What Do You Need To Watch Blu-ray 3D?

Do you have questions about blu-ray 3D like what do you need to watch blu-ray 3D or whether or not your current blu-ray player will play 3D blu-ray movies? If you are looking for a bit of the most basic of information about this technology, you might enjoy a visit to my page What Will You Need To Watch Blu-ray 3D Movies At Home where I have tried to share some of the basic information about watching this new technology.

Meanwhile, the most basic information you need to know about the new 3D technology is that there are four main items that you need in order to view 3D blu-ray movies at home: 
  1. A blu-ray capable HDTV
  2. A 3D blu-ray player
  3. Special 3D glasses
  4. Blu-ray 3D movies.
Without the first two pieces of electronic equipment and the glasses, there is simply no way to view the final item on your television at home.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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What Will You Need To Watch Blu-ray 3D Movies At Home?

Johnny Depp 2011 Calendar ~~ It's Sizzlin'

Yowsa...have you seen the Johnny Depp 2011 calendar? Actually, I should say calendars for dear Johnny is popular enough to have inspired the creation of not one but at least four calendars this year...I'm featuring my favorite here but if you're curious, check out The Calendar Guy's selection of Johnny Depp calendars.

If you were to pick a Johnny Depp calendar, which movies or versions of Johnny would it have to include?  I'm not so keen on the costumed pictures although I loved those movies, too.  I guess I'd rather be able to see the real Johnny. How about you?

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Click here to order this Johnny Depp 2011 calendar from Amazon or just to check out a few more of the photos.
Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in THE TOURIST 2010 Movie


The Magic of Flight Blu-ray

Imax's The Magic of Flight blu-ray placed seventh on my list of the best Imax blu-ray movies in 2008. It is an exciting albeit short journey into the world of flight, which reportedly costs a fortune to film. An early entry into the field of blu-ray documentaries, it is still considered stunning, especially for those interested in the magic of flight.

There are a number of Imax blu-ray documentary films available. You might also consider Fighter Pilot- Operation Red Flag  or Straight Up: Helicopters in Action.



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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Link:

Imax The Magic of Flight Blu-ray Movie Review
Click here to order your copy of The Magic of Flight on blu-ray from Amazon.

Aircraft Carrier Movies and Documentaries on Blu-ray and DVD

Today I discovered a new page dedicated to aircraft carrier documentaries.  If you're interested in aircraft carriers or maybe even if you have someone working on an aircraft carrier, you should check out Stargazer00's list.

Of course, I went a bit farther and looked to see what aircraft movies or documentaries are available on blu-ray.  I found just two movies and they are definitely movies, not documentaries.

The first movie is The Final Countdown with Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen and James Farentino. Blu-ray.com says, it "combines action, adventure, and sci-fi elements with a deep philosophical and moral discussion that never becomes too burdensome or too pronounced, always punctuated by moments of intense action and spectacular imagery..." They call this one well worth owning and recommended.

The second aircraft carrier movie available on blu-ray is Flight of the Intruder with Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette and Tom Sizemore.  High-Def.com says that if you are a Flight of the Intruder fan, you must own this blu-ray. Otherwise, they recommend it for renting because it isn't as cool as Top Gun or as emotional as Platoon.

These two blu-ray movies aren't quite what Dianne had in mind when she made her list but they are still, I'm sure, great gift ideas for fans of the military movie genre. For authenticity, of course, you will want to visit Dianne's page and see the great gathering of aircraft carrier DVDs she has put together.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Check out Stargazer00's page Aircraft Carrier DVDs
Order your copy of The Final Countdown on blu-ray.
Order your copy of The Flight of the Intruder.

November Christmas 2010 Hallmark Movie

Another new Hallmark Hall of Fame Christmas movie airs tomorrow night and I am excited about this one because it is NOT airing on the Hallmark Channel which means, quite simply, that I get to watch it! (How I do wish I did receive the Hallmark channel! Not only do I miss most of the new Hallmark movies but I also miss Martha Stewart's daily television show.)

Anyway, November Christmas is the story of a couple of families and their community. It tells how people can rally together to help people in their times of need, in this case as a young daughter suffers from a serious illness. Eventually, the father and a neighbor decide to celebrate Christmas in November and come up with a plan to make it happen.

November Christmas stars Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen, Elizabeth McLaughlin and Emily Alyn Lind and airs TOMORROW NIGHT, November 28th, on CBS.

You can read more about about this movie, including where to buy it, at my November Christmas movie review or read more about the 2010 Hallmark Christmas movie line up by clicking right here.
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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Link:

The New Hallmark Christmas Movies For 2010
Hallmark's November Christmas Movie Review
Buy your copy of November Christmas from Amazon.

The Twilight Zone Blu-ray

The Twilight Zone, Season One, took the seventh spot on my list, the Top 10 Best Blu-ray Movies 2010 For Sound and Picture Quality.  It's a television series that, more than fifty years later, still has a large following.

The set contains 36 episodes for which the video and audio have been restored and which are reported to be better better than ever.

With regard to the quality of the blu-ray release, the experts are thrilled.

Monsters and Critics says, "Extremely highly recommended and worth every penny." 

High-Def Digest says, "This is one of the best blu-ray releases of the year and quite possibly one of the best catalog releases in the history of blu-ray."

And finally, Blu-ray.com says, "If you love television, science fiction, fantasy, horror, time travel, Cold War craziness, snappy twist endings, the realm of the unknown, or all of the above, this is an absolute must-have release."

I'm not sure that there is anything I can add to that...but I'm thinking I should add it to my Christmas shopping list for my teenage sons.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:
 
Order your copy of The Twilight Zone, Season One, form Amazon.
Read the Top 10 Best Blu-ray Movies 2010 For Sound and Picture Quality

New Nature & Adventure Imax Blu-ray Documentary Movie Releases of 2009

How do you decide which Imax blu-ray movies to pick?

Well, other than picking ones devoted to your obvious interests in the natural world,  I recommend you start with a list like my Nature and Adventure Imax Blu-ray Documentary Movie Releases of 2009. The movies on this list were brand new Imax releases in 2009. It is filled with quality Imax documentary choices and, includes the likes of Ride Around The World, Mummies and Grand Canyon Adventure.

You might also consult these pages:

The 10 Best Nature & Adventure Imax Blu-ray Movie Documentary Films 2008
The 10 Best Nature & Adventure Imax Blu-ray Movie Documentary Films 2010

There are more great Imax blu-ray movies available than there are poor ones so I really do not think you have to worry. Any from my list or from Amazon's current bestsellers list would be great choices.

What Imax blu-ray movies do YOU recommend?

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at the Movies!
Brenda

When Will Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Be Released on Blu-ray and DVD?

It's too soon to know for sure when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 will be released on blu-ray and DVD or to know what will be included when the release does come.  After all, the movie has just been released at the theatres. 

However, I know some of you who are not going to see this movie at the theatre for one reason or another or who just want to add this latest installment in the Harry Potter franchise to their collection, are anxious.

What is known, however, is that Warner Brothers doesn't have a lot of time to play with on this release because of the upcoming release of the second part of the Deathly Hallows this summer. 

Best guesses then of when the blu-ray and DVD will be released, include April or May of 2011.  That allows time for the movie to run its course at the theatre and for the discs to sell in advance of the second movie release.  (Some experts are betting on a strong preview of the second movie being included with the release of the disc for the first movie.)

To know for sure, however, you can sign up with Amazon to be notified when the blu-ray or DVD do become available.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Buy your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on blu-ray or DVD.

Amazon Daily Deals

Over the last six months or so I have been watching the Amazon Daily Deals and I've seen some pretty good specials. One noteworthy deal that I have seen from time to time is the buy an HDTV television and receive a blu-ray disc player deal. Assuming the electronic choices meet your requirements and have good reviews, that seems like a pretty amazing deal to me.

However, what might be of more interest to people on a day-to-day basis are the daily movie deals. Like today's special on the Harry Potter Years 1 to 6 blu-ray set at just $39.99 with FREE shipping. That savings represents a discount of 60 percent off and probably won't be beat anywhere else again anytime soon. (The corresponding DVD set is also on sale for 60 percent off or just $23.99, which works out to about $4 per movie.)

Some of the specials I have seen will make wonderful Christmas gift ideas and, because they are so deeply discounted, they're budget friendly, too.

If you are not reading this post today, November 23rd, odds are you've missed the Harry Potter movie special. However, the point of my post was really to let you know that Amazon has some pretty amazing deals on their blu-ray and DVD movies every single day. Visit today's specials by clicking right here.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Best Harry Potter Gift Ideas

If you are shopping for Harry Potter gift ideas, I would like to recommend The Harry Potter Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Harry Potter Gift Ideas.

The gift guide is my newest Harry Potter themed page and is devoted totally to some of the very best gift ideas for Harry Potter fans.  If you are shopping for someone who loves Harry's world, you are sure to find the perfect gift idea on this page or through the resources included on this page. If you already know what you are looking for, you might find it there, too.

You will find some of the best Harry Potter wands, including the new Harry Potter remote control wand; a selection of books and calendars about Harry's world but not written by by J.K. Rowling; costume ideas; decorating ideas; and, t-shirts. You will find the most amazing Harry Potter blu-ray gift set which comes in a replica of Hogwarts Castle and which really is a totally unique gift item. I have even included some Harry Potter stocking stuffer ideas and Christmas ornaments like the Kurt Adler Polonaise ornament shown here.

The Harry Potter Gift Guide is the culmination of much research on my part. It was really my intention to discover some wonderful gift ideas and I think I accomplished that.  I hope you will find it an excellent resource page and even enjoy seeing much of the amazing and magical Harry Potter merchandise that is available.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Link:

The Harry Potter Holiday Gift Guide

The Thin Red Line Blu-ray War Movie

Those looking for good wartime movies on blu-ray should add The Thin Red Line to their lists. The Thin Red Line appears at number six in the best blu-ray movies of 2010

This movie is a 1998 Terrence Malick production that saw the adaptation of James Jones' 1962 book about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal.  This movie featured an all-star cast, which included Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Woody Harrelson, Adrian Brody, George Clooney and John Cusack. Some consider it to be one of the best war movies ever made.

In terms of blu-ray quality, Blu-ray.com very highly recommends it, saying the movie looks and sounds amazing.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Read more about the best blu-ray movies of 2010.
Order your copy of The Thin Red Line from Amazon.

Ratatouille Movie Review on Blu-ray and DVD

Ratatouille is one of if not my favorite animated movie ever. What's not to love about a movie featuring a rat in the kitchen?!?

Once you get past that part (and for some people it IS a sticky point), you will discover a beautiful movie starring one little rat and one young male kitchen employee.

You will combine three of my and possibly your favorite hobbies ~~ movies, food and travel.

You will enjoy the sights and sounds of the city of lights, Paris.

You will be able to smell the very realistic albeit animated soup simmering away on the stove...

For more information about the movie Ratatouille and what the crew had to go through to bring you this delicious animated food movie, visit my Ratatouille movie review by clicking right here.

And the blu-ray version of Ratatouille? Well, simply put, it is a delight.  High-Def Digest says, "This blu-ray release is also fantastic, boasting absolutely perfect video and audio, plus a great package of extras. This is a must-own disc that no Blu-ray collection should be without."


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the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Disney's Ratatouille Movie Food & Blu-ray Movie Review
Click here to order your copy of Ratatouille from Amazon.

Hallmark Christmas Movies 2010

If you have the Hallmark Channel, you are no doubt patiently awaiting the arrival of the Christmas movie season. I personally don't have that channel but I do have advance information about a bunch of the new Hallmark Christmas movies being released this year.

Hallmark movie fans will recognize the picture opposite as that of one of last year's Hallmark Christmas movies, Mrs. Miracle, which was Hallmark's highest rated film from 2009 and which was released this Tuesday on DVD.  Following the success of that movie, a second has been made and is entitled Call Me Mrs. Miracle. It is just one of several new Christmas movies that Hallmark plans to air this year.

Also set to air this holiday season are at least five more Christmas movies including:

The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas
The Town Christmas Forgot
November Christmas
Farewell, Mr. Kringle
An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Find details about these brand-new Hallmark Christmas movies as well as about many others that have been produced over a period of many years on my page dedicated to The New Hallmark Christmas Movies For 2010.

See you
at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Click here to order your copy of Mrs. Miracle from Amazon.
Or here to read more about Hallmark's 2010 Christmas movie lineup.
Or here to read about The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie Release 2010

Are you anxious to see the new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? I am and I'm not sure when I'm going to make it.  The challenge then, as I see it, is going to be managing to avoid hearing anything about the movie or reading any of the reviews that are bound to flood the internet once the movie is released in North America on November 19th, 2010.

Do you have any suggestions as to what I could do to avoid seeing or hearing something about the movie that I don't want to see or hear?

I guess I could log off of my computer, cancel my cable, ignore my newspaper or put on some big FLUFFY (pun intended) earmuffs but maybe the best solution would be simply to go and see the new Harry Potter movie pronto...so that I can rush back here to give you my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie review.

Here's a video preview, an official peek into the movie, with narration by Harry, Ron and Hermione...



Here's to a fantastic new Harry Potter movie...even if it is only Part 1.  You do realize, of course, that this Part 1 and Part 2 thing is going to give us a dilemna down the road...will you buy Part 1 when it is released on blu-ray or will you wait until Part 2 has been released first at the movie theatres in July, 2011, and then on blu-ray so that you can buy the two movies as a set...and no doubt they will be very attractively bundled as a boxed set.

See you at
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!
Brenda

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What Is The Best Hallmark Christmas Commercial?

Did you know that when people watch a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, they WATCH the commercials, too? How about that they have favorite Hallmark Christmas commercials and that Hallmark receives a flood of mail if their favorite is not aired during a movie? Finally, do you know which Hallmark Christmas commercial is the most popular and most requested?

I think it is a tribute to Hallmark that people love Hallmark commercials and that they are as important to some people as the actual movie is. The most popular commercial is one that originally aired in the 1990s and featured a 10-year old boy waiting with longing for the return of his brother from overseas. I can see why it is so popular and must warn you to have a box of tissues at hand before you hit the play button.



After watching, I am sure you can see why this commercial is so very popular. I have no idea if they'll be airing it this year but, if not, you can be sure that it will be replaced with another heartfelt message.

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at the movies!
Brenda

P.S. If you're wondering what are the new Hallmark Christmas movies of 2010, just click right here.

Entertainment Weekly's Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie The Tourist Cover

Love Johnny Depp? How about Angelina Jolie? If so, then you will love the cover of the November 19th Holiday Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly and if you hadn't already been planning to see the movie, seeing this handsome pair on the cover might just convince you to put their new movie on your watch list.

The Tourist opens in North American movie theatres on December 10th, 2010. I'm a bit disappointed with the timing of the release because I would rather see a Christmas movie at that time in December. However, I'll have to see if I can find time in my holiday schedule to take a holiday of another sort in Italy with Depp and Jolie in The Tourist.

What do you think of this cover? Is it enough to make you want to see The Tourist? Or is the presence of two of the biggest movie stars of our times enough to make this movie a must see?

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at the movies!
Brenda
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Order your subscription to Entertainment Weekly through Amazon.
Read more about The Tourist.

Michael Jackson's The Experience Video Game

I know, I know, this blog is not about video games but I think this one video game warrants an exception because it is so tightly tied to Michael Jackson's music.

Michael Jackson's The Experience video game arrives in stores soon and is sure to be a hit with Michael Jackson fans AND those who love to dance.

The trailer is amazing and the moment the music starts you know this game is going to be fun.  (Click here to view the video game trailer.) If you love Michael Jackson's music, you are bound to love this game where you get to learn his choreography. Whether you choose to do so in front of family and friends, well, we'll leave that up to you. My face is just a wee bit red THINKING about it...

The facts?

Michael Jackson's The Experience will be available for the Nintendo Wii, the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP on November 23, 2010.  Unfortunately, if you are the owner of an Xbox 360, you will have to wait until March 1, 2011. You can order your copy of The Experience from Amazon right now by clicking here.

See you
on the dance floor...
Brenda

Quick Links:

Michael Jackson The Experience Video Game New 2010.
Order your copy on sale from Amazon.
Top 5 Best Michael Jackson Christmas Gift Ideas 2010.

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas New Hallmark Movie 2010

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas is a brand-new 2010 Hallmark Channel movie which comes to your television on November 20, 2010.  That is, if you receive the Hallmark Channel.

The story? Santa has an unfortunate accident and loses his memory...which is, of course, a catastrophe except for the fact that it helps the Fox family revive their Christmas spirit. Take a peek here at the official Hallmark movie trailer:



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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Link:

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas A New Hallmark Movie 2010
Buy The Night Before The Night Before on DVD from Amazon.

Celine Dion Through The Eyes of the World Blu-ray Review

If you enjoy Celine Dion's music or are simply interested in her legend, you will most definitely enjoy Celine Dion Through The Eyes of the World on blu-ray. I watched it recently and I was entranced. 

If ever there was a hard-working lady, Celine surely qualifies.  The concert tour that she shares on this blu-ray disc, is the second highest grossing concert tour by a female recording artist EVER and yes, that means she worked and she worked hard.  It is not a concert video for it shares the story on stage and behind the scenes of the grueling schedule required to take a tour to 131 concert stops around the world.  I'm sure that when this tour was over Celine and her staff were ready to go home.

If you find yourself a copy of this blu-ray disc, I'll warn you that it will just be the beginning as you will no doubt want to see them the other Celine Dion recordings. Next on my list, is Celine Dion: A New Day - Live in Las Vegas.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Read my Celine Dion Through The Eyes of the World Review.
Order your copy fom Amazon.

Michael Jackson Vision NOT Available On Blu-ray

Fans of Michael Jackson will definitely want to own Michael Jackson's VISION  on blu-ray. However, it appears that Vision is NOT being released on blu-ray but rather is only going to be available on November 22nd in DVD format, which is available for pre-order right now.

It is a compilation DVD which includes 42 music videos. Michael Jackson and MTV were a perfect match and he used the new medium of music videos perfectly to share his music and his style and his VISION. He created stories or short films as he called them from his music and shared them with the world.

Who will ever forget the night Thriller was released? It was an offering unlike any musical presentation that had come before.

Michael Jackson's Vision will feature 35 of his short films, all restored and remastered. Plus, seven additional music videos featuring Michael Jackson performing with other artists like The Jacksons and Paul McCartney and a previously unreleased video called One More Chance.

If you grew up with Michael Jackson and loved his music, you will want to find yourself a copy of this video collection, maybe you should add it to your Christmas wish list!

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Order your copy of Michael Jackson's Vision from Amazon.
Read more about Michael Jackson's Vision.

Mad Men Season 3 Blu-ray

Mad Men portrays a period of time that definitely was not innocent nor was it what it seemed. This Emmy award winning television series deals with life and love and advertising. It features amazing writing and acting and Season 3 is considered by some to be the best to date. (Although and as always, you really should watch the first two seasons in order to be able to fully appreciate Season 3.)

The Mad Men Season 3 blu-ray is the fifth blu-ray disc on the best blu-ray movies of 2010 list, when rated according to sound quality, picture quality and extras.  It surely won't disappoint any Mad Men fans...

See you
at the movies!
Brenda

Mad Men: Season Three from Amazon.
Or click here to read more and see the complete list of the best blu-ray movies of 2010.

Lost The Complete Collection or Series Blu-ray Edition

Lost: The Complete Collection is an amazing set that contains the entire series of the immensely popular Lost series on blu-ray. A total of six seasons or ALL of the episodes ever made are included.

Some consider Lost to be the best series ever made on television. What more could a true fan want other than the blu-ray package, which is considered to be excellent featuring the best picture and sound quality and extras unique to the blu-ray format.





Lost appears in the fourth spot on Top 10 Best Blu-ray Movies 2010 For Sound and Picture Quality. To read more, click right here.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Click here to order your copy of Lost The Complete Collection from Amazon.
Or click here to read more and see the complete list of the best blu-ray movies of 2010.

Anthony Zimmer, The Original The Tourist Movie

The Tourist, which comes to North American theatres on December 10, 2010, and which stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, is a remake of a French movie called Anthony Zimmer.

The stories in the two movies are parallel.

In Anthony Zimmer and in The Tourist, the Paris police and Russian Mafia are both on the lookout for Anthony Zimmer who is responsible for laundrying money in France.  It turns out that Zimmer can only be located through his mistress so she befriends another gentlemen to draw attention away from her lover.

Anthony Zimmer, which is in French and features English subtitles, was not widely distributed, possibly because of the U.S. studio buying the rights for a remake, but one of the few Amazon customer reviews calls Anthony Zimmer a beautiful story with lots of style, beautiful locations and good performances. If The Tourist turns that much in, I will be satisfied.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in THE TOURIST, A 2010 Movie
Order your copy of Anthony Zimmer from Amazon.

Seven Samurai Blu-ray Movie Review

Seven Samurai is a legendary 1954 action movie, which has inspired many movies since then. The battle scene at the end is considered especially epic.

The Seven Samurai release is yet another blu-ray movie from The Criterion Collection and, like so many of them, is considered to be very well done. It placed third on the best blu-ray list of 2010 and is reported to be an top notch blu-ray presentation and to feature excellent extras.

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at the movies!
Brenda

Order your copy of the Seven Samurai blu-ray movie from Amazon.

Watch The Tourist Starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie

Lovers of all things Johnny Depp are no doubt looking forward to his next movie, The Tourist, which sees him alongside the beautiful Angelina Jolie.

You are welcome to travel with the three of us when we go to Venice, Italy, on December 10th, 2010. That's the North American release date and I'm adding The Tourist to my list of places to be, people to see and fun things to do.

It's a romantic thriller with comic moments. Sounds like my kind of movie, exactly.

How about you? Do you enjoy Johnny Depp's movies? Are you interested in seeing this one?

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in THE TOURIST, A 2010 Movie

Do You Need Help Picking The Best Movies For Children?

Do you need help picking the best movies for your children? I certainly did when mine were young.

I must admit that I shielded my young children from too much television or too many movies and, therefore, a movie was a really special family occasion for us. When we did watch a movie, it was carefully chosen.

Simply relying on the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings is not enough. I think of it as a starting point. (If you need an explanation of the MPAA ratings, you can check them out here.)

Remember that the information given on a movie box is there to help the movie sell and not to give parents the information they need to make a wise choice.

If you are unsure about a movie, watch it before you share it.

When you do share a movie with your children, watch with them so that you can enjoy the fun and so that you can talk about the contents of the movie and answer questions as they arise.

If you happen to be watching a movie and it covers something that you do not want your children to see, by all means turn your television off.

Toy Story 3 is an excellent family friendly movie with something for everyone. But be aware that even though it is rated G it may not be appropriate for the youngest of children. The Movie Mom recommends it for children between the age of kindergarten and grade 3. She elaborates by saying that the characters are often in peril, often tense and that there are some scary moments, bathroom humour, a double entendre and gender humour. A good example that even the movies which seem perfect for children must be approached with thought. It is important to know your children and to know what might be objectionable in a movie.

For more help choosing movies for your children, visit my page How To Pick The Best Movies For Children, where you will find more tips and tricks, online movie resources to help you screen movies for your family and a few family friendly movie recommendations.

See you (and your family)
at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Link:

Click here to read more about Toy Story 3 on Amazon.

Apocalypse Now Full Disclosure Blu-ray Movie Edition

Apocalypse Now Full Disclosure is currently ranked at number two on the list of the best blu-ray movies of 2010.

Apocalypse Now is a Francis Ford Coppola movie with an all-star cast which includes Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford.

The blu-ray edition is considered pretty spectacular and worthy of being included in any serious movie collection.  Amazing audio and video and extras worth writing home about...well, at least that are quite extensive.

Be warned that Apocalypse Now is a disturbing movie and not suitable for every viewer.


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at the movies!
Brenda

Click here to order your copy of Apocalypse Now Full Disclosure Blu-ray Movie Edition from Amazon.

Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition Blu-ray Movie Review

The Beauty and the Beast blu-ray movie has been very well received. So well received in fact, that it earned the number one spot on this year's list of The Best Blu-ray Movies for 2010 and it may well turn out to be Disney's best blu-ray movie of the year.

What makes it so special?  Well, start with the fact that the Diamond edition includes the blu-ray and the DVD. Add the technical information that the transfer to blu-ray is extremely well done; the soundtrack, amazing. Finally, throw in HOURS worth of extras.

The quality of the blu-ray combined with the quality and popularity of this Disney movie will make Beauty and the Beast one of the most desired animated blu-ray discs of the year. Will the sound of Belle's voice sing out from your surround sound system?

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at the movies!
Brenda

Growing The Big One A 2010 Fall Hallmark Movie

Growing the Big One is the Hallmark movie which debuted on the Hallmark channel this year on Saturday, October 23. Starring Shannen Doherty from Beverly Hills 90210 and Kavan Smith from Stargate Atlantis, it was anxiously awaited in large part because it was a fall- and pumpkin-themed movie and because of Shannen's role in the movie.

The story is that of a young woman who inherits the heavily indebted family farm but who knows nothing about farming. To save the farm, she enters a contest to grow the largest pumpkin. Of course, Emma knows nothing about farming or growing pumpkins and calls upon a handsome neighbor for help...

If you had the misfortune, like myself, of being unable to see it either because you do not receive the Hallmark channel or because you were busy, don't worry it was released on DVD on October 26 and you can buy it, on sale, directly from Amazon by clicking right here.

See you
at the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Order your copy of Growing the Big One from Amazon.
Read more about Growing the Big One.

A Thanksgiving Movie To Celebrate The Holiday With

As you prepare for the American Thanksgiving holiday, you might enjoy watching a few Thanksgiving movies.  Once I excluded animated movies, I found that there were very few family friendly Thanksgiving movies so make sure you consider the rating of each of these films before you share them with your children.

My list includes movies like An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, which actually may be suitable for your family but which is not rated. It includes films like  Pieces of April which manages to be a moving movie despite its tough exterior and What's Cooking another look at the American family, thorns and all.

It goes on to include Hannah and Her Sisters, Home For The Holidays and the rare films The Holiday Treasure and Plymouth Adventure, both of which are only available on VHS videotape

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving movie to watch this holiday season, any of these would be a good choice.  To read a better description of each of them and to find more food movie recommendations, be sure to visit my full Thanksgiving movie list by clicking right here.
See you
at the movies!
Brenda

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The BEST Blu-ray Movies of 2010

Worked away this past month at compiling a list of the BEST blu-ray movies of 2010.  Some will be disappointed because this is NOT a list of blockbuster type movies although it might include a couple of those.  Rather, it is a list of the top movies in terms of PICTURE QUALITY, SOUND QUALITY AND EXTRAS so if you are looking for some movies that will look really, really amazing on your HDTV and blu-ray player, you ought to check out this list.

See you
at the movies!
Brenda

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Top 10 Best Blu-ray Movies 2010 For Sound and Picture Quality
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