Tag Archives: The Wizard of Oz

The New Year’s Resolutions: Update #6

I’m a little late with my monthly update on my New Year’s Resolutions. It’s been 35 days since I wrote my last update (it published 32 days ago). The reason for that: I’ve hit a huge wall. Or rather, I’ve become distracted with other projects, specifically the flood of French films that I’ve been watching. However, if I’m going to use this list to keep me honest, then I have to give an update. And at least a little bit of progress was made. Continue reading


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The Eight Scariest Things in The Wizard of Oz

I watched The Wizard of Oz (1939) every year from the time I was 5 until… well, until I decided that I was “too old” to watch it. It was probably some time around age 10 or 11. One of the networks would air it every year and my mom would call me in, and the whole family would watch it together. Age 10 or 11 is the last time I watched The Wizard of Oz. Since Warner Brothers sent me a free copy of the film as part of the Blu-ray Elite program, I’ve recently had a chance to revisit the Emerald City and the merry old land of Oz. My first thought upon completing it was, “This is the perfect kids movie in every way”. Then something else dawned on me. There are a LOT of things in that movie that could potentially scare the little ones. I know that my five year old nephew, the author of a few reviews here, would probably struggle a little bit. Here are the eight things in The Wizard of Oz most likely to give nightmares to a kid (and some adults, too). Continue reading


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Come on Baby, Light These Movie Characters on Fire

I could give some sort of preamble here, an introductory paragraph of sorts. Doors reference aside, I think the headline is as much truth in advertising as you’ll ever find. What is this? It’s a list of movie characters who were lit on fire. It all begins with a spark:

Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight
I suppose this also includes Rachel Dawes- both were taken down via explosion. But Harvey’s trial by fire is the one that we witnessed. Continue reading


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