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About robbinsrealm

I was born in Smithtown, New York, and grew up, worked, and lived in various areas of Long Island before moving to Boca Raton, Florida where I now make my home. In addition to being an aspiring writer, I am also an English teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s Degree in Education, both from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. In my spare time you will find me engrossed in books, watching movies, socializing with friends, or just staying active.

New on Netflix – “Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer”

On December 2, 1979, New York City firefighters responded to an alarm at the Travel Inn Motor Hotel, located at 515 West 42nd Street. When the firemen entered room 417, they encountered the thick smoke which permeated their surroundings. On … Continue reading

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“The Lure” (2015)

“The Lure” centers on two sisters, Gold (Michalina Olszanska) and Silver (Marta Mazurek), who are anything but ordinary. In fact, they are mermaids. They have enchanting singing voices, and if that weren’t enough, they also have the ability to communicate … Continue reading

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“The Watcher in the Woods” (1980)

Paul Curtis, played by three time Emmy nominee David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), and his wife Helen, played by Golden Globe winner Carroll Baker (Baby Doll), move into an English mansion in the countryside. Paul is an opera conductor, … Continue reading

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“Black Widow” (2021)

The film “Black Widow” begins in 1995, and focuses on a family of four in Ohio, that are anything, but typical. The father, Alexei, played by Golden Globe nominee David Harbour (Stranger Things), is secretly the Red Guardian, Russia’s answer … Continue reading

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“A Christmas Carol” (1984)

There have been numerous versions of “A Christmas Carol” that have been performed on stage and screen, but the 1984 television movie, at least from all the productions I’ve seen, remains my favorite. Ebenezer Scrooge, brilliantly embodied by Oscar winner … Continue reading

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“Above Suspicion – Starring Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke”

The film “Above Suspicion” takes place in the Appalachian mountain town of Pikeville, Kentucky. Susan Smith, portrayed by BAFTA winner and four time Emmy nominee, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), stars in, and narrates the movie. The film is based … Continue reading

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“The Queen’s Gambit”

“The Queen’s Gambit” centers on the story of Beth Harmon portrayed in an outstanding manner by Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho). Harmon is orphaned, after her mother Alice (Chloe Pirrie), commits suicide. She will turn out, … Continue reading

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“Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman”

I can’t. I simply can’t bring myself to watch another film about Ted Bundy. How many movies can they make about this man? Enough is enough. I’ve seen the 1986 television movie, “The Deliberate Stranger,” which featured an excellent performance … Continue reading

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“Squid Game – Netflix’s Ratings Juggernaut”

The premise of the South Korean series, “Squid Game,” centers around a grueling and depraved competition that begins with 456 participants. Those who will be competing in the games, are rendered unconscious, and taken to an isolated island at an … Continue reading

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“By Dawn’s Early Light” (1990)

“By Dawn’s Early Light” was the last film, prior to the end of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, to ask the hypothetical question: What would happen if nuclear war were to take place between … Continue reading

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