Category Archives: Based on a true story

The Founder (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Ray Kroc, who took two brothers’ idea and made their restaurant into what it is today. Starring  Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson. This film tells the story … 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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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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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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Loving (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who challenged the arrest for their marriage in Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. This is not a romantic film.  It … Continue reading

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Madiba (2017) Rated TV-PG

A miniseries based on the life of Nelson Mandela. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Orlando Jones, David Harewood, Michael Nyqvist, Terry Pheto, Jason Kennett, Kate Liquorish, Hlomla Dandala, Meren Reddy. I was really looking forward to this miniseries with hopes that BET … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Based on a true story, Canadian Films, Drama, films, Miniseries, Movie reviews, movies, Rated TV-PG, reviews, Tv shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sully (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successful landed a plane in the Hudson River. Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Laura Linney. I believe we are all familiar with the story of the miracle on the Hudson, … Continue reading

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Harley and the Davidsons (2016) Rated NR

Based on the true story of Harley and Davidsons from the birth of the bike through 100 years and into the hearts of the riders who love them. Starring Michiel Huisman, Bug Hall, Robert Aramayo, Annie Read, Essa O’Shea, Daniel … Continue reading

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Middle Men (2009) Rated R

Jack Harris is a pioneer in Internet commerce who struggles with his morals, con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars. Based on the true story by Christopher Mallick. Starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Jacinda Barrett, … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, Based on a true story, comedy, Crime, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated R | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment