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The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon is a touching, engaging Australian drama about a family with two teenage sons, one of whom is autistic. At the start of the film, the mother is pregnant again, trying her best to manage the two boys she already has, plus a husband and a household. The autistic son, Charlie, naturally takes […]

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Adam

Adam is a strong film that is tough to watch. I continuously felt sorry for the main character, Adam, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. But, feeling sorry for Adam is part of the story…the script is written so that we do feel bad for him. The film opens with his father passing away and he now […]

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Contemporary ROMANTIC COMEDIES for Valentines’s Day

10 Things I Hate About YouAmerican President, AnAway We Go Best Man, TheBridget Jones’s Diary Brown SugarBull DurhamChasing LibertyChocolat (2000)Continental DivideDaddy’s Little GirlsDaveDefinitely, MaybeDoc HollywoodDown with LoveFailure to LaunchFamily Man, The Fever Pitch (2005)Four Weddings and a FuneralFrench KissGood Year, AGroundhog Day HitchHoliday, The (2006)Honeymoon in VegasHow to DealHow to Lose a Guy in Ten […]

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Comtemporary ROMANCES for Valentine’s Day

(500) Days of Summer Against All OddsAge of Innocence, The All the Pretty HorsesAs Good as it GetsAt First SightAtonement Autumn in New YorkBed of RosesBefore SunriseBefore the Rains Bridges of Madison County, TheBrokeback MountainCaptain Corelli’s MandolinCold MountainCrossing Delency Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Days of HeavenDead Again Dear John Dirty DancingEnglish Patient, TheEver […]

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The Tudors

I’m only vaguely interested in history, so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get into this one. I’m on season two and boy, am I hooked. It is riveting TV, even though much of the plot is known already. Henry is played with charm, charisma and a touch of evilness that makes […]

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