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Inkheart : Every story ever written is just waiting to become real.

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This sleeper family hit was much overlooked by the industry when it came out three years ago. It could be the heavy European overtones, or the fact that it was a subject matter that was hard for mainstream Hollywood to grasp at, but Inkheart is a movie that really should not be missed. So, let me tell you a bit about Mortimer Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his family.

Mortimer or “Mo” for short, is what is known as a “silvertongue”. He has a magical ability to bring life to fictional characters and things from books as he reads them. One night, as he was reading the book “Inkheart” to his daughter and wife, his talent came to life, and suddenly his world was turned upside down as two villainous characters known as “Capricorn” (Andy Serkis) and “Basta” (Jamie Foreman) came from the book. The downside of having the abilities of a silvertongue is that if someone comes out a book, someone from this world is drawn back into the book. That night, Mo lost his wife, Resa Folchart (Sienna Guillory) to this magic, and has been searching for this rare book, Inkheart, ever since. Not only did he release Capricorn that night, but another character, Dustfinger (Paul Bettany), an entertainer with the ability to manipulate fire, and a little mischievous ferret with horns, Gwin, as well.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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The year is 1957, a time of the Cold War, anti-communism hysteria, and Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford of Indiana Jones and the Raiders Of The Lost Ark , Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) is on another adventure as he is hauled into Area 51 by KBG agents to find an artifact that is stored in a cavernous warehouse. The team is lead by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett of The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring), a leader in paranormal research for her Socialist empire, as she calls it. There is much mistrust going on when Indy and his companion, ‘Mac’ George Michale (Ray Winstone) ask for gunpowder to lead them to the artifact, as it is highly magnetic, and the powder will lead the way. Once they find the box, Agent Spalko opens it only to find the remains of an alien body. This is no ordinary alien. This is the body of one of the aliens found in Roswell, New Mexico ten years before. Indy was working as a specialist on that case then, but ten years later, he is still very much in the dark about what went on there. More mistrust occurs when Mac turns on him for payment by the KGB, as Mac has amassed some gambling debts the Russians are willing to pay off. There is much bullets and blood and mayhem as Indy makes his escape, and he finds himself in a fake suburban town populated with manniquins. The Howdy Doody show is running on the black and white TV, but that little theme song is drowned out by sirens, and Indy has no time to escape what is coming. He dives into a lead-lined refrigerator, and is thrown from the nuclear test blast that annihilates the fake town. Somehow, he manages to make it back home to Connecticut and is teaching again at Marshall College when Dean Charles Stanforth (Jim Broadbent of The Borrowers) approaches Indy about all the chaos he is causing with the government agencies and the board of regents. The FBI has gotten involved and it has caused such an uproar that in order for Indy to keep his job, the Dean was forced to resign.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is entering his sixth year at Hogwart’s Academy for Witchcraft and Wizardy, and new plans are set in motion as the Dark Lord, Voldemort sends the newest Deatheater, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton of The Borrowers), to get rid of the biggest obstacle that keeps him from taking down Harry. The obstacle is Professor Albus Dumbledore (Micheal Gambon). One night, at a trainstop cafe in Little Winging, Harry makes a date with a lovely dark and exotic young lady, but is taken away by Dumbledore to meet up with a former instructor from Hogwarts, Professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent of The Borrowers). With some searching, they find Slughorn hiding out in a trashed muggle home disguised as a recliner. The Deatheaters are looking for Slughorn because he has information that might be Voldemort’s undoing. Dumbledore promises him the protection of Hogwarts, and Slughorn is taken on as the new potions instructor.

The Borrowers (1997)

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This 1990s family film did not get much push or press, but it is one great movie. Based on the The Borrowers books by Mary Norton, the movie has a very warm 1930s UK look to it, even though the main family of “beings” are American. The Lenders live in a nice suburban house in some city we never learn the name of, which was left to them by Joe Lender’s (Aden Gillett) great aunt. They share the house with a family of Borrowers. Pod (Jim Broadbent), Homily (Celia Imrie), Arrietty (Flora Newbigin), and Peagreen (Tom Felton) Clock are people whom are are about four inches tall, have curly red hair, and “borrow” things from the Lenders to make their tiny lives a bit easier.