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I'm a freelance writer, graphic designer and artist; a military spouse; mother of two (including a precious little boy with autism) and an avid movie lover. I majored in radio/TV/film (20 years ago) because I could make A's watching movies. Over the years I worked in advertising, publishing and corporate communications. Now I … more

reviewed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. August 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
   First, I have a confession. I went to this movie in a feeble attempt to somehow prove to myself that this 40-year-old stay-at-home mom is still hip. (Do they even use the word …
reviewed Better Off Dead. July 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Better Off Dead
Better Off Dead (1985) is my ultimate piece of '80s nostalgia. In high school, my buddies and I watched this movie hundreds of times, and even though we could recite the film word for word, …
reviewed Temple Grandin (movie). July 29, 2010
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Every once in awhile a movie is made that expands truth and dispels misunderstandings of certain stereotypes. Forrest Gump. A Beautiful Mind. And now, Temple Grandin.      This …
reviewed Robin Hood. July 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Robin Hood (Single-Disc Unrated Director's Cut)
Had there never been a Braveheart or Gladiator, Robin Hood probably would have been a much better film. Unfortunately for the producers -- and the viewers -- this film tried to live up to its similar …
reviewed Crazy Heart. July 27, 2010
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Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges stars in his Academy Award winning performance as Bad Blake, a washed-up country music singer who has resorted to traveling alone in a beat-up pickup truck, …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Megamind 3D. November 07, 2010
MEGAMIND (3D Animated Movie)
This was actually funnier than I expected, probably because I read Rotten Tomatoes' reviews before going. Not as good as Despicable Me, but fun nonetheless. The story line was different than I expected, …
posted a Quick Tip about Grown Ups (2010 movie). September 18, 2010
Grown Ups (2010)
It takes a little time for the film to find its footing, but by the end I was giggling so hard I had tears pouring down my cheeks. The overall message of the film was good as well -- family and friends …
posted a Quick Tip about Iron Man 2. August 01, 2010
Iron Man 2
I just sat through Iron Man 2 for the second time, and must say I enjoyed this go around better than my first screening. Perhaps it was because I was with a friend who did nto see the original, so he …
posted a Quick Tip about The Proposal. July 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Proposal
I thought Bullock was simply unbelievable as a tyrantical boss, and therefore the movie just flopped.
posted a Quick Tip about Dear John. July 30, 2010
Dear John
I found this to be a long, unlikely and frankly unlikable romance. The character of John was so emotionally detached, not to mention just quiet, that the romance was pretty unbelievable for me. The fact …
posted a Quick Tip about The Story of the Weeping Camel. July 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Story of the Weeping Camel
I actually made fun of my husband when he told me he was watching this film one night on TV. "Only you," I thought rolling my eyes. But try as I might to avoid the story, the documentary about a mother …
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August 01, 2010
Hi Allison, I just stopped by to welcome you to Lunch! Thanks for sharing all these great reviews in Movie Hype.  I look forward to reading more! :)
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