Happy Fifth of December, everyone!
Wow man, time files, can’t believe we’ve now come to the last edition of the year! Well, per usual, the fifth of the month is a monthly feature where I get to post five random news item/observation/trailer, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here.
So let’s get started shall we?
- The day after Thanksgiving last week was the biggest shopping day of the year. Fortunately I was on holiday so I didn’t do as much ‘damage’ that day as I otherwise would as I couldn’t really go to a nearby mall. But my hubby did check out Amazon.com and see what Blu-ray deals we could get our hands on.
Well, we ended up scoring this Bourne Trilogy box set for only $23.99! This is the one franchise where all three movies are good and well-done, plus it’s jam-packed with all kinds of special features for each film, beyond the usual Alternate Ending/Deleted Scenes. That’ll take us a while to devour all of those.
So what dvd/blu-ray box set(s) did you buy recently?
- Did you think it’s all over for M. Night Shyamalan? Well apparently not. I just heard he’s got a new sci-fi project called After Earth? The project is currently in pre-production. According to FirstShowing, the story is as follows: “After a crash landing, a father and son explore an alien planet… [it’s] about what happens when a young boy and his father’s spaceship crash lands on Earth one thousand years after humans abandoned it.” Reportedly Wil Smith and his son Jaden will star in it.
What do you think folks, are you intrigued by this project?
- I finally finished the first Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins. Wow I must say I’m impressed as the story kept me intrigued throughout and the character development is really good. I do hope the movie (or franchise I should say) would do the book justice. I’ve been mulling over the casting choices… I like Jennifer Lawrence as the 17-year-old Katniss, at 21 she’s a few years older than the character’s age but it doesn’t bother me. I kept picturing her as I was reading the book and I think she’ll do well. I’m still not sold on Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, the boy from her district who got picked to be in the tournament. To be fair, this still from the shoot convinces me just a bit more he’d be ok in the role, we’ll see I guess. I do like Liam Hemsworth as Gale though, I can see him being a good hunter. If you haven’t seen the first full trailer already, here it is:
What’s your thought about this project? Are you a fan?
- It’s Walt Disney’s birthday today… he would’ve been 110 years old. It’s amazing to think about his legacy for the entertainment industry, from films to the ultimate ‘happy place’ that is Disneyland & Disney world. Who doesn’t love watching Disney as a kid? I grew up watching those Princess flicks and still love them even today. I guess if I were to name my favorite Disney film, it’d have to be Sleeping Beauty. Aside from The Rocketeer and the first Narnia movie, I guess I’m more into Disney’s animated features than the live-action ones.
So what’s YOUR all time favorite Disney movie?
- Ok, my hubby just told me that out of only about 40 theaters in the US in which the prologue of The Dark Knight Rises will be shown in front of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, there is only ONE here in Minnesota (per SuperHeroHype). Fortunately it’s only 20-minutes away from where I live. Now, typically I won’t bother seeing stuff at IMAX, but my hubby and I are seriously considering going to see MI:4 at that IMAX location and paying extra for it just to get a glimpse of Batman 3. Yeah, THAT is how powerful Nolan is right now, and the power he holds over us fanboys/girls, ahah.
Now I’m curious, have you ever influenced to see a movie at a cinema or IMAX just to see a preview/footage of another movie?
Well, that’s it for the end of the year’s edition of Five for the Fifth. Now, please pick a question out of the five above or better yet, do ‘em all!