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My Favourite Disney Movies

10 Apr

Like many kids growing up in the ’90s, I was brought up on the classic Disney films. Animated to live action, I loved the way Disney presented their stories through memorable characters and songs.

1. Pocahontas. This will always be my number one Disney movie. Colors of the Wind, Just Around the River Bend, Savages. And John Smith was my first cartoon crush.

2. Robin Hood. I love how the characters are animals. Lady Kluck is my favourite character, I love her humor.

3. Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Great songs, penguins. Enough said.

4. Peter Pan. I love the story, and this is my favourite version. I love the mermaids and the Lost Boys, and of course, Peter himself.

5. Hercules. Being Greek, this has to be on my list. Meg is my all time favourite Disney female. The songs are super catchy, and I loved Hades.

6. Tarzan. Favourite Disney album ever. Phil Collins is a genuis and the songs are so touching. I love how Tarzan grows and learns with the help of Jane. And Turk is simply the best.

7. Mulan. I’ll Make a Man Out of You! Love this song (it was sung by Donny Osmond!) The story of a girl who takes her father’s place in the war will always make my life seem like a joke, but¬†I still love her!

8. Hunchback of Notre Dame. Saddest movie ever. He is the only guy who doesn’t get the girl ūüė¶ Still, I love the songs and the characters. Can’t help but cry everytime.

9. Alice in Wonderland. Love the animated and live action. They’re at a tie. I love the songs in the classic one, and I love Tim Burton’s twist.

10. Lilo and Stitch. I love Hawaii and I love these characters. Nobody gets left behind.

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Goon Shoots….and Scores

6 Mar

I saw Goon for the first time last night, and I loved it. I have always liked sports films, and this one made me laugh and get upset with some characters. The story is based in Canada, around an American hockey player. Being Canadian, I loved it. Sean William Scott did a great job as Doug,¬†the outcast player who is still learning the rules. Kim Coates is the Halifax coach, and his personality makes it funny to watch. Allison Pil is Doug’s love interest, who unfourtunatly has a boyfriend. Jay Baruchel is Doug’s best friend, who has quite a mouth on him but is extremley supportive, unlike Doug’s dissaproving parents. Liev Schreiber is Ross Rhea, the aggressive player Doug looks up to. My favourite character, surprising to most people, is Laflamme, the player who is not given enough credit. Montreal born Marc-Andre Grondin portrays the angry stoner, and I loved it. I loved everything about this movie, and being Canadian, how could I not fall for a hockey movie.

Liev Schreiber and Sean William Scott put up their fists

Smash Raises the Curtain

7 Feb

The anticipated new CTV show, Smash, aired last night and has been getting great reviews. I watched it, and I loved it. The drama and stress of putting together a Broadway show caught my attention and I was hooked by the first song. The idea of a Marilyn Monroe musical is brilliant, and the competition between Ivy and Karen makes it more interesting. There is past drama between Tom and Derek, and it has not been revealed. Julia is trying to mediate the tension between them, and Eileen is trying to rush everything together.

The cast is stunner, Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Megan Hilty, Christian Borle and Anjelica Huston. I was a fan of them before this show began, so I was excited to see them together. I watched the show online again, and it was just as dazzling. I have a feeling that this show is going to last.

Katharine McPhee as Karen

Extremley Loud & Incredibly Close

31 Jan
Last night I saw Extremley Loud & Incredibly Close, and I was very impressed. The story has many twists and turns and I was hooked to the screen within the first five minutes.

Thomas Horn stole the spotlight from legends Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock as their young son Oskar Schell. His performance as a¬†cofused, frustrated and incredibly¬†intelligent¬†young boy was amazing for his first performance, and no one else could have presented it as well as he did. Another amazing performance was Max von Sydow as the mysterious renter. When Oskar’s grandmother told him that the renter was from the old country and that he was dangerous, I thought that maybe he was a Nazi hiding out in New York. When he and Oskar first meet and we discover that he does not speak, I saw him differently. He was a sweet, helpful and brave man who had a traumatic childhood, and wanted to help this young boy who turns out to be his grandson.

Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright gave a heartmelting perfomance as¬†the divorcing couple who turn out to¬†be the link between¬†the key¬†that¬†Oskar found in his dad’s closet.

The arguing scenes between Bullock and Horn and gripping, and when he told her he wishes she has died at 9/11 instead of his dad,¬†I literally stopped breathing for a few seconds. The¬†final scene between mother and son, when she tells him how she visited all of the Black’s before he did, and tried to think like him, made me see her in a new light. I saw Linda as a mother who did not understand her son and was distancing herself from him, but now I saw her as a strong mother who did not know how to talk to her son, not that she did not want to.

I have not cried this much during a movie since The Notebook and 50/50 and I would love to see it over and over again.

father and son share a laugh

I’m not very lucky, but…

27 Jan

I just entered a trip for two to the 2012 Grammys! I’m usually not very lucky, but I really hope this time I win! I will be taking my best friend, and fellow Foo Fanatic Meggan ‚̧

All I can do now is wait and see what happens!

 

My New Found Respect for the Kardashians

27 Jan

When I first heard of the Kardashian family, I thought that they were just another wealthy family famous for being famous (and of course, their reality show). I could care less.

But over the past year, I have grown to love the family. They are all hardworking business women and men and care about each other more than anything. Even though some have made a few mistakes, such as Khloe’s DUI, they are pretty stable. Some people compare them to the Hilton’s, and personally, I think they are a lot more classy than Paris and Nicky. If people in Hollywood hate you so much that you need a reality show to find your BFF, there’s a problem, Paris.

The Kardashian’s are a family and a brand, and have used their name to sell fashion, perfume and books. Their Christmas cards are breathtaking, and in interviews they are always collected and proper and speak intelligently.

And congrats to Kourtney on being pregnant with baby #2!

the Kardashian 2011 Christmas card

my favourite celebrity couples <3

27 Jan

Over the years, I have followed the lives of some couples. Some are still together, while some are not. Nonetheless, they are still in my favourite books. So here’s to the golden couple of Hollywood, then and now.

1. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

all she had to do was whistle

2. Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes

those who make films together, stay together

3. Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston

before she was just his girlfriend, then she became a star

4. Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon

short, cute and jewish ūüôā

5. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

a match made in musical heaven

6. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

i really hope they can work things out

7. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

beautiful people

8. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burka

here's to the gays ‚̧

9. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

love my lesbians ‚̧

10. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

age wasn't nothin but a number