A Review of Leon de Aranoa’s A PERFECT DAY

Director Leon de Aranoa’s A Perfect Day opens in 1995 “somewhere in the Balkans” with a bloated blue body in a well and two Aid Across Borders workers trying to retrieve it before the water source for the local village is contaminated beyond use. When the fraying rope snaps, more members of the team respond and the search is on for new rope to finish the job and thus ensues a day in the life of an aid worker(s) performing impossible feats under impossible circumstances with little resources and no support.

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A Review of Leon de Aranoa’s A PERFECT DAY

Translating R.L. Stine from the Page to the Screen: A Review of GOOSEBUMPS!

I grew up reading the Goosebumps books. R.L. Stine’s book “Night of the Living Dummy” was the creepiest book! When I saw that they were making a movie, I was excited because I was going to see all of these monsters on the big screen that gave me nightmares when I was little. I would once again be face to face with Slappy, that creepy evil dummy (by the way, if you ever come face to face with him, don’t call him a dummy. Bad things will happen to you).

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Translating R.L. Stine from the Page to the Screen: A Review of GOOSEBUMPS!

Gemma Bovery. A Comedy? A Romance? Or Neither? A Review

Gemma Bovery is based on the 1856 classic Madame Bovary. If the movie followed the book, I never want to read the book. Hopefully it is more enjoyable than the movie. Since it is a classic, I’m assuming it’s a great read.

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Gemma Bovery. A Comedy? A Romance? Or Neither? A Review

If Not Me, Then Who? A Review of Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land

Let me start out by saying this film was not easy for me to watch or to write about but it is necessary.  The documentary focuses on two vigilante groups (Autodefensas and Arizona Border Recon) fighting against the drug cartels in Mexico and patrolling for illegals at the US border.  As one path converges into the other, both men featured are similar in their goals: to create a safe and habitable home life, not only for themselves, but for the people in their towns, states and respective countries.

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If Not Me, Then Who? A Review of Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land

Sweet Emotion! Lacey Reviews Pixar’s Newest Family Delight — INSIDE OUT

The great thing about Pixar is that they make these incredible stories for children and adults. It’s a family experience. Everyone wants to see the movie and this is exactly what they did with Inside Out.

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Sweet Emotion! Lacey Reviews Pixar’s Newest Family Delight — INSIDE OUT

Before the Park and Before the World – there was THE LAND BEFORE TIME – A Review

The Land Before Time is a 1998 animated movie directed by Don Bluth and  executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall.    Really, do I need to go on?  Just from those names, you know you are watching a quality film – not a cartoon, but film.  This is one of the best animation films ever made.  This adventure appeals to all ages. It is the story of Little Foot a precocious and loyal Apatosaurus.  The film begins with Little Foot, his mother, their herd, and other dinosaur herds traveling to the great valley.  Due to a series of natural disasters, their current home is devastated and there is no green food left. Littlefoot-the-land-before-time-32216416-500-375

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Before the Park and Before the World – there was THE LAND BEFORE TIME – A Review

Entertaining and Creative? Lacey revisits Jerusha Hess’ 2013 Austenland.

Going into this film I just wasn’t sure. I’m not a Jane Austen fan so I didn’t know how I would feel about a movie based on a woman who is obsessed with Pride and Prejudice.  I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this film.  Although it was a typical romantic comedy; the story was clever and entertaining.

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Entertaining and Creative? Lacey revisits Jerusha Hess’ 2013 Austenland.