Category Archives: 2015

David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies (BBC) Rated UR

 The evolution of birds is brought to attention by David Attenborough. Starring David Attenborough, Jesse R. Barber, Peter R. Houlihan This series from David Attenborough talks about the evolution of birds. It is beautiful filmed, and Attenborough  showcases the birds at … Continue reading

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David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (2015) Rated NR

David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef to explore exposed coral as well as diving deep to find coral which has yet to be seen. Starring David Attenborough. This is a gorgeous journey into the depths of one of the … Continue reading

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Wish Upon a Christmas (2015) Rated PG-13

A corporate actuary heads back to her home town to shut down a factory run by an ex-boyfriend. Starring Larisa Oleynik, Aaron Ashmore, Linda Darlow, Alan Thicke. This film hits all the right notes for a holiday TV movie. There is the widower … 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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The Drop Box (2015) Rated PG

A pastor finds an abandoned baby on his church steps. He decides to do something about the amount of abandoned babies, and creates The Drop Box. Starring Steve Morrison, Jong Rak Lee, Jon Pil Lee, Hong Joon Kim, Ji-Young Lee. … 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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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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I Saw the Light (2015) Rated R

The story of Hank Williams’ short life, including his rise to fame and the impact it had on his health. Based on the book, Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth … 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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