Kids have been believing in legendary immortal beings for centuries, but when an evil spirit is out to crush those feelings, it is time for them all to call on their strengths to make sure the kids don’t stop believing. First, a little history. Jack Frost (Chris Pine) wakes up from what looks to be a drowning in a frozen pond. When he comes to, he suddenly has lots of energy, but no memory of whom he is, except for the name, which was given to him by The Man in the Moon, and the fact that he can wreak havoc with wild winter fun for kids by bending ice and snow to his whim. You see is now a Guardian, one of the immortal souls that keeps the hopes and dreams of children alive, whether it be on a seasonal or even a nightly basis. Along with Jack are North (Alec Baldwin), but he goes by many different names around the globe, such as Santa Claus, and there is Bunny (Hugh Jackman), a master of underground stealth when it comes to spring tidings. Also, there is Tooth (Isla Fisher) a fairy that gives cash for bicuspids, that runs a nightly operation and over sees thousands of other, minor fairies as they search for lost teeth. Another immortal that does his job nightly is Sandy, the server of childhood dreams. All their work is being undermined by an evil spirit, Pitch (Jude Law), Also known as The Boogeyman, and Jack is focusing his strength on the town of Burgess and one kid that keeps on believing in the legends, no matter what. That kid is Jamie Bennet (Dakota Goyo). Read more...(652 words, 117 images, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
At first glance you would think that this film would be rather boring if you had not seen the trailers but it is anything but boring. You have strong believable visuals with a blending of the real and CGI to give you an experience like none other. You can almost feel the battles that you see on the screen and almost smell the oil and metal that is being pulverized by these metal giants. The film draws you in and leave you in tears at the end as you cheer for the little junk yard ‘bot. Read more...(993 words, 220 images, estimated 3:58 mins reading time)
As the tag in the title says, this film will get your toes and fingers tapping as you are watching the film. While Musings has reviewed this film before it deserves a revisit not only because it is a different reviewer but it just really is that good of a film. We get to see the journey of discovery by a loveable little fuzz ball of a penguin named Mumbles and how it is that he is able to save his entire race from starvation and death. It is a film that will move your heart and might even bring a tear to your eye but in the end you are going to be feeling good about yourself and those around you. It really that powerful a movie that will stick with you for a very VERY long time. Read more...(834 words, 112 images, estimated 3:20 mins reading time)
This piece of fictional history follows the never-ending lifetime of most everyone’s favourite X-Man, Wolverine, but in this we meet him first as a 12 year old boy know as James Logan. The year is 1845, and James is being visited by his friend, Victor Creed. This is taking place in the NW Territories of Canada, where James’ father works as a local doctor. As James and Victor are having their visit, they hear shouting and gunshots downstairs. Victor’s father has come over, and he is not calling for Victor, but for James’ mother. After James’ father is shot, he learns that he is Victor’s half-brother, and this leads them down a path working as mercenaries through many wars over the last one hundred fifty years. These are the mutants that will later become Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Sabertooth (Liev Schriber). Read more...(539 words, 97 images, estimated 2:09 mins reading time)
Back in the late 1980s and early 90s there was a big trend in romantic books with sci-fi themes coming out. Well, just like movies, book trends come and go. Now we are seeing vampires as the the big draw, but who knows what might be the next big thing? James Mangold decided to take one of those great tales from the 80s/90s and bring it to the big screen in 2001, hence the bad fashions and weed-whacker haircuts you’ll see on the screen, but the story itself is lots of fun, and not too serious. It’s just the breath of fresh air you might need after a crazy week of work.
At the beginning of the film, we see Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber) as he is going around New York in the 1870s. Things look very brownstone, and the Brooklyn Bridge is in the process of being built. While he is at a reception at the bridge, he takes pictures with a tiny, very 21st century camera. He laughs every time the bridge designer refers to the great walkway at an “erection”. This irks another man in the crowd, Leopold (Hugh Jackman), a British nobleman whom has come to New York to find a rich bride to save his family’s name and fortune. Read more...(746 words, 100 images, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)