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Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness 3 of 3
The poster art isn't just misleading, it's blatantly incorrect. How are you gonna put three bunches of bananas on a poster for a short film titled Banana in which only one banana is ever seen? C'mon, Illuminaton. Anyway, this one is less a short story and more a vignette. It's an affable vignette about three Minions competing intensely over one banana, eventually drawing into the fracas all the others. It's all physical…
Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness 2 of 3
Much of the humor of Despicable Me is built around how absolutely and absurdly dangerous Gru's lab is for the Minions, and how equally unsuitable his home is for the girls. The first Minion Mini-Movie, Orientation Day, addresses the former and this addresses the latter. It's a bit surprising Miss Hattie would bother inspecting the home, though maybe the inspection wasn't ordered by her. In any event, this has the young-person-standing-on-another-young-person's-shoulders-in-a-trench-coat-pretenting-to-be-a-grown-up gag and that's a classic for a reason: It's funny.
Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.
Michael Moore is still…
The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.
I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…