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Gnomeo and Juliet

Put in Ozzy Osbourne, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart, Dolly Parton, and Hulk Hogan in a Shakespeare classic adapted into a film and you're in for a lovely movie experience! Oh wait, it's just their voices along with Sir Elton John's pieces... On the same lines as Toy Story with characters moving and talking when humans aren't around, Gnomeo and Juliet (http://www.tescoentertainment.com/store/dvd/gnomeo--juliet/8%3a736611/) is sure to mesmerize kids and kids at heart alike. The story follows or has a lot of allusion to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but comically as a lovestory between garden gnomes from feuding families, the blue (Montague) and red ...

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Initial D (2005 Movie)

Hubby and I like the Initial D anime. It follows that we would watch the movie and read the manga as well, if we haven't yet. (It could happen that we read the manga first and compare the story to the anime.) The story of Initial D focuses on the illegal world of Japanese street racing, with events mostly happening on mountain passes with drifting as a technique emphasized. As expected Tshuchiya Keiichi, known as the Drift King, worked closely behind the anime. The movie is Hongkong made and stars both Hongkong based Chinese and Japanese actors led by Edison Chen (scandal not yet out at this time). Thanks to the subtitles I don't get lost that much. (I probably should add Cantonese and ...

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Wall Climbing

I've always wanted to go wall climbing even when I was still single. I even registered for the Mountaineering Club back in college to experience both mountain and wall climbing but it never materialized (I guess I'm not just a non-techie mom, I'm also not a sporty mom lol). Imagine my delight when I found that there's a wall climbing area at the Family Fun Park. There's a separate area for toddlers and bigger kids and for adults too. The toddler's wall is of course the most colorful, the climbing stones shaped into fishes and padded so the fingers won't hurt as little kids hold on to them. One good reason I wanted to wall climb is the fact that it helps one to lose weight. (As other sports ...

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Fable 3 – Renegade Chicken Intro

This is a brilliant intro created for the game, Fable 3. An unlikely renegade chicken becomes the main character for the cinematic intro! Fable 3, released both for Xbox 3 and Microsoft Windows, focuses on the player's struggle to overthrow the King of Albion (his brother and older son of the previous games' hero) by forming alliances and building support for a revolution. The hubby is still finishing the game so we will update as soon as he's finished. ;) ...

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UP…but tears fell down

This a repost of my write-up of the movie two years ago. Since today is "the Grannies" theme I thought of posting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The husband who's doing his usual photoshop drawings suggested UP and that makes it easier for me. There aren't so many films that made me cry, I can remember a handful and as examples...from Toy Story 2 (Pixar) when Jesse told her story of being abandoned by her 'owner' and from Meet the Robinson's (Walt Disney Animation); I cried much at the end of the story that when Lewis was finally adopted and the ending song Little Wonders was played. I thought it would be the last film that I would cry watching until I saw UP. A few minutes into the ...

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Family Fun Park

When it's cold and you're tired of snowboarding, an indoor playground like the Family Fun Park is the next best venue! We come here often or when we are in the mood to sweat a lot. The playground offers a 3,500m2 of pure fun. There's a giant slide (below photo), a climbing tower (don't know the English equivalent but that's how it is when translated from German lol) for bigger kids. There are smaller slides for smaller kids but my younger son wouldn't want to be left behind. There are trampoline and bungee trampoline, a climbing wall for bigger kids and a separate one for smaller kids. There's a Go-kart track too; much to their delight, arcade games and a lot more. For now I'd be ...

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