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Watch Wednesday #15: Halloween Movie Countdown — Monster House

If you're looking for family friendly horror flicks, you'll find very quickly that the pool you get to pick from is quite small, and those pickings are, more often than not, quite disappointing.  Yes, there's the ever-entertaining Hocus Pocus, and The Nightmare Before Christmas is incredible, but then we get down to Spookly the Square Pumpkin (yes, this… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #15: Halloween Movie Countdown — Monster House

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Watch Wednesday #14: Halloween Movie Countdown — Coraline

Out of all the holidays in a year, Halloween is up there in the top three.  I love Halloween.  I love choosing a costume, dressing up, going to parties, and trick-or-treating.  But I really love Halloween movies.  SO MUCH. We've all got our favorite Halloween movies.  One of my friends does a full month of Halloween films… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #14: Halloween Movie Countdown — Coraline

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Watch Wednesday #13: Why Princess and the Frog is Severely Underrated

I know that we're approaching our 63rd post today, but I need to admit that I'm still figuring out what I really enjoy writing about, and what I hope you guys have fun reading.  For Watch Wednesday, while I enjoy noting things that I think you should be watching, I'm hoping to expand that. The… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #13: Why Princess and the Frog is Severely Underrated

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Watch Wednesday #12: Snow White with the Red Hair

When I was little, I was incredibly keen on the idea of a prince coming and sweeping me off my feet.  I remember getting into bed one night and realizing that I had forgotten to brush my teeth.  I thought, "Meh, whatever, I'm going to sleep," but as I snuggled in I thought, "Wait, what… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #12: Snow White with the Red Hair

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Watch Wednesday #11: How to Raise Wolves

I'm realizing more and more how many Japanese animated movies I've been missing out on.  We've discussed the lack of Asian films making it into English cinemas.  Even when they do get a small moment in our theatres, advertising is usually as sparse as the showtimes. So, how do we find films that aren't shoved… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #11: How to Raise Wolves

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Watch Wednesday #10: Anne of Green Gables

I feel like adapting book series for film is possibly the gutsiest thing you can ever step out to do.  When you're reading a book, you are managing the screenplay.  You are the director.  While there's a certain amount of description and direction put forth by the author, for the most part it is the… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #10: Anne of Green Gables

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Watch Wednesday #9: The Strongest Woman in the World

Foreign attitudes concerning gender are always interesting to me.  If you're as interested in the media provided by Eastern countries as I am, by now you probably have seen some fairly outdated cultural expectations based around gender; outdated in comparison to Western social standards, I mean. In Asian cultures, ideologies concerning women are still outdated… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #9: The Strongest Woman in the World

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Watch Wednesday #8: Kimi no Na Wa

Foreign films don't have a huge place in American cinemas.  This is due to a variety of factors, but it all comes down to the fact that if you live in the United States, the chances of a non-native-English-speaking film being available for view in theatres are relatively low.  Like, super low. So, when foreign… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #8: Kimi no Na Wa

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Watch Wednesday #7: Join the Team

Revivals, reboots, remakes--they're nothing new, they've been happening since, well, ever.  However, it seems like film and television are seeing a greater influx of them.  Disney has an entire line-up of planned live-action remakes of their animated classics.  X-Files had its revival just recently.  Archie saw its reboot in Riverdale.  Clearly, it's happening, and it's been happening… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #7: Join the Team