The Adventures of Tintin 2011 Movie

The Adventures of Tintin are not books that my children read, although as a volunteer librarian, I saw them pass through many hands. With the announcement recently that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are preparing a movie version of The Adventures of Tintin, I went looking to find out what the books and the movie are all about.

The movie is definitely an adaptation of the book series of the same name which was created by Georges Remi and it focuses on three parts of the series: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. The storyline follows Tintin and his friends as they go on a treasure hunt to a sunken ship.

The Adventures of Tintin is Steven Spielberg’s first animated film and his first movie based on a comic-book. It stars Jamie Bell (of Billy Elliot fame) as Tintin and features Daniel Craig (of James Bond fame) as pirate Red Rackham.

Take a quick look at the official movie trailer:



The Adventures of Tintin is due to be released in 3D, 2D and Imax 3D on December 23, 2011. Let's hope that it measures up to the level that we expect of Steven Spielberg films.

What about you? Are you a Tintin fan?

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At the movies!
Brenda

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More Tintin movie trivia.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game.
The Adventures of Tintin Official Movie Site.
The Adventures of Tintin on Amazon.
The Best Adventures of Tintin Coffee Mugs.

Magic Beyond Words J.K. Rowling Biopic Movie 2011

In all the hoopla about the release of the last installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, you may (as I almost did) have missed news about the upcoming biopic about J.K. Rowling called, Magic Beyond Words.

If you are a fan of both the Harry Potter books and the movies and you are curious about the life and times of J.K. Rowling, it looks like this will be an interesting movie.

This J.K. Rowling story is based on the unauthorized book, J.K. Rowling: A Biography by Sean Smith. Although not authorized by Rowling, the story is said NOT to be of a tabloid nature so hopefully it will be reasonably well done. Take a look at J.K. Rowling's world through this movie trailer:



When can you watch the J.K. Rowling biopic? Lifetime aired Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story on Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m. You can buy it now from Amazon by clicking here.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Buy Magic Beyond Words, the J.K. Rowling: A Biography.
More Harry Potter reading.
Find out what a biopic is.

LEGALLY Blonde Movie Review

LEGALLY Blonde is a seriously light and enjoyable comedy movie from 2001.  It stars Reese Witherspoon as a fashionable university student named Elle who has it all, at least until she loses her boyfriend (played by Matthew Davis.)  Her attempts to win back her young man find her enrolled in law school and surprising us all.

LEGALLY Blonde was generally well received placing at number 29 on Bravo’s 2007 list of the top 100 funniest movies. Reese Witherspoon even received a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Believe it or not, I did not see it until just now and I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It has a sad moment or two but mostly is funny and it will also have you routing for Elle.  

Little information is available about the blu-ray version of this movie although it was released on July 5, 2011 and is available.

Now, I expect I will have to check out the sequels, LEGALLY Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde and LEGALLY Blondes, which was not released at the movie theatres but instead was released to DVD.  

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Order your copy of LEGALLY Blonde on DVD or blu-ray from Amazon.

Doctor Who Disappearing Tardis Coffee Mug

Pretty amazed about the Doctor Who disappearing Tardis mug, we are. Although I must start by admitting that I do not know very much about Doctor Who.

There is, however, one member of my household who regularly spouts random Doctor Who references and quotes and then rolls his eyes because the rest of us don't get the point.

He's my 17-year old son and I know he would love this mug but I also know from the response to the page I wrote about it that it would be a phenomenal gift idea for anyone who loves Dr. Who -- from a teenage boy like my son right through to the ah, slightly older gentleman who has been a Doctor Who fan for (dare I say it) decades.

Paul, I do hope you love your mug when it arrives. To the rest of you, I recommend checking it out on my page devoted to the Doctor Who Disappearing Tardis Coffee Mug.  Of course, you can skip the page and the video of it in action and head directly to Amazon to order one for your son, boyfriend or husband. And if there is a portion of the female population that loves Doctor Who, please accept my apologies for this one-sided post and go ahead and order the mug for yourself.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Buy your Doctor Who Disappearing Tardis coffee mug.
Read more about the Dr. Who Disappearing Tardis mug.


Muppets: The Green Album 2011


The Muppets are back! And they are back in a big way. Walt Disney Records is releasing a full-length CD entitled, Muppets: The Green Album.

I’ll have to quote Amazon when they say that the new Muppet CD is the "MOST Celebrational, Tributational, Compilational" new album.

It is going to be different than previous musical releases as it features twelve tracks of your favorite Muppet music performed by today’s rock and alternative music bands, which means that it will sound different. Artists involved in this project include The Fray, OK-GO, Weezer and My Morning Jacket and songs include your favorites - Rainbow Connection, It's Not Easy Being Green and The Muppets Show Theme - and more.

Watch for this CD release on August 23, 2011, or order Muppets: The Green Album now from Amazon.

See you at
the movies!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Order your copy of Muppets: The Green Album.
Learn more about the new Muppet movie, Green With Envy.
Check out the BEST Kermit the Frog mugs.

Lord of the Rings Blu-ray Trilogy Extended Edition 2011

The new Lord of the Rings blu-ray trilogy almost snuck past me. However, I saw mention of it in the newspaper last week along with a very unusual five-star rating, which sent me looking for more information.

It turns out the new Lord of the Rings Blu-ray Trilogy features the EXTENDED VERSIONS of the movies and not the theatrical version.  The movies and the special features are included on 15 blu-ray and DVD discs and deliver 11 hours of movie watching and an amazing 26 hours of special features.  Apparently, most of the special features are not new but that won't matter to my family who, I expect, have not seen many of them anyway and who would not mind re-watching them in any case.

The movies have been remastered carefully under the watchful eye of Peter Jackson himself and the experts in the blu-ray world concur that this is the BEST the Lord of the Rings movies have ever looked...and some even say parts might look BETTER than the original releases.

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at the movies!
Brenda

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Order your Lord of the Rings Blu-ray Trilogy Extended Edition from Amazon.
Lord of the Rings Blu-ray Trilogy Extended Edition Box Set REVIEW.
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