A little later than expected, however I owe a belated Thank You to Warner Brothers for their wonderful Christmas DVD package which arrived containing The Dark Knight Rises, The Polar Express and New Year’s Eve on DVD along with some delicious Christmas chocolate treats and a lovely stocking for Liv. It took longer to open the DVD packaging than it did for Liv to eat the chocolate, I was lucky to even have one bite!
Information on the fantastic Warner Brothers titles we received for this review:
New Year’s Eve had been on my list of films to see at the cinema but unfortunately I never got the chance so was ecstatic it was included in the package. Featuring well known actors (Robert Di Niro and the delectable Josh Duhamel) the film has a ‘Love Actually’ feel to it with several sub plots all occurring at the same time on New Year’s Eve in New York. Jon Bon Jovi proves his worth as an actor in this film and I have to admit as an ageing rocker, he matures well!
‘New Year’s Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.’
The Dark Knight Rises, at the point of writing this post I have still not managed to find the time to watch the film. I have a feeling that I will definitely need to concentrate whilst watching the film, it may have something to do with Tom Hardy! After watching all the Batman films bar this I am excited about finally watching one of 2012’s most anticipated films.
‘Though it may not rise to the level of the mythic grandeur of its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a truly magnificent work of cinematic brilliance that commandingly completes the cycle and is as heavy with literary resonance as it is of-the-moment insight into the political and social affairs unfolding on the world stage.’
The Polar Express, an absolute Christmas watch for everyone! I cannot recommend this film highly enough. Albeit in animation the characters are very life like. With Tom Hanks providing the voice of the train conductor, the actual character is is a digital copy of the man himself! This is a huge family favourite in our household, with Liv’s favourite part being the train skidding onto the ice.
‘An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. Late on Christmas Eve night, a boy lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa’s sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine’s roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor (Hanks) invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.’