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Entries from September 2008

Spirited Away (2001)

September 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Synopsis As a sullen 10-year-old girl named Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) mopes in the backseat of her parents’ car, her mother (Lauren Holly) tries to cheer her up. “Quit whining. It’s fun to move to a new place. It’s an adventure.” Winding up through the hills, her father (Michael Chiklis) seems to get them lost. Instead […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Animation · Beasts and monsters · Coming of age · No opening credits

Clea DuVall

September 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Clea Helen D’etienne DuVall was born September 25, 1977 in Los Angeles. She grew up – in her words – in “the shitty parts of Hollywood.” An only child, DuVall spent a good deal of adolescence by herself, memorizing scenes from Annie, The Empire Strikes Back, or The Jerk and performing them for her parents. […]

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Tags: United Federation of Character Actors

A River Runs Through It (1992)

September 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

Synopsis As an old man threads a fishing line on the Big Blackfoot River, a narrator (Robert Redford) begins: “Long ago, when I was a young man, my father said to me, ‘Norman, you like to write stories.’ And I said, ‘Yes, I do.’ Then he said, ‘Some day when you are ready, you might […]

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Tags: Based on book · Brother/brother relationship · Coming of age · Father/son relationship · Master and pupil · Small town · Sports · Train