Monday, April 15, 2013

42 (2013): Mormon Movie Review

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Quality:  stars_5
  My first thought when I left the theatre today was, I just saw the first Best Picture Nominee of 2013.  On Jackie Robinson Day I went to see 42.  42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson as the first black player in professional baseball. 
picture-of-harrison-ford-and-t-r-knight-in-42-large-picture   I wasn’t alive for the days of segregation, but seeing it portrayed so well was inspiring and heartbreaking.  It makes it real for a generation that was lucky enough to never experienced racism of this degree. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Celebrity Doppelganger Game

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   When my friend Spencer and I used to sit together at OCMCO, (Orange County Mormon Choral Organizations) we used to play a game when the Director was working with other sections.  We are Tenors so we don’t need much individual work. Ha!  We would look around the choir and look for people who resembled celebrities.  We found a Richard Dreyfus, a Reece Witherspoon, and just after he moved to Utah I found a Gemma Arterton.  (He’s single all you Utah ladies)

Watch all the Scream movies on Netflix Instant - 4.7.13

Apr 07, 2013 12:57 pm | melissa marathon!
  • Scream (1996) - Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan
    Horror maven Wes Craven -- paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night -- turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott by offing everyone she knows.
  • Scream 2 (1997) - David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox
    Gale has written a best-seller which has been turned into a film. As the movie premiere looms closer, the mysterious deaths begin again.
  • Scream 3 (2000) - David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox
    This installment of the tongue-in-cheek horror trilogy finds Sidney Prescott once again battling a crazed killer -- this time, on a movie set.
  • Scream 4 (2011) - Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox
    Perennial survivor Sidney Prescott, now a successful self-help author, returns to her hometown of Woodsboro in the fourth act of the Scream franchise.
Also, if you want to catch the original Evil Dead, it's also available!
  • The Evil Dead (1981) - Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss
    During a stop at a remote cabin deep within the woods, a group of teens begins turning into flesh-eating zombies in director Sam Raimi's cult classic.

Melissa Hanson, Cinemit Content Editor, also known as Dial M For Melissa, has been a Cinemit member since 8/29/10, and is a member of Criticwire. Follow me on Twitter @DialMForMelissa or Like Me on Facebook

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New to Watch Instantly on Netflix - 4.1.13

Apr 01, 2013 03:29 pm | melissa by year (not by enjoyability), there's a TON of movies coming out today on Netflix. Here's the ones I find the most interesting.

  • The Hunger Games (2012) - AVAILABLE NOW Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci In a dystopian future ruled by a totalitarian regime, resourceful Katniss and her partner, Peeta, represent their district in the lethal Hunger Games, a televised survival competition in which teenage contestants fight each other to the death. 
  • Little Birds (2011) - a surprisingly honest portrait of a girl just looking to escape herselfLily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
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