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Casablanca

posted by rkumar
A+
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:1942

Plot: Rick (Humphrey Bogart) owns a popular nightclub in Casablanca, in the early days of WWII. France is under the control of the Vichy government, which has close ties to the Nazis, but Casablanca still has an uneasy independence. As […]

Charlotte Gray

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2001

This is an old-fashioned WWII movie, with gallant heroes and vile bad guys, romantic longing and fabulous 1940’s clothes, heartbreaking betrayal and even more heartbreaking loyalty, odious collaborators and valiant resistance fighters, a purse containing both lipstick and a cyanide […]

East is East

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2000

George (Om Puri), who is Pakistani, marries Ella (Linda Bassett) and they settle down in Manchester to have seven children and run a fish and chips shop called George’s English Chippy.As the movie opens in 1971, George returns unexpectedly from […]

The Count of Monte Cristo

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:2002

Two things that almost always capture our attention in movies are watching someone learning something and watching someone getting revenge. Both are in “The Count of Monte Cristo” in abundance, and once again, in this 15th filmed version of the […]

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Annie
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
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posted 5:23:46pm Dec. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Listen to People's Lives: David Plotz's Working Podcast
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Little Orphan Annie: From Comic Strip to Radio, Broadway, Television, and Two Movies
The spunky little girl with the curly red hair and a dog named Sandy began as Little Orphan Annie in 1924, created by Harold Gray.  Her pluck, self-sufficiency, and resilience cau

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