Friday, May 17, 2013
I have always been a Star Wars guy. I have seen all the movies and can tell you all about the characters and planets. The only Star Trek movie I had seen was the one where they have to save the whales, which is why it is was the only one. That all changed in 2009 with JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. If you missed it, you won’t need to see it to enjoy this film, but it could fill some gaps for you. (If you did miss it, Fandango will give you a free digital copy if you buy your ticket online)
Friday, May 3, 2013
This review will be a little image light. I'm out at Fathers and Sons Campout, but had time to frame it up before I left. Now I'm watching my boy play as I write my review on my iPhone. Ain't technology grand?
Apr 30, 2013 06:31 pm | melissa
Tomorrow, May 1, 2013, Netflix will be pulling almost 2,000 Warner Bros titles from its catalog. To put this in perspective though, with over 300 movies in my queue, only 7 will come out. Slate has a recommendations list and InstantWatcher has the full list, but with this news, the site is probably overloaded, so check out their twitter.
So how about some good news: there's new stuff being added this month! I don't normally include TV, but thought I'd sweeten the deal. There's also another site, Instant Gratification, which proves to be generally accurate, there you can get the full list of what's being supposedly added. Here's what's coming:
The Cabin in the Woods (2011) – Horror (screened for Cinemit members)
Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins
In this surprising spin on a classic horror setup, five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear instructions for their anticipated mountain getaway. But when the rigid rules are broken, punishment is swift -- and everyone will pay.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
One of the points of regret in my life was that I never completed college. I got married 11 months off my mission in 2002 and always worked in hospitality or retail management. The crazy hours of a salaried retail employee made it extremely difficult to do well in school. Plus I was making great money and didn’t think it was a huge priority when compared to spending time with my wife, kids, and video games. So I stopped going after a few semesters.
During the General Priesthood session of October 2006 Gordon B. Hinckley gave the talk, Rise Up, O Men of God. It is one of my favorite talks because he talks about slouchy dress, using the internet for good, and improving our lives. He said, “I call your attention to another matter that gives me great concern. In revelation the Lord has mandated that this people get all the education they can. He has been very clear about this.”
Monday, April 15, 2013
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.
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
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)
Apr 07, 2013 12:57 pm | melissa
- 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.
- 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 facebook.com/DialMForMelissa