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“I, Tonya” Spins the Tale of an Olympic Dream Turned Nightmare

by Rita Cook on February 19, 2018

Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Mckenna Grace • Rated R To begin, “I, Tonya” is just one minute shy of two hours. While the story of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan...

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The Winter Olympics 2018 | They’re Here!

by Rita Cook on February 7, 2018

Over 50,000 people will be participating from over 100 countries, with 15 disciplines, 12 venues and 102 gold medals. Officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, this year’s games will be held in Pyeongchang,...

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Under the Oscar Radar: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

by Rita Cook on January 31, 2018

Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham • Rated R “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” is based on a memoir written by Peter Turner about his oft-times tumultuous affair during...

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Under the Oscar Radar: “Hostiles”

by Rita Cook on January 25, 2018

Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike • Rated R for strong violence and language You won’t be able to walk away. Not after you’ve been sucked in by the emotionally riveting opening of “Hostiles.” A long...

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Holiday Movies | “LBJ” is Larger Than Life

by Rita Cook on November 21, 2017

Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Woody Harrelson, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Pullman • Rated R I was trying to imagine Woody Harrelson playing LBJ, the larger-than-real-life character who was a Texas son and President of...

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Holiday Movies | Heartwarming “Wonder”

by Rita Cook on November 20, 2017

Starring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay • Rated PG • ‘Wonder’ opened nationwide Nov. 17 The heartwarming movie “Wonder” is based on a New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio and tells a story of compassion...

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‘Tragedy Girls’ | Perfect for Halloween

by Rita Cook on October 27, 2017

Tragedy Girls opens October 27, 2017 • Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Durand • Rated R "Tragedy Girls" is proof teenagers have too much time on their hands. Perfect for Halloween movie night, this...

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#TravelTuesday: My Very Own Mauritius

by Rita Cook on March 21, 2017

Not everyone knows about the wonderful island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, but for those who do it’s a paradise. For those who are just hearing about it now, put it on your bucket...