It’s definitely just your traditional Disney TV movie, with the fade outs for the ads and everything, and to be honest, I’m not even sure it’s the best musical Disney thing I’ve seen - Camp Rock was probably more fun and inspiring. But still, this is the one that captured the world’s imagination, and it has Zac Efron in it to boot!
Oh, this was such a predictable film. We basically knew the ending before it even started, and it was such a poor man’s Save the Last Dance, I couldn’t quite believe it. The story was very similar, but I wasn’t convinced that the stakes that got the boy killed were high enough and a lot of decisions made by the characters along the way didn’t make sense.
Well, I can see why Sylvester wanted to come back and finish off the series properly but I have to admit I was concerned about this one. It’s so much later and he’s so much older, how is he ever going to get back in the ring again? That’s kinda what the film is about, although it takes a long way round in getting there – showing instead the often overlooked things about life after your famous career has pretty much ended.
We were medium happy with the first Ice Age movie, and having scooped up the rest of the pack in a Blue Sky bundle, we figured it was worth watching the sequel. I think I liked it more than the first, a serious situation about climate change lends itself to an interesting and funny story - animals on the move, alongside being the last of your species (or not), and believing you’re one thing when it turns out you’re another.
Really loved this! It’s one of those adorable but quirky rom-coms, where you can’t quite believe what is happening but are completely swept along for the ride. I fell in love with Jude Law a little bit, but was bowled over by the concept of Jack Black as a romantic lead - and he pulled it off!
Background info Title: John Tucker Must Die Director: Betty Thomas Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 29m
“When three gorgeous gals discover they’ve all been duped by smooth-talking stud John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe), they hatch a devious revenge scheme to turn the tables on him. Now Tucker is going to have to change his ways…or the school jock will soon become the class joke! Can the tantalizing teen trio turn this “serial dater” into a one-woman man?
Background info Title: The Devil Wears Prada Director: David Frankel Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 49m
“Based on the hilarious best-selling novel, this sinfully funny movie stars Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Streep), young Andy Sachs (Hathaway) has landed a job that “a million girls would die for.” Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda’s personal whipping girl just might be the death of her!
Background info Title: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Director: Justin Lin Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 44m
“From the makers of The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious comes the highest-octane installment of the hit movie franchise built for speed! When convicted street racer Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) tries to start a new life on the other side of the world, his obsession with racing sets him on a collision course with the Japanese underworld.
Background info Title: X-Men: The Last Stand Director: Brett Ratner Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 44m
“After a controversial cure is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become normal. When peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier clashes with his militant counterpart, Magneto, the battle lines are drawn for the war to end all wars. Bursting with nonstop action and spectacular special effects, X-Men The Last Stand is a force of nature that will blow you away!
Background info Title: Night at the Museum **Director: **Shawn Levy Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 48m
“Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast, including Robin Williams, in this hilarious blockbuster hit. When Larry Daley (Stiller) is hired as Museum night watchman, he soon discovers that all the exhibits come to life after the sun sets. Can he figure out a way to control the chaos and become a hero in his son’s eyes?