Category Archives: movies

“The Holiday”

    I own this movie. But it’s on Lifetime and I can’t look away. Why IS that?! I have evaluated and reevaluated why these certain bits of slush are welcome to replay in my head, over and over. They … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Get Out

  Photo courtesy of Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment A strange thing happened last night when I decided to get out of the house. It had been a rough day, calling for an escape to the movies. My first choice was,”The Zookeepers … Continue reading

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It’s Still a Wonderful Life

One of my dearest Christmas memories of late was the year my friend Steve set up a screen in his living room and rolled out an old projector to show me an original film version of, It’s a Wonderful Life. … Continue reading

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Florence Fosters Knee Jerks

The first thing that struck me about the movie Florence Foster Jenkins is that Hugh Grant is aging. Sad, but true. It’s happening to all of us, but there is little gratification in seeing it on him. Grant has played … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! And May the Horse Be With You

“Laugh it up, Fuzz Ball!” Little sis Amanda delights in that line whenever she finds it relevant. It stems, of course, from the original Star Wars, when Han Solo admonishes his jeering Wookie friend. Born with Down syndrome, Amanda’s disability … Continue reading

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The Interview, The Thugs and The North Side of Down

Creativity seems to attract bullies.  Like many other movie buffs, I have watched with interest as Seth Rogan’s new film, “The Interview” was yanked from its schedule, caving to apparent non-specific threats from an angry Korean bunch.  One could only … Continue reading

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Movie Trick Horses!

Last week I hung out with Rex Peterson while he worked with the horses on the Secretariat film. Here he is with T, the horse who starred in “Dreamer” with Dakota Fanning. T currently has an abcess on his withers … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap!

Ms. Rip finished her scenes for the Wayne State film, MY DOG RANIA last night in Detroit. Here she poses with her director, Marija. We had a bit of a challenge because Jess, the leading lady, is supposed to chase … Continue reading

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My Dog Rania

Another dream came true for me today, as one of my dogs got to be a movie star! Ripple is starring in, “My Dog Rania”, a short film about some med students who find the cure for a virus, with … Continue reading

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