Fast & Easy Mother's Day Gifts– Get Some Great Things for the Mom in Your Life!
For the movie junkie, here are two movies that are really great for moms.
Enchanted is a fun-filled jam-packed Disney film that’s got all the cartoon heroines and best bit parts from the various Disney Princess movies (and I have seen them all so I KNOW they are there)
This is a great flick marrying cartoon with real life action and characters featuring beautifully voiced Amy Adams, James Marsden and McDreamy Patrick Dempsey! Definitely worth watching when you have had a day overflowing with kids, catastrophes and other less than stellar events. It will remind you that life can turn from lemons to lemonade. (PollyAnna)
For anyone who loves the “classic” films– there are a couple of entries in this genre.
From the Hollywood Glamour days, there’s the Fall of the Roman Empire
This luxe spectacular movie has a grand presentation a la Ben Hur but does lack the stellar performances of the other movie. This is a grand Hollywood epic tale of the decadence and corruption of the Roman Empire. The cast includes Stephane Boyd, James Mason, Alec Guinness, Christopher Plummer, Sophia Loren, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Omar Sharif, and Eric Porter. This is a 3 hour flick that features spectacular battles, funeral processesions and duels. It’s pretty true to history but does miss in a few spots. Worth having since this is a limited collectors edition with lots of goodies available on Amazon.com HERE
For those who are fans — young and old, male & female there are the Adventures of Indiana Jones!!
is a real collectable and The Adventures of the Young Indiana Jones, Volume 3definitely a “must have’ since this is a limited release and won’t be around for long. With 10 disks and over 15 hours of special features, and 2 dozen plus documentaries, there’s a lot of digging in this DVD set for a person to see and sure to keep the entire family enthralled (maybe Mom can put it on and take a bath while everyone else watches! That’s a real thought)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was based on the Indiana Jones series of films. The series follows the Indiana Jones character (as a young boy and as a young man) as he was growing up and experiencing his early adventures where he gets into trouble learns life lessons and encounters various historical figures along the way. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was filmed on location all over the world ~ including England Russia Spain Czechoslovakia Kenya France India China Austria Egypt the United States Morocco Ireland Italy Africa Turkey Greece and Thailand. In this third and final installment Indiana meets up with Woodrow Wilson, Al Capone, Louis Armstrong, Ernest Hemingway in the early years of the 20th century when it’s thought to have been at its height in culture and degradation (the mob) as well as the rise of WWII.
Here’s a list of the episodes–quite extensive as you can see.
Tales of Innocence
Unhealed Wounds – The Life of Ernest Hemingway
The Secret Life of Edith Wharton
Lowell Thomas – American Storyteller
The French Foreign Legion – The World’s Most Legendary Fighting Force
Masks of Evil
For the People Despite the People – The Ataturk Revolution
The Greedy Heart of Halide Edib
Dracula – Fact and Fiction
The Ottoman Empire – A World of Difference
Chapter 18: Treasure of the Peacock’s Eye
Bronisaw Malinowski – God Professor
Anthropology – Looking at the Human Condition
New Guinea – Paradise in Peril
Winds of Change
Woodrow Wilson – American Idealist
Gertrude Bell – Iraq’s Uncrowned Queen
Ho Chi Minh – The Price of Freedom
Paul Robeson – Scandalize My Name
Robert Goddard – Mr. Rocket Science
The Best Intentions – The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
Mystery of the Blues
Al “Scarface” Capone – The Original Gangster
Ben Hecht – Shakespeare of Hollywood
On the Trail of Eliot Ness
Louis Armstrong – Ambassador of Jazz
Jazz – Rhythms of Freedom
Prohibition – America on the Rocks
Hellfighters – Harlem’s Heroes of World War One
The Scandal of 1920
Tin Pan Alley – Soundtrack of America
Broadway – America Center Stage
Wonderful Nonsense – The Algonquin Roundtable
Erich von Stroheim – The Profligate Genius
The World of John Ford
Irving Thalberg – Hollywood’s Boy Wonder
The Rise of the Moguls – The Men Who Built Hollywood
There’s something for every mom in this collection so head out and go shopping!
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