Monday, November 29, 2010

Movie Review: Tangled

As the girls are getting older we have recently started watching more movies at home. This has been more of a trial run as to how content my two year old would be staying still for that long. Surprisingly, she had been doing really well and we had decided that it was about time to take them to the theater. You can imagine I was more then thrilled when I had been contacted about doing a review for Disney's new movie Tangled.

Tangled is based on Disney's take on the classic tale that many of us know from when we were young. I found when I mentioned to friends I was going see the new Disney's princess movie, a lot of people said they were not familiar with her. However, once I said the line "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair" everyone remembered the fairy tale from their childhood.

The movie starts off with Disney's version of how Rapunzel became trapped in the tower in the middle of no where. The Queen has fallen ill during child birth and in order to save the Queen and his unborn child the King sends his men to look for this flower that has been hidden, that stories tell can heal any sickness. The problem is that the flower had been hidden by an evil women who was using its powers to stay young.

The Kings men were able to get the flower and it saved the Queen and their baby, though like the flower, Rapunzel, was born with the healing power and it is all in her golden hair. This of course makes the evil women want her for her very own. Which she achieves once she steals Rapunzel from the nursery and raises her as her own.

Rapunzel's story is one that parents and children will equally love. This is not your typical princess we are dealing with and not the typical love story. Rapunzel is able to take care of herself, (I love the frying pan!!!) yet at the same time she does still need some rescuing. As for the love between Rapunzel and Flynn it is one that evolves over time in result to the two working together for a common goal.

We saw the movie in 3D animation and there was both good and bad aspects of this. My youngest, who is two, refused to put the glasses on and my eldest, who is four, was scared of the movie for the first bit. She decided halfway through the movie not to wear the glasses anymore and then she was content to watch the movie and not as scared. However, she still stayed in her daddy's lap for the duration of the movie. :-)

I thought the 3D aspects were neat and loved some of the effects with parts of the movie coming out at you. Though, I do not think it was something my little ones would have needed, to them the movie was real as it is and they don't need to feel anymore involved in it. Though for parents that have older children this would have been great for them.

I would definitely recommend for everyone to check out Tangled while it is in theaters as you need to fully appreciate the beauty of the work that Disney has created. Though I do have to warn if you if your at all like me you may shed a tear in front of your children.:-)

I have also read through various media lines that this will be the last Princess movie that Disney will be putting out for now. I truly hope this will not be the last that I see in my lifetime, but in any case Disney, as always you made a fabulous movie that the whole family can enjoy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Hops!!

Looking at finding out about some fabulous new blogs??? Why not check out today's hop!

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

We Have a Winner!!!

CONGRATS TO Lucky #28 KerriLynn74 

She was the winner of my latest my lip stuff giveaway!   Should I not hear back from her within the requested time frame a new winner will be chosen!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've Been Tagged!!

Twin Inspiration

Here are the rules...
She asks me 8 questions, I answer them and then I tag 8 friends and ask them 8 questions :) Sounds like fun so lets get started...

1) What is your favorite food?

I have always had a sweet tooth, so anything with sugar I of course will love, but I also love many different ethnic foods. To say I have one would be impossible. I just love food in general :-)

2) What do you love most about blogging?

I love being able to talk about something that is not always child related being a mommy you forget how much non mommy things happen in the world or you forget to talk about this and blogging gives me a chance!

3) Favourite time of year?

I love Christmas. Something about having children now and seeing the smiles on their face. No matter how commercialized it has become I can always look at my girls and see the true meaning of it.

4) What is one thing you can not live without?

Mommy time. No matter what it may be I have to take some time to do something that I do not have to do. Whether its just sitting with my eyes shut, laying down for a minute or going out with fellow mommies. Life will go on if I do not do these thing, but I definitely wont be the best I can be!

5) What is the last movie you watched?

Well it was a old one from the library and it was call 'Meet Bill' It was alright, nothing tooo special.

6) If you could visit anywhere in the world...where would it be?

I would love to see LA, London, New York again and New Orleans

7) What do you listen to when driving?

Well if my children are in the car it will be a CD of theirs currently it is Bobs and Lolo. If my children are not in the car it is either the radio of a I a USB stick with various songs on it from oldies to newbies rap to classical. :-)

8) What is your favorite TV show?

Right now it is The Vampire Diaries, I think my previous post might have given that away :-)

The people I'm tagging are...
Ten Talents
The Knit Wit
Thrifty Canucks
Avon with Farah
The Mom Road
Ins and Outs
Three Boys and an Old Lady

And these are the questions for them to answer...

1.) How Long have you been blogging and why did you start?
2.) What is your favorite thing about yourself?
3.) Who is your favorite music artist and why?
4.) If you could be anyone for a day who would you be?
5.) When was the last time you read a book and what was it?
6.) If you could visit anywhere in the world...where would it be?
7.) What is your favorite childhood treat?
8.) What is your favorite T.V. show?

I hope everyone has fun with it. It's a fun way to learn a little more about each other.

When did Vampires go from Scary to Sexy??

So I have never really been into vampires.  Sure I've watched movies with them.  Heck I remember Brad Pitt in his movie "Interview with a Vampire".  However, I watched the movie and then that was all it was.  No more, no less.  It was a movie and I had no allure or attraction to him as that character.  Sure I think Brad Pitt is good looking, but again nothing stuck with me.

For those of you that have been reading my blog for sometime, well you really have to view it once and see my Edward button, to know I adore Robert Pattinson (aka Edward).  Since I loved the Twilight series, friends had recommended that I check out "The Vampire Diaries"(TVD).  So like any good friend would :-)  I got the books and read them.  The first book I read out of the series I liked, but still Twilight was my favorite.  The more of the books I read the more I fell  in love with the series.  I had heard about the show, but as must people find once you read the book and watch the show you end up disspointed.  However, I am pleased to say I have watched every single episode and caught myself up, I was about 1.5 yrs behind, and LOVE the show.  There has been many changes from the book, but nothing that brought down the novels, if anything it has enhanced them!

The show has the same characters and some new ones and I love where the writers and the directors have taken the show.  Plus it is great to see new fresh young actors and actresses that can actually act and I love the fact that the lead actress in the show Nina Dobrev  is CANADIAN.  Yes I watched her when she was on Degrassi: The Next Generation :-)

Now onto the topic of my post when did Vampires become sexy???   What is it about young men over 100 that women of all ages are attracted  too?  Ian Somerhalder who plays Damon Salvatore on TVD was on "Lost" he's been on other shows, but I never noticed him and he didnt stick out to me.  Paul Wesley plays Stefan Salvatore and as well had many different appearances, but again never noticed him.  So it can not be their looks alone that draw these women towards them.  Their character has a large part in this and that is where I wonder what is it about these Vampires that have women loving them so much and not afraid of what they represent??