You have to love the kids showings via CINEWORLD, great value for money at only £1.75 per person! The popcorn box, which includes a drink & snack is also only £2 for these showings! I think we're going to see the Shaun the Sheep movie on Friday!
Today, I saw the DVD for Annie and bought it. For £5 you can't go wrong!
So, what's great about ANNIE? Where do I start?
I watched the original when it came out on cinema and I remember crying. It was so sad. Yet, the songs were fantastic.
Here's the original 1982 version of "It's a hard knock life" via YouTube
And a link to the 1999 version via YouTube
The songs in the original are hard to beat... and yet, this new modern version does an incredible job! I am so going to buy the soundtrack. I loved them all and the new ones are now fixed on the brain! Yep, even more annoying than Frozen!
I loved the voice of Jamie Foxx in particular, and was amazed Cameron Diaz pulled this off. Both are incredibly talented.
However, the stand-out casting in this movie was the little girl... Quvenzhané Wallis
I find it hard to believe that this girl, who is younger than my 12 year-old-son, can pull off such a massive role. Truly incredible. And what a voice! I would not be surprised to see here turn into a singer later on in life. Perhaps, she can be the next J-Lo?
Check out Wikipedia for the overview of the cast. It worked! Interesting to see the review via Rotten Tomatoes. I guess not everyone liked it. But, I thought it was great and it made my daughter and I laugh and sing! You can't complain to that...
Today, I went to see Avengers Assemble, Age of Ultron with my older kids and I got bored! Same old, same old. This got much better reviews, but personally I don't get a kick out of fighting, destruction & death! Oh well... apparently humans are all evil, apart from those that are "super". I guess I had that coming, having written a trilogy which also explores the theme of evolution!
Anyway, both offer great escapism. Hope you enjoy finding out about them and get some time to check them out.
Enjoy the rest of your week,