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On The Beales of Grey Gardens

On The Beales of Grey Gardens

A follow-up 31 years later to Grey Gardens, The Beales of Grey Gardens, which is composed entirely of footage not used in the original documentary, was released in 2006. According to the CineHouse review: This documentary film is the follow-up to the remarkable movie Grey Gardens (1975) that first brought the two Beale women to the attention of … Continue reading

On Gravity

On Gravity

Featuring Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality, Speed, Forces of Nature), and George Clooney (Batman & Robin, Good Night and Good Luck),  Gravity is not necessarily a SciFi film produced and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), but more of a “drama of a woman in space.” For this reason, it gets a lot … Continue reading

On Lost in Space

On Lost in Space

Featruing Gary Oldman (The Fifth Element, Nolan Batman film series), William Hurt ( Captain America: Civil War), and written and produced by Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Constantine, The Da Vinci Code, I Am Legend, Jonah Hex, Fringe), Lost in Space is a dim-witted, poorly done, film remake of the 1965–1968 CBS television series … Continue reading

On The Man in the Iron Mask

On The Man in the Iron Mask

Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Inception, Catch Me If You Can), Edward Atterton (Atherton Wing in the Firefly episode, Shindig), The Man in the Iron Mask is a film that uses characters from Alexandre Dumas’ D’Artagnan Romances, and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of The Vicomte de Bragelonne. The film centers on the aging four musketeers (Athos, … Continue reading

On The Santa Clause

On The Santa Clause

I can’t tell you how many times I have seen The Santa Clause, as it was very popular like Mrs. Doubtfire, at the time of it’s release. Much like Mrs. Doubtfire,this heartfelt holiday film is wrought with some serious problems in it’s storytelling. Sure, it is an original story, and Scott Calvin (S.C.) is equally … Continue reading

On Grey Gardens

On Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles, featuring the eccentric Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”), and Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”), the aunt and first cousin to former First Lady Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier). In 2010, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National … Continue reading

On A Diva’s Christmas Carol

On A Diva’s Christmas Carol

Certainly, the best adaptation of A Christmas Carol, IMHO. Where can you go wrong with Vanessa Williams, Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, and Kathy Griffin? You just can’t. Let’s also not forget Scrooged. According to the ApeCulture review: Jesus Christ, enough with the Diva crap! I don’t think I can stand it anymore. But hey, this isn’t … Continue reading

On The Muppet Christmas Carol

On The Muppet Christmas Carol

Continuing from Sesame Street Presents Follow Thar Bird and The Muppets Take Manhattan is The Muppet Christmas Carol, which was dedicated to the now-deceased Muppet creator, Jim Henson. The film notably features Michael Caine (Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, Children of Men, Miss Congeniality, Inception). According to The Telegraph review: The Muppet Christmas Carol was the first Muppet film … Continue reading

On A Christmas Carol

On A Christmas Carol

Featuring Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and films, Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past), Richard E. Grant (Dr. Simeon in Doctor Who‘s 2012 Christmas Special The Snowmen, and The Great Intelligence in The Name of the Doctor), Ian McNiece (Winston Churchill in Doctor Who‘s The … Continue reading

On A Christmas Carol

On A Christmas Carol

What would Christmas be without Ebeneezer Scrooge? There are many adaptations of A Christmas Carol, however, this version featuring George C. Scott can be considered “the definitive version of the beloved literary classic.” According to Salon‘s article, “The best “Christmas Carol” ever” regarding George C. Scott’s Scrooge: Well, Cratchits and ghosts come and go, one … Continue reading