Author Archive: Heather Trow

Heather Trow is a nursing assistant and part-time writer. When she is not writing, she is listening to the popular podcast "NEVER NOT FUNNY". Actually, at any given time, most likely, she is listening to the podcast. It's pretty much all she does besides work. It is her favorite thing.

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Keaton’s Cop

Keaton’s Cop

| July 27, 2011

Some movies are better left in the vault. The promising cast behind Keaton’s Cop, a poorly written, poorly made action movie from 1990, is misleading. But don’t sign up because Don Rickles is involved. Sadly, the talented Mr. Rickles (the only enjoyable part of the movie) dies about 15 minutes into the story. From then […]

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Turtle: The Incredible Journey

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

| July 5, 2011

Animals are, in most cases, far more fascinating than humans. They react to the changes in their environment by either adapting or dying out, and if they adapt, they become even more extraordinary in their ability to survive. Loggerhead turtles take unimaginably long swimming voyages throughout their entire lives to lay their eggs, and then […]

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HappyThankYouMorePlease

HappyThankYouMorePlease

| June 18, 2011

With a lot of movies, there is an unfortunate sensation of déjà vu involved in the storyline. You wonder to yourself, “Have I seen this before?” While there are some sweet, genuine moments and performances in HappyThankYouMorePlease, it does succumb to this already-been-done formula at times. Josh Radnor wrote and directed the film, and it’s […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

| June 12, 2011

Masterpiece Theater has always been a highly reliable source for faithful adaptations of classic literature. And Charles Dickens’ classic is no exception. Broadcast in 1989, the DVD release of this particular version is overdue, it seems. But here it finally is. The quality of the picture and sound is very good, and for a more […]

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Summer Eleven

Summer Eleven

| May 4, 2011

It’s hard not to roll your eyes at the plot of Summer Eleven: the story of pre-teen girls and their final summer before middle school, though fraught with family difficulties as it is, is difficult material for anyone’s palate (probably even pre-teen girls), as it so easily turns into cliches. Not to mention, in a […]

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AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story

AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story

| May 4, 2011

Bill HIcks’ name might not be the first that comes to one’s mind when comedians are mentioned. Certainly he never achieved the level of immortality of someone like Johnny Carson or Bill Cosby. But his immeasurable impact on the world of comedy is something that should be as well known, and well-revered. The fantastic, interesting […]

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Hanna

Hanna

| April 8, 2011

In the realm of assassin movies, there aren’t many that feature children prominently. Perhaps the most famous child-centric assassin movie is The Professional, and it could be argued that it’s most famous because it is Natalie Portman’s best (and first) performance to date (not to mention the wonderful Jean Reno and Gary Oldman). In Hanna, […]

Every Day

Every Day

| March 19, 2011

Its title is as mundane as its subject matter, but “Every Day”, starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino and Eddie Izzard, contains some not particularly every day subject matter. The story of an unhappy writer named Ned (Schreiber) in his marriage of 19 years (to the lovely, understated Helen Hunt) and his saga of […]

Dickens In America

Dickens In America

| March 19, 2011

When one thinks of Charles Dickens, probably the last country he might be associated with is America. The seminal author is undeniably English, and one of England’s greatest treasured authors- he is after all buried with a very elite crowd in “Poet’s Corner” at Westminster Abbey. And yet, Dickens took what must have been a […]

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Beauty and the Briefcase

Beauty and the Briefcase

| January 28, 2011

ABC Family may need to re-name their network soon. The debut of shows like “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and “Ten Things I Hate About You” demonstrate that the network is turning its focus to what must be its most sizable demographic: teenage girls. Presumably they’re having some success. Their newest entry in […]

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