DEB'S MOVIE REVIEWS

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A DVD Night in the Boro…

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

ANNA’S REVIEWS

Mixed Review:

Anna’s Review:  I would never watch this movie again but it wasn’t bad. Definitely had potential to be good if it had a bit more action. Blake Lively, as always, did a great job!

WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE REVIEW:

Anna’s Review:  Not only was it DUMB but it was CONFUSING!!! My roommates and I had to research what the heck we had just watched after the movie concluded! Started out decent then went downhill FAST!!! Chris Hemsworth and Jesse Williams couldn’t even save it… STAY AWAY… STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!!!

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SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

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Deb’s Book Club: The Next Best Thing

Book Description

Actors aren’t the only ones trying to make it in Hollywood….At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow hoping to make it as a screenwriter.  Six years later, she hits the jackpot when she gets The Call:  the sitcom she wrote, The Next Best Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie’s going to be the showrunner.  But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials.

Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider’s ear for writer’s room showdowns and an eye for bad backstage behavior and set politics, Jennifer Weiner’s new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, a heartfelt story about what it’s like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

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Book description courtesy of amazon.com

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

FRIDAY’S FAVORITE MOVIE CLASSICS

DEB’S PICK OF THE WEEK

GONE WITH THE WIND

(1939)

Movie Description:  American classic in which a manipulative woman and roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Director:  Victor Fleming

Writers:  Margaret Mitchell (novel), Sidney Howard (screenplay)

Stars:  Clark Gable/Vivian Leigh/Leslie Howard/Olivia de Havilland

ANNA’S PICK OF THE WEEK

THE GOONIES

(1985)

Movie Description:  A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.

Director:  Richard Donner

Writers:  Steven Spielberg (story), Chris Columbus (screenplay)

Stars:  Sean Astin/Josh Brolin/Corey Feldman/Martha Plimpton

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SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Assistant- Anna Lipsey

Weekend Movie Update: Scary-Good and “TROUBLE” Indeed!

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET

RECOMMENDED

Anna’s Review: Finally, a decent scary movie! Suspenseful and unpredictable, but not gory. Max Thieriot could use some work but definitely someone to watch! 😉

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE

NOT RECOMMENDED

Deb’s Review:  I know I know–I couldn’t believe what I was seeing either!  Sadly, there is definitely “trouble” with this movie.  A few descriptive words to sum it all up from various critics–who I happen to completely agree with as follows:  predictable, uninspiring, underwhelming, uncomfortable, clunky, sleepy (insert snooze alert here–literally), disappointing, stale, cheesy, boring.  A shame since one of the film locations was Macon, GA and it is about recruiting a potential number one pick for the Atlanta Braves.  On a bright note, if you are a Justin Timberlake fan, you may find his performance charming and definitely a welcome  distraction.  If you are not a JT fan…do not even waste your time.  I will not be going to see this movie again, nor will I rent it on DVD or even pay a $1 at Red Box for it.  I suggest renting Moneyball (which is a great movie!) or perhaps an “oldie goldie” baseball movie like A League of Their Own or Field of Dreams instead.

MIXED REVIEWS

Anna’s Review:  Being the Justin Timberlake fan that I am, I knew I had to see this movie ASAP!  I definitely should have waited. Oddly enough, it was Justin who looked most seasoned. Throughout the film, I thought Clint Eastwood was going to die… not his character but HIM! He should have stopped after Gran Torino and left the business on a good note. Even Amy Adams was dull and not worth watching for 2 hours. Overall, save your time, save your money and go see Finding Nemo!

Deb & Anna:  We miss Lawless already!

CLINT EASTWOOD MOVIES

A FEW FAVORITES

Play Misty for Me/The Outlaw Josey Wales/Dirty Harry/The Bridges of Madison County/Million Dollar Baby/Gran Torino

Director:  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

FAVORITE MOVIE CLASSICS: DEB & ANNA’S ‘PICKS’ OF THE WEEK

   DEB’S CLASSIC MOVIE PICK OF THE WEEK:

THE BIRDS

(1963)

Movie Description

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Director:  Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:  Daphne Du Maurier (story)/Evan Hunter (screenplay)

Stars:  Rod Taylor/Tippi Hedren/Suzanne Pleshette/Jessica Tandy

ANNA’S CLASSIC MOVIE PICK OF THE WEEK:

THE WIZARD OF OZ

(1939)

Movie Description

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Director:  Victor Fleming

Writers:  Noel Langley (screenplay)/Florence Ryerson (screenplay)

Stars:  Judy Garland/Frank Morgan/Ray Bolger/Bert Lahr/Jack Haley

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SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

TV SPOTLIGHT: Deb & Anna’s ‘A FEW’ TV Preview

 A FEW ‘PAST’ TV FAVORITES

DEB’S:

Friends/Sex and the City/Moonlighting/Entourage/Cheers/Lost/Friday Night Lights/The Sopranos/The Wonder Years/Rome/ER/Seinfield/Family Ties

  ANNA’S:

The O.C./One Tree Hill/Lost/Prison Break/Dawson’s Creek/Entourage/Friends/Friday Night Lights/Sex and the City/Desperate Housewives/Boy Meets World/7th Heaven

 A FEW ‘CURRENT’ TV FAVORITES

DEB’S:

Modern Family/True Blood/Grey’s Anatomy/Once Upon a Time/Castle/VEEP/The Vampire Dairies/Revenge/The Walking Dead/The Inbetweeners (starring Statesboro’s own–Bubba Lewis–as Simon Cooper!)

ANNA’S:

90210/Revenge/The Walking Dead/The Big Bang Theory/Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries/Once Upon a Time/True Blood/Gossip Girl/Nurse Jackie/New Girl

 A FEW OF OUR ‘REALITY’ TV FAVORITES

Married to Jonas/The Glee Project/Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives/The X Factor/The Voice/Fashion Police/American Idol/Say Yes to the Dress-Atlanta/Bachelor-Bachelorette/Chopped/ENews/Dancing with the Stars/DWTS:  ALL-STARS/So You Think You Can Dance/Undercover Boss/The Amazing Race/Honey Boo Boo (Debbie-just kiddin’!)/Honey Boo Boo (Anna-for real!) (:

A FEW WE ‘WISH WE WERE WATCHING’ TV SHOWS

Person of Interest/Homeland/Dallas/Bones/Mad Men/The Good Wife/Private Practice/Happy Endings/Sons of Anarchy/Downtown Abbey/Breaking Bad/Don’t Trust the B**** in Apt. 23

A FEW ‘NEW TV SHOWS’ ON OUR WATCHLIST:

Revolution/The New Normal/Chicago Fire/Last Resort/The Mindy Project/Nashville/Elementary/The Mob Doctor/ben and kate/Emily Owens, M.D.

TiVo ON!

TUNE IN FOR THE 64TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

The Emmys are on ABC, September 23, 2012.  Get more info at Emmys.com

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

 Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

Deb’s Book Club: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures

Book Description

Publication Date:  September 4, 2012

The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age….

Ambitious and rich imagined, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is as intimate–and as bigger-than-life–as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood.  Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub’s reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

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SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

 

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

WEEKEND REVIEW: A ‘MIX’ OF MOVIES!

In Theaters Now:

RECOMMENDED

New on DVD:

RECOMMENDED

 

MIXED REVIEWS

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

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Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

Actor Spotlight: Tom Hardy

TOM HARDY
(a “new” favorite of ours)
 
 
Born September 15, 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England.
 
Currently Filming:
Mad Max: Fury Road (2013)
(Max Rockatansky)
 
 In Theaters Now:
 
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
 

 
Available Now on DVD:
 
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
 
 
 
RECOMMENDED
 

 

For more information on Tom Hardy, go to http://www.imdb.com.

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

SUMMIT ANNOUNCEMENT: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 MARATHON

Breaking Dawn and Twilight Movies Marathon Viewing Session Announced

September 10, 2012 By 7 Comments

Yes, on release day, you can see every Twilight Movie back-to-back!  More specific info to come later such as a list of theaters.

Summit Entertainment Announced the following:

The marathon will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at theaters across North America (US and Canada).  The marathon will allow fans to see all 4 previous movies in the Saga back-to-back, leading into 10pm screenings of BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, all for one price.

Prices will vary and be set by the theaters, and locations & showtimes for the marathon will be available at the same time that showtimes are available for individual performances of BREAKING DAWN – PART 2.  Marathon ticket holders will be treated to exclusive interstitial content played in between the films, and a special event-only lanyard.

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Article courtesy of twilightlexicon.com

SEE YOU AT THE ‘MARATHON’!  

DEB, ANNA, & CHARISH HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE MARATHON EXPERIENCE!

BREAKING DAWN PART 1 MARATHON WAS SOOOOO MUCH FUN! 

ATTENTION:  CARMIKE CINEMA 12 IN THE ‘BORO….

WE ARE READY FOR BREAKING DAWN PART 2 MARATHON! 

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey