Category Archives: Biography

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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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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Abraham (1993) Rated NR

 The Old Testament story of Abraham and his family as  they are tested by God. Starring Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally, Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey. This portrayal of the life of Abraham did an excellent job of incorporating both the historical and biblical aspects … Continue reading

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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Rated PG

The story of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic ocean. Based on the book by Charles Lindbergh. Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. One of Stewart’s best films, he embodies the essence of Lindbergh with ease. Mostly focused … Continue reading

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Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013) Rated PG

The story of the 1973 hockey season when Gordie Howe returns to the ice at age 44. Starring Michael Shanks, Kathleen Robertson, Martin Cummins. An emotionally stirring experience, this film tells the story of hockey great Gordie Howe who comes … Continue reading

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Lincoln (2012) Rated PG-13

As the civil war rages on, Lincoln struggles with battles in his own cabinet. Based on the book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, … Continue reading

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127 Hours (2010) Rated R

A mountain climber gets trapped and must resort to desperate measures to survive. Based on the book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place by  Aron Ralston. Starring James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Treat Williams. This film is intense! … Continue reading

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Terry (2005) Rated NR

The film tells the story of Terry Fox and his cross country marathon through Canada with an artificial leg, to raise awareness for cancer research. Starring Shawn Ashmore, Ryan McDonald, Noah Reid. This is a great inspirational film about a … Continue reading

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Genius (NatGeo) Rated TV-14

This series follows the life of Albert Einstein, who couldn’t hold down a job when he was younger, but had the brainpower to unlock the universe. Based on the book, Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. Starring Johnny … Continue reading

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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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