Hamilton on the Royale with Cheese Movie Club

Okay, I realize this is stretching the boundaries of the rules for the Royale with Cheese Movie Club, in which I review films that everyone in the world has seen (except me). But technically, it seems like EVERYONE has seen this Broadway show at some point or another, either in New York City or as…

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The Warner Bros. cartoons that should stay out of circulation

I had thought about this blog post for a while, and I wasn’t really sure how to approach it. In fact, I shelved this blog for a while. Until I heard that HBO Max was bringing back the Warner Bros. cartoon characters in a new iteration of Looney Tunes cartoons. See, in bringing back the…

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My Neighbor Totoro on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

My son Kris is a big fan of Hiyao Miyazaki films.  Kris even has some of the Miyazaki characters as personal tattoos. So when my HBO Now subscription upgraded to HBO Max, and I discovered I now had access to the entire Miyazaki catalog, I asked Kris which film I should start with. “You could…

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The “Three Word Movie” Game

I had fun yesterday on Facebook with a bit of a friend-participation game.  It’s a challenge, a fun challenge at that. Take any movie, and try to challenge people to identify it. But you’re only allowed to use three words to describe the movie. And, as a tougher challenge, you’re not allowed to use any…

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Everybody sing along! ♪ We all live in a yellow submarine … ♪

Every so often, the Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine will make an appearance in one form or another.  It’ll be on the big screen for an anniversary showing, it’ll be released on DVD or Blu-Ray for a special commemorative sale, and then it will eventually return to the Apple vault. Yellow Submarine is a fantastic animated…

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What if you could watch the most controversial Disney movie RIGHT NOW?

In 1946, Disney produced a film that integrated animated and live-action segments together.  It wasn’t the first time Disney did this – in the silent era, Disney’s “Alice” shorts featured a live-action actress interacting with animated characters.  But this film WAS Disney’s first full-length attempt to create such a process, and it would be replicated…

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How the West Was Won on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

So it’s Saturday night, and I see that Turner Classic Movies is airing the 1962 sweeping epic How The West Was Won. It’s been a while, but I figure it’s time to watch this film as part of the Royale With Cheese Movie Club. The Royale With Cheese Movie Club, in case you’re joining the…

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