Author Archives: Laura Rachel

James Garner (1928-2014)

(1928-2014) Move Over, Darling (1963) Rated NR Five years after his wife, Ellen, disappears at sea in a plane crash, successful lawyer Nick Arden decides it’s time to move on: He has Ellen declared legally dead, remarried and sets off … Continue reading

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Grand Piano (2013) Rated R

Moments before a concert pianist performs his comeback performance he receives a message that threatens his life as will as the ones around him. The thought process of this film was interesting. Having film take place mostly on a stage … Continue reading

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Odd Thomas (2013) Rated PG-13

A young man with telepathic abilities tries to stop a tragedy from happening. Based on the book by Dean R Koontz. I have always thought Dean Koontz’s books would work well as a film. This was no exception, although this was one of the … Continue reading

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That Awkward Moment (2014) Rated R

Three bachelors are confronted with the question, “Where is this relationship going?” to what they call That Awkward Moment. Thinking this film was going to be clever with a few sex jokes thrown in for tradition, it is not, it’s … Continue reading

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47 Ronin (2013) Rated PG-13

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death of their master from a shogun. Based on the true story of the 47 Ronin. The filmmakers take the historical story of 47 Ronin and decide to make it a … Continue reading

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An American Christmas Carol (1979) Rated NR

Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, London is transformed to Concord, New Hampshire during the great depression. Benedict Slade is the modern Mr. Scrooge without the cruelty that Scrooge is. Slade is more of a business man and is willing … Continue reading

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American Movie (1999) Rated R

A documentary on a filmmaker’s journey to complete his low-budget film. I watched this film because so many people said it was great film on showing the hardship of getting a movie made. Which this is but I struggled with … Continue reading

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August: Osage County (2013) Rated R

A dysfunctional family comes together when the patriarch disappears. Based on the play by Terry Letts. August: Osage County is brilliantly casted with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot … Continue reading

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Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Rated R

A pregnant woman fears that her baby may be chosen for an occult ritual. Based on the novel Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin. Although, I get what all the fuss is about surrounding this film I was not as intrigued as … Continue reading

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The Story of David (1976) Rated PG

The life of King David from the Bible. This, I must say is the most historically accurate Biblically based film I’ve ever seen. The costumes to the setting. Everything looks, sounds, and feels like you just stepped out of the … Continue reading

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