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Dec
06

The Cinefantastique Review: TANGLED

Even More Magical Kingdom?: The 3D wonders of TANGLED.

Even More Magical Kingdom?: The 3D wonders of TANGLED.

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED – a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Rapunzel.” Is this the new millennium equivalent of Disney classics like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, or is it a failed and schizophrenic attempt to meld the new and the old into one uneasy mix? Find out as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski visit this 3-D wonderland, asking such pertinent questions as: “Is there such a thing as a Not-All-That-Wicked Stepmother?” and “Are two cute animal characters one too many?” Also this week, we bid farewell to director Irvin Kershner (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) and actor Leslie Nielsen (FORBIDDEN PLANET). Plus, the usual round-up of news, events, and home video releases.

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