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The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life (1982)

These days surrogacy is so widely accepted that when you watch "The Gift of Life", this TV movie from 1982, it is hard to put things in to context when it comes to the attitudes on show. That is now one of the problems when watching "The Gift of Life" as see...

Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story

Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)

Back in 1985 Anthony Edwards was one of the group of hot young actors, he hadn't appeared in "Top Gun" yet and "ER" was almost a decade away. The trouble is that watching Anthony Edwards star as the cocky Bill Johnson in "Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson...

The Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau

The Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau (1988)

"The Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau" is one of those movies which seem to have been made by watching what worked in other movies and then incorporating it into this one, something I often call a tick box movie as it seems to have worked through a list of e...

Children of Divorce

Children of Divorce (1980)

Watching "Children of Divorce" reminded me of school assemblies when a drama group would come in to act out an important message such as being aware of strange men in cars offering you sweets. As such it is hard to be over critical about "Children of Divorce...

Chloe

Chloe (2009)

Some times a movie is entertaining but yet you find yourself wanting more and despite being both entertaining and intriguing I found after watching "Chloe" it left me with a hole I still needed to fill. Now I mentioned intriguing and after the set up which s...

Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite (2012)

"Lay the Favorite" is based on a true story, that story is about Beth Raymer and her life. The thing is that before watching "Lay the Favorite" I had never heard of Beth Raymer and having watched the movie I don't think I know any more about her. In fact hav...

Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber

Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (2005)

I am torn when it comes to "Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber" as to whether it achieves what it set out to do or whether or not it is a total bust. You see the focus of the movie is Katya, a real spoilt brat/ prima donna and Jennifer Love Hewitt p...

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