Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you again for you kind comments!! They do make ones day more bright and cheery!! I hope I am getting the hand of the Comment thing and that it is easy to use for everyone!
There have been quite a few films I wanted to mention - some good and some not so good. There are three new films out on DVD and one that is a couple of years old also in DVD that I think are worth a look....
The first up is the oldest film - "The Nutcracker - the Untold Story - 2009 - the original title was "The Nutcracker in 3d" - but since I think 3D is once again a silly fad like it was in the 50's I waited to see it on DVD and much prefer it that way. Although it was a critical and financial failure when it was released....
.......I really enjoyed this version of the story - it is NOT and I repeat NOT the ballet version - although there are musical allusions to Tchaikovsky throughout the film - and there are musical numbers in the film, do not expect the annual Christmas version in this film. Here is the Official trailer...
Don't get me wrong I love the Tchaikovsky ballet version of the story - one has to remember that the story of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" was originally written by ETA Hoffman in 1816 - and that this is just another interpretation of the story.
A newer film I saw recently was "The Hunger Games" - 2012 -
This is a film I avoided and really was not very interested in seeing... but all the hype and what not got me to thinking I should probably give it a chance. I got it from Netflix and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this film - although there are moments of the "not so nice" and a bit of the expected bloodshed, I did find the manipulation of the public by the media very much a contemporary theme and something to think about. I have not read the books so I do not know how close to the story they kept, but have read that it is a good movie version with not too much left out. I am eagerly awaiting the second and third instalment of the films. Here is the official trailer.
The third film is "Wrath of the Titans" - 2012 - I was really anticipating this film after seeing "Clash of the Titan's" a few months back.
This is another film that did give all that I had expected - lots of CGI and myths come to life kind of stuff - I liked the whole adventure theme of the film. Here's the Official trailer...
The final film for today I saw last night... "Dr Suess' The Lorax" - 2012 -
This is a film that I was looking forward to ever since I heard about it going into production. The story comes from one of my favorite books as a child "nature vs big business"... Although the movie expanded the story to include a host of extra characters and a few musical numbers it was a good effort and a film I enjoyed. Here is the Official trailer..
I enjoyed these films and would recommend them as worth a look - all are available on DVD.
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!