Super 8

Super 8 is an American science fiction thriller film released in 2011. It was directed by J.J. Abrams and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after,human and animal disappearances and awkward events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

The main character, Joe Lamb, is played by Joel Courtney

 

  • Alice is played by Elle Fanning 
  • Jack Lamb is played by Kyle Chandler 
  • Charles is played by Riley Griffiths 
  • Cary is played by Ryan Lee   
  • Alice’s father, Louis is played by Ron Eldard  
  • Martin is played by Gabriel Basso 
  • Colonel Nelec is played by Noah Emmerich 

This movie would have to be the best sci-fi movie I have ever watched. I love the plot of the movie. It is very unique. Also, the background music makes it even more dramatic. The special effects are awesome. I recommend this movie for  every boy and girl all ages. The good thing about this movie is that it is not rude. 😉

I give this movie 5 stars out of 5 stars rating

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500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer is a romantic drama movie made in 2009. It was directed by Marc Webb and it was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

This movie is about a man called Tom Hansen who is an architect. He currently works as a greeting card writer. One day Tom bumps into his boss’s cute secretary named Summer. Tom realises that he and Summer have a lot in common. Tom is charmed by her beauty. All he can ever think about is Summer. Summer. SUMMER! Unfortunately for Tom, Summer doesn’t believe in true love and believes it’s all fantasy. Tom wants to do anything and everything to get Summer to believe in true love and convince her that their love is real.

The main character, Tom Hansen, is played by Joseph Gorden-Levitt.

  • Summer is played by Zooey Deschanel 
  • Rachel Hansen is played by Chloë Grace Moretz 
  • McKenzie is played by Geoffrey Arrend 
  • Paul is played by Matthew Gray Gubler 
  • Vance is played by Clark Gregg 
  • Autumn is played by Minka Kelly 

This film is a good movie. It starts off being normal then toward the middle it depresses you and then at the end you start to enjoy the movie. When I heard the title of the film,’500 Days of Summer’, I thought…how can there be 500 days in Summer? But then after i watched it, it ended up being that the girl’s name is Summer. 😛 After watching the movie, I really want a sequel to it. I really like the choice of characters. Like, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is like the perfect person to play the role of Tom Hansen.

I give this movie 4 stars out of 5 stars rating.

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Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is a video game developed by Halfbrick Studios in 2010. Fruit Ninja can be played on an iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, Bada OS and Symbian OS.

In Fruit Ninja, the player has to slice pieces of fruit with a blade using the control pad.

In the game, there are multiple modes the player can play.

  1. Classic Mode- As the fruit is thrown onto the screen, the player swipes their finger across the screen to slice the fruit in half. You are rewarded extra points if you slice multiple fruits in one slice. You have to slice all the fruits. If a fruit is missed, then you receive a cross. If you get three crosses, you get a game over. Also, bombs are thrown in with the fruits and if you accidentally swipe a bomb, unfortunately for you, it is a game over. You receive one point for every fruit you have sliced and get multiple points for slicing a combo. For every one hundred points, you are revived with a life that you have lost.  
  2. Zen Mode- This mode is like Classic Mode except that there are no bombs and that you have 60 seconds to slice as many fruit as you can. This mode is the perfect mode to keep improving a high score.
  3. Arcade mode- This mode is a really fun and enjoyable mode. You play with a time, bombs and special fruits. The time is a minute and a half. The bombs are different from the other bombs in Classic Mode. If you slice these bombs, you immediately lose 10 points. The special fruits are the bananas. The bananas are special because when you slice them, you can freeze time and the movement of the fruits, you can get double points and you get more fruit coming out from the sides which can get you lots of points if you slice them all.

This game is one of my favourite games I have on my iPod. It’s very fun and enjoyable. I really love this game. I play it all the time. I’m always challenging myself by trying to beat my personal bests again and again. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 It is an excellent way to pass time, especially when you’re waiting for something to happen.

I give this game 5 stars out of 5 stars rating

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Titanic 1997

Titanic is an American romantic movie made in 1998. It was directed by James Cameron and it was produced by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox.

84 years later, a 101 year old woman named Rose DeWitt tells the story about what happened on April 10th 1992 on a ship called the Titanic, to her grand-daughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich, which on a ship called the Keldysh. She tells them the story from the moment she boarded the Titanic with her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Cal Hockey, and how she fell in love with an artist named Jack Dawson to the part where she and Jack were floating in the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean where Jack was in her arms suffering from hypothermia.

The main role, Rose DeWitt, is played by Kate Winslet.

  • Jack Dawson is played by Leonardo DiCaprio  
  • Caledon Cal Hockley is played by Billy Zane 
  •  Ruth DeWitt Bukater is played by Frances Fisher 
  • The older version of Rose DeWitt is played by Gloria Stuart 
  •  Lizy Calvert, is played by Suzy Amis 

 

This film is great. I really liked it. It was an excellent way of retelling the events of what happened on the RMS Titanic. Because of some rude scenes, I recommend a mature audience to watch this unless a parent doesn’t care about what their child is watching. Leonardo DiCaprio did a spectacular job at playing the role of poor and handsome Jack. A 3D version has been recently made to commemorate 100 years since the Titanic sank. This film is the 15th most expensive film ever made.

I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5 stars rating.

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No Hard Feelings! (Sans Rancune!)

“No Hard Feelings!” is a French movie directed by Yves Hanchar in 2008. It was produced by To Do Today Productions and Mact Productions. It was released later in July 15 2009.

This movie is set in 1955 in a boarding school in Belgium. Laurent Matagne thinks that his French teacher is disguised as his father who died in the war in 1940. Laurent and his friend Boulette hold an investigation. At the same time, Laurent finishes writing a novel.

The main role, Laurent Matagne, is played by Milan Mauger.

  • Vapeur is played by Thierry Lhermite
  • Boulette is played by Benôit Cauden 
  • Jeanne Matagne is played by Marianne Basler 
  • Mommaerts is played by Benoît Van Dorslaer 
  • Henri Dejase is played by Christian Crahay 

I love this film so much. It’s excellent. I have watched it three times so far and I really love it. I really admire the idea of this story. I also like how when the movie finished it leaves you thinking about whether the teacher, Vapeur, is Laurent’s father or not.

There’s one thing you have to know though, this film is in French  but there are subtitles at the bottom. I have tried so hard to find a website that has the whole movie but I couldn’t. SBS used to have it on but it was only for 2 weeks. In those 2 weeks I managed to record it but the problem is that no voice came out with it. I’ll put the link bottom in the comments. It’s a great movie. 🙂

I give this movie a 5 stars out of 5 stars rating

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Ransom

Ransom is an American crime movie. It was released in November 1996.

This movie is about a rich man called Tom Mullen. He is the chairman of a very popular and well-known air company. He loves his wife Kate and his son Sean so much. They are the most important things in his life. One day, Tom’s son, Sean, gets kidnapped. Tom has to pay 2 million dollars to get his son back. Tom uses different types of tactics against the kidnappers to get his son back.

This film is directed by Ron Howard. Touchstone Pictures produced this film.

The main role, Tom Mullen, is played by Mel Gibbson.

  • Kate Mullen is played by Rene Russo  
  • Sean Mullen is played by Brawley Nolte 
  • Detective James “Jimmy” Shaker is played by Gary Sinise 
  • Special Agent Lonnie Hawkins is played by Delroy Lindo 

I watched this film on Saturday night and I really enjoyed it. Even though it was 2 hours long, i loved it. I really admired the determination of Mel Gibson’s character and how he would do anything for his son. Every commercial break left me hanging on the edge of my couch. I would watch the movie again and again. The end of the film was really funny. I wont reveal anything to whoever hasnt watched it.

I give this movie 5 stars out of 5 stars.

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Young Dracula

This is a British television show. It was released in late 2006. This television show runs for 3 series’. Series 1 was released 2006. The second season was released in 2007, and the third season was released in Australia in 2012.

The television show is about a boy called Vladimir.Vladimir is not really excited about being a vampire. All he wants is to be a normal boy. He tries every way possible to stop becoming into a vampire like his father Count Dracula. Towards the end of series 2, Vladimir finds out he is ‘The Chosen One.’ Being ‘The Chosen One’ practically means that when Vlad is older, he would be in control of all the vampires in the world and can make peace between humans and vampires if he wants to.

The main role, Vladimir Dracula, is played by Gerran Howell.

   

  • Count Dracula is played by Keith-Lee Castle
  • Ingrid is played by Claire Thomas
  • Renfield is played as Simon Ludders
  • Robin is played by Craig Roberts (series 1 and 2) 
  • Erin is played by Sydney Rae White (series 3)
  • Bertrand is played by Cesare Taurasi (series 3)

The director of this television show is Joss Agnew. Young Dracula airs on many channels but mainly on CBBC and ABC.

I really like this television show. Although there are many shows and films about vampires like Vampire Night, Twighlight and The Night Stalker, Young Dracula would have to be my favourite. Many people dislike this film and find it disgusting but i like it. 🙂 I like the actor chosen to play Vladimir.

I give this television show 4 stars out of 5 stars.

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