The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

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A reverend named Albert Fay Hill passed away in 2014. He was most famously known for creating a citizen’s task force made up of women who helped bring down local gambling dens. He later published a book about it in 1968 and Disney adapted it as a comedy film in 1979.

Today, we are going to be reviewing that very film at the request of long-time follower and fellow blogger friend, Rachel Wagner. Sit back and relax as we take a look at The North Avenue Irregulars!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Newsies (1992)

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In 1992, a musical film directed by Kenny Ortega was released. The film received negative reviews and ended up flopping at the box office, but gained quite a cult following throughout the years.

Sounds utterly familiar!

Sounds utterly familiar!

The popularity of the film was so great that the film was eventually adapted as a proper Broadway musical! So, is this film a hidden treasure that just wasn’t understood or appreciated when it first came out? Or is this film honestly deserving of its initial negative reviews? Let’s find out as we explore the cultural phenomenon that is Newsies!

(This was a request by one of my readers. I forget who it was though, so sorry!)

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

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Today we look at a film that I’m pretty sure most of you haven’t even heard of before! It’s not well-known (and maybe for a particularly good reason too), but there’s always a sense of joy in watching and reviewing these lesser-known films! Without further ado, let’s dive into the comedic family picture from Disney, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing!

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Originally planned to be a Disney Channel Original Movie, today’s film was deemed good enough to be upgraded to a theatrical release. As a result of that, the film received mixed reviews and didn’t perform all that amazingly at the box office. Nevertheless, the film has since gone on to gain a cult following who watches it at least once a year around Halloween time. Without further ado, let’s take a look at Hocus Pocus!

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Night Crossing (1982)

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In 1979, two families escaped East Germany by constructing a hot air balloon and flying/riding/taking (not sure what the correct verb is) it over the border to West Germany. In 1982, their story was brought to life by Disney in a theatrical film, Night Crossing. At the time, many people considered it to be one of Disney’s most serious films ever. Today, we’re gonna take a look at this film.

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