In Drama, Movies on November 20, 2013 at 5:45 PM
The Secret Garden (1993) is a drama based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, directed by Agnieszka Holland, about Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly), an orphaned ten-year-old girl who goes to live at her uncle’s estate where she meets her sickly cousin, Colin Craven (Heydon Prowse), and finds an overgrown hidden garden, both of which she restores to health.
Don’t let other people determine what you do with your life.
Mary: “At least we can open the windows.”
Colin: “No! Get away from there! Don’t touch them. They’re nailed shut. My lungs – they can’t take the spores.”
Colin: “They’re carried in on the wind. And when you breathe the air, you swallow them. They get stuck in your lungs.”
Mary: “But before I got out into the wind, even my hair was scrawny.”
Colin: “You’re hair? Hair is dead.”
Mary: “If hair is dead, then how come it keeps on growing even after you die? Well, maybe not your hair. By then you might be bald.”
Colin: “Don’t be stupid. I’ll be dead before I’m old enough to be bald. I’ll get a lump on my back like my father. Then I’ll die.”
Mary: “I hate the way you talk about dying.”
Colin: “Everyone thinks I’ll die.”
Mary: “If everyone thought that about me, I wouldn’t do it.”
In Fantasy, Movies on November 5, 2013 at 1:25 PM
WALL-E (2008) is an animated fantasy co-written and directed by Andrew Stanton about a trash compactor robot, WALL-E (Ben Burtt), who falls in love with a highly advanced reconnoissance robot, EVE (Elissa Knight), and follows her onto the Axiom, a spaceship commanded by Captain B. McCrea (Jeff Garlin) that houses refugees sent to live in space by the BNL CEO (Fred Willard).
Start living your life: do, engage, take charge.
Captain: “Auto, things have changed! We’ve got to go back!”
Axiom’s Autopilot: “Sir, orders are “do not return to Earth. “
Captain: “But life is sustainable now. Look at this plant. Green and growing. It’s living proof he was wrong.”
Axiom’s Autopilot: “Irrelevant, Captain.”
Captain: “What? It’s completely relevant! Out there is our home. Home, Auto. And it’s in trouble. I can’t just sit here and-and do nothing. That’s all I’ve ever done. That’s all anyone on this blasted ship has ever done. Nothing!”
Axiom’s Autopilot: “On the Axiom, you will survive.”
Captain: “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”
In Fantasy, Movies on October 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Finding Nemo (2003) is an animated fantasy co-written and co-directed by Andrew Stanton about a clownfish father, Marlin (Albert Brooks), and the journey he takes to rescue his captured son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), with the help of a forgetful regal blue tang, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres).
Don’t always fear the worst; it prevents you from being free to enjoy life.
Dory: “Hey. You okay? There, there. It’s all right. It’ll be ok.”
Marlin: “No. No it won’t.”
Dory: “Sure it will. You’ll see.”
Marlin: “No. I promised him I’d never let anything happen to him.”
Dory: “Huh. That’s a funny thing to promise.”
Dory: “Well, you can’t never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him… Not much fun for little Harpo.”