This week’s pick… Labyrinth (1986)
Well that was a long weekend of football (Thursday to Tuesday!), but it was a fun one. Atlanta and Philadelphia both lost, proving they’re mortal, and Indianapolis and Green Bay found new life. And then there is the bizarre situation where Tampa Bay (9-6) is coming off a victory over the Seattle Seahawks (6-9), yet Tampa Bay now needs a miracle to make the playoffs and Seattle just needs to win and they’re in. And you thought the Electoral College was a messy situation!
This week’s DVD… A Christmas Carol (1999 TNT film)
When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in the nineteenth century, he created something so ahead of its time, the tale is still misunderstood today. (And that’s amazing when you consider that in the last century we’ve become much more accustomed to unique structures for sci fi and fantasy tales.) As a result, adaptation after adaptation has fallen short of the source material, with some versions too willingly slipping into parody. Thankfully, the 1999 Hallmark made-for-television TNT adaptation starring Patrick Stewart is a version that would have made Charles Dickens proud.
Why does this one work so well? Indeed, why does the original novella work so well? There are two main reasons.
I was walking my dog this morning when I came across some squirrels. (For some reason, many squirrels were out this morning.) Now, before I continue you should know a few things:
MGM has finished restructuring itself and has the money for its part of The Hobbit films. Here’s the story.
I’ll never forget December 19, 2001. I had looked forward to the date for so many years, even before I knew exactly when the date would be. I had always dreamed of going to the theater to see The Lord of the Rings, and to not only enjoy it myself, but to see the other people in the theater get drawn into the story and share the adventure with me.
This week’s DVD… Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.
Aliens attack the North Pole. Who will save Christmas?