Tag Archives: Fantasy

Review #777 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (***)

It’s here; it’s finally here. As the end of a trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies doesn’t have the emotional impact that The Return of the King, but it’s still fine movie-making. The titular battle is a sweeping epic … Continue reading

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750 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green (***1/2)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a beautiful, sweet story of a childless couple who reap the benefits – and unintended consequences – of wish fulfillment. It’s framed as a fantasy, but it is leavened with dollops of honesty, … Continue reading

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748 – Escape from Tomorrow (**1/2)

On the final day of his family’s vacation at Disney World, a man finds his sanity rapidly slipping away. Escape from Tomorrow, filmed guerrilla style at the actual Disney resort in Florida, is part marital melodrama, part horror show, and … Continue reading

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707 – Oz the Great and Powerful (***)

Oz the Great and Powerful managed to pull off a trick I didn’t think possible – it continued the spirit of its legendary predecessor. It’s a flight of fancy marked with darkness and tense, scary situations. It’s glorious to watch … Continue reading

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685 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (***1/2)

A shortish book is drawn out to not one but three full-length feature films, the better to flesh out characters who need, uh, fleshing, and the better to tell every bit of the tale. This is the story of Bilbo … Continue reading

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