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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition
Year: 2005
Director: Tim Burton
Rating: PG
Length: 115 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), French: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Spanish: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket
David Kelly as Grandpa Joe
Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Bucket
Noah Taylor as Mr. Bucket

Plot:
What wonders await you in Willy Wonka's factory? Explore fields of soft minty sugar grass in the Chocolate Room...Sail along the Chocolate River in a pink sugar boat...Experiment with Everlasting Gobstoppers in the Inventing Room...Observe talented squirrels in the Nut Room and travel to the Television Room by a glass elevator. You'll find a lot that's funny, a little that's mysterious...and an adventure as sweet and satisfying as a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar. This dazzling film adapted from Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore, is your Golden Ticket to a world so inventive, so imaginative, you won't want to miss a delicious moment!

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes
Interactive Games
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
I bought this movie because of a friend's recommendation. It really isn't my normal type of movie. Besides... I seen the trailer and had some serious concerns if nothing more then from the way Johnny Depp played this character. It seemed silly and way over the top. After watching it I must say that the way Johnny Depp portrayed Willy Wonka was a bit annoying at first... but it quickly grew on me. I found this movie to be pretty fun and entertaining. Though there is still a bit more music then I would have liked... and that did take away from it a little for me. But I am definitely not sorry I got it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From What Movies I Been Watching on April 9th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Karigurashi no Arietti, a review by dfmorgan


MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Karigurashi no Arietti
Year: 2010
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Rating:
Length: 94 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese: PCM: 2-Channel Stereo, Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: DTS: 5.1, Cantonese: DTS: 5.1, Mandarin: DTS: 5.1, Korean: DTS: 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean

Stars:
Mirai Shida
Ryunosuke Kamiki
Shinobu Ohtake
Keiko Takeshita
Tatsuya Fujiwara

Plot:
14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes
Interviews
Storyboard Comparisons

My Thoughts:


Another wonderful Studio Ghibli film in which Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay based on Mary Norton's book The Borrowers. Although I have not read the books I had previously seen both the BBC TV series version and the John Goodman/Jim Broadbent film version and the tale told here is closer to the TV version and, from my understanding in reviews, the book rather than the film. Arriety and her family of little people live in harmony with the Human Beans, borrowing items that they need for day-to-day life. This all changes when a young boy joins the household and discovers Arriety.

As with other non Miyazaki films from Studio Ghibli the detailing of the backgrounds is still good but lacks the movement of the grass, trees and clouds that Mr. Miyazaki manages to create. However because of the inherent size of the main characters the insects and similar lifeforms are excellently detailed. The music for this film is supplied a Celtic harpist Cécile Corbel who fuses the Celtic and Japanese styles.

A wonderful 4 from me

(From Ghibli Blu's on July 29th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Random Reviews, a review by Tom


     The Office: Season Seven (2010/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:
Writing:
Length:586 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:


Plot:
In the seventh season of this Primetime Emmy® Award-winning series, inappropriate behavior is business as usual, but big surprises are in store! Dwight is now the owner of the building and he may be letting this power go to his head; Andy is courting Erin, who is dating Gabe; Jim and Pam are struggling with being new parents; and a parade of ghosts of girlfriends past haunt Michael, leading to his final days at Dunder Mifflin.

Catch the antics of all 24 laugh-out-loud Season Seven episodes of "...TV's funniest half-hour" (Rick Kissell, Variety), developed for American television by Primetime Emmy® Award winner Greg Daniels. This memorable season features guest appearances from Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), a cameo from Ricky Gervais (The Invention of Lying) and an unforgettable hour-long season finale with Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), James Spader (Boston Legal) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), all vying for Michael Scott's old post. Plus, see hours of bonus features, including extended episodes, deleted scenes, bloopers, webisodes and more, in this must-own five-disc collection.

Awards:
Won:
Primetime Emmy Awards (2009)  Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series ("Stress Relief": Jeffrey Blitz)
Nominated:
Golden Globe (2009)  Actor - Television Comedy or Musical Series (Steve Carell)
Golden Globe (2010)  Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical (Steve Carell)
Golden Globe (2009)  Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Primetime Emmy Awards (2009)  Outstanding Comedy Series
Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Comedy Series
Primetime Emmy Awards (2009)  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Steve Carell)
Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series ("The Cover Up": Steve Carell)
Primetime Emmy Awards (2009)  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Rainn Wilson)
Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series ("Niagara": Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling)
Teen Choice Awards (2009)  Choice TV Actor - Comedy (Steve Carell)
Teen Choice Awards (2009)  Choice TV Actress - Comedy (Jenna Fisher)
Teen Choice Awards (2009)  Choice TV Show: Comedy

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Webisodes


My Thoughts:
This season had a slow start, but it turned out great again. This is the season where Steve Carell left the show towards the end. The storyline they have given him to write him out of the show was the right way to go.
Also Ricky Gervais finally made two cameo appearances this season as David Brent. In the first he ran across Michael Scott and was joking with him.
The second was a Video CV where he applies for the manager job after Michael Scott left. I would have liked him interacting with the complete Office cast though.
Will Ferrell had a few episodes where he had taken over from Michael. He did a good job.
Sadly Pam and Jim didn't get a good storyline this season. I always liked their scenes together.

#EpisodeRating
01Nepotism
02Counseling
03Andy's Play
04Sex Ed
05The Sting
06Costume Contest
07Christening
08Viewing Party
09WUPHF.com
10China
11Classy Christmas
12Ultimatum
13The Seminar
14The Search
15PDA
16Threat Level Midnight
17Todd Packer
18Garage Sale
19Training Day
20Michael's Last Dundies
21Goodbye Michael
22The Inner Circle
23Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager
24Search Committee


(From Tom's Random Reviews on September 3rd, 2011)