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Red Dawn ~ Movie Review

Red Dawn is a 2012 movie about a group of teenagers who try to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. It has a great cast, starring actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Jeffery Dean Morgan and Adrianne Palicki. In fact the cast is the main reason I even watched this movie.

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The movie has an engaging storyline and bits of humour as well as many hard story lines. But it’s a war – people are going to die, even if it’s terribly sad. The actors were great and the storyline was even better. This movie is based on the 1984 movie of the same name. I couldn’t help but think Red Dawn was like the American version of the Australian book/movie Tomorrow When The War Began. In which a group of teenagers fight back as there town is invaded by Korean Soldiers. But as we’ll as many similarities there were many differences.

I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone. It’s exciting and makes you emotional and there is something for everyone. I would give it a 7.5/10

Rach, x

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Friday: Top 5 Highlights From My Week ~ Jan. 5 -11 2013

  1. The fact that Jennifer Lawrence + The Hunger Games together won 6 out of 7, of the awards they were nominated for at the People’s Choice Awards, last Wednesday, 9/01/13. Awards won included: Favourite Movie (The Hunger Games), Favourite Movie Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Favourite Action Movie (The Hunger Games), Favourite Face of Heroism (Jennifer Lawrence), Favourite Movie Franchise (The Hunger Games) and Favourite On-Screen Chemistry (Josh/Jen/Liam – The Hunger Games). I’m so proud of them! Plus, Jen was nominated for an Oscar for her newest movie Silver Lining Playbook!¬†Image
  2. I learnt that Supernatural would be returning to Australian TV’s. Yes, there I was, sitting there at dinner, when an ad for the return of Season 8 came on, and I started fangirling, as I saw the boys in all there glory! Super excited for this! If you live in Australia, Supernatural Season 8 returns Monday 21st of January, 8:30pm, Channel 11. See you there ūüėČ Oh, and Supernatural also won two ¬†awards at the People’s Choice Awards – Favourite TV Fan Following and Favourite Sci/Fi Fantasy TV Show- yay, go us!Image
  3. I saw Life of Pi. The award-winning movie, directed by Ang Lee and based on the best selling novel by Yann Martel. The movie was completely different from what I expected, and the ending, well, it blew me out of the water. The ending shocked me, it was so unexpected, it was a twist in the tale I didn’t see coming. But the visuals were stunning, even though I didn’t see it in 3D. The scenery and the way Lee, tells a story is magical. If you haven’t heard about Life of Pi, you must be living under a rock. I recommend you see it, just once at least. I probably wouldn’t watch it again, but you just have to watch it, to understand all the hype around it, and to say that I saw it.¬†Image
  4. ¬†I went to Hanging Rock, last weekend, after watching ¬†‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, the 1975 movie by Peter Weir. The movie is based on the book of the same name, by Australian author, Joan Lindsay, published in 1967. I visited the popular attraction with my family, and a few family friends. It was a blast. We spent a couple of hours, trekking up to the rock base, and exploring all the nooks and crannies. After our visit there, we had lunch at a local fish and chip shop, and did a little shopping. A very good but tiring dayImage
  5. And, my final highlight of the week is getting to hang with two of my friends that I haven’t seen in a few weeks. We just get to chill, and hang out, and watch movies and Supernatural, for a while. It’s going to be amazing!

So, I’m off, to go have some fun with my friends.

Goodnight and Goodbye.

Rach, x

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3 Reasons You Should Watch The Polar Express

The Polar Express is a 2004 Christmas movie, written and produced by Robert Zemeckis. It’s a motion capture computer-animated fantasy film, based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg of the same name. It’s running time is 100 minutes. The Polar Express won, the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film.

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1. The Polar Express is my favourite Christmas movie! Everyone should watch it. Make it a Christmas family tradition to watch it at Christmas Time.

2. Tom Hanks stars in it, playing six different roles; Hero Boy (motion-capture only), Hero Boy’s father, the Train Conductor, the Hobo, Santa Claus and the Narrator. Josh Hutcherson also plays the Hero Boy.

3. The plot of the story is: ‘On Christmas Eve a¬†doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home.’¬†The backgrounds are bright, and colourful. The characters are good and genuine and likeable.

Just 3 of the many reasons why you should watch the Polar Express Children’s movie, suitable for all ages!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Seen it before? Or you want to? Leave your comments below!

Rach, x

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