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Movies – Nov 2009

October, 2009
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a christmas carol

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

This timeless Dickens tale gets the full Disney treatment with a 3-D, multi-sensory ride. When the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge (Carrey) penny pinches his way into a miserly festive season, a visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on an eye-opening journey to undo a lifetime of ill will. Using stunning digital 3D technology, the film’s animation blends seamlessly with real-life, making for breathtaking visuals. Disney’s third retelling of A Christmas Carol, this lustrous production is not one to be missed.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Rating: PG

2012

2012

This spine-tingling Doomsday blockbuster is not for the superstitious. Never before has a singular date in history been pinpointed by so many cultures, religions, scientists and governments. Pegged as the end of the world, 2012 takes film goers on an epic adventure to global cataclysm. With eye-popping sequences of global destruction, parents should treat the PG13 rating with caution. For older viewers, white knuckles on the seat edge is guaranteed, and the lasting effects of this heroic struggle for survival will linger long after you leave the cinema.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: John Cusack, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson
Rating: PG13

fantastic mr fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

With so many kids films relying on computer pyrotechnics, it’s refreshing to delight in this wonderful Roald Dahl tale, brought to life with classic handmade stop-motion techniques. With stunning puppetry and marvelous voice-overs, kids and adults alike will love this very funny take on the downfall of silly old chicken-thieving Mr Fox. When his foolish ways endanger the lives of the other woodland animals, it will take plenty of courage and teamwork to save them from a trio of evil farmers. Good old fashioned fun.

Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray
Rating: PG

twilight new moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

In this second installment of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenally successful Twilight series, the mortal/vampire romance heats up as Bella Swan throws herself deeper into a supernatural world that places her in greater danger than ever before. Will Bella’s reunion with her beloved be everything she’d hoped for? This passionate, action-crammed, suspense-ridden saga is a spellbinding ride into the angst that made Twilight a worldwide phenomenon. New Moon doesn’t disappoint and this hypnotic sequel is certain to smash the box office to smithereens.

Director: Chris Weitz
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Dakota Fanning
Rating: PG13

the princess and the frog

The Princess and the Frog

Finally. A Disney film like they used to be. In the style of the Disney films of yore, The Princess and the Frog blends classic Disney animation (think: Pinocchio, Cinderella) with modern comedy stylings to create a glorious rendering of this timeless fairytale favourite. Set in New Orleans, we follow the tale of a beautiful girl named Tiana  and a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. Their fateful kiss takes the couple on an hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Walt would be proud.

Director: Ron Clements and John Musker
Starring: Anika Noni Rose, John Goodman Oprah Winfrey
Rating: PG

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