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Megapodic Movie Hobbits

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was being shown over the weekend on Encore TV. It is always a good watch, but I was reminded yet again of one of the sillier things Peter Jackson did with the movie.

He put extra-large fake feet on the hobbits.

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My Top 12 Blog Posts of 2013

There’s a statistics page on WordPress that lets me see all sorts of information on my blog entries. I get to see things like numbers, what countries readers are from, what people click on, and what search terms have led folks to the blog.

I took a look at my statistics for the year on January 1, and thought I’d share it with you all.

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Barefoot — The Movie

There’s a new romantic comedy coming out on February 21, 2014. (February 21? Really? A new romantic comedy that misses Valentine’s Day by a week?) The good news is that one of the protagonists is barefoot.

The bad news is that she’s an escaped mental patient.

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The Man Who — Part 4

Here’s the conclusion of The Man Who.

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Smiley: Barefoot Australian Boy

I thought folks might be interesting about this old movie, about Smiley. It’s based on a book by the same name by Moore Raymond, and is often referred to as the “Huckleberry Finn” of Australia.

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When I wrote about The Disneyfication of Tom Sawyer, Jake, in one of the comments, recommends the Reader’s Digest version from 1973.

This one stars Johnny Whitaker (from “Family Affair”) as Tom and Jodie Foster (!) as Becky.

This one is a musical (that is, with a few songs interspersed).

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The Disneyfication of Huckleberry Finn

We’ve looked at The Disneyfication of Tom Sawyer. What about that other iconic barefoot boy, Huckleberry Finn?

First, let’s take a look at how an older movie treated him.

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