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Cheaper By The Dozen 2

    Over the weekend I was invited to my cousin’s birthday party. So me and my sister went to their house and had a great time. We ate pizza and ice cream cake and that kind of sweet stuff. We also watched “Cheaper By The Dozen 2” and i loved it. It was really funny and very real. There is so much drama in it and a lot of things people could relate their problems too.

    “Cheaper By The Dozen 2” is about a Baker family that begins to undergo many changes, beginning with Lorraine (Hillary Duff) and her desire to go to study in New York. Their oldest daughter, Nora (Piper Perabo), is now married to Bud McNulty, and pregnant. But the couple intend to move to Houston Texas, Because of Bud’s new job promotion. Feeling that the family is breaking apart, as the children grow up and move away. Tom presents the entire family to take one last family vacation all together at Lake Winnetka. Tom’s old riva Jimmy Murtagh (Eugene Levy), and his large family are also there for the summer. Jimmy constantly flaunts his wealth and success to Tom as well of the accomplishments of his children constantly suggesting  to Tom that the Baker children ae less successful because of Toms parenting style. The two family’s end up going against each other to prove which one is better. A fight that they will never forget.

      What I like about this movie is how they took shots that made you wonder how they could actually do for real life. For example when Tom and Jimmy were both on a big log running on it without falling because they were actually outside and in water. I was also surprised with the fireworks. It was surprising to me because it was real fireworks blowing up a boat and everyone else in the movie watching it blow up.

       I really loved the characters such as Tom and his “daughter” Sarah Baker because they are so funny. Tom always gets these funny expressions on his face that just crack me up. He also acts like a kid a lot. For example when he was over at Jimmy’s, he comes up to Sarah Baker and asks her to look at the view and as they are doing that he asks her to put meat under Jimmy’s chair pillow so that there dog could attack him in front of everyone at dinner. Sarah Baker is also very funny because when she’s mad, she’s mad but the way she acts just makes it even more funnier because she looks serious but the things she does while looking serious makes it funny.

     I would recommend this movie to everyone. It’s really funny and it has to do with family and teaches you a little about how family is worth having. It is also a movie where you can just lay back and know that there won’t be something jumping out unexpectedly. When I watched it I got really excited for summer because it reminded me of summer. My cousins loved it as well even my nine-teen year old cousin laughed when she saw it. This movie is a “have to watch” movie.


Ice Age Three

   So this weekend I finished cleaning the house and I had nothing else to do. I turned to my sister and told her to thing of a good movie to watch. We both thought about what we could watch but we couldn’t think of anything. Then I remembered that there was another Ice Age that came out. Me and my sister got on the computer and found it and decided to watch it. I have to say that I liked it. It had some humor in it too and it was all just different that’s what i liked about it.

     This film is called ” Ice Age: Dawn Of  The Dinosaurs”. After the events of “Ice Age: The Meltdown”, life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scrattle. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house cat and ponderes the notion that he is becoming to laid back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so he steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up wiht one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently.

     This film had a lot of conflict in it. It made the film more interesting because  you have to focus on more than one thing. You had to concentrate on Ellie being pregnant, Sid being captured, allo of them facing dinosaurs and then finding Sid and always running for their lives. I liked that they made the conflicts clear (noticible) because it was easy to understand that even a little kid would notice all the conflicts.

         The voices of the characters I really liked as well. You could really tell when there was a problem or when something scary or bad was gonna happen because the voices were shaky and scary sounding. For example when Ellie was ready to give birth her voice was strong and frantic when she was calling for Manny.  Mannys voice however was all panicked and scared which gave away what he felt.

        I would recommend this movie to watch with family. It’s very funny and interesting. It has good clearity and good character voices. The kids will love it because they will understand it. The color and picture is really pretty as well. If i have time I will wacth it again.

Alvin and The Chipmunks:The Squeakuel

    This weekend me and my family decided to watch “Alvin and The Chiomunks: The Squeakuel”. To tell you the truth I didn’t like it that much. I guess I didn’t like it because it was more of a kids movie. It was too fake for me and it was more of a romantic movie. There was a good lesson in it however but that’s about the only thing I liked about the film.

     “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” is about pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore. They end up in the care of Dave Sevilles twenty something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music to return to school and are tasked with saving the school’s music program by winning the twenty-five thousand dollar prize in a battle of the bands. But the chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as the chipettes-Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Roamantic and musical and musical sparks are ignited when the chipmunks and chipettes square off.

      I loved the different places they took the film at. It wasn’t just one or two places where the film took place at. For example, they’d go from the stage where the chipmunks performed, to the hospital, then  to the airport and then to Tobys place and then school. It made the movie more interesting.

       The editing was really amazing. Even though you know that the chipmunks and chipettes are fake they actually looked real. Some of the times I would just sit there and forget that the chipmunks and chipettes are fake because they seemed so real. Especially when Alvin, Simon and Theodore came to highschool for the first time becasue no one pays attention to them because they are so small and no one can see them on the floor.

     I would honsetly recommend this to kids. It’s too fake and it’s more of the kid style movie. There are some parts that are funny but not that funny. The lesson os worth watching as well. So it’s pretty much a movie for a family that loves music and romance and lessons becasue this movie is all of this stuff.

Samantha An American Girl Holiday

    Last weekend I couldn’t watch a movie so I watched one this week instead. I was really bored because I had to watch my sibilings and that is not fun at all. My sister Tatiana asked me if we could watch “Samantha An American Girl holiday”. Since there was nothing else to do I said ok because I had a lot of homework to do. To keep the kids calm I turned on the movie so I can do my homework in peace. I have to say that I really liked the film. It wasn’t a bad movie at all it was kind of sad and happy. I actually enjoyed watching it.

     This film brings history boldly to life as it takes girls on a journey back to New York in 1904. Samanthas grandmary is raisng her to be a young lady, but her life starts changing the day she meets Nellie O’Malley, the servant girl next door. Even though they come from different worlds, they become fast friends, facing happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger together. They both relize that they have been through a lot of the same things in life. One day however, Samantha has to leave to New York with her uncle and her new Aunt. While being their she finds out that Nellys father has died and that she has been sent to an orphanage at the place that they left to. So that’s when the new story begins of how Samantha tries to get her memories and friends to be one happy family again.

      I really liked that fact the film really looked like it was made in the 1940’s. The clothes were different then the ones we wear in films now. They were elegant and handsome. All the women wore long beautiful dresse and the men wore really handsome suits. You could really tell the poor from the rich because the rich wore nice things and the poor wore old things that looked like rags. The houses were old looking too, I really like how they made this film.

      Shots of this film were kind of old style as well. When they would go on to a new scene they’d stop and show the photograph of the new scene and the date and place and then zoom into it and start the scene, it was really cool. The colors in the film were really nice too because some of them really stood out in the film for instance when Samantha and her uncle and aunt came out onto the street in New York there were a lot of poor people wearing rags and they were all gray and the weather was gloomy and Samanthat comes out in a bright red cloak. It really stood out in the scene because all the attention goes on to her.

     This film was great, I really enjoyed it because it was one of those films that you could really copare to your life. Usually the things that happen in the film make you feel like you actually aren’t the only one going through hard times because there are people going through worse things. “Samantha An American Girl Holiday” was more a family movie because it is happy, sad, funny and it was a lesson for life. I would really recommend this because it is a calm movie and it doesn’t have anything bad in it.

Lame Movie 3

  This weekend I went to my cousins Ennas house because it was her birthday and we were there to celebrate it. Her cousin Karina was there with us as well. We were sitting in Ennas room with nothing to do. Then Enna gets up and asks us if we want to watch Scary Movie 3 because she had the video. So we said yes and we all sat down and watched it. I wouldn’t reccomend it unless you really like comedy.

    A mysterious film is going around. If you watch the film then you have seven days left to live. Cindy Cambell (Faris) a reporter watches this video and tries to figure out a way to prevent her death. But this isn’t the only mysterious thing going on. Crop circles have been appearing in the local farm of  Tom (Sheen) and George (Rex). With help from aunt Shaneequa (Latifah), Cindy starts to suspect that the aliens must have something to do with the tape. She now has to figure out the mysteries before it’s the end of the world.

      The music in the film was probably the only thing that made the movie scary. For example in the begining of the film there are these two girls that watched the video and it’s time for their death and that’s when the music came in. It brought like pressure to the movie to make it seem scarier than it actually is. They would also put the music in the middle of the movie when the characters have figured something out.

        The actors in the film were really good at doing there parts. They made stuff look really funny in the film. They also acted really dumb in the movie while being serious and I think that’s really hard to do. Some of the actors just had fun with it and you could really tell by the way their face expressions changed.

       Well this movie was like a funny movie not a scary movie. It was scary on some parts but that was probably only twice in the whole movie. I would only reccomend this film for someone who likes comedy. I definetly wouldn’t recommend this for little kids at all. I was dissapointed because I thought it would be scary but it wasn’t.

The Girl With Hope

  This weekend was okay I guess,I was really bored on Saturday so I decided to watch a movie with my little cousins. We decided to watch “The Little Princess” by Walter Lang. I have to say that this movie really touched me because it was sad and happy at the same time. Even my little cousin Nataly cried when she saw it and she is only three years old.

      This film is about a little girl named Sara Crewe. Her life was amazing until one day her dad was called to go fight in the war. She was sent to a private school for girls, because her father was rich she had many pleasures. However later on a letter comes to the school in the mail that says that her father was killed in the war. When Mrs. Michin reads it she has to make a choice of whether to keep Sara or not. She decides to keep her but Sara has to work for her keep. Sara becomes an orphan who works as a slave, but still she doesn’t accept the fact that her fathers dead. She goes looking for him.

  They used a lot of close up shots in this film. I noticed that they’d always do the close ups on the faces. I think it’s mainly because they were trying to show the emotion in the actors face and they did a really good job of it. They also did some long shots but that was only when Sara was in the hospital looking for her father and she wasn’t in the hospital a lot so that’s why there wasn’t as much long shots in the film.

    The style they had in the movie really showed that it wasn’t our time period and it wasn’t the 1800’s style either. It was more of an Engalnd type style. The girls and the ladies all had dresses on and the men all had suits on. There dresses however were ones that girls and ladies wear now to church, they weren’t those big/wide dresses that were used a long time ago. I think the England style was really good for this film.

   I would really recommend this for a family because it is really at first but has a happy ending which really makes it a family movie. It  also teaches kids that they should be happy fro who and what they got. If I could, I would watch this movie again, that’s how much it touched me.

The Fake Wedding

  So this sunday I went to my cousins Katies house because she was having a b-day party for her little baby who just turned one and I  went to her sisters apartment Liz which lives right across from Katie and i was hanging out with Diana my couz.We then decided to pick a movie and we picked “The Purposal”. It was the funniest movie ever.

   “The Purposal” was about a woman her name is Margurite who is an editor and she is very bossy the whole company hates her. There is a young man that works as an editor assistant  for her. Well Margurite a candian has to face deportation and so she uses Andrew as her fiance. So Andrew agrees to marry her for a promotion. That weekend he was supossed to go to his grandmothers 90th b-day party so he ends up going with Margurite.She then meets his parents and thinks they are very nice and well while doing this fraud she finds herself actually falling in love with Andrew. Andrew also starts to find himself falling in love with Margurite the woman who he used to despise.

     The shots in this film were pretty interesting because they did a lot of those jump cuts, I guess those shots caused the humor that was in the film.They also did a lot of fade shots to get to the next scene.However the shots I liked the most were the reaction shots because it showed how the character reacted and  in this film the characters reactions were really important to me.

   I liked where the fill took place because it just really went with the film.It first showed New York a really busy place and then it showed where Andrews parents lived whch was in Alaska.When you compare those two you see New York as being busy and noisy and Alaska  is just  peaceful and relaxing. I think that they were just trying to show how different Margurites personality is compared to Andrews.

    It was also very romantic I would really recommend this to someone who loves comedy and romance. It is very funny it has a lot of funny scenes in it, even my parents laughed when they saw the movie. It also had a lot of romance in it, it had a lot of those scenes where it just shows how to people feel about themselves.

The Great Queen

I have seen commercials and heard so much gossip about this fim called “One Night With The King”. So since I haven’t watched it i decided to watch it instead of hearing about it and how wonderful it is. So i went on my computer at home and loaded the movie and then sat on my couch and watched it. This film was really good, no it was amazing. It is my number one movie.

      The film was about a girl(Hadarsa) who lost her parents and got raised by her uncle (Mordichi). Meanwhile there village was ruled by a king and he had a wife named (Vashti). The queen (Vashti) one day betrays the king by not obeying him and so he sends her away. There’s a catch though, now the king needs a new wife so he takes all the young ladies ages 18 to 25 years to his castle and the young lady (Hadarsa) who was raised by (Mordichi) is taken as well but before she is taken Mordichi tells Hadarsa to lie about her name and where she was born. The name he gives her is Ruth of Suza. For she was a jew and no one could know that in the kingdom. So she obeys her uncle and that’s the night sshe gets taken. She is chosen to be queen but an evil man named (Haman) is placed as prince and he is plotting to kill all jews not knowing that Esther is a jew and now it is time for her to tell the king that she is a jew. that however becomes the greatest risk of all. It is a matter of life and death.

      I liked this very much because it had a lot of twists in it. At first you think that everything is good and then unexpectedly something bad happens. Then all these problems just come together at the very end. Until then you are always worrying about what’s gonna happen next.

          Shots of the film were just amazing. At the begining of the film they did a long shot and it was beautiful, they took a scene of the castle and what was around it and then they compared the castles enchantements with Esthers village and how different those two are from each other. At the middle of the film they did a lot of the close ups wich showed a lot of drama. At the end of the film they did another long shot and one of the dissolve shots which was really good.

        This film was just amazing i don’t think that there’s any other film that would be better than “One Night With The King”. There is just so much things that would have to be done for me to like another film other than this one.

Ruth The Great

  I have been hearing so much about “The Story Of Ruth”. So i decided to watch it at home. I’m really happy that i watched it because i really loved it. My sister watched it with me as well and now it is her number two movie. She just couldn’t help saying how good it was and how amazing it was. It got really annoying after a while but that’s what you get for letting a little kid to watch a movie with you.

 It was mostly about love and faith and  about how a young lady named (Ruth) changed her belief about her gods by a man named (Mallon). They end up getting married but then he gets killed and Ruth has to go to a different village with her mother in law (Naomi). In the new village she gets criticized and hated in her new world until she meets another man named (Boaz) and he changes her life forever.

  I liked this very much because it showed how much people can hate someone by where they come from without actually getting to know them. It shows how cruel people can really be. I also think that they were really jealous of Ruth because she was very beautiful. Just because all of there crops were dying they blamed everything on Ruth. I think that this teaches us a lesson about how to respect other people.

   The fashion was really old but in the same way i loved it. It looked very pretty and fashionable.I guess what i am trying to say is that it fit with the time period that the film took place in. The place was also very old fashioned as was the transportation.

    The Story Of Ruth is very different then it would have been now. It’s very old style and it’s very interesting. During the film i would relate how much harder it must have been to live like theydid and how easy it is for us to live now. The way they did the shots it made evrything look very old style. They did a lot of close ups and a lot of long shots.

    Other films similiar to “The Story Of Ruth” such as( Barabass,Ben-Hur,etc.) they were just not what i was expecting. They had i guess i can say, too much violence. Ruth had violence as well but it didn’t have a lot and it had more of the peace, faith and love in it. This film made me happy and sad and that’s why i loved it. It really touched me. I would really recommend this to someone who really likes romance.

The Geek Next Door

       So over the weekend I was with my family and on friday we were tired and I got an idea to watch a movie. I remembered that a new movie just came out called “The Spy next Door”.I thought it was really lame because it was more of a childish film than an ordianry adult film. It was about a man called Bob (Jackie Chan) who lived next door to this woman named Julian who has three kids, two girls and one boy. What happens is he really likes Julian and since he’s undercover he dresses like a geek and even acts like one; that bugged me the most. Anyway he lies to her about who he is and what he does. The kids don’t like him at all and one day he is left to babysit them and that’s when he reveals that he is not who he said he was and so he has to admit that he is not a geek or a man with a good job, but a spy. That’s when all these other things start happening when he has to go back and protect Julian and the kids from the bad guys (russians). It was funny but not as funny and good as the other movies i’ve watched. The kids really enjoyed it so i guess that’s one movie I would recommend for kids.