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Friday
Aug132010

Will Lord of the Rings get its own Wizarding World theme park?

Now we're talking. I've heard fun things about Universal Orlando's "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" park, but I've always been a Tolkien loyalist. If Harry and Frodo dueled to the death, I'd be right there to help the little halfling out. Harry Potter may solve a few mysteries after class, but Frodo saves all of Middle Earth. Pit Gandalf against Dumbledore and we know who'd win. For these reasons, and more, I'm very happy to learn that Universal and Disney are considering a Lord of the Rings attraction at their theme parks. Perhaps I won't have to go to New Zealand to travel the path to Mordor after all. 

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Monday
Jul122010

DESPICABLE ME shows the heartfelt side of villainy (review)

Rating:  (Good!)

Gru (Steve Carell) is a super villain who takes pleasure in the small gifts of life. He's the kind of meanie who will take the time to create a balloon animal for a child and give it to him just so he can see the kid's face as he pops it. He'll freeze ray people in line at the coffee shop to get his latte quicker. He does crime for the fun of it. Also, for the fame. But like the Grinch, Despicable Me proves that even the most hardened villain has a heart, however small.

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