Sunday, April 18, 2010
Now this is a reason for Blue Ray. Real nature photography in the multicolored, magnificent depths of the ocean. Its like a super sharp, high definition version of those old Walt Disney specials they used to show on The Wonderful World of Disney. The ones where you'd groan because you'd rather have cartoons or Kurt Russell doing something cool, but then it sucks you in.
Yeah this is waaaay better tan those and worth the price. I recommend watching it on the biggest screen you can. It will be so worth it.
I made a joke with my wife that when Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis and Meatloaf came out that Hollywood had this big hat of movie star names and whne they were making movies they would just draw names from a hat.
Well this time around the director only got to use the hat twice and came up with Bindi Irwin and Beau Bridges.
This is one of those times where I miss Steve Irwin. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't let his daughter do half the stuff she's done, especially a beating a dead horse, fourth installment in the Free Willy series.
And this is a baby whale so, not the same whale, right? Are children so unimaginative that they use the same name for whales the world over? I think not.
Now, if you could get a Free Willy: Willy VS. Jason Voorhees? I would watch that.
Fail in an epic way.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Is there a reason for me to recap what this story is about? Has anyone not read this book? Let me know and I will read it to them.
Anyway, this is the movie. I didn't go to the theater to see it because, well it seemed wrong to me. When the DVD landed at my doorstop I was a little shaken.
Then I watched it.
There are a lot of things that about the movie I liked, but I'm not going to cover them here. Because overall, I really didn't like this movie. I really loved the music. It reminded me of Kate Micucci.
In the end, I think I will just stick with the book.
I gave the DVD away.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Well, sort of.
Narrated by Academy Award winner Burl Ives, The First Easter Rabbit is the tuneful and vibrant, Rankin/Bass holiday classic that tells the story of the origin of the first Easter Bunny.
Stuffy is a plush rabbit given to a young girl as a Christmas gift. He is brought to life by a fairy, to serve as the symbol of Easter and is sent to Easter Valley, an enchanted place near the North Pole where it’s always spring. In Easter Valley, Stuffy hopes to bring the first-ever basket of Easter goodies to its children. Stuffy’s plans however, are thwarted when a cold-hearted ice creature named Zero refuses to allow the spread of happiness throughout the valley. Zero threatens to freeze Easter Valley, so that it becomes just like the North Pole. It’s up to Stuffy to stop Zero from unleashing his cold-hearted plan.
The First Easter Rabbit: Deluxe Edition will be offered in a fully re-mastered format and will include an all-new interactive puzzle game. The DVD’s packaging will feature beautiful, rainbow foil embossing.
From plush bunnies to “wascally wabbits,” Bugs Bunny’s Easter Funnies is the animated Easter special that features a star-studded lineup of all-time favorite Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Granny, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck.
In Bugs Bunny’s Easter Funnies, Granny tries to recruit a substitute for the Easter Bunny when he falls ill. Someone has to help deliver Easter baskets and so Bugs Bunny and his pals all volunteer. Each character auditions for Granny. Which Looney Tunes character makes the best Easter Bunny? Viewers will be surprised! Portions of legendary Looney Tunes cartoon shorts are cleverly mixed into the plot of this delightful special including Birds Anonymous, For Scent-imental Reasons, Knighty Knight Bugs, Sahara Hare, Robin Hood Daffy, Rabbit of Seville, Hillbilly Hare and Tweety’s Circus.
Aside from the special, the DVD will also include a bonus short titled His Hare Raising Tale and three menu-based puzzle games.
I always remembered The Bugs Bunny thing with some fondness and the extra cartoons are a real plus. I always thought the Easter Bunny thing by Rankin and Bass came across as well, I don't know...demented? Still a fun watch after all these years.