The weekend brings new life to old favorites Fou Movies and new meaning to the word ‘fou.’ But first, let’s get started with a few of your favorite movies from the last weekend on oprah. Let’s Get Stuck!
“Hannah Montana”: The Musical is Out!
The original Hannah Montana came to life in the form of a Broadway musical, “Hannah Montana,” which closed its run on Dec. 10, 2011, after just five performances. The film that made the story come to life, “Hannah’s Big Break,” is now available on video and TV, and it’s already getting a devoted cult following. “Hannah Montana: The Musical” opened in limited engagement at theperformers’ home states in October, and it quickly became a hit, earning standing ovations and raving reviews.
“Frozen”: The Video Is In!
A return to form for the hit Disney Channel show, “Frozen,” as well as the original songbook, lands on Netflix as part of a two-part series. The first season of “Frozen” came to Netflix Dec. 9, 2011, and the first season video is now available online. The entire series will be available in high-Def format on Dec. 29, but the first season is the most exciting, as it stars Frozen’s Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”: Watch the Trailer!
This is one of those things that’s talked about in hushed tones but still gets a lot of discussion — director Barrie Wood and author J.R.R. Tolkien live and let die in the very same year, 1924, as “The Wizard Of Oz,” the year before “The Snow Prince” was published. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens in theaters and on TV Dec. 26, 2014, and features the return of King Boromir and the Dwarves. It’s a fantasy tale about a group of herbalists and their quest for the elusive “ounterpart” — a mystical little creatures known as the “hero” — that can save the day.
The smash hit of 2011, “Hannah Montana 2.0,” was a smash hit again last weekend, earning $100 million on a budget of just over $10 million, and it’s the most expensive Disney film ever, making it the 11th highest-grossing Disney film of all time. The first Hannah Montana movie, released in 1999, grossed a total of $76 million on a $4 million budget, a record at that time.
“I am Spider-Man”: The end of an era? Time to start again with a brand new webslinger
The final Disney Channel film of 2005 is “I am Spider-Man,” the third and final installment in the “Thru Thesuccessfully” series, which will be released on DVD and Digital TV and will also feature a concert film. The film is a fantasy about a young boy and his webslinger alter-ego, Peter Parker, who lives in New York City and assists in the protection of the city’s most endangered species, the Schneehiifers, who live in the Westin Falls restaurant across the street.
Get struck by lightning? You can Charter a Train!
This is a movie that’s been talked about in hushed tones but still gets a lot of discussion — but not in the usual way. “Get Hard” and “The Hangover” are movies about survival, and “Charter a Train” is all about technology and survival, but “Charter a Train” is also about how you get from point A to point B with very little infrastructure. The Charlie Kaufman-directed “Charter a Train” was released for special event events in 2011, and it’s already been getting raves for its performance at the box-office.
Less is more when making your own food!
This one is about as close as you’re going to get to eating a plant-based diet, which is exactly what The Miser is made for, and it comes with plenty of recipes and instructions. The Miser is the ultimate pick-me-up food, and it’s a refreshing change of pace from the typical slice of pizza or French baguette. The Miser comes with no cheese, no alcohol, and no added sugar, making it perfect for those who want to be energy-wise without being saucified.
Iron and Wine
This is one of those things that’s talked about in hushedtones but still gets a lot of discussion — but not in the usual way. “Iron and Wine” follows the fictionalized story of actress Diane Keaton, who is diagnosed with cancer and then goes on a high-speed road trip to Europe during the height of cancer’s reign. Iron and Wine also stars Hugh Jackman and Emma Watson, produced by Martin Brugel and Zakk Marlowe, and is scheduled for a February 2015 release.
The Good Wife
It’s been almost 50 years since the first “The Good Wife” aired on TV, but the series is still relevant and popular among its generation (it has only been on the air since January 26, 2004). The show follows Bonita Duke, Charlie Rose, and Charlie’s wife, Charlie’s Daughter, as they take on the world’s most challenging jobs, from cleaning up the White