My 10 Teen Favourite Fantasy Films from the 1980s

10. Splash (1984) Director: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah, John Candy Allen Bauer (Hanks) is trying to make something out of his life after his latest romantic disaster. His older brother Freddie (Candy) is not much help and therefore he decides to go to Cape Cod where, as a child, he nearly drowned.…

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Peter Jackson’s fourth foray into Middle Earth is one of those rare films that take a ridiculous amount of hype in their stride and still manage to come out on top. Bilbo Baggins‘s (Martin Freeman) peaceful existence is disrupted by the arrival of wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), who…

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Troll Hunter (2010)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Andrรฉ ร˜vredal’s film is a dark modern fairy tale that despite employing the overused premise of found footage, it still manages to be suspenseful and funny. Thomas (Glenn Erland Tosterud), Johanna (Johanna Mรธrck) and Kalle (Tomas Alf Larsen) are three university students who set out to make a video documentary…

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Elsewhere…

During the past month I have been busy typing articles over at Hubpages. Below is what I’ve published so far. Silent Sirens: Theda Bara (Part 1) She was billed as the daughter of an Eastern Prince and a French actress, born in the Sahara desert, where she spent much of her childhood under the shadow…

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Red Riding Hood (2011)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Catherine Hardwicke‘s take on Little Red Riding Hood is as bland and monotonous as they come, and despite having one big bad wolf, it lacks bite. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is in love with Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) but her parents have promised her in marriage to Henry (Max Irons), the blacksmith’s…

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The Arrival (2007)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ The Arrival is a gorgeous migration story that is testament to Shaun Tan‘s gifts as an artist and a story-teller. A man leaves his wife and young daughter in order to go and look for better prospects abroad. It is a long and lonely journey which brings him to aย marvelousย yet…

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