Monthly Archives: February 2017

Loving (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who challenged the arrest for their marriage in Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. This is not a romantic film.  It … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, February 28, 2017

 Allied (R) In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Starring Brad … Continue reading

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Argo (2012) Rated R

A CIA agent goes undercover as a Hollywood film producer to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Kyle Chandler, … Continue reading

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Academy Award Winners 2017

Best Motion Picture of the Year Moonlight Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Emma Stone for La La Land Best Achievement in Directing … Continue reading

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Bill Paxton (1955-2017)

 Titanic (1997) Rated PG-13 A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.  Apollo 13 (1995) Rated PG NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after … Continue reading

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Madiba (2017) Rated TV-PG

A miniseries based on the life of Nelson Mandela. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Orlando Jones, David Harewood, Michael Nyqvist, Terry Pheto, Jason Kennett, Kate Liquorish, Hlomla Dandala, Meren Reddy. I was really looking forward to this miniseries with hopes that BET … Continue reading

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners 2017

Best Feature Moonlight Best First Feature The Witch Best Director Barry Jenkins for Moonlight Best Female Lead Isabelle Huppert for Elle Best Male Lead Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea Best Supporting Female Molly Shannon for Other People Best Supporting Male Ben Foster for … Continue reading

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Me Before You (2016) PG-13

A quirky, optimistic young woman becomes caretaker for a jaded, wealthy paralytic.  Based on the book by JoJo Moyes. Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle. This film has a sweet charm and tenderness which endeared … Continue reading

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Mary + Jane (MTV) Rated TV-MA

A couple of L.A. roommates work to get their pot delivery business into the “The Green 15”.  Starring Scout Durwood, Jessica Rothe. At first glance, this looks like a show about female buddies who are high on drugs, but it’s … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, February 23, 2017

 Rock Dog (PG) Opens on Friday, February 24 Starring: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a … Continue reading

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