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reviewed WALL-E. September 04, 2008
Hello Wall-E!   Yes, hello Wall-E!   It's so nice to see you on the movie screen   You're looking swell Wall-E   We can tell, Wall-E   You'll be going, …
reviewed Chicken Run. December 18, 2008
DVD front
After their huge success with Creature Comforts and the Wallace & Gromit shorts, Nick Park and Peter Lord ventured out into the world of full-length features. Using the same style of animation that …
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
His poems are classic. This witty man could be both irreverent and insightful, silly and soulful. I grew up with this and his other collections of poetry and I intend to pass them on to my children. His …
reviewed The Golden Compass. December 24, 2008
The Golden Compass
WARNING: This review may contain spoilers!      I suppose it's not surprising, what with the current trend of adapting fantasy literature into films, that Philip Pullman's novel The …
reviewed Where the Wild Things Are (movie). February 01, 2010
movie poster
   I know that this movie has been out for a while now but I like waiting to use my five buck card to go and see the show that way if I am disappointed I am not out that much money. So I decided …
reviewed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (mo.... January 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (movie)
   I’ve often said that American animation studios have always stuck to the usual formulas that I feel that they offer little to no surprises to the experienced movie watcher. They do …
reviewed Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Home.... December 22, 2008
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-This review pertains to the 2-disc Masterpiece Edition DVD of Alice in Wonderland-       Early on in Walt Disney's career, he had wanted to tell the story of Alice in …
reviewed The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. June 10, 2009
"You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest …
reviewed The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. January 31, 2010
I still remember all the hype surrounding the first Chronicles of Narnia films, The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen Edition), and for all that hype, for all that …
reviewed Coraline (film). April 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Coraline (movie)
Neil Gaiman is known mostly for his graphic novels and a handful of Children's Literature (not to mention an adult novel or two).  He's all over and has a pretty big cult following.  When he …
reviewed LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. April 01, 2008
Sure, the game looks simple and juvenile, but the grown up in me likes the Star Wars references, easy playability and classic John Williams soundtrack.    This game bundles levels …
reviewed WALL-E. July 24, 2008
...if I had kids, I'd show them this movie if...    ...I wanted my son to learn about manners.  ...I wanted my kids to learn about world conspiracies.   ...I wanted …
reviewed The Wind in the Willows: The Feature .... December 17, 2008
posted in The Family Room
Box Set front
Cosgrove Hall's charming stop-motion animated adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame story is spectacular family entertainment. Originally shown on the BBC in 1983, I was first introduced to the series in …
reviewed Monsters vs. Aliens. May 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Monsters vs. Aliens
 MVA, at first glance seems like a movie that's typically attempting to capitalise on the growing trend of CGI animated "comedies", however, I would personally consider it up there with …
reviewed The Muppet Christmas Carol. December 07, 2009
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Aside from Cinderella, A Christmas Carol may be one of the piece of literature Hollywood relies on the most when they need to put a movie out there.  There are so many adaptations done in so …
reviewed MPAA (Motion Picture Association of A.... November 12, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)
In hindsight the MPAA rating system seemed like a great idea.  In some ways it still is.  Giving movies a ratings is good for parents in terms of making sure some of them know the content that's …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. March 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Dreamworks animation has often been regarded as the “Poor man’s Pixar” since its animated films are more or less a hit or miss. Well, after the sleeper hit "Monsters Vs. Aliens", th …
reviewed Walt Disney. October 16, 2009
posted in People Power
Walt Disney
      Imagination? Fantasy? Magic? Dream? Oh... where should I start? Creation? Oh, yes! CREATION: It all started with the creation of MICKEY MOUSE!!!      …
reviewed Christmas. December 23, 2009
posted in Inspirations
A Christmas Scene
William (Woopak) wrote that the meaning of Christmas is entirely up to you.   What does Christmas mean to anyone or everyone for that matter? To a Christian, the entire world. To a Chinese and …
reviewed Fantastic Mr. Fox (movie). January 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
      When I first saw previews about this film, I was unimpressed. I had read the book a long time ago when I was a child, but I didn't recall anything about the story. So, why …
reviewed Up. March 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Up has certainly reached new heights and depths in the cartoon industry. As a film, it is colorful (remember those balloons?) and full of potentials and possibilities (a flying house, eh? not bad at …
reviewed Princess Bean's Messy World. June 03, 2010
posted in The Family Room
Princess Bean's Messy World
This was a fun Saturday outing, and a great chance to share a story with my daughter that demonstrated a different kind of princess.  The intended message is that you don’t have to look or …
reviewed Despicable Me. July 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Despicable Me
Warning: This Review is about an animated film that is so full of “CUTESY” Elements that it may be necessary to have a ‘hurl bucket’ handy. This review is also filled with ‘CUTE’ …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... November 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Having secured a seat at a local sneak peek premier (all it took was dressing up like Mad Eye Moody!), I had the grand opportunity to check out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I last night.  …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... November 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
So, Harry James Potter finally grows up and the series is coming to a halt? Hmm, not sure if I like that. Harry Potter was not only legendary but he's truly cute and adorable as a child. I know, …
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