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Entries Tagged as 'Fantasy'

Review of “The Golden Compass” (2007) PG-13 113min

December 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

A major disappointment.
The script by Chris Weitz (”About a Boy“) is based on first story of Philip Pullman’s 1995 bestselling (in UK) trilogy novel, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass.
The plot: The story is set in an alternative world where people’s souls manifest [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · UK · USA

Review of “Enchanted” (2007) PG 107min

December 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

This movie was…………………. really fun! Very enjoyable! An unexpected surprise. Clever and charming. We went to see it in the theatre because nothing else was staring within 20 minutes and I thought I’d treat Elena to a movie she might like for once: [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Animation · Chick Flick · Comedy · Fantasy · Movies · Musicals · Romance

Review of “Arthur and the Invisibles” (2006) PG 103min

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

This film comes from a great French director Luc Besson, who is the king of French action movies. Here in the U.S. of A. we know him for creating “The Fifth Element“, which he conceived when he was a teenager, for [briefly] being [...]

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Beowulf (2007) PG-13 113min

November 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Beowulf (2007)

Just came out of the theatre. Saw it in both regular and 3D. This movie should only be seen in 3D! Completely different experience.
The plot is based on the only known surviving Anglo-Saxon poetry manuscript about a warrior Beowulf, hero of Geats [...]

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Stardust (2007)

September 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Stardust (2007)

Went to see it late last night with friends. I did not know what the movie is about. I heard from completely forgettable commercials that the movie has Michelle Pfeiffer and De Niro in it, so I thought it might be worth a [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Fantasy · Movies · Romance

Charlotte’s Web (2006)

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Charlotte’s Web (2006)

The plot: Wilbur (voiced by 9 year old Dominic Scott Kay) is a pig who dreads the Christmas because he’s afraid he’s going to be served on the farmer’s table, and he creates a plan to prove to the farmer that [...]

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Tags: DVD · Fantasy · Movies

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Mexican director Guillermo Del Torro, who is familiar to American audience for directing Hellboy and Blade II, has written and directed “El laberinto del fauno”, which in 2007 has been nominated for Oscar in six categories and won in three: Best [...]

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Tags: DVD · Fantasy · Foreign · Mexico · Movies · War

The Fountain (2006)

August 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Fountain (2006)

The Fountain is a very strange and moody movie, with weird visuals that reminded me of “The Night Watch” introductory sequence, Peter Gabriel’s “Growing Up” tour visuals, Andrei Tarkovsky’s original 1972 “Solaris” and a more recent “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Fantasy · Film Noir · Movies · Romance · Sci-Fi

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

July 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

Warning: this is Disney. This is a good sweet movie, but it’s a fairy tale for kids.
The plot: a 10-year old boy Jess from a poor family wants to be the fastest runner in his class, but he is outran by [...]

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Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

July 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

We saw it on Saturday.
Highlights:
Cho Chang (Elena calls her Chow Ming for some reason) was cute when she was 11 in the “H.P. and the Saucerer’s Stone” (intentionally misspelled), but now she’s just “third world ugly” (borrowed that [...]

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Tags: Drama · Fantasy · Movies