What to view this week



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(All About Preserving Eggs)

Leah McKendrick stars as Nellie Robinson, a 34-year-old single woman who is bridesmaid to many of her friends, but never a bride.

Nellie worries that she is at a point in her life where she may not be able to have a baby. She is a jewelry designer, not making much money, so she borrows money from her brother to pursue preserving her eggs.

Nellie is a bit scrambled in her head, hence the dumb film title. She reconnects with all of her old boyfriends, hoping that one of them may connect and become a potential father. Every encounter turns into a disaster.

“Scrambled” is a weak comedy, depending on the one premise and playing out like an educational ad for preserving eggs.


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(Recording of “We Are the World”)

Way back in 1985 several caring musicians wanted to do something for the starving children of Africa.

Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and others pulled off an impossible fete-they assembled close to 50 top musicians and as many technicians to write and record “We Are the World” in one long night to raise millions for their efforts.

Richie was emceeing the American Music Awards in L.A. that evening, so the difficult task of getting the best of the best was made easier. Following the televised show, they all secretly headed for an undisclosed studio to record the song.

This terrific documentary takes us through the process and provides us with a rare opportunity to see the musicians up close and personal.

Harry Belafonte, Willie Nelson, Huey Lewis, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Dionne Warwick, and dozens more “checked their egos at the door” and produced this classic song.

If you are a pop music fan, you’ve got to see this documentary.


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