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Posts tagged ‘Adventure Films’

22
Sep

Photo Play – Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

by HELEN GEIB

a man who understands the importance of tea time

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

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20
Jan

Photo Play – Scaramouche (1952)

by HELEN GEIB

a one shot encapsulation

Scaramouche (1952)

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Last Week: Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Coming Next: Jackie Brown (1997)

30
Dec

Photo Play – The Man from Snowy River (1982)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: snow

The Man from Snowy River (1982)

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9
Dec

Photo Play – Ladyhawke (1985)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: snow

Ladyhawke (1985)

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1
Jan

On DVD/Blu-ray – A Pair of Movies Featuring Snow in the Mountains

by HELEN GEIB

We had a particularly beautiful snowfall Friday night, that heavy snow that outlines every branch and twig and makes the neighborhood look like a snow globe. I didn’t even mind shoveling my driveway because it was a chance to be outside soaking in the sight. In honor of my weekend winter wonderland, this week’s DVD/Blu-ray recommendation is two movies with memorable snowy vistas. They also remind me how glad I am to live at a lower altitude and a more southerly latitude.

Himalaya (1999)

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13
Aug

Photo Play: The Hidden Fortress (1958)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: fairs and festivals

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19
May

Capsule Movie Review – The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

A new film by Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run) sells itself to their many fans. For The Pirates! Band of Misfits, based on a children’s book series, they bring their signature stop-motion claymation to a jolly tale of adventure on the high seas. Read more »

1
May

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: The Edge (1997)

by NIR SHALEV

Billionaire Charles Morse (Sir Anthony Hopkins), his supermodel/trophy wife Mickey (Elle Macpherson), her photographer Robert Green (Alec Baldwin), and his crew arrive at an enormous and beautiful lake house in Alaska. They are surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes that stretch to forever. Charles is book smart; almost too smart. His people skills, outside the business world, are essentially non-existent. He’s awkward, quiet, always inquisitive, and always reading one book or other. But he sees the way in which Robert looks at Mickey. Read more »

1
Apr

Capsule Movie Review – Wrath of the Titans (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

Wrath of the Titans reunites Perseus (Sam Worthington), Zeus (Liam Neeson), and Hades (Ralph Fiennes) for an abbreviated quest that plays second fiddle to a medley of fights with fearsome, hideous mythological creatures. Read more »

14
Jan

Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

by NIR SHALEV

After a 23 year hiatus, Indiana Jones left us begging for more but has at last managed to wrap up the trilogy. Wait… I could have sworn that there was another Indy film that came out in 2007…. Oh, wait! No! It was just a nightmare that the entire planet shared. Well, back to the point: We last saw Indiana Jones Jr. and Sr. drink from the Holy Grail and ride off into the sunset, both literally and metaphorically. And now, master filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s first adaptation of the beloved Tintin cartoon books and animated series has hit the big screens in an all new 3D animated, motion captured, action/adventure extravaganza. It’s nothing short of breathtaking. Read more »