Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Disney, Children

Happy Halloween πŸ˜€ ! This is a classic 90’s Halloween movie that I have loved since childhood! The three witches are my favourite played by the fantastic Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker πŸ˜€ ! The entire Cast are great and the film’s narrative gives us plenty of drama, a good story and plenty of laughs! The songs are great from this film, “I put a Spell on you!” and the song with Sarah’s character is brilliant. The overall story puts me in a good mood each time I watch it, the story keeps me entertained and I love the ending of this film πŸ™‚ . It is a perfect Halloween movie where you get to see a witch on a hoover :P!! Also if you’re a fan of NCIS you get to see a very young Tim McGeeΒ  (Sean Murray) !

I give this film 5 stars out of 5!

I put a Spell on you!
I put a Spell on you!

Sorority Row

Sorority Row (2009)

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Sorority Row is about a group of sorority sisters covering up a prank gone wrong and our typical slasher / horror clichΓ© begins. Personally I actually enjoyed this film and was surprised by the change in direction in this narrative πŸ™‚ . The beginning was constructed very good so we got a sense of the characters and a good beginning of the story. I even liked the ending with the three girls walking out of the burning building and the overly happy scene straight after the horror. However, the middle section had faults. The acting got a little off and I began disliking some of the girls, especially the character Maggie, and the deaths got a little O.T.T. (The Bottle death for an example). If you want to watch a horror film with a lot of deaths, some nostalgia to horror films, and a passable enough tale…then this is the one for you πŸ™‚ !

I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!

They Share a Killer Secret!
They Share a Killer Secret!

Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When I first picked up this film, I pictured it would be another slasher movie involving kids in a Cabin. Oh, how I was wrong πŸ˜› . This film does play upon the clichΓ© expected for this type of genre but had me surprised at every turn! It had a very cleverly written script that gave you everything you expected from a horror but with a fantastic supernatural twist from the outset. The acting of the main five actors were superb πŸ™‚ I especially liked the acting and characters of Chris Hemsworth and Fran Kranz! If you want to watch a seriously good horror this Halloween, that plays on the clichΓ© in a good way, than this is the film for you!

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

Quiet abandoned property...Sold!
Quiet abandoned property…Sold!

Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This is the third installment to the Jurassic Park film franchise and in my opinion it is a better sequel than number 2 πŸ˜› ! Why is it better? Alan Grant is back πŸ˜€ ! Also so is Dr. Ellie Sattler and I appreciated that the director made references to the original film (by playing the music and mentioning the Raptors). It was a very good opening and they gave you plenty of Dinosaurs / attacks to keep you attentive! I personally felt sorry for the Pilot (the one who lasted the longest) as he had the funniest lines: “If we split up, I’m going with you guys”. Also the character of Amanda. I appreciate why she is there but she became annoying quite fast and I was praying for one of the dinosaurs to get her. It was action packed, the narrative actually made sense and I loved the bird-cage scene :). A highly recommended sequel to Jurassic Park but still not as perfect as the original :P.

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

Survival of the Fittest!
Survival of the Fittest!

Cinderella 2: Dreams Come true

Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True (2002)

Genre: Animation, Disney, Children, Family Film, Fantasy

This was a pleasant enough narrative but I am not sure whether I would call it a film. I do actually enjoy this film and I give credit to the writers for sticking to the original characters (keeping in the same villains) πŸ™‚ . However, it really is just three episodes put together under the impression of creating a story for the mice. If you like Disney Princess movies, love Cinderella and would like a little light relief then this is the film for you πŸ™‚ . I enjoyed it better as a sequel than other Disney films (The Little Mermaid 2 as a example) but it lacks a dramatic plot and it can be a little cheesy πŸ˜› . Though it is highly enjoyable if you want to see something simple and Disney πŸ™‚ Plus the final section / story was my personal favourite πŸ˜€ .

I give this film 2.5 Stars out of 5!

The Magic didn't end at Midnight!
The Magic didn’t end at Midnight!

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

This was a pleasant enough film that Star Trek fans would enjoy πŸ™‚ The show has a nostalgia feeling to it, seeing the original actors playing the roles. But, you can’t help but compare to the new versions. The psychedelic time travel section was different and I really enjoyed the hospital scene as that was the funniest. It is a good film if you like the entire franchise (and want to see the originals πŸ˜› ) but it lacked tension or a dramatic plot. I did get confused at the beginning as I had never seen the series and had to be filled in by my Father. I felt like I needed to know the series making me feel a little lost at the beginning of the movie.

I give this film 2.5 Stars out of 5!

The Key to saving the future, can be found only in the past!
The Key to saving the future, can be found only in the past!

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008)

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family Film, Children, Disney

This is the third film in the Little Mermaid franchise and is a prequel to the story. I personally expected this film to be just as disappointing as the second film but I was happily surprised πŸ™‚ . It is a pleasant narrative and the songs are passable (Not exactly as memorable as the Classic) but I did really like the Villain’s song “Just One Mistake”. I liked that we got to see the sisters with personalities and individual character traits, plusΒ I enjoyed the tale overall (the mother and the entire beginning section was good) πŸ™‚ . I do miss Ursula and would have loved to see her again, possible learning why she was banished from the Kingdom? But I did like Marina Del Ray, she was funny and gave a decent reason to be a villain. However, the character seemed to be coping Ursula with her “pets” and Sebastian should have a had more songs than “Jump in the Line” (it was a shame, I like this song but Disney…couldn’t you write him an original?). Overall, it is a very enjoyable movie that continues the theme of the Little Mermaid more than the sequel.

I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!

What I need is One Mistake!
What I need is One Mistake!

Frozen

Frozen (2010)

Genre: Drama, Thriller

This is a shockingly good film πŸ™‚ ! I was gripped, captivated and felt really sick with what the poor skiers had to go through with this film! It is intense and you do feel sorry for the characters, desperate for them all to survive. The acting in this thriller is performed really good by the three leading actors; Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers! I will criticize the ending a little asΒ  I would have loved to see the faces of the guards of the ski lift (it would have given me a satisfactory feeling for the poor skiers).Β  This film is not for the fainthearted as this survival thriller is gruesome but it is a seriously good edge-of-your-seat performance. I have not been gripped in a movie as much as this one in a long time πŸ˜› . Enjoy!

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

Fight to Survive!
Fight to Survive!

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This is the sequel to the Jurassic Park film and I will say from the start it is not as good as the first. The story has promise and overall I did enjoy watching it but I felt like something was missing. I like the dinosaurs in the world outside of a Park (when you watch it you will know what I mean) and the scene in the long grass is the best section πŸ˜› . I enjoyed seeing some of the original cast back as it was nice acknowledging the two young children grown up. However, I missed Alan Grant! Also I missed the old personality of Ian Malcolm and how he was such a womanizer in the first film. It felt like Ian was playing Alan in this film and it did not seem right. However, it is a good film overall so if you like Jurassic Park I would advice watching this but it won’t be as good as the first one.

I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!

Something has survived!
Something has survived!