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THE CINEMATIC CALAMITY GOODBYE SPECIAL

[Reading time: 4 minutes] Howdy, Cinematic Calamity fans everywhere! Well, this is my 16th article, and it’s also, I am very sorry to say, my final one as the Master of Movie Disasters is putting his quill back in the... Continue Reading →

THE TOP TEN WORST KIDS TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME

DORA THE EXPLORER (DORA L’ESPLORATRICE) Story: Hispanic toddler Dora Marquez, who lives in the jungle with her mother and her pet monkey Boots, goes on a quest to find or do something important, and overcomes three challenges in each episode,... Continue Reading →

TOP 10 BEST KIDS’ SHOWS OF ALL TIME

[Reading time: 7 minutes] 10. THE MUPPET SHOW Story: a variety-show set in an old vaudeville theatre featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in a series of slapstick and surreal sketches and songs. Praise: The characters’ personalities... Continue Reading →

SPIDERMAN: THE TOEI SERIES (L’UOMO RAGNO)

Japanese, 1978, Superhero/Science-Fiction/Tokusatsu/Drama, created by Saburo Yatsude and produced by Susumu Yoshikawa, Toei.  Starring Shinji Todo, Rika Miura, Izumi Oyama, Yoshiharu Yabuki, Mitsuo Ando, and Yukie Kagawa. Konichiwa, everybody!  It’s time to get a little bit politically-incorrect on the CINEMATIC... Continue Reading →

THE CINEMATIC CALAMITY SPECIAL 3: RIVERDALE, OVER AND OUT!

[Reading time: 5 minutes] “Archie’s here, Betty’s here, Veronica too! Reggie’s here, hey Jughead, where are you?  We wanna dance, and we wanna sing, have some fun and go adventuring, and everything’s Archie!” Picking up where last week’s column left... Continue Reading →

LA CINEMATIQUE CALAMITE SPECIALE RIVERDALE PARTIE DEUX

[Reading time: 5 minutes] Bonjour!  Vive la République, et vive la France!  Before starting this review, I would like to thank the people of France for electing Emmanuel Macron as the new President, thus defeating the extreme-right candidate Marine Le... Continue Reading →

A CINEMATIC CALAMITY SPECIAL

Greetings, fellow followers of fouled-up filmmaking!  I promised you a review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen last week… But when I’m not sipping tea and eating Chocolate Digestives in front of the most malevolent meandering messes of the movie... Continue Reading →

THE FOG (NEBBIA ASSASSINA)

[Reading time: 4 minutes] American, 2005, Horror, directed by Rupert Wainwright, Columbia.  Starring Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, and Selma Blair.  Based on a 1980 film by John Carpenter. Horror film remakes are more often than not a way to reintroduce... Continue Reading →

POKEMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK

[Reading time: 5 minutes] POKEMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK (POKEMON: MEWTWO COLPISCE ANCORA, formerly known as POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE) Japanese, 1999, Anime/Science-Fiction/Fantasy, directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, Oriental Light & Magic / Toho / Nintendo.  This review is of the English... Continue Reading →

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