Holiday In The Wildis a fairly enjoyable film focused on the drama / romance between an elephant conservationist named Derek (Rob Lowe), and Kate (Kristin Davis), a newly jilted woman who meet for the first time while in Zambia, Africa.
Well acted and shot, I enjoyed the beautiful footage of Zambia and its majestic animals – mainly the elephants. All the festive cheer was also very welcome; especially since I’ve been in the mood for Christmas for several weeks now.
I’d say that ‘easy viewing’ is definitely the phrase for director Ernie Barbarash’s movie. I had fun even though perhaps unsurprisingly, near the start of the film I couldn’t stop seeing Davis’s Kate as the most famous character she’s ever played. None other than Charlotte York of HBO’s Sex And The City, of course. As a Charlotte fan, I can’t say that I was too mad about that.
Watch Holiday In The Wild for that easy viewing, ‘Christmassy’ vibe – set in Zambia and with Elephants!
Lastly, let me know if you too found yourself really appreciating how good a son the character played by John Owen Lowe appeared to be.
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Josh Whitehouse, A Knight Before Christmas is the story of a medieval English knight who is magically transported to the present day…
Will this be the best Christmas movie released this year? Probably not. I’m really most interested in the scenes of Christmas, to be perfectly honest. I’m also a little bit curious about the film’s classification as a ‘comedy.’ Who knows, maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Directed by Monika Mitchell; Harry Jarvis, Ella Kenion, Jacob Soley, Mimi Gianopulos, Shanice Johnson, Simon Webster, Isabelle Franca and Telysa Chandler also star.
Soul is the latest animated adventure from Disney Pixar starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and John Ratzenberger.
From directors Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Foxx plays Joe Gardner, a musician who has lost his passion for music. Joe is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul learning about herself…
Before reading the synopsis, I watched the trailer and by the end all that came out of my mouth was ‘Huh?‘
Now, after paying closer attention to the clues, Joe is very likely in between life and death. It looks like this will be another clever and especially moving Pixar movie and I’m definitely OK with that.
Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson also star
Having recently seen Netflix’s Stephen Fry narrated birds of paradise documentary Dancing With The Birds, I’ve found that I still haven’t quite moved on from the stunning images and ‘birds of paradise dance moves’ featured in the film.
‘Fashion, dance, fashion, reproduction, fashion, cockroach, FASHION and big juicy tropical fruits’.
These are just some of the words that came to mind as the film played. Why, or why have I mentioned fashion so many times? That’ll become very obvious when you look at the following images…
Sequins baby! Do you see those beautiful ‘sequins’ on the neck of the Carola’s Parotia? A.k.a the most talented dancer of them all – in my humble opinion. Dancing so tirelessly and with such focus and dedication. After a little while, you may forget his name but his moves and that ‘sequinned neck furniture’ will likely stay with you.
It’s no wonder I loved yellow and red so much as a little girl. Here we have what is probably the most colourful bird of them all; the Guianan Cock of the Rock. Their communal mating rituals were some of the most amusing to watch, thanks in part to Fry’s humorous narration.
Let’s not forget the female Guianan Cock of the Rock. Definitely the female that stood out most for me. And, is it just me or is the word ‘chic’ jumping out at you too, as you look at her?
The undeniably majestic Black Sickle Bill. So arresting and magnificent that not only did fashion come to mind many times as I watched this beauty, but the most fitting phrase is certainly haute couture, yes?
Now, the Twelve Wired Bird (TW) is definitely the one I consider most strange out of all the birds featured. Unfortunately for me, even though I love yellow and black together, something about the way TW moves and dances reminded me too much of a cockroach, which then meant that TW was never going to be my favourite.
I’m just glad that those ‘wires’ aren’t painful or the result of a horrible accident. What are they really comprised of? I wonder…
Last but in no way least, we have the Flame Bowbird. Standing here and looking both ‘hot’ and like one of the most perfectly ripened and juicy mangos I’ve ever seen.
I’ll remember him most for the above reasons and for being a combination of my younger self’s two favourite colours, as well as for building that artful structure made of sticks; something else that also screamed FASHION.