Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday Movie Meme & Alice in Wonderland Review

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

hosted by Molly and Andy of The Bumbles Blog.

All about the Oscars! Share your thoughts!

I actually haven't watched the Oscars for over ten years now. I love movies and all that, but they got so lame after the nineties...so my recollections will be from when I was a teenager and lived at home and had cable TV and no children! I remember when Beauty and the Beast (1991)was nominated for Best Picture...that was pretty cool...I loved that movie, but now animated films have their own category.

I remember when little Anna Paquin won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Piano (1993). I can't even imagine winning an Oscar at such a young age.

I love Tom Hanks and it was amazing to see him win two Oscars two years in a row for Best Actor in Philadelphia (1993) and then Forrest Gump (1994). And to see him thank his high school drama teacher was very touching too. 

So I read who wins later and maybe catch a few glimpses of outfits, but for the most part...it's not for me anymore.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)


To celebrate my hubby's birthday this weekend we headed off to see Alice in Wonderland in IMAX 3-D! Wow! This one has awesome visuals and a great story, acting, etc! Tim Burton did a wonderful job with this film, so many bright colors and amazing flights over Wonderland.

I never enjoyed the 1951 animated version of Disney's; it was too creepy for me. All of the characters seemed evil and malevolent, not just crazy and good at the same time. So I have always avoided wanting to read the book, but now knowing what I really have in store for me in the book I've decided to really make the goal to read it! The Disney version was only Alice in Wonderland where Tim Burton's combines both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass...so things make better sense to me about who Alice is and what her role is in Wonderland. 

And Johnny Depp is just amazing as always and we get some wonderful voices from Alan Rickman as the blue caterpillar.  

It was the most exciting movie I've seen in a long time and well worth the 22 bucks we shelled out!
 

12 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to this one, but not sure if hubby will see it in 3-D - Avatar gave him a migraine!

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  2. I love the new Alice in Wonderland!

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  3. It is amazing when the kids get nominated for the big prizes - I am always impressed that they don't throw a fit when they don't win - but that would be great because you know that's what's going through the mind of the grown-ups that don't win ;0)

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  4. happy birthday to hubby!
    i can't wait to see this movie. hopefully i'll be able to go this weekend ;-D

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  5. I don't go for the oscars either--

    I loved your review of the movie, I've been trying to decide if I wanted to see it because I also hated the Disney Movie.

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  6. I'm going to see this movie tonight! So very excited.

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  7. I loved this movie, the costumes were amazing. I am like you, never read the book and the old movie scared me too, so I never was interested. Now I want to make Alice dolls!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  8. I saw this movie in 3D and absolutely loved it. It was beautiful and breathtaking. I have read both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Both were excellent reads!

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  9. I was never a fan of the Disney one either. As a young kid, I think I would have listed Alice as one of my least favorite lit characters, but I'd never even read it, it was all based on the movie. Then as I got a little older and read the books and saw different versions, its become one of my absolute favorites. Glad to hear this one lives up, I really need to see it.

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  10. I can't wait to see this movie. It sounds awesome! Too bad the movie was boycotted in Spain, I have to wait even longer than normal to see it!

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  11. I haven't watched this movie as yet , but I've read the book which is great by the way.

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  12. Dfinetly a great movie!
    And you must read the books!

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