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Memorial Day Films 2015

Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Rated R Based on the book of the same name, this World War II drama reconstructs the events surrounding the six U.S. soldiers who were instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag … Continue reading

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The Last Five Years (2014) Rated PG-13

A struggling actress and her novelist husband analyze the deconstruction of their marriage. Based on Jason Robert Brown’s musical by the same name. Let me begin by saying that this is a musical film, as in no speaking parts, only singing.  … Continue reading

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Pioneer Woman (1973) Rated PG

After the death of her husband, a homesteading wife must decide whether to stay and fight for her farm or take her children back East. This film is a realistic representation of the West, accurately portraying the mid to late-1800’s … Continue reading

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Love is Strange (2014) Rated R

Ben and George get married after being together for 39 years. Upon hearing the news, George’s employer terminates him from his Catholic teaching post.  George and Ben are then forced to live separately with other family members. Here they go … Continue reading

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This is Where I Leave You (2014) Rated R

When their father passes away, four siblings are forced to return home and spend a week together under the same roof. It is based on Jonathan Tropper’s book by the same name. At first, I thought this film was going … Continue reading

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Fast Five (2011) Rated PG-13

Dominic Toretto and his crew go up against a Brazilian drug lord to buy back their freedom. Fast 5 is a seamless transition from the prior films’ street racing theme to a heist action series.  Holding true to the Fast … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Key (2010) Rated PG-13

A journalist goes in search for a girl and her family whose lives were ripped apart during the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942. Based on an adaptation of the novel with the same title by Tatiana de Rosnay. This film … Continue reading

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Time of the Wolf (2002) Rated G

A boy befriends a wolf after the loss of his parents. This film is reminiscent of other wolf-related films like The Journey of Natty Gann, A Cry of the Wild, and White Fang. In my opinion, it is also of … Continue reading

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The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972) Rated NR

In order to hold onto his land, Joshua Cabe needs daughters. He hires three women to help him out, only he gets more than he bargained for with a hooker, pickpocket and thief filling the roles. This is one of … Continue reading

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Harvest for the Heart (1994) Rated G

The night before his wedding, Jacob Hansen leaves town. Twenty years later, he returns to find his former fiancée married to his brother. This movie is a take-off of the prodigal son story in the Bible. One son leaves home and returns … Continue reading

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