Friday, December 25, 2009

Movie of the Week


How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1966


Arguably one of the best Christmas movies of all time, The Grinch continues to capture hearts and to show the world the true meaning of Christmas. The Grinch makes Christmas a joy and never fails to bring warmth into everyone's hearts. Never before have we had so much fun, had so much joy while exploring love and giving.

The Grinch hates Christmas, he hates the spirit of giving and he wishes the Whos down in Whoville would no longer celebrate Christmas. So he disguises himself as Santa and descends into Whoville to take away all things joyful and stealing the spirit of love in the village. However not even a Christmas hating Grinch can go unaffected by the love and true meaning of the Christmas season.

Dr.Suess is simply a genius having written dozens of children's stories but with The Grinch he made it easy for adults to love such a joyful animation. Never before have we seen a movie so fun and yet so effective in teaching people throughout every generation the true meaning of Christmas. And no other movie has made us feel so good after watching it! So sit down, get a steaming cup of hot chocolate, burn some logs, and let Dr.Suess show you all over again the true magic of Christmas.






Thursday, December 24, 2009

Modern Day Gent

Josh Hartnett was easily cast in movies that displayed the old Hollywood era like The Black Dahlia and Pearl Harbor. He depicted the characters complex emotions and made you understand their hardships. He has the remarkable ability to make you guess what he is thinking but not leave you shut out. He can easily display mystery in his behavior but allowing you inside the dark sorrow he is feeling but he also can display the pure happiness and joy that a character is overwhelmed with without difficulty. He continues to keep you fascinated a film and well after. And he will be able to keep audiences fascinated by his great acting and solemn looks for years to come.





Monday, December 21, 2009

Favorite Dame Of The Day

The greatest actress to have ever lived is an easy way to describe her. But in other words she can be described as a petite woman filled with great talent that was too much for her small frame to carry. She could play with your heart with a look into her eyes. She could deceive you. She could torment you. She could draw you into her innocence and make your heart shatter over her pain. She could make you comfort her, sympathize with her. She could make you hate her, yearn to destroy her, but then make you come back to her. Her unconventional beauty could entice you. Her wide eyes could display innocence and danger. She could make men fall to their knees before her feet. She could drive men away with her maddening anger and passion. She was brilliant, intoxicating, and she could beguile you. She was the rare talent that could make you feel all those emotions at one time. Make you enthralled by simply appearing on the screen. But in two simple words she is Bette Davis.





Sunday, December 20, 2009

King Of Rock n' Roll

The name is unforgettable as are the songs, timeless classics written in rhythmic rockabilly verses fused with traces of R&B, country and pop. Elvis Presley is the name, and the immortal image he made famous stands remarkably tall as the legend no other can dare to faithfully emulate with perfection.




With the release of over 20 studio albums and hit singles innumerable to count, Elvis has made more than an image possible; he has reigned as the one and only king of rock and roll opening doors for artists such as Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard helping in a huge way to break down a lot of the colour barriers in the music industry.



What makes Elvis one of the music industry's top selling artists of all time is his undeniably smooth bluesy voice and charismatic stage presence.




Elvis Presley will remain a legend today and for all the years to come. Never will his songs grow boring neither will his image get tiring. There is something about Elvis Presley that leaves us in awe...
and leaves us wanting more.








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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Movie of the Week

Frosty the Snowman
1969


Who knew twenty two minutes was enough to make anyone cheerful? Well the 1969 TV animated short of joy proved that it can! Frosty warmed (or cooled) his way into the hearts of millions when this lovable cartoon premiered. It was about the true nature of Christmas and the spirit of joy everyone can and should experience.

Karen is a Christmas loving child as are so many of her friends. When snow arrives and so does recess they go out and make a snowman. A magician loses his magical hat and it lands on Frosty's head! He comes to life as does the wonderful theme song and all of his winter magic! The children soon realize that Frosty will melt in warm weather so they set out to take Frosty to the North Pole, all the while never knowing that the magician is following them. Who knew that the movie could get any better until Santa Clause makes a helpful and happy appearance!


Frosty the Snowman is one of the most warm, cheerful, and joyous animated movies to experience during the holidays. It's a classic that will never tire even in generations to come. It's joy will never burn out and the chill of winter that Frosty brings will never melt!






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Modern Day Dame

What catches our eye when watching the unpretentious and always-delightful Rachel McAdams is the seriousness with which she conducts her work. Assuming here, the profession of acting may be summarized in three words: an easy job. And that is made manifest in Rachel's many films for she acts with such finesse as if she has been acting her entire life - or maybe 50+ years though she is fairly new to the scene and only 31 years old. Acting is merely a profession for her, not a business to acquire an over abundant amount of wealth and luxury as it is to many of the modern starlets of our day.

Rachel McAdams made her first big screen debut in America with the 2002 film The Hot Chick which was followed by Mean Girls in 2004. It didn't take too long for her to become a familiar name especially with the romantic smash hit The Notebook.
Along the way, she has left her charm in our hearts with each character portrayed leaving us to ask "Why can't other young stars be as ingenuous and unassuming as Rachel is?"

And with her three upcoming films (Sherlock Holmes, 2010's Morning Glory and Ness) , we will find ourselves wondering what it is Rachel possesses and others lack.






 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Favourite Gent Of The Day

The role Clark Gable is best known for is the one he almost didn't take - and the one that almost went to David O. Selznick's first choice of Gary Cooper if Cooper had not turned it down saying that , "Gone With the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I’m glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling flat on his nose, not me." No doubt, ol' Gary Cooper later ate those words.

Rhett Butler is the character Gable is most often associated with despite the variety of roles he portrayed in films such as 1933's It Happened One Night, 1931's Possessed and 1935's Mutiny On The Bounty. Clark Gable was not only nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor as the incredibly dashing Rhett Butler, he was also nominated for his impeccable role as Christian in Mutiny On A Bounty and he even won the coveted Oscar for Best Actor in It Happened One Night in which he co-starred with Claudette Colbert.

Called "The King of Hollywood" by Spencer Tracy, Gable would undoubtedly live up to that irrefutable title with the release of numerous popular films. Throughout most of the 1930s and the early 1940s, he was arguably the world's biggest movie star.

Even to this day, Clark Gable's image is plastered in our minds and, every time we watch Gone With The Wind, we prepare ourselves to be swept away just as much as Scarlett O'Hara by the devastatingly effective masculinity and the brooding, charismatic, passionate personality that was made alive for us all to witness in a character that truly was brought to life by Clark Gable.






Monday, December 14, 2009

Twelve Films Of Christmas

Christmas is the time to be jolly, a time to show all those you care about how much you care! This here is a list of movies all about holiday joy and charity. These movies spread the Christmas spirit and warm your heart. So get on your thick Christmas sweater, get yourself a cup of hot chocolate, and, instead of watching those snow flakes fall, pop in a DVD of one of these greats. They are sure to warm you like that yule log in your fire place! Watch them, give them as gifts to others, do what you can to spread that Christmas spirit!



12. March Of The Wooden Soldiers (1934)



11. Frosty The Snow Man (1969)



10. Meet Joe Doe (1941)


09. Christmas In Connecticut (1945)



08. A Christmas Carol (1951)



07. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)



06. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1970)



05. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)




04. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)




03. White Christmas (1954)



02. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)



01. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)



These DVD's are now available in our store under Classic Christmas Films!