A few days ago I was sent a review copy of the new Veggie Tales movie The Little House That Stood. We have always been fans of Veggie Tales so it is no surprise that we liked it.
In the usual Veggie Tales style Bob and Larry join together with the help of Mr. Lunt to teach us about building on a firm foundation. While talking about the big book of building, Mr. Lunt of course says he uses it as a booster seat and in classic Larry humor comes the retort “Booster seat books intimidate me.”
Today on K-love I heard a great idea! Put a red dot or circle on the back of your hand and whenever you see it – stop and pray. Why the red do you ask? take a look over there -> Japan – known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” uses a red circle on a white background as their country’s flag. So how appropriate to use the red dot on the back of your hand right?
Let’s take it a step further. Now that you have a red dot or circle on the back or palm of your hand who else in history had a red circle or blood on His hands? How interesting the similarity and icon of the red circle on the back of your hand – in the center of the Japanese flag surrounded by a field of pure white.
Was it not the blood of Christ that poured from his hands and feet as He was nailed to the cross – that cleansed us as white as snow? It is only fitting then that when you see the red dot on your hand that you pray for the lives and more importantly the souls of every person on that island country today, and tomorrow and the next day.
So I posted a review of this movie a while ago when I go the directors cut – in case you did n’t see it- here is again. The show is on tomorrow (Sat Jan 8) at 8/7 Central on FOX
Have you ever seen a directors cut of anything? I have never before this last Friday. I was asked to review the next family movie from Walmart and P&G. It was fun.
My first thought at the end was “Can I get it on cd when it comes out?” It was simply a wholesome family movie that I loved and will watch again when it comes out in January. I really loved the movie. Did I say that already 🙂
As always there were some quirks where you will either laugh at it or say “ooh that was just weird.” I thought it was funny when you see the wife of this well off couple eating Great Value snacks. I laughed out loud. When you watch it – see how many times you see it. (Hint – more than once )
The Family movie will play on Saturday Jan 8th at 8 o’clock on Fox.
Anyway – the movie was about a financially well off couple who are about to go on vacation and they are told that they were ‘given’ 4 children to care for after a friend dies. To top it off – their careers are about to take off in the midst of it and they need to make some very hard choices.
I’ll admit that I think the new parents have some unrealistic reactions to things that are going on with the kids – but in all truth – we should all respond the way they do. The social services lady (Phylicia Rashad) plays the part well but I think portrays the social services department a little too over the top towards the end. She won’t listen to the parents at all or to any reasoning.
Anyway as we all know the movies are all about happy endings these days – well this one… Oh yeah I’m not supposed to give away the ending am I?
A side rant – One thing I noticed while watching this movie that just struck me. In action movies and drama queen shows and others – we often overdue it. We over accentuate someone’s responses or actions and as a society we have become numb to it. We expect it to take place and we don’t cringe when when we see it. We often applaud it. Well it seems that if we try to do this in family friendly films as this is – it stands out and doesn’t work.
This movie only does that a couple of times – but I think that because we are trying to make it family friendly it simply strikes us in the face when something is over stressed or or augmented in that way.
Ok back on track sorry. IT was a great movie and I can’t wait to see it with all the pieces put in place. IT was a blast watching a directors cut for the first time though. I loved it.
This morning my daughter was watching Sesame Street and she asked me to sit and join her. I did 🙂
It was kinda fun. however we were watching someone that I haven’t seen on SS before – Abby Cadabby A magical fairy Muppet. She’s ok and teaches some fun stuff but today’s story wasn’t all that childish. It went kind of like this..
Their little friend (I think his name is blog) falls into an enchanted sleep after biting a magic apple – we all know the story of snow white. Abby and her friend (can’t remember HIS name but he is another fairy), anyway Abby and her friend are trying to wake their friend Blog. I think that was his name anyway. They try everything from clocks to yelling to kissing. Both the girl and the boy kiss the sleeping boy named blog.
So they read the story of Snow White and realize that it was a prince who broke Snow White out of the spell and she turns her friend into a frog who she then kisses to turn into a prince 🙂 Then she tells the prince to kiss the boy. I am sorry but not everything has to cater to same sex relationships. I won’t go off on that tangent right now.
So he kisses the boy named blog and blog wakes up and he starts poiuting as he is turned back to a regular boy. Some little tinker bell kinda fairy floats around and asks why e is pouting and he replies that he realy liked being a prince. And the reply comes back from little tinker bell thing “Don’t worry you’ll always be remembered as the Fairy formerly known as Prince”
What is that all about? First we have boys kissing then we add adult jokes to a three and four year old educational tv show.
I found this link thanks to flypropeller.com. ‘Cool it’ is a movie about a ‘radically practical solution’. The trailer looks good.
If you are in one of the premier cities you can check it out before everyone else by signing up at http://reeltruths.com/cool-it/events/
Click the RSVP link in your city and confirm your seats – for you AND your guests. Let me know what you think! Is Bjorn a crackpot or a revolutionist.