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Journey to the Center of the Earth, Kitt Kittredge, Tinkerbell, and Zombie StrippersPosted Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 11:27 AM
Well, last week was a big epic fail on your part. Nobody commented on the blog. All it would have taken is one little comment and you would have been able to walk away with a free movie rental at Movie Gallery. So - we'll try it again this week. It's a contest! All you have to do to enter is comment at the end of this blog with something relevant to the reviews or to movies in general. Out of all the 'entries,' one will be randomly chosen to get the free rental. Any questions or what not can be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Journey to the Center of the Earth
This was a fun little flick although somewhat boring. The acting was good and the plot was decent. The real thrill was the action and unfortunately I wasn't able to watch the 3D version which was sure to be much more entertaining than the normal 2D version. You can really tell what segments were supposed to be 3D and blaring off the screen at you when you are watching the standard version. It's a bit of a let down but I can't help but think how cool it would have been if I was actually doing the whole 3D thing. Overall, a good flick that relies to heavily on action to entertain. If you get a chance to watch it, you might be sure you get the 3D version as it promises to be even better, although you may look a little weird with the cardboard red and blue glasses.
Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl
This is a family flick that has great production values, wonderful acting, and a story worth watching. It's a heartwarming tale of a little girl and her family going through some really hard times. Father has to leave town for work and Mother ends up opening rooms in the house to people to rent. The main girl Kitt, played marvelously by Abagail Breslin, wants to write for the newspaper and starts an inquiry into a string of recent crimes. To say it all ends well doesn't destroy the movie as it is a family flick and with all family films, it has to end on a happy note. Either way, this is a great little film that deserves to be watched. Check it out now!
The first in a line of fairy related products that Disney will be releasing over the next couple years is Tinkerbell. It's only fitting Disney releases Tinkerbell first to launch their new fairy campaign. I thought it would be pretty awful but ended up slightly enjoying it. It's obviously got some great production values in it, but still doesn't have that final polish that Disney reserves for its theatrical releases. I wish they could find a way to polish up their direct to DVD movies as well, since some of them, are pretty decent. This one is well worth a watch if you are a fan of Disney and especially if you have a little girl in the house. My daughter really enjoyed seeing a movie all about Tinkerbell.
There really isn't anything else I can say about this flick other than it only has Zombies and Strippers in it. Some of the time, the Zombies are the Strippers and vice-versa. Overall, this flick was made by people wanting to make a 'cult' classic and in trying so hard, they sort of failed. It's got plenty of camp and horror in it with lots of nudity, but the script and plot never quite rises to that ultimate cult-classic status. This one is best viewed with a lot of friends to make fun of it for ultimate satisfaction. I can definitely see a place for this flick at Halloween Movie Parties.
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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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