Tag: Biography

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Did you know that the famed novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is actually a shortened version of its original title? A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas was the original title published in December of 1843. That’s more of a synopsis than a title. And in a similar fashion, at …

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Time for a Reel ONLY THE BRAVE review

Only the Brave review

The Prescott Fire Department was founded in 1885, in fact it is the oldest fire department in the entire state of Arizona. In 2008, the men of this particular crew achieved a rare distinction. The department was granted the distinguished honor of doing something no one before them had done, they became the first Type …

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Time for a Reel AMERICAN MADE review

American Made review

It would seem that drugs jumped to the front of every mainstream publication and outlet throughout the 1980s. Illicit drugs have been around, well since always but they reached new highs (forgive the pun) during this timespan. Television shows, movies, novels; they were all sensationalizing the addictive trend. Art was truly imitating life and there …

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Time for a Reel BATTLE OF THE SEXES review

Battle of the Sexes review

In terms of sports, one of the biggest headlines of the last half century occurred within the confines of the Houston Astrodome. On September 20, 1973, two tennis champions squared off against one another. Bobby Riggs took on Billie Jean King in a “friendly” tennis match that had eyes and ears all over the world …

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Time for a Reel STRONGER review

Stronger review

For the second time this year, we’re seeing a biopic that is based a terrorist bombing during the Boston Marathon in 2013. CBS Films was first out of the gate with Patriots Day. Even though it earned better than average reviews from audiences and fans alike, the drama struggled in the box office to pull …

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Time for a Reel THE GLASS CASTLE review

The Glass Castle review

For those that do not know, The Glass Castle was first a memoir published in 2005 by Jeannette Walls, who lived through these events that were adapted in a feature length movie. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12 (2013)) has been tasked to direct as well as assist in the screenplay of this adaptation. Cretton …

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Time for a Reel ALL EYEZ ON ME review

All Eyez on Me review

In the 1990s the rap game had become mainstream and with its growing success, the financial implications were massive. Mo money, mo problems. Tupac Shakur was right in the middle of everything and his story is one worth knowing, telling and reliving. All Eyez on Me follows the life of this amazing artist from the …