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Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Kara Hayward, Frances McDormand, Jared Gilman

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Moonrise Kingdom is a delightful, quirky and funny film set in 1965.  The film takes place on an island where Suzy, Kara Hayward, is on summer vacation and Sam, Jared Kilman, is at Camp Ivanhoe, where Scout Master Ward, Edward Norton, is the military leader with a big heart.   The plot is about two young children on the cusp of adulthood who experience first love and eagerly set out on an adventure unbeknownst to Suzy's eccentric lawyer speaking parents. Suzy, a serious soul, loves to read adventure books outloud and Sam is a wayward Khaki Scout/Beige, under Ward's military regime, on a mission to be with Suzy using Daniel Boone wilderness skills.  When discovered missing by Ward, Island Policeman, Bruce Willis, Suzy's not in love parents, Walt Bishop, Bill Murray, Laura Bishop, Frances McDormand, all wake up from dysfunctional lives as the wacky story unfolds.

Wes Anderson, director and writer, along with Roman Coppola, of Moonrise Kingdom has done it again!  If a fan of…

Cinderella Slippers - Pointy Toe Flats

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Finding the perfect Cinderella inspired flats for summer can be a daunting task.  Especially, when searching for a classic style to be worn for years to come.   Forever Chic Style flats always have a pointy toe and a thin heel.  The combination signals subtle feminine sophistication, while providing slight arch support. Think Audrey Hepburn in the film Sabrina (1954) wearing capris and flats creating an overnight sensation that even today is considered vogue.  Additionally, notice how divine  Kate Walsh and Anne Hathaway appear with Christian Louboutin black pointy toe flats.  Impeccably polished and in Forever Chic Style!

Perfect Cinderella Flats for Summer Glam:

Via Spiga "Dylan" Flats in a glossy patent leather.   This flattering style with delicate and adjustable buckles comes in shades of nude and black.  The nude hue is sublime when paired with this summer's sizzling vibrant colors or brilliant white.   Wear with capris, skinny white jeans, simple black capris, skir…

Prometheus (2012): Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce

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Prometheus opened with promise yet failed to deliver as a summer blockbuster.   However, the visual effects were astonishing with threads of similarity to the film Avatar's cinematography magic.

The movie begins with David, Fassbender, an android, learning languages, playing basketball and living a robotic life on Prometheus, a space ship in the year 2093, while the crew is asleep in oxygen chambers awaiting arrival to a specified destination. The premise follows a team of explorers travelling to the ends of the universe in a quest to uncover the origin of mankind.   Upon reaching the affirmed location on an earth like planet, the space adventurers including Vickers, Theron, Dr. Shaw, Rapace and David venture forth seeking answers.  Of course, since Prometheus, is a prequel to the iconic Alien, thousands of pods are discovered and so the saga repeats with man versus man and man versus aliens. 

The script is weak and the character development is minimal and in fact absent.  Of cou…

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012): Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart

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Snow White and the Huntsman is a swirling goblet of Grimm, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Twilight  and of course, several shades of the 75 year old Disney animated classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). The movie portrays a striking juxtaposition between darkness to light, good opposing evil combined with gritty cinematography, unique special effects, a ponderous script yet with note worthy performances by Theron and Hemsworth.  The fairytale opens with Queen Ravenna, Theron, after a brutal and violent scene, eagerly staring into a golden mirror stating, "Mirror mirroron the wall whosefairest of them all?"  Ravenna's obsession with remaining beautiful and youthful, is soon to be thwarted by her stepdaughter, Snow White, played bythe Bellaesq - Stewart.  Thus, Queen Ravenna's goal is to lock up, hunt down and destroy Snow White with an evil vengeance.

Theron is brilliant as the diabolical Queen Ravenna spinning darkness and death around her empire wit…

The Avengers (2012): Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Gwyenth Paltrow

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The Avengers released on May 4, 2012  and has grossed worldwide $1,305,600,000 within 32 days.  This action packed film currently stands  as the #4 film of all-time globally in sales. #3 is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which stands at $1,328M.  Why the fast and furious movie goer demand for The Avengers flick starring:  Iron Man, Downey Jr., Captain American, Evans, The Hulk, Ruffalo, Thor, Hemsworth, Hawkeye, Renner, Loki, Hiddleston?  The answer is simple - audiences crave being entertained with captivating actors, action packed drama, mesmerizing special effects, witty dialogue and a story that captures imaginations.  TheAvengers, is this film from the opening scene to the earth shaking finale.

The story begins with Nick Fury of  S.H.I.E.L.D. creating a team of humans with super powers to form a group called The Avengers.  The goal is to save Earth from the evil Loki and his army. Set in New York, the story touches on good versus evil, brother against brother, ego …