Tag Archives: past

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (Esquire) Rated NR

Beowulf returns to his homeland to pay respect to the King, but the past is still there to haunt him. Starring Kieran Bew, Joanne Whalley, and Ed Speleers. This is a show that I might have enjoyed more if I were … Continue reading

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Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Based on a Novel, British Films, Crime, Drama, Masterpiece, PBS, Rated PG-13, reviews, Tv Shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scrooge (1970) Rated G

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Starring Albert Finney, Edith Evans, and Kenneth More. This is the quintessential film of the classic Dickens’ tale. Finney is a joy to watch as Scrooge, who then has a change of … Continue reading

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Retaliation (2017) Rated R

An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts his past. Starring Alex Ferns, Orlando Bloom, and Janet Montgomery. This is not a very clean script. It’s a very difficult film to watch, and I’m sure it was difficult to make with the … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated R, reviews, Thrillers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stalked by My Husband’s Ex (2020) Rated TV-14

Strange events happen when a woman gets engaged to a man with a 10-year-old daughter. Starring Alex McKenna, Joey Rae Blair, and Adam Huss. This is surprisingly good thriller coming from Lifetime. When a woman gets engaged to the man … Continue reading

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The Christmas Blessing (2005) Rated TV-G

A doctor returns home where a romance blooms and his past haunts him. Based on the book by Donna VanLiere. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, and Angus T. Jones. This is the sequel to The Christmas Shoes, where we … Continue reading

Posted in 2005, Based on a Novel, Christmas Films, Drama, Family, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated TV-G, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lucy Worsley’s Christmas Carol Odyssey (2019) Rated NR

Lucy Worsley takes a walk through the history of Christmas carols, from pagan rituals to religious conflicts and how they represent our history. Starring Lucy Worsley. Lucy Worsley is brilliant in combining the historical past with how we see the … Continue reading

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Christmas Under the Stars (BYU) Rated NR

The tv series Christmas Under the Stars is a concert series of musicians singing both songs for the season and their own chart toppers. Starring Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jordan Smith, Kurt Bestor, and Laura Cooksey. This is a … Continue reading

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The Immigrant (2013) Rated R

In 1921, an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque in order to rescue her sister from Ellis Island. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. This film is stunning and brilliantly written. Cotillard plays the immigrant … Continue reading

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Petals on the Wind (2014) Rated TV-14

Petals on the Wind, the sequel to Flowers in the Attic (2014),  takes place a decade after the Dollanganger children escape from their grandparents’ attic. The secrets that the Dollanganger children try to hide about their past won’t stay hidden; Cathy … Continue reading

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