“Ben Meyers of Ben Meyers International Movie Critics closely predicts audience likes and dislikes a

“Ben Meyers of Ben Meyers International Movie Critics closely predicts audience likes and dislikes a
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SING 2 (Theatrical Release USA 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì 

Sing 2—one of those ‘gotta love it’ from its beginning to its end—has wonderful singing, terrific animation, and nonstop entertainment. The first Sing is wonderful. Sing 2 soars just as high in entertainment value. One notices that Sing 2 has a huge cast and yet, not one character is lost or undefined. Every single character establishes after-viewing memorability. WOW! Illumination Studios did it again.  What’s next? Sing 3? Let’s hope so!

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Storyline 

A manager of a singing group jumps through hoops to make a life for his troupe. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Garth Jennings for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Ash (Scarlett Johansson), Johnny (Taron Egerton), Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), Meena (Tori Kelly), Gunter (Nick Kroll), Alfonso (Pharrell Williams), Porsha Crystal (Halsey), Suki Lane (Chelsea Peretti), Nooshy (Letitia Wright), Darius (Eric Andre), Klaus Kickenklober (Adam Buxton), Miss Crawly (Garth Jennings), Big Daddy (Peter Serafinowicz), Nana Noodleman (Jennifer Saunders), Norman (Nick Offerman), and Clay Calloway (Bono). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a winner! It is great to see the characters from the first film reprise their roles. With a story that is fabulous along with great choreography, singing, and animation, this film deserves a permanent place in the home video library. 

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Drumline (Theatrical Release Germany 2004)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 


Drumline—fresh, creative, original—builds appreciation for orchestras who perform at sports events, the talent needed, the rigorous discipline, and the teamwork necessary to build an A-1 marching band. The movie packs a punch with its well-written, meaningful storyline and terrific conclusion. Watch for Nick Cannon’s terrific performance as well as Orlando Jones’ excellent interpretation of his acting role. One wonders why Jones is not in the public eye more often. He has 76 credits on IMDb, but one rarely hears about him in film or TV.

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Storyline 

A band member with an ego learns how to tame the ego to work with his team. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Charles Stone III for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Dallas Austin, Timothy Bourne, Wendy Finerman, Jody Gerson, and Greg Mooradian for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Devon Miles (Nick Cannon), Laila (Zoe Saldana), Dr. Lee (Orlando Jones), Sean Taylor (Leonard Roberts), Ernest (Jason Weaver), Mr. Wade (J. Anthony Brown), President Wagner (Afemo Omilami), Jayson (GQ), Charles (Earl Poitier), Diedre (Candace Carey), Dorothy Miles (Angela Gibbs), Himself (Petey Pablo), and Herself (Blu Cantrell). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a worthy watch, and the drummers are great. WOW! 

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STOWAWAY (Theatrical Release Canada 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Stowaway—interesting moral dilemma story—has good acting and good portrayal of its storyline. The audience, however, may feel no closure on the movie itself because it examines an ancient moral question of who shall live and who shall die in seemingly impossible situations and gives no resolution, no justification for the final decision. Perhaps a sequel could give the closure that is lacking here by showing the remaining members getting to Mars and completing their mission. This movie peaks interest and, then, leaves its audience hanging. Cinematography is good and if there are no other choices available, the movie works. Just be aware there is little conclusion. 

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Storyline 

A three-member mission to Mars is compromised when an accidental stowaway is discovered on board. There is not enough oxygen and supplies for a fourth crew member. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Joe Penna for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Aram Tertzakian, Nick Spicer, Jonas Katzenstein, Maximillian Leo, Ulrich Schwarz, and Clay Pecorin. Characters/cast include: Zoe Levenson (Anna Kendrick), Marina Barnett (Toni Collette), David Kim (Daniel Dae Kim), and Michael Adams (Shamier Anderson). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. it is somewhat interesting and the acting and presentation are good. But better sci-fi films. that are much more enjoyable, are 2001: A Space Odyssey or Space Balls.  Star Wars is very rewatchable. Europa Report or Arrival are also good choices. Stowaway works more as a moral dilemma movie and gives the audience an opportunity to examine alternative courses of action in bad situations. 

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VICE (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì 

Vice—beautifully written, presents well, and has good casting choices—plays heavily toward establishing ambiguity between fact and fiction. The movie establishes itself as a biographical film but then explores the Iraq war as a bid for oil rather than a pursuit of justice over the Twin Towers incident which takes the film outside its assigned borders of biographical dark comedy. Nevertheless, the entertainment value is there, and it is not a boring watch. 

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Storyline 

A dark comedy on the Vice Presidency of Dick Cheney. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Adam McKay for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay for making the film possible. Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), Young Dick Cheney (Alex MacNicoll and Aidan Gail), Lynne Vincent Cheney (Amy Adams), Young Lynne (Cailee Spaeny), Alison Pill), Young Mary Cheney (Colyse Harger), Liz Cheney (Lily Rabe), Young Liz Cheney (Violet Hicks), and Kurt (Jesse Piemons). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. It may have presented better as a documentary than as a biographical dark comedy. It seems highly imaginative as if concealing its purpose. The very classification of the movie contradicts itself. 

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THE BOOK OF LIFE (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

The Book of Life—good animation with vibrant color—drops its audience into its story without adequate preparation or setup. The concept is good, but the journey becomes difficult to follow if one is not familiar with Mexico’s mythological beliefs about the afterlife and its interplay with life in the real world. It is difficult to follow the characters and their relationships with one another because the story moves rapidly and does not allow much time to establish character differentiation or to understand the antagonists versus the protagonists. The film quickly establishes itself as a country-dependent piece of entertainment rather than the more desirable internationally appealing art piece. Do some research on Day of the Dead to enhance appreciation of this film.  

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Storyline 

Two suitors vie for the hand of a young maiden. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Jorge R. Gutierrez for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Aaron Berger,  Brad Booker, Guillermo del Toro,  and Carina Schulze for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Manolo Sanchez (Voice of Diego Luna),  Young Manolo (Voice of Emil-Bastien), Young Manolo’s Singing Voice (Joe Matthews), Maria Posada (Voice of Zoe Saldana), Young Maria (Voice of Genesis Ochoa), Joaquin Mondragon, Jr. (Voice of Channing Tatum), Young Joaquin (Voice of Elias Garza), Candle Maker (Voice of Ice Cube), Xibalba (Voice of Ron Perlman), La Muerte (Kate del Castillo), Mary Beth (Voice of Christina Applegate), La Muerte as an Old Woman  (Voice of Tonito Castro), Carlos Sanchez (Voice of Hector Elizondo), Carmen Sanchez (Voice of Ana de la Reguera), and Luis Sanchez (Voice of Danny Trejo). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. Mexico’s audiences will understand this film better than international audiences. It does establish itself as a good anthropological ‘fun’ study if one is studying south of the United States border culture. 

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HOLY MAN (Theatrical Release USA 1998)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Holy Man
—interesting commentary on value orientations of televised shopping channels and their customers—has average to good acting. It’s safe to say the best actor in the film is Robert Loggia. The movie plays as cute and watchable for light afternoon fare. 

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Storyline 

A holy man stops a pilgrimage long enough to influence an online shopping executive. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Stephen Herek for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Roger Bimbaum for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: G )Eddie Murphy), Ricky Hayman (Jeff Goldblum), Kate Newell (Kelly Preston), John McBainbridge (Robert Loggia), Barry (Jon Cryer), Scott Hawkes (Eric McCormick), Hot Tub Girl (Jennifer Bini Taylor), Television hostess (Adriana Catano), and Background Guy (Eugene Levy). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The movie does not rate as a high-profile, award-winning entertainment piece, but does provoke thoughtfulness about what is truly important in life and how to make some necessary life adjustments to incorporate life’s more important values. 

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THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (Theatrical Release USA 2010)

      Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Adjustment Bureau—creative intellectual fantasy watch—bows to no other movie in concept and wonderful onscreen, realistic presentation. Slightly reminiscent of the Matrix series, it accesses the talents of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt to deliver an almost mind-bending performance. It packs itself into a WOW! piece of entertainment. Well-written, it’s an easy add to the home video library. Non-stop intrigue down to the last drop. A good take on free-will and leaves itself as great after-viewing discussion.

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Storyline 


The Adjustment Bureau is on track keeping the world in a state of order.

 

Additional Thanks

 

Thank you to Director George Nolfi for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Bill Carraro, Michael Hackett, Chris Moore, and George Nolfi for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: David Norris (Matt Damon), Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), Harry Mitchell (Anthony Mackie), Richardson (John Slattery), Charlie Traynor (Michael Kelly), Thompson (Terence Stamp), Donaldson (Donnie Keshawarz), McCrady (Anthony Ruivivar), Senior Campaign Aide (Amanda Warren), Thompson’s Aide (David Bashe), and Bartender (Jennifer Ehle).

     


      Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

      Yes. This is a winner on Ben Meyers International Movie Critics’ list of best movies. WOW! What  a concept! Great ride.

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HUSTLE (Video Release World-Wide 2022)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì 

Hustle—outstanding sports film—has gutsy-ness as its center core. Adam Sandler steps outside his usual comedic role to play the role of headhunter for the 76ers Basketball team in Philadelphia and gives a WOW! performance that provides a deep look at the complex lifestyle of basketball scouts. . Watch for the terrific performances of Juancho Hernangomez, Queen Latifah, Ben Foster, Jordan Hull, and Robert Duvall. Don’t miss this film. It’s a terrific watch that shows fighting spirit. It completely deserves addition to the home video library and can easily be watched several times through the years. Bravo! 

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Storyline 

A talent scout finds a lifetime career threatened when the owner leaves his ball club as an inheritance to the son. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Jeremiah Zagar for directing effort. Thank you to Producers LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Joe Roth, Joseph Vecsey, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Zack Roth, Adam Sandler, and Allen Covert for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Stanley Sugerman (Adam Sandler), Teresa Sugerman (Queen Latifah), Vince Merrick (Ben Foster), Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangomez), Rex Merrick (Robert Duvall), Alex Sugerman (Jordan Hull), Kat Merrick (Heidi Gardner), Paola Cruz (Maria Botto), Lucia Cruz (Ainhoa Pillett), Kermit Wilts (Anthony Edwards), Leon Rich (Kenny Smith), Himself (Fat Joe), and Blake (Jaleel White).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a high-quality watch that can be enjoyed by sports and non-sports fans alike. It punches the human core at every level. 

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THE CLAUS FAMILY (Theatrical Release Belgium 2020)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

The Claus Family—cute and sweet—presents a small twist on the Santa Claus story but does not have that freshness that an audience hopes for in a Christmas story. The storyline is a light, run-of-the-mill piece that is clean and decent for a child’s bedtime watch. The concept, as presented, needs a bit of rewriting to make the film pop. It is what it is…an easy-on-the-mind watch.

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Storyline 

Who is Santa? This movie explains it all. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Matthias Timmermans for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Dingie for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Noel Claus (Jan Decleir), Jules Claus (Mo Bakker), Holger (Stefaan Degand), Gunna (Eva van der Gucht), Suzanne (Bracha van Doesburgh), Het (Sien Eggers), Ikka (Josie Huisman), Oma (Renee Soutendijk), Ella (Pommelien Thijs), Stef (Wim Willaert), Farid (Issam Dakka), Inbreker (Tom De Beckker), Dokter (Mieke De Groote), and Assa (Janne Desmet). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. It is a sweet idea but the adult audience may find it a struggle to finish the movie. 

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THE REVENANT (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Revenant—great to fabulous cinematography—needs some adjustment in scene timing. An example is the length of time it takes the camera to travel along the river to reach where the actors are hunting moose. The fight scenes  and overall presentation bring the movie to a B-grade quality. While the movie’s initial scenes work at some of the highest levels of quality entertainment, that quality does not hold throughout the movie, almost as if ‘we have shown what we can do and now we are bored with holding to that standard.’ For those who are not familiar with the Hugh Glass story, this film is a great introduction to a piece of inspirational Northwest American history. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy interpret their roles well. Watch Will Poulter as he shows good potential in this film. 

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Storyline 

Hugh Glass is attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Alejandro G. Inarritu for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro Inarritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, and James Skotchdopole for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Andrew Henry (Domhnall Gleeson), Jim Bridger (Will Poulter), Hawk (Forrest Anderson (Paul Anderson), Murphy (Kristoffer Joner), Elk Dog  (Duane Howard), Powaga (Melaw Nakehk’o), Hikuc (Arthur Recloud), Jones (Lukas  Haas), Fryman (Brendan Fletcher), Billy Brother Trapper (Tom Guiry), and Hugh Glass’ Wife (Grace Dove). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. It’s a good frontiersman story for the adult audience. The fight scenes need improvement. 

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HITMAN: AGENT 47 (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Hitman: Agent 47
—definition of ‘cool’—sets Rupert Friend as a front runner for film casting departments. Hannah Ware plays off Rupert Friend well. It‘s rather a shock to see Ciaran Hinds in the film but he has a very good presence in any film he is in and he does not shun expectations in this movie as he works to interpret the role of Litvenko. The story is well written, fun to watch, and easily sets itself up for a sequel. 

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Storyline 

Hitman: Agent 47 tries to save a woman. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Aleksander Bach for directing effort. Thank you to Producers  Adrian Askarieh, Charles Gordon, Skip Woods, and Alex Young for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Agent 47/48 (Rupert Friend), Katia van Dees (Hannah Ware), John Smith (Zachary Quinto), Dr. Piotr Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds), Antoine Le Clerg (Thomas Krestschmann), Diana Burnwood (Angelababy), Sanders (Dan Bakkedahl), and Fabian (Emilio Rivera). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Defines ‘Cool.’ ‘Awesome’ watch for persons who love futuristic films. It has imagination and creativity. 

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Amazing Spider-Man
—remake of the 2002 Spider-man movie—plays Andrew Garfield in the role of Spider-Man; Sally Fields and Martin Sheen for the roles of Peter Parker’s Aunt and Uncle. While the screen presence of these three seems stronger than the 2002 version, the acting itself is not quite as good as the 2002 version. Watch for the cameo appearance of Stan Lee, the comic book creator of Spider-man, as the school librarian in a comical scene that defines the word ‘oblivious’.

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Storyline 

A young man becomes a superhero with spider-like abilities. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Marc Webb for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield), Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard (Rhys Ifans), George Stacy (Denis Leary), Richard Parker (Campbell Scott), Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), Young Peter Parker (Max Charles), Rajit Ratha (Irrfan Khan), Ben Parker (Martin Sheen), May Parker (Sally Field),  and Flash Thompson (Chris Zylka). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie is a good rewrite of the 2002 movie. Choose the 2012 or the 2002 version of the story as the quality of both movies is quite similar.

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THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS (Theatrical Release France 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Summit of the Gods—French/Japanese anime—initially seems unclear about the purpose of its production. But the storyline and presentation soon supersede this situation because there is a certain captivation that works very well to keep the audience involved to the point that one almost forgets one is watching an anime rather than a live action film. The acting, voicing, and animation are fabulous. The bitter/sweet conclusion is the final touch that makes the movie worthy of adding to the home video library. 

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Storyline 

A journalist looks for a missing, renowned mountain climber. 

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Patrick Imbert for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Jean-Charles Osotorero, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, and Stephan Roelants for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Habu Jeune (Voice of Lazare Herson-Macarel), Habu adulte (Voice of Eric Herson-Macarel), Fukamachi (Voice of Damien Boisseau), Ryoko (Voice of Elisabeth Ventura), Kishi (Voice of Kylian Rehlinger), Ang Tsering (Voice of Francois Dunoyer), Redac chef (Voice of Phillippe Vincent), Ito (Voice of Luc Bernard), and Inoue jeune (Voice of Gauthier Battoue). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is very well done, tells an unusual story so well that one almost forgets it is an anime. Great work for Director Patrick Imbert. 

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THE BILLION DOLLAR HOBO (Theatrical Release USA 1977)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

The Billion Dollar Hobo—runs a small train track from good to okay and back again—features actors Tim Conway and Will Geer who work an okay rags to riches story with the twist 'if you live as a hobo for awhile you inherit my fortune.’ The movie has the highly identifiable 1970s background music for its scenes. But there is no conclusion. The audience is left in the wings waiting for the tie that will make it all work and there is no tie. The movie just stops. This leaves a viewer unsettled and quite unhappy. There is nothing new, creative, or fresh here for the film overall. It does provide an academic study on the comedy skills of Tim Conway, but better study sources would be the Tim Conway skits as performed in The Carol Burnett Show. 

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Storyline 

A man finds he has a billion-dollar inheritance coming if he finishes a certain set of tasks. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Stuart McGowan for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Lang Elliott and Eric Weston for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Vernon Praiseworthy (Tim Conway), Choo Choo Trayne (Will Geer), Steve (Eric Weston), Mitchell (Sydney Lassick), Leonard Cox (John Myhers), Ernie (Frank Sivero), Jen (Sharon Clark), Barbara Henderson (Victoria Carroll), Rita (Sheela Tessler), Kotch (Mickey Morton), and Guard 2 (Roger Barkley). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This is cute and worth watching to some extent, but the ending seems to ruin the whole film overall.

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII-THE FORCE AWAKENS (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens—introduces new villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)—retains Harrison Ford, Chewbacca, R2D2, CP30, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher from earlier episodes of Stars Wars. The film’s new cast is not as strong or as charismatic as the original cast and this failure weakens the overall effect of the movie. The first five actors, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, an elderly man, and Adam Driver, need more force in their acting. It is not until the introduction of Harrison Ford that the movie begins to pick up strength and pace. However, the John Boyega performance does peak interest and deserves a closer watch in future performances. This movie is one of Director J. J. Abrams’ best works so far.

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Storyline 

Forces of good and evil struggle over dominance. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director J. J. Abrams for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Han Solo (Harrison Ford),  OrganaLuke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyeda), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. One knows that the story has to go on, so this is the next chapter in the series. 

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ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME (Television Release USA 2003)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì 


Eloise at Christmastime—second Installment of the Eloise film series—was exclusively featured in the Wonderful World of Disney TV Show in the 2003 Season 45, Episode 6. The movie is cute with good acting and presentation. The film is what is expected from this movie series. Good to see Julie Andrews as the nanny. She brings back a flood of good memories which enhance this film’s entertainment potential. This is a particularly good watch for children.

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Storyline 

Eloise plays matchmaker at Christmastime. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Kevin Lima for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Thomas D. Adelman and Christine Sacani for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Nanny (Julie Andrews), Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva), Sir Wilkes (Kenneth Welsh), Maggie (Debra Monk), Bill (Gavin Creel), Brooks (Rick Roberts), Rachel Peabody (Sara Topham), Mrs. Thornton (Corinne Conley), Prunella Stickler (Christine Baranski), Mr. Salomone (Jeffrey Tambor), Head of Housekeeping (Araxi Arslanian), Miss Thompson (Tannis Burnett), Agent Kringle (Neil Crone), Lily (Arlene Duncan), and Rick (Sean Gallagher).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This simple movie runs on an old story theme, but because Julie Andrews plays the part of the nanny  and Sofia Vassilieva does such a good job in her part as Eloise it becomes a sweet family watch for bedtime or as an afternoon entertainment piece. Good supporting cast. 

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