My daughter enjoyed the animated feature film Alpha And Omega. She spoke highly of it, and I was surprised. I didn’t think she’d like a film where main characters have unorthodox names, relating to Mythology.
Completely based on the family animated feature film Alpha And Omega, this brand-new wilderness adventure introduces us to Kate and Humphrey's new cubs and reminds us about the importance of family – definitely a film for the whole family.
With that, I am holding a giveaway for Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure DVD. You can enter by posting your name and writing in your email address. I will pick the winner around Thanksgiving.
Experiencing F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece "The Great Gatsby" through the lens of Baz Luhrmann satisfied my early youthful desire to understand the metaphors of the legendary wordsmith. The haunting American tale of a Midwestern writer (Toby Maguire) who moves to New York and becomes entangled in the life of his captivating, wealthy neighbor (Leonardo DiCaprio) arrived onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download this week from Warner Bros.
In a gripping cinematic tale of life in the all too decadent leisure class, Luhrmann know for his brilliant visions of storytelling, as witnessed in Moulin Rouge! and Romeo Juliet, and from a screenplay by Craig Pearce the film stars DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Maguire as Nick Carraway, along with Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker.
The movie begins with the would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. We follow as he chases his own American Dream. Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan.
Nick’s geographical living situation draws him into the captivating world of the leisure class, aka super-rich. Sure, they have their illusions, loves and deceits. But Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and some disquieting viewers or ad agencies might remark the move holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Alas! It only reminds us of our vulnerability at living on the edge of disaster, similar to the times of 1929s.
A teacher or student of literature is advised to watch this movie after reading Fitzgerald’s tale because the director and screenwriter offer visuals that are so enlightening when we recall the author’s prose we are enchanted even more at the brilliance the famed writer.
We have many heroes in sports history. Each one has a story that enlightens our way of thinking as an individual and collective. The movie 42 is a tale of two sports heroes - the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey – whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing not only the game of baseball but all professional sports.
The movie begins in 1946; Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line.
Tightly directed by Brian Thomas Helgeland, noted for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential, Mystic River, Ford and Boseman performances are brilliant. I’d love to see Ford get nominated for an Oscar.
But the deal started a rumble that turned into an earthquake putting put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes.
Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking – ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics and paving the way for others to follow.
Racsim still hits the headlines today. With that, we can learn from this movie about racism, tolerance and the willingness to let man or woman be free to live the life they’ve dreamed to live without incident.
I have been interested in Cloud Atlas since I heard that the Wachowski brothers (Matrix) were going to direct a story about past lives. When I saw the movie’s footage and movie trailers I became even more fascinated and excited to see the movie. However, when I saw the movie on DVD (Warner Bros.) this last week I was quite bored to say the least. I'm sorry to say that because I wanted the movie to be great. The movie is based on the book of the same name by David Mitchell
Iron Man 3 is coming. As the third installment of Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds once again? When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man
Christmas is the time of year to reflect on stories about miracles. A particular Christmas gem is the deluxe edition of the unforgettable story about the true meaning of Christmas: The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow. Originally a critically-acclaimed 1975 television Christmas special produced in stop-motion by Rankin-Bass (Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer ;Frosty the Snowman), it has been fully remastered and released on DVD
They’re at it again! Teamed up with Capitol/EMI, Alvin and the Chipmunks are back with a festive new collection of favorites for the holidays! Released October 9th, Chipmunks Christmas is an 18-track CD and digital collection including their most-loved classics for the holiday season, including “The Chipmunk Song” by Ross Badgasarian, Sr., a perennial favorite since 1958. Also in this cheery collection are “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” the children’s classic “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” and many other timeless holiday favorites
Jack Reacher was previously titled One Shot. The Tom Cruise movie will arrive this holiday season. Adapted from the 2005 novel One Shot by Lee Child is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Robert Duvall also stars with Cruise. The movie was filmed entirely on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania