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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer DVD

Sony Wonder distributed this classic Christmas TV special on DVD in 1999, but since then they’ve released new versions with updated graphics, animated menus, and a few extra features. One of these is a filmed introduction by co-producer Arthur Rankin, … Continue reading

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Monkeybone DVD

Planet of the inner ape Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser) is a successful cartoonist who just sold his strip “Monkeybone” to the Comedy Channel as an animated series. He’s fielding proposals for all kinds of merchandising, and is about to propose … Continue reading

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Fantasia 2000

Sixty years later – a worthy sequel As Steve Martin recaps for us as one of the hosts, the original Fantasia (1940) was planned as an ongoing “concert film” project, adding and subtracting sequences each time it was released. Though … Continue reading

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Dinosaur

The Iguanodon King It begins in the egg, as everyone’s story does. But before the egg can hatch, it has as many adventures as Indiana Jones, before finally coming to rest on an island inhabited by an advanced race of … Continue reading

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George of the Jungle

What Tooki-tooki So Long? I dreaded seeing this one. Of course like most folks my age, I adored the Jay Ward television cartoons from which this film is adapted – but most folks only remember the crowd-pleasing theme song, and … Continue reading

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Theater of Pain Why remake Island of Lost Souls, one of the most chilling horror classics of the ‘30s, which has already been remade at least twice? Two possibilities: public domain source material and modern creature f/x.

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Joe’s Apartment

Jammin’ at Joe’s MTV breaks into features with this bigscreen expansion of John Payson’s short. Jerry O’Connell plays sweet-faced hick Joe, seeking his fortune in the Big City, only to get beat up by hard knocks exaggerated to a ridiculous … Continue reading

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Dragonheart

Minimum Wage A well made medieval adventure film which is also partly a buddy picture – but in this case, the buddy makes all the difference. Sean Connery supplies the voice of Draco, last of the dragons and the most … Continue reading

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