Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lion (2016) Rated PG-13

A five-year old Indian boy gets lost in Calcutta, miles from home. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his family. Starring Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara. I am a little surprised … Continue reading

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Mr. Selfridge (PBS) Rated PG

Based on the real-life story of the American founder of London’s department store, Selfridge’s. Based on the book, Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Starring Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill. A brilliantly executed show, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Mary Kills People (Lifetime) Rated TV-MA

 A single mother is an ER doctor by day and an angel of death by night, helping terminally ill patients end their lives. Starring Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan, Richard Short, Lyriq Bent, Greg Bryk, Abigail Winter, Grace Lynn Kung, Katie … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, April 27, 2017

 The Circle (PG-13) Opens on Friday, April 28 Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives … Continue reading

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Tessa Thompson

Grey’s Anatomy (TV-14 ) A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.  Cold Case (TV-14) The Philadelphia homicide squad’s lone female detective finds her calling when she’s assigned “cold cases” — older … Continue reading

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Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)

 The Killing (2011–2014) Rated TV-14 A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.  The Silence of … Continue reading

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Cate Blanchett

 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PG-13) Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.  The … Continue reading

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Alexandra Daddario

 The Choice (PG-13) Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.  New Girl (TV-14 ) After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, April 25, 2017

 Catfight (NR) The rivalry between two former college friends comes to a head when they both attend the same glamorous event. Starring Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, Tituss Burgess  The Daughter (NR) The story follows a man who returns … Continue reading

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Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Rated R

When a woman and her child move into the neighborhood, strange things start to happen. Starring Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively. The Paranormal Activity franchise is one that uses cheap thrills to make you think there is more to … Continue reading

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