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The Songwriter and the Sailor

The Songwriter and the Sailor

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2018

Despite mixed reviews from some humbugging critics, it appears that the family-friendly, literary-based musical is back with a bumbershoot-hoisted bang this holiday season with today’s opening of Mary

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Big-Screen House Call

Big-Screen House Call

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 1st 2018

Fifty years ago, the lavish family musical Doctor Dolittle (1967), starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough, had accumulated a healthy nine nominations for the

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Doing a Lot for Dolittle (2): The Multitudes

Doing a Lot for Dolittle (2): The Multitudes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 31st 2017

For all its production snafus, ranging from the wrangling of hundreds of animals both meticulously trained and not, to the vagaries of weather and logistics involved in location shooting and the va

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Doing a Lot for Dolittle (1): The Mixture

Doing a Lot for Dolittle (1): The Mixture

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 30th 2017

This is the world of Doctor Dolittle (1967), wherein a curmudgeonly Victorian-era English country doctor (first conjured by civil engineer Hugh Lofting in letters home to his children from the Worl

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A November to Remember

A November to Remember

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 15th 2017

Twilight Time’s tremendous five-film November 1080p hi-def Blu-ray lineup is one for this small but sturdy label’s record books in diversity and geography: two fabled dramas set in Japan, two sweet

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