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"ENCHANTED" (2007) Review

I found myself experiencing mixed emotions regarding Disney’s new live-action film, "ENCHANTED". On one hand, the movie – more or less – turned out to be exactly how I had expected. The trailer had pretty much revealed the gist of the movie. Yet, when I finally saw it, I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I had expected I would. Read more... )
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Below are images from the Disney 2007 romantic-fantasy comedy, "ENCHANTED". Directed by Kevin Lima, the movie starred Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey: Read more... )
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"TOPSY-TURVY" (1999) Review

I have very limited past experience with the world of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. I have never seen a stage production of any of their works. And I am vaguely familiar with one of the tunes featured in their most famous play, "The Mikado", thanks to the 1978 comedy thriller, "FOUL PLAY". Pathetic is it not? Read more... )
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Below are images from the 1999 Gilbert and Sullivan biopic movie, "TOPSY TURVY". Directed by Mike Leigh, the movie starred Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner: Read more... )
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"OUR MUTUAL FRIEND" (1998) Review

As a rule, I have never been an ardent fan of Charles Dickens' novels. I suppose my aversion to his writing stemmed from being forced to read his 1838 tale, "Oliver Twist", while in my early teens. That was the last time I had read a Dickens novel, but several film and television adaptations of his work awaited me for many years down the road. And I did not warm up to them. Read more... )
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Below are images from "OUR MUTUAL FRIEND", the 1998 television adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1865 novel. Adapted by Sandy Welch, the miniseries was directed by Julian Farino: Read more... )

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