Author Archives: Aimee Mae Wiley

About Aimee Mae Wiley

Hello, and welcome from Wisconsin! I am on a quest to live a simple life with five children. I also help moms find hope to face each day with joy and purpose.

Silence (2016) Rated R

Two Portugese Jesuit priests go to Japan in search of their missing mentor during the mid 1600’s. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata, Yosuke Kubozuka. With hauntingly beautiful cinematography and a deliberate pace, director Martin Scorcese crafts … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015) Rated R

A specialized group of investigative reporters are handed the story of a lifetime by their new boss.  What they find may be the undoing of everything their community (and much of the world) holds dear. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, … 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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The Peanuts Movie (2015) G

Charlie Brown feels he must become a winner in order to garner the affection of the new “little red-haired girl” in his class, while Snoopy embarks on an epic, romantic adventure against the Red Baron. I admit I was wary … Continue reading

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Fed Up (2014) PG

A documentary about the American obesity epidemic and how it is perpetuated by big food corporations and the government.  Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Gary Taubes, Senator Tom Harkin. Every American needs to watch this documentary.  Yes, it features … Continue reading

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Prescription Thugs (2015)

Director Chris Bell (Bigger Faster Stronger) takes a look at the role of culture, doctors, and Big Pharma in the role of prescription drug addiction. This documentary (which I would rate R for language and some disturbing imagery) has a … Continue reading

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The Boss (R) 2016

The 47th richest female in America falls on hard times after being imprisoned for insider trading.  Then, she discovers a tasty inspiration for her comeback.  Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, and Ella Anderson. It is so hard not … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar! (2016) Rated PG-13

A parodied homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood, focusing on the efforts of Eddie Mannix, Hollywood producer and fixer, as he attempts to locate a missing actor. Starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Frances … Continue reading

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Cinderella (2015) PG

Live action retelling of the animated classic by director Kenneth Branagh. Starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter. A lavish spectacle, both moving and romantic and- dare I say- trite.  I almost loved this beautiful retelling of … Continue reading

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Playing It Cool (2015) R

An anti-love screenwriter is asked to write a romantic comedy.  With a serious case of writer’s block, he meets Her (who has a boyfriend), and all kinds of cathartic chaos ensues. Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza, … Continue reading

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