Movie Review: Lisa Whelchel springs into our hearts in Hallmark’s “Hearts of Spring”

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Lisa Whelchel springs into our hearts in Hallmark’s “Hearts of Spring.” This TV movie shows us that it’s possible to turn those potential nightmares that come with raising teenagers into sweet dreams. Lisa Whelchel, best remembered for her role as sweet and fashionable Blair in “The Facts of Life,” is a mother of three, a blogger, an author, and now she’s […]

“Zootopia” Review: Not Just a Story About Animals Wearing Clothes


Zootopia Review: Not just a Story about Animals Wearing Clothes You’ve probably heard that Disney has released a new family movie about animals who walk, talk, and live like humans. In true Disney form this is not just another movie about animals wearing clothes. My son and I were invited to a screening of Zootopia […]

Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Visually Stunning, Fun-Filled Movie

Kung Fu Panda 3

Get ready for the fun-filled and visually stunning animated film, “Kung Fu Panda 3” kicking down theater doors tomorrow, January 29! DreamWorks Animation brings us the third installment in the successful “Kung Fun Panda” franchise featuring Po, the lovable panda voiced by the equally endearing Jack Black, as he grows up and tries to understand who […]

Review: Dive Into “The Finest Hours,” The True Story of An Epic Rescue

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Bring your galoshes and raincoats to see Disney’s “The Finest Hours.” According to the film’s director, Craig Gillespie, you’re meant to feel the soggy, cold fury mother nature unleashed on the east coast February 18, 1952. “The Finest Hours” recreates one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most heroic small boat rescues on record.  Brian Webber (Chris Pine) is a […]

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review

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  This review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is intentionally guarded to avoid spoilers. Read on at your own risk. I attended a screening of “The Force Awakens” in San Diego, December 15, hosted by Disney. I’m one lucky blogger! In 1977 I was 17 years old. That’s when I saw “Stars Wars” (nope, […]