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Shrek the third

Published June 25, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

Shrek the third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third film in the Shrek series. It was released on May 18, 2007 and it is directored by Chris Miller. It is 94 minutes long and the main actors/characters are:

  • Mike Myers as Shrek
  • Eddie Murphy as Donkey
  • Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona
  • Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots
  • Justin Timberlake as Arthur Pendragon
  • Rupert Everett as Prince Charming
  • Eric Idle as Merlin
  • Julie Andrew as Queen Lillian
  • John Cleese as King Harold

 

When Fiona’s father and King of Far Far Away passes away, the clumsy Shrek becomes the heir to the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the true heir, Artie,  in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona. Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming joins the villains of the fairytales plotting a revenge plan to become the new king.

I think this movie is fantastic family fun. It is brilliant and funny and the colours of the movie are so vibrant and colourful. In my opinion it is the best inthe series yet because of the mixture of the fairytale characters in it and the humour in the characters. I give this spectacular movie a star rating of:

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Happy Feet 2

Published June 25, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

Happy Feet 2 is a 2011 Australian-American 3D computer-animated family musical film directed by George Miller, who directed the original film Happy Feet. It was released on December 26, 2011 and is 100 minutes long. It is the second film in the Happy Feet series and the main characters/actors are:

  • Elijah Wood as Mumble
  • Alecia Moore (P!nk) as Gloria
  • Hank Azaria as The Mighty Sven
  • Robin Williams as Ramón and Lovelace
  • Ava Acres as Erik
  • Brad Pitt as Will the Krill
  • Matt Damon as Bill the Krill
  • Meibh Campbell as Bodicea Viola
  • Richard Carter as Bryan the Beach Master
  • Sofía Vergara as Carmen
  • Magda Szubanski as Miss Viola
  • Hugo Weaving as Noah the Elder

 

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Meanwhile the penguins have been shaken by a powerful force-the breaking of the ice. Mumble must save all the penguins and get them out of the glacier that is breaking before it is too late.

 

I believe this movie is fanstastic because the penguins are so cute and adorable. They face problems that might wipe the penguin population but they always overcome them using singing. Singing is what brings the penguins together and that is why it is amazing. The songs are so catchy and funny that you will memorise them staright away. I give this movie a star rating of:

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Caramello Koala

Published June 24, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

Caramello koala is a brand of chocolate bar currently manufactured by Cadbury Australia. It consists of a chocolate cartoon shaped koala with a caramel center. The chocolate bar is sold in two sizes: the 20 gram size and the “Giant” 40 gram size, usually sold as a fundraiser.

Caramello Koala was introduced to Australia as the Caramello Bear in 1966. A 20 g Caramello Koala contains 415 kJ of energy and 5.5 g of fat. 40 million Caramello Koalas are sold in Australia each year, making the product the second most popular in the Australian children’s confectionery market, after the Freddo Frog.

I believe that this chocolate is a delicious fun sized treat. It is a great snack for everyone big or small. The best part to the Koala I think is the gooey caramel in the centre of the chocolate. It is smooth and flowing and gives you a good feeling inside. I will give this scrumptious desert a star rating of:

2012

Published June 20, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

2012is a 2009 American thrilling disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. It was released on November 11, 2009 and is 158 minutes long. $200 million was used to make this fantastic movie.

This film is about Dr. Adrian Helmsley, geologist that finds out that solar flares are heating up the Earth’s core. This gets the government of the United States of America worried because this may lead to many natural distasters occuring frequently. Its too late when the world starts to change more than the scientists and governments expected. The crust of the Earth becomes unstable causing deep cracks to occur leaving hundreds of people falling and dying. Dr. Adrian needs to find a way to protect his family as well as face angry mother nature.

The main actors/characters of this movie include:

  • John Cusack as Jackson Curtis
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Dr. Adrian Helmsley
  • Amanda Peet as Kate Curtis
  • Liam James as Noah Curtis
  • Morgan Lily as Lilly Curtis
  • Thomas McCarthy as Dr. Gordon Silberman
  • Danny Glover as Thomas Wilson
  • Thandie Newton as Dr. Laura Wilson
  • Oliver Platt as Carl Anheuser
  • Zlatko Burić as Yuri Karpov
  • Beatrice Rosen as Tamara
  • Alexandre and Philippe Haussmann as Alec and Oleg Karpovi
  • Woody Harrelson as Charlie Frost

I think this is a fantastic thriller movie. It is like an epic adventure that never stop. I  gurantee at the end of this movie, you will be on the edge of your chair and all your nails have been bitten. I recommend this movie to everyone that loves thrilling movie. I give it a star rating of:

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Published June 18, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

Ice age 3 is a 3D computer animated adventure comedy film. It is the third movie of the Ice Age series. It was released on the 1st of July, 2009. It was directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thermeier. The movie is 94 minutes and was $90 million in budget. The main actors/characters are:

  • Ray Romano as Manny
  • Queen Latifah as Ellie
  • Denis Leary as Diegoin
  • John Leguizamo as Sid
  • Seann William Scott as Crash
  • Josh Peck as Eddie
  • Simon Pegg as Buck
  • Chris Wedge as Scrat
  • Karen Disher as Scratte

The story begings with Sid being taken by a female Tyrannosaurus rex after he stole her eggs from an underground ice cave. His friends, Manny, Ellie, Diego, Crash and Eddie need to rescue him in a tropical lost world inhabited by dinosaurs beneath the ice. They then meet an one-eyed weasel that saves them from all the dangerous and carnivorous dinosaurs that are always hungry. Together they must save Sid, help Ellie give birth and get out of this lost world before it is too late.

I believe this movie was a fantastic way to experience the life in the ice age. It was hilarious and I could not stop laughing! It is great family fun and even better when you watch it in the cinemas in 3D. You feel like all the dinasaurs are coming right at you. The charcters are the best part of the movie because their mishaps and misadventures are what keep the movie so indulging. I recommend this movie to everybody and give it a star rating of:

Masterchef Australia Season 4

Published June 13, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

Masterchef Australia is an award winning competetive cooking game show. It was released on the 27th of  April 2009 and so far has 4 seasons. It is hosted by Gary Mehian, George Calumbaris and Matt Preston. It is directed by Richard Smead and the 24 competitors are:

  • Kevin Perry
  • Lydia Guerrini
  • Matt Howell
  • Kath von Witt
  • Tran Kim ‘TK’ Nguyen
  • Dalvinder Dhami
  • Wade Drummond
  • Tregan Borg
  • Sam Davis
  • Mindy Woods
  • Mario Morhorko
  • Kylie Millar
  • Julia Taylor
  • Julia ‘Jules’ Pike
  • Filippo Silvestro
  • Emma O’Shaughnessy
  • Debra Sederlan
  • Ben Milbourne
  • Beau Cook
  • Audra Morrice
  • Andy Allen
  • Andrew Strickland
  • Amina El Shafei
  • Alice Zaslavsky

Masterchef Australia is a competitive cooking game show. 24 ammature cooks battle it out in the chance to get a book publishing deal, work with the best chefs and the title of Australia’s masterchef. Every episode takes from 30 to 90 minutes. It comes on from monday-friday at 7:00pm and on Sundays at 7:30pm. The challenges consists of mystery boxes, invention tests, cooking against chefs for immunity and group challenges.

I think this show is great for the family. It is very interesting to  keep up withe the latest winners and eliminated contestants. The masterclasses are also fanstastic because i learn so much skills from them. Furthermore I think it is a brilliant way to improve your cooking skills. I give this tv show a star rating of:

The Smurfs (film)

Published June 13, 2012 by fatimalrubaie

The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D family film based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comic artist Peyo. It was released on July 29, 2011. It was directed by Raja Gosnell and the main actors/characters are as follows:

  • Hank Azaria as Gargamel
  • Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf.
  • Katy Perry as Smurfette.
  • Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf
  • George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf.
  • Frank Welker as Azrael, Gargamel’s cat.
  • Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf
  • Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf
  • Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf
  • Paul Reubens as Jokey Smurf
  • Gary Basaraba as Hefty Smurf
  • John Oliver as Vanity Smurf
  • Kenan Thompson as Greedy Smurf
  • B. J. Novak as Baker Smurf
  • Joel McCrary as Farmer Smurf
  • Wolfgang Puck as Chef Smurf
  • John Kassir as Crazy Smurf
  • Tom Kane as Narrator Smurf

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble out of their magical world into New York City. With Gargamel chasing them for his magic potion and Azreal wanting to eat them, the Smurfs must find a way to beat him before he kills Papa Smurf and destroy the Smurf village once and for all.

 

I believe this animated movie is a great family comedy. The Smurfs will likely be the best, most enjoyable kid film of 2011 because of their misadventures. I think everyone should watch it because it is smurfing awesome and because it is lively, colourful and adventurous. I give this film a star rating of: