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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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Rust and Bone (2012) Rated R

Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and brother in-law after he is put in charge of his young son. There he befriends Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, and their relationship deepens after an accident. Based on Craig … Continue reading

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Get Shorty (Epix) Rated NR

 A TV show based on the novel by Elmore Leonard about a mobster turned movie producer. Starring Sean Bridgers, Carolyn Dodd, Isaac Keys, Chris O’Dowd, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Ray Romano, Lucy Walters. Epix tends to create good quality series, and this show is no exception. O’Dowd puts … Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Rated PG

 A young woman who idealizes her luckless father comes of age in a New York tenement during the early 1900s. Based on the novel by Betty Smith. Starring  Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. This film beautifully captures the essence of the … 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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101 Dalmatians (1996) Rated G

Live-action film to the story of 101 Dalmatians written by Dodie Smith. Starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie. This live-action film is based on the book and the 1961 animated film by the same name. … Continue reading

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The Neverending Story (1984) Rated PG

A boy discovers a fantasy world through the pages of an old book. Based on the novel by Michael Ende. Starring Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Chris Eastman, Noah Hathaway. A wonderful fantasy about a boy named Bastian who struggles with his … 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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Rise of the Guardians (2012) Rated PG

When an evil spirit descends to Earth, the mythical Guardians must rise to protect the children of the world. Based on the book series, The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce. Starring  Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman. … Continue reading

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Mr. Selfridge (PBS) Rated PG

Based on the real-life story of the American founder of London’s department store, Selfridge’s. Based on the book, Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Starring Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill. A brilliantly executed show, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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