Jerome Courtland

Jerome Courtland

Jerome Courtland Quick Links

Film RSS

Escape To Witch Mountain Review


Good
Decades before Harry Potter wowed millions, another orphaned kid with magical powers delighted children in literature and the movies. Two of 'em, in fact. (Kids and movies, I mean.)

Watch carefully and you'll find Harry's origins written all over Escape to Witch Mountain. Young Tia and Tony (Harry Potter) find themselves orphaned and without memory of their parents. When their foster parents die, they're sent to an orphanage, where an evil capitalist named Deranian (Voldemort) tries to subvert their budding magical powers -- levitation, telepathy, animal communication, and more -- for his own whims. They escape and head for the mythical Witch Mountain (Hogwarts), where they're sure they'll be accepted. They get there thanks to an old map (lightning bolt scar) that Tia has, reminding her of her past. Helping them along the way is a crotchety but folksy camper (Hagrid) and a pet cat (owl), not to mention various other obstacles and helping hands -- including a magic harmonica (wand).

Continue reading: Escape To Witch Mountain Review

Return From Witch Mountain Review


Bad
Not even Christopher Lee and Bette Davis can rescue this sequel to Escape to Witch Mountain from being a derivative and nightmarish experience.

Oddly, the biggest offense isn't the asinine plot -- which has Lee and Davis promptly kidnapping the alien/magical kids on their inexplicable and sudden return to earth -- and seizing control of a nuclear power plant in a pathetic extortion scheme. (How do they get control of the plant? They force little Tony to levitate the plant's only guard into the air! Oh no!)

Continue reading: Return From Witch Mountain Review

Jerome Courtland

Jerome Courtland Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Filmmaker


Suggested

Forest Live 2019 Preview

Forest Live 2019 Preview

Forest Live at Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent is on between 14th and 16th June.

Aldous Harding - Concorde 2, Brighton 15.05.2019 Live Review

Aldous Harding - Concorde 2, Brighton 15.05.2019 Live Review

To promote the release of her latest album 'Designer', Aldous Harding has undertaken an extensive European tour. On Wednesday night Harding played to...

Advertisement
Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve have spent the last few years rising to the top of underground hip-hop and becoming one of the most exciting acts in the whole genre.

Seven artists that made me: Yes We Mystic

Seven artists that made me: Yes We Mystic

Who inspired Yes We Mystic?

Advertisement

Jerome Courtland Movies

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.