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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The Royale with Cheese TV Club: HBO’s Deadwood

One of the subjects of my blog is the Royale With Cheese Movie Club, an observation of films that everyone in the world has seen – except me.  Whether it was through circumstance or happenstance, I never got around to watching that film when it first came out, and after people tell me “You’ve never…

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My big problem with the new Shazam! movie

Yesterday, I took advantage of a Fandango promotion that gave movie-goers an opportunity to see the new Shazam! movie a week before its official premiere date.  So I spent a few dollars and next thing I know, I’m at Colonie Center, and the new Shazam! movie is on the big screen in front of me.…

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Bill and Ted 3? Excellent, dude!

There was no greater time traveling comedy than Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a low-budget film that dominated the 1988 box office and became a major success story.  The movie follows the adventures of two slackers, Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) as they rode their phone booth /…

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Black Mirror: USS Callister on the Royale with Cheese Movie Club

I had no desire to watch the Super Bowl yesterday.  Hell, I don’t even know who won, although I suspect that with all the memes on Facebook this morning, I wouldn’t have been happy with the results.  Something about the refs giving the victory to the Patriots.  That, and Maroon 5 doing the halftime show. …

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So I watched They Shall Not Grow Old last night…

Last night, I took in a rare (for me) Monday night motion picture, as the Peter Jackson-directed documentary They Shall Not Grow Old premiered for the first date of a two-night engagement. And can I say this?  The film was totally impressive.  Peter Jackson took 100-year-old footage from World War I (the “Great War”) or…

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