Movie Mania: Mermaids (1990)

Hey Folks!
Today I want to present my favourite Cher film ever. Based on a novel by Patty Dann, Richard Benjamin created a lovely comedy drama!

 

The Plot:
The story is narrated by Charlotte. She’s 15 years old and lives with her rather eccentric mother Rachel and little sister Kate. Whenever something goes wrong in her life, Rachel packs up an relocates. The actual story begins in 1963 right after one of those moves. Charlotte, who’s obsessed with Catholicism, develops feelings for the 26-year-old school bus driver Joe while Rachel falls in love with a local shop owner. But is there a future to any of those relationships? Continue reading

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4 Harry Potter Things I missed in the Movies!

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I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter book series and was reminded of so many great details I loved while reading the novels. Unfortunately not all of them made it to the adaptations. Here’s what they missed!

 

#1 – Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare:
In the books Hermione starts this little movement after she finds out that elves are practically slaves. She tries to get others to join, has a programme and begins knitting hats for the elves.

 

#2 – Dudley’s Goodbye:
In the movie adaptation the farewell between Harry and his family is rather cold (just like the relationship was in general). But in the novel the goodbye between Harry and Dudley was so wonderful it warmed my heart. The two finally make up and Dudley even thanks him for saving his life. It almost broke my heart that this scene wasn’t in the film! Continue reading

Top 5 Non-Disney Animated Movies (Fairy-Tale Edition)

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After I did a post on my favourite non-Disney films, I decided to give an extra ramble on the best animated fairy-tales! I went through my Video collection and picked the very best ones!
Let’s see what’s worth checking out!

 

#5 The Swan Princess:
This one is really interesting as I had never heard of the fairy-tale before. Princess Odette is turned into a swan by an evil magician who wants to become king himself. So we get some cute side-kick animals and a nice story with a little dash of magic!

 

#4 The Secret of NIMH:
Dark one. The Mouse Mrs. Brisby has to move her home as the farmer will soon start plowing the field it’s located in. However, he youngest son falls ill and many problems arise. Many aspects are covered in this film, from experiments with animals to death, it’s a fascinating one.

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Movie Mania: The Counselor

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Today I have another star packed thriller for you. Ridley Scott’s 2013 flick features Micheal Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt just to name a few.

 

The Plot:
The counselor (we never get to find out his real name) is a high level cartel lawyer. His life is going pretty well: he is successful and just got engaged with a wonderful woman. However, he gets greedy and mixed up in a drug deal. Of course what can go wrong, will go wrong… Continue reading

Movie Mania: Sing

Hello Folks!
Today’s movie is a rather unlikely choice for me. Sing is an animated musical comedy featuring the voices of Hollywood’s finest actors. Childish or also worth checking out for adults?

 

The Plot:
Buster Moon is in trouble. The theater he owns is about to be taken away due to financial problems. In order to raise money he comes up with a singing competition. As it turns out, there are many talents around… Continue reading

Movie Mania: Transcendence

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Today I want to ramble about Transcendence, a 2014 sci-fi drama featuring many famous names in the cast-list.

 

The Plot:
Dr. Will Caster and his wife Evelyn work on a computer capable of feeling. They make great progress, however, at a conference Will is shot by a member of an anti-technology terrorist group. Before he, dies Evelyn tries to upload his consciousness into a quantum computer… Continue reading