Saturday, 13 June 2009
In the dizzying world of New York fashion, where size zero is the new 2, six is the new 8, and a bad hair day can end a career, Runaway magazine is the Holy Grail. Overseen with a finely manicured fist by Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) - the most powerful woman in fashion - Runway is a fearsome gauntlet for anyone who wants to make it in the industry. To make Runway the fashion bible of New York and therefore the world, Miranda has let nothing stand in her way - including a long line of assistants that didn't make the cut. It's a job no self-respecting person can survive, yet it's an opportunity a million young women in New York would kill for.
A stint as Miranda's assistant could blast-open the doors for recent college graduate Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway). More college drab than haute couture, she stands alone among the small army of 'Clackers' on staff at Runway - superslim fashion divas clacking their stilettos down the halls of the magazine's Manhattan headquarters. But when Andy comes in for the job, it dawns on her that making it in this industry will take more than drive and determination. And her ultimate test stands before her in head-to-toe Prada. Miranda can spin the fashion world like a basketball but has a devil of a time finding and keeping a good assistant. Andy is completely wrong for the job. But she has something the rest of them don't: she refuses to fail.
To become the perfect assistant, Andy will need to make herself over in Miranda's image. Soon, much to her boyfriend's dismay, she can talk the talk, walk the walk and never again confuse Dolce with Gabbana. But the more of life she sees through Miranda's eyes, the more she begins to grasp that Miranda's world is a fabulous but lonely one - and that sometimes great success depends on great sacrifice. But at what cost?
Devil wears prada is one of the best chick flicks ever it was one of thee amazing film ever!!!!
A modern variation on the Romeo and Juliet theme, Endless Love features that Oscar-nominated song performed by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, this timeless romance stars Brooke Shields as Jade, who becomes the true love and obsession of the boy next door, David. However, their young love is so overwhelming that they loose touch with everything else, forcing the parents of these star-crossed lovers to try to seperate them, with disastrous effects. Now David has to win back their approval, but can he do it before they are separated forever?
This is one of my favourite Movies of all time, first time I watched it I was in my teens. Then more than 10 years later they released it on DVD yey, I bought it the second it came out on DVD. And watched it straight way and yes it was just as good then that it is now. If you haven't yet seen it, its one of the best chick flicks out there.
Tom Hanks leads a stellar ensemble (including Michael Clarke Duncan as Coffey) in this emotional, uplifting story of guards and captives; husbands and wives; prisoners and a remarkable mouse named Mr. Jingles; and on another level, of a moviemaker and his source.
That filmmaker is Frank Darabont, who returns after his 1994 directorial debut, The Shawshank Redemption, to adapt another tale by Stephen King into stirring, crowd-pleasing entertainment, nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
This has to be one of the best Movies I have ever seen. It makes you laugh and it makes you cry. No words could do justice!
Fear can hold you prisoner...Hope can set you free.
City banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947. Convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence and discovers that when they send you to Shawshank State Prison for life, that is exactly what they take.
Within the confines of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red (Morgan Freeman). He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes.
With an extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice: get busy living or get busy dying...
One on the finest movies I've ever seen. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in this movie as convicted felons, imprisoned within the cold walls of Shawshank Prison. Both beautifully acted and directed, you will be compelled to watch it again and again. Excellent, simply Excellent.
A research assistant (Julia Roberts) helps an attorney (Albert Finney) in a lawsuit against a large utility company blamed for causing an outbreak of cancer and other illnesses in a small community.
This Oscar-winning film is both eccentrically funny and an old-fashioned tearjerker. The story centers around the volatile relationship between a mother and daughter spanning 30 years. The various permutations of their lives are examined, including the daughter's bout with terminal cancer.
Only got to see this first a couple of years ago, not when it first came out and I thought it was a good movie, if you haven't seen it yet WATCH IT!!!
Nothing on earth can rival the epic spectacle and breathtaking grandeur of Titanic, the sweeping love story that sailed into the hearts of moviegoers around the world ultimately emerging as the most popular motion picture of all time.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar nominee Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the 'unsinkable' R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic, their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival.
From acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece.
The movie itself is so moving it will never be forgotten, its the sort of movie you can watch over and over again and still not get bored. Why? Well its true for starters this ship really did sink! Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet work so well together you just don't want to relive the sinking if the two characters go down with it!
One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the 80s, Children Of A Lesser God garnered four Academy Award nominations and a Best Actress Oscar for Marlee Matlin. Based on the hit Broadway play, it's the uplifting love story of John Leeds (William Hurt), an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah (Marlee Matlin). At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their teacher/student relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.
Yes its a little dated now but this movie is amazing. One you shouldn't miss.
It's the intoxicating romantic comedy starring an unbeatable cast of hot stars from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer; now presented in a longer, and racier (now rated 15!), Director's Cut!
Moving to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a famous songwriter, Violet Sanford (Perabo) finds herself desperate and broke. Through a twist of fate the shy, innocent Violet lands a job as one of the barmaids at the hottest nightclub in town - the down and dirty, wild and fun Coyote Ugly. Pouring drinks and overflowing with attitude, the Coyotes spend more time on top of the bar than behind it, tantalising the standing-room-only crowd with their outrageous antics. It's one wild adventure for a small-town girl chasing a dream in the big city.
This is a really good Chick Flick movie if you haven't seen it yet your missing out!
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Friday, 12 June 2009
For the first time ever, fans of Miley Cyrus will get a chance to hear her story. Covering everything from her Southern roots in Tennessee to her meteoric triumphs in television, music, and film, this is the must-have book for any fan of the teen sensation.
Miles to go is about Miley's life so far and since she is only sixteen she has a lot more to go through and that is why i think she called the book Miles to go.
Miles to go is a great biography i can finally learn about one of my favourite celebrity through her own words and it's just a great feeling to relate to Miley Cyrus.
From the Director of 'Independence Day' comes a spectacular roller-coaster ride that boasts pulse-pounding action and sensational, mind blowing special effects.
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing super storm to stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered... Mother Nature!
Wow! This film is amazing! Good acting, amazing special effects, good story so basically everything is brilliant! If you liked Independence Day then watched this, excellent entertainment!!
When NASA's executive director, Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton), makes the terrifying realisation that the Earth has just 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option - land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers, led by their boss Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core.
Entirely re-mastered with bonus special features, spectacular special effects, laugh-out-loud humour, great characters, riveting storytelling and heartfelt emotion make Armageddon an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow!
This is one of the best movie I've ever watched. It's really fantastic. .This movie is the kind that takes tears from you. It's impossible not to be touched by the farewell scene and the end it self.
Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker) directs, guiding an all-star cast featuring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell and Morgan Freeman. With the film's dynamic fusion of large-scale excitement and touching, human-scale storylines, Deep Impact makes its impact felt in a big and unforgettable way.
Loved this movie have watched it many of time, I love all disaster movie there my all time favourites, I could watch them time and time again and I wouldn't get bored.
One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race.
The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet.
Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of mankind.
This is definitely one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time. I have watched this movie so many times, I'm glad its on DVD so it will never were out.
They're Not Just Best Friends. They're Blood Brothers.
From the writers Karey Kirkpartrick (Chicken Run) and Larry Wilson (The Addams Family), The Little Vampire is a fang-tastic adventure that you can really sink your teeth into!
Tony (Jonathan Lipnicki) has just moved with his parents from a big, bustling city in America to a small village in a remote corner of Scotland and is finding it not very easy being the new kid in town, especially as he is obsessed by vampires!
One night a lone bat flies through Tony's window and transforms into a vampire boy called Rudolph (Rollo Weeks). The two become the best of friends when Rudolph enlists Tony's help to lift the curse of being a vampire forever by solving the mystery of the amulet Tony has seen in his dreams. But first they must scupper the dastardly plans of the evil Vampire Hunter, Rookery (Jim Carter).
With a powerful concoction of creepy, scary and slightly spooky slapstick and not forgetting flying cows, you're in for a shockingly good time!
My children loved this movie when they were younger, and its not to scary for young children.
Join Brian as he meets Maurice, the friendly but wacky monster that lives in the "under the bed world" where he takes Brian and teaches him all the secrets of the little monsters and where there is always a little adventure.
I loved this Movie when I first saw it when I younger it me laugh. Watched a couple of months ago with my daughter and she really like the movie.
Monsters, Inc. is the largest scare factory in the monster world and the top Kid-Scarer is James P. Sullivan (John Goodman), a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns, known as "Sulley" to his friends. His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a lime green, opinionated, feisty monster. And visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who turns the monster world upside down and teaches Sulley and Mike that laughter is more powerful than a scream.
This has got to be one of the best Disney movies by far. This is a great family movie for young & old. My kids never tire of the adventures of Mike & Sully!!
Summer 1963: during her family's annual summer vacation in the Catskills, teenager Baby (Jennifer Grey) meets dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), who sweeps her off her feet. Baby becomes Johnny's dance partner, despite her parents' disapproval, and now she must decide whether to obey them - or her own heart...
What a classic, this Movie is fantastic. Really love this movie watch first when I was young, and seen it many times since. Watched a couple of years ago with my daughter and she still loves and watches now.
This movie is excellent, the acting is done so brilliantly and the story line is great, and it gets straight to the point unlike some other movies.
Two very different young girls meet on a beach in a 1950s American resort. CC Bloom (Bette Midler) is a brash, confident minx determined to make it in the glitzy world of show business. Hillary (Barbara Hershey) is a wealthy, restrained and privileged WASP, who seems destined for a life as a trophy wife. Against all odds, their friendship survives, through broken marriages, diverging careers and the trials of life.
Hilarious, moving and deeply satisfying, and boasting great performances by Hershey and Midler, Beaches is an unmissable film about what true friendship really means.
Probably the best chick flick of all time, OK, a bit dated now, but still great. Why don't they make movies like this anymore?!
When workaholic J.C. Wiatt inherits a baby girl she finds that her life is no longer her own. Fleeing the big city to work in the country, she develops, with baby Elizabeth's help, a new brand of baby food which soon becomes a huge success to prompt the serious question: do they return to the rat-race?
Really love this movie one of my all time favourites, I have seen it son many times and would watch it again!!!
27 Dresses centres around Jane (Ketherine Heigl), an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman. Jane has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking after herself. Her entire life has been about making people happy - and she has a closet full of 27 bridesmaid dresses to prove it. One memorable evening, Jane manages to shuttle between wedding receptions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a feat witnessed by Kevin (James Marsden), a newspaper reporter who realizes that a story about this wedding junkie is his ticket off the newspaper's bridal beat.
Jane finds Kevin's cynicism counter to everything she holds dear - namely weddings, and the two lock horns. Further complicating Jane's once perfectly-ordered life is the arrival of younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman). Tess immediately captures the heart of Jane's boss, George (Edward Burns). Tess enlists her always-accommodating sister to plan yet another wedding - Tess and George's - but Jane's feelings for George lead to shocking revelations... and maybe the beginning of a new life.
This film was great fun, very funny and sweet. Worth watching just for that, but Katherine Heigl is brilliant in this film.
Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; in fact, Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah), the only female mammoth left in the world. Their only problem: they can't stand each other. Oh, and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum! Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum "brothers" Crash and Eddie (voiced by Seann William Scott and Josh Peck), a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers.
Manny, Sid, and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: a huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely family as they embark on a mission across an ever-changing, increasingly dangerous landscape...
Fantastic, there were so many funny moments in this one, we watched this as a family and were left in stitches. There is lots of adult humour and so this movie will appeal to all ages. Can't wait for Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs.....
A star-studded cast provides the voices for the prehistoric creatures in this computer-animated feature set 20,000 years ago as the Ice Age approaches. Seemingly anti-social Manny, a woolly mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), acts as if he just wants to be left alone. When he meets Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), a sloth, the two become unlikely traveling companions. The plot thickens when the duo finds a human infant and decides to try to return the child to its "herd". Manny slowly but surely reveals his heart of gold, while Sid continues to provide comic relief. Diego (voiced by Denis Leary), a saber-tooth tiger with ulterior motives, soon joins them in their search for the humans. Ultimately, this group of misfits becomes its own herd, learning about friendship and loyalty as they brave snow, ice, freezing temperatures, predators, hail, and even boiling lava pits. All the while, a saber-tooth squirrel, Scrat, provides comic relief as he valiantly struggles with an acorn. A well-written, humorous script and endearing characters mesh well with the state-of-the-art technology and effects. Other stars lending their voices to the feature include Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, and Jane Krakowski.
I love this movie, this movie is perfect for the whole family even teenagers will like it. Ice age is a great movie with lovable characters, it is really a good movie!
When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away ? until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires ? and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close.
I bought this book for my daughter, she really enjoyed the book. So I decided to read it after seeing the movie, well what can I say I really enjoyed this book myself it was a lot better than the movie. It didn't beat the Harry Potter books tho but it was close to it. Now half way through New Moon so will post when finished.
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