Saturday movie review: Life of a King

Though it's an older movie, I had never heard of LIFE OF A KING until scrolling through the Netflix Streaming options the other day for something to watch for this week's movie review. It wasn't a big hit in the theaters, but I found a fair number of redeeming factors in the 2013 film.

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LIFE OF A KING stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Eugene Brown. The film is "inspired by" Brown's mission to...

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Saturday movie review: 'August: Osage County'

Let me just say upfront that I didn't enjoy watching AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Which stinks, because I thought for sure I'd love it. But despite the fabulous, award-worthy acting on the part of every single person in it — Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale and more — I did not like it.

Reason being: It cut too close to home, felt too much like my family of origin and how we all relate to one another. Which is in a far from warm and cozy manner. And this is a far from warm and cozy film.

August: Osage County


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Saturday movie review: 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Mere minutes into DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, my husband turned to me and said, "You can't review this for the grandmas!" He said that in response to the opening scene, which is a pretty heavy-duty sex scene.

Throughout the entire movie I kept thinking the same thing. "I can't review this for the grandmas." I even decided I wouldn't share my review here — and watched another film the next night so I'd have one for this space.

Dallas Buyers Club

But I didn't really like that one, at least not enough to share it with you. I wanted to...

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