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  • The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome
    Has The Movie Industry Run Out Of Ideas? by Melissa Minners             There has been a trend in the movie industry; a trend that may have begun long ago in a galaxy far, far away…or even further back than that.  Once upon a time there was a thing called the serial movie.  Basically, the powersContinue reading “The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome”
  • The Wonder Years (2021)
    Airs On: ABC Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                First, I would like to go on record as someone who is not a fan of remakes or reboots.  In fact, when I heard that The Wonder Years, a show that I watched faithfully from the late 1980s into the early 1990s, was being “rebooted,” I wasContinue reading “The Wonder Years (2021)”
  • The Innocent Man
    Written By: John Grisham Published By: Dell Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When I heard about the story behind The Innocent Man, it was on Dateline, a television series.  It’s a tale of injustice that is hard to stomach.  The hour-long episode didn’t do the story justice.  Could John Grisham?  I have read countless JohnContinue reading “The Innocent Man”
  • Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!
    Here at G-POP, we’re not fond of New Year’s resolutions. After all, resolutions seem to be made to be broken. Who has ever really followed through with one of those anyway? But in the spirit of the holiday, here are some things that we will definitely try to follow through on: We will get usedContinue reading “Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!”
  • Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
    Distributed by: Rankin/Bass Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1975, Rankin/Bass came up with a sequel to the stop motion animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  It was called Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.  Watching this hour special just before New Year’s Eve soon became a family tradition in our house.              Rudolph’s Shiny NewContinue reading “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year”
  • Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
    Produced By: Warner Home Video Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Being a tremendous Peanuts fan, it was with much surprise that I had to admit having never seen the animated television special Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!   Based on a comic strip series that I read when I was much younger, the special firstContinue reading “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!”
  • I Still Believe in Santa Claus
    A Christmas Season Reflection By Melissa Minners             The holiday season – a joyous time of year where peace and good will reign…unless you’re trying to get hold of a $399 laptop computer.  That’s when good passes out the window.  So what if I just knocked down some 70-year-old grandmother, causing her to be trampledContinue reading “I Still Believe in Santa Claus”
  • The Pine Tree of St. Martin
    Author: Paulo Coelho  Reviewed by Melissa Minners             There are some days…hard days…when everything seems to be crumbling around you and no matter what you do, nothing seems to go right.  It is on those days that you sit wondering what you could have done or should have done differently to achieve a better result. Continue reading “The Pine Tree of St. Martin”
  • Matchless: A Christmas Story
    Written By: Gregory Maguire  Published By: William Morrow  Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 It’s that time of year again.  Radio stations are playing Christmas music and have been since the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Stores have been pushing Christmas items and advertising Christmas sales (starting long before Halloween).  Santa is in the stores taking photos withContinue reading “Matchless: A Christmas Story”
  • Christmas with Holly
    Produced By:  Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions Reviewed By Melissa Minners             Hallmark Hall of Fame movies have been few and far between of late, but I had hopes that they would come out with a new one in time for Christmas.  Happily, a new Christmas Hallmark Hall of Fame movie entitled Christmas With HollyContinue reading “Christmas with Holly”

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