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Yes Day (PG) ★★★

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“Yes Day” is a family film starring Jennifer Garner, a mom of three kids, and Edgar Ramirez as their dad. Mom remembers her single days as carefree and risk-taking. Her attitude has changed after raising three children, as she’s constantly saying NO. To break the cycle, Mom and dad decide…

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The Father (PG) ★★★½

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Hi Carl, tonight I’m going to review a film that could bring an Academy Award nomination for Anthony Hopkins in the Best Actor category. This film played at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020 and is playing in theaters and streaming now. Hopkins plays a father who has dementia…

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Cobra Kai (PG-14) ★★★½

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February 6, 2021, Cobra Kai- Season 1, 2, 3 (PG-14) Hi Carl, tonight I’m going to review the Netflix Series that everyone’s talking about, “Cobra Kai,” it’s based on the 1984 movie “The Karate Kid,” and the other two movies that followed. You don’t need to re-watch “The Karate Kid,”…

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The Dig (PG)

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This image released by Netflix shows Carey Mulligan, left, and Ralph Fiennes in a scene from “The Dig.” (Larry Horricks/Netflix via AP) Hello Carl, here’s an old fashioned and charming film with an English coastal countryside setting in 1939. “The Dig (2021)” is a film by Australian director Simon Stone….

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The Donut King (PG) ★★★½

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Hi Carl, have you ever wondered why there are hundreds of doughnut shops in Southern California? Tonight, I’ll be reviewing the documentary film “The Donut King” that tells the story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian refugee that came to Southern California in the 70s to become the owner of more…

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Love Sarah ★★★

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  Hi Carl, tonight I’m reviewing a film that is a dessert lover’s delight. “Love Sarah” is a British romance film centering on a daughter’s dream to open a bakery in memory of her late Mom or Mum. Three women of three generations, along with a male chef, open a…

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