Some upcomings

Movies still to see before the world ends in 2012:

 

 

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When I was a kid…

I’m almost 23 and I’m starting to feel old. I’m also looking back at my childhood with the fondest memories. My little cousins are Xbox-ing, watching shows on The Disney Channel that aren’t cartoons and are easily browsing cell phones and maneuvering touch screen gadgets.

It’s changed. My childhood was full of new-bit techno gadgets, old Nintendo, computers that were bulky and grey, Nokia phones that only had Snake as entertainment and Walkmans that skipped the tune when the car went over a speed bump. Pokemon, tazos, cassette mixes, Sketchers and boy bands.


I remember old video tapes we had lying around of The Lion King and my dad used to record Springbok games on the video tape, accidentally recording over a movie my mom wanted to watch. Today, we can pause live TV and record gigabytes full of series and movies. I’ve also realised that I haven’t bought a CD for ages. I have friends who share music and its easily available on the internet. I remember saving up for ‘Now 25’ and ‘Bump’. I used to listen to CD’s while I played with my tamagotchi so I could feel great about keeping my digital dog alive for another day. It was all Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Westlife, Eminem, Britney, Blink 182, The Beastie Boys and Nirvana.

I know I might still be ‘youthful’, but things have certainly changed. Saturday morning cartoons on Nickelodeon have changed to Hannah Montana goo. Johnny Bravo is now seen as ‘classical’ cartoons. Early Hanna-Barbera cartoons fall out to real-life high school drama on The Disney Channel. MTV has dwindled on music countdowns and videos. Instead, they drive home  Jerseyshore and Teen Mom.

One day, we’ll tell our kids about iPods and PVR and they’ll probably chuckle while they push a button for 4D live shows and instant pizza pills. Times change far too quickly.

Surely some of these pics will send you back and make you feel old:

Movies to kill bunnies for (part 2)

Pearl Harbour

Eye candy, sunsets and bullets. This 2001 classic follows the story of Danny and Rafe, their lives as soldiers and falling for the same girl (the lovely Kate Beckinsale who plays Evelyn).MichaelBayhits hard at getting personal with history and making us sob away. Its heartbreaking, gut-wrenching and full of explosions, kissing and dirty soldiers fighting for the good ol’USA. We’ll forgive Bay for the movie’s mishaps when it comes to historic fact. It’s a tear-jerker and a lovely one at that.

 

Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp’s offbeat characters are masterful and Edward Scissorhands is no exception. This goes back two decades ago and will leave you more in love with Johnny than ever. Johnny plays Edward who just happens to have scissors for hands. There is fantasy, humour and romance. It’sBurtonmagic like we’ve come to know. Edward is an unfinished creation who falls for Winona Ryder’s character. He knows only innocence andWinonasees Edward’s beauty.

 

Pulp Fiction

 

It’s Tarantino cool. It’s a mix of four tales of violence and redemption. Two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits and eclectic dialogue that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Tarantino’s crazy storylines and dark sense of humour makes it a must-see. Samuel L. Jackson and Travolta with guns, a mysterious briefcase and punchy one-liners. Classic.

 

Lion King

If you haven’t seen Lion King your life is sad. If I am a mommy one day, I’ll make sure my kids see it. If you don’t know (shun), it follows the story of a young lion Simba, his uncle Scar’s evil pursuit of the crown from Simba’s father Mufasa and all the courage, humour and catchy sing-alongs to keep you riveted and crying. It’s magical, encouraging and heart felt. Hakuna Matata and all!

 

Titanic

Leo in all his bright-eyed innocence and Kate in all her magnificence and elegance. James Cameron, bow down. It’s epic, larger-than-life and a historic classic. It’s filled with that damn iceberg, crazy love scenes, sketching, jealousy, heroics and heartbreak. Titanic is one of those movies you could watch over and over again. Cameron’s attention to detail is amazing and Leo’s cute third-class romantic is hypnotizing. You will shudder at the history and pursuit of reckless abandon. Your heart will go on!