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A Way Back Home (2013) Rated UR

A Hallmark movie based on Norman Rockwell’s painting of Charlie Shuffleton’s barbershop. A famous country singer returns home broken and hurting, in hopes of receiving guidance from a childhood mentor, only to find he has passed away. As memories assault him, … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa (2003) Rated NR

 Based on the life of Mother Teresa, a simple nun whose calling and faith lead her to the poor, the lepers, the dying, and the abandoned children in the slums of Calcutta. Starring Olivia Hussey, Sebastiano Somma, Ingrid Rubio. I didn’t come to … Continue reading

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Motive (ABC) Rated TV-PG

 A Vancouver homicide detective tracks down killers by motive. Starring Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny, Lauren Holly. I was not impressed with this show, although the premise was  intriguing. In it, a detective tracks down killers by discovering their motives behind each murder. … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, September 19, 2017

   Wonder Woman Rated PG-13 When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment (1968) Rated G

 An actor is mistaken for a gangster. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine. This is one of Disney’s fun caper films. Van Dyke plays an actor who is mistaken for a hit man. He is hired by Leo Joseph Smooth, a … Continue reading

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Primetime Emmy Winners 2017

  Outstanding Drama Series The Handmaid’s Tale Outstanding Comedy Series Veep Outstanding Limited Series Big Little Lies Outstanding Television Movie Black Mirror Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us Outstanding Lead Actor in … Continue reading

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Mistresses (ABC) Rated TV-14

 Follows the lives of four friends as they each go on a path of self discovery. Starring Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Brett Tucker. I wish I could have liked this show better than I did. I’m a huge fan of Alyssa Milano, … Continue reading

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Harry Dean Stanton (1926-2017)

   The Green Mile (1999) Rated R The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.  Chuck (2007–2012)  Rated TV-14 … Continue reading

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The Emissary: A Biblical Epic (1997) Rated NR

 The story follows Saul, an angry zealot as he transforms into Paul the apostle. Starring Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman I was not overly impressed with this film. Although it does tell the story of Paul’s conversion and the subsequent conflicts which … Continue reading

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Battle Hymn (1957) Rated NR

 A bomber pilot turned minister rejoins the service during the Korean War.  Based on the true story of  Colonel Dean E. Hess and his book, Battle Hymn, 1956 autobiography. Starring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr. This film is unlike any … Continue reading

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