Bachelor Mother (1939)- TCM
Ginger Rogers and David Niven star in this delightful, smartly written comedy about a shop girl who is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of an abandoned infant. Rogers and Niven give charming performances and have great chemistry with one of the cutest scene-stealing babies in cinema history. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2015)- TV Special, PBS
I can’t say much about the plot without spoiling anything, but it puts the Sherlock characters we know and love in 1890s London as they solve a case about a murderous bride. It’s the most ridiculously convoluted of all the Sherlock episodes, but it will have to do until Season 4 drops in 2017. RECOMMENDED for fans of the series. Rebroadcast on Sunday, Jan. 10 on PBS and streaming on PBS.org beginning Jan. 11.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)- in theaters now
There was a time when I enjoyed The Hunger Games, but my enthusiasm for these films has since waned. Save for one jump-out-of-your-seat moment, it’s the most underwhelming conclusion to a trilogy I’ve ever seen. NOT RECOMMENDED.
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