Flashback Friday Feature: Movie Days Gone By

Following a Scenic, Storytelling Path in Wildwood, NJ December 2019

The Holidays of 2010 proved to be Unstoppable, as well as entertaining,  as Gulliver Traveled to a sweet seaside town (near everyone with an imagination). Settling in for a long, movie nap, and being the larger-than-life storyteller he came to be, he enjoyed his time with animated beings, a Nashville singer, morning talk show hosts and a struggling softball player. With the holiday Due Date looming before them all, they all Somewhere found time for shopping, seascape and Santa Claus!

With a picturesque view (hopefully) in sight, please settle in for the latest Trip Back in Movie Time Tour

Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea…Holiday Edition 2010 edition

Meg the Movie Buff Goes to Hollywood

Gulliver’s Travels include a magical visit to an enchanted land, where sand meets sea and the sweet scent of sugar cookies blends smoothly with the soft salt air. The season of Santa Claus and sand-coated sleigh rides is upon us, arriving with an Unstoppable force. Christmas’s Due Date may be December 25th, but in the little seaside town of Wildwood, NJ, the magic and merriment associated with Saint Nick can be found year round. Realizing the enchantment of each Morning(s) Glory provides more glee than any Burlesque show can supply, our cozy cast of characters take in one final film before settling in for a long winter’s nap by the sea.

Before settling in for a holiday movie by the sea, please check your local listings for release date changes.

Evil, blue-skinned alien Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell, opens Nov. 5th) does battle with the honorable but egocentrical hero Metro Man (voice of Brad Pitt) over control of Metro City while envisioning romantic rounds of miniature golf for two with TV reporter Roxanne Ritchie (voice of Tina Fey).

An uptight businessman (Robert Downey, Jr.) takes a nerve-racking drive from Atlanta to L.A. with an annoying, grief-stricken would-be actor (Zach Galifianakis) while stressed he won’t make it in time for the Family Holiday Celebration and the Due Date (opens Nov. 5th) of his first child.

Determined to bask in the Morning Glory (opens Nov. 12th) success and a home with an ocean view provide; an on-the-rise television producer (Rachel McAdams) is given the daunting task of reviving the struggling program Daybreak. She eventually persuades an esteemed former evening newsman (Harrison Ford) to anchor the show alongside a perky host (Diane Keaton).

A runaway train transporting toxic chemicals proves Unstoppable (opens Nov. 12th) as it barrels toward a town innocently attending the Hereford Inlet Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Only an about-to-be unemployed engineer (Denzel Washington) and an inexperienced railroad employee (Chris Pine) have the power to stop it.

At an L.A. Burlesque (opens Nov. 24th) club, the owner (Cher) longs for calming sea breezes as she deals with a hot-tempered leading lady (Kristen Bell) and the eager novice (Christina Aguilera) she’s taken under her musical wing.

Following a nightmarish day, a just-cut professional softball player (Reese Witherspoon) and a businessman (Paul Rudd) accused of shady financial dealings meet on a blind date. Soothed by a romantic seaside sunset, they ultimately ask, How Do You Know (opens Dec. 17th) if it’s really love? Also stars Jack Nicholson.

Gulliver’s Travels (opens Dec. 22nd) begin when a newspaper mailroom clerk (Jack Black) assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle lands in the small but 3-D world of Lilliput, where he speaks of his mysterious, Adventure Pier world while embellishing his own importance. Also stars Jason Segal.

A recently rehabbed Nashville singer (Gwyneth Paltrow) takes a revitalizing spin on a Carousel then re-emerges Country Strong (opens Dec. 22nd) on a comeback tour with the help of her rehab sponsor/struggling singer (Garrett Hedland).

Somewhere (opens Dec. 22nd) in time, a high-living celebrity (Steven Dorf) must change his self-absorbed ways when his estranged daughter (Elle Fanning) arrives, demanding family fun days on the beach.

Proving their True Grit (opens Dec. 25th) surrounded by dusty sand but no redeeming Oceanside, a drunken U.S. Marshal (Jeff Bridges) and a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) are hired by a teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld) to find the man who killed her father.

Possessing True Grit and absolute smarts, our superior cast of Megamind characters knows that no holiday is complete without a festival of meaningful movie days and starry, Santa-seeking nights. Meanwhile, a brisk beach walk and a breezy ocean view continue to keep our Country Strong, as the jolly one himself finally finds his way to town.

How Do You Know the holidays are best spent bundled up by the coastline, our cast of characters ask in unison? Snuggled warmly within their frosty seascape depicting the ultimate snow globe, the answer, they all agree, is as clear as the constellations in the sky…🥤🍿

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