Guest post by Christian Toto, HollywoodInToto.com It’s not easy to capture the sights, sounds and good vibrations of the all-American road trip. The concept is still fodder for more than a few films. And, shockingly enough, many have nailed the thrill of the open road in ways that are downright intoxicating. The laughs. The danger. The charge from exploring new lands, new towns and even new cultures. Consider the following seven films.
With a population of 150 souls, Crestone, Colorado is more of a village than a town. In the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, far from any metropolitan area, it really is a hidden gem. Each year in August, however, the tiny town fills to the brim with excited festival goers. The Crestone Music Festival is in its 15th year, and this event is much more than just a
The Kress is rolling out the red carpet for YOU! The Kress Cinema & Lounge is located in downtown Greeley, Colorado and it’s a HeidiTown favorite! This is a classy lounge with a well-appointed theater. They have live music in the bar area on the weekends and old and new movies nearly every night of the week. They also have a full lunch and dinner menu. It’s worth the trip
Read my review of this new comedy by clicking here. I do not apologize for loving this movie. I laughed so hard I cried.
Rated PG13 Directed by Jon Favreau Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2.75/5 Word of Warning: Corny, and I’m not talking about the kind that comes on a cob and is delicious with barbecue. I gave “Iron Man” a rating of 4/5, so that should tell my readers a lot about the sequel. “Iron Man 2″
Babies are definitely popular these days, and now they have invaded the theater. You may be looking forward to “Iron Man 2,” but I promise your Mom would rather go to “Babies.” This new documentary, directed by Thomas BalmÃ©s, follows four babies from around the world – San Francisco, Nambia, Tokyo, Mongolia – from birth to their first steps. The cultural differences will be apparent, but so will the similarities
Rated G Directed by Jacque Cluzaud and Jacque Perrin Narrated by Pierce Bronson Heidi’s Illustrious Review: 4.5/5 Word of Warning: No warning. I think everyone, including children, should see this movie. I have had a special bond with the ocean since childhood. In fact, I was born in a Southern Oregon hospital that is perched high on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific. The ocean is something I’ve always loved and
Rated PG13 Directed by Shawn Levy Starring Steve Carell, Tiny Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson Heidi Illustrious Rating: 4/5 Word of Warning: Good clean fun. Reminiscent of a comedy from the late 80s or early 90s, “Date Night” doesn’t rely on the type of “shock comedy” that has become so popular, making this one okay for the older kids, but best for a date night. The Foster
Rated PG13 Directed by Louis Leterrier Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Alexa Davalos, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Jason Flemyng Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3.75/5 Word of Warning: It’s not going to cause you to burst a vessel in your brain from over thinking, but it’s an entertaining flick. This one was made to be 2D and quickly upgraded to 3D when they realized it was so popular. It wasn’t
Rated R Directed by Steve Pink Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Chris Robinson, Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, Crispin Glover Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2.5/5 Word of Warning: This one is rated R for good reason. Mom, you have been warned. The eighties were pretty funny, that is something we can all agree on – hot pink, neon, leg warmers, big bangs, “Red Dawn,” Bow Wow Wow. This movie incorporates