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Top Five Baseball Movies of All Time

IN THE April 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLarry Ham,
andMovies,
andSports
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by Larry Ham



It’s the opening weekend for the new movie 42, based on the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play major league baseball in the modern era. I haven’t seen it yet, and when I do, you’ll see a review here at KRL, but I thought you might enjoy my list of the five best baseball movies ever made.

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Robot & Frank: Movie On DVD Review

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We went to Redbox last weekend looking for something we hadn’t seen that the whole family might enjoy and ended up coming home with Robot & Frank, largely because it looked different, and it definitely was.

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Road To The Oscars 2013

IN THE February 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andMovies
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by KRL Staff



It’s that time of year again–time for the Oscars! So once again we are reviewing several of the Oscar nominees this week as we lead up to the Oscars on Sunday on ABC with coverage beginning at 7e/4p. Check back daily for more Oscar movie reviews and check out Oscar 2013 event page for a listing of all of the nominees!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur
& Linda O. Johnston


This week we have a review of the latest dog rescue mystery novel by Linda O. Johnston, Oodles of Poodles. We also have a great guest post from Linda that relates to the book–safety of animals in the movies. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book.

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by Brenda Williamson



Brenda shares with us in her first article in KRL, some perfect reading & movie watching suggestions for the cold winter nights–some are mystery, some are not! If you’re looking for things to do over your holiday vacation, or while you are stuck indoors because it’s too cold outside–check these out! There is quite the variety.

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by Christina Morgan Cree


One of Agatha Christie’s best loved characters is the fussy Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Though I’ve known many people to give me that blank-eyed “I have no idea what you’re talking about and I’ve already lost all interest in what you’re saying” look when I bring up the name of Hercule Poirot, he actually has, and has had, quite a following. He’s the only fictional character to ever get an obituary in the New York Times, and of Agatha Christie’s more than 80 novels and short story collections, he appears in 33 novels and 51 short stories.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Kings River Life Magazine has had the privilege of working with Dinuba Platinum Theatres over the past year or so to be able to bring movie reviews to our readers. They have also given our readers a coupon with every review. I took the time to sit down recently and talk with Pat Gabriel, their General Manager ever since their grand opening in June 2003, about the theatre and all they have to offer the community now and in the future!

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by Larry Ham



The Brain That Wouldn’t Die is a sci-fi movie released in 1962. It was actually filmed and completed several years earlier, but because it’s so sick, twisted, dark, morbid and absurd, its release was delayed. Well, I should correct myself. It wasn’t delayed because of its absurdity. It became a cult classic because of its absurdity.

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Staff’s Favorite Christmas Movies

IN THE December 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andMovies
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by KRL staff



In case you’re looking for a fun Christmas movie to watch this Christmas weekend, here are some suggestions from our staff as they share their favorite Christmas movies! We here at KRL would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas!

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by Deborah Harter Williams



Too often our favorite literary sleuths, lawyers and LEOs (law enforcement officers) don’t make the jump to TV and movies with their personalities intact. John Sandford’s Certain Prey is a recent cringe-inducing example in spite of Mark Harmon in the leading role.

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Puss in Boots: Movie Review

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andMovies,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Wall



Puss in Boots is a computer-animated movie that tells the cat’s story before the Shrek movies occurred. Just like in the Shrek movies, Puss is voiced by actor Antonio Banderas. The movie shares about how he was in an orphanage as a kitten and became best friends with Humpty Dumpty who was obsessed with finding magic beans.

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50/50: Movie Review

IN THE October 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



50/50 is the story of a 27-year-old man diagnosed with cancer and his struggle to beat it. Based on a true story, the screenplay is loosely based on the life of comedy writer Will Reiser, friend and frequent co-writer of the film’s co-lead, Seth Rogen. You had better be prepared to laugh and cry if you go see this one.

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Who Is Perry Mason?

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy,
andTV
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by Sandra Murphy



Who is Perry Mason? A character from the prolific and creative mind of Earle Stanley Gardner, he’s a defense attorney who never lost a case, much to the chagrin of Hamilton Berger, prosecutor. He is, in the minds of any who ever saw the television series or made-for-TV movies, Raymond Burr.

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Shelter: A Movie Review

IN THE December 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andMovies,
andTeens
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by Aimee Lewis



It’s hard to give up your dreams just for a dead-beat family, which is what Zach (Trevor Wright) is learning after he graduates and is forced to live with his sister, Jeanne (Tina Holmes), who has a child named Cody, and a boyfriend.

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