Movie Reviews

A Day in Middle-Earth #TheHobbitEvent @WarnerBrosCine #AirNZHobbit

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by & filed under Blog Venture, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

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I had a wonderful day visiting a bigger than  life-size pop-up book of the New Zealand countryside and a reproduction of sets that you will be seeing on screen in the upcoming movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  The Book of New Zealand is the world’s biggest “pop-up” story book. Lito and I got to go inside! (If this seems like advertising to you, see my DISCLOSURE)

It was an adventure to remember…please enjoy the slideshow celebrating travel to New Zealand and the monumental inspiration of the film, picture gallery of my day at the Beverly Hilton, and my exclusive video interview of Kathryn Lim, the Set Finishing Supervisor of The Hobbit Trilogy.

 

Thank you to Warner Bros. Cine for the great adventure, lunch, and swag! I can’t wait to see the movie!

Do you plan to see it? What is your favorite character in The Hobbit?

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The Movie EPIC Opens Soon: Win Free Passes from @MizMeliz

Posted on May 11th, 2013 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

Sign up to see a FREE Screening THIS SATURDAY at 10 AM in Burbank, just email MizBizEvents@Gmail.com for details.

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What is Epic? EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours.

I have a special offer for you to see a screening on behalf of 20th Century Fox and their upcoming 3D animated feature EPIC. You can attend a special family screening of the movie on Saturday May, 18th.

If you would like to attend the special family screening of EPIC on May 18th at 10 AM in Burbank, leave a comment telling me what is your favorite animated film and send me an email to mizbizevents@gmail.com letting me know how many passes you need for your family.  I will send a reply email with all the details to qualified winners.  I will need the exact names of all attendees prior to the date of the screening by WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th.

Check it out!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Nwdpa5PcU
Website: http://www.epicthemovie.com/

Note:  You must live in the local area and provide your own transportation to the theater.  These passes do not guarantee admission to the film.  It is important to show up 45 minutes before the start of the screening to ensure VIP seating.  Space is limited.  I will post a message when all passes have been given away.  Only the names of the limited eligible winners will be placed on the guest list.

What Do You Want? “Playing for Keeps” Movie

Posted on November 27th, 2012 by & filed under Blog Venture, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

#mizmeliz giveaway passes for screening in Los Angeles via http://mizmeliz.com @mizmeliz

Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.


Playing For Keeps” is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of “The Pursuit of Happynesss.”

This sounds like a great flick!  Maybe a Date Night or Girl’s Night Out Movie.  I can’t wait to see it!  AND I want to offer you a chance to see an advance screening!

Join me at a special advance screening of Film District’s new movie, PLAYING FOR KEEPS  in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6th.   The screening will take place at AMC Century City at 7:30 PM.

Here is how it works:  the first ten people who reply in the comments with the correct answer to my Miz Meliz Movie Question will get the code to access the free pass!

You should arrive by 7:00PM to redeem your screening passes.

The Miz Meliz Movie Question is:

What is a movie or TV series that Dennis Quaid is in? Put your  answer to the question in the comments. (That is it! It’s so easy! I know!)

Just respond in the comments with a correct answer and you are a winner!

I will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to get your movie passes. Just be sure that before you answer, you can actually attend the screening. You must provide your own transportation. You must be available to go to the screening in Los Angeles, CA on December 6th and you and your guest must be able to arrive by 7:00 PM.

Good luck!  I can’t wait to review this movie and get your reactions to it!

Even if you can’t see the movie on the 6th, let me know what you think of the film if you see it.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

Tell me, what do you want?

Movie Review – The Sessions

Posted on October 21st, 2012 by & filed under Blog Venture, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

The Sessions is a movie with a sweet story based on the life of Mark O’Brien and his experiences.  It’s not a first date movie.  See it with a friend or your hubby.  It’s a great conversation starter!  Not so much dinner conversation though!

The movie stars William H. Macy, John Hawkes and Helen Hunt.  It was written and directed by Ben Lewin and was a winner at the Sundance Film Festival.  The Sessions was based on an article written by Mark O’Brien called, “Seeking a Sex Surrogate.”  Having been paralyzed as a child with Polio, he was in a unique situation and he went to extreme measures to experience one of life’s most mystifying pleasures.

The screenplay was well written and I found this poignant story touching and gracefully portrayed.  However well acted and directed, some of the scenarios were a little unrealistic and confusing.  I enjoyed each of the characters and loved all the little nuances  that came through the acting building upon each other until the final realization that it was the reciprocation of true love that Mark was seeking.  True love complete with a burning desire may have been what was missing from his life when he sought after sexual satisfaction.

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Be prepared to see a lot of Helen Hunt in this movie.  (Literally.) Also, set any religious predispositions aside.  Body issues and religious convictions are covered in this film.  This story reminded me of how all people need physical love, even babies when they are sick have a higher rate of recovery when they are held.  Go hug someone, it will be good for both of you!

Cinéphile Miz Meliz Rating

Category: Chick Flick

Cinematography: B+

Acting: A

Music/Score: B

Directing: A

Oscar Nod? Quite Possible!

Date Worthy? Yes, but not a first date!

DVD or Netflix Worthy? Definitely!

Note:  I saw this film at a pre-screening that was open to the public, I was not paid or compensated in any way to review this film, nor was I asked to review it.  My opinions are my own. The photo is used by permission and was sent to me for use on my blog to promote the opening of the film.

The Sessions

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by & filed under Blog Venture, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

I have one set of movie passes left to give away – going, going, gone!

I am looking forward to seeing this new film from Fox Searchlight called THE SESSIONS starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt coming in theaters on October 19th.

There is a Special Screening coming up for the film. And I have a prize for the first ten people who reply in the comments with the correct answer to my Miz Meliz Movie Question!

The Prize: You and a guest are invited to attend a special advance screening of The Sessions

Thursday, October 18th @ 7:30PM

The Landmark West

10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

You should arrive by 7:00PM to redeem your screening passes

Miz Meliz Note: Admission is not guaranteed and this is one of those times that being “stuck in L.A. traffic” is not an acceptable reason for being late. No “fashionably late” or “Filipino Time” takers on this one, please. I really don’t want to disappoint you! So plan to be there by 7:00 PM.

The Miz Meliz Movie Question is:

What is a movie that William H. Macy is in? Put your email address and the answer to the question in the comments. (That is it! It’s so easy! I know!)

The first ten people who respond in the comments with a correct answer AND their email address will win.

I will send you a confirmation email if you are the winner. Just be sure that before you answer, you can actually attend the screening. You must provide your own transportation. You must be available to go to the screening and you and your guest must arrive by 7:00 PM.

Good luck!

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