The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

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A reverend named Albert Fay Hill passed away in 2014. He was most famously known for creating a citizen’s task force made up of women who helped bring down local gambling dens. He later published a book about it in 1968 and Disney adapted it as a comedy film in 1979.

Today, we are going to be reviewing that very film at the request of long-time follower and fellow blogger friend, Rachel Wagner. Sit back and relax as we take a look at The North Avenue Irregulars!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Newsies (1992)

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In 1992, a musical film directed by Kenny Ortega was released. The film received negative reviews and ended up flopping at the box office, but gained quite a cult following throughout the years.

Sounds utterly familiar!
Sounds utterly familiar!

The popularity of the film was so great that the film was eventually adapted as a proper Broadway musical! So, is this film a hidden treasure that just wasn’t understood or appreciated when it first came out? Or is this film honestly deserving of its initial negative reviews? Let’s find out as we explore the cultural phenomenon that is Newsies!

(This was a request by one of my readers. I forget who it was though, so sorry!)

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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