focusing on movies that involved Disney Animation Studios, but aren’t produced by the legendary studio. Some of these … Continue reading

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Disney Associated Movies 6: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks have quite a bit in common. They’re both mostly live-action movies, with a significant amount of animation mixed in. They both star a woman with magical abilities taking care of children who are not … Continue reading

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