Now on DVD: Jonah; A VeggieTales Movie

Now on DVD: Jonah; A VeggieTales Movie

Synopsis: The characters from the VeggieTales television series re-tell the story of Jonah and the whale. What I liked about this movie: I've read the bible version of this story and it is one that is a bit difficult to understand at times. This re-telling was entertaining enough to keep my daughter interested but simple enough so she understood everything that was going on. I think it was the best re-telling of the story I've ever seen. The thing that really impressed me is how the movie managed to tell the story and then put the lesson it teaches (everyone deserves a second chance) in a more modernized example so it was easier to understand it. Seeing this movie made me realize just why this particular series is so popular.…
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Analyzing Films: Finding Meaning

Analyzing Films: Finding Meaning

Can a movie explore and effectively convey two ideas at the same time? What Happens in Vegas does just that. The most obvious and compelling ideal is that of human nature; true love will find you whether you like it or not, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. The characters are in charge of successfully communicating this message through their trials and conflicts and inevitably succumbing to the love that has built up within them. The second ideal, and less obvious, is that of moral opinion; every choice you make, no matter where you are, will affect the rest of your life. The filmmakers are in control of focusing the audience's attention to this message; from the screenwriting to the editing room. The story begins with…
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My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a Romantic Comedy with a Moral

My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a Romantic Comedy with a Moral

If you have ever wondered how a super hero manages to have a personal life in the midst of saving mankind, then "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" is the film for you. The premise of the movie is unique, but the moral is simple: Under every person's secret exterior lies a human being with problems and cares of their own. In this instance, the secret exterior is that of G Girl - - a blond bombshell with super powers that rival those of Superman. G-Girl feels trapped as she continuously saves the world. She knows that she cannot reveal herself so she poses as a mousy, insecure young woman named Jenny Johnson. G-Girl/Jenny longs for a personal life, complete with boyfriend, but can never seem to find anyone who she believes could…
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Five Sure-Fire Summer Blockbusters for 2011

Five Sure-Fire Summer Blockbusters for 2011

Summer is still six months away and the summer movie blockbuster season is already being talked about. With so many studios dishing out previews far in advance of film releases there are tons of comic books nerds, pirate fanatics and robot-loving geeks who are going ape over the newest batch of summer blockbusters. With a recovering economy and hopefully better jobs news on the way, more Americans will want to see movies this summer. Here are my picks for the upcoming summer films who will take box office receipts to new heights. "Green Lantern" Ryan Reynolds, the former husband of Scarlett Johansson, will be showing off his superhero mettle in "Green Lantern," the highly anticipated live action movie based upon the popular comic book hero. Reynolds plays Hal Jordan who…
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‘Social Network’ with Your Social Network: A Movie-Themed Party Idea

‘Social Network’ with Your Social Network: A Movie-Themed Party Idea

Maybe you've been spending a little too much time catching up with friends on your Facebook page. Maybe you're overdue for some actual face time. Maybe you should use your social network to do some social networking, over a cocktail or two. Why not throw a "Social Network" movie-themed party? Released October 2010, the biopic "The Social Network" follows Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg from his Harvard dorm room to securing the title for youngest billionaire in history. Before "The Social Network" hit the big screen, you may not have been familiar with Mark Zuckerberg, but chances are you've heard of or used his communication-revolutionizing Facebook. Now use it as an excuse to get together. Invite Your Social Network Add your cocktail party to your events and be sure to invite…
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