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The Christmas Story Lady (1991) Rated G

After Grace moves in with her daughter and son in-law, she decides to read to children on a public TV station. When her program takes off, she must make some hard choices. Starring Jessica Tandy,  Stephanie Zimbalist, Lisa Jakub, Ed … Continue reading

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Rated PG

One year later, Kevin finds himself in New York alone with the same burglars not far behind. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard. I’m not usually a fan of sequels; they never quite measure up … Continue reading

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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) Rated PG-13

Adult siblings join together in preparing for the first Christmas with their father since he left the family 20 years earlier.  Starring Kerry Bishé, Edward Burns, Heather Burns, Connie Britton. This film had several problems.  The siblings attempt to deal … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, July 21, 2016

 Star Trek Beyond (PG-13) Opens on Friday, July 22 Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the … Continue reading

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How to Be Single (2016) Rated R

A group of women are learning the art of being single. Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans Jr. There were so many problems with this film. First, the movie fails to explain how and why these ladies … Continue reading

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Remember the Night (1940) Rated TV-G

Lee Leander is caught shoplifting.  Her prosecutor decides not to take her case to trial until after the holidays. In the meantime, he bails her out of jail and takes her home to his family for Christmas. Starring  Barbara Stanwyck, Fred … Continue reading

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Garry Marshall (1934-2016)

(1934-2016)  Happy Days (1974–1984) Rated TV-G The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.  Mork & Mindy (1978–1982) Rated TV-PG A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Rated PG

The continuing story of Po the Panda as he faces two threats: one supernatural, the other closer to home. Starring  Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson. … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, July 19, 2016

 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13) Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry … Continue reading

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Guilt (Freeform) Rated TV-14

An American in London finds her roommate has been murdered. Starring Emily Tremaine, Jorge Leon Martinez, Cristian Solimeno. I thought this show had potential.   I was expecting a fictional version of the Amanda Knox case, but this was not nearly … Continue reading

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