Friday, August 31, 2012

Phase 4 Films (pt. 3)


My Friend Bernard

"Sam is a shy boy who is afraid of almost everything, from those strange shadows in his room at night to the small dog in his neighborhood. Everything just seems too scary for him! However, one day Sam meets Bernard, a Polar Bear who isn’t afraid of anything. Bernard takes Sam on an epic adventure and helps him lose his fear of flying, snowboarding, which allows him to face the biggest monster with humor!"

I don't have much to say about this film because I am 27 and My Friend Bernard is obviously created for toddlers. I was bored out of my skull and the boys weren't all that interested either *however* if you need to take a shower and the one-year-old won't let go of your leg? This could keep them busy. It's a lot of antics from characters who don't talk and a few sentences from a narrator to keep the story moving. Imagine Thomas the Train, but none of the actual characters talk, the narrator just explains what's going on and some of the characters feelings and goals. The animations are cute too. I'm not saying that this is a horrible movie, just that I finally made it past the "baby" movies and really don't want to return to them! LOL

(with that in mind, first person to tell me that they have a little one who'd be interested in the movie can have my copy - comment away!)


Rock Stars
(notice the title is different on the official website...I have no clue why LOL But search under Rock Stars AND Disco Worms if you want to rent or buy this movie)

"It‘s not easy being a lowly earthworm. Gloria and Barry live at the bottom of the food chain. But one day an old disco record turns Barry’s life upside down as he decides to make the world‘s greatest disco band. Gloria joins in on the fun and rises to stardom as a singing sensation! Okay, they have no arms and no rhythm, but earthworms can boogie too" 

It's time for Barry the earthworm to start his life...working in the compost business just like his dad. Not really the plan he had in mind. One day he pops in an old disco record and his little worm body starts movin' and that's the end of that! Rock Stars was cute, Noah liked it! I loved the way the worms were draw, their little clothes and hair were fun! And the message - that even the lowest little worm is special and can be whoever he wants to be - is great!

I Heart Shakey

"Single father J.T. and his precocious daughter Chandler move from a small town to Chicago with their lovable family mutt Shakey. After missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to find Shakey a new home. Chandler hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together. "

Taking into account the fact that I'm not the biggest fan of dog movies, this was a cute movie. Kind of cheesy (okay, a lot cheesy), but cute. Dad tries to find Shakey a temporary home until he and Chandler can re-locate, but Shakey's not having any of it and neither is Chandler! The weird 'ol landlord hates dogs so hauling Shakey into the apartment multiple times tries the landlord's patience, the handy-man's patience and Dad's patience; and the relationship between dad and daughter is tried. Definitly a movie that kids will enjoy and parents might not mind it for a family night either!

are available for purchase at 
Target, Walmart and Amazon!

I received these movies for free, in return for my honest review of them - thank you!


Angela said...

Both my boys would LOVE a new movie!!!!