Miracle (2004)

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Kurt Russell is no stranger to Disney. Since the late 60s, he joined the Disney Studios and acted in many films including The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Barefoot Executive, Superdad, etc. He even lent his voice to Disney’s The Fox and the Hound. Heck, when Walt Disney died, legend states that the last words he left were “Kurt Russell” which he had scribbled onto a piece of paper!

"You sure that story's true? I think what really happened was that he scribbled 'Tom Hanks' on a piece of paper!"

“You sure that story’s true? I think what really happened was that he scribbled ‘Tom Hanks’ on a piece of paper!”

So, I’m kinda surprised that I’m only now reviewing a Kurt Russell film on this blog. To top things off, it’s one of his later Disney appearances! That said, it’s not a bad film to start with either.

Based on the true story of the “Miracle on Ice” event that took place during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, Miracle introduces a new generation to this phenomenon. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at Miracle.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)

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So, funny story: this was supposed to be the first movie I reviewed on this site due to somebody requesting it, rather than me choosing it all on my own. I was under the impression that a commenter by the name of “act” had suggested this movie for me to review, so I finally got around to obtaining this film (he suggested this back in October 2014), watching it, and reviewing it.

But, as I was editing this review, I went back to the original comment posted by act and realized that I had made a mistake. He didn’t suggest this movie; he wanted me to review a movie called No Deposit, No Return!

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How could I have made the mistake? Maybe because they’re both Disney films from the 70s, both have titles that are around four words long, and both feature actors Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, and John Williams? It’s possible. Maybe I just misread the original comment? That’s possible too.

All in all, I’d like to apologize to act if you’re reading this and I’ll do my best to get to reviewing No Deposit, No Return as soon as possible! I appreciate your patience.

In the meantime, we might as well go through Hot Lead and Cold Feet together now since I have the review prepared already.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

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Since I’ve finished reviewing Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain, it’s time to talk about that third film in the series: the remake/reboot, Race to Witch Mountain.

Technically, this is actually the 5th film in the series as there were two TV films released before this: Beyond Witch Mountain in 1982 and a remake of Escape to Witch Mountain in 1995. But since my blog is only devoted to the theatrical releases, I only have to review the 2009 film, Race to Witch Mountain.

"Well, whoop dee double guh-er doo for you!"

“Well, whoop dee double guh-er doo for you!”

So, the question arises: Since these Witch Mountain films are somewhat of a success or at least relatively famous, can rebooting the franchise/remaking the film and updating it for a modern audience work? Let’s find out.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Pete’s Dragon (1977)

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With Disney’s onslaught of live-action remakes of their previous films comes the announcement of a remake of their 1977 film, Pete’s Dragon. While the original was a musical, the remake is set to be a regular film with stars such as Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford. The film is set to be released next year, so while we await it, it seems proper to review the original film first.

So, let’s sit back and take a look at this film and see if Pete’s Dragon is any good and worthy to be remade or if it’s not good at all, hence worthy of being remade.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Post Delayed Till July 6th!

Hello readers! I’m sorry to announce again that I have to postpone my review. My review of Pete’s Dragon will have to be published next week, on July 6th. I’ve been busy this past week especially with this being the month of Ramadan for us Muslims. It’s when we fast from food and drink from dawn to sunset for a month and try to do extra prayers, etc. Because of all that, I’ve been busy and just tired as well. So once again, I apologize for the postponement. Thanks!

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