Not Cinderella’s Type – A Movie Review

Not Cinderella’s Type (2018) Starring: Paris Warner, Tim Flynn, Tanner Gillman Rating: PG (??)   Yes, Another One . . . I’ve been looking around at Cinderella movies lately (I’m working on an article that will rate 10 or so Cinderella movies worst to best!) and I stumbled upon another random one.  A vague description drew me in and I […]

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Infidel – A Movie Review

Infidel (2020) Starring: Jim Caviezel Rating: R for violence and language   One Religion, Many Sects After recently reading Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Quereshi, I was convicted about my tendency to lump all Muslims into one category: terrorists.  In reality, there are many sects of the Islamic religion.  Many of them are peaceful tribes who interpret the Koran in a way […]

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – A Movie Review

It’s a Jungle Out There I love board games.  Love ’em to pieces (pun totally and completely intended.)  Empire Builder is super long and super fun, and not near as boring as Monopoly can sometimes get.  Sorry is a classic that never gets old.  Chutes and Ladders . . . well, at least it’s better than Life. Now imagine that […]

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Ella Enchanted – A Movie Review

Ogres, and Elves, and Fairies, Oh My! We’ve all seen a dozen varieties of the classic fairy-tale, Cinderella.  Somehow the tale hasn’t lost its draw for the hopelessly romantic audience.  Ella Enchanted (2004) is similar to the old Cinderella tale – a young girl loses her mother, her father remarries an evil woman who has two equally evil daughters, said woman […]

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Personality and Nightmares – How Movies Affect Children Differently

The Mind Game Although it’s a classic children’s movie, Monsters Inc. is one my mom’s all-time favorite films.  That, along with A Bug’s Life, was played quite frequently at our house (if mom had to deal with constant repetition, it might as well be movies that she liked!)  However, although Monsters Inc. is quite enjoyable for me now, I vividly remember all […]

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Onward – A Movie Review

Magic, Adventure, and Everything Else I don’t know about you, but 2020 didn’t produce all that many movies that truly inspired me to go to the theater.  In fact. . . now that I stop to think about it, I don’t believe that I actually went to the movie theater this year.  Which means the last movie I watched in […]

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Knives Out – A Movie Review

Mystery Extraordinaire I love a good mystery.  But not just any mystery; I like ’em mixed up, jumbled, and completely complicated.  The tough nuts are always the funnest to crack.  Here’s the funny thing: I’m a horrible detective!  Remember Murder on the Orient Express (2017)?  I was riveted and spent the entire movie replaying all possible options for who did it.  All […]

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Classic movies — an uncle’s perspective

Family Traditions… Since my maternal grandparents were married nearly 55 years ago, our family has had a tradition of Friday night pizza.  Somewhere along the way, a movie with our pizza also became tradition.  We enjoy watching movies together almost as much as we love watching Dodger baseball games together!  My Mom’s oldest brother along with his wife and her […]

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