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Ok so I was at the bookstore today…browsing movie magazines, and I stumbled upon this small section in a DVD magazine…dedicated to readers collection of DVDs…where readers get to boast the huge collection they have …with pictures and all. And wow…the collection they feature was huge…This guy had like close to 3000 DVD…Wow. And of course he doesn’t have the biggest…Some other guy has like close to 14000 DVDs. Lets do a calculation. How much do I need to get myself 14000 DVD assuming each costs at least $25….14000×25=350000…again Wow.Thats a lot of money. Haha…If only I have that much…my collection is pretty pathetic…not worth mentioning…Then again why would I want 14000 DVDs…other then…to show it off in a magazine…I’d want only the good ones…the ones I actually like…the ones I can watch over and over again…thats maybe like a 1000 at most. 🙂 or maybe a lot less.

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The Golden Compass

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View trailer here. Ok…I kinda like the poster. The icy blue shades…kinda makes you think its a Snow Queen movie of some sort…and the huge polar bear reminds of those polar bears in Chronicles of Narnia. The trailer…hmm didn’t really like it…again looks too much like Narnia…from the colours…the effects…even how the animal looks like…Neither can I really get what the movie is about…and from my perspective…it looks all too similar to Narnia. Sure the poster and trailer looks pretty and all…but overall it doesn’t really grab me.

Becoming Jane

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View the trailers here and here. Ok I love period/costume dramas. I love the effort trying to keep the language/settings/costumes true to the era. And I’m really looking forward to this. I like the trailers and all. The scenes look pretty…of course it definitely reminds me of Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice…I hope its as good.

Enchanted

View the trailer here. The trailer is out…but not the poster…thats weird. Haha…this film looks cute. The trailer starts off like the typical old fashion Disney fairytale with the whole singing thing… suddenly we see the princess being push into the fountain…and drops right into the real world…then she goes around New York looking for a way to get home to her prince…and ta da …she bumps into McDreamy. You know what I’m interested…seems like a fun comedy watch…How will a fairytale princess survive in the real world…

I Know Who Killed Me

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View the trailer here. Hmm the blue glowing flower…it does look mysterious…with the blood dripping off it at the bottom…but other than that I don’t get the significance of the flower…what does it suppose to mean? This must be Lindsay Lohan’s first thriller right? The trailer is so so…has the typical trailer of a thriller look. First we meets Aubrey…then she goes missing…and when she’s found…it isn’t really Aubrey…its Dakota…a girl who looks like Aubrey ( Lindsay back to her Parent Trap days playing twins?)…Are they really twins? Different people? Or is the case of a split personality? I’m keen to watch this. I wanna know what happens. If I have to make a guess here…I think its the split personality thing.

Bratz

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View the trailer here. Another poster out. Now we get to see part of their face. The trailer is ok I guess for teenagers. We see some pretty girls wearing some pretty clothes…talking about being BFF (I hate the stupid BFF things)…Then we meet a mean girl who shows them the cliques ( like in Mean Girls isn’t it) at school and wants to seperate them (aww…what a major disaster)…somewhere along they do join the cliques and weren’t BFFs anymore…One day all being stuck at detention…they reunite believing that they should all be themselves and BFFs again…or something like that. Frankly I’m not really interested in this little flick…but I might just watch it…just to see how bad it could be…cause it does look a little crappy. Now I’m wondering when are they going to make a live action movie of Barbie.

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I’ve never read or seen the play which was written by JM Barrie. What I know of Peter Pan is based on the Disney movie which I saw ages ago and that Hook movie where Robin Williams play the adult Peter Pan…yes go figure. So I do know the basic storyline. Wendy the girl on the verge of womanhood who has been told by her parents to grow up. Peter , the boy who never grows up. Peter listening to Wendy’s stories and taking her and her brothers away to Neverland. Then there’s the Lost Boys and of course Captain Hook…yes I do know the basic. Have to say though that even as a child Peter Pan just wasn’t the story that I was really particularly interested off or fascinated by.

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But I am really really glad to have finally decided to watch this movie four years after its theatrical release. This movie was fantastic. It was magical. I loved the fact they used pretty much relative unknowns to play the lead of Peter and Wendy…and they truly were their part and there was great chemistry between the leads too. Jeremy’s Peter was brash, cocky, charming, brave and mischievous…He was the boy who never grew up. And boy did he really flew…Must be hard on his part doing all those stunts. And then there’s Wendy the girl who captured Peter’s attention and ours too. Rachel’s Wendy was sweet, innocent, wide eyed with curiosity, brave, adventurous, maternal and extremely mature with the inevitable fact that in the end they all had to go home and grow up.

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The story itself was great with all its symbolism and was told in such a charming manner. You know what… I also thought the set was pretty cool too. From Captain Hook’s ship to the Lost Boys’cave to the forests of Neverland…it looks like the ultimate playground for the children who never grow up. Wish you could explore and fly too don’t you? Honestly I never thought I would enjoy or like the movie as I did…I finally get why the story of Peter Pan appealed to a lot of people. By the end of it…I wanted to be 12 again too. I mean I’d rather be 12 and hate the idea of growing than actually be a grown up.

I loved it. I found the movie truly magical. Great fun for kids and the whole family. I would definitely recommend this movie.

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Aquamarine (2006)

Two teenage girls discover a mermaid, Aquamarine, in their pool. And when the mermaid falls in love with the lifeguard…they help her to win his heart.

This movie got a 3+ rating on imdb…come on….it wasn’t that horrible…it was fairly entertaining…it was cute I thought…and its target audience…tween girls… should like it…right?…Even I liked it. It was cheery…cute…sweet and fun film about growing up and friendship. I mean sure it was a tiny bit cheesy at times…but it’s a kids movie…one can’t really expect that much. And hey it wasn’t all that predictable right…you would have thought they all get their wish…The only thing I pretty much didn’t like was their vision of a mermaid…they went a tad overboard…with the forming legs on land…turning back to tails at night…fingernails changing colour…having great fashion sense…and starfish giving complements…could have made a simpler mermaid (something like Ariel)…I know it kinda sounds bad…especially since the movie is about the mermaid…But really…as a whole…the movie is ok…Girls will definitely like it.
Oh one question I have…when the girls went shopping…I noticed a Giordano (see picture above) shopping bag…I wasn’t aware that they have stores in the US…do they? I’m curious…or issit just plain advertising?

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Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

Admiral Frank Beardsley runs the Coast Guard Academy. He is also a widower with eight children and runs his family like the academy. Helen North on the other hand is a free spirited bag designer with ten children…most of them adopted. During a high school reunion, Frank and Helen, who as it turns out were high school sweethearts, are reunited and almost immediately fall in love all over again. Soon they are married. How do you bring together two families with a total of 18 kids to live together under one roof. Will it be chaos?

Yours, Mine and Ours is actually a remake of the original 1968 version starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda as the two leads. I have actually watched the original movie and really really like it. It was a fun and funny family film. I loved seeing how things worked in the 60’s…and how they dressed too. And with 18 kids…it was fun seeing how the family get through the typical family stuff like preparing breakfast and getting ready for school/work…Then there was the scene where they were buying groceries…how many loaves of bread did they buy???

Anyway…so I was kinda apprehensive when I heard that they were making a remake…most remakes a couple steps down from the original. Any how…I still decided to watch this one…just to see how bad it could be…And surprisingly…I didn’t find it horribly bad. I actually enjoyed watching it. I mean seriously I thought it was much much better than the Cheaper by the Dozen remakes…I found them annoying…ok maybe…that’s attributed to Hilary Duff’s character’s constant whining…actually all the children were whiny. And I also found Yours, Mine and Ours to have less cringe worthy scenes…compared to Cheaper by the Dozen.

But don’t be mistaken…this movie does have several flaws…or more like stuff that I didn’t like. I’d much prefer if they stick more to the original storyline…where…Helen North was not a free spirited hippie type…who loves mess and adopted a bunch of kids. And I have no idea…why today’s made for family flick loves mess…there was the eating breakfast mess…the painting mess…oh and the shopping mess…where the twins got on the lifting machine…I mean seriously those scenes were not funny…I can’t remember the original having any of that stuff…and of course we all know…the original was much better…Maybe its time people stick to the old formula?

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