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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Movie Review: Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

Have you ever had a secret that you couldn't figure out how to tell the family? In December 2013, Lacey had one of those secrets and she's just waiting for the right time to tell it is all...

Directing this 100 minute comedy/drama is Tyler Perry.

Filling the screen with Christmas joy is: Tyler Perry as Madea, Anna Maria Horsford as Eileen, Tika Sumpter as Lacey, Eric Lively as Conner, Larry the Cable Guy as Buddy, Kathy Najimy as Kim, JR Lemon as Oliver, Chad Michael Murry as Tanner Noah Urrea as Bailey and Lisa Whelchel as Nancy Porter.

Since Lacey won't be home for Christmas this year, Eileen, her mom, decides to surprise her with a visit. After Eileen talks her aunt Madea into a little road trip the ladies are off and traveling. Soon the ladies arrive

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Movie Review: Black Christmas (2006)

Do you get a little home sick during Christmas? In December 2006, Billy did, so he broke out from what he was doing and headed home.

Directing this 84 minute horror/thriller is Glen Morgan.

Katie Cassidy as Kelli Presley, Michelle Trachtenberg as Melissa, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hearther Fitzgerald, Lacey Chabert as Dana, Crystal Lowe as Lauren Hannon, Kristen Cloke as Leigh Colvin, Andrea Martin as Barbara "Ms. Mac" MacHenry, Oliver Hudson as Kyle Autry, Cainan Wiebe as Billy Lenz (5 - 12 years old) Dean Friss as Agnes (16 - 22 years old) and Robert Mann as Billy Lenz (20 - 35 years old).

It’s Christmas time at the Delta Alpha Kappa sorority house. Every year, as is tradition, the sorority leaves a gift under the tree for someone who’s not a sorority sister. That special someone would be

Movie Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Would you watch a film that had a Christmas AND Halloween theme? In October 1993, one was made and if you haven't seen it by now... you should fix that... quickly! After you finish reading my review, please and thank you.

Directing this 76 minute animation/family/fantasy/musical is Henry Selick.

Making Christmas in this flick is: Chris Sarandon as Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman as Singing voice of Jack Skellington, Catherine O'Hara as Sally, William Hickey as Dr. Finklestein, Glenn Shadix as Mayor, Paul Reubens as Lock and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

Jack is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. A place where all the scary things live and spend the year trying to make the next Halloween better than the last. Something Jack takes great pride in and

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Movie Review: Grabbers

Would you drink alcohol to survive? In August 2012, a small town had to tie one on if they wanted to see tomorrow.

Directing this 94 minute comedy/horror/sci-fi/thriller is Jon Wright.

Grabbing a pint in this flick is: Richard Coyle as Garda Ciaran O'Shea, Ruth Bradley as Garda Lias Nolan, Russell Tovey as Dr. Adam Smith, Lalor Roddy as Paddy Barrett and David Pearse as Brian Maher.

It started with finding mutilated whales on the shore of a little Irish island. What came next was something nobody had ever seen before. After finding a specimen to study, Dr. Smith realizes this blood sucking

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Movie Review: The Frozen Ground

If you had a chance to help catch a serial killer, would you? In August 2013, we watched as Cindy decided to either keep running or help catch a twisted killer.

Directing this 105 minute biography/crime/history/thriller is Scott Walker.

Some of the cast in this cold twisted tale is: Nicolas Cage as Jack Halcombe, Vanessa Hudgens as Cindy Paulson, John Cusack as Robert Hansen, Radha Mitchell as Allie Halcombe, Katherine LaNasa as Fran Hansen, Kevin Dunn as Lt. Bob Jent and Kurt Fuller as D.A. Pat Clives. With Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Pimp Clate Johnson.

Alaskan trooper Jack Halcombe is trying to catch the individual responsible for the rape and murder of young girls. Jack knows who it is, but can't prove it, which just continues the race of finding more dead girls,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Movie Review: The Starving Games

Have you ever been digging through the comedy section for something good to watch and wound up picking the worst one possible? As of October 2013, I can say, join the club.

Directing this 83 minute comedy is Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.

"Trying" to spoof us for entertainment is: Maiara Walsh as Kantmiss Evershot, Brant Daugherty as Dale, Cody Christian as Peter Malarkey, Lauren Bowles as Effoff, Diedrich Bader as President Snowballs, Theodus Crane as Cleaver Williams and Michael Hartson as Bob Hylox.

Kantmiss must compete in the 75th annual Starving Games. A televised event where your life is on the line every minute, and the competition is deadly. Spoofing the Hunger Games, each minute is filled with gags and jokes, linking up popular movie titles and stacking up the laughs.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Movie Review: The Messenger

When a split second can change a person's life for ever, how do we adapt to the change? In February 2010, one second changed Will's life, and he's still trying to adapt.

Directing this 113 minute drama/romance/war is Oren Moverman.

Ben Foster as Staff Sergent Will Montgomery, Woody Harrelson as Captain Tony Stone, Jena Malone as Kelly and Samantha Morton as Olivia Pitterson. With appearances by Steve Buscemi as Dale Martin and Eamonn Walker as Colonel Stuart Dorsett.

Due to an injury to his eye and leg, Staff Sergent Will Montgomery gets reassigned to the Casualty Notification Team to finish out the few months he has left in his enlistment. Not having the background for this field, Will doesn't feel he is right for the job. Captain Tony Stone is partnered with Will to teach him the

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Movie Review: Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear

When's the last time you sat down and thought about your five senses? In May 2013, a group of people sat down and did just that, and this is what they came up with.

Directing this 88 minute five piece horror anthology is:
Nick Everhart - Smell
Miko Hughes - See
Emily Hagins - Touch
Eric England as Taste
                                   Jesse Holland/Andy Mitton - Listen

Filling your senses with horror is: Corey Scott Rutledge as Seth Kyle, Danae Nason as Sarah, Hilary Greer as Miss Margaret, Ted Yudaim as Dr. Tom, Debra Jans as Amy, Lowell Byers as Travis/Killer, Caleb Barwick as Henry, Doug Roland as Aaron Whitworth, Symba Smith as Lacey Sharp, Joe Varca as Jesse,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Movie Review: Homefront

Does seeing the chaos around you in life make you want to protect the ones around you more? In November 2013, the chaos in Phil's life has caught up with him, and now it's time to protect the ones around him.

Directing this 100 minute action/crime/thriller is Gary Flender.

Some of the stars of this flick are: Jason Statham as Phil Broker, Izabela Vidovic as Maddy Broker, James Franco as Morgan "Gator" Bodine, Winona Ryder as Sheryl Marie Mott, Kate Bosworth as Cassie Bodine Klum, Marcus Hester as Jimmy Klum, Clancy Brown as Sheriff Keith Rodrigue, Omar Benson Miller as Teedo, Frank Grillo as Cyrus Hanks and Chuck Zito as "Danny T" Turrie. With an apperance by Pruitt Taylor Vince as Werks.

DEA agent Phil Broker decides to hang up his badge after a big drug bust with a biker gang goes wrong. So, Phil decides to settle down in a quiet town and do the family thing. Unfortunately, with

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Movie Review: The Revenant

If you lost your best friend, how would you react if they came back? In August 2012, it took Joey a second to deal, but even when you're dead, a friend is still a friend. Right?

Directing this 117 minute comedy/horror is D. Kerry Prior.

Some of the reanimated cast is: David Anders as Bart Gregory, Chris Wylde as Joey Luebner, Louise Griffths as Janet, Jacy King as Mathilda.

After the death of Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory, a solider makes his final journey home from Iraq, to find rest. Unfortunately, rest is the last thing Bart will find after returning home. Bart and Joey, best

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Movie Review: Frozen

Don't you think it would be cool to have ice powers? In November
2013, Elsa didn't think so, but after a while, she realized it wasn't so bad.

Directing this 108 minute animation/adventure/comedy/family/fantasy/musical is Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.

Lending their voices are:  Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, Josh Gad as Olaf, Santino Fontana as Hans, Alan Tudyk as Duke and Ciaran Hinds as Pabbie/Grandpa.

Elsa has kept her powers a secret ever since the accident. Unfortunately, when her secret is revealed during an argument with her little sister Anna, it's in front of everybody. Scared and upset Elsa runs away, as everyone reacts out of fear to what they've seen her do. Finally realizing why there has been

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Movie Review: The Best Man Holiday

How important is friendship to you? In November 2013, we caught up with a group of people that may have burned a few bridges back in the day, but together they're working on rebuilding them.

Directing this 123 minute comedy is Malcolm D. Lee.

Getting to catch up on old times is: Taye Diggs as Harper, Regina Hall as Candace, Morris Chestnut as Lance, Monica Calhoun as Mia, Melissa De Sousa as Shelby, Terrence Howard as Quentin, Sanaa Lathan as Robyn, Nia Long as Jordan, Harold Perrineau as Julian, Eddie Cibrian as Brian and John Michael Higgins as Stan.

It's been fifteen years since the whole gang was in the same place at the same time. So, this Christmas Mia