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Review: Christmas With The Kranks

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It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve seen “Christmas with the Kranks” and my initial impression was not a positive one. It spawned from the heartfelt novel “Skipping Christmas” about rediscovering the Christmas spirit after your children are grown. John Grisham’s novel addresses what a lot of us struggle with around the holidays. From the financial burden to the stress of shopping, decorating, and the expectation of being bloody merry all the time is tangible. After ten years I have…

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The Christmas and Holiday Edition

Christmas and the holiday season is officially on and what does this mean? Usually, last-minute shopping, rushing to decorate and all of the other activities that are suddenly in your face without much time to prepare. In the last…

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Where Did All the Buddy Comedies Die?

Where did all the buddy comedies go? There are so many great things about the ’80s and 90’s buddy comedy programmers. For years it seemed like everywhere we looked a new comedy was coming out, but now they seem…

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Review: Aladdin 2019

I had to prepare myself to watch this new adaptation of Aladdin. That preparation included changing my preconceived ideas about these “live-action adaptations”. For all of us that are reluctant to watch our childhood masterpieces brought to life again…

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Review – Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is something I’ve heard whispers about for nearly a decade.  It was on James Cameron’s “I’m making this movie when I make it” list with Avatar and whatever else he’s immersed himself in.  Thankfully he took…