Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Five Stars… Five Balloons…and Five Kites to “Mary Poppins Returns!”

. I didn’t think they could still do it. Create a new and lilting, touching, charming, engrossing movie – for both young at heart adults and children — in the style of musical gems of my childhood.   I’ve watched … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hallmark’s “Finding Father Christmas”

Where, o where did all the charm go? I am ever a fan of Hallmark movies.   Feel-good, light, warm, endearing, romantic, Christmasey, mysterious, sometimes a touch of heartwarming drama…  all these adjectives and more.  Though predictable in many ways, … Continue reading

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A Movie Call to Simply Wondrous Prayer: “The War Room”

Can you remember a time in a neighborhood movie theater when the deeply-moved audience erupted into unexpected applause on the last note of a film? Me?  I can count these rare marvels on three fingers. The first time, it happened … Continue reading

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Looking for a Christmas Miracle?

              You may just find it in the starry wonder of                       a sure-to-be NEW movie classic… Max Lucado’s  The Christmas Candle…        Deep in the heart of English countryside lies the village of Gladbury.  Legend has it…every 25 years … Continue reading

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Classic Musicals Still Rock!

As a writer, I’ve just accepted something about myself. I love to eavesdrop. To listen in on conversations going on around me in the public square. To enjoy the characters and hearts I find in real life…. surreptitiously. As I … Continue reading

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             There are only two kinds of people in the world that really count.          One kind’s wheat and the other kind’s emerald. ~ Edna Ferber . “My, would you look at all those rows of purple!” she exclaims, eyes shining, … Continue reading

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“Duke”… What A Wonderful Movie

I’m not always attracted to “dog stories.” When I come across them in Guideposts, for example, I tend to pass them over for deeper ones. But something about this distinctive movie ad  – the soulful knowing look in Duke’s eyes … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Soul Surfer… It Truly Inspires

The End… It’s just the beginning… Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board Saturday morning… sleeping in.  I groan as my radio alarm goes off, turn over in bed, catch the … Continue reading

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