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THE KING’S SPEECH

In drama on December 25, 2010 at 11:10 am

I don’t think there’s been a more endearing representation of a stutterer on-screen since Porky Pig; and he wasn’t in the position of the King of England, who had to repeatedly speak to his people through radio addresses and live engagements. (The pig got off light.) But, THE KING’S SPEECH, isn’t so kind to King George VI. A man who was thrown into the throne, faced the oncoming of a second World War, and had to deal with a surly Australian that not only wanted the stammerer to speak, but to speak about personal things.

It’s this sly twisting and turning of a movie that could have been very boring, that makes The King’s Speech one of the best movies of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quick Lesson, Never Walk Through Mirrors Or Fall Down Rabbit Holes

In Fantasy on November 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Had to catch up on the fantasy movies that have neither a Potter or a Hobbit in them, which meant I had to see Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Terry Gilliam’s THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS. One I felt was a clever take on a classic story, with over the top visuals and performances (especially of the Johnny Depp variety); the other was a confusing take on retreads that the visual director has taken before and was shot like a bad TV movie.

And I just realized those descriptions won’t help you figure out which is which… Read the rest of this entry »