Catching Fire trailer

Check out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Official Theatrical Trailer (2013) HD

can’t wait for this movie! Yay!

I just love the way Katniss turned around, then her dress went from white to fiery red then to black with wings! Superb! Better than I had imagined.

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2010 Fave Movie

For this week’s TCP theme, it’s all about our Favorite movie from 2010. Oh my, I’ve got a lot to choose from.. But at the end of the day, I chose Jacky Chan & Jaden Smith’s remake of The Karate Kid.

The plot concerns a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to China with his mother and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, Mr. Han, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense.

Truth, I’m a sucker for everything that has Jackie Chan on it. Really! I’m a big Jackie Chan fan, I have even bought DVD’s of his animated series Jackie Chan Adventures which my kids love. When I learned about Jackie getting involved with the remake of The Karate Kid, I was so happy that I promised myself I’m gonna go watch it.

And boy, was I crying my heart out after watching the film. I loved the way Jackie & Jaden portrayed the sort-of Father & Son tandem, especially the training using the “remove the jacket, let it down, get it up, put it on” routine. Jaden is sooo cute! In the end, the moral of the story is when Mr. Han (Jackie) needs Dre (Jaden) in his life just as much as the boy needs him.

I heard that there’s gonna be a sequel to this one and I’m looking forward to it.

P.S.
I kinda missed the themesong Eye of the Tiger which was a blockbuster hit on the first Karate Kid movie. And oh yes, I saw the original Mr. Han aka Pat Morita in this remake.. yay!!

and there goes my entry for our Tuesday Couch Potatoes. See you again next week!

tcp: The Polar Express

A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He’s listening for a sound he’s afraid that he might never hear–the ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. 

Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight–a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes. The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train’s conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. 

“Well, are you coming?” the conductor inquires. 
“Where?” the boy asks. 
“Why, to the North Pole–of course. This is the Polar Express!” 

What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting young boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. 

This is my share for this week ‘s Tuesday Couch Potatoes – Santa movie –  The Polar Express; starring Tom Hanks.

caspian

hmm.. I’ve finished reading the 7 books of Chronicles of Narnia, starting with The Magician’s Nephew up to The Last Battle.

Inasmuch as I would like to share my reviews about this series, I’d rather keep my mouth shut – because I might say something offensive. Basically, the point is: I didn’t enjoy the books..

BUT…

I really love how they were transformed to movies.. And if Ben Barnes looks as handsome as this as King Caspian, all the more reason I’ll watch The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.. Caspian is utterly gorgeous!

Narnia

I’m re-joining Tuesday Couch Potatoes although I’m two days late. Nevertheless, I can’t help but share one of our fave films with snow all over the place.. Yes, for this week’s ON ICE theme, I choose the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe..

My kids simply love the movie. They have great respect for Aslan and my Kian finds Lucy Pevensie “cute but with big eyes”.. Kyle loves the scene where Lucy meets Mr. Tumnus by the lampost with the ice crystals or snow dropping on their heads. Kyle says, they look cute.. hahaha..

Film synopsis below:

The film begins with the 1940 bombing of Finchley, London, during the Blitz. The Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, are in direct danger from the falling bombs.

The children are evacuated to the country home of Professor Digory Kirke. One day while they are playing hide and seek, Lucy discovers a wardrobe and enters a wintry fantasy world called Narnia. She spends a few hours in the home of the faun, Mr. Tumnus, who explains that Jadis, the White Witch, cursed Narnia, and it has been winter for one hundred years. In accordance with her orders, if a human is ever encountered, a Narnian must bring them to her. However, Tumnus likes Lucy and can’t bring himself to kidnap her so he sends her home. When she returns, hardly any time has passed in the normal world, and when the other children check the Wardrobe, all they see is a normal wooden back – the portal is gone.

A few days later, Edmund follows Lucy into the wardrobe, and he meets the White Witch and her dwarf Ginarrbrik. She offers him Turkish Delight, as well as the prospect of becoming king if Edmund will bring his brother and sisters to her castle. After she departs, Edmund and Lucy meet again and return to tell the others. The Professor has a private talk with Peter and Susan; he does not understand why they do not believe Lucy’s story and gives them three possible explanations of Lucy’s behavior — madness, dishonesty, and sincerity — the others know she is neither mad nor dishonest, so she must be telling the truth.

On another day, while running away from the housekeeper in the wardrobe after breaking a window, the four siblings enter Narnia. They discover Mr. Tumnus has been taken by the Witch’s Secret Police and meet talking beavers who tell them about Aslan. According to the beavers, Aslan is on the move to take control of Narnia from the White Witch. The four must help Aslan and his followers; it has been prophesied that when two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve sit in the four thrones, the Witch’s reign will end.