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Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me (2022) Rated TV-14

 Yvonne Orji does a stand up routine on friendship, dating, adulting, and guys mixed with short dramedies of her conversations. Starring Yvonne Orji, Chinedu Unaka, and Nneoma Okorie. Orji has moments of comedic timing, but other times, it’s not so … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Rated PG

A terrier’s quiet life is disrupted when his owner brings home a new dog. Starring Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart. This film has typical movie themes. We have two main characters at odds from the start. One is … Continue reading

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Magpie Murders (PBS) Rated NR

An editor is drawn into a web of intrigue when she goes looking for a famous author’s last chapter. Based on the book by Anthony Horowitz. Starring Conleth Hill, Lesley Manville, and Tim McMullan. This is another brilliant storytelling by … Continue reading

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The Happening (2008) Rated R

A family struggles to survive a plague that causes people to commit suicide. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, and John Leguizamo. This film isn’t the best of M. Night Shyamalan’s films, but it still has the classic storytelling that is … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970) Rated TV-G

A mailman tells the story of how we got Santa Claus. Based on the song from 1934 by Eddie Cantor. Starring Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, and Keenan Wynn. This film is one that should be a tradition every year at … Continue reading

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Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event (2022) Rated TV-14

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Viola Davis to discuss her memoir, “Finding Me,” and new movie, The Woman King. Starring Viola Davis and Oprah Winfrey. Well, this is a cozy little chat about women and trying to make yourself strong … Continue reading

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Cinderella the Reunion (2022) Rated NR

Twenty-five years after the production of Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella TV movie the creators come back and talk about the filming of this movie. Starring Jason Alexander, Veanne Cox, and Victor Garber.  Like the film, I was not impressed with … Continue reading

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Rated PG

Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour that was worn by his father. Starring Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, and Brenda Vaccaro. This film has great animation and visual effects but lacks in storytelling. The story is slow to evolve … Continue reading

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Jason Bourne (2016) Rated PG-13

The CIA’s operative comes out of hiding to find more secrets about his past. Based on the book series by Robert Ludlum. Starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Alicia Vikander. This is not one of the best in the … Continue reading

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Great White Open Ocean (2022) Rated NR

Jimi Partington is a survivor of a shark attack but still suffers from PTSD. This year he decides to get back into the water with megasharks. Starring Dickie Chivell, Ralph Collier, and Jeff Kurr. This documentary is different from the … Continue reading

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