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Film Review: “The Bucket List”

The comedic buddy film challenges us to think about terminal illness and life itself

“The Bucket List” is not only a comedic buddy movie, but also a unique and thought-provoking look at terminal illness. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson share the screen as the film’s protagonists, Carter Chambers and Edward Cole. The two characters’ … Continue reading

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Author Jackie Collins Is Remembered for Her Tenacity

In the face of terminal illness, her spry spirit shined through

British author Jackie Collins died this week after a six-year battle with breast cancer, yet there were few people who even knew she was ill. That’s because the famed writer didn’t want her life to be defined by her illness. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Me: My Life with — and Without — My Mom, Shirley MacLaine by Sachi Parker

Shirley MacLaine's only daughter reflects on a family life of eccentricity, disconnect and loss

The title of Sachi Parker’s autobiography, Lucky Me: My Life with – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine is imbued with a tone just as sharp and double-sided as the author’s relationship with her parents. Being the only daughter of … Continue reading

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Just Passed: Mickey Rooney

The Hollywood legend passes away in Los Angeles at 93

Mickey Rooney passed away last night in Los Angeles at the age of 93, leaving Hollywood with a bevy of film classics – and an irreplaceable void. Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule Jr. in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Patch Adams”

How did the real Patch Adams feel about the Robin Williams movie?

Based on the real-life story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, this 1998 film begins with Adams (Robin Williams) committing himself to a mental institution after contemplating suicide. While there, Adams realizes how lonely many of the patients are and finds … Continue reading

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