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1984. 137 minutes. PG-13
This is one of the best sci-fi films ever made (not named Wars or Trek). I got lots of feedback from friends about this one in the last few days, as it seems everybody has an opinion about the symbolism and meaning of things in Dune. The only way to truly be fair, is to absolutely ignore all of you (especially you, Jen).
2012. 106 minutes. Rated R.
John: “I wish I had just gotten a Teddy Ruxpin!”
Ted: “Take that back.”
When I was younger, I had a stuffed cat named Furball, from the animated 90s series, Tiny Toon Adventures. I wished more than anything that he would come to life. I’m sure most people wished the same thing about their favorite toy (Right? Right???). Ted is writer/director Seth MacFarland’s dream come true. If you have seen his hit TV adult cartoon series, Family Guy, this movie is very reminiscent of the series.
A number of Royal Shakespeare Company actors play in this period piece that takes artistic license with the story of the Nine Day Queen.
Married at 16. Queen for 9 days. Beheaded for treason at age 17. And you thought your teenage years were rough! Protestant Lady Jane (Helena Bonham Carter), cousin to the ailing King Edward, is but a pawn in her parent’s political games when the Duke of Northumberland (John Wood), the most powerful man in the country (what, you thought kings had power???) convinces Jane’s parents to wed her to his youngest son, Lord Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes). They will be well-matched and easily manipulated in a plot to keep Mary from the throne–or so the elders think.