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‘The Iron Lady’ looks at public and personal struggles of Margaret Thatcher

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The Soviet Union gave Margaret Thatcher her colorful nickname “almost lovingly,” we hear in The Iron Lady. And, as anyone who knew the woman—or even knew of her—it was apt. The daughter of ...

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Is Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel R-rated?

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In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the wizard Saruman turns to the dark side. He tells his old pal, Gandalf, that the evil lord Sauron is just too powerful to fight. “We ...

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Upper Room Radio celebrates 5th anniversary

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A Topeka radio station is being recognized for going where few radio stations venture these days. Upper Room Radio, which is based in Family of God Church, is celebrating the 5th anniversary ...

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‘Pandemic’ documentary is an eerie must-watch during the current crisis

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The best new entry to the Netflix lineup is a documentary series that won’t leave you laughing or even cheering — although it’s so engrossing that you might binge it until the ...

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Little Women is faithful to the classic with a modern energy

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It’s not your typical Christmas blockbuster but it’s no less anticipated by many who prefer good dialog and stories over special effects. Little Women, now showing, is getting kudos for a storyline ...

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Our favorite Thanksgiving movies

Can’t move from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. Available on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime, broadcast on cable ...

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Little House on the Prairie is 45 years old and as popular as ever

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WALNUT GROVE, Minn. – A little more than 800 people live in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. But millions around the world know and love this small town. It’s the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, ...

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Will political correctness kill classic films?

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The rise of political correctness can be seen across movie screens this weekend. “The Hustle,” a gender-swap remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” rails against the patriarchy between sight gags. “Avengers: Endgame” ...

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You’ll love these 4 things about new film Pilgrim’s Progress

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The best-selling book of all time is the Bible. The second best? It’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, the 1678 allegorical book by Puritan pastor John Bunyan he began writing while in prison. It’s ...

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Mary Poppins Returns stays true to innocence of the original

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Disney’s latest reboot of the beloved classic Mary Poppins, brims with positive themes that can be seen in the lives of the characters and the songs they sing. Those themes include hope, ...

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