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The Great Gatsby (2013) Rated PG-13

A writer and wall street trader is drawn to his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starring Lisa Adam, Frank Aldridge, Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. Baz Luhrmann does not disappoint with … Continue reading

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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) Rated NR

A secretary unknowingly takes a job working for a bookie who is masquerading as a real estate agent. Starring Lucille Ball, William Holden, and Janis Carter. This film is a classic farce. Lucille Ball shows off her comedic talents before she … Continue reading

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The Wedding Chapel (2013) Rated NR

While home visiting her mom, Sarah finds herself entangled in rescuing a church that’s in danger of closing. Starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shelley Long, and Mark Deklin. I wish I could enjoy this film more than I did. The Wedding Chapel is … Continue reading

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Wonder (2017) Rated PG

 A boy with a genetic deformity starts attending junior high where he tries to make friends. Based on the book by R.J. Palacio. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic This film will bring you to tears. Junior high is tough for … Continue reading

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Into the White (2012) Rated R

A group of airmen from different sides of WWII come together after being stranded in a cabin. Starring Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff. This war film is based on the true story of a group of airmen from opposing … Continue reading

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Small Town Crime (2017) Rated R

An alcoholic ex-cop finds the body of a girl and becomes hell-bent on finding the killer. Along the way, he gets his family in trouble. Starring John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer. A bit far-fetched and rushed at the end, but … Continue reading

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American Assassin (2017) Rated R

After the death of his girlfriend, Mitch Rapp is looking for revenge, when he is recruited by the CIA. Based on the book by Vince Flynn. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, Taylor … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) Rated TV-G

Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi.  Based on the novel by Mark Twain. Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan. This is the first film adaptation of the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that was … Continue reading

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24 Hours to Live (2017) Rated R

 An assassin gets another chance at life after dying on the job.  Starring Paul Anderson, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham. This film does have action galore that is fun to watch. What it lacks is good writing. There are several plot holes … Continue reading

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Promised Land (2012) Rated R

 A sales man for a natural gas company experiences hard truths when visiting a small town.  Starring Matt Damon, Benjamin Sheeler, Terry Kinney, Hal Holbrook, Frances McDormand. This film takes on fracking (hydraulic fracturing) that has raised concerns over the safety of drilling. I knew … Continue reading

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