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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

‘Cinderella’ is an Improved Masterpiece

Review of 2015's "Cinderella."
Cinderella (Lily James) and the prince (Richard Madden) meet for the first time.
(Walt Disney Pictures)
Sometimes Disney outdoes Disney. When news broke that Walt Disney Pictures was going to make a live action version of one of their most popular animated movies, many were skeptical. The original is such a classic, how could it be improved? Or worse - what if it they failed miserably? Disney’s last attempt of re-inventing Sleeping Beauty with Maleficent was met with mixed reviews. They won’t be having that same problem with this one.

The 2015 Cinderella will exceed just about everyone expectations for the film. Yes, it’s that good.  Even those who are not fans of the original will find this one hard to like. All those questions you’ve had like “Why did Cinderella allow herself to be bullied like that? Why didn’t she leave? Did she really expect a prince to come a save her?” are answered.

There really isn’t anything new to the story. In fact, this version features a few items found in the original folklore stories that are not featured in the 1951 cartoon. However, the prince (Richard Madden) gets a lot more screen time this time around and we get to know his character a lot more. There is also a surprisingly sweet scene between him and his father (Derek Jacobi) giving him a lot more to his personality.

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