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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Click here to buy A Smile As Big As The Moon on DVD from Amazon.

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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Buy A Smile As Big As the Moon on DVD from Amazon.
You can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #SmileMovie.
Enter to win a family trip to Space Camp from Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Order the book A Smile As Big As The Moon from Amazon.

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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Order your copy of Lovely, Still from Amazon.

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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Order One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe from Amazon.

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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Disneynature's Chimpanzee 2012 Documentary Film

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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Buy The Obamas by Jodi Kantor.
Alice in Wonderland Movie Review.
The Sasha and Malia Obama Beanie Babies.
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