Category Archives: Movies

“The Long Walk Home”

The Long Walk Home is a 1990 film starring Whoppi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. Friday evening June and I watched it for the second (or maybe the third) time, and we thoroughly enjoyed it again. The film is set in … Continue reading

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“Thurgood”

This evening June and I watched the delightful one man play “Thurgood,” made for HBO in 2011 and released last month on DVD. Laurence Fishburne does a wonderful job portraying the life story of Thurgood Marshall (1908-93), who was an … Continue reading

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“Have a Little Faith”

Have a Little Faith (2009) by Mitch Albom is a delightful book, much like his bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie (1997), and just as poignant. And now the book has been made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. The book/film  … Continue reading

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“The Ultimate Gift”

The Ultimate Gift (2001) is the title of a rather small, inspirational book by Jim Stovall, a noted motivational speaker. Stovall’s short novel was made into a movie with the same title; it was released in 2007 and was generally … Continue reading

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“Children of Heaven”

Yesterday J and I finished watching a delightful movie, “Children of Heaven” (1997). It was made and located in Iran, so the spoken language was in Farsi (Persian). But the subtitles were easy to follow, and it was a heart-warming … Continue reading

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“Sally Hemings”

“Sally Hemings” is the name of a 2000 Hallmark television miniseries that June and I watched on DVD a few days ago. The 171-minute movie version seems to have been marketed with two different subtitled: “An American Scandal” and “An … Continue reading

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“The Tree of Life”

“The Tree of Life” opened Friday at the AFI Silver Theater and Culture Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, where June and I arrived on Friday afternoon. Yesterday we went to the see the movie with our two sons, who live … Continue reading

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