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The Beautiful Symmetry of Beauty and the Beast (1991)

I had planned on analyzing Spider-Man 3 for a chiastic structure before moving on to any other film, but I couldn’t get Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991) out of my head, so it looks like this is the one … Continue reading

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Could Disney’s Frozen and Tangled Be Setting the Stage for an Avengers-like Team-up Movie?

When Disney bought Marvel in 2009, the two companies were in the process of making some big changes. Marvel had lofty aspirations of turning the few recognizable characters it still owned into successful movie franchises while Disney was retooling its … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: Ever After: A Cinderella Story

The first time I saw Ever After: A Cinderella Story, I had to stop watching at one point because it was such a depressing sight to behold. After the heroine Danielle has lost her father, been brutally whipped, had her … Continue reading

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How to Destroy the Star Wars Saga in One Easy Step

What one thing could possibly destroy the entire Star Wars saga? Not Jar Jar Binks. Not Anakin Skywalker as a little kid or a whiny teenager. Not Darth Vader yelling “NOOOOOOO!” Not even Yoda jumping around with a little green … Continue reading

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