Tag Archives: scenes

Killing Eve (BBCAmerica) Rated TV-14

A security operative hunts down an assassin. Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings. Starring Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and Fiona Shaw. This is another amazing, character-driven show with two female leads. The two women are strong, smart, and just doing their … Continue reading

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The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) Rated NR

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, and Toshia Mori. The Bitter Tea of General Yen is one of the first films to deal with interracial romance. As this was made before films were … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water (2017) Rated R

At a research facility in the 1960s, a janitor befriends an amphibious creature. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Richard Jenkins. This is the story of a lonely woman who falls in love with an amphibious creature. The film has full frontal … Continue reading

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Champions (NBC) Rated TV-14

 A gym owner with no ambition who is living with his younger brother discovers he is the father of a teenage boy. Starring Anders Holm, J.J. Totah, Mouzam Makkar. This show has the basis for a good story, but it fails … Continue reading

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Rated PG

 The film follows the life of A.A. Milne as he creates the stories behind Winnie-the-Pooh. Starring Vicki Pepperdine, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson. I thought this was a wonderful, behind-the-scenes portrayal of Milne’s life as he created the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh. There … Continue reading

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This is Bob Hope… (2017) Rated NR

 A look at the life of Bob Hope. Starring Gracie Allen, Woody Allen, Ann-Margret. This documentary covers Hope’s life from his childhood all the way to his days with the USO. The documentary includes interviews with both family and friends as … Continue reading

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The Comedy Get Down (BET) Rated TV -14

This series follows a group of comedians as they go on their comedy tour and all the antics they get into. Starring Eddie Griffin, Tawny Newsome, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Charlie Murphy. You’d think, with this kind of cast, you’d get some … Continue reading

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Playing for Keeps (1986) Rated PG-13

 A group of friends discover a deed to a house and dream of turning it into a rock n’ roll hotel. Starring Daniel Jordano, Matthew Penn, Leon W. Grant, Marisa Tomei. This film is really out there. Poor writing, direction, and production plague every … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) Rated NR

 The 1851 story of boy and his friend, a runaway slave, as they sail down the Mississippi in search of freedom and adventure. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges. This film doesn’t do the book … Continue reading

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Royal Wives at War (2016) Rated PG

 The Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson reminisce the year, 1936, when King Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loves. Starring Gina McKee, Emma Davies, Nick Waring This film incorporates dramatic scenes with actors portraying the characters and giving interviews about … Continue reading

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