The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins Coffee Mug

Bilbo Baggins Hobbit Coffee Mug

We're celebrating the opening of the new movie and the beginning of The Hobbit journey with this Bilbo Baggins coffee mug. We know many a Lord of the Rings fan who would love to have their coffee served up in a handsome coffee mug like this one, especially this morning!

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The Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review

The Silver Linings Playbook was a very enjoyable albeit slightly dark romance movie. How's that for a description? Let me add, it was definitely funny, too. I really enjoyed it and so did my husband.
 
The Silver Linings Playbook seemed perfectly cast. It stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, both of whom I thought were brilliant  and  the supporting cast, which includes Robert De Niro, Jackie Weaver, Chris Tucker and Anupam Kher, was pretty darn good, too.
 
It was good enough to make me want to read the 2008 book of the same name by Matthew Quick.  I'll be adding it to my reading list.
 
Note that The Silver Linings Playbook is an R rated movie for some sexual content and nudity. It's a feel-good movie but in order to feel good you will first have to travel some highs and lows with the characters as they come to terms with their issues. 
 
Roger Ebert says, "Silver Linings Playbook is so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic." I'm inclined to agree.
 
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Remote Controlled Batman Bat-Pod

We've written about Batman toys before and we were interested to discover this new remote controlled U-Command Batman Bat-Pod from Thinkaway Toys.

The Bat-Pod features light-up wheels, voice effects and sound effects. It is programmed with 1000 sequences and will go forward and backward and do a 360 degree. You can even program it to follow your own action sequence. How much fun is that? I'm thinking my grown sons would have fun with this particular The Dark Knight Rises Batman toy.

A bit of searching found this video review, which I believe demonstrates nicely how the remote controlled U-Command Batman Batpod works. The review is a bit lengthy at 7.5 minutes but it is a good review that also gives you a chance to see the Batpod perform its tricks. MaximumXGamer, who wrote this review, calls the U-Command Batpod one of the best choices of the toys released from The Dark Knight Rises and, fortunately for anyone interested in buying it, the price on Amazon.com is a lot less than the price was at the time he wrote his review.



Be sure to let us know if there's a Batpod in your future!

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Hallmark's Christmas With Holly (2012)


Hallmark Hall of Fame's next movie presentation is Christmas with Holly.
 
Christmas with Holly is a romantic story based on a novel by Lisa Kleypas called Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.
 
I love that it will air just shortly before Christmas on December 9, 2012 and I love that it will air on ABC, which means that I will be able to watch it! Woo Hoo!
 
How about you? Are you looking forward to Hallmark Hall of Fame's 247th movie presentation? I am!


 
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Harry Potter's Golden Snitch


Harry Potter fans know well the significance of the Golden Snitch and likely carry an image in their minds that it looks something like the Snitch shown in this photograph. A Snitch is a living, golden sphere with wings that measures approximately the same size as a walnut.  In the Harry Potter books and movies, the Snitch flies all over the Quidditch field trying to avoid capture. When caught, he is worth 150 points and with his capture, the game is over.

In the real world or muggle version of Quidditch the Snitch is actually an individual, usually dressed in golden yellow who is fast, agile and entertaining. His (or her) capture also signals the end of the game.

Fans of Harry Potter and/or the real world game of Quidditch who would like to possess the Golden Snitch can actually purchase one from Amazon. The Snitch shown at the top of this page is actually a necklace and locket, opening up to reveal two spots in which to put your favorite images.

Another Snitch themed jewelry item is this handsome Golden Snitch pocket watch:

 
These jewelry pieces are not extremely expensive items, so don't expect solid brass but do expect to add an unusual Harry Potter piece to your collection.
 
We also like this Golden Snitch necktie, which is a bit more expensive but not extremely so for a neck tie that looks to be a particularly handsome and unusual Harry Potter gift idea.
 
We're impressed with the selection of Harry Potter Golden Snitch themed merchandise and think any of these choices would be a TOP-RATED GIFT IDEA for a Harry Potter fan. However, if we haven't shown you something you like, or you are just plain curious, you can click here to see Amazon's complete collection of Harry Potter Golden Snitch merchandise.
 
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Citizen Kane Blu-ray Movie Review

Considered by many to be one of the greatest films, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane was made in 1941. It takes you into the newspaper world, in which Orson Welles himself plays newspaper magnate Charles Foster who was taken from his mother as a child and placed with a rich industrialist. The decisions he makes for the rest of his life may all relate back to that event.

The Citizen Kane blu-ray release was top quality, helping the movie to appear near the top of the list of best blu-ray movies for 2011.

Blu-ray.com gave Citizen Kane their highest recommendation, saying that if you have yet to view Citizen Kane, "you are in for one of the grandest, most memorable film experiences of your life." They then go on to say the Ultimate Collector's Edition features "gorgeous video quality and very good audio quality."
 
Here's a peek at the original Citizen Kane movie trailer:
 



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Up Blu-ray Movie Review & Trailer

Up was a tremendously popular animated movie and was called the best blu-ray movie of 2009, which is a pretty strong reference given the number of quality movies available that year.

Saying that "the image's textures are almost palpable" and "the sound has a genuine physical presence," Sound & Vision Magazine put UP at the top of their best blu-ray movies of 2009

Blu-ray.com had Up at the top ot their list, too, calling UP a spectacular, must-own release and calling it one of the best movies of the year.

High Def Digest said that Up has it all and also named it one of the best movies of the year, calling it a MUST OWN.

If you haven't already watched UP, here's a peek:



Up managed to hold onto a top spot on the best-ever blu-ray movie list for a number of years. If you enjoy animation, we believe that UP deserves a place in your blu-ray movie collection.

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Brenda

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Click here to discover the The Top 10 Best Blu-ray Movies EVER.

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Film Review & Movie Trailer

Who doesn't know Toy Story 3? It features a grown-up Andy going to college and parting with some of his toys. Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the gang had a lot to lose and could not help but wonder if they were headed for the landfill, the recycle depot or a new adventure.

Toy Story 3 is ranked highly on all counts, with the experts and the ordinary viewers.

The blu-ray? Well, it proved to be spectacular.
Blu-ray.com said, "Toy Story 3 (on blu-ray) is an audio visual powerhouse." This movie is great for adults and children, making Toy Story 3 one movie that you definitely should have on blu-ray. They used words like marvel and they found it to be both a perfect conclusion to the series and a perfect movie experience. They praised that it was great for children and for adults and they called it an instant classic.


High-Def Digest called Toy Story 3 one of the best Pixar movies out there. They praised the time it took to create this movie. They said that both the video and audio are demo quality and that the blu-ray disc features plenty of extras. Their final verdict was that Toy Story 3 is a must own blu-ray.

 

 
Toy Story 3 was amongst the BEST BLU-RAY MOVIES OF 2011. Whether you're looking to expand your collection or you are looking for a first class blu-ray disc for an animated movie fan, you cannot go wrong with Toy Story 3.

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Brenda

Click here to order your Toy Story 3 DVD from Amazon.
Click here to read more about the Toy Story Ultimate boxed set on Amazon.

BATMAN GIFT IDEA: Fisher-Price Hero World DC Super Friends Batman


We just discovered this amazing Fisher-Price Hero World DC Super Friends Batman action figure. He is a handsome, quality toy by Fisher-Price and will allow the youngest Batman fan to outwit the enemies of Gotham City.

When you press a button on Batman's pack, his wings pop out and when you place his batarang in his hand and turn the actionator, you can watch him throw.

Recommended for children aged three and up, we found the Amazon customer reviewers enthusiastic about this toy. They praise qualities like durability and affordability.

The Batman movies are definitely NOT suitable for little boys but, even when they have not seen the movies, some little boys seem to be born loving super heroes.  Fisher-Price provides a safe way to encourage imaginative play.

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Brenda

Click here to order Batman, the Fisher-Price Hero World DC Super Friend.
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BATMAN GIFT IDEA: Batman Apron Costume



It couldn't be easier. Strap on this officially licensed Batman apron on and you instantly become Batman.

If you know someone who loves cooking and Batman, they are bound to love this apron and they will definitely be smiling the next time they are working in the kitchen!

And even if they don't love cooking, we can see using this apron as the basis of a simple Batman costume...

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Brenda

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BATMAN GIFT IDEA: Batman Logo Coffee Mug


Handsome in its simplicity, we love this Batman coffee mug and think it is perfect for a Wordless Wednesday post.  A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.

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BATMAN GIFT IDEA: DC Comics USB Flash Drives



We love these DC Comic USB flash drives and we think you will, too. What a wonderful way to protect your important data from ruin.

All you have to do is choose the character that you can most trust with your data be it Batman, Catwoman or The Joker.

Then pick which size you prefer, 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB.

Finally, just visit Amazon by clicking on this link to see all of the DC Comic USB flash drives and order the flash drives that you want.

Don't forget your super hero loving friends...and that Amazon ships for FREE when orders total $25 or more.

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The Dark Knight Rises Tragedy in Colorado



Given the tragic events that took place in Colorado, I am almost reluctant to write a review of The Dark Knight Rises. My heart definitely goes out to the individuals trapped in the movie theatre when the young man named James Holmes went on his shooting rampage.

I thought therefore that, before I go on to write about the movie, I would share this memorial image that I found on Facebook of Batman that reads simply, Colorado and July 20, 2012.

If you are looking for more factual information, I found a page from Yahoo News that shares information about the massacre, including information about the suspect and a list of the victims. You can find that page here.


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Imax Deep Sea Nature Documentary Film on Blu-ray

Filmed in southern California, Imax's Deep Sea will let you swim with some of the earth's most exotic creatures.

Filmed by Howard Hall (who created Into The Deep), Deep Sea features narration by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. The real stars of the show are, of course, the individuals who sport fins and scales...like the Green Sea Turtles, the Humboldt Squid and the Mantis shrimp.

Blu-ray.com cautioned about raised expectations with regard to this film because it is a 41 minute documentary but recommended it for families wanting to check out the undersea world and it  is worth noting that Imax films are shorter than feature length movies. However, Blu-ray.com called Deep Sea a captivating "a captivating undersea documentary, an excellent video transfer, an unexpectedly solid audio track, and a bonus, full-length IMAX film (also presented in 1080p.)"

Amazon customer reviews include one by S. Letang who recommends using this blu-ray disc if you are unable to visit the underwater world. He said this film includes "stunning footage of the vast and amazing sea creatures known to man." SVH Man added that blu-ray is necessary to truly appreciate this documentary film. To read more of the Amazon customer reviews of Deep Sea, simply click here.

Here's a look at the film, via the trailer:




As the tag line says, you will "Sea Life In A New Way."

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Brenda

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See this year's list of best Imax films.

Marvel Avengers Movie Review (2012)

Okay, I'll admit it. I was not much of an Avengers fan in the past. Not that I disliked The Avengers, just that I did not know the characters.

Well, now I know them. Thanks to a houseful of the male species I was recently escorted to the movie theatre to watch the new Marvel Avengers movie and I enjoyed myself.

The Avengers is not the deepest movie of all time but it was enjoyable and, as is often the case, the best part of this movie, in my humble opinion was the humour and, well, The Iron Man and maybe even The Hulk...and I suppose some might have preferred all of the superhero action...

Here's what a few other more well-known movie reviewers had to say about The Avengers:

I loved it when Roger Ebert said, "This is like an all-star game, or the chef's sampling menu at a fancy restaurant." For me, it was a great introduction to six Avengers characters.

The Movie Mom calls The Avengers, "a smart, exciting and engaging superhero story that deftly balances seven larger-than-life characters, their personal and inter-personal struggles and their interplanetary battles." It takes entertainment seriously.

Flixchatter says that she saw the movie on IMAX 3D and that it was worth every penny so if you are trying to decide what format to watch this movie in, you might want to consider checking out the rest of her comments.

My favorite video reviewer, Jeremy Jahns, rates Marvel Avengers, "Awesome-tacular" and says that whether you are a Marvel fan or simply a superhero fan, you will love the movie.  Here's his video with my usual warning that Jeremy uses some off-color language and that this video contains a small spoiler:


Have you seen the movie?  What did you think? Did it live up to your expectations?

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Brenda

Opening image is from Zazzle's complete collection of the Marvel Avengers t-shirts.

Buy Hallmark Hall of Fame's Movie Firelight

Hallmark Hall of Fame's newest movie, Firelight, aired last night, April 22, 2012, on ABC. Unfortunately, I missed watching it because I was picking up my son from university but when I checked this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that you can already buy the movie, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. from Amazon.

I'll be sure to return with my review of the movie as soon as possible, though I expect only to be impressed. Hallmark holds its best movies for Hallmark Hall of Fame productions. In the last year or two I have seen a lot of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies and have not been disappointed with one.

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Brenda

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Let The Games Begin: The Hunger Games


The Hunger Games movie release is definitely the HOT movie this week, making it a great choice for a Wordless Wednesday post!

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The Hunger Games Lego Kits...Will Lego Create Them?

Chanced across an amazing The Hunger Games movie trailer last week.  It's a trailer with a difference. That is, the trailer is created entirely in a world of LEGO.  You can view the trailer here.

That sent me off on a quest to see if there will be any Hunger Game Lego kits produced.  When I found no information either way, I was inspired to create a page on which your voice could be heard about the creation of The Hunger Games Lego.

Do you like Lego? Do you like The Hunger Games? Do you think The Hunger Games should be recreated in Lego? However you feel, please click and vote here and let the powers that be hear your voice requesting The Hunger Games Lego.

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The Hunger Games Movie Trailer By The Muppets















OMYGosh, what will The Muppets do next? I guess it was only a matter of time before The Muppets launched their own rendition of The Hunger Games...



This Muppet trailer for The Hunger Games is really a spoof, a promotion in disguise for the upcoming March 20, 2012, release of the 2011 Muppets movie, which you can order from Amazon right now.

And, in case you are wondering, I have heard that The Muppets will be making another new movie but that Jason Segel will not be involved due to time constraints with other projects. More details on that coming soon...


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Harry Potter Wizards Definitive Blu-ray Movie Collection (2012)

It's coming, it's coming! The Harry Potter Definitive Blu-ray Movie Collection is coming.

Although Warner Brothers has not told us WHEN it will be released, they have released enough information to make it available for pre-order, which means that you can buy your complete Harry Potter movie boxed set right now on Amazon. You'll have to wait, of course, until Warner Brothers actually releases it to take delivery but you won't be charged when you order and you will be protected by Amazon's product price protection. You'll also receive FREE shipping on this amazing movie set.




Be aware that it is possible to own all of the Harry Potter movies on a lesser set set that is available right now. It retails for less than $80 right now and includes all of the movies but will not include all of the extras nor special features of the definitive edition.

Which set you choose will, of course, be totally up to you and your budget. The definitive edition or the ordinary boxed set? You cannot go wrong in either case if you are building your blu-ray movie collection and you love Harry Potter.
Learn more about the definitive Harry Potter movie set by clicking here or head right to Amazon to pre-order your set now.

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Brenda


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When is The Hunger Games Movie Being Released?


Stumbled across a magnificent counter for The Hunger Games...and shared it with you for it was not much longer before The Hunger Games movie was to be released. HOWEVER, the counter quickly became annoying so I have removed it and apologize for leading you hear expecting to find a Hunger Games countdown calendar on fire.

Personally, I am just finishing up the third book (I know, I'm a bit behind) and I spent some time today uncovering some great mockingjay jewellery including, of course, some mockingjay pins. I really would like to own one to proclaim to the world how much I have enjoyed the books.

Are you looking forward with anticipation to The Hunger Games movie? Have you read the books?

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Brenda

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Learn more about The Hunger Games.
Learn more about the mockingjay and buy your mockingjay pin.

The Muppets Acadamy Award Oscar Nomination



The Muppets 2011 movie received an Oscar nomination in Music for Best Original Song. As writer Bret McKenzie said, the song 'Man or Muppet' is a great song that works extremely well within the context of the movie. He wanted to create a powerful ballad with this song and he did.

You can see for yourself in the official music video for 'Man or Muppet', which features Jason Segal and the newest Muppet, Walter:



It's a song that is beautiful, memorable and dramatic and yes, at least it is to me an 'earworm' or a song that will get stuck in your head, especially if you relate to these characters. It makes me really want to sing out the song aloud - and I am no singer.

I'll be watching The Academy Awards on February 26, 2012, to see if The Muppets (or rather Bret McKenzie) wins the Oscar for Best Original Song and to see if they make an appearance. In past years, it was normal for the nominated songs to be presented on stage but I read today that neither of the two nominated songs will be performed.  However, we can still hope that The Muppets will make an appearance of one sort or another...

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Brenda

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The Muppet Movie (2011) Review.
More About Walter, the new Muppet.
Last year's Best Picture Oscar Nominations.

The Muppets Movie On Blu-ray and DVD

Last year, 2011, saw the Muppets come out of retirement with their comeback movie The Muppets. Disney did an amazing job of rejuvenating the Muppet franchise. If you saw the movie, you know what I'm talking about.

If you didn't see The Muppets movie, don't take my word for it that this was an excellent movie:

Consider the National Post critic Chris Knight who closed his review by comparing the return of the Muppets to a reunion with an old friend, "who has only gotten better with age."

Consider the words of movie critic legend Roger Ebert who said, "The Muppets is a funny, wickedly self-aware musical."

Finally, consider that The Movie Mom graded the movie with a solid A and deemed it appropriate for all ages.

If there is a single solitary Muppet fan who has not seen the new Muppets movie, they will definitely want to check it out on blu-ray or DVD.

Even fans that saw and loved The Muppets movie, like myself, will want to own their very own copy.

I am thrilled that one of the blu-ray versions is bundled together with a copy of the soundtrack because The Muppets movie soundtrack really is excellent, too.

And we don't have much longer to wait. The Muppets 2011 movie is being released on blu-ray disc and DVD on March 20, 2012 and you can order yours now on sale from Amazon by clicking right here.

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Brenda

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Hallmark's Chasing Leprechauns (2012) Movie

If you love Hallmark movies and you particularly enjoy movies that are tied to holidays, you can look forward to watching Chasing Leprechauns, Hallmark's new 2012 movie, which is set in Ireland and is being released in time for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

In Chasing Leprechauns, a New York business executive who works too hard needs a vacation but instead of giving him a respite from work his boss sends him to Ireland to close an important business deal.

The deal involves a smelting plant construction site that the locals believe is home to leprechauns. In an effort to close the deal, he tries to get the local bar owner and leprechaun expert who must sign the business permit on his side. Of course, this leads to love…

Hallmark's Chasing Leprechauns stars Adrien Pasdar and Amy Huberman and is set to premiere on the Hallmark Channel on March 17, 2012. Unforunately, this means that those of us without the Hallmark Channel will miss out on this movie unless it is released on DVD.

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Brenda

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More movies about Leprechauns and Ireland.
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Buy The Official Michael Jackson Opus

The Official Michael Jackson Opus
Despite being a Michael Jackson fan since the beginning of time or at least since the release of Thriller, would you believe that I just discovered The Official Michael Jackson Opus?

The Opus is a celebration of Michael Jackson's life and a magnificent, large leather bound collectors item.

The Official Michael Jackson Opus is SOLD OUT.  However, you can still buy it from sellers on Amazon by clicking right here. Because it is sold out, you will probably pay a premium for it but I know that will not stop true Michael Jackson fans who will be thrilled with this tribute to the king of pop.

Here's a peek into the book via the official Youtube video courtesy of Opus Media:


Michael Jackson was consulted on this project and is said to have been very enthusiastic about it. Unfortunately, because of his untimely death, he did not get to see the end result, which would have included images and information from the cancelled London concert.

Personally, I would love to read The Official Michael Jackson Opus.  How about you? Are you curious? Or maybe you have already seen the Opus?

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Read more about the Opus about Michael Jackson.

A Smile As Big As The Moon (2012) Movie Review

The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie A Smile As Big As The Moon is a touching movie possibly maybe even better when you consider that the events portrayed within it are based on real people and actual events.

A group of teenage high school students enrolled in a special education class who experience a variety of issues like Down syndrome, Tourette’s, learning disabilities and emotional problems, learn to work as a team and have the opportunity to attend Space Camp.

Based on a book of the same name written by Mike Kersjes and Joe Layden, I am pleased to be able to HIGHLY RECOMMEND  A Smile As Big As The Moon for anyone who cheers for the underdog and who admires perseverance, determination and hard work.

This is the kind of movie that Hallmark does better than anyone and one of the best movies I have seen in awhile. A Smile As Big As The Moon has ALL THE RIGHT STUFF.

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Brenda

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Hallmark Hall of Fame's A Smile As Big As The Moon Movie (2012)

Heads up Hallmark movie fans. There's a new movie being broadcast this month from Hallmark Hall of Fame called A Smile As Big As The Moon.

The film is based on the true story of a special education teacher working to help a class of special education students achieve the impossible dream of going to NASA's Space Camp and is based on a book written by Mike Kersjes and Joe Layden.

What's extra special about this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation is the fact that Hallmark is broadcasting it on ABC rather than the Hallmark Channel, which means that people like you and I who do not receive the Hallmark Channel will be able to see A Smile As Big As The Moon when it premieres on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

The cast stars John Corbett, Jessy Schram, and Cynthia Watros.

Here's a peek at the official movie trailer:



By the way, I just discovered that Amazon already has the DVD for A Smile As Big As the Moon for sale.

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Brenda

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Lovely, Still (2010) Movie Review

Two well-respected actors that you will probably recognize, Martin Landau (82) and Ellen Burstyn (77), appear in the movie Lovely, Still. It's the first feature film of 23-year-old named Nik Fackler and it's extremely well done.

Lovely, Still is a love story, an usual love story for sure. It shares the romance between two individuals late in life and it takes you on a romantic journey like none you have never experienced before.

Critics call Lovely, Still an impressive debut by Fackler and the L.A. Times says that he is "sensitively attuned to his actors and deeply committed to examining the dilemmas inherent in aging." If this movie is a representation of that commitment, then I agree.



Lovely, Still is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone looking for a sweet, romantic film. It has a wonderful magical, fairytale quality, although this movie is not all rosy. It is masterfully done though and not quite exactly what it appears to be. You will be thinking about it for days...

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Brenda

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Daniel Radcliffe Co-hosts Live With Kelly

I am always excited when there's something of special interest to watch on television and it's actually available on a channel that we receive.

In this case, the excitement is around Daniel Radcliffe.  Fans will want to mark their calendars for January 31, 2012, when Radcliff will appear as a co-host on Live with Kelly, the daytime talk show on ABC. This is the show that originally was Live with Regis and Kelly. The new show features a series of guest hosts, of which Radcliffe is one.

I expect on this show we'll learn lots about Radcliffe's new movie The Woman in Black, which will be released in movie theatres on February 10, 2012.

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Brenda

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Disneynature's Chimpanzee (2012) Documentary Trailer

The trailer is out for Disneynature's upcoming Earth Day nature documentary film called Chimpanzee.

Chimpanzee tells the story of an orphaned chimp in the forests of Africa.  It is, I believe, the first Disney Nature film to tell a story and it looks like a cute film.

Watch the official video trailer and see for yourself. It is bound to be another highly anticipated film for nature documentary lovers.



Read more about Disney's Chimpanzee Documentary by clicking here.

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Brenda

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The Obama's Alice in Wonderland White House Halloween Party

File this post under GOSSIP.  I'm not usually interested in American politics (because I am a Canadian) but when Johnny Depp enters the picture, I become curious.

According to this morning's newspaper, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were amongst those involved in a special Alice in Wonderland themed Halloween party thrown by the White House in 2009.

Johnny Depp appeared in the costume that he wore as the Mad Hatter in the movie Alice in Wonderland.

Tim Burton was responsible for the dining room, which was decorated in true Mad Hatter style.

Chewbacca of Star Wars fame made a special appearance as well.

The event was attended by both Malia and Sasha Obama, their friends, children of the White House staff and of military families.

The newspaper said that the White House did not allow the press to report on the party for fear of how such a splashy Hollywood style party would look to those Americans struggling to find jobs and put food on the table for their families.

According to sources online, the upcoming biography, The Obamas, by Jodi Kantor claims that the trick-or-treating event was publicized and that the Alice in Wonderland party was not.

The White House, however, is denying that they tried to keep the party quiet saying that they invited the press corps, that there were pictures posted on Flickr, as well as a video on the White House site and that the event was even talked about on Johnny Depp's website.

Curious and curiouser! It must have been quite a party one about which we may never know the truth...but we surely recognize a good story when we see one.  Would you like to have Johnny Depp make an appearance at YOUR Alice in Wonderland Party? I would!

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Brenda

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Alice in Wonderland Movie Review.
The Sasha and Malia Obama Beanie Babies.
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