Saturday movie review: Brothers... Plus, a one-month free Sundance Now freebie

Documenting the daily doings of beloved children is nothing unusual. Thousands (hundreds of thousands?) mommy — and grandma — bloggers across the globe do exactly that, day in and day out, sharing stories and such on their little sweeties.

Documenting the very same on film day in and day out — for decades — is unusual. Is unique. Is exactly what Norwegian director and cinematographer Aslaug Holm did in her documentary BROTHERS. In doing so, she confirmed that a (moving) picture is indeed worth 1,000 words. And then some.

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Holm set out making the ultimate home movie of her two young sons, Markus and Lukas, more than a decade ago. She kept the camera rolling for eight years. Day in, day out Holm...

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Magical movies: Documentaries that make a difference

Movies are magic. A well-done feature film can change your attitude, your day, your outlook.

And a well-done documentary can change the world. Or, at the very least, an individual's world.

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest

Case in point: As part of the Starz Denver Film Festival, I had the opportunity to screen THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST. The documentary directed...

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Saturday movie review: 'Lion Ark'

Humans can inflict unimaginable horrors of cruelty upon animals. Thankfully other humans — better, kinder, compassionate humans — can lift those animals that suffer at the hand of the unscrupulous out of deplorable conditions and into a life that, though not what natured intended for them, is the next best thing.

Lion Ark the MovieThe documentary film LION ARK chronicles cat rescue on a grand scale. BIG cats. As in African lions held captive, tortured, neglected, underfed and abused in all manner of ways by the illegal circus owners of Bolivia. Even after...

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The Saturday Post: Get Happy edition

As much as I love movies and pay attention to new ones coming out, I somehow missed the documentary Happy. Then I read about it on Cynthia's Blog and immediately added it to my Netflix queue.

Jim and I watched Happy Thursday night and found it quite interesting and inspirational. I think you will, too.

Here's the trailer:

Here's a closer look at one of the folks featured in the film:

 

And here's Ellen interviewing the producer (this one may not be visible to those reading on their phone):

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Get Happy! It's on Netflix streaming. It'll make you smile, I promise. Plus, you can get more Happy on The Happy Movie website.

Today's question:

What has made you happy today?