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New Fall Shows on TV 2014

  Madam Secretary (CBS) Tea Leoni plays a former CIA agent whose former boss, now the president of the United States, asks her to take on the role of Secretary of State after an accident claims the life of the … Continue reading

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Robin Williams (1951-2014)

(1951-2014) Aladdin (1992) Rated G When resourceful “street rat” Aladdin falls in love with the sultan’s beautiful, independent daughter, there’s nothing he won’t do to win her heart — including enlisting the help of a scene-stealing genie. Dead Poets Society … Continue reading

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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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