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Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary on Blu-ray

“When you’re with Mary Poppins, suddenly you’re in places you’ve never dreamed of.”

A staple of my childhood, Mary Poppins, is finally being released on Blu-ray.  There’s Mary Poppins. Then everything else. The songs are what make this movie so special. I mean, look at these 5 songs:

“A Spoonful of Sugar”
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
“Chim Chim Cher-ee”
“Step In Time”
“Let’s Go Fly A Kite”

The winner of 5 Academy Awards is the gold standard from Disney. The 50th Anniversary Edition arrives on Disney Blu-ray December 10th.

Watch the 50th Anniversary trailer:

Just. No.

Twitter Movie Review: Chihuahua Too

Just. No.

Just. No.

First off – Yes they made a sequel to Chihuahua. Secondly, there was a first Chihuahua movie?

Listen, I was not going to watch this movie. Ever. It’s a direct to DVD, cheaply made knock off of Beverly Hills Chihuahua which is terrible in it’s own right. Somewhere, somebody thought this was a good idea.

We didn’t.

Luckily for you, I have entertaining friends. Whom I bribed to review it via Twitter. So, they put their kids to bed, grabbed a bottle of bourbon and, well………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


So, there you go. We just saved you 80 minutes of your life. Rubie & Mrs Q had plenty of other tweets about the movie. Make sure to check out their timelines for more.

WRECK-IT RALPH

DVD Review: Wreck-It Ralph

WreckItRalph Box Art
I didn’t see Wreck-It Ralph in the theaters and I still haven’t let my almost 4 year old watch it. While a highly enjoyable movie, I wouldn’t recommend it for the under 5 crowd. But holy cow, is it fun for anyone above that age.

The attention to detail throughout the movie is ridiculous. The filmmakers made sure that every single die hard video game fan would find something to smile about. At times it felt like I was watching a cartoon version of the television show Community with all the pop-culture references and meta jokes. It successfully appeals to die hard gamers and casual observers like myself.

The movie follows the tale of Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), the bad guy from a game called Fix-It Felix. Sick of being the bad guy, he starts game jumping (a big no-no) while the arcade is closed. As you would expect, this leads to lots and lots of mayhem. I won’t give away all the details, because frankly not knowing what to expect, made many of the moments in the movie so enjoyable.

The voice work is something to behold. One that really stuck out to me was actor Alan Tudyk and his character, King Candy. It’s a hardcore tribute to Ed Wynn’s Uncle Albert from Mary Poppins, and he absolutely, positively nails it.

It’s not a perfect movie. The idea of this movie is better than the overall story execution. But, let’s be honest. That’s just me nitpicking. This was a damn enjoyable movie. I’m still trying to figure out how Brave beat this movie at the Golden Globe and Oscars. The movie is big and brash and yet, very sweet,

The digital and Blu-ray combo pack comes with all-new bonus material including deleted and alternate scenes, the Academy Award winner theatrical short “Paperman,” and whole bunch of easter egg stuff that you’ll probably miss on first watch.

Wreck-It Ralph is available at all places where you can get movies, like here.

Check out the clip on the creation of the 8-bit world.

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