RANKING ‘CHEESY’ CHRISTMAS MOVIES – At The Movies With Kasey

I spent some time last weekend waffling over going to see The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. In the end, I decided that if I was going to watch the feature-length equivalent of a perfume ad, I’d rather spend that time on terrible made-for-TV Christmas movies. Traditionally, Hallmark has cornered this market, but in the last few years, Netflix has been gett…
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM – At The Movies With Kasey

Currently, there is a flurry of documentaries about criminal justice reform. On Hulu, v, directed by Stephen Maing, follows a group of NYPD officers who go against the department in an effort to bring down an illegal quota system that was leading to a disproportionate number of people of color facing tickets, summons, and jail time for minor infractions, re…
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REVIEW: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE – At The Movies With Kasey

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within…” Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House begins with the opening lines of the Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same nam…
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SPOOKY MOVIES FOR FALL – At The Movies With Kasey

For me, brisk autumn weekends are perfect for curling up with a scary book or movie. While there are some obvious choices, such as my favorites, Scream and Halloween, I combed through Netflix and Hulu to find some other creepy options for watching at home.

Delirium features Topher Grace as Tom, a man released from a mental institution to spend the last 30 days o

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CONSOLIDATING ACCOUNTS LEADS TO CLEAR FINANCIAL STRATEGY

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a strategy is by consolidating your financial ac…
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A MOVIE BETTER THAN THE NOVEL – At The Movies With Kasey

As a bookworm, it is truly a rare occasion for me to think a movie is better than the book, but the recent film A Simple Favor managed to best the novel it’s based on.

In A Simple Favor, glamourous working mom Emily Nelson (Blake Livey) strikes up an unlikely friendship with widowed mom Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick).The friendship means a lot to Stephani

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CAN YOU COUNT ON A BOUNTIFUL INVESTMENT “HARVEST”?

We’re officially in autumn – the season when we bring in what we planted in the spring. But the concept of planting and gathering isn’t confined to agriculture. In fact, it can be used in many walks of life, including investing. So what can you do to help work toward a successful investment “harvest”?

Here is (not quite) a bushel of ideas:

• Plant th

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A ROMANCE ‘DRAMEDY’ – At The Movies With Kasey

There has been a lot of discussion about the Netflix true crime machine, but the streaming service has also upped their romantic comedy game. One of their recent productions, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, has some classic romcom charm and a quippy trio of sisters at its heart.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, a high

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MOVIE NIGHT WITH DAD: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLY BUTCHER – At The Movies With Kasey

My father, Charly Butcher, passed away on August 15th. Movies were something that Dad and I enjoyed together, and one of my first memories of the movies is actually him taking me to see The Adventures of Milo and Otis and falling asleep. I was only around three years old, so at first I was scared, but after a minute, I decided it was fine and let him sleep. At home, Da…
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SUMMER COMEDIES TO CHECK OUT – At The Movies With Kasey

Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood film in 25 years to feature a predominantly Asian cast and it delivers a fun, endearing romantic comedy. The Spy Who Dumped Me puts female friendship at the center of a hilarious movie that can’t decide what genre it wants to be.

In Crazy Rich Asians, Rachel (Constance Wu) is a Chinese-American economics professor he

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LESSER KNOWN MOVIES TO WATCH – At The Movies With Kasey

This week, I watched Sorry to Bother You in the theater and Birthmarked on Netflix. One movie I loved; the other I’m advising you not to waste your time on.

In Sorry to Bother You, Cassius “Cash” Green (Lakeith Stanfield) needs a job, any job, and lands at a telemarketing firm. He struggles to pay his bills until a coworker, Langston (Danny Glover), gives

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TRAVEL ADVENTURE COMEDIES – At The Movies With Kasey

Summer is a great time for travel adventure comedies, and Netflix has released some new originals to fit the bill.

Ibiza is a new movie about three friends on a romp through Spain that hides a sweet romance at the heart of a sometimes raunchy travel comedy. In Ibiza, Harper (Gillian Jacobs) has spent four years toiling at a PR firm when her terrible boss, Sarah (M

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SUMMER ROMANTIC COMEDIES – At The Movies With Kasey

My best friend and I are romantic comedy aficionados, so when Emily suggested I watch a new Netflix movie because it’s a classic RomCom, I had to check it out. Set It Up is not breaking any new ground in storytelling, but it is silly and fun and would make a great pairing with some other films in its genre.

In Set It Up, Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell

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