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Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Fly Away Home’: The Special Bond Between Fathers and Daughters
PG | 1h 47min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1996 The holiday season is fast approaching, and soon it will be time for some good-natured, family-friendly films to enjoy. After ...
October 29, 2021
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Rio Grande’: The Fantastic Finale to John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy
Passed | 1h 45min | Romance, Western | 1950 After I’d watched 1949’s “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” ...
October 23, 2021
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’: A Sobering, Uplifting Film
TV-PG | 1h 53min | Biography, Drama, History | 1 March 2019 (USA) Life as a farmer can ...
April 16, 2021
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Intouchables’: A Heartwarming Biopic About Togetherness Despite Differences
R | 1h 52min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2 November 2011 (France) As we head into 2021, ...
December 31, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Joyeux Noël’: A Modern Classic That Celebrates Our Common Humanity
PG-13 | 1h 56min | Drama, History, Music | 9 November 2005 (France) Christmas is the time of ...
December 24, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Stagecoach’: Western Revolutionizes Genre With Rousing Tale of Hope
Passed | 1h 36min | Adventure, Drama, Western | 3 March 1939 (USA) The 1930s marked the beginning ...
November 14, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Silent Revolution’: A Must-See for High Schoolers
Kids are not any safer living under oppressive regimes and ideologies than their parents are. That is a ...
October 30, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Big Country’: Big and Beautiful Western Epic Asks What Makes a Big Man
Passed | 2h 46min | Romance, Western | October 1958 (USA) As an unabashed fan of one of ...
October 15, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Magnificent Seven’: Old West Tale of Resistance to Tyranny
Approved | 2h 8min | Action, Adventure, Western | 12 October 1960 (USA) A large band of banditos, ...
October 9, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Big Red One’: A Thought-Provoking and Ultimately Uplifting World War II Epic
World War II films may seem like a dime a dozen these days—virtually to the point of overkill. ...
September 17, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Dawn Patrol’: A Surprisingly Multifaceted War Film
Movies that cover World War I have long been overshadowed by those that are made about World War ...
September 7, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Wonder’: Heartbreaking and Uplifting in Equal Measure
Inspirational, feel-good, family-friendly films seem to be increasingly hard to find in these chaotic, mean-spirited times. Heck, just ...
July 31, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Mother Is a Freshman’ (1949): Lighthearted Film Endorses Higher Education
1h 21min | Comedy | March 12, 1949 (USA) During trying times, escaping into films of the less-troubled past can be ...
July 21, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Shane’: A Lonesome Stranger Rides Into Settlers’ Lives
Not Rated | 1h 58min| Drama, Western | 23 April 1953 (USA) Remember the simple, understated heroes of ...
July 12, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘I Can Only Imagine’: The Power of Forgiveness
PG | 1h 50min | Biography, Drama, Family | 16 March 2018 (USA) Some faith-based Christian films have ...
July 9, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’: Conviction and Selflessness Amid the Horrors of War
R | 2h 19min | Biography, Drama, History | 4 November 2016 (USA) Following his directorial successes of ...
June 13, 2020
‘The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex’ From 1939: A Costume Drama of Love and Ambition
Can a queen be a woman, too? Queen Elizabeth I endures this dilemma in the Warner Bros. 1939 ...
June 6, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Impossible’: A Harrowing Tale of Humanism in the Face of Catastrophe
PG-13 | 1h 54min| Drama, History, Thriller | 4 January 2013 (USA) On Dec. 26, 2004, a fissure ...
June 2, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: 3 Classic War Films for Memorial Day
Many classic films depict servicemen’s valiant wartime deeds, and these deserve another look on the day we remember ...
May 24, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Anchors Aweigh’ From 1945: Music, Patriotism, and Helping Others
2h 20min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | August 1945 (USA) A great first classic film for lovers of musicals is “Anchors Aweigh” from 1945. ...
May 12, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Bucket List’: A Touching Tale of Friendship and Last Wishes
PG-13 | 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2008 (USA) Before seeing director Rob Reiner’s 2008 ...
May 7, 2020
Film Review: ‘Peaceful Warrior’: A Deep, yet Uncomplicated Tale About Self-Discovery
PG-13 | 2h| Drama, Romance, Sport | 23 June 2006 The year 2006 was certainly an interesting one ...
April 20, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Rocky’: A Good-Hearted Classic About One Shot at Self-Respect
PG | 2h | Drama, Sports| 3 December 1976 (USA) “Rocky,” the timeless underdog story that captured the ...
April 14, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Force 10 From Navarone’: An Inspiring Mission to Save Lives
PG | 1h 58min | Action, Drama, War | Dec. 8, 1978 (USA) When Great Britain’s military high ...
April 8, 2020
Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’: A Vastly Underrated Magical Comedy
R | 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 18 March 1988 (USA) In this time of the ...
March 27, 2020
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Dr. Hu Naiwen
Top Biden Administration Official Admits to Lying to Congress
Record Low Autopsy Rates in the US: Why It Matters and What It Reveals
Trump Indictment Fails Crucial Test: Dershowitz
South Korea Summons China Envoy Over ‘Provocative’ Remarks About US Ties
Zuckerberg: Establishment Asked to Censor COVID-19 Posts That Ended Up Being True
Unlocking the Code for Cancer Treatment: Exploring the ‘Human’ Aspect
Dr. Wu Kuo-Pin
DOJ Charges 2 Russian Nationals in Mt. Gox Crypto Hack
Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Quits as MP Ahead of Verdict on Partygate Scandal
Anna Mary Robertson Moses: America’s Grandma