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Pocahontas Review


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One of the worst animated films in Disney history, you'll get more genuine history out of a pop-up book than you will in Disney's infamously bad Pocahontas.

In real life, Pocahontas was an Algonquin Indian who is said to have prevented the execution of colonist John Smith in 1607 by her father when she was only 12 years old. Since Smith couldn't speak Powhatan, his interpretation of the events may be mistaken, but it's generally thought today that the story is true. In thanks, Pocahontas was later captured by settlers at Jamestown, taught English, and taken to England where she was celebrated as an "Indian princess" and married off. Before much time could pass, though, she got smallpox (or some other disease) and died at the ripe old age of 23.

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Demon Knight Review


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Appallingly straightforward horror fare from the Tales from the Crypt fellows gives us a men vs. demon routine as Billy Zane's "Collector" attempts to retrieve an ancient relic from Sadler's man on the run. He holes up in an old church and the siege begins, as Zane summons a load of demons to help out in the fight. Borrowed pretty much wholesale from Rio Bravo and Assault on Precinct 13.
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