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  • 01 Oct 2012
    It is every teenager's dream to find fame and fortune and the lucky few, such as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, have used it as a launchpad to a successful career. Justin Bieber found infamy through Youtube, which he then turned into a successful pop career with the guidance of Usher. Miley Cyrus meanwhile took her fame from the hit show Hannah Montana and used that spotlight to build herself into a successful pop star in her own right. Teenage success stories like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are not a new phenomenon, with teenage acts hitting the big time for years. However, these type of acts rarely seem to build on their success, and often disappear from the public eye or undergo a drastic change of direction, isolating the artist from what was previously their target audience. One of the main reasons for this is that their target audience has outgrown them. When you look at Justin Bieber's target audience for his music, they're generally young teens or pre-teens. Once they hit their late teens their musical tastes tend to change, and Bieber's music is not what they want to listen to. Another reason is that the artist themselves outgrow their musical style. Cheesy pop music is great when you're 16, but once Justin Bieber turns 20 will he still want to sing the same kind of songs? A prime example of this is Britney Spears, who started rebelling and singing rock songs rather than pop as she grew up. While Britney's career has remained relatively successful, other artists have struggled to maintain their success while changing their image. Macauley Culkin, star of the Home Alone movies, was very successful and had a huge fan base when starring in family movies, but soon outgrew these and has had limited success since. Hanson are another example of an act who have struggled to build any success since developing a more grown up image; their recent attempted comeback was less than successful, mainly because they appeared to have no target audience. Miley Cyrus has already begun to show her wild side and appears to be taking a similar career path to Britney Spears. Justin Bieber on the other hand is still making teen-friendly music, and will undoubtedly remain successful for the time being should he continue with this path. But what will happen when he hits 20? Will he become a rock star? Even a heavy metal act? Only time will tell, but history suggests that his teen-friendly style is unlikely to carry on forever.
    2995 Posted by JeffJones
  • It is every teenager's dream to find fame and fortune and the lucky few, such as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, have used it as a launchpad to a successful career. Justin Bieber found infamy through Youtube, which he then turned into a successful pop career with the guidance of Usher. Miley Cyrus meanwhile took her fame from the hit show Hannah Montana and used that spotlight to build herself into a successful pop star in her own right. Teenage success stories like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are not a new phenomenon, with teenage acts hitting the big time for years. However, these type of acts rarely seem to build on their success, and often disappear from the public eye or undergo a drastic change of direction, isolating the artist from what was previously their target audience. One of the main reasons for this is that their target audience has outgrown them. When you look at Justin Bieber's target audience for his music, they're generally young teens or pre-teens. Once they hit their late teens their musical tastes tend to change, and Bieber's music is not what they want to listen to. Another reason is that the artist themselves outgrow their musical style. Cheesy pop music is great when you're 16, but once Justin Bieber turns 20 will he still want to sing the same kind of songs? A prime example of this is Britney Spears, who started rebelling and singing rock songs rather than pop as she grew up. While Britney's career has remained relatively successful, other artists have struggled to maintain their success while changing their image. Macauley Culkin, star of the Home Alone movies, was very successful and had a huge fan base when starring in family movies, but soon outgrew these and has had limited success since. Hanson are another example of an act who have struggled to build any success since developing a more grown up image; their recent attempted comeback was less than successful, mainly because they appeared to have no target audience. Miley Cyrus has already begun to show her wild side and appears to be taking a similar career path to Britney Spears. Justin Bieber on the other hand is still making teen-friendly music, and will undoubtedly remain successful for the time being should he continue with this path. But what will happen when he hits 20? Will he become a rock star? Even a heavy metal act? Only time will tell, but history suggests that his teen-friendly style is unlikely to carry on forever.
    Oct 01, 2012 2995
  • 08 Sep 2012
    THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER A sensitive teenager learns to navigate the soaring highs and perilous lows of adolescence in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a powerful and affecting coming‐of‐age story based on the wildly popular young adult novel by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Emma Watson (the Harry Potter franchise) and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Another Happy Day), The Perks of Being a Wallflower captures the complexities of growing up with uncommon grace, humor and compassion. It’s 1991 and academically precocious, socially awkward Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching from the sidelines, until a pair of charismatic seniors take him under their wing. Beautiful, free‐spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick (Ezra Miller), shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song. At the same time, his English teacher, Mr. Anderson (Paul Rudd) introduces him to the world of literature, sparking his dreams of becoming a writer. But even as Charlie thrives in his new, more grown‐up world, the pain of his past—which includes, his best friend Michael’s recent suicide and the accidental death of a beloved aunt—lurks just below the surface. As his older friends plan to leave home for college, Charlie’s precarious equilibrium begins to crumble, and at the root of his sadness is a shocking revelation. Also starring Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Dylan McDermott (“American Horror Story,” “The Practice”), Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,” Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Nina Dobrev (The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Erin Wilhelmi (The English Teacher), Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) Zane Holtz (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and Joan Cusack (The Toy Story Franchise, High Fidelity, Arthur Christmas), The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a touching and often funny portrait of the joy and anguish involved in becoming an adult. The film’s producers are Lianne Halfon (Juno, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Young Adult), Russell Smith (Juno, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Young Adult) and John Malkovich (Juno). Original music is by Michael Brook (The Vow, The Fighter). Costume designer is David C. Robinson (Young Adult, Shame). Editors are Mary Jo Markey (Star Trek, Super 8). Production designer is Inbal Weinberg (Our Idiot Brother, Blue Valentine). Director of photography is Andrew Dunn (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Life as We Know It). James Powers (LOL, Mean Girls) is an executive producer. Music Supervisor is Alexandra Patsavas (The Twilight Saga, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The OC”, “Gossip Girl”). Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky based on his book Directed by Stephen Chbosky Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith and John Malkovich Running Time: 103 minutes Rated PG‐13 In Theaters September 21, 2012 (NY & LA) September 28, 2012 (Expanding)
    2816 Posted by Admin
  • By Admin
    THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER A sensitive teenager learns to navigate the soaring highs and perilous lows of adolescence in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a powerful and affecting coming‐of‐age story based on the wildly popular young adult novel by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Emma Watson (the Harry Potter franchise) and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Another Happy Day), The Perks of Being a Wallflower captures the complexities of growing up with uncommon grace, humor and compassion. It’s 1991 and academically precocious, socially awkward Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching from the sidelines, until a pair of charismatic seniors take him under their wing. Beautiful, free‐spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick (Ezra Miller), shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song. At the same time, his English teacher, Mr. Anderson (Paul Rudd) introduces him to the world of literature, sparking his dreams of becoming a writer. But even as Charlie thrives in his new, more grown‐up world, the pain of his past—which includes, his best friend Michael’s recent suicide and the accidental death of a beloved aunt—lurks just below the surface. As his older friends plan to leave home for college, Charlie’s precarious equilibrium begins to crumble, and at the root of his sadness is a shocking revelation. Also starring Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Dylan McDermott (“American Horror Story,” “The Practice”), Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,” Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Nina Dobrev (The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Erin Wilhelmi (The English Teacher), Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) Zane Holtz (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and Joan Cusack (The Toy Story Franchise, High Fidelity, Arthur Christmas), The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a touching and often funny portrait of the joy and anguish involved in becoming an adult. The film’s producers are Lianne Halfon (Juno, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Young Adult), Russell Smith (Juno, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Young Adult) and John Malkovich (Juno). Original music is by Michael Brook (The Vow, The Fighter). Costume designer is David C. Robinson (Young Adult, Shame). Editors are Mary Jo Markey (Star Trek, Super 8). Production designer is Inbal Weinberg (Our Idiot Brother, Blue Valentine). Director of photography is Andrew Dunn (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Life as We Know It). James Powers (LOL, Mean Girls) is an executive producer. Music Supervisor is Alexandra Patsavas (The Twilight Saga, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The OC”, “Gossip Girl”). Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky based on his book Directed by Stephen Chbosky Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith and John Malkovich Running Time: 103 minutes Rated PG‐13 In Theaters September 21, 2012 (NY & LA) September 28, 2012 (Expanding)
    Sep 08, 2012 2816
  • 08 May 2014
    To Cameron with love, I was stuck after just those four words so how was I going to send a full letter? Let me back up it was 4 Months before while at a shopping mall in the Los Angeles are I spotted a cute guy with a face full of freckles walking with a shopping bag from a quick shopping trip. I instantly recognized that it was Cameron Boyce who plays Luke on Disney’s Jessie, how could I not I have never missed a show and I am one of Cameron Boyce biggest fans. My heart pounded and I began to sweat as I looked around and saw that he was alone and shockingly no other teens were in the area so he was not spotted by anyone else. I froze in place, he saw me and a faint smile came across his lips as he recognized my discomfort. I willed my feet to move and mouth to speak as I stepped towards him and said “HI are you Cameron Boyce” I watch your show all the time I am a big fan. He said, “Oh thanks for watching it is fans like you that I really enjoy what I am doing,” Hey” he said “I have sometime would you like to go for a shake in the patio”? I could not believe what I was hearing and I almost mumbled the words as I accepted his invitation and went shaking with excitement as he ordered two shakes and we went to sit down. To be continued..........................                                                                                      Chapter 1 I was asking with excitement and was sure that I must be dreaming but I was not I was here having a milk shale with Cameron Boyce of Jessie fame and nobody around us seem to notice. “Thanks” I nervously said as he sat the shake down in front of me. “So, what is your fav episode of Jessie do you have one”, he said. “Well I really liked the episode when you guys combined with the cast of Good Luck Charlie” I managed to get out nervously. He seemed to sense my nervousness and laughed a little and told me how much fun they had doing that episode and how much fun the cast of both shows had. I sipped nervously at the shake through my straw looking for something to talk about but I simply couldn’t find the words. “So do you live here in L.A” Cameron said. "No I am on vacation here with my family and we are going back to Portland, Oregon in two days." We spend the best part of the next forty-five minutes talking about the movies he had made and about the rest of the cast of Jessie laughing as I had relaxed quite a bit as he really made me felt at ease with his friendly and outgoing manner. He finally said to me that he will have to be leaving but he really had fun as it was a relief to spend some time quietly without a lot of fans noticing and coming for photos and autographs. I wondered if this meant he liked me or was he speaking in general, I felt anger deep inside that I will soon have to leave and a voice in my head kept telling me ask him for his private email or cell, another more sensible voice said to me look do you seriously think he is going to give that 411 to you girl. Lol, you are so silly just enjoy this great luck you just had he will never see you or think of you after he leaves here. I can’t let this opportunity pass me by, he seemed to have a really genuine time relaxing here in the almost an hour we spent together. I tried to convince myself, that just because he is a famous teen star that doesn’t mean he can’t have a girlfriend that is just your ordinary everyday girl. He is about to leave I have to decide now or never and say the words, but wil I make a fool of myself?...............MORE TO COME.
    2714 Posted by myBOYce
  • By myBOYce
    To Cameron with love, I was stuck after just those four words so how was I going to send a full letter? Let me back up it was 4 Months before while at a shopping mall in the Los Angeles are I spotted a cute guy with a face full of freckles walking with a shopping bag from a quick shopping trip. I instantly recognized that it was Cameron Boyce who plays Luke on Disney’s Jessie, how could I not I have never missed a show and I am one of Cameron Boyce biggest fans. My heart pounded and I began to sweat as I looked around and saw that he was alone and shockingly no other teens were in the area so he was not spotted by anyone else. I froze in place, he saw me and a faint smile came across his lips as he recognized my discomfort. I willed my feet to move and mouth to speak as I stepped towards him and said “HI are you Cameron Boyce” I watch your show all the time I am a big fan. He said, “Oh thanks for watching it is fans like you that I really enjoy what I am doing,” Hey” he said “I have sometime would you like to go for a shake in the patio”? I could not believe what I was hearing and I almost mumbled the words as I accepted his invitation and went shaking with excitement as he ordered two shakes and we went to sit down. To be continued..........................                                                                                      Chapter 1 I was asking with excitement and was sure that I must be dreaming but I was not I was here having a milk shale with Cameron Boyce of Jessie fame and nobody around us seem to notice. “Thanks” I nervously said as he sat the shake down in front of me. “So, what is your fav episode of Jessie do you have one”, he said. “Well I really liked the episode when you guys combined with the cast of Good Luck Charlie” I managed to get out nervously. He seemed to sense my nervousness and laughed a little and told me how much fun they had doing that episode and how much fun the cast of both shows had. I sipped nervously at the shake through my straw looking for something to talk about but I simply couldn’t find the words. “So do you live here in L.A” Cameron said. "No I am on vacation here with my family and we are going back to Portland, Oregon in two days." We spend the best part of the next forty-five minutes talking about the movies he had made and about the rest of the cast of Jessie laughing as I had relaxed quite a bit as he really made me felt at ease with his friendly and outgoing manner. He finally said to me that he will have to be leaving but he really had fun as it was a relief to spend some time quietly without a lot of fans noticing and coming for photos and autographs. I wondered if this meant he liked me or was he speaking in general, I felt anger deep inside that I will soon have to leave and a voice in my head kept telling me ask him for his private email or cell, another more sensible voice said to me look do you seriously think he is going to give that 411 to you girl. Lol, you are so silly just enjoy this great luck you just had he will never see you or think of you after he leaves here. I can’t let this opportunity pass me by, he seemed to have a really genuine time relaxing here in the almost an hour we spent together. I tried to convince myself, that just because he is a famous teen star that doesn’t mean he can’t have a girlfriend that is just your ordinary everyday girl. He is about to leave I have to decide now or never and say the words, but wil I make a fool of myself?...............MORE TO COME.
    May 08, 2014 2714
  • 12 Nov 2013
    Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Grudge Match” stars award-winning movie legends Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) directs the comedy. In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again. The film also stars Kevin Hart (“Think Like a Man”) as Dante Slate Jr.; Oscar® winner Alan Arkin as Razor’s former trainer, Louis “Lightning” Conlon, who gets to put Razor through his paces again; and Oscar® winner Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) as Sally Rose, who was once the love of Razor’s life. Rounding out the cast are Jon Bernthal (upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as BJ, who becomes The Kid’s instinctive but untested trainer; and young film newcomer Camden Gray (“Californication”). Segal is directing from a screenplay by Rodney Rothman, story by Tim Kelleher. The film is being produced by Bill Gerber (“Gran Torino”), Mark Steven Johnson (“Grumpy Old Men,” “Grumpier Old Men”), Michael Ewing (“Get Smart”) and Ravi Mehta (“The Lucky One”). Peter Segal, Jane Rosenthal and Kevin King-Templeton are serving as executive producers. Collaborating with Segal behind the scenes are: Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Dean Semler (“Dances With Wolves,” “Apocalypto”); production designer Wynn Thomas (“Cinderella Man”); costume designer Mary Vogt (“Men in Black 3”); and editor William Kerr (“Bridesmaids”). Robert Sale, who was the technical advisor on “Rocky Balboa,” is serving as the film’s boxing consultant. The music is by Trevor Rabin. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Gerber Pictures Production, a Callahan Filmworks Production, a Peter Segal film, “Grudge Match.” The film opens December 25, 2013 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Grudge Match Trailer and Studio Stills Copyright: © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC
    2291 Posted by Admin
  • By Admin
    Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Grudge Match” stars award-winning movie legends Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) directs the comedy. In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again. The film also stars Kevin Hart (“Think Like a Man”) as Dante Slate Jr.; Oscar® winner Alan Arkin as Razor’s former trainer, Louis “Lightning” Conlon, who gets to put Razor through his paces again; and Oscar® winner Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) as Sally Rose, who was once the love of Razor’s life. Rounding out the cast are Jon Bernthal (upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as BJ, who becomes The Kid’s instinctive but untested trainer; and young film newcomer Camden Gray (“Californication”). Segal is directing from a screenplay by Rodney Rothman, story by Tim Kelleher. The film is being produced by Bill Gerber (“Gran Torino”), Mark Steven Johnson (“Grumpy Old Men,” “Grumpier Old Men”), Michael Ewing (“Get Smart”) and Ravi Mehta (“The Lucky One”). Peter Segal, Jane Rosenthal and Kevin King-Templeton are serving as executive producers. Collaborating with Segal behind the scenes are: Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Dean Semler (“Dances With Wolves,” “Apocalypto”); production designer Wynn Thomas (“Cinderella Man”); costume designer Mary Vogt (“Men in Black 3”); and editor William Kerr (“Bridesmaids”). Robert Sale, who was the technical advisor on “Rocky Balboa,” is serving as the film’s boxing consultant. The music is by Trevor Rabin. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Gerber Pictures Production, a Callahan Filmworks Production, a Peter Segal film, “Grudge Match.” The film opens December 25, 2013 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Grudge Match Trailer and Studio Stills Copyright: © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC
    Nov 12, 2013 2291
  • 10 Mar 2012
    Walt Disney has brought some of the finest movies geared towards families throughout the years. Films the entire family can enjoy together without any fear of objectionable material popping up. Many of these films are personal favs mostly seen on video or DVD. Here is a list of ten of my all time fav Disney classics.Song of the South (1946)Adapted from the series of Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris. The film is both live-action and animation. Amazingly this film has never been re-released since the 1980s, and continues to spark heated debate as to it’s' "appropriateness" for the 21st century, the film depicted America in a much different time. Rating (8 of 10)So Dear to My Heart (1948)So Dear to My Heart again combines live action and animation to tell the story of a young farm boy (Jeremiah) and his pet lamb (Danny). Danny turns out to be rather rambunctious, causing Jeremiah's grandmother to wish Jeremiah would get rid of it. Rating (7 of 10)Treasure Island ) (1950)Walt Disney, branching out from animated films to "live-action" and produced Treasure Island, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1881 adventure novel. Rating (6 of 10)Old Yeller ) (1957)Young Tommy Coates steps up to help his mother take care of their ranch and their family when his father leaves to drive their cattle herd to market in Kansas. When a stray dog takes up residence at the Coates ranch, Tommy makes a friend for life. Old Yeller and Tommy battle snakes, raccoons, bears, and life and epitomize the phrase "man's best friend" in this timeless classic. Rating 8 of 10)The Shaggy Dog ) (1969)Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery. Fred Mac Murray stars. (Rating 6 of 10)Swiss Family Robinson ) (1960)The Robinson family is dealt a terrible blow when they find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. All is not lost as the family bands together to not only survive, but grow, flourish, and thrive in a spectacular house built in a tree. Rating (7 of 10)The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)The Absent-Minded Professor is a Disney movie about a character called Professor Braniard who invents a strange substance that accumulates energy when it strikes certain types of surfaces. He discovered it accidentally by reversing a sign in one of his equations. Professor Braniard then decides to name the substance "Flubber". Or Flying Rubber. Great fun Rating (7 of 10)That Darn Cat! ) (1965)Hayley Mills and Dean Jones are in for a treat in this purr-fect Disney family film filed with comedy, mystery, and adventure. When a young woman's Siamese D.C. (Darn Cat) turns up wearing a wristwatch as its collar, she figures out this is a tip-off for the ongoing case of an unsolved robbery and kidnapping. Hair-raising comedy continues as jealous boyfriends, nosy neighbors, and an allergic FBI agent try to crack this case. Rating (7 of 10)Bedknobs and Broomsticks ) (1971)Flying high atop a magical flying bed, orphans Carrie, Paul, and Charlie take on an incredible, mystical world alongside their house parent Miss Price. Rating (7 of 10)Never Cry Wolf ) (1983)Based on Farley Mowat's real life study of wolves in their natural habitat, Never Cry Wolf takes a look at the impact of wolf life on nature's ecosystem. Farley was hired to show how wolves were killing off the caribou herds in the Canadian tundra, however, what he learned proved the wolves might not be the enemy after all. Rating (8 of 10) A Must see.Many have been released in between these titles and many after but these are just a few of my much beloved Walt Disney films that I feel today’s kids are really missing out of.
    2290 Posted by JeffJones
  • Walt Disney has brought some of the finest movies geared towards families throughout the years. Films the entire family can enjoy together without any fear of objectionable material popping up. Many of these films are personal favs mostly seen on video or DVD. Here is a list of ten of my all time fav Disney classics.Song of the South (1946)Adapted from the series of Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris. The film is both live-action and animation. Amazingly this film has never been re-released since the 1980s, and continues to spark heated debate as to it’s' "appropriateness" for the 21st century, the film depicted America in a much different time. Rating (8 of 10)So Dear to My Heart (1948)So Dear to My Heart again combines live action and animation to tell the story of a young farm boy (Jeremiah) and his pet lamb (Danny). Danny turns out to be rather rambunctious, causing Jeremiah's grandmother to wish Jeremiah would get rid of it. Rating (7 of 10)Treasure Island ) (1950)Walt Disney, branching out from animated films to "live-action" and produced Treasure Island, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1881 adventure novel. Rating (6 of 10)Old Yeller ) (1957)Young Tommy Coates steps up to help his mother take care of their ranch and their family when his father leaves to drive their cattle herd to market in Kansas. When a stray dog takes up residence at the Coates ranch, Tommy makes a friend for life. Old Yeller and Tommy battle snakes, raccoons, bears, and life and epitomize the phrase "man's best friend" in this timeless classic. Rating 8 of 10)The Shaggy Dog ) (1969)Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery. Fred Mac Murray stars. (Rating 6 of 10)Swiss Family Robinson ) (1960)The Robinson family is dealt a terrible blow when they find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. All is not lost as the family bands together to not only survive, but grow, flourish, and thrive in a spectacular house built in a tree. Rating (7 of 10)The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)The Absent-Minded Professor is a Disney movie about a character called Professor Braniard who invents a strange substance that accumulates energy when it strikes certain types of surfaces. He discovered it accidentally by reversing a sign in one of his equations. Professor Braniard then decides to name the substance "Flubber". Or Flying Rubber. Great fun Rating (7 of 10)That Darn Cat! ) (1965)Hayley Mills and Dean Jones are in for a treat in this purr-fect Disney family film filed with comedy, mystery, and adventure. When a young woman's Siamese D.C. (Darn Cat) turns up wearing a wristwatch as its collar, she figures out this is a tip-off for the ongoing case of an unsolved robbery and kidnapping. Hair-raising comedy continues as jealous boyfriends, nosy neighbors, and an allergic FBI agent try to crack this case. Rating (7 of 10)Bedknobs and Broomsticks ) (1971)Flying high atop a magical flying bed, orphans Carrie, Paul, and Charlie take on an incredible, mystical world alongside their house parent Miss Price. Rating (7 of 10)Never Cry Wolf ) (1983)Based on Farley Mowat's real life study of wolves in their natural habitat, Never Cry Wolf takes a look at the impact of wolf life on nature's ecosystem. Farley was hired to show how wolves were killing off the caribou herds in the Canadian tundra, however, what he learned proved the wolves might not be the enemy after all. Rating (8 of 10) A Must see.Many have been released in between these titles and many after but these are just a few of my much beloved Walt Disney films that I feel today’s kids are really missing out of.
    Mar 10, 2012 2290
  • 17 Apr 2012
    Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let everyone, that is interested, know about my Fundraiser coming up May 6th. I know it's in Denver and not L.A. but if anyone live in the area we would love for you to come. If you can't make it please consider donating. A little goes a long way in Uganda. This year all the proceeds go to The Kusasira Tuition Program in Seeta, Uganda. We all have heard about Kony and the brutal, violent, horrific man he is and what he and the LRA did to Uganda. The country is now in recovery. That is why I wanted to help the children receive an education. Their education is not free. They have to pay or they don't go to school. They have to wear uniforms and have the additional fees such as books, pencils, etc. Most of you know that their living conditions are so sad. An average family is 9-12 in a one or 2 room mud hut. In order for them to become self-reliant and be able to make changes they need an education. They are very proud people. That is why we want to help with a portion of the tuition.    For more information on the event and/or donating please see my web site at www.givehopeachance.com. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.  PEACE TO ALL OF YOU!! Haidyn
    2048 Posted by Haidyn
  • By Haidyn
    Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let everyone, that is interested, know about my Fundraiser coming up May 6th. I know it's in Denver and not L.A. but if anyone live in the area we would love for you to come. If you can't make it please consider donating. A little goes a long way in Uganda. This year all the proceeds go to The Kusasira Tuition Program in Seeta, Uganda. We all have heard about Kony and the brutal, violent, horrific man he is and what he and the LRA did to Uganda. The country is now in recovery. That is why I wanted to help the children receive an education. Their education is not free. They have to pay or they don't go to school. They have to wear uniforms and have the additional fees such as books, pencils, etc. Most of you know that their living conditions are so sad. An average family is 9-12 in a one or 2 room mud hut. In order for them to become self-reliant and be able to make changes they need an education. They are very proud people. That is why we want to help with a portion of the tuition.    For more information on the event and/or donating please see my web site at www.givehopeachance.com. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.  PEACE TO ALL OF YOU!! Haidyn
    Apr 17, 2012 2048
  • 06 Apr 2014
    Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.  Heaven Is for Real - (Sony Pictures) - Release: 04/16/2014 Genres: Drama Rating: This film is rated PG by the MPAA for the following reasons: thematic material including some medical situations, and for brief language. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly Directed By: Randall Wallace Produced By: Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes Executive Produced By: Sue Baden-Powell, Sam Mercer, Derrick Williams Watch Trailer
    1913 Posted by Admin
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    Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.  Heaven Is for Real - (Sony Pictures) - Release: 04/16/2014 Genres: Drama Rating: This film is rated PG by the MPAA for the following reasons: thematic material including some medical situations, and for brief language. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly Directed By: Randall Wallace Produced By: Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes Executive Produced By: Sue Baden-Powell, Sam Mercer, Derrick Williams Watch Trailer
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  • 14 Nov 2014
    Cameron Boyce is the newest Disney sensation that tweens across the country can’t get enough of. Between 2013 and 2014 he even provided the voice of the title character Jake in the original Disney show series Jake And The Never Land Pirates. Not content simply to act and do voice over work he also belongs to a breakdancing crew called “X Mob.” 2008 brought the TV debut of Cameron Boyce in a music video of Panic At The Disco. He was also featured as a younger version of Ryan Ross’s character in That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed.) By 2009 he was featured in a commercial for Burger King. The commercial was to advertise the kid’s meal toys promoting the Transformers movie Revenge Of The Fallen. 2010 saw Cameron playing the part of the spoiled child of Adam Sandler in Grownups. In 2010 he also made an appearance on a dance show called The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. The next year he first appeared in a guest starring role on the TV show Good Luck Charlie, airing on the Disney channel as well. The same year he also played a small part in the movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Fans may also recognize him from 2011’s Shake It Up, a dance show also airing on the Disney channel. It was in September of 2011 that he was cast to play the role of Jesse in Jake And The Never Land Pirates. The character of Jesse was first envisioned as being a Korean boy adopted by the family in the show, but when Cameron Boyce auditioned the producers fell in love with him for the roll of Jake. They recreated the part of Jake so that Cameron would fit the bill. Upcoming for Cameron is the Disney TV movie “Descendants” where he plays Carlos and a film in the early stages by the name of Bare Knuckle Days,  it is still too early to know if the film will actually be completed. Check out my Cameron Boyce Fan Club
    1825 Posted by Jazzy_Girl
  • Cameron Boyce is the newest Disney sensation that tweens across the country can’t get enough of. Between 2013 and 2014 he even provided the voice of the title character Jake in the original Disney show series Jake And The Never Land Pirates. Not content simply to act and do voice over work he also belongs to a breakdancing crew called “X Mob.” 2008 brought the TV debut of Cameron Boyce in a music video of Panic At The Disco. He was also featured as a younger version of Ryan Ross’s character in That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed.) By 2009 he was featured in a commercial for Burger King. The commercial was to advertise the kid’s meal toys promoting the Transformers movie Revenge Of The Fallen. 2010 saw Cameron playing the part of the spoiled child of Adam Sandler in Grownups. In 2010 he also made an appearance on a dance show called The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. The next year he first appeared in a guest starring role on the TV show Good Luck Charlie, airing on the Disney channel as well. The same year he also played a small part in the movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Fans may also recognize him from 2011’s Shake It Up, a dance show also airing on the Disney channel. It was in September of 2011 that he was cast to play the role of Jesse in Jake And The Never Land Pirates. The character of Jesse was first envisioned as being a Korean boy adopted by the family in the show, but when Cameron Boyce auditioned the producers fell in love with him for the roll of Jake. They recreated the part of Jake so that Cameron would fit the bill. Upcoming for Cameron is the Disney TV movie “Descendants” where he plays Carlos and a film in the early stages by the name of Bare Knuckle Days,  it is still too early to know if the film will actually be completed. Check out my Cameron Boyce Fan Club
    Nov 14, 2014 1825
  • 03 Apr 2012
    The thirty third annual Young Artist Awards nominations have been released and once again a big congratulations to all those nominated. Congrats to the list of young performers that are listed here at teen Stars Online once again the list is very lengthy. Awards Envelopes will be opened on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the Empire Ballroom of the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, Studio City, California. Congrats to these Teen Stars Online listed performers.   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Leading Young Actor - Asa Butterfield, Joel Courtney, Nathan Gamble and Zachary Gordon   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Leading Young Actress - Jordana Beatty and Elle Fanning   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Supporting Young Actor - Jonah Bobo, Karan Brar, Colin Ford and Griffin Gluck   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Supporting Young Actress - Bella King   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Young Ensemble Cast   "Super 8"- Paramount Pictures Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Ryan Lee, Zack Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Britt Flatmo   "Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer"- Relativity Media Jordana Beatty, Preston Bailey, Parris Mosteller, Garrett Ryan, Ashley Boettcher, Taylor Hender, Cameron Boyce, Jackson Odell   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHORT FILM Young Actor Ten and Under - Dawson Dunbar   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES or SPECIAL Leading Young Actor - Joey Luthman   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Leading Young Actor - Chandler Riggs   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Leading Young Actress - Zendaya and Bella Thorne   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Supporting Young Actor - Karan Brar and Austin Macdonald   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Guest Starring Young Actor 18-21 - Ryan Malgarini and Booboo Stewart   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17 - Sterling Beaumon   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 - Chandler Canterbury and Justin Tinucci   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Recurring Young Actor - Austin MacDonald   OUTSTANDING YOUNG ENSEMBLE IN A TV SERIES "Shake It Up"- Disney Channel - Zendaya, Bella Thorne, Davis Cleveland, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty, Caroline Sunshine, Roshon Fegan   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A VOICE-OVER ROLE Young Actor - Colin Ford   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DVD FILM Young Ensemble Cast - "Spooky Buddies"- Walt Disney Home Entertainment Skyler Gisondo, Tucker Albrizzi, Sierra McCormick, Jake Johnson, Sage Ryan   For full list and details go to Young Artist Website.
    1753 Posted by Admin
  • By Admin
    The thirty third annual Young Artist Awards nominations have been released and once again a big congratulations to all those nominated. Congrats to the list of young performers that are listed here at teen Stars Online once again the list is very lengthy. Awards Envelopes will be opened on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the Empire Ballroom of the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, Studio City, California. Congrats to these Teen Stars Online listed performers.   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Leading Young Actor - Asa Butterfield, Joel Courtney, Nathan Gamble and Zachary Gordon   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Leading Young Actress - Jordana Beatty and Elle Fanning   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Supporting Young Actor - Jonah Bobo, Karan Brar, Colin Ford and Griffin Gluck   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Supporting Young Actress - Bella King   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM Young Ensemble Cast   "Super 8"- Paramount Pictures Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Ryan Lee, Zack Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Britt Flatmo   "Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer"- Relativity Media Jordana Beatty, Preston Bailey, Parris Mosteller, Garrett Ryan, Ashley Boettcher, Taylor Hender, Cameron Boyce, Jackson Odell   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHORT FILM Young Actor Ten and Under - Dawson Dunbar   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES or SPECIAL Leading Young Actor - Joey Luthman   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Leading Young Actor - Chandler Riggs   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Leading Young Actress - Zendaya and Bella Thorne   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Supporting Young Actor - Karan Brar and Austin Macdonald   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Guest Starring Young Actor 18-21 - Ryan Malgarini and Booboo Stewart   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17 - Sterling Beaumon   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 - Chandler Canterbury and Justin Tinucci   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES Recurring Young Actor - Austin MacDonald   OUTSTANDING YOUNG ENSEMBLE IN A TV SERIES "Shake It Up"- Disney Channel - Zendaya, Bella Thorne, Davis Cleveland, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty, Caroline Sunshine, Roshon Fegan   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A VOICE-OVER ROLE Young Actor - Colin Ford   BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DVD FILM Young Ensemble Cast - "Spooky Buddies"- Walt Disney Home Entertainment Skyler Gisondo, Tucker Albrizzi, Sierra McCormick, Jake Johnson, Sage Ryan   For full list and details go to Young Artist Website.
    Apr 03, 2012 1753
  • 01 Jul 2013
    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne join the cast of the action-comedy directed by Tim Story. Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam). www.ridealong.net   Genre: Action-comedy Cast: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne Directed by: Tim Story Screenplay by: Greg Coolidge and Jason Mantzoukas and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi Story by: Greg Coolidge Produced by: Will Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner Executive Producers: Nicolas Stern, Ron Muhammad, Chris Bender, JC Spink
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    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne join the cast of the action-comedy directed by Tim Story. Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam). www.ridealong.net   Genre: Action-comedy Cast: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne Directed by: Tim Story Screenplay by: Greg Coolidge and Jason Mantzoukas and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi Story by: Greg Coolidge Produced by: Will Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner Executive Producers: Nicolas Stern, Ron Muhammad, Chris Bender, JC Spink
    Jul 01, 2013 1535