Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Coraline

Coraline is an adventurous girl who walks through that secret door in her house and finds another world that looks like the perfect version of her frustrating life.
Little does she know that this parallel reality will actually turn into a dangerous adventure. Things get nasty when her new-found parents try to keep her forever and Coraline will have to struggle to save her family.



Now try this exercise:
Listen and think of the missing words.

"The movie Coraline written by Neil Gaiman is by becoming the first stop motion animated movie to be photographed in 3d."

"Coraline was her simple life until she entered another dimension by walking through a magic door in her house and discovered that maybe the ."

"You know she's very curious. She’s kind of a tomboy. She’s very adventurous and she really to kind of fight against this evil."

"Right. And I agree with you that that's the message. and I think it is so that, you know, you don't recognize what you have until it's gone."

"Yeah. It’s so to put the glasses on to see it and I loved that. Especially with this one I think you wish you could be in some of those . "

"She kind of because of this kind of animation and I was so to be a part of it and to see all this heartbreak come to life after such a long time of working on it."

Friday, 24 April 2009

Twilight

Twilight is that special light when the surface of the Earth is not completely lit nor completely dark, for example between dawn and sunrise, and the time between sunset and dusk. It has long been popular with photographers and painters for its unusual, romantic quality of the ambient light.

The movie Twilight is a cute romantic-fantasy movie based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Read more ...

Check video, questions, transcript and notes on the key vocabulary.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Seven Pounds - Will Smith

When using his cell phone while driving, Tim Thomas (Will Smith) causes a car crash and kills seven people (six strangers and his fiancée, Sarah Jenson).

He decides to make up for the lives he took away by saving other seven lives and starts donating his organs. He uses his brother's credentials, an IRS employee, to check out people's records. He targets people with rare conditions and makes sure they really deserve it. For example, he calls a blind guy who needs a transplantation of corneas and harasses him to see if he's quick to anger and if he's a good person.

After he gives his luxurious beach house to a mother of two living with an abusive boyfriend, he moves into a motel and prepares his suicide. His friend Dan (Barry Pepper) acts as executor to ensure that his organs are donated to a young woman with a critical heart problem and a rare blood type and the blind person. When he decides he's ready, he calls his friend, fills the bathtub with ice water to preserve his vital organs, climbs in, and commits suicide by pulling his box jellyfish into the water with him.