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reviewed Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. July 26, 2001
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Gene Wilder is one of my favorite comedians. It seems to take so little effort to make us all laugh at his antics. He plays an excellent Wonka that has a walking cain even more deadlier than the Riddler's. …
reviewed The NeverEnding Story (1984 film). June 13, 2001
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Poster
I don't know if I have the words to express the way this movie has inpired my life. When I was young, I watched it several times a day until I knew every line, could sing every note of the opening theme …
The Darkangel: The Darkangel Trilogy, Volume I
Meredith Ann Pierce published "The Darkangel" in 1982, well before the current 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' craze. Pierce's heroine, Aeriel is kidnapped by a darkangel to spin and weave for his twelve-and-one …
reviewed The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's .... May 24, 2001
The Princess Bride
If you are as huge a fan as I am of the film princess bride, you will most defintalely enjoy this. The book is more of an expanded version of the film. It has more of an involved romance between Wesley …
reviewed Hook (1991 movie). May 24, 2001
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Hook (1991)
Boo, says the old woman in princess bride at the Critics. Hook is in my top five favorite movies without a doubt. The ones who don't like it, don't understand the underlying thread. Peter grows up - and …
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
I was unable to figure out what all the fuss concerning Harry Potter was about. As a fan of fantasy and someone who works with children, I made a promise to read the first book in the series and discover …
Stardust (novel)
"Stardust" won the Mythpoeic Award for best adult fairy tale. After all, fairy tales are not just for kids. And they're not for wimpy adults, either. Just read "The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales" …
reviewed Monty Python and the Holy Grail. March 31, 2001
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Monty Python's Holy Grail
So thus, I thrust. Oop's cut ya arm off...Tis but a scratch, right? You've had worse? Only a flesh wound? Thats jolly. ______I was so glad when I was introduced to this movie a year ago! It is just th'illy. …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (.... February 06, 2001
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pros: Lots of magic, great sub-plots, well developed characters.     Cons: Dobby and Winky.     The Bottom Line: Drive or fly to your nearest bookstore and pick …
reviewed Sleepy Hollow (film). January 30, 2001
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Sleepy Hollow
If you grew up having Grimm's fairy tales read to you, and you loved them, this movie is for you. Tim Burton and the marvelous cast do an incredible job of creating a hauntingly beautiful movie. The sets …
reviewed Labyrinth. January 05, 2001
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Original Theatrical Exhibition Poster
I love the work of Jim Henson. I enjoy watching the movies and television programs he produced and directed because he was a great film maker and puppeteer. Many of his creations are loveable and some …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (.... December 30, 2000
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
After three books you couldn't help noticing a pretty rigid plot formula in the Harry Potter books: Harry starts out in Privet Drive, goes to Hogwarts, singlehandedly wins a vital Quidditch match, encounters …
reviewed Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Chris.... December 07, 2000
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Pros: Jim Carey is nothing short of brilliant; ideal for children.     Cons: Considerable poetic license taken with the movie     Twas the eve before Christmas …
reviewed Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Chris.... December 01, 2000
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Pros: great sets; wonderful costumes; good script; Jim Carrey is AWESOME     Cons: The mayor (Jeffrey Tambor) annoyed me; lots of little kids in the theater     …
reviewed Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Chris.... December 01, 2000
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Pros: great sets; wonderful costumes; good script; Jim Carrey is AWESOME     Cons: The mayor (Jeffrey Tambor) annoyed me; lots of little kids in the theater     …
reviewed Warlock In Spite of Himself. November 17, 2000
Warlock in spite of Himself Books
Pros: Diverse work of fantasy that holds it all together.      Cons: the political explanations can make the beginning drag a little.      Would still be a perfect …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (.... September 12, 2000
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pros: Too Many To Print!     Cons: None     How does she do it? With each book, we become more and more enthralled! Each can stand proudly on it's own merits, but …
reviewed Tailchaser's Song. September 09, 2000
Tailchaser's Song
Pros: Stands up to repeated reading      Cons: May be too frightening as a young child's bed time tale.      How many times have you watched a cat and wondered …
reviewed King Kong (1933 movie). August 20, 2000
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Poster of the film.
Pros: Unbelievability aside, the action was stupendous     Cons: Why did they try to improve on the best?     Where Godzilla failed as a love story, King Kong excels. …
reviewed The Silmarillion. August 08, 2000
The Silmarillion
"The Silmarillion" is to "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" what the books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) are to the Gospels. While it is certainly possible (indeed, …
reviewed Edward Scissorhands. July 20, 2000
Edward Scissorhands
Pros: Depp is outstanding     Cons: ......        Tim Burton is insane. It's a proven fact. Just makes him all the more lovable. Who else would take a …
reviewed What Dreams May Come (movie). July 09, 2000
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What Dreams May Come
Pros: Robin & Cuba     Cons: not enough Cuba     I have always been a Robin Williams fan so when the opportunity came to see this movie I jumped. I realize …
reviewed The Lord of the Rings (novel). June 01, 2000
The Lord of the Rings (novel)
How can one describe one of the most significant literary experiences of one's life? For the last nearly 20 years, "The Lord of the Rings" has been an almost constant companion. On the average, I read …
reviewed Army of Darkness. May 31, 2000
Army of Darkness
Pros: Special Effects, Script, Bruce Campbell, Direction (by Sam Raimi)     Cons: Campy, Corny, & Cheesy     A user on here, mas13, introduced me to this film …
reviewed The Hobbit (novel). May 26, 2000
The Hobbit- First Edition
I first read "The Hobbit" in the 8th grade, at the age of 13. In the subsequent years, I have probably read it again an additional 20 times.I can't stop. I can't help myself. I hope I never recover.This …
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