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Hammer & Tongs, Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures,

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson

Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) is the owner of a failing theater in the city. He has an idea to host a talent show and pay the owners 1000.00 which is the last of his money, but a clerical error prints the flyers at $100,000. Hundreds of animals line up for a chance to audition to win the grand prize including a misunderstood gorilla son, a very shy elephant, and a fun mixture of musical animals. Buster needs help to try to save the theater or it’s all lost.

On the day after Christmas 5 of my grandchildren and their parents, and my wife and I saw Sing in 3D. I have been waiting for this one for quite some time. I was not disappointed. This was a beautiful little film. The music is really good and the comedy was non-stop. Everyone from the smallest 6 year old to the oldest 65 (myself) and every one in between thought it was really good. The animation is top notch and the picture is great. There are some great voices in there, and the characters were very well played. I must say, “Very Well Done”. If you get a chance to catch this one in the theater, don’t miss the opportunity. Give yourself one more Christmas present this year!

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Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday January 26, 2016

  • American Honey
  • Coming Through the Rye
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • In the Valley of Violence
  • No Manches Frida
  • Pet
  • Snowden
  • When the Bough Breaks

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** HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO EVERYONE


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AT EDSREVIEW.COM

May the holiday season be bright and cheery to you all. Best wishes for a Happy New Year of great films! As long as they keep making them, we’ll keep watching them! Lots of changes coming in the next year. Let’s try to keep in touch to spread the enjoyment of a good film with good friends.

Thanks for visiting us in the past year!

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** A Cinderella Christmas

MarVista Entertainment,

Emma Rigby, Peter Porte, Sarah Stouffer, Michael Dempsey, Lesley-Anne Down


Two cousins, Angie (Emma Rigby) and Candace (Sarah Stouffer) live together with Sarah’s father Otto (Michael Dempsey) Angie’s parents were killed when they were little, and Otto took Angie in and treated her like his own daughter. But Candace is a little brat who loves to pull the wool over her father’s eyes, while bribing or tricking Angie into doing all her work. Otto owns a special event catering company, which the girls run, but Angie does everything while Sarah takes all the credit. Her father thinks she’s the brains and brawn of the company. When the biggest even of they year with the town’s most eligible batchelor, Nikolaus Karmichael (Peter Porte) Candace and Angie try to book the gig, but Nikolaus only has eyes for Candace. But when Candace is not able to attend the party which is a masquerade ball, Angie goes in her place, and naturally Nikolaus falls in love with her, but when she suddenly leaves, he tries to find her everywhere, but Candace manages to work her way into the engagement while keeping Angie out of the picture.

This is a Christmas themed Cinderella story that is just like it sounds by the title. But surprisingly this was a pretty good movie. Emma Rigby did an excellent job as Cinderella, and tired of being taken advantage of, but afraid to speak up for herself is how she plays it. She is very good. Sarah Stouffer on the other hand is a perfectly spoiled brat and she pulls that off in the most annoyingly accurate possible. She is really good. Actually all of the characters are well cast, and their lines are very well written. I didn’t think I could watch another Cinderella knock off, but this one was actually pretty good. Naturally you have to now in advance how it will end up, as all Cinderella stories do, but the journey is well worth it for the interesting events along the way. Really a pleasure to watch, and I recomment this film as one of the best of ION Television’s 2016 premiers. Try to see this when you can!

Here is the web page for this ION Television Premier film.

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** So This is Christmas

Foster Entertainment,

Eric Roberts, Lexi Ainsworth, Titus Makin Jr, Vivica A. Fox, Bryan Massey



Ashley (Lexi Ainsworth) is a teenager living in a messed up family. Her Dad is trying to keep over her, but Ashley is hanging out with a really troubled girl, and headed down the wrong path. Meanwhile, Jason (Titus Makin Jr.) also lives with them and his Mother Sharon (Vivica A Fox) sees no wrong in her athlete son who is really hanging out with some bad people, taking drugs and committing all kinds of crimes to support his habit. But when her Dad hires a handyman Mac (Bryan Massey), he takes an interest in Ashley and talks her into writing a Christmas Play and directing it at a kid’s shelter, things start to turn around.

This is a touching and heartwarming story with a lot of depth. The characters are very well developed and there are not a lot of members of the cast, so we get to learn a lot about each of them. It’s very complex and twisted with a long tale of failure and redemption. This movie has a religious feel to it, without any preaching. The issues are deep and the story digs into it very well. This is a Christmas themed movie, but not really a Christmas story. Warning: It does get very intense in the last half hour! Bad choices have consequences, and it’s hard to back out after you have been down the wrong road for a while. This is an intense movie with a lot of problems. Redemption is a hard long road, but this is a really good movie. Give it a chance, but there is no Santa Claus in this one!

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