Author Archives: The Film Minstrel

Fanboys

Fanboys is one of my all time favorites.  Four friends (one with a terminal illness) travel to Skywalker Ranch to steal Star Wars: Episode I before it is released in theaters.  The real beauty of this movie (Besides my favorite … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson have both been diagnosed with terminal diseases.  One night in a moment of excited inspiration, they decide to break out of the hospital and take the adventure of a lifetime.  While completing items on their … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3

In this fabulous follow up to Toy Story 2, Andy is about to leave for college, and the toys aren’t sure what place they will hold in his life anymore.  Woody, the loyal friend he is, follows the toys to … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Narnia

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe comes to life in this breathtaking children’s epic fantasy.  Four brothers and sisters are sent off amidst a war to a seemingly boring, desolate house with a distant … Continue reading

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Martian Child

David (John Cusack) makes a rash decision to adopt a quirky young boy named Dennis, who doesn’t seem to fit in. David struggles to relate to Dennis (who claims to be a martian child) as the two adjust to making … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia is a musical about one girl’s search for her real father.  Meryl Streep comes face to face with three old lovers as arranged by her daughter (the bride-to-be), and the wedding weekend becomes filled with family, friends, and … Continue reading

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Grown Ups

The death of a friend brings a group of childhood friends together after years apart.  The grown ups try to teach the simplicity childhood to their own children, which proves less successful than they would have hoped.  A fantastic cast … Continue reading

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