I don't know how many film adaptations of A Christmas Carol exist, but the list seems endless. I'm not a maniacal fan of the story (though I don't deny its power or charm) so I've only seen a few of said movies, but to my mind, the only Christmas Carols that matter are Scrooged, the … Continue reading Twenty-Three: A Christmas Carol, Distance, and Holiday Reunions
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Nineteen: The Scarlet Letter, Alcoholism, and “Being True”
The movie was hammered with bad reviews at the time. "Yeah," concedes Gary, "but there's some good work in there."
Seventeen: The Unborn, Trauma, and Jewish Horror Movies
It's kinda weird that Catholicism gets dibs on (arguably) the scariest movie of all time. Where is the Jewish Exorcist?
Thirteen: Batman Begins, Friends with Babies, and Helping the Helpers
Begins is most likely the best of the trilogy and the best Batman film thus far. NO, I can hear you saying, Dark Knight is the best everrrrr. Well, I'm sorry, but you're wrong.
Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes
Harry opts to see his long-gone loved ones for one reason: he is preparing himself for death.
Two: Robocop, Reinvention, & Nostalgia
Gary Oldman, in his little round spectacles, probably deserves better lines than the following: "Aleeeeeeeex! ALEX! Alex. Alex! Alex! ALEEEEX CAN YOU HEAR ME? Alex! Alex! Alex! Alex, no!" (Clearly he cannot hear you, Gary, or he probably would have mentioned it by now).
One: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Character Building, and The Gift of Loss
We inevitably hope the best for Harry because time and time again the boy is subjected to the loss of those he loves.