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The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) Rated R

A romantic, tragic-comedy “whodunit” in a hotel, where the mentality ill who are unable to pay for their medical bills are hosted. Starring  Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, and Mel Gibson. This is one of those artsy films that the average … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012) Rated TV-G

A publishing executive is visited by the ghost of her former boss, who tells her she has lost sight of the important things in life. Based on the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher, … Continue reading

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Finding Neverland (2004) Rated PG

  The story of J.M. Barrie and his friendship with a family that inspired Peter Pan. Starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Julie Christie. This film brings to life the events and lives that inspired Peter Pan. Barrie is wonderfully … Continue reading

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Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) Rated R

A woman takes advantage of her celebrity status when her husband goes missing. Starring  Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, and Regina Hall. I actually enjoyed this farce of a tale. Allison Janney plays the woman whose husband disappeared and she rather … Continue reading

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Brothers by Blood (2020) Rated R

The violent life of the Philadelphia mob – from friendships, family, and betrayal. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Kinnaman, and Maika Monroe. This film provides a realistic look at the workings of the mob. The story doesn’t have much to it, … Continue reading

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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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Wish You Well (2013) Rated NR

Two children come of age during the 1940s at their grandmother’s home. Based on the book by David Baldacci. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, and Josh Lucas. This film is a slow-moving story and a simple tale. You just get … Continue reading

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The Keepers (Netflix) Rated TV-MA

A docuseries about a nun’s death and the secrets that surround her murder. Starring Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, and Virginia Anzengruber. This series is brilliant in storytelling. It takes us into the tale of  a nun who was trying to … Continue reading

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The Spoils Before Dying (2015) Rated TV-14

A fictional author creates a film adaptation of his epic tale in which a pianist-turned-detective investigates a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene. Starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Kristen Wiig, and Bérénice Marlohe. I get that this show is supposed … Continue reading

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The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold (1981) Rated NR

An Irish sailor is stranded on an island with leprechauns, who’ve been protecting their stash of gold from the greedy banshee. Starring Art Carney, Peggy Cass, and Bob McFadden. This is a cute holiday short. It’s very Irish with the leprechauns … Continue reading

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