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Deficient

by Ann Morrow June 5, 2014

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  Angelina Jolie is Maleficent, the witch queen, and Angelina Jolie is Maleficent, the movie. Because without the delectable wickedness she gives to the embittered witch, the movie (adapted from Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty) ...

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Smarter Than Your Average Documentary

by Laura Leon April 24, 2014

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  When I was a kid there were nature films showing at the theater a few times a year. These were horrid events, very dry and hardly entertaining, unless you were a budding veterinarian. (I was ...

Flying High

by Laura Leon August 15, 2013

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  Disney’s Planes is very much like Pixar’s Cars, in that it’s animated (and available in 3D) and softly colored, and features machines that function with far more capabilities than those for which they were intended. ...

Disney on Ice

by The Staff December 20, 2012

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  We know what you want to know: Which Disney princesses—and princesses’ pals—will be strapping on skates for this edition of Disney on Ice? Here’s what we know of the lineup: Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled; ...

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Zero To Hero

by Laura Leon November 8, 2012

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  I never liked video games or fell for the dubious allure of darkened arcades with their grubby joysticks and incessant backdrop of gaming techno-noise. Later, Pac-Man represented a welcome respite at restaurants from having to ...

A Boy and His Dead Dog

by Laura Leon October 10, 2012

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  The dark at the top of the attic stairs. The deceptively quiet emptiness of a school hallway at night. A cemetery during a midnight storm. Such are just a few of the horror-movie conceits filmmaker ...

Enchanted Kingdom

by Ann Morrow June 27, 2012

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  In Brave, feisty redheaded princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) follows a string of light fairies—or are they fire goblins?—called wisps. The will o’ the wisps is a mystery, but Merida’s bravery is not: She ...

Feel-Good Pabulum

by Laura Leon August 18, 2011

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I know I’ve written this before, but when my sister Pamela and I first watched Gone With the Wind when it debuted on network TV in the late 70s, we had a major falling out ...

It’s Beautiful, Man

by Ann Morrow January 5, 2011

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If you’ve ever wanted to enter a video game instead of just playing one, then Tron: Legacy will undoubtedly provide a temporal fix. Forget the barely serviceable plot that doesn’t quite pick up where Tron ...