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SONG ‘N DANCE COLLECTION by Charleen

Wanna get your head bopping and your feet tapping … why not start a song ‘n dance collection.  These may not be the best movies ever made but they produced some awesome soundtracks and they make for some memorable and pleasurable viewing!  Dirty Dancing.  Great story, great music and SUPERB dancing!  Who didn’t love Patrick […]

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Probably one of my favourite movies!  Why?  Because it stars the legendary Meryl Streep. What else makes this one a ‘must see’? The rest of the cast – Anne Hathaway (a charming actress with oodles of potential), Emily Blunt (watch out for this British actress!) and Stanley Tucci (a performance of note!). I simply loved the […]

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The Thing Called Love

The Thing Called Love showcases River Phoenix before his untimely death.  This sadly was his last movie!  Even if you’re not a fan of country music, you’ll enjoy this one!  As K.T. Oslin aptly says, “Country tells it like it is”.    Miranda Presley “no relation” (Samantha Mathis) is a New Yorker trying to make […]

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Top 10 Classic “Feel Good” Movies for Girls (By Charleen)

This one’s for the girls!  If you want to make the women in your life feel good, whether it’s your wife, girlfriend, little sister, special niece or grandmother, these are the dvds to pick for them.  Guaranteed to make them ‘feel good’ when they need it most!    Pretty Woman (1990).  Seeing a young, suave-looking […]

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City of Angels (1998)

How could I possibly review romances without including City of Angels to the list!  I couldn’t!  So here it is!  This is truly a deeply moving, heart warming movie with an A-list ensemble cast as well as Grammy and Golden Globe nominations for the theme song.  The movie is directed by Brad Silberling of LA […]

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A Walk to Remember (2002)

Starring Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah.  A Walk to Remember is a heart warming, uplifting story which reminds us that good always overpowers bad – eventually.  The ‘bad’ is presented to us in the form of Landon Carter (Shane West) whose tough exterior behavior is greatly influenced by his friends.  The ‘good’ […]

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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

Cast Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan, Lauren Tom, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn The Movie Alice (Ryan) has a drinking problem.  Her pilot husband Michael (Garcia) takes her out for their anniversary and she gets intoxicated.  This is all good and well until they return home.  The alarm of the car parked in the street goes off and Alice stumbles to […]

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About Last Night (1986)

Cast Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins The Movie Danny (Lowe) first sees Debbie (Moore) at a baseball match and then again at the local pub after the game.  They go to Danny’s place to try out his new stereo earphones - that turns out really well for both of them – sex on the first ‘date’.  In […]

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The Notebook (2004)

Cast Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams Sam Shepard James Garner Gena Rowlands The Movie A classic love story set in the 1940′s.  Years later, an older gentleman (James Garner) reads excerpts from a notebook to his lady companion (Gena Rowlands).  The passages he reads to her daily depict a poignant love story.  We get to witness the tale […]

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Girl Interrupted (1999)

Cast Angelina Jolie Winona Ryder Brittany Murphy Vanessa Redgrave Whoopi Goldberg Jared Leto The Movie It’s the 60′s!  Susanna (Winona Ryder) is institutionalised by her prudish parents for taking a full bottle of aspirin and washing it down with a bottle of vodka.  She is presented to her new ‘home’ by Nurse Valerie (Whoopi Goldberg).  Susanna’s first love is […]

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Pretty in Pink

The Cast Molly Ringwald Andrew McCarthy Jon Cryer Annie Potts James Spader Harry Dean Stanton The Movie A 1980′s teen love story!  Molly Ringwald of 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club plays a delightful role as Andie, only child to her single father, Jack.  Harry Dean Stanton takes the part of Andie’s unemployed, struggling dad.  Even though Andie is a […]

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