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Hollywood Holidays

I don’t have a lot to say about these three movies, but since they’re all Christmas-related, I figured I should get in some reviews before the big day. Krampus (2015) – I sort of had the impression that this was … Continue reading

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Oz and Uz

While L. Frank Baum claimed that he took the name “Oz” from a filing cabinet drawer, there’s some doubt as to whether this is actually true or just something he thought was more interesting than the truth, I couldn’t say. … Continue reading

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References Over the Rainbow

Just how familiar are the people of Oz and the surrounding nations with the culture of the mundane world? It would seem that the most likely answer would be “not very,” but there are occasional references that suggest otherwise. One … Continue reading

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I Got Street Savoir-Faire

Oliver and Company – If you want to see Charles Dickens’ classic story Oliver Twist, about the rough life of orphans in London, turned into a feel-good story about cats and dogs, this is the movie for you! Despite this … Continue reading

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