Monthly Archives: February 2016

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Rated R

A time machine malfunctions at a ski resort and sends a group of friends back to 1986. Starring John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase. This film is far-fetched, with plot holes and poor writing.  I watched … Continue reading

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Academy Award Winners 2016

Best Motion Picture of the Year Spotlight Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Brie Larson for Room Best Performance by an Actor in … Continue reading

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Mercy Street (PBS) Rated NR

The story of two nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. Starring McKinley Belcher III, Suzanne Bertish,  Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Shalita Grant, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Donna Murphy, Josh Radnor, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara … Continue reading

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Independent Spirit Award Winners 2016

Best Feature Spotlight Best First Feature The Diary of a Teenage Girl Best Director Tom McCarthy for Spotlight Best Female Lead Brie Larson for Room Best Male Lead Abraham Attah for Beasts of No Nation Best Supporting Female Mya Taylor … Continue reading

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Growing the Big One (2010) Rated PG

A radio talk show host inherits a pumpkin farm. Starring Shannen Doherty, Kavan Smith, Aaron Pearl. Ah, another sweet Hallmark romance.  This one is a bit lackluster, though.  Doherty just doesn’t pull off the damsel in distress very well.  It’s … Continue reading

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A Year in Mooring (2011) Rated PG-13

A businessman trying to restart his life buys a dilapidated sailboat. Starring Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell. This is an interesting film, although mechanically, it leaves much to be desired.  It has an intriguing story and great acting, but the writing … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, February 25, 2016

 Gods of Egypt (PG-13) Opens on Friday, February 26 Starring: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging … Continue reading

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Emily Owens M.D. (CW) Rated NR

A new medical drama focusing on first year intern Emily Owens as she battles life in the adult world. Starring Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Michael Rady, Necar Zadegan, Kelly McCreary. This wasn’t a bad show; it just … Continue reading

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Elementary (CBS) Rated TV-14

 Sherlock Holmes now lives in New York City and finds a sober companion in Joan Watson. Starring  Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn. This is an enjoyable spin on Sherlock Holmes.  I admit, I was a little apprehensive about … Continue reading

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Irrational Man (2015) Rated R

A disillusioned philosophy professor finds the will to live when he plans to kill a judge. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Joe Stapleton, Parker Posey. This film is quintessential, comical, complex Woody Allen. Phoenix plays the professor in search of … Continue reading

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