Tag Archives: mother

Banner 4th of July (2013) Rated NR

 The Banner siblings used to work as a rock band until their sister decided to leave the group. Fifteen years later, their mother tries to reunite the family.  Starring Christian Campbell, Brooke White, Michael Barbuto, Kristin Booth. A typical Hallmark film, except that romance … Continue reading

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Rosehaven (Sundance) Rated NR

Daniel McCallum returns to his small Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his mother with her business. Starring Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor, Kris McQuade, Katie Robertson, Noela Foxcroft. I loved this show. I was surprised by how brilliant it was. The humor is dry and direct, and … Continue reading

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Admissions (2004) Rated PG

The Brighton family has its share of secrets which are about to be uncovered. Emily Brighton is intellectually disabled due to a fall when she was young, and her mother blames herself. Evie is Emily’s sister, who loves to read … Continue reading

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Carrie (1976) Rated R

Carrie is a friendless teen whose been sheltered by her mother until her telekine tic powers are unleashed  at the senior prom. Based on the book by Stephen King. Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta This film is quintessential Stephen King with … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, September 14, 2017

 American Assassin (R) Opens on Friday, September 15 Starring:  Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch A story centered on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp.  Brad’s Status (R) Opens on Friday, September 15 Starring:  Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, … 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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Gifted (2017) Rated PG-13

Frank is a single man raising his prodigy niece while fighting a custody battle with his mother. Starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer. This is an amazing film. Although it isn’t an original story, it … Continue reading

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Dead End (1937) Rated NR

 A couple, a gangster, and a group of street kids converge on the streets of the New York slums. Based on a Broadway play by Sidney Kingsley. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart. This is one of the best films … Continue reading

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Beverly Lewis’ The Confession (2013) Rated NR

When Katie Lapp gets shunned by her Amish community, she goes in search of her biological mother, who is dying of cancer. When she finds her mother, she must set the record straight, including a little mistaken identity. Based on … Continue reading

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Summer Snow (2014) Rated NR

A family still grieving the loss of their wife and mother learns how to continue on. Starring Rachel Eggleston,  David Chisum, Cameron Goodman. I keep hoping that these Christian film will succeed in their writing and production, but I am … Continue reading

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