Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary about the making of one of my favorite films; Night of the Living Dead. It contains a treasure trove of trivia about how George A. Romero, NOTLD's director and screenwriter, added the zombie to the classic monster roster with the help of a rag-tag group of investors and first-time actors and filmmakers. But unlike Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, and The Wolfman, zombies were added as a whole, as a collective. Forty-five years after NOTLD's release, zombies are more popular than ever, which makes me a very happy man.
The "Catching Fire" in this case is about the fire that is civil discontent brewing in the 12 districts that will soon be the revolution. But also it is the fire that makes me slowly warm up to this franchise. I hated the first one so much that I walked into this with dread and left mildly surprised… How about that? I say that they did something right.
Before I even start to talk about Frozen, I must tell you the rules:
You HAVE to see this in 3D. Not because of Frozen but because Disney has made magic again. There’s a short before the movie called Get a Horse and it’s worth the overpriced, inflated ticket price charged in theaters today. It’s a jaw-dropping, visual wonder that makes you scream with laughter. It starts out as a tribute to old-school, black-and-white Mickey and friends, then it explodes on the screen. 3D has been taken to the next level. Instead of the tired in-your-face gags, the technology has been used to create another world. I don’t want to spoil too much...Just go see it!
I had a strange sense of connection to Cold Turkey. Not that my family had dysfuntional holidays like the one we see here, but I think, if we had as many out-spoken members as the Turner family, we might have had similarly tumultuous Thanksgivings.
This week: Special 4 Year Anniversary Show Ep 189 with Dean Haglund!
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