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  • It's a Wonderful Life 1946

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Dec, 2014

    Like most people I have seen this enough times to have memorized most of it. And, yet, when watching it preparatory to a discussion for a podcast, so much comes alive that one hadn't thought of before. I won't say what that is. You can find out in Episode 98 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast.

  • My Cousin Vinny 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Dec, 2014

    Watched this for the umpteenth time before discussing with the movie group I lead for a local assisted living place. As usual, when watching even a light-hearted romp like My Cousin Vinny and knowing one will discuss it, things leap out which I hadn't thought about before. There is the obvious fish out of water scenario and having to stretch in order to fulfill one's potential. However I also was struck by how much trust was needed, how one must…

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  • Howl's Moving Castle 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    Anyone who enjoyed the Wallace and Gromit shorts will enjoy this. Their British sense of humor and timing ... so funny.

    Billed as "the world's first vegetarian horror movie," this finds Wallace and Gromit running a pest control service to help the villagers who want to grow prize-winning produce for their annual vegetable competition.

    Loaded with ingenious Rube Goldberg inventions, spoofs of old monster movies and classic movies, and their trademark sight gags, this is a treasure for all ages.