Terry Gilliam has done it again – created a story that has a heavy message but yet manages to turn it into an enjoyable movie where the common person can grasp a seemingly complex issue. What’s the heavy message – complex issue here? One that Monty Python has grappled with – The Meaning of Life.
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The NeverEnding Story, written by Herman Weigel and Michael Ende and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, first appeared in 1984.I was a kid at that time, who liked sci-fi; yet this was another movie I did not go to see. However, seeing it now as an adult 32 years later, I was I admit a little skeptical about watching this. Would it be lame? Would the story be dumb? Would the special effects hold up and still be impressive in today’s modern cinema?
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Getting to watch the 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts, Animation, was so much fun! Seeing the creativity of the artists as they tell the stories I find so interesting and intriguing. Eight very well done shorts were shown; however only five are up for winning the Oscar: Bear Story, Sanjay’s Super Team, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, World of Tomorrow, and Prologue.
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Recently I got to see the classic 1984 movie The Last Starfighter. I remember having seen it once on TV as a kid sometime in the 80s, and liking it then. What’s not to like about science fiction, video games, and cool spaceships?
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Gremlins, directed by Joe Dante, is an interesting combination of many elements. At first thought, it doesn’t sound like this story should be good. Take a cute creature, have it go through a pupil stage where it becomes scaly and mean, and turn it into a family movie? But it does work, as many will agree.
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LABYRINTH is … it’s… how do you describe a movie that includes elements of the traditional coming-of-age genre, Monty Python-inspired medieval images, and the combined zaniness and creativity of both David Bowie and the mob of different sized Muppets? Unlike some of the previous movies I’ve gotten to review so far, this movie I had seen before. Multiple times. Like all good stories, and films, I see something different each time.
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This was my first time seeing the movie Friday the 13th. That might sound surprising, in that I do enjoy a good scary movie and mysteries. Perhaps I never saw it before because when it first came out in 1980 I was very much a little kid, and by the time i was old enough and interested I preferred to see new movies. So I came into the theater with very limited knowledge about this movie.
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