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Cave of Wonders Podcast, Episode 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Cave of Wonders Podcast, Episode 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Episode Six of our Disney podcast is our first “cheat episode.”  We’re looking into Steven Spielberg’s classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” (Jerry was so excited that he dressed up for this one!) Doug: Website: http://talkmovietome.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/basementnoise Jerry: Website: www.armchaircinema.com Oscar Site: www.armchairoscars.com Blog: www.armchaircinema/wordpress/com Twitter: https://twitter.com/armchaircma

| April 5, 2017
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The Winner is ‘La La Land’ . . . oh wait!

The Winner is ‘La La Land’ . . . oh wait!

La La Land, Damien Chezelle’s sweet romantic confectionary musical about struggling artists set amid the ocean side glow of The City of Angels won the top award of the evening Sunday night taking home only half of its fourteen nominations.  The top prizes included Best Picture, Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for […]

| February 27, 2017
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My annual (and reasonably accurate) Oscar predictions

My annual (and reasonably accurate) Oscar predictions

If you aren’t in love with La La Land, the awards probably aren’t going to be much fun this year.  Yet, due to the Academy’s valiant attempt to make up for last year’s #oscarsowhite scandal, some well-deserving nominees will finally have their day.  Here now are my annual (and I think accurate) Oscar predictions in […]

| February 25, 2017
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The Oscar Nominees: Jackie (2016)

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The Oscar Nominees: Jackie (2016)

From now until February 26th, I will be taking to be taking a brief look at the nominees for The 89th Annual Academy Awards, one film at a time in several categories. Nominated for: Best Actress – Natalie Portman | Best Costume Design | Best Original Score _________________________________________________________ There is an odd musical cue at […]

| February 11, 2017
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The Persistence of Disney, Part 15: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

The Persistence of Disney, Part 15: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

“In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy . . . to wit – the wag of a dog’s tail.” – Josh Billings Lady and the Tramp opens with this lovely statement and thankfully never backs away from it.  This is a movie in love with dogs.  […]

| October 16, 2016
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The Persistence of Disney, Part 12: Cinderella (1950)

The Persistence of Disney, Part 12: Cinderella (1950)

After nearly a decade of sidelining his artistic yearnings in favor of World War II and frustrating limits of his budget, Walt Disney celebrated the birth of the new decade with his first narrative feature in eight years.  It was not just a return to the form that he helped to create but it was […]

| September 25, 2016
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Snowden (2016)

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Snowden (2016)

Where you stand with Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden depends largely on where you sit.  If you believe that Edward Snowden was a hero who brought to light a corrupt government that was using post-9/11 paranoia as an excuse to become an omnipresent and all-intrusive Big Brother then the movie will be right up your alley.  […]

| September 16, 2016
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The Persistence of Disney, Part 9: Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

The Persistence of Disney, Part 9: Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Of all the Disney animated features, Fun & Fancy Free might have the dullest title of them all.  It sounds like something drummed quickly up for a marquee.  It is not only dull, but it is also a little misleading.  The movie is not really about having fun or being fancy free except in the […]

| September 4, 2016
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