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A Star is Born (1937) Rated NR

A young woman comes to Hollywood and dreams of stardom but only achieves the fame with an alcoholic, former leading man whose stardom is behind him. Starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, and Menjou. The first version of A Star is … Continue reading

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A Star is Born (2018) Rated R

A musician helps a young star rise as his career is derailed by age and alcoholism. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott. This film is enjoyable to watch as the two fall in love; the chemistry between Gaga … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, September 11, 2018

 Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. Starring Sandra Bullock, Griffin Dunne, Deidre Goodwin  SuperFly (R) With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets … Continue reading

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Phenoms (FOX) Rated TV-14

A documentary series follows the next great soccer players as they vie to play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Starring  Gordon Ramsay, Dan Wicksman, and Mario Melchiot. This is a great story that follows the ups and downs of … Continue reading

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A Country Christmas Story (2013) Rated NR

Grace, a young chorister, dreams of becoming a country music star. Starring Megyn Price, Ross McCall, and Brian McKnight. This Christmas story is definitely different from other holiday films. Although it’s a family-friendly movie with a positive message, it’s rather forgettable. Dolly … Continue reading

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013) Rated R

A disgraced secret service agent finds himself inside the White House during a terrorist attack. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Finley Jacobsen. This is an entertaining thriller. It’s written well and has great pacing and action to keep you on the … Continue reading

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42nd Street (1933) Rated NR

A director may be putting on his last show on Broadway when a newcomer is hired to replace the star of the show. Starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell. 42nd Street is a show within a … Continue reading

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Playing for Keeps (2012) Rated PG-13

A former soccer star who is down on his luck decides to coach his son’s soccer team. He finds himself surrounded by attractive moms who pursue him. Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, … Continue reading

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The Institute (2017) Rated R

In 19th century Baltimore, a girl grieving her parents’ deaths voluntary checks herself into a mental institute. Starring Vincent Alvas, Pamela Anderson, Carmen Argenziano, Josh Duhamel, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Tim Blake Nelson. This is the worst film I have … Continue reading

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Heartland Son (2004) Rated NR

A former high school football star returns home after his father dies and must come to terms with both the ghosts from his past and his present problems. Starring Richard Archer, Jaime Luchuck, Stephen G. Black. Painfully slow and ultimately unfulfilling, this … Continue reading

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