Can Music Heal a Broken Family: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Banner 4th of July”

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Most Hallmark Channel movies attempt to convey a sense of uplift, poignancy or inspiration strictly through the story and characters. “Banner 4th of July,” premiering Saturday June 29 at 9pmET/PT, gets an extra boost in that respect from the power of American Idol alum Brooke White’s original music and distinct vocals, which beautifully convey either [Read More...]

Man of Steel: Bigger and Bangier Doesn’t Mean Better

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Back when I was in college and in the waning days of my active comic book reading, I remember a conversation with my friend Brian in which we both agreed that we were tired of comics that spent eight to ten pages on fight scenes that didn’t amount to much other than a few bruises [Read More...]

Spirit and Guts: Revisiting the Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel Movie “Frequency” for Father’s Day

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Anyone who’s seen the Aurora Borealis either in pictures, on video or in person knows the beauty these “Northern Lights” can produce. But they’ve rarely produced anything as beautiful as the time they allowed John Sullivan to reconnect with his long-dead father and try to save his life. That’s the premise of the film “Frequency,” [Read More...]

The 2013 Christopher Award Winners for TV, Film and Books Are…

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NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 — A world-renowned singer/songwriter explores the role music played in raising awareness about apartheid. A Tour de France winner joins forces with a Catholic cardinal to save Jewish lives in World War II Italy. An ex-convict in 19th-century France discovers that “to love another person is to see the face [Read More...]


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