Category Archives: S

Annihilation (2018) Rated R

A biologist heads off on a secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Based on the book series, The Southern Reach, by Jeff VanderMeer. Starring Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, and Sonoya Mizuno. The film has fantastic cinematography; its visual … Continue reading

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Bringing Joshua Home (2013) Rated NR

 In December 2012, Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning all American adoptions of Russian children. This is the story of one family adopting a Russian child prior to the bill in Russia. Starring Arthur Rasco, Hanna Rasco This is one of the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Snowman (2017) Rated NR

 A woman who helps the neighborhood kids build a snowman dreams of the perfect guy. Starring Erin Boyes, Anthony Konechny, Islie Hirvonen. This short Christmas romance, while kind of cute, is probably the worst I’ve seen this year. It was hard … Continue reading

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The Christmas Trap (2017) Rated NR

A soon-to-be-divorced couple on the way to their lawyer’s office gets stuck in an elevator. Starring Lucia Walters, Colin Lawrence, Alistair Abell. This short is another taste of holiday magic. (Spoiler alert) While a married couple is stuck in an elevator, … Continue reading

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The City of Little Men (1938) Rated NR

The story of Boys Town, founded by Father Flanagan, where wayward and homeless boys can live. Starring Edward Flanagan, Johnny Walsh, Frank Whitbeck This short tells the story of Boys Town, which Father Flanagan started in 1917; it still runs today. The … Continue reading

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My Christmas Grandpa (2017) Rated TV-PG

 An elderly owner of a shop gets invited to Christmas dinner by a little girl. Starring Vivica A. Fox, Bill Cobbs, Ricco Ross, Ariel Trent. I loved these Lifetime movie Christmas shorts this year. They take a little story and remind us … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) Rated TV-G

When a town learns that Santa isn’t coming to visit them this year because of an insulting letter, they band together to make it right. Starring Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel. This is the perfect retelling of the classic book ‘Twas … Continue reading

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1986) Rated NR

 Huckleberry Finn is a precocious boy who rebels against society and escapes down the Mississippi River for adventure. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Patrick Day, Anne Shropshire, Sada Thompson, Lillian Gish. A fantastic retelling of the classic book by Mark Twain. … Continue reading

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Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC) Rated TV-PG

 A group of superhumans fight to protect themselves. Starring Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ellen Woglom, Iwan Rheon, Sonya Balmores. This show was a big disappointment. The scripts are a joke that even good acting fails to redeem. The show is … Continue reading

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Under the Dome (CBS) Rated TV-14

 A mysterious force surrounds the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine. Trapping the people inside from the outside world, they must learn from each other to understand the dome they live under. Based on the book by Stephen King.  Starring Mike … Continue reading

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