Category Archives: Favorite Films

Personal favorite films of mine, as well as must-see movies

Devil’s Advocate: The Black Cauldron

“Legend has it, in the mystic land of Prydain, there was once a king so cruel and so evil, that even the Gods feared him. Since no prison could hold him, he was thrown alive into a crucible of molten … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Ghostbusters

“Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost? Pick up your phone and call the professionals. Ghostbusters! We’re ready to believe you!” Movies are a collaborative effort, some more than others. Dan Aykroyd and … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

“You are, without doubt, the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of.”“But you have heard of me.” Ahoy me hearties and landlubbers alike! Today be September 19, a most special day on the calendar. Fer in the year o’ our Lord … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

“What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful.”“People kept robbing it.” “Small price to pay for beauty.” Adapted from a screenplay by William Goldman, director George Roy Hill’s 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, opens with a … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Batman: The Movie

“Gives a feller a good feeling knowing they’re up there doing their job.” Before Christian Bale, before George Clooney or Val Kilmer, before Michael Keaton, there was Adam West. A minor actor, still somewhat struggling in Hollywood, he was taking … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: The Dark Knight

“The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” With the blockbuster success of Batman Begins, anticipation was high for Christopher Nolan’s follow-up. Fans were excited. Even critics were looking forward to it. … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Batman Begins

“Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.” By the end of the 20th century, the Batman film franchise had fallen quite far indeed. The 1989 film Batman, directed by Tim Burton, had been a … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: The Muppet Movie

“Why are there so many songs about rainbows,and what’s on the other side?” In 1979, the Muppets were at the peak of their popularity. The Muppet Show had been running since 1976, and children and adults both regularly tuned in … Continue reading

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Favorites Films: Fantasia & Fantasia 2000

…It’s my very pleasant duty to welcome you here on behalf of Walt Disney, Leopold Stokowski, and all the other artists and musicians whose combined talents went into the creation of this new form of entertainment, Fantasia. As Deems Taylor, … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: The Matrix

“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” That quote by Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) during a pivotal scene in The Matrix illustrates not only a central aspect of the film, but … Continue reading

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