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

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.

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What Do You Want? “Playing for Keeps” Movie

#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?

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Movie Review – The Sessions

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.

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The Sessions

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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Movie Review: Magic Mike

Cinéphile Miz Meliz Goes to Hollywood

I’m a movie buff (cinephile in French, cinefilo in Spanish) and I love going to the movies all the time, but in the summer, it’s almost required. Maybe it’s the cool dark theaters, the gigantic icy soft drinks, the block busters that open in the Summer months, I don’t know for sure. But I have been enjoying taking in a few flicks recently.

Warner Bros. and Rolling Stone L.A. hyping up Magic Mike

Last night I got to see a pre-screening of the film, Magic Mike. This is a much-anticipated film about male strippers set in Tampa, Florida. I’ve heard that it is loosely based on the background of the star of the film, actor Channing Tatum‘s life.

Magic Mike was written by Reid Carolin, actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He is also the co-founder of Constellation, a service (Facebook Ap) presenting live interactive events built around online streaming movies, where viewers can chat with each other and with special guests.
Check it out:
http://www.constellation.tv/event/magicmike

Reid Carolin, who also wrote the documentary, “Earth Made of Glass,”about Rwandan President Paul Kagame and France’s hidden role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, is President of Iron Horse Entertainment, the production company he started with Channing Tatum.

Oscar Award winner Steven Soderbergh, who is known for Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, directed Magic Mike. Although the movie was great as a fun summer flick to be enjoyed with a few girlfriends after happy hour or before going out bar hopping, it was not what I would expect from Soderbergh. If this film makes money, it will be solely because of the mass marketing taking place and the possibility of it becoming a ‘must have’ DVD for all the ladies who love Matthew McConaughey and/or Channing Tatum. In fact, I will be stocking up on said DVD to have on hand to be given as a bridal shower/bachelorette party gift for sure!

Cheers to Magic Mike and Dallas! There’s always room for one more dance!

There were some heavy topics and themes which emerged in the story-line of the film. Choosing one’s life direction and doing whatever it takes to make your dream come true is one of the major themes. Few people strive to be a stripper and to make their living with the dollar bills stuffed in their g-strings. But most everyone has a dream that they hope to achieve in life. We can all relate to the hope of living comfortably and doing meaningful work that we are passionate about. Magic Mike mentors “The Kid,” played by Alex Pettyfer.  Unfortunately for “The Kid,” whenever he gets close to success it eats him up. Drug addiction, extreme living, and the “lifestyle” of stripping, sex, and partying gets in the way of his dreams.

The Kid’s sister, Brooke, played by Cody Horn, copes with her struggles to make ends meet on her own, being supportive of her brother and standing by as he learns his life’s lessons while he repeats some mistakes along the way. It was an interesting twist on the story being that it is her little brother who turns to dancing and gets caught up in the dangerous night life. Of course, Magic Mike, who is talented and sexy beyond belief, is the one who travels the most on his journey and has the most to lose. Brooke is forced to practice some tough love on her brother while resisting her attraction to Mike as he works out his own issues.

Chef Holly and I as we get ready for the Ladies Night Happy Hour at Rolling Stone L.A.’s promo for Magic Mike.

Thanks to Warner Bros. for releasing this movie and for all the fun promotions that I enjoyed on my own vacation from reality this past week! What I want to know is, do all the movies at the AMC Theater in Century City open with live male strippers entertaining the audience? Because if so, it will be worth it to me to drive there for the rest of the summer!

Matthew McConaughey is known for showing off his hot bod in movies like Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude.

I would say that the best part of this movie by far was Matthew McConaughey’s performance as Dallas, the owner of Club Xquisite, the Tampa, Florida male strip club. It wasn’t his best acting performance and he played it pretty straight. He might have stolen the show just a bit! I love his acting in films like We are Marshall and The Lincoln Lawyer, but in this particular film all I want is to see him on the screen with his clothes off. It wouldn’t matter to me what he says! Now, if a man said that about a female actress I would most likely protest! I want to be clear that I appreciate Matthew McConaughey’s versatility and ability to share his many gifts. He has an amazing physique. He is a god!

My friend said this about McConaughey in Magic Mike, “It was so wrong, but it was so right. He has the perfect body and I love that it has some meat on it!”

I couldn’t agree more! I enjoyed all the eye candy and fun excerpts of dancing and showing off skin and muscles both on screen and at the pre-screening events. Ladies, it’s going to be one hot summer!

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Miz Meliz goes to Hollywood for Magic Mike!

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Cinéphile Miz Meliz Rating

Category: Chick Flick

Cinematography: C-

Acting: C

Music/Score: C

Directing: C

Oscar Nod? Not likely!

Date Worthy? Please, no!

DVD or Netflix Worthy? Definitely!