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Mamma Mia, The Mummy Dragon Emperor, & The House Bunny

Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at 10:47 AM

Just a week left till Christmas '08 and Hollywood is about to take a one week break, but before that, we've got a week of some releases for everyone.

First, the winner of the comments this week is KARIK. Please email me at mccookgazette@gmail.com with your real name and phone number to claim your free movie rental courtesy of Movie Gallery. Remember to comment and you could win next week!

Mamma Mia!

I watched this flick in theatres and reviewed it then. You can check out that review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14539.... After watching it on DVD, I really felt like I didn't want to like the film, but couldn't help enjoying it. Matter of fact, my daughter enjoyed dancing around to the songs so much, she has asked to watch it again just for the songs and my daughter is just 2 years old. This movie has appeal for all ages and is a fun musical to delight in even if it has a few bad choices in actors.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Another movie I watched in theatres and had no desire to watch again and thus, I didn't, but the original review can be found at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14500....

The House Bunny

The only film this week I didn't watch in theatres. I was a little bit against the flick to begin with as it seemed like an unfunny comedy, but I was proven wrong. The House Bunny is all about a girl that is somewhat 'stupid' and she lives at the Playboy Mansion. She is soon kicked out for being 'too old' and strikes out on her own to find a place to live. She falls into a sorority house and convinces the girls there to hire her as the house mother. The sorority house is in trouble with the school and is about to be shut down unless they get 30 pledges. Together, they strive to turn the house around and get 30 pledges. Overall, the story is weak but it gives plenty of room for lead actress Anna Farris to stretch her comedic talents to create lots of laughs. The movie is somewhat dull at times, but has a capable actress holding it all together and moving it forward. It runs short, gets to the point quick, packs in some laughs, and has a sweet center. The movie was enjoyable and well worth watching for some good laughs.

That's it for this week - next week is Eagle Eye. Stay Tuned.

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I took my daughter to Momma Mia and found out that we both really enjoy the movie. By the end of the movie I think everyone was singing to it and enjoying fond memories (for us older folks who loved ABBA). Yes, it's a musical but the meaning behind the musical is a wonderful thing to share. Any man could father a child, it takes a real man to be the dad. If in doubt parents? Take your children. It's alot of fun.

-- Posted by Rural Citizen on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 1:23 PM

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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.