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Sick But Recovering….

Folks,
My apologies, but I’ve been laid up with some sort of nasty flu-like virus that has limited my actions pretty much to lying in bed and snacking on tylenol, electrolyte-laced drinks and the odd klonapin for sleeping. LOVE the zepams, people! Things weren’t SO bad. I mean, I was able to watch the entire first season of ABC’s excellent mid-90’s TV series, Murder One and an fine way to spend a few feverish days, that is. I only wish my Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Chosen Collection had shown up the day it was supposed to, instead of a day late.
Anyway, the real point of this post is to drool over the new announcement of:

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24 Season 4 -More Holiday Gift Goodness

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Warning! Minor spoilers ahead!
Season 4 of the compelling and often heart-stopping series 24 was a return to form over the annoying and often silly season 3. The viral terrorism of that year was significantly less compelling than last year’s nuclear threat and as an added bonus, no Kim Bauer! While Elisha Cuthbert is as adorable and sexy as they come, her character was underwritten, whiny and dumber than a box of hammers. Apparently, she’s back in the upcoming season 5 and here’s hoping she’s a better character.

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A DVD For The Kiddies: The Fantastic Four

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By now any self-respecting action film fan or comic book geek knows that Fantastic Four (or The Fantastic Four, if you like your grammar correct) was the 11th highest grossing film of 2005. It’s also likely that The Chronicles of Narnia: Jesus, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will push it down to 12th, once it’s all said and done. Fantastic Four was also not a very good film. Disappointing really isn’t the word, because I didn’t have much hope for this one which actually might explain why I have a few nice things to say about it!
I didn’t hate it and actually found something redeemable here. How so? Please continue, faithful readers!

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All I Want For Christmas Is The Buffy Set – The Rabbi’s Holiday Gift List Continues

Recently, 20th Century Fox released Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Chosen Collection. This is what I want. Ok, it’s true, I already have all 7 seasons on DVD and this set doesn’t have but a few things extra (and I got them from the publicist already). Doesn’t matter. I still want it. That’s the kind of irrational love and fanatical devotion this show inspires. I mean, the box is SO cool looking, right?
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The Rabbi’s Holiday Gift List – Edward Scissorhands: 15th Anniversary Edition

I love Tim Burton. While yes, it is true that I haven’t seen Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory …or, um…. Sleepy Hollow, I have seen and very much enjoyed Beetle Juice, Batman, Batman Returns (although not as much as Batman), Ed Wood, Mars Attacks (I really only liked the “Ack! Ack!” bits) and of course, The Nightmare Before Christmas. True, Burton didn’t direct this last one, Henry Selick did, but it is billed as Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas and Burton created the story and characters. I have Tom Hall to thank for that one, as a group of us watched it one chilly October night in East Hampton, while working for that festival.
That’s all fine and good, but one of the films I hadn’t seen until a few nights ago, was Burton’s fourth feature, Edward Scissorhands.

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