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  • Avatar 2 2016

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    Let me prognosticate, oh do: was there a sequel to Pocohontas?. I forget. No matter. Maybe it will be The Little Merperson. After all, that was a cartoon.
    Will quantillions of dollars be thrown at it? You bet. Will many opportunities be missed? Going by the list of the ship, I'd suggest yes. Send up the flares! Get a writer, before it's too late.
    Oh, I forgot, Mr Cameron is entering the hall of mirrors. Mr Lucas preceeded him, and…

  • For Your Consideration 2006

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    Chris Guest turns his mischievous attention to the film industry. It's unwatchable in the (English) The Office sort of way: deeply mortifying. Peep-through-your-fingers awful. I loved it. The ultimate mortification is Marilyn Hack's facelift. They must have had so much fun making this movie, I don't know how they managed to get through their takes. It's up there with Best In Show.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

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    I've seen this film more times than any other. How nerdy of me. It's not the best Kubrick in my estimation, but it's up there. And it still stands up. The special effects are fantastic for the time. I first saw it at a Cinerama cinema and the moment when we fly through the two halves of the orbiting space station is epic. One caveat: don't bother unless you can see it at the movies or on a moderately gigantic television. The first half an hour will be deadly dull on anything smaller than a 40'' telly.