Category Archives: Movies

Moana Movie Review

Disney's Moana

Disclosure: My daughter and I attended a free advance screening of Moana to facilitate this review. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new film Moana hits theaters today, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself […]

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Guide to Holiday Movies in Theaters

Holiday Movies in the Theater

What is your favorite Holiday Movie? My favorite is Miracle on 34th Street. My husband’s favorite is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. My daughter really enjoys Home Alone. Of the three, I only found local showings for Christmas Vacation this year. Michigan Theater Michigan Theater kicks off their Holiday movie season with a sing along version of White Christmas on Friday, November 25. […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This afternoon my family went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Background Unlike the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features adult wizards. In the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook used at Hogwarts. The book was written by Newt Scamander. […]

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Learn more about Moana with Amy Smeed, a Moana Animator

Last month I attended a talk by Amy Smeed, head of animation for Disney’s upcoming film Moana. The talk was at University of Michigan for students interested in animation. The talk included insight into the development and animation process for Moana. After the lecture, I was able to interview Amy along with a reporter from the Michigan Daily. About Amy Smeed Amy Smeed is […]

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A New Rogue One Trailer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The newest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted yesterday on Good Morning America.   About Rogue One Walt Disney Studios provided the following description of Rogue One: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a […]

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Review

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life - Post It Note Scene

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is playing at Quality 16 this weekend (March 10-12) as part of their Free Morning Movies Series. With several schools closed due to power outages and many families who attend those schools without also power, this would be a great activity. Yesterday I took my daughter and her friend to see the movie Middle School: The […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Teaser Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

There’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie scheduled for release on May 26, 2017. Our family loved the first three movies in the series, but were definitely not impressed with the fourth. I’m hopeful that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales returns to the level of the first 3 movies.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Teaser […]

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