We have seen some movies about characters from parallel worlds coming to our own before, but this the first one to use the classic animated fairytale world. Sure there was The Purple Rose of Cairo, back in the 80s which featured an adventurer from a 1930s movie serial, and a similar mini-series, The Tenth Kingdom, brought characters from a fairytale land to New York, as what has happened in Enchanted. Even Tin Man brought people over from Oz to collect the story’s main protagonist. Those two stories were far more serious and a bit more mature than this one. Hey, it’s a Disney family movie, and it brings the two classic Disney formulas together beautifully! Read more...(771 words, 102 images, estimated 3:05 mins reading time)
Eiffelites (eye’ ful eyetz) – n. Gangly people sitting in front of you at the movies who, no matter what direction you lean in, follow suit.
So, you are wanting to take in a hot, new movie in a frigidly cooled, air-conditioned theatre to beat the heat this summer. So you take your cash, debit card, whatever legal tender you carry, and hit the Multiplex down the street to see that great new, action-packed fantasy adventure or romantic comedy, and you find the best seat in the house, until…
Eiffelites invade your viewing space. They tend to sit right in front of you, and since this is not stadium seating, you are going to have to take your chances on some good entertainment, because they are going to follow your every move. Somehow, they manage to do this without even knowing that you are moving back and forth to see past them. There goes your cooled-off Saturday afternoon! You are wanting your money back so you can put it in your gas tank and head to a beach/creek/pool/lake, because the movie is now a bust due to bad theatre design. The theatre management is unlikely to give back your money because of eiffelites, so just try to enjoy the rest of the movie, at least those parts you can actually see. Read more...(235 words, 1 image, estimated 56 secs reading time)
A fun romantic comedy that involves hot butts in the air that are covered in tights and on the ice. This film is all about the ups and downs of the world of skating, notably the world of pairs figure skating. Even though this is most definitely a chick flick is is still great for the guys with all the hot skaters in all those mini skirts. So this film has it for the women with the budding romance and self discover and for the guys you get legs and butt in your face and even some sports action thrown in for good measure. This is a film that is excellent for couples to share together. Read more...(635 words, 54 images, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
This rendition of a movie classic is funny, sadistic and totally fun to watch. We get to see The Devil in all HER glory as she tries to take the soul of a love struck geek Elliot. He has 7 wishes to make all his dreams come true and The Devil is sure to make sure that his life is interesting to say the least. While this might not be the best film from Brendan Fraser it will make you lave non the less. We get to see just how bad a life can be screwed up when we let someone else take care of our dreams and wishes. It will be a film that you will come back to every now and then for a romantic comedy fix. Read more...(481 words, 51 images, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
Aside from the strong language, this romantic comedy is really cute, and is one I come back to time and again. Marcy Tizard (Janeane Garofalo) is a cynical campaign worker for Senator John McGlory (Jay O. Sanders), an incumbent running for reelection in Boston. The Senator is a good man, but he has had problems sticking to certain issues in the past, and these little mini-scandals are coming to bite him during this election season. Since Boston has such a heavy Irish population, the senator’s slick campaign manager, Nick (Denis Leary) is looking to play up the Irish ethnic factor of the senator’s roots. They send Marcy to Ballinagra, supposedly the town in Ireland where the McGlorys came from in the 1930s. What Marcy does not know about about Ballinagra is that she has come to the town during the week of the annual Matchmaking Festival, and the town is in chaos from all the people coming in from all over the world trying to get the ultimate hook-up. Read more...(468 words, 56 images, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)