Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy
Aaron Tansey
August 26, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie (S.N.S.I.M). For those of you that don’t know what the S.N.S.I.M is I will tell you.

On a Saturday night there are two groups of people. The first group are the ones that go out and party with their friends are just go out for dinner with their partners. The second group of people are the ones that stay in on a Saturday night for what ever reason. Well I write this blog of the second group of people.

I chose a movie that you can watch to pass the time. This week is no different.




This week I am going with a classic family favourite, Shrek.

It has been over 15 years since the release of Shrek in cinemas, and everyone fell in love with Donkey and Sherk and Fiona. I don’t think there is many people out there that hasn’t seen Shrek but just in case here is the ruff outline of the story.

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Shrek is an ogre that live in a swamp and he loves how quite it is until the swamp get over run by fairy tails that have got kicked out of the nearby by Lord Fraquaad. To save his home and Shrek makes a deal with Fraquaad to rescue Princess Fiona who is trapped in a tower protected by a dragon. Shrek sets on his quest to save Fiona and he has unlikely sidekick for his mission, a talking Donkey.

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This is the sort of movie that the whole family can sit down and enjoy together. Mike Myers voices Shrek with Eddy Murphy as Donkey and Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona. As I said the movie is great but it also has a brilliant sound track as well, so you will be laughing and tapping you foot along to the songs.

The first Shrek movie took in over 480 million at the world wide box office which made sure that there was going to be more Shrek movies and there was. There was four more movies and a spin off movie in Puss in Boots.




I think this is one of my favourite animated movies of the 2000s. It s funny both kids and adults can enjoy it over all its a great family movie to sit down and watch on a saturday night.

If you have seen Shrek before let me know what you taught of it by leaving a comment in the comment box  below. If you would like to suggest a movie for next weeks S.N.S.I.M you can leave your suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last weeks S.N.S.I.M HERE. Thanks for reading until next week keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Anime Blog Children/Family
Aaron Tansey
July 21, 2016
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Its that time of the week agin, its time for this week TV Rewind, and for those of you new to TV Rewind the Idea is simple we take a look back at the shows that I used to watch when I was younger. This is the 37th edition of TV Rewind you can look back at all the other blog post here. This week the word wide phenomenon Pokemon Go was launched in Ireland and just like the rest of the world it has people out of their house chasing Pokemon in the real world, (it is a cool Idea and it gets people out and about) and then you have to train your Pokemon and become a Pokimaster (I hope I have got that right if not let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box below) what some of the younger kids might not know is that Pokemon started life as a Japanese trading card game in 1996 which what developed into a TV series in 1997. There is over 16 seasons of Pokemon made up of over 900 episodes, and 18 TV movies




I have to admit, this is one of the first TV Rewinds that I did not watch when I was child, but I have a general idea what was going on.  The show follows a young Japanese boy who want to become a Pokemon master. His first Pokemon was Pikachu. After a rocky start the two become friends and Pikachu fellows Ash on his travels through the Pokemon leagues to become a Pokemon Master. The shows are broken up into different story lines just like the video games. There was also a number of spinoffs which I know nothing about so I won’t even try and write anything about them.

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I was just a bit to old to have get into Pokemon but I remember that it was a big deal. The trading card game was just also big but nothing like the what is happing now with Pokemon Go. I can understand the appeal of Pokemon Go you get the chance to go out and become a part of the Pokemon world (if there was an app where you could become part of Power Rangers world I would download it). With the success of the Pokemon Go the show is becoming popular again also there is talk about Pokemon getting a live action movie as well.

Did you watch Pokemon when you were growing up, what did you think about it, let me know by leaving a comment below in the comment box. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave you suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Frozen
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
December 11, 2015
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Last week I wrote up a blog post about being a Disney Baby (check it out here). Looking back over some of my favorite Disney movies I started to wonder what the new Disney movies were like so I went on a mission to watch a new Disney (anything since 2000). I wasn’t sure which one I was going to watch. I was thinking about Monsters University, Cars, Wall E, or Up but I settled on the movie that was the most successful movie for Disney in the last 20 years if not ever, Frozen. You read it correctly Frozen. Any parents out there will know all to well about frozen because I sure it has being played over and over again. I did not have a lot of hope for this movie I taught it was going to be boring and a chore to sit through. What I found was the opposite. I found it an entertaining movie, granted I had nothing better to be doing but still it was a fun movie.

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I taught it went back to the old style Disney cartoons with silly charters and catchy songs.For the small amount of you out there that have not seen the film, it is about 2 sisters princesses (Elsa and Anna). Elsa has magical powers to control winter (ice and snow,ect) after a accident while playing with Anna has her mind wiped of any trace of Elsa’s powers and Elsa how fells bad about hurting her sister locks herself up and tries to control her Powers. After her parents die she has to take the throne and she has to hide her powers from her kingdom no but it doesn’t go so well for her.

There was a nice mix of a song, comedy and a love story in this movie. If you haven’t seen the movie there is still a good chance that you have hear the song Let it Go as it had radio play all over the world and place well in charts all around the world as well.

The comedy in frozen was supplied by Olaf the talking snowman and Sven the pet rain dear. Olaf was very funny in this movie and brought some funny moments when thing got scary for the other charters. Sven, the reindeer, is also a very funny character in the movie portraying the characteristics of a dog more so then a reindeer.

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All in all I can under stand why this movie is one of the biggest animated movies of all time. This is one that the kids and the adults can watch together. Have you seen Frozen let me know what you taught of it by leaving a post below.

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I am A Disney Baby
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy
Aaron Tansey
December 7, 2015
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I am a Disney Baby. If you were born in the late 80’s early 90’s you too might very well be a Disney baby. I covered this a bit in an article I wrote a few weeks ago Why I’m interested in TV and Film. (read it here) What is a Disney Baby? What I consider as a Disney Baby is someone that grew up watching Disney movies like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Robin Hood, Pete’s Dragion, Bed Nobs and Broom Sticks and so on.

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This time is what I would consider as the golden age of Disney. A lot of the movies that I mentioned at the start were oringaly released and did well for Disney but they were rereleased around the 80’s and 90’s for a new generation and the thing that made these films so popular were because the parents had growing up with these films and now they got to share these movies with their kids.

Also the stories are timeless and lots of them have some catchy songs along with them.

One of my favourite Disney was The Lion King. It was a good story of struggle and standing up for what was right as well as that it was funny and had some great songs like the Circle of Life. The 2 charters I liked the most was Timone and puma. An other filmed I love was Robin Hood the Disney take on the classic animated tale had animals playing the roles to.

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I think that if these movies were released today they would still be a big hit and would gain a new generation of fans. I know they have released one or two of the movies not so long ago but what Disney have started doing now is turning their animated movies into live action movies like Cinderella and the Jungle Book and plans to do the same to Dumbo and others.

Were you a Disney baby let me know what your favourite Disney movie by leaving a comment below and what Disney would you like to be made into a live action film.

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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy
Aaron Tansey
October 9, 2015
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This weeks Saturday Night Stay In Move is 20 years old this year. (I couldn’t believe it either when I heard.) Toy Story it was released on November 22 1995. Toy Story was one of those films that changed a genre, it changed the way that animation is made moving from the old style of Beauty and the Beast others. Toy Story was the first animated film to be fully computer-generated animated film, which popularised 3D computer animation technologies. In other words it looked great. Plus the story line was great. Im not afraid to admit that when I was younger I used to think that my toy would come alive at night and just be normal people. so this Idea captured the imagination of the kids and the humour in the film also applied to growing ups as well as kids.

Toy Story was produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. What some of you might not know was that Steve Jobs, Yes the founder of Apple, was an executive producer on this film. Steve Founded the company The Graphics Group which was later renamed Pixar,

The storyline was simple when the kid is not around the toys come to life and talk about what was the best way to make their kid happy. All this gets turned upside down when a new toy is put in the mix Space man Buzz Lightyear, but he doesn’t know that he is just a Toy he quickly becomes Andy’s favourite toy making Woody jealous. Things go wrong when the family moves house and the toy get ardently left behind Woody and Buzz must work together to get the toy back to Andy.

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The movie was a huge box office success with a world aid taking of over $361 million, there was two more toy Story’s made with the fourth one in production. This is great family movie especially if you kids have never seen the first one. Here is the trailer

Let me know what you think of Toy Story by leaving a comment below, and if you would like to suggest a Saturday Night Stay In Movie next week get in touch with us on VIewit, Facebook, Twitter, and Google +. You can check out last weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie here. Thanks for reading I will see you all next week until then keep on Viewing.

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New Releases USA
Action Anime Blog Children/Family Thriller
Aaron Tansey
August 5, 2015
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Hi Viewers It time to take a look at what is new movies are coming out this week. There are nine new movies out this week, there is a good mixture of action, drama, comic book, and animated so it looks like there is something for everyone. First up is Fantastic Four. There has been a lot of controversy sundering this film because of how much it is differs to the comic but Fox has done well in promoting it. As I said there is a lot of changes made to this movie that differ fro the comics one of the big ones is that sue and Johnny are not related, the team do not get there powers from outer space and the changes goes on. This movie is one that will go one of two ways it will be a huge hit or it will be a huge flop we will have to wait and see.

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Up next is Shaun The Sheep Movie. There has been a lot of Animated movies this summer and for the most part they have all been a success and I cant see this being any different. Shaun has been around for a long time and has a big following built up over the years so this film could do very well in the top ten. WhenShaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action then he bargained for. A mix up with the farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead teem all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the Flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. This is going to be one to watch.

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The las film we are taken a look at this week is a thriller from director Joel Edgerton, The Gift. Staring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, David Denman and Hoel Edgerton. A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. This film has been getting a lot of good reviews and is poised to open well in the top ten. We will have to wait and see.

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Also out this week is Ricki and the Flash,Cop Car, Diary of a Teenage Girl,Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F, and Dark Places. Dont forget to check out next weeks US Box Office Top 10 to see how these movies get on. That is it for an other week Viewers until next week keep on viewing.

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Minions Review
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
July 18, 2015
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Ok Im going to look at this film in two ways first is from a grown ups point of view and then from the kids point of view. So lets get into it from the grown ups point of view, my first problem is that with all the marketing that has go on with this movie it pretty much has giving away the plot and most of the funny bits in the trailers, not leaving you much to look forward too, for example the first 3 minutes of the film is one complete trailer.

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Second things is be careful what you wish for, Despicable Me which was loved by kids and adults alike because of the combination of the minions the bad guy and the kids the bad guy has to look after. Everyone loved the minions and wanted to see more of them, but it is very hard to build a movie around little yellow things that cant speak properly (that get very old very fast). I think they would have been better suited to a half hour cartoon once a week rather then an hour and half film. As and adult I give it a 2 out of 5

 

Now onto the ones the film was really made for, the kids. It looks good but no better than any other CGI out there at the moment. The Minions do a lot of stupid things that kids really get a laugh out of it. They wont be disappointed in the film but they will still prefer Despicable Me, and their favourite bit of the film in my opinion will be at the very end I wont spoil it for ye. For the Kids I give it 4 out of 5. .If you seen the film leave a comment below and let me know what you taught of it.

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TV Rewind
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy
Aaron Tansey
July 16, 2015
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Hi Viewers this week for TV Rewind I’m join way back to 1995 and one of my favourite shows as a kid, Pinky and The Brain. you could go back further to 1993 when they first appeared of our TV’s in Animaniacs. It was in 1995 when it got its own spin off show, simply called Pinky and the Brain.

The idea of this show was very simple Pinky was a very dumb mouse, and Brain was a very smart mouse who lived in a laboratory. In each episode they try and take over the world but fail spectacularly every time, leaving Brain very frustrated and giving us something funny to laugh at after school before you had to do your homework if you were lucky.

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The show ran for four seasons spanning 65 episodes over a three year period, and will be remembered for a lot of things but one thing in particular and that is the exchange that happened every show between Pinky and the Brain

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Pinky are you pondering what I’m pondering?

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I think so, Brain, but

This is when Pinky would say something out of the blue like “If they called them sad meals, kids wouldn’t buy them”

This was the sort of thing that made the show so funny the odd couple and how they played off each other.

There you have it for another week let me know if you remember the show and if there is any show you would like to feature on TV Rewind, leave you suggestion in the comment below. Let me know what you taught of this weeks TV Rewind by leaving a comment below. You can check out last weeks TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading I will see ye all next week until then keep on viewing.

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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Anime Blog Children/Family Musicals
Aaron Tansey
July 3, 2015
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This weeks Saturday Night Stay in Movie is a family movie. It is Bedknobs and Broomsticks. This musical was first released back in 1971 by Walt Disney. It stared Angela Lansbury David Tomlinson and Roddy McDowall to say but a few. The film is set during the Battle of Britain, and Mis Eglantine Price (Lansbury), a witch in training, decides to use her supernatural powers to defeat the Nazi menace. She sets out to accomplish this task with the aid of three inventive children who have bee evacuated from the London Blitz. Joined by Emelius Brow (Tomlinson) the head of Miss Price’s witchcraft training correspondence school, the crew uses an enchanted bed to travel into a fantasy land and foil encroaching German troops.

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This is a classic Disney film with some good songs and good comedy for the whole family to enjoy. Bedknobs and Broomsticks also had a lot of animation in mixed with the live action which made it fun for the kids because you were watching a cartoon with really people in it.

My favourite part of the movie is the end sequence but i will not tell you about it as not to give anything away. This was one of my favourite Disney films when I was growing up. I think that it has stand the test of time and the kids to day will really enjoy it as well as the parents.

Let me know what you taught of the film leave a comment below and enjoy. You can check out last weeks Saturday Night Stay in Movie here. If you would like to suggest a movie for next weeks Saturday Night Stay in Movie you can leave your suggestion in the comment box below. Thanks for reading I will see ye all next week until then keep on Viewing.

 

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TV Rewind
Anime Blog Children/Family
Aaron Tansey
June 11, 2015
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Hi everybody its that time of the week again its time for TV Rewind and this week we are looking at a cartoon that I sure everyone young and old knows about, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Ninja Turtles were named after Renaissance artists Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. and the Rat sensei Master Splinter who trained them in the art of Ninjutsu. The comic book which became popular back in 1984, was licensed as action figures. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or (Hero Turtles as they were knowing as in some European countries) was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French Company IDDH. The pilot was aired December 14, 1987 in syndication as a five part miniseries and it began its official run Octerber 1 1988. The show became a world-wide phenomenon and mad the turtles part of the 80’s pop culture. The reason the TV series happened was because the company that gained the rights to the toys was not happy with the darker tone of the comics so the requested that a light tone television deal be acquired first, and after the initial five episodes aired the California toy company released their first series of Ninja Turtles action figures in the summer of 1988. The show was a smash hit around the world at the high of it popularity in the 90’s it was been showing daily on more then 125 station, and the comic books sold 125,000 copies a month. The turtles had some grate catch phrase “like heroes in a half shell, turtle power”. Also “Did someone say pizza”

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The Turtles were grate but thats because they were made grate buy their enemies like Shredder, Krang, Rocksteady, Bebop, and the Foot to mention just a few. The Shredder was the bad guy agents his will, he had to take orders from Krang. and leading the turtles agents all these villains was their leader Master Splinter who was turned into a Rat.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spanned three live action movies. The first was released in 1990 at the height of the franchise popularity and was a box office success which paved the way for 2 more films released in 91 and 93 and the films were then rebooted in 2014 with the followup dew out in 2016.

What did you think of the Turtles, let me know by leaving a comment below. You can check out last weeks TV Rewind here. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave your suggestion in the comment box. Thanks for watching I will see ye all next week until then keep on Viewing.

 

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