Monday, December 30, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks --- A Movie Review

Saving Mr. Bank's.

Normally I would be posting a trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, but seeing it got way more emphasis than it really truly deserved in my book, I decided to put a picture of Mr. Disney with Julie Andrews and Mrs. Travers.
Just returned from seeing "Saving mr. Banks." I don't know what to say about this movie. I guess you can say I'm speechless. As I was going into it all whole heartedly, come on, I bet you did too with all the talk and emphasis on this movie.

I expected a whole nother movie entirely. Anyway, I left the movie in tears, literally. But the reasons may not be simple.
Did I get sad when Travers father died? Yes
Did I get teary when I saw Travers (Thompson) in tears? Yes.

Many other aspects brought me to tears after seeing the movie and many of you might think it's a bit funny or stupid. Another reason I was in tears myself, was because of Tom Hanks version of Disney. Many people think he wasn't good but to me, he was. I guess it's because I see (the real) Walt Disney as a role model. He, an adult, had a mind as a child but still had the morals and physical being as an adult, in the 60's.

This made my thinking, more clearer...I was simply born in the wrong decade.
Back in the 60's as the movie was themed seemed simpler. People were simply more "kind hearted." I guess some people still are, but in my life, they don't exist. I would have loved to meet Walt Disney as my dad once did at Disneyland back in the 60's. I wondered what it was like to shake Walt Disney's hand or just to stand in the same room and get his autograph. Yes, my dad met Mr. Walt Disney and yes he got his autograph on an E-Ticket booklet, which has simply "disappeared," from this universe, since we cannot find it. I yearn for that E-Ticket booklet hoping (and wishing) it is still among the things at my grandparents house. Not only because he signed it, but because it was once "held" in the hands of Walt Disney.

I know you are probably saying I shouldn't praise Mr. Disney as if he was some kind of Saint, but in my eyes he's pretty damn close.

Anyway, back to the movie. I thought it was a Good movie, sadly not as a triumph like the commercials emphasis it to be. But, I will probably buy the DVD none the less.

My Rating 3/5

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Review Of Disney's Frozen --- Movie Review

So I was debating today to see "Frozen." I am so glad I did. I can't say enough good things about this movie. It was filled with soo many beautiful songs that I might actually have to buy the sound track too. lol. Idina Menzel (who voices Elsa) sings beautifully. If you don't recognize the name Idina Menzel, you might when you see "Enchanted."

Anyway.... I am a sucker for the classic Disney movies such as Beauty and the Beast which is my all time favorite. I think eventually this movie will be considered as a classic....someday. (I hope). I really loved this movie so much. It will keep you on your toes (mentally speaking). There seemed to be surprises behind every door.

Hmm. Anyway. That's about it. FYI: There's a mini movie prior to the start of this movie. It's funny...and unique.

I give Frozen 5 stars out of 5 stars. This is a movie I will actually have to own...or rent a few dozen times. lol. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's "Christmas" "Time" Again!

Anyway, this past week I found a few great things. A few things are just in time for Christmas. This past on Thursday I went to the two good wills that are further out. The first one I didn't see anything but at the second one I did. :)

I did come across a few Disney items, such as a Birthday Vase container with Mickey on it. It was porcelain but the paint was off, so I skipped it. The 2nd thing I passed up was a Pooh bear honey jar. It was missing the stick thingy.

So I decided to check out the Christmas section by the window and practically walked by 2 Disney items that I did end up getting for $0.99 each.

The Stockings...

I was very surprised they were only $0.99 cents.
I also got the 2008 Burnham Guide for $0.99 and using it for my Smash book.

Then on Saturday, I decided to go to the Good Will store that is closer to me. It wasn't that packed for a Saturday. So I looked around and first saw two scrapbook paper booklets for $2.99 so I decided to hang on to them. Then I went by the poster section and found a Disney World wall clock that goes with my two other wall decor I got last year.... 

It just needs a new clock mechanism. The wood itself is in okay condition. It does have some scratches that were noticeable in the store but once I got it home and cleaned it, it didn't look too noticeable. Yey. So I think I will be going to either Michael's or AC Moore to get the clock mechanism, because Joann's store didn't have the size I needed.