PALADIN OF THE LOST HOUR | TWILIGHT ZONE | S1E7

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Finding time to be greater than itself. A young man rescues a “very old man” from muggers in a cemetery, and is befriended by the old man, whom he discovers is a paladin, a guardian of a timepiece that has stopped ticking, holding in limbo the last hour of the universe. Written by the great Harlan Ellison, and screenplayed by … Read More

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SHOULDER ARMS

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War is only as stupid as its combatants. Too soon? A comedy set during World War I – during World War I. Long before Rambo won Viet Nam, Charlie Chaplin won WWI! Writer-director-star Chaplin, the king of physical comedy, addresses the greatest comedy of all – war. Braving public disapproval, he releases SHOULDER ARMS, a breezy lark that follows a … Read More

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A DOG’S LIFE

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Lady and the Tramp. Kids and animals. Now Chaplin has worked with both. In A DOG’S LIFE, writer-director Charlie Chaplin makes a tenuous link between a female mutt fending for herself on the streets and his Little Tramp character fending for himself on the streets. As the little dog lazes in a hideaway and tries to score sustenance, so too … Read More

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DAY AND NIGHT

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The Message Within. DAY AND NIGHT is classic, old-school cartooning at its best; not just the expressive, hilarious drawings, but the ideas behind them – and within them! A short film before TOY STORY 3, this inventive little tale follows a “day person” and a “night person” as they clash in misunderstanding of each other. They are both merely cartoon … Read More

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PRESTO

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Funny Hunger. A magician, his magic top hat and his desperately cute and hungry rabbit. PRESTO is a Pixar featurette before WALL-E and has brought back the classically hilarious “short,” popularized by Warner Bros. and Bugs Bunny cartoons all those decades ago. Presto the Magician is onstage for his act, but his rabbit wants to be fed, so refuses to … Read More

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