Category Archives: B

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rated PG-13

The adventures of Newt Scamander in New York’s community of witches and wizards. Based on the novel by  J. K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sam Redford, Scott Goldman, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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The Intouchables (2011) Rated R

When an aristocrat becomes a quadriplegic, he hires a man from the projects to help care for him. Based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou. Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny. This is … Continue reading

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Fences (2016) Rated PG-13

A working class African American father struggles with raising his family in the changing times of the 1950s. Based on the play by August Wilson. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson When watching this film, it is easy to … 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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Last Ride (2009) Rated NR

A boy travels across Australia with his dad, who is wanted for a violent crime. Based on the novel by Denise Young. Starring Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh. Brilliant acting, gorgeous cinematography, and a compelling story line make this … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina (2012) Rated R

Russian aristocrat Anna Karenina begins an affair with Count Alexei Vronsky. Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Eric MacLennan, Kelly Macdonald, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. I don’t know who decided to … Continue reading

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Chasing Mavericks (2012) Rated PG

Jay Moriarity discovers the Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is just down the road from where he lives, so he hires Frosty Hesson to train him. Starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue I rather … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Rated R

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, one of the first conscientious objector who earned Medal of Honor during the Battle of Okinawa. Starring Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Hugo Weaving Hacksaw Ridge highlights the battle where Pfc. Doss earned … Continue reading

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Holiday Affair (1949) Rated NR

A sales clerk romances the young widow who got him fired. Based on the story, Christmas Gift by John D. Weaver. Starring Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey. If you need to get into the holiday spirit, this is the … Continue reading

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The Paperboy (2012) Rated R

A reporter returns to his home town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. Based on the book by Pete Dexter. Starring Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo,  Macy Gray. This film over the … Continue reading

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