The Christmas Chronicles Movie Review

Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it’s too late…

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Ghostbusters Movie Review

Yes, this movie is old…No, it’s not a Christmas movie…but I just can’t help myself to go back to this amazing classic, each and every holiday season…

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The Negotiator Movie Review

So, this week was “Have Janeen watch any and all movies she has never seen before on Netflix.” My first movie was “Assassins” starring Sylvester Stallone & Antonio Banderas. My husband was a bit shocked I haven’t seen that movie and proceeds to make popcorn, get some snacks and snuggle up to have an unsuspected movie night.

He was even more shocked that I told him I never saw “The Negotiator”. Instead of like my previous relationships where I got ridiculed with not seeing or hearing something. He treated me to some snacks, wine and a nice blanket and said “we need to fix this wrong”

The movie goes as Danny Roman is considered the best police hostage negotiator in Chicago. After a friend warns him that someone is embezzling from a disability fund, the person is found dead. Internal affairs investigator Niebaum discovers the gun used had been handled by Roman. When no one believes his innocence, Roman takes Niebaum hostage. When Chris Sabian arrives to hear Roman’s demands, the two skilled negotiators begin a tense stand-off and they start to unravel the truth together.

I was hooked from the beginning to the very end and I still can’t believe I never saw this epic film. The pace was really good, the acting was stellar and yes its an old movie but it still holds up to its time…

 

Christopher Robin Movie Review

I knew the moment I saw the teaser trailer and I heard Pooh’s voice, I knew I needed to see this movie. I knew I was going to enjoy this movie, but I didn’t know at the end credits I would be moved to utter tears…

Christopher Robin (based off of the Disney childhood stories in Winnie the Pooh) Is now a family man living in London. With adulting and life struggles at his doorstep, he receives a surprises visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie the Pooh. With the now adult Christophers help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends: Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.

This movie really hits home for anyone who has grown up watching (or reading) Winnie the Pooh as a child. As an adult, you start to lose sight of the wonders of your imagination and really taking in how to live your life to the fullest. Hearing Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger as themselves really made this movie for me. Although piglet didn’t sound the same, I really enjoyed the person voicing his character as he was kept the same to his original self.

I was so in awe by Ewan McGregor’s performance. He really conveyed the adulthood of Christopher Robin and he really helped bring these lovable characters to life. The story with his daughter was also very touching. As parents, we forget what it was like to be kids, so this movie really shows us how to bring our selves to that kid/imagination level and really interact with our children.

Overall…such an amazing movie and I highly recommend it for kids and adults!

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Big Legend Movie Review

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This movie is about an ex-soldier venture into the forests of the pacific northwest to uncover the truth behind his fiance’s disappearance.

Its pretty much what you expect from a bigfoot/monster movie. They really try to sell you on the whole love story and for the most part, it did work. The horror sequences were pretty moderate and not over the top gory.

The creature design wasn’t so bad either. You really didn’t see the monsters face most of the time, but then again that’s not such a bad idea. Overall, its really just a guilty pleasure movie that you can enjoy for the most part.

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Robocop Returns

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Just this past week, my childhood movie & current favorite director will be married together in one project!

MGM  is overseeing the new installment of Robocop and they brought on my all-time favorite director Neil Blomkamp (District 9) to direct the picture. The title of the film is “Robocop Returns”. The franchise began with Paul Verhoeven directed sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987 (a shy year before I was born).

The original writers of the first film (Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner) will be producing & executive producing this film. Justin Rhodes (he’s also the co-writer of the new Terminator movie) will be re-writing the script with Ed & Michael.

I’m so damn excited about this new project! Not only do you have the original writers coming back for this project, but my all-time favorite director will be taking on this project. I’m very much heavily into sci-fi movies/stories and Robocop slowly introduces me into the love of sci-fi.

Since being a writer, I’ve deeply enjoyed stories with a amazing character development and in-depth storytelling and this childhood movie gives it just that. Neil is an amazing storyteller when it comes down to directing sci-fi (please see Chappie, Elysium, District 9) So I think he won’t have a hard time doing this project.

Neil is a huge inspiration in my works. I’m looking to go deep into the sci-fi genre & storytelling in that topic and his works were always an inspiration…I’m very excited for this project and I can’t wait to see what Neil and the rest of the crew come up with…

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“The Quiet Place”- How That Movie Inspires Me To Write a Short FanFiction…

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Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie…

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