Category Archives: Movies

23 Blast (2014)

Dylan Baker is known for his various roles in television and film. Namely, his role as Colin Sweeney in The Good Wife. Most recently he was J. Edgar Hoover in the film Selma. Many will remember him from other films … Continue reading

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Big Eyes (2014)

Margaret Keane, the painter famously known for the big, oversized doe-like eyes of her subjects, is the subject of the new film, Big Eyes. Tim Burton, a Keane collector, directs Amy Adams as Margaret Keane, with the script by Scott … Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury (2014)

“It’s not an easy book to read; not an easy film to make.” -Lee Caplin, producer Based on William Faulkner’s novel of the same title, the film tells the story of the Compson family, Some would argue that the James … Continue reading

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Into the Woods (2014)

Disney brings the popular Broadway musical to the big screen doing very little harm to the story. Into the Woods is a mash-up of popular fairy tales, almost all of which have been animated features made by Disney. From the … Continue reading

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The Identical (2014)

Opening in the 1930’s Mississippi, in what could be a John Steinbeck novel, a man tries to find work to support him and his pregnant wife. He returns home with no luck to find his wife had given birth to … Continue reading

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A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

It starts off like so many other animated specials with a focus on getting, getting, getting. But as the story unfolds and Jon takes Garfield and Odie with him to the farm, we learn that the greedy, fat cat, has a … Continue reading

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Call Me Claus (2001)

Finding the Christmas Spirit Call Me Claus is a simple made-for-cable-TV movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Nigel Hawthorne. Goldberg is Lucy Collins who is a successful TV producer for a shopping network. Lucy is searching for the perfect Santa Claus to … Continue reading

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VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas (2009)

How often does the true meaning of Christmas get lost in the excitement of the holiday? In the VeggieTales Christmas tale Saint Nicholas, the Veggies are experiencing this same tension. The kids are concerned about what they will get and how … Continue reading

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Why ‘Rent’ Still Matters

Since the early 1990’s the musical Rent has inspired and motivated people to see the world around them as they never have before; to see themselves in others. A few months ago, one of the local high schools performed the rock … Continue reading

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White Christmas (1954)

It’s the unofficial sequel to Holiday Inn that became a Christmas classic. Bing Crosby first sang Irving Berlin’s ballad about the holiday in the film Holiday Inn. The song, more so than the film, was well received. It was no surprise … Continue reading

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