Musings From Us Entries For Family

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies / Family that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve

This entry was posted in DVD, Videos & Movies, Family, Music by Cleave on

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts Of Christmas EveOne of the most wonderful Christmas special videos ever made for music. It will warm your heart and make you cry it is that touching and beautiful to watch and listen to. It doesn’t matter if you are Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Jewish, Buddhist, Shinto or whatever – You WILL love this film and want to watch it again and again. I don’t care how much you say you don’t cry at the sentimental stuff you will cry watching this one. It had me in tears within the first 5 minutes of the video.

It is amazing how TSO, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, weaves their music into a story. Anyone who has listened to their album Christmas Eve and Other Stories will know exactly what I mean about a story. The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve uses music from their first 2 Christmas albums and tells a tale about a run away that is down on her luck and has no place to go. She wants to go home but is afraid of what her parents might say or do. She finds an old abandoned theater and crawls into it to get out of the cold. This is where the real story starts to take place.

Review : Kiki’s Delivery Service

This entry was posted in Anime, DVD, Videos & Movies, Family by Cleave on

Studio Ghibli Studio Kiki's Delivery ServiceThere are many types of films that I like and I love to go back and see ones I have seen before. Of those that I never mind seeing again and again is that of Kiki’s Delivery Service from Studio Ghibli. It is an Japanese animated fantasy film produced, written, and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki really knows how to inspire an audience to get fully invested and involved with a film, even if I didn’t like Lupin The Third. He is truly a master of animation and does things more by hand then by computer production. His attention to detail is what truly brings his films alive.

Review: How To Train Your Dragon

This entry was posted in Action, Anime, DVD, Videos & Movies, Family, Fantasy by Cleave on

How To Train Your DragonI just finished watching How To Train Your Dragon and the accompanying DVD Legend Of The BoneKnapper Dragon. Let me tell you, if you get a chance to see them you are in for a wild ride that you will want to ride again and again. I laughed, I cried, at times I was on the edge of my seat in suspense. This film has it all and you are sure to be entertained. Even better it is a movie that the whole family can watch together. If you do watch it with your family you won’t have to worry about them seeing you cry because they will be crying right along with you.

Review: Jackie Chan – Around The World In 80 Days From Walt Disney Pictures

This entry was posted in Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family by Cleave on

Around The World In 80 DaysJackie Chan starred in the Walt Disney classic Around The World In 80 Days. This is by far one of the best Around The World In 80 Days films to date. At least that is what I feel. It gives so much more to the characters and they are not dry or dull like in previous incarnations of films with the same name. If Jules Verne saw this version I think that he would instantly fall in love with it. This one is definitely a family classic that will be enjoyed by generations to come.

With that said, I would have to rate Arnold Schwarzenegger’s portrayal of Prince Hapi as a scene that would have been better off left on the cutting room floor. The guy is a great actor in his own right, but as this one character it just didn’t work right. It seemed forced and thrown in at the last minute to boost ratings or something. Remember, that is my opinion and may not be what actually happened, it just feels that way.

Review: The Karate Kid 1984

This entry was posted in Action, Family, Sports by Cleave on

The Karate Kid staring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. It is one hell of a film and I am glad to hear that they have cast Jackie Chan as the next instructor for The Karate Kid. Pats performance in all of the Katate Kid films is just fantastic. He portrays a war hero from WWII who won the Medal Of Honor for fighting for the United States against Germany. That is just a bit of his back story. Much much more is explained about him past in successful films, but since this review is about the one film, I will leave here only what is known from the first film.