Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hats Off to Christmas! (2013) Rated TV-PG

In a small town Christmas shop, the boss’s son comes home to learn the family business. Starring Haylie Duff, Antonio Cupo, Jay Brazeau, Sean Michael Kyer. This is one of Hallmark’s cuter Christmas films. It is more realistic than most.  … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Rated R

Abraham Lincoln has discovered vampires are planning to take over the United States, so he plans to hunt them down. Based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith. Starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell. … Continue reading

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Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) Rated PG

A film based on the life of Li Cunxin, a boy who was plucked from his tiny village in communist China to dance. Based on the autobiography of Li Cunxin. Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Kyle MacLachlan. Wow, … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, July 28, 2016

 Jason Bourne (PG-13) Opens on Friday, July 29 Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.  Bad Moms (R) Opens on Friday, July 29 … Continue reading

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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) Rated PG-13

A Puerto Rican family living in Chicago may be having their Christmas together. Starring Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, Freddy Rodríguez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing. This movie was a loud mess. I think the filmmakers were going for the stereotypical Puerto … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Rated PG-13

A Portokalos family secret brings them back together for another Greek wedding. Starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Joey Fatone, Rob Riggle, Rita Wilson, John Stamos. Vardalos and the rest of the original cast return to engage in more … Continue reading

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Christmas TV History: Christmas In July

This year, I participated in Joanna Wilson’s Christmas In July questionnaire from her blog, Christmas TV History.  Wilson offers this questionnaire every year; anyone can participate.  It was fun to think of all my favorite Christmas movies and what I enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) Rated G

  Retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. Starring Max von Sydow, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Roddy McDowall, John Wayne, Shelley Winters I know this is a classic but I was … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, July 26, 2016

 Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG-13) As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.  Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, … Continue reading

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London Has Fallen (2016) Rated R

As all the world leaders meet in London for a funeral, a terrorist attack hits. Starring Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Adel Bencherif, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman. Not so much a sequel as a remake of its predecessor, Olympus … Continue reading

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