Flashback Friday Feature: Movie Days Gone By

A front-row seat to the latest, scenic show in Wildwood, NJ

Signs of Halloween (and Hollywood) abounded in the fall of 2012, from the House at the End of the Street to Hotel Transylvania, where Frankenweenie and his co-stars were Taken 2 scary stories while dreaming about sweet (non-Sinister) seaside days. Happily, The Words within their scripts reveal the secret to perfect autumn days filled with pumpkins, perfect stories and panoramic views.

Hope you enjoy this week’s Flashback in Movie Time Tour while savoring these perfect, pumpkin-filled days…

Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea…September/October 2012 edition

Meg the Movie Buff Goes to Hollywood

Following a Pitch Perfect summer, the sparkling cast is ready for a bountiful autumn along the panoramic coast. They soon reach the ocean-view House at the End of the Street, whose doors have graciously been opened to the celebrity shore lovers who crave nothing more than sunshine and seabreezes. Frankenweenie, whose found bravery and freedom from the dark and dreary Hotel Transylvania, happily spends his time drifting from one lit-up thrill ride to the next. The contented cast, meanwhile, is enjoying a more spacious beach while relishing their time away from the glaring camera. Perched on a sandy Silent Hill: (the all-star cast has a) Revelation (3D) when they realize that the man-made movie sets in Hollywood can’t compare to the bona fide stage of sand and surf found in our little sanctuary by the sea!

Before heading out to the stage set at your neighborhood movie theater, please check your local listings for release date changes…

A writer (Bradley Cooper), who finds serenity and inspiration at the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey but is still at a loss for The Words (opens September 7th), crosses the line between fact and fiction when he commits plagiarism and must suffer the consequences. Also stars Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid.

The House at the End of the Street (opens September 21st) tells a new-in-town mother and daughter (Elizabeth Sue and Jennifer Lawrence) a story about murder, mayhem and the machinations of thrill ride Dante’s Dungeon.

Inside the dark, animated Hotel Transylvania (opens September 21st), Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler) tries to keep his teenage daughter (voice of Selena Gomez), who longs for the bright lights of the Boardwalk, away from a curious outsider (voice of Andy Samberg) who want to take her on a tea ride for two.

Along with the summer conclusion to “Watch the tram car, please comes the End of Watch (opens September 28th) for two LAPD police officers and life-long friends (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) who cross a dangerous cartel.

Two strong-minded moms (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) Won’t Back Down (opens September 28th) from their fight against government rules and regulations as they struggle to provide inner-city public school kids with a decent education and enlightening school trips to the beach.

A retired CIA operative and his wife (Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen) miss the Halloween Parade and Fun Fair when they are Taken 2 (opens October 5th) a far off place in Istanbul by a kidnapper seeking revenge.

Possessing Pitch Perfect (opens October 5th) voices, an all-girls singing group (including Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow) lead the chorus at the Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival.

A true-crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) finds something Sinister (opens October 5th) relating to the family murdered in his new home, leading him and his family on a supernatural journey almost scarier than Morey’s Fears Terror on the Boardwalk.

Frankenweenie (opens October 5th) is alive and monstrous when young Victor Frankenstein (voice of Charlie Tahan), influenced by one too many visits to The Ghost Ship, conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to (animated) life.

High atop a Silent Hill: (a) Revelation (3D) (opens October 26th) has occurred to a girl (Adelaide Clemens) who lives in a strange alternate world following her father’s disappearance and searches for quiet beach days, serene ocean views and an end to lifelong nightmares.

The elite among the Hollywood Gang Won’t Back Down from stealing the ever-present spotlight, initially shunning all those who stand in their self-absorbed, Sinister way. Soothing salt air, however, has quickly tamed their narcissistic manner, and the beautiful people are soon Taken 2 sharing long seawall strolls and serene Carousel rides with both the big and the little celebrities. Thrilled to find their little non-Hollywood haven among the Heavenly stars, the big screen beauties can’t find The Words to express their devotion to all things beach, Boardwalk and blockbuster events occurring throughout town. Surrounded by colorful, sand-tinted leaves, they refuse to follow the End of (the) Watch for seaside days, happily knowing that their time along the coast is just the beginning…

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