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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) ...

A Spoonful of Sugar

by Laura Leon January 2, 2014

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  Most people of a certain age recall their first time seeing Mary Poppins, the Disney confection about a brisk and no-nonsense nanny who tightens up the Banks family ship before departing on a favorable wind ...

Bargain Bin

by Shawn Stone October 25, 2012

  There’s only one DVD in this edition, but it’s a terrific find: Walt Disney’s 1944 love letter to South America, The Three Caballeros. As the fun begins, it’s Donald Duck’s birthday. The irascible quacker receives a ...

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 ...

Mary Poppins

by The Staff September 26, 2012

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  Mary Poppins was one of the great triumphs of the last years of Walt Disney’s career; after the Broadway success of The Lion King, it was only a matter of time before P.L. Travers’ beloved, ...

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