Archive for June, 2012

29 Jun




You Won’t Want Your Money Back. Spend your doe!

Best leave the kids at home for this comedy ladies and gentlemen, because this isn’t your ordinary teddy bear movie.

A young boy named John Bennett (Mark Wahberg) struggles to make friends in his neighborhood, when one year his parents give him a teddy bear as a present.  John names the bear Ted and enjoys him so much that one night he wishes Ted could come to life.  To his and the worlds surprise, he comes to life and becomes a household figure. Years go by and both John and Ted grow up and partake in adult activities which effects John’s personal life with his girl friend.

From the moment we saw the first trailer, we knew this was going to be hilariously funny. We had a clue that some pretty inappropriate things were going to go down, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the approach writer and director Seth MacFarlane took.

The combination of comical banter, mixed with mature remarks and the innocence of a fluffy teddy bear was well played. To add to the fun, they even through in a bunch of racial stereo types which added to the laughter.

Every child in the world at some moment in their life probably wanted their favorite toy to come to life, but it’s a good thing its not physically possible, because we don’t think  the world could handle a real life Ted.

Leave the kids at home, but grab your adult friends, because your going to enjoy this one.


Moonrise Kingdom Movie Premiere Pass Giveaway has 25 movie premiere passes to give away!!!

MOVIE: Moonrise Kingdom

Date:Thurs June 14, 2012

Time: 7pm

Where: Main Art Royal Oak

Giveaway Rules: To win passes, send an e-mail to requesting to be a winner.

If you don’t receive a response, please refer back to the site to determine if the giveaway has been closed.

Movie Synopsis:

MOONRISE KINGDOM is the new movie directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore).

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.


Snow White and the Huntsman-This is Definitely Not a Fairy Tale!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of us all? Snow White and the Huntsman is dark and wicked but we think it’s well worth a full price ticket!

Hoping that most of us have probably long forgotten the details of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; writers Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and Hossein Amini and director by Rupert Sanders deliver a stunning rendition of the storybook classic.

We have to admit we were a little skeptical after seeing the trailers for the movie. We couldn’t wrap our minds around how this movie would be able to convey a dark version of the story. In recent years there have been many remakes of classic kids stories, some were good and some were bad. This movie was able to accomplish three things other remakes have failed to do: first, capture the critical elements of the original story, second, layer in new twists that take you in a completely different direction, and third, maintain believability within the storyline without being too deliberate.  Snow White and the Huntsman holds its own, so much so you’ll want to go back and read the story to see how different this movie really is.

Staring Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman) and Charlize Theron (Ravenna); the movie starts with a young Snow White and her family. We are then taken through a journey of love, redemption, deceit, bedlam, and wickedness. Vanity rears her ugly head (not the 80’s singer) as Ravenna and will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if that means the unthinkable. We then see Snow White in a way we have never imagined her before! Stewart is convincing as Snow White, and Theron delivers a captivating performance as Ravenna.

Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. This movie is jam packed with action and the cinematography is superb. The movie does an excellent job of merging the light and feathery feel of a fairy tale with the melancholy gloom of a thriller. We don’t want to give away too much, this one you have to see. You won’t be disappointed.

Warning: Do not bring little ones to this movie unless you want many sleepless nights and family therapy in your future. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!