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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For a MAGICAL time, watch "Stardust"

One of the best movies of 2007 that got overlooked was the movie "Stardust". I love a great fantasy movie and this has it all from great witches, magic, flying machines that capture lightning, murderous brothers, and a beautiful star.

The list of actors in this are amazing. The ever beautiful, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ian McKellan,Claire Danes, Peter O'Toole, Robert De Niro (the funniest thing in the world!!!), Mark Strong, Ricky Gervais, Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian) and on and on it goes!!!
It opens with the story of Wall, a village in England(filmed in Castle Combe, one of the most beautiful villages in the world!!!) that is surrounded by a wall. This wall is guarded all the time so no one can cross over to the other side. However, young Dunstan, tricks the guard and gets over, has an adventure and then comes back. Nine months later he finds a baby delivered to him in a basket, by the guard and the next adventure begins.
Now flash forward 18 years (or so). Claire Danes plays the star that has been knocked out of the heavens and is trying to find her way back, but instead meets Tristan (the delivered baby), now much older, who is trying to find his mother that he has never met.
They are being chased by 3 witch sisters, Michelle Pfieffer is the one in the middle(the make-up is amazing), who wants to kill and eat the star so they can have ever-lasting life.
There is so much happening through all the adventure, and it is all so funny. De Niro will surprise you and you will die laughing throughout this moive! And of course, they live happily ever after!!! Have you seen this movie? If you have, add your comments so others can see you you think of it.