The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

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Today’s film is a somewhat infamous one. It has notoriously received negative reviews and was was one of only three films that the renowned film critic, Gene Siskel, walked out of in his professional career!

So naturally I had to check this film out! And after getting a request to do so from a reader, Jon H, I felt the time was right! Do I agree with Gene Siskel on this film? Or do I find this to be an underrated comedy? Read on to find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Aladdin (2019)

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Of all the live-action Disney remakes announced, Aladdin was probably one of the more talked-about for a number of reasons. Would it offend the memory of Robin Williams? Would it portray Middle Eastern/Persian/Indian culture in a less offensive way in some scenes? Would it actually decide if the culture portrayed should be Middle Easter, Persian, or Indian? Is Guy Ritchie really the best choice to direct this film? Would Iago and Rajah be cut?

It seems that most of these worries were quickly relieved as the film grossed over a billion dollars at the box office. But what do I think of this remake? Read on to find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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