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Eleven, Twelve, Pig and Delve

The first noticeable thing about the 1995 Oziana is that the cover has a picture by the late Rob Roy MacVeigh of the main characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. There’s also inside cover art by editor Robin Olderman, … Continue reading

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Ho Ho, Kerumph!

Kabumpo in Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – You get two Oz posts in a row this week, because I’ve finished rereading this book for its hundredth anniversary. Thompson’s second Oz book is a clear improvement over her first, and Kabumpo … Continue reading

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Making a Killing

The Killing – Stanley Kubrick’s 1958 film noir heist picture, filmed in black and white. It’s about a conspiracy to rob a racetrack during a big race, presented in documentary style with a narrator and some scenes appearing from different … Continue reading

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Time for Terror

Here’s a rundown of all the movies we watched this October (well, except for Halloween Kills), all horror-adjacent, but not necessarily all horror films per se. A lot of them turned out to be horror comedies, which wasn’t really intentional. … Continue reading

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Down for the Count

Herein lie film and television reviews, with SPOILERS. Dracula – I’d read the novel before, and it was soon made into a stage play, with the movie largely recreating that. The play and film codified a lot of the mythology … Continue reading

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Sporks and Hope

Toy Story 4 – Why a fourth one after the third provided a satisfying ending for Andy’s toys? Well, money. But storywise, the last one had left the whereabouts of Bo Peep, a shepherdess figure from a lamp in Andy’s … Continue reading

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Toys Are Only Human After All

Toy Story 3 – The most disturbing entry so far in this franchise was originally intended to serve as a finale, but now they’re making a fourth one. Anyway, this starts out years after the last one, when Andy, who … Continue reading

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Christmas, Toys, and Oz

I might do a re-read of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus this year, seeing as how I have the new edition with Eric Shanower’s illustrations. I guess it depends on how soon I finish the library books I … Continue reading

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Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party

A conversation Beth and I were having last night led to me looking up when they stopped making Skipper dolls, and apparently they haven’t. There have been a LOT of dolls over the years advertised as Barbie’s sisters, some of … Continue reading

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