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Hello, My Name Is Doris (R) **** This is a feast for Sally Field fans. She is Doris Miller, a 60-something drudge at a company filled with “up and comers” as evidenced by the replacement of all work chairs with…

Alice, the White Rabbit and I

It was the 1933 movie version of “Alice in Wonderland” that first introduced me to this Lewis Carroll classic. The bizarre characters didn’t frighten me because they were played by an all-star cast that was familiar to me. Even though…

Help for the Six O’Clock Scramble

There is something so soul-soothing about flipping through a cookbook, looking at the photos, flagging recipes you want to try, and envisioning how wonderful they’ll be when your family sits down to enjoy them.  Although many of us love finding recipes…

Mike at the Movies

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13) ***** Here the Greek focus is secondary to the focus on family. The riotous Portokalos family of Chicago comes together again on screen after a 14-year absence. Ian and Toula’s (John Corbett and…

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (R) ***** Tina Fey is incredible. One of the funniest women alive, she is capable of much more as she proves once again in this film. Her compatriot from Australia, Margot Robbie as reporter Tanya Vanderpoel (“If…

Let’s All Eat Healthfully

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Lately, more and more articles and books are focusing on healthy recipes and better eating for children and families.  “Healthy Family, Healthy You; The Healthy Mama’s Guide to feeding your family well—simply and sanely” by Natasha Nadel (www.healthyfamilyhealthyyou.com) is a new book that deals…

Mike at the Movies

Risen (PG-13) *** This film is not apt to cause throngs of evangelicals to storm box offices like recent Christian movies have if for no other reason than it is more a mystery than a religious epic. Though it eschews,…

Mike at the Movies

Deadpool (R) **** Something tells you at the start that this will not be your normal, cookie-cutter superhero movie. The music is gentle and the credits start rolling to tell you that the film is directed by a Stupid Idiot…