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The Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet, starring Lucille Ball and John Agar
The Magic Carpet, starring Lucille Ball and John Agar (Editor’s note: originally published at Lucille Ball, used with permission) I’ve just finished watching The Magic Carpet with my children, having DVR’ed it earlier.  How can I describe this movie?  The word “cheesy”comes to mind; it’s a very typical...
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7th Voyage of Sinbad

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) starring Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) starring Kerwin Mathews,  Kathryn Grant,  Richard Eyer,   Torin Thatcher The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is best remembered as a Ray Harryhausen special effects extravaganza.  And as a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen’s work, I certainly appreciate the great work that he...
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The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug, by Peter Jackson  I saw The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug last Saturday with my wife, and I really wanted to love this movie–but I didn’t. If I hadn’t read the book, I would have thought it a typical adventure fantasy...
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