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30-for-30: The Birth of Big Air

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Genre Grandeur – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – Digital Shortbread


Hey everyone, I’m featured once again over on MovieRob for September’s Genre Grandeur (favorite ’70s movies). Come check out my thoughts on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

1970gg For this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the 70’s, here’s a review of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) by Tom of Digital Shortbread.

Thanks again to Sherise of The Girl That Loved to Review. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by me.

In honor of the month when Marty McFly came to visit us here in 2015, I have decided that we will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring time travel.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of October by sending them to timetravel@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Let’s see what Tom thought of this movie:



Number of times seen: dozens, though the most recent watch was probably about 10 years ago now


Brief Synopsis: A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory…

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Release: Friday, August 21, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Paul Weitz Directed by: Paul Weitz Grandma is a misleading title for a film dealing with taboos such as teen pregnancy and abortion. Presenting a thoroughly convincing conundrum in which a young girl turns to her unstable grandmother following a one-night stand that causes her to become pregnant, Paul Weitz's latest deflects accusations … Continue reading Grandma