Daily Archives: November 9, 2009

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure DVD Review

At the request of Fairy Mary, Tinker Bell is assigned the task of designing a special scepter for displaying the one-of-a-kind blue moonstone. At the Autumn Revelry, the light from the harvest moon will strike the stone, creating a supply of pixie dust that the fairies need for flying. Tinker Bell’s best friend is Terrence whose clumsiness leads to the destruction of both the scepter and the stone. Soon afterwards, Tinker Bell’s anger destroys their friendship. Alone and unhappy, she must risk her life as she travels on a dangerous journey in search of a magical mirror that will hopefully restore the scepter and stone. She must find it in time for the Autumn Revelry or there will be no more pixie dust and life in Pixie Hollow will be drastically altered forever.

Everyone of all ages should see “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” because everyone needs a friend. This is definitely a heart-warming, family film from Walt Disney. It is a beautiful, sweet story that stresses the importance of friendship and forgiveness. A few harsh words can easily destroy the friendship you share with someone. But a few simple words – “Please forgive me.” – can easily restore it. Tinker Bell soon learns the errors of her ways when she encounters trolls, rats and other obstacles. The lost treasure that is referred to in the title is not the magic mirror that she seeks but the friendship she once shared with Terrence.

Destined to become another classic, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” is romantic adventure that comes from the heart. I was pleasantly surprised. Having enjoyed this film, I must see the sequel, “Tinker Bell: A Winter Story;” its trailer is provided in the special features. I enjoyed the film’s bloopers, which were cute. The deleted scenes were roughly drawn sketches with voiceovers. They consisted of the vortex that endangers Tinker Bell’s flying machine; more antics from the trolls; Tinker Bell bravely threatening a bullfrog to spit out her firefly friend, Blaze; and a tearful goodbye when Blaze rejoins his family. Most of these scenes were heartwarming because they emphasized the importance of friendship.

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Stephen King Talks to TIME Magazine About His Top 10 Biggest Books

Author Stephen King has a reputation for writing long books. King talked to TIME magazine about his top 10 biggest books, reflecting on the circumstances under which they were written and the critical reception that they received.  Download the podcast HERE.

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Viper SmartStart iPhone App

If you still start your car with your car keys, Viper SmartStart ($300-$500) is a cool new system that allows you start your car with your iPhone or iPod touch. Using a GSM signal, SmartStart either plugs into your existing Viper security/remote start system or comes bundled with one, letting you not only start but also lock or unlock the car, arm or unarm the alarm, open the trunk, and activate the panic mode, no matter how far away you might be from your vehicle.

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Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street (DVD and Book)

For fans of all ages, Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street DVD ($20) and Book ($22), tells the story of a brilliant children’s show that has gradually evolved over time to stay current and appealing to the new generation of viewers. The hardcover book takes readers from the initial idea for the show, through the development of the characters and all 40 years of programming, with 1500 photographs to illustrate every aspect of this amazing program. Pop in the DVD for a stroll down memory lane with 5 hours of classic clips that span the decades, backstage footage, and celebrity guests.

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New Game Releases For Nov. 8th – Nov. 13th

There are over 40 titles being released this week.  I see only one of them occupying my disc tray throughout the better portion of next year.

Activision and Infinity Ward release the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  An early contender for game of the year, it ships out tonight at Midnight on the consoles and PC.  I’ll be in line anxiously awaiting the arrival of my official MW2 night-vision goggles, which come boxed with the prestige edition of the game.  We’ll soon find out if the old saying is true: one fan boy’s dream is a next-door neighbor’s nightmare.

Here’s the full list for this week.

Sunday (Nov. 8 )
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii)

Monday (Nov. 9)
Arcade Shooting Gallery (Wii)
Coldstone: Scoop It Up (Wii)
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (PS2)
Dreamkiller (360)
Excitebike: World Rally (Wii)
NBA 2K10 (Wii)
Record of Agarest War (PS3)
Wedding Dash (DS)

Tuesday (Nov. 10)
BUZZ! Quiz World (PS3)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PC, PS3, 360)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized (DS)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex (Wii)
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (DS, PS3, Wii, 360)
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (DS)
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3, 360)
Dragonology (DS)
Fairyland Melody Magic (DS)
Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection (360)
Final Fantasy XI: Vana’diel Collection 2010 (PC)
Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS)
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (Wii)
Hasbro Family Game Night (360)
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 (DS, Wii)
Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue (Wii)
Jonas (DS)
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP)
Marines: Assault on Terror (Wii)
Petz Nursery (DS)
Phantasy Star Zero (DS)
Pop’n Music (Wii)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PS2, PSP, Wii)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (DS, Wii)
Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre (Wii)
Satisfashion (DS)
Smart Kids Journey to Adventure (Wii)
Spectral Force Genesis (DS)
Stoked: Big Air Edition (360)
Style Lab Jewelry Design (DS)
Style Lab Makeover (DS)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack (DS)
WorldShift (PC)

Thursday (Nov. 12)
Braid (PS3)
Gardenscapes (PC)
King Arthur – The Role-playing Wargame (PC)

Friday (Nov. 13)
Hair Salon (DS)

(Written by Nick Creature)

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