The Blind Side Could Open Some Eyes

Remember the Titans seemed to start a modern trend of sports-related movies, although they’ve always been popular. The Blind Side follows in this tradition, but it is about much more than sports. Basically, the movie is about an affluent white family, the Touhys, who takes in a homeless black teenager, Michael Oher. The Touhys are able…
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And Here To Tell Us About It…Fred Scuttle!

I don’t watch shows when they are aired on TV because I can’t stand commercials.  If I want to watch a particular show, I get it on DVD so I can watch it, commercial-free, when I have time. I recently watched the first set of the "Benny Hill Show."  They do not make comedy TV shows like this any more.  Of…
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Whip It!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I rented Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It. I was ready for anything, considering that Barrymore tends toward eccentric both in real life and many of the characters she plays. Whip It, however, is a pleasant movie that tells a nice story without trying to be too ‘profound.’  It could, in…
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Ever Wondered What Happens At Crime Scenes After The Cops Leave?

When it comes to movies that are labeled as "indy" movies, one sometimes has to be careful. Yes, they often show a unique perspective or tackle an unpopular idea. Sometimes, though, they are tedious and preachy. (The Constant Gardener comes to mind.) Then there are some that are gems. Sunshine Cleaning is one of these. It’s…
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