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Safe Haven (2013) Rated PG-13

 A young woman with a past comes to Southport, North Carolina where she bonds with a widower. Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Starring Julianne Hough, Irene Ziegler, Jon Kohler, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders. Although I have always been a fan of Nicholas … Continue reading

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The Long Road Home (2017) Rated NR

 The American forces in Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood. Based on the book by Martha Raddatz. Starring E.J. Bonilla, Darius Homayoun, Jon Beavers, Josh Blaylock, Joey Luthman, Jorge Diaz, Franklin Silverio, Joshua Brennan, Thomas McDonell, Devonne Palmer, Charlie Parrish, Micah Pediford, Devyn Placide, Ian Quinlan, Carter Redwood, Alex Ross, Nirav Sevak, Ezekiel Z. Swinford. This … Continue reading

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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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The Murder Castle (2017) Rated TV-14

 In 1893, Chicago prepares for the World’s Fair. Unbeknownst to the tourists, there is a serial killer in town who disguises his murder castle as a hotel. Starring   Shawn Parr, Hugh Scully This is an intriguing show which incorporates both reenactments … Continue reading

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1986) Rated NR

 Huckleberry Finn is a precocious boy who rebels against society and escapes down the Mississippi River for adventure. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Patrick Day, Anne Shropshire, Sada Thompson, Lillian Gish. A fantastic retelling of the classic book by Mark Twain. … 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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Do I Say I Do? (2017) Rated NR

 An author of how-to books on relationships is forced to work with her ex and editor to finish her latest book. Starring Becca Tobin, Ryan Kelley, Jason London. At first, this movie looked like it would be a cute, clean romance film. Had … Continue reading

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Gangster Squad (2013) Rated R

 In 1949, Los Angeles is run by gangsters. To end the corruption, a team of cops take down the leader and work for peace in the city. Starring Sean Penn, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams, Josh Brolin. There are great reviews out there about this … Continue reading

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Broken City (2013) Rated R

 An ex-cop seeks redemption after being double crossed by his mayor. Starring  Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper. Although it has great actors, this film was a complete disaster. It has a broken record story line, made worse with plot … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Rated PG

When Prince John and Norman Lord begin oppressing the Saxons, a Saxon lord fights back with a rebel army. Based on the book by Howard Pyle. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. This is a classic adventure film. Brilliantly shot in … Continue reading

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