Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thursday DVD ~ August 26th Edition

It's that time of week again, movie time. Hope you find one you like :)

Of course I'm going to love a heartfelt movie that made me cry like a baby! I kind of needed a pick me up from the last week and this did it. It of course it is going to make you cry and just like life things don't go happily ever after. You will laugh, cry and be touched by this movie. It came out on DVD last week and thankfully also went to instant download at the same time. LOVED it, I recommend for all to see.

Faith and hope are the twin engines that power this uplifting, bittersweet tale based on the true story of Tyler Doherty (Tanner Maguire), an 8-year-old boy who battles brain cancer and turns to God as his own private pen pal. Tyler writes and mails his missives daily, and his steadfast undertaking not only moves his family and friends, but it also alters the life of despairing postman, Brady (Jeffrey Johnson), who opens the boy's letters.

This just released on DVD and went right to instant download, yeah!!! Cole has been dying to see it, it's a great documentary and Cole actually sat threw and watch it.

Get up close and very personal with dinosaurs in this four-part Discovery Channel series that uses advanced imaging give to viewers a glimpse inside the lumbering bodies of these mammoth creatures -- bones, muscles and all. Learn the secrets of powerful predators and how herbivores survived in a dino-eat-dino world. Then, get the inside story on dinosaurs' mating habits and the evolutionary adaptations that allowed them to thrive.

You know me I'll give a movie a shot but you have a short window to show me you're good. Sadly this one didn't make it past the first 15 minutes before I was done. I don't mind swearing but it has to have a point and this so didn't. Sorry anyone who liked this but the sexual undertone I couldn't even look over.

Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), a cynical, sex-deprived teenager living a less-than-satisfactory existence, is pushed by the manifestation of his debonair, rebellious id (also Cera) to bed his dream girl, Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday). Miguel Arteta directs this irreverent, dark comedy based on the popular novel series by C.D. Payne. Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Fred Willard, Jean Smart, M. Emmet Walsh and Zach Galifianakis co-star.

As many of you know I have Dish and last year Dish and ABC went on strike and I missed any show on that station. Thankfully TV shows go to DVD soon. It was nice to catch up with what I missed. I think I may have to catch up on the end of season 3 to get the whole kit and kaboodle.

America Ferrera stars as Betty Suarez, a humble, plain but very determined 20-something whose quick wit and fearless attitude have helped her rise through the ranks of influential high-fashion rag Mode. In the fourth and final season of this Emmy-winning sitcom, Betty dives back into the treacherous waters of interoffice politics and fashion-world backstabbing, guided by her conviction that virtue can prevail over vanity.

The boys have now fallen in love with the Care Bears, and yes they instant download on the Wii is my savor! I love they are into shows I loved at their age.

The Care Power Team -- Bedtime, Cheer, Funshine, Grumpy, Oopsy and Share -- organizes a Giving Festival in this CGI-animated Care Bears movie. Princess Starglo is planning to attend the celebration, but she gets trapped in fierce weather. So the cuddly and lovable Care Power Team sets out to rescue Princess Starglo and figure out what -- or who -- is behind the powerful gusts of wind that are threatening the festival.

A true story that of course made me cry and this time it wasn't a mushy love story like usual. This one happened close to here and was just a horrible story of teens and alcohol/drugs. A partnership in real life to show others what the effects of your actions show other teens but that will never bring back the dad. Very sad, but a good movie.

A widow's forgiveness. A killer's remorse. Bond of Silence is the true life story of a shocking murder and the amazing bond that came from it. Katy and Bob live a perfect life in a small close knit town. He's a respected lawyer, a renowned tri-athlete. She just had twins. It is New Year's Eve. Teens converge on the house next door. Always the good neighbor, Bob goes to shut it down. A confrontation occurs. Then he's dead. No teen comes forward. The media pours in. Headlines scream. Katy hunts for answers. But no one talks. A bond of silence covers the town. The police do an undercover sting and someone's caught. Ryan, a popular kid, tries to be cool, but the burden of what he did that night is unbelievable. Ryan and his attorney want to plead not guilty, but then Katy and Ryan meet. Where Katy should be a grieving wife, she becomes a supportive mother. Rather than berating, she listens. Rather than accusing, she comforts. And Ryan tells her what happened. Step by step. When Ryan appears in court he pleads guilty. He turns to Katy. The look between them is one of compassion and shared loss. Katy pleads for leniency and makes a horrible ending be a hope-filled beginning.

I couldn't find the movie post so I had to use a pic of the actual family. I caught this family on their reality show the other day and then saw the movie was playing on Lifetime and had to watch it. I don't think I could let me family business be played out on TV, very brave. That is just an amazing family, I don't know how they do it. Great true story to watch :).

Becki and Keith want to start a family, so they're thrilled when they find out they're pregnant. But they're not having just one baby — they're having six! Find out if the couple has what it takes, both physically and emotionally, to parent half a dozen babies in this touching and true story that's not to be missed!


  1. Haven't seen any of those but my kids might like the dinosaur one.

  2. We normally don't watch movies but I am sure the Letters to God is very touching. Definitely looks like something worth seeing.

  3. How do you have time to watch all this stuff???? I can barely find out what the weather is going to be!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  4. I miss ugly betty I loved that show.. I am DVRing Bond of Silence and will be able to watch it next week. I can't wait it looks good. I love the how you have all kinds of movies and shows to review.. Thanks..

    I am so sorry those church friends were not nice to you. You did a great job..

  5. i sometimes watch becki and keith on TV... i think they are sweet, and i will be the first to admit i LOVE watching these different families show... BUT, i'm so with you... it causes to many problems (hence jon and kate)... that i don't think families should put their self out there THAT MUCH...

    great reviews though!!!

  6. I am sure the boys loved the dinosaurs.

  7. We've been looking at Letters from God (Redbox has it) but haven't rented it yet. Thanks for all of your reviews!

  8. brilliant dvd reviews as always dear, this is a great place to come for heads up xx

  9. So getting Letters To God, sounds great!

  10. might check out a few of these.. i have added several from your last post on movie night. Us girls just finished Hell Boy.. Its ok..Not what I thought it was. I am going to watch it one more time to get the full effect before sending it back..

  11. I bawled like a baby when I watched Letters To God. I recommend it for viewing as well.

  12. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend..

  13. Thanks for the reviews. I haven't even heard of many of these. Have a great weekend.


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