Before I get into any details I want to give a small warning to all you parents out there. If you take your kids to this movie you aren’t going to see a typical colorful, animal-talking, animated comedy. This is more of an animated musical with a semi-serious tone reminiscent of many classical fairy tales such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.
Bob Wallace: We came up here for the snow. Where’re you keepin’ it?
Emma Allen: Well, we take it in during the day!
Betty Haynes: [singing on the train] I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow.
Review by Elliott
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can finally start preparing for Christmas., which of course means watching classic holiday movies like Elf, Home Alone 2, and It’s a Wonderful Life. I’ve recently(past couple years) added another movie to that esteemed list of must-watch-every-year movies and that would be White Christmas. Continue Reading
I decided to do something a little different with this review. It is our first ever video movie review. I chose Constantine (2005) starring Keanu Reeves. It is a sci-fi/religious fantasy about a man who can see the spirit world and exorcise demons. If you can get past the bad theology and language it is an amazing story. Continue Reading
So I didn’t get a Saturday review up this weekend.
Why? Because Friday’s showing of Catching Fire was all sold out.
Now here at LTBM we have done ‘books to movies’ before. A big part of a sequel for me is that the same person plays a character in each sequel. For me that’s a given. In big roles, like the way Jennifer is played by one girl in Back to the Future and then switches for the next two is annoying, and in smaller roles like Fandral in the two Thor films, as well. I’m a movie buff and faces need to stay
the same. Catching Fire does NOT disappoint. (Now, there’s an absence of Wes Bently, but for reasons that follow true to the book.) Continue Reading
There are many cases where a single A-list actor or actress can carry a movie and make it great. We have plenty of those today. But there is something special about those films which feature a tandem of stars that mesh just perfectly. Whether it be in romance, drama, comedies or action, some pairs just seem made to compliment each other on the big screen. Continue Reading
When I asked the rest of the LTBM crew if they had seen this, only Tres said he had. That didn’t necessarily shock me, but I thought it was a bit more widely known than that. So maybe you’ve never heard of this either! Blast From the Past is a 1999 release staring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone, playing Adam Weber and Eve, respectively. Directed by Hugh Wilson (Police Academy), this movie explores what would happen if a young man raised with 1950’s/60′s American-era values, morals and mannerisms was placed suddenly in modern-day Los Angeles. Continue Reading
It’s always awkward meeting your love interest’s family. When his father is racist and his brother is a narcissistic psychopath, it’s even more so.
After the epicosity of The Avengers, it’s been interesting to watch how the individual heroes are faring. Iron Man 3 was, in my opinion, the best Iron Man film yet. It also reminded us of an undeniable fact: stuff like what happened in New York changes people. Tony Stark will never be the same. Agent Coulson will never be the same either, as we have seen in Agents of SHIELD. The same is true of Thor. Continue Reading
Ender Wiggin – “In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them–”
Valentine Wiggin – “You beat them.”
Ender WIggin – “No, you don’t understand. I destroy them. I make it impossible for them to ever hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don’t exist.”
The last quarter of 2013 is turning out to be an exciting time for us at LTBM. Some of the biggest blockbuster movies of the year are coming out. The movie I’ve been anticipating the most is finally out! If you’ve been following my reviews, you can probably tell that I love movies based off of books. Ender’s Game is a prime example of that. Continue Reading
I decided to do a classic scary movie since it was my turn review a movie just after Halloween. I picked “The Exorcist” because many still hold the view that this is the scariest movie of all time, even though it is forty years old. Continue Reading