Musings From Us Entries For Holiday

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

Hotel Transylvania (2012) Even monsters need a vacation

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Hotel-Transylvania-2015-dvd-coverBack when Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley created these classic gothic monsters to scare us with throughout the ages, they most likely never dreamed we’d love them so much 150 plus years in the future and beyond. Apparently, neither did any of the monsters, because that is why Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) had the Hotel Transylvania built, but that was not the main reason. As humans, and to quote the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, “We don’t like what we don’t understand…” and such was the way we were with monsters during the 19th century, especially in Eastern Europe, which was about the time Dracula and his lovely wife had a sweet little vampire child, Mavis.

Sailor Moon S: The Movie

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sm-sSailor Moon S: The Movie is like a Christmas movie. In this movie, Luna the cat is in love. In the beginning of the movie, Luna was feeling so sick, so she had to go home. On her way home, she almost got hit by a car. So, this young man that Luna in love with saved her. His name is Kakeru. Kakeru took Luna to his home and took care of her. There is a villain trying to destroy Kakeru slowly. This villain name is Princess Snow Kaguya.

She is trying to freeze the earth. Her snow dancers are mean and dangerous. Like guys from Saints Row: The Third, these girls aren’t girls. Well, they are girls really, but there not really good girls. There snow aliens. Snow dancers are aliens used by Princess Snow Kaguya, the snow dancers appears as identical pure-white women in dresses. They don’t talk at all. They sing mostly. Sailor Moon and the others are trying save the Earth, but Princess Snow Kaguya is strong and more powerful. Hell! I think she more powerful than the Jedi! She will freeze them.

Monster House : There Goes The Neighborhood.

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Dreamworks was in full swing back in 2006, cranking out hit after computer animated hit, and this seasonal treat can still give you a good old fashioned kind of scare, and cannot be beat when it comes to great family horror films. This modern classic sits right up there with the Scary Godmother series for great Halloween holiday fun, and even has a retro setting most parents will enjoy and will identify with.

So, here it is, circa early 1980s, in a town that could be anywhere from Maine to Washington state, with crisp red, orange, and golden trees dotting the landscape. The focus of this story is one young teen, DJ (Mitchel Musso), and his obsession with the mysterious house across the street. This old place belongs to what appears to be a crotchety old man named Mr. Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi). This man goes crazy whenever anyone messes with his lawn or comes near his home. From the most innocent little kid on a tricycle to drunken teenagers, no one is immune to his wrath. DJ has been investigating the pattern, and wants to know more about what is happening with that old house across the street. His parents are leaving town for the weekend of Halloween, and now he has his chance to find out more.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.

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Many of us watched those stop-action animation holiday specials on TV back in the 1970s, and we just did not think it could get any better. We looked forward to seeing the Rankin/Bass specials, but none of them could ever have prepared us for a much darker and creepier version that would come out two decades later. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, just floored me the first time I saw it. This was just as computer graphic animation was just getting started, and I had not been able to see the first Toy Story movie before I had seen this. Even now, though the animations seem a little stiff compared to what we see in the latest releases, this movie never seems to stop being enjoyable.

The Polar Express : Journey Beyond Your Imagination

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T’is the season for holiday movies, and there are some that are cute and funny, and some that don’t quite make the grade, and some of them can climb a grade so steep, it’s a wonder that we can ever come down from the experience. So, as the Yuletide season comes before us, it is time for Musings to give The Polar Express a second look.

Set in the mid-20th century, a young boy (voice-actor Tom Hanks) of about maybe ten or eleven years is doubting the existence of St. Nickolas. There is much information out there to dissuade him. The headlines from the local papers, the reference books that say the arctic is frigid and devoid of life (which we know is untrue!). The boy, whose name we never really learn, is really doubting his beliefs this season. He hears things outside, in the house, and is hoping to be proven wrong. He gets up, sees the milk and cookies are still out, then goes back to bed, about to give up hope. His parents check on him, and to them, he is out like a light, and they think not even a speeding express train could wake him.