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Roots (2016) Rated PG-13

An adaption of Alex Haley’s book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Babs Olusanmokun, Daphne Videau. Having watched the original Roots miniseries, I came expecting the same intensity and … Continue reading

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The March Sisters at Christmas (2012) Rated TV-14

The March sisters are trying to stop their family home being sold, but their romantic entanglements are getting in the way. Starring Julie Berman, Kaitlin Doubleday, Melissa Farman. I have never been a fan of Little Women.  I confess, I … Continue reading

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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Rated PG-13

The huntsman is sent by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White, but instead he becomes her protector and mentor against the Queen. Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron. This is a dark spin on Grimm’s fairy tale of Snow … Continue reading

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Top Films for Mother’s Day 2015

   The Blind Side (2009) Rated PG-13 In this sports drama based on a true story, affluent couple Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy take in Michael, a homeless teenager. Leigh Anne helps him catch up academically and nurtures his growth … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best of 2013 Films

This film list is compiled from my films that I watched this year. Most aren’t necessarily released this year.  A Separation (2011) Rated PG-13 A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their … Continue reading

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Joan Fontaine 1917-2013

1917-2013  Gunga Din (1939) Rated NR Three British soldiers — Sgt. Cutter, Sgt. Ballantine and Sgt. McChesney — are sent to India to investigate sabotaged telegraph wires. Ballantine’s loyalties are divided, however, since all he longs for is to settle down with … Continue reading

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Simon Baker

 Ride With the Devil (1999) Rated R When the Civil War begins, lifelong friends Jake and Jack Bull join the Missouri Bushwhackers, a ragtag team of Southern guerrilla fighters. But after the cold realities of conflict set in, the men … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Films 2012

 Falling for a Dancer (1998) Rated NR Unattached and pregnant with a dashing actor’s child, 19-year-old Elizabeth avoids a shameful public scandal by marrying a widower she doesn’t love in this made-for-television movie based on the novel by Deirdre Purcell. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1984)

Rated PG George C. Scott plays Scrooge in this Charles Dickens classic. Starring George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence This has to be the second best Christmas Carol adaption. Scott’s portrayal of Scrooge was one of the best I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Gift of the Magi (2010)

Rated NR This is an up to date adaption of the short story by O. Henry. Starring Marla Sokoloff, Mark Webber With this current adaption of O.Henry’s famous short story, the filmmakers added things to make the film come more … Continue reading

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