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 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    February 11, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: ZOOLANDER No. 2

Time to call out the Fashion Police, Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks because while we have some “really, really ridiculously” hilarious voguing going on, ZOOLANDER No. 2 is missing a few...

 
 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    January 28, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU PANDA 3

The kid in me fell in love with Panda Po back in 2008 when "Kung Fu Panda" was released. Charming, funny and filled with action and antics led to pure entertainment, while introducing us to what have...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 28, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: THE REVENANT

Stop the presses now with all the awards talk for Leonardo DiCaprio and his performance as 1820's frontier man Hugh Glass in Alejandro Inarritu's THE REVENANT. There are two more notable and...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 28, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

[NOTE: While I have made every effort to keep this review spoiler-free, for a completely pure viewing experience of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, wait to read this review or any other until after you...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 21, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: From Monsters to the Moon

In addition to scattered screenings of many of this year’s Academy Award nominated films still showing in theatres, there are plenty of new releases opening every week in theatres, as well as...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 14, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW SPECIAL

Bright and early on this crisp Beverly Hills morning, the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced to the world from the beautiful and historic Samuel Goldwyn Theatre at the Academy of...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 31, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Movies to Make Your Christmas Bright!

Christmas Day. Winter Break. After all the office parties, the opening of presents and enduring relatives, the holidays scream for one thing - movies! And this holiday week has no shortage of some...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 31, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Dust off the cobwebs boys and girls! We're going back to school for a refresher course in literature along with some actual history which many may or may not know. Over the decades, Herman Melville's...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 17, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Thanksgiving is all about family, and what better way is there to celebrate family than to see one of the best family films of the year - THE GOOD DINOSAUR. A rare treat to have two Pixar films...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 10, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: CINEMATIC GEMS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY SPARKLE

We may be in the midst of the holiday season but that also means we are in the midst of the movie awards season aka “studios bring out their best and brightest Oscar hopefuls.” And while some...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    November 19, 2015

Movie Review

In what I can only describe as an epic end to a cinematic legacy, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 is the final film in what has been a global phenomenon over the past decade, as moviegoers (and...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    November 12, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: A Week of Legends with

This week in movies is, once again, all about legends, Hollywood legends. But whereas last week’s focus was on the narrative feature “Trumbo”, this week attention turns to documentaries. And...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    November 5, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Trumbo

Stand up and cheer for TRUMBO! Under Jay Roach's direction with an Oscar-worthy script from John McNamara, and thanks to an Oscar caliber performance by Bryan Cranston, TRUMBO celebrates the 1st...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 29, 2015

MOVIE REVIEWS: OUR BRAND IS IN CRISIS and INDIA'S DAUGHTER

It’s a political powerhouse this week at the theater as we are treated to David Gordon Green’s “fictional” OUR BRAND IS CRISIS based on the 2002 Bolivian presidential campaign, plus a...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 22, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW SPECIAL: Two Emotional Juggernauts -

ROOM When Emma Donoghue’s emotional telling of the story of a boy named Jack and his Ma hit the bestseller list in 2010, Donoghue already had a screenplay in the works. Wanting to challenge herself,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 15, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: EXPERIMENTER

You had me at Michael Almereyda. For those unfamiliar with writer/director Michael Almereyda, he is a creator who thinks outside the box. With an eclectic mix of documentaries and short films to his...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 8, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: LABYRINTH OF LIES

Now in the heart of “awards season”, as the cinematic cream starts to rise to the top and the wheat separates from the chaff, the annual definition of “best” becomes clearer and the race for...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 1, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: 99 HOMES

As comes as no surprise, writer/director Ramin Bahrani breaks down the door of our collective moral compass with this cat and mouse thriller of corruption versus conscience - 99 HOMES. The very title...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 24, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW SPECIAL: A bloody battle at the box office this weekend with

Some terrific movies to bite into this weekend at the box office. Bloody, violent, pushing the envelope in every direction, directors Eli Roth and Denis Villeneuve fascinate with strong story,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 24, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: PAWN SACRIFICE

It’s a powerhouse of cinema this weekend with social commentary, activism, action and an historical biopic all brought to life thanks to riveting, well-crafted and intelligent filmmaking. From the m...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 10, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: TIME OUT OF MIND

The Oscar race just got real with the release of Oren Moverman’s TIME OUT OF MIND. Boasting a tour de force performance by Richard Gere that is arguably the finest of his career, and one which shoul...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 6, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: BREAK POINT

It's Game, Set, Match for BREAK POINT! For many, the game of tennis can be as boring as watching paint dry, or a ball endlessly bounce. For others, it’s an exciting, riveting, emotionally charged...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 27, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Action Packed Double Feature Weekend with

I can’t remember the last time there was a weekend with two action films opening that had me this excited. The first, NO ESCAPE, solidifies what I first suspected back in 2001; that Owen Wilson...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 20, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: SINISTER 2

A big summer for horror fans as the “Summer of Blumhouse” continues with SINISTER 2! Already providing us with “Insidious Chapter 3", “The Gallows” and “The Gift”, Blumhouse continues...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 13, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW DOUBLE FEATURE

With the big summer blockbusters behind us, now is the time to sit back and take a look at some little gems you might ordinarily miss in your movie-going adventures. The past few weeks, I’ve shared...

 

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