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Vulgarian Idol

Beth and I watched two movies this past weekend, one an old children’s film and the other about a violent murder. Look, they don’t all have to be consistent in mood. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Released in 1968, this … Continue reading

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Nowhere to Go But Up

Mary Poppins Returns – SPOILERS! I actually came in to this one a few minutes late, because apparently I can’t make a 5:30 showtime when I leave work at 5. I think I saw enough of it to offer an … Continue reading

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Magic, She Wrote

Bedknobs and Broomsticks – I seem to recall liking this movie pretty well as a kid, although even then I recognized it as kind of a second-rate Mary Poppins. It’s again set in England with precocious children, a stern caretaker … Continue reading

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Button-Bright Illumination

The other day, I came across a link to this bit of Oz fanfiction about Polychrome finding Button-Bright in Philadelphia and taking him to Mo. It fills in some gaps in his story, since The Scarecrow of Oz has him … Continue reading

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It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary

Beth and I spent much of New Year’s Eve watching Mary Poppins, which neither of us had seen in some time, and I’m making a point of rewatching (or in some cases watching for the first time) the Disney animated … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with Mr. In-Between

The Puppini Sisters, The High Life – This is the group’s first new album in five years, with Emma Smith replacing Stephanie O’Brien. They do a combination of old standards and more recent pop songs, all in a swing style … Continue reading

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You Got Live Action in My Animation!

One thing I wanted to mention about the most recent Simpsons episode was the use of live action footage. Principal Skinner forces the students at Springfield Elementary School to sit through all 152 minutes of the 1967 Doctor Dolittle, and … Continue reading

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