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Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Frozen’ & ‘Philomena’

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"Frozen" (credit: Walt Disney Pictures)

“Frozen” (credit: Walt Disney Pictures)

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl has some suggestions for flicks worth your time over the holidays; some of them may even be award-worthy, too.

KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl:


 
FROZEN (PG)

When it comes to film score and visual effects, the Disney animated film “Frozen” is definitely worth taking the entire family to see. There are great values and messages interlaced throughout this film. You might recognize the voices of Kristen Bell of Gossip Girl fame, as well as Glee’s Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff.



 
Judi Dench & Steve Coogan in “Philomena” (credit: Alex Bailey/The Weinstein Company)

Judi Dench & Steve Coogan in “Philomena” (credit: Alex Bailey/The Weinstein Company)


 
PHILOMENA (PG-13)

“Philomena” is a film that will get Dame Judi Dench an Oscar nomination, but probably not the win. This movie is based on a 2009 investigative book by a BBC correspondent and focuses on the efforts of a mother who wants to find her son who was taken from her when she lived in a convent.


Judi Dench demonstrates how acting can be about focusing on truth and reality.

Other picks include “Nebraska”, which is quite a road-trip, directed by Alexander Payne who gave us “Election” (1999) and “Sideways” (2004). Expect wonderful acting that makes this film authentic and believable.


 

Movies To See Right Now:

Other picks include “Nebraska”, which is quite a road-trip, directed by Alexander Payne who gave us “Election” (1999) and “Sideways” (2004). Expect wonderful acting that makes this film authentic and believable.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” stands on its own, but it certainly helps if you’ve seen the first one. It’s political and is obviously a precursor to another film in the series, but it’s much better than expected.

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You can hear KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl’s movie reviews on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM Fridays at 8:53am & 4:53pm.

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