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 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 10, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW SPECIAL: A Springtim Mix and Match

With Spring in full bloom and along with it the freewheeling spirit of growth, vibrancy, color and the brightness of a new day after a long cold winter, not to mention spring breaks taking hold...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 10, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: Muppets Most Wanted

"It's the Muppets again! It's the Muppets again! It's. The. Muppets. Agaaaaain!" That's right!! They're back (for the eighth time, in case you're keeping count) and not only most wanted, but most...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 10, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America and company are back with what is undisputably the best script and most well told and constructed story of any super hero movie to date - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. With a...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 10, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

For those of you who are fans of or remember Jay Ward's legendary "The Bullwinkle Show"/"The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" and particularly the "Peabody's Improbable History" segments created by Ted...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 27, 2014

Movie Review: Sabotage

Scorching the senses with exhilarating action, edge of your seat intrigue and some incredibly riveting plot twists and turns, SABOTAGE is an action powerhouse that thrills not only with explosions,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 27, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Need For Speed

Since 1994, the "Need for Speed" video game has had 20 different incarnations and racing adventures and is a multi-generational at-home thrill ride worldwide. Given its popularity and commercial...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 27, 2014

Movie Review: 3 Days to Kill

Nothing warms my heart more than a father-daughter film - unless it's a father-daughter film with kick-ass action; which means, 3 DAYS TO KILL is killer! Exhilarating! High energy! High Heart! High...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 13, 2014

Movie Review - Frozen

It's been a long time coming, but Disney magic is back! The glorious fantasy of storytelling, the beauty of fairy tales filled with princes and princesses, magic, wonder, beauty and eye-popping ultra...

 
 Movies    March 13, 2014

Movie Trailer - Pompeii

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 6, 2014

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!!!!!

Under threat of rain and cover of tents, emotions and energy were as high and as raging with fun and comaraderie as the wild surf on the beach at Santa Monica. While dodging raindrops and even seeing...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 6, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: A Double Feature of Murder, Madness, Mystery and Noir

This week brings us two delectable works that embrace and celebrate film noir and all the deliciousness of the genre. One, THE BAG MAN, inspired by "The Cat", a work by Jungian scholar Marie-Louse...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 20, 2014

Movie Review: About Last Night

With love and lust filling the air this Valentine's weekend, what better way to celebrate than with a fresh and funny romantic comedy that I like to describe as "raunchy likeable vulgarity." Without...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 13, 2014

Movie Review - Saving Mr. Banks

Making this the jolliest holiday of the year, SAVING MR. BANKS is, quite frankly, practically perfect in every way. Based on the true account of the making of "Mary Poppins", SAVING MR. BANKS is the s...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 6, 2014

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Katniss Everdeen and company are back with THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. With this second installment in the YA franchise, now helmed by Frances Lawrence and written by Simon Beaufoy and Michael...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 6, 2014

Movie Review: Best Night Ever

With BEST NIGHT EVER, co-writers/directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, take us on a bachelorette party road trip to Las Vegas under the guise that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”....

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 6, 2014

Movie Review: That Awkward Moment

Relationships are never easy and neither are movies about relationships. In THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, writer/director Tom Gormican focuses on three male 20-something best friends navigating the course of...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 6, 2014

Movie Review: Cavemen

Written and directed by first-time director Herschel Faber, CAVEMEN boasts some entertaining and emotionally arced performances by Skylar Astin, Chad Michael Murray, Kenny Wormald and the lone gal in...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 30, 2014

Movie Review: At Middleton

Take one look at the purity of a magically light, bright and ethereal fountain scene in AT MIDDLETON and you immediately know how love feels, or should feel; how bliss and joy feel, or should feel....

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 23, 2014

Movie Review: Gimme Shelter

For many of us who grew up in or were familiar with the tri-state area encompassing the Delaware Valley of Philadelphia north into New York/Newark, New Jersey and southeast into Delaware, the 1980's...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 16, 2014

Movie Review - The Invisible Woman

I am in awe of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. Directed by Ralph Fiennes and written by Abi Morgan based on Claire Tomalin's book, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is the story of Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan, a much...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 16, 2014

Movie Review - Grudge Match

Thank you director Peter Segal, Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Jon Bernthal and Kevin Hart for giving me a great Christmas present with GRUDGE MATCH. The fictional story of former boxers Henry...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 16, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW FAMILY FUN: The Legend Of Hercules and The Nut Job

One of the great strengths of THE LEGEND OF HERCULES lies in the story origins and bringing in Sean Hood and Daniel Giat as screenwriters, tapping into Hood’s experience with mythology and...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    January 9, 2014

MOVIE REVIEWS: Reasonable Doubt and The Truth About Emanuel

Thanks to a special double feature of fun next week (not to mention some strict review embargoes currently in place), I start off the first full week of 2014 with an early review of REASONABLE DOUBT,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 26, 2013

Movie Review: The Book Thief

THE BOOK THIEF has stolen my heart. To describe the film in a word, it's quite simply, MAGNIFICENT. Adapted from the 2005 best-selling novel of the same name by Markus Zusak (a book that remained on...

 

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