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These movies are mostly overlooked by the Academy Awards and have not received mounds of critical acclamation, but they're some of my favorites.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

What's Up Doc? - I start laughing just looking at this picture and others I had to choose from.  A hidden, comedic gem.

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'What's Up, Doc?'

With Hangover helmer Todd Phillips producing the party comedy "Project X" that hits screens today, it seemed right to go back to a past flick that guarantees its own gut-busting belly laughs...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We go way back to 1972 to one of my favorite comedies of all time. A ...

The Muppet Movie - The purpose of life is unveiled in this wonderful, slapstick, pun-filled movie. ("I was almost gone with the Schwinn!")  Jim Henson understood the deeper meanings of life and was a pure genius.

The Muppets Parody The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trailer

A new trailer for the highly-anticipated "The Muppets" brings humor to David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trailer The parody trailer, "The

You've Got Mail - Maybe because I've always wanted to own a children's book shop.

You've Got Mail (1998)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail (1998)

The Rape of Europa - Fascinating documentary on the Nazi looting of many of the great works of art throughout Europe during WWII.  May have been one of the key motivating factors to Hitler's drive to conquer Europe and built the world's greatest art museum in his hometown and prove that he was a true patron of the arts and an artist himself.

The Rape of Europa - Fascinating documentary on the Nazi looting of many of the great works of art throughout Europe during WWII. May have been one of the key motivating factors to Hitler's drive to conquer Europe and built the world's greatest art museum in his hometown and prove that he was a true patron of the arts and an artist himself.

CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood > Great news stories and interesting profile pieces.

GUEST BLOG #31: Tom Brinkmoeller on 'Sunday Morning' delights

GUEST BLOG #31: Tom Brinkmoeller on 'Sunday Morning' delights

Sesame Street > Always been a favorite especially because of the genius of Jim Henson.  This is Kermit and the letter W in an image taken from the premiere episode of Sesame Street which ran on December 10, 1969.

W: The Further Adventures

MoMA | W: The Further Adventures

The West Wing

The West Wing

The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life. The first six

Searching for Sugar Man > An unbelievable movie about an unbelievable man. It is the most amazing story I can recall. One that you can not believe is actually possible. I kept asking myself, "How could this happen?" But it did. You have to see this film to understand the fullness of Rodriquez's fame in South Africa across generations and his impact on the social conscience of that country during Apartheid. Wow what a story. What a man.

Searching for Sugar Man > An unbelievable movie about an unbelievable man. It is the most amazing story I can recall. One that you can not believe is actually possible. I kept asking myself, "How could this happen?" But it did. You have to see this film to understand the fullness of Rodriquez's fame in South Africa across generations and his impact on the social conscience of that country during Apartheid. Wow what a story. What a man.

The Help

The Help

This weekend I got the chance to FINALLY watch 'The Help'. A film I have been dying to watch for a looooong time after seeing so many great reviews about it and seeing one of the ladies win a golden globe for her performance! And I must say I enjoyed everything about the film it was heart-warming, funny and interesting the whole way through! For those who haven't heard of this film or don't know what it is about, This film is set in Civil Rights era America in the early 1960's. It follows a…

The Princess Bride - Classic movie, classic scene.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE Blu-ray Review

Our review of Rob Reiner's THE PRINCESS BRIDE on Blu-ray

The Visitor - Great characters, well-acted and a wonderful story of friendship laying atop the horrible world we've created in our country or immigrant peoples.

'The Visitor'

An economics professor finds a young couple, victims of a real-estate scam, living in his New York apartment. He lets them stay. The film's a touching story of a budding friendship laced with biting commentary on U.S. immigration policies.