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MY TOP TEN: Megan Shontelle Cross, Nevada City

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My Top 10 favorite movies

1. “Sea Prince and the Fire Child.” A “Romeo and Juliet” spinoff, this animated film was first released in Japan as “Syrius no Densetsu” in 1981. It came to the United Sates in 1982 as a video release.

2. “Swan Lake.” Magic, romance, talking squirrels – what more could you want?

3. “Ten Things I Hate About You.” I have a Shakespeare obsession. This 1999 film is a modern version of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” set in a high school.

4. “O.” This 2001 film is a modern reworking of Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Odin, a black prep-school basketball star in a predominantly white school, confronts murder after a jealous teammate convinces him that his girlfriend is unfaithful.

5. “Little Mermaid.” A 1999 Disney take on the Hans Christian Andersen fable.

6. “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” You need to ask? Rizzo the Rat. A 1999 Henson production version of the Charles Dickens classic with actor Michael Caine as Scrooge.

7. “First Knight.” A 1995 incarnation of the classic story of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Sean Connery plays the wise and noble King Arthur.

8. “Newsies.” Great music, power to kids. A 1992 Disney musical about newsboys who decide to go on strike in 1899 against the big publishers, shutting down circulation for 21¼2 weeks in New York City, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.

9. “Muppet Treasure Island.” Why? The music. This 1996 Henson production updates Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story.

10. “Elizabeth.” Powerful women in history. A 1998 film biography of young Elizabeth I, queen of England.

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