Hocus Pocus

Okay…this is probably the best movie ever! I absolutely LOVE it! It stars Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, Kathy Najimi as Mary Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Omri Katz as Max Dennison, Thora Birch as Dani Dennison, & Vinessa Shaw as Allison. So I pretty much know every line by heart! It starts out in 1693 in a small village. Winnie, Mary, & Sarah are witches. They plan to force every child to drink this potion they made. It causes the child’s “life force” to be released. They inhale the force & become younger. Emily Binx is their first victim. They try to catch her big brother Thackery but instead of taking his life force they change him into a black cat. The witches are hanged but before they die, Winnie casts a spell that will bring them back to life if a virgin lights the black flame candle. After the witches are hanged, it goes to 1993 (300 years later). Max, Dani, & Allison snoop around the old Sanderson house as curious kids do. Max lights the candle & BAM! the wiches are back. The rest of the movie is about the 3 kids trying to kill the witches again before they can get their hands on more children to “suck the life out of”. It’s such a funny movie! I recommend this movie to anyone who likes comedy. It’s rated PG & there are a few cuss words…5 or 6 maybe. The witches may seem scary as well. Hope you all enjoy this movie as much as I do! Oh yeah…almost every time I hang out with Patty, we watch this movie! We love it!

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Nim’s Island

This movie is rated PG. It stars Abigail Breslin as Nim Rusoe, Gerard Butler as Jack Rusoe and Alex Rover, & Jodie Foster as Alexandra Rover. I absolutely loved this movie! It was funny, dramatic, & not as childish as I thought it was going to be. I enjoyed it very much! It’s about this girl (Nim) & her dad (Jack) who live on an island alone. Don’t worry, a supply ship brings them the essentials! It’s kept a secret from everyone except the ship’s crew…until Nim needs help from Alexandra. Nim is in love with books about Alex Rover. He’s adventurous & very much like Nim…which I believe is the reason she loves the books! She gets a surprise when the writer whose name is Alex Rover is actually a woman! Alexandra is quite the germaphobe & hates to leave her apartment! When Nim is in trouble she does however leave & finds Nim on her island. Jack gets lost at sea & from there I can’t really go into detail unless I want to give stuff away. I recommend this movie to all ages! It’s a great family movie with a great message!

Horton Hears A Who

3955.jpgI have to admit that I went to see this movie without a child so I’m sure I got some weird looks from people. Anyway, I thought this was such a cute movie! It stars Jim Carey as Horton, Steve Carell as Mayor McDodd, Seth Rogen as Morton, Carol Burnett as Kangaroo, Will Arnett as Vlad, Dan Fogler as Councilman, Josh Flitter as Rudy, Charles Osgood as Narrator, & Jesse McCartney as JoJo. This is a story about an elephant who hears voices coming from a speck of pollen. He traps the speck on a clover & talks to the Whos pretty often throughout the movie. I don’t want to give anything away but it ends so right! I recommend this movie to anyone who’s a fan of Seuss’ work or anyone with young children. It was such a light & heartwarming story that took me back to my childhood! I loved it!

The Lords of Dogtown

lodt8.jpgI reviewed the documentary that sparked this movie & now I’m going to review the movie. It’s rated PG-13 for language, teen drinking & smoking, & dramatic elements. It stars Emile Hirsch as Jay “Jay Boy” Adams, Victor Rasuk as Tony “Mad Dog” Alva, John Robinson as Stacy Peralta, & Heath Ledger as Skip Engblom. If you read my review of the documentary, you understand that this movie is about the spark of skateboarding as a true sport. It is such a great film! I loved how Stacy Peralta wrote in real incidences to make the film seem more realistic. Some elements are different than explained in the documentary but that’s expected. He had to change up some of the names in the film & I’m not sure why. I was pleased to see the actors they picked to play Jay, Tony, & Stacy had lots of similarities to the real people! The facial expressions, the way the actors held their mouths, the voices, it was all just too real! I recommend this movie to anyone who saw the documentary & who love skateboarding or surfing.

High School Musical 2

3535.jpgWho’s surprised that there’s a sequel?!…not me! The first movie was such a hit that they decided to make another. It stars the same people but the setting is a bit different. Instead of a high school, the kids are all employees at a country club owned by Ryan & Sharpay’s parents. The whole movie is about the kids fighting over Troy becoming a different person, Troy & Gabriella breaking up, & then getting back together. Of course there are a ton of musical numbers…hence it’s name. They are definitely a bit more upbeat & have some meaning to them. They all get stuck in my head too easily! The wardrobe is a bit more “risque”…it’s kind of excusable since it is a summer setting. I actually prefer the second to the first. The story seems more original & it flows somewhat better than the first. It is funny & it brought out the child in me! I recommend this to anyone who saw the first one & whoever is a fan of the stars. Disney has once again created a cult classic with this series…by the way I hear there’s going to be a third one! Can’t wait to see it & review it!

High School Musical

hsm1.jpgOkay…I know what you’re thinking…the biggest cliche of a musical ever! Wrong! It’s like the new Grease…I’m serious! I have to admit that I actually kinda love these movies! I enjoy the songs and the hilariously stupid comedy styles they use. These movies also keep little girls I babysit occupied so I love them for that too! It stars Zac Efron as Troy, Vanessa (Anne) Hudgens as Gabriella, Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay, Lucas Grabeel as Ryan, Corbin Bleu as Chad, & Monique Coleman as Taylor. It’s a very pop, peppy musical about 2 high school kids who meet at a New Years party & fall “in love”. They eventually meet up at a high school in New Mexico…having no idea the other attended school there. The whole movie revolves around these six kids and their groups of friends competing to be in the winter musicale…as the drama teacher calls it. The songs are catchy, the acting is surprisingly good, and the story is captivating. I recommend this movie to fans of the Disney Channel & any of the stars of the movie. I think parents will enjoy this movie too!

P.S. I Love You

p-s-i-love-you-poster-0.jpgThis movie is rated PG-13 for language & some “mature” content. It stars Hilary Swank as Holly, Gerard Butler as Gerry (Holly’s husband), Lisa Kudrow as Denise, Harry Connick Jr. as Daniel, Gina Gershon as Sharon, and Kathy Bates as Patricia (Holly’s mom). This was a good movie overall. It was a bit long, but it almost had to be for the story to pan out well. The actors seemed to connect very well together. There were some hilarious scenes and some tear-jerkers as well. Holly and Gerry have been married for quite some time & they both want children, but aren’t sure if they can handle everything according to their lifestyles. They have their argument then make up…all before the credits start to roll. When the credits end, it cuts to a bar where a funeral is being held. There’s Irish folk songs playing in the background & people standing around being sad. You see that it’s Gerry’s funeral they are attending. He was Irish…he & Holly met in Ireland. He knew he was going to die of cancer, so he wrote letters to Holly before he died. He arranged to have them delivered to her at different times throughout a year knowing it would be hard for her to get over him. The whole movie revolves around those letters. Gerry tells Holly things to do in those letters & she’s supposed to do them…without objection. She eventually travels to Ireland & from there I can’t tell anything because it could ruin the movie for you. I recommend this movie to any chick-flick loving person…female or male ( I know there are some men out there whose wives will make them see it), but please be over 13 when you see it…it gets a tad inappropriate at times.