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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) Rated NR

A husband and wife find humorous methods in dealing with their 12 children. Based on the book by Frank B. Gilbreth. Starring Clifton Webb, Jeanne Crain, and Myrna Loy. This film is based on the true story of the Gilbreth … Continue reading

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The Lovely Bones (2009) Rated PG-13

 A young woman who was murdered watches over her family and her killer as she battles between the desire for vengeance and for her family to heal. Based on the book by Alice Sebold.  Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Rated G

A boy hopes to get a golden ticket to visit and tour Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum. This is a classic film that is beautifully … Continue reading

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Curious Caterer: Grilling Season (2022) Rated TV-PG

 Caterer Goldy Berry reunites with Detective Schultz when a realtor is murdered. Based on the book series by Diane Mott Davidson. Starring Nikki Deloach, Andrew W. Walker, and Jaycie Dotin.  This new Hallmark mystery series is becoming a favorite. I’m … Continue reading

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Waffle Street (2015) Rated NR

After being fired from a mortgage fund, Jim decides to work at a 24-hour diner where he learns a new perspective on life. Based on the memoir by James Adams. Starring James Lafferty, Danny Glover, and Julie Gonzalo. This feel-good … Continue reading

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Past Malice (Hallmark) Rated NR

Emma is an archaeologist who helps solve murder mysteries with an FBI friend. Based on the books by Dana Cameron. Starring Courtney Thorne-Smith, James Tupper, and Adam DiMarco. This series wasn’t too bad. It still wasn’t the best; Thorne-Smith is … Continue reading

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I’m Dying up Here (Showtime) Rated TV-MA

This series is based on the start of stand-up comedy in the 1970s, a golden age when stand-up comedians were revered. Based on the book by William Knoedelseder. Starring Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, and Michael Angarano. This show is not … Continue reading

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Brian’s Song (1971) Rated G

Based on the true story of the friendship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears Receivers. Based on the book, I Am Third by Gale Sayers. Starring James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, and Jack Warden.  This was filmed months … Continue reading

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Little Men (1998) Rated PG

Two homeless boys find their way to Plumfield, the rural boarding school run by Jo March and her husband, Friedrich Bhaer. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Starring Kathleen Fee, Michael Caloz, and Mariel Hemingway. The lesser-known sequel … Continue reading

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. (2023) Rated PG-13

When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, pre-teen Margaret struggles with friends, religion, and puberty. Based on the book by Judy Blume. Starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates.¬† This film and the book present … Continue reading

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