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Why ‘The House Of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend


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If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then look no further than The House of Magic. This fun filled 3-D adventure promises to entertain young and old with its stunning visual effects and exciting cast of characters. Plus it might just contain the cutest movie kitten ever!

The house of magicThunder, your new favourite screen kitten

Meet Thunder, a wide eyed ginger kitten who finds himself without a home after being abandoned by his family. After dodging scary dogs and even less pleasant weather, Thunder happens upon a mysterious house owned by an ageing magician. After being offered shelter, soon Thunder becomes part of the magician’s wacky family which also features a grouchy rabbit and his sidekick mouse. But Thunder’s new found family home soon becomes under threat after the magician falls ill and his greedy nephew comes to take the house, leaving it up to the cute kitten to save the day.

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When Thunder is abandoned into the street by his owner as a kitten during a house move, he finds himself in the home of an eccentric aged magician named Lawrence and his family of friendly mechanical toys on a stormy night which gives him his name. Lawrence takes him on tour performing at parties but it soon becomes clear that he's much more popular than the magician's old pet rabbit, Jack - a fact that doesn't sit well with either Jack or the magician's mouse Maggie. However, the furry team must unite for the sake of Lawrence when trouble arises in the form of his nefarious nephew, who is attempting to sell the large house while Lawrence is away at hospital. Thunder and his new friends decide to try and convince him that the house is actually haunted, with Thunder at the forefront of the ploy. The question is, do Lawrence's unusual family have it in them to save his livelihood?

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The Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Fly Me To The Moon' At The Directors Guild Of America In West Hollywood - Arrivals

Ben Stassen and Directors Guild Of America Sunday 3rd August 2008 The Los Angeles premiere of 'Fly me to the Moon' at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Ben Stassen and Directors Guild Of America

Haunted Castle Review


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More freaky and odd than scary, the latest 3D IMAX film, Haunted Castle, is not what it sounds like. Don't expect a funhouse-style ride through a house of horrors. Instead, get ready for an outrageously bad plot filled with ear-piercingly bad music -- yikes, there's even a really lame live band sequence at the end -- and laughable dialogue. But, who's really going to see a 3D IMAX film for a great storyline and acting?

The best reason to see most IMAX films, especially the 3D variety, is to ooh and ahh at the giant screen antics. Through the clouded lenses of the bulky IMAX visor, tree limbs will jut out into your face, demons will fly straight into your body, and you'll even feel like you're peering precariously over the edge of the castle's gargoyle-dotted rooftop. Even if the film's CG animation is obvious from the beginning, it comes off looking much like an elaborate video game, and is far less bothersome than some of the film's most ridiculous element: story.

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3-D Mania! - Encounter In The Third Dimension Review


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IMAX is nauseating enough without throwing 3D into the mix, isn't it?

Shot using state of the art 3D motion picture technology, we've come a long way since those red and blue glasses. 3-D MANIA! features all-digital technology that puts up to 37 layers of images in a scene to literally jump out of the screen and into your lap.

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