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Thanks so much to Betty Jo Tucker of Movie Addict Headquarters for inviting me on her radio program to talk about today’s Oscar nominations with movie expert Barry Monush.

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The Oscar race begins with this morning’s announcement of nominations.  Biggest surprises: only two nominees for best song, overlooking songs by Lady Gaga, Elton John, Chris Cornell, Sinead O’Connor, and Mary J. Blige, no Pixar film on the Best Animated Feature […]

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This week Katherine Heigl stars as detective Stephanie Plum in her new movie, “One for the Money.”  How many questions about her previous roles can you answer?   1. Heigl appeared in a film that reportedly only sold 30 tickets, […]

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My friend Rebecca Cusey has a very thoughtful piece on the outstanding Patheos website titled, “Christians and Movies: Recognizing the Danger Within, Not Without.”  She writes: In Matthew 15:10, Jesus states, “It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles […]

We are very proud to present an exclusive clip from Valerie Donzelli’s “Declaration of War,” the moving true-life tale of two resilient young parents’ (Valerie and her co-writer/star Jeremie Elkaim) struggle with their child’s illness. The film premiered at the Cannes […]

Can’t get enough of sumptuous British estates with their proper servants and silver tea services?  Check out Secrets of the Manor House on PBS, premiering tonight at 8/7 central and it will stream in its entirety beginning January 23. One […]

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Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello,” performed by movie stars.  How many of these clips can you identify?

Remember the class television series “Davy and Goliath?”  The stop-motion animation children’s show about the little boy and the dog who spoke to him was owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and produced by Art and Ruth Clokey […]

A little bit “Rambo,” a little bit “Kill Bill” and more than a little bit “La Femme Nikita” and its imitation, “Alias,” this film can best be summarized as follows: a private contractor operative employed by the United States kicks […]