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Frozen Movie Pre Orders for Blu Ray and DVD with Free Frozen Notepad at Astroplus and Astrovision



If your kids are as crazy as my kids over Frozen, this March 1 to 16  Pre-order FROZEN on DVD/Blu-ray at any Astroplus/Astrovision branch from March 1 to March 16 and get a FREE NOTEPAD!  All you have to do is pay PHP300 as downpayment to pre-order! 

DVD – PHP799
VCD – PHP299
2D Blu-Ray – PHP1,700
3D Blu-Ray – PHP1,850 

Please don’t forget to  present your receipt upon claiming.

The soundtrack is also now  available for Php 575.





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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) is a young man who wants to be a famous scientist and inventor. He had posters of his favorite inventors on the wall of his bedroom. He has trouble seeing eye to eye with his technophobic fisherman father Tim Lockwood (voiced by James Caan), because he invents things of questionable use (including the “Spray-On Shoes,” “Remote-Controlled television,” “flying car,” “hair un-balder,” “monkey thought translator,” and “rat-birds” which escaped and bred). His mother (voiced by Lauren Graham) always believed he would become great, but she passed away before Flint graduated school. He lives on a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean known as Swallow Falls.

Eventually, the town’s economy crashes when the market for sardines dries up. Flint invents a machine that converts water into food. The machine is called the FLDSMDFR (Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator.) He tries to get the machine to work, but it fails due to the low amount of electricity. During a rally for the opening of a theme park named “Sardine Land” held by Mayor Shelbourne (voiced by Bruce Campbell) and the sardine mascot Brent (a celebrity who has represented the town’s sardine products ever since he was a baby and voiced by Andy Samberg), Flint uses electricity from the nearby power station to test the machine again. Meanwhile, a weather intern from New York City, Sam Sparks (voiced by Anna Faris), has her big break when she is sent to Swallow Falls to report the events. Flint’s machine destroys a segment of the theme park and flies into the sky. Soon after, a large set of purple clouds covers the town and rains cheeseburgers.

Flint invents a communication device that allows people to order what they want to eat, like ice cream for Officer Earl’s (voiced by Mr. T) son Cal’s (voiced by Bobb’e J. Thompson) birthday and a huge amount of food for the Mayor to gorge on. The city’s name is changed to Chewandswallow, and the mayor tries to generate tourism by inviting cruise ships to the island to eat. The Mayor invites Flint to cut the ribbon for the grand re-opening of the town, but before that can happen Flint discovers that the food is getting bigger. Flint decides to turn the machine off, but the Mayor (now morbidly obese) persuades Flint to leave it on.

Just before the tourists arrive, Sam realizes that the town and the world are in danger, but Flint refuses to turn off the machine. A spaghetti twister strikes the town, and Flint runs to the lab to turn off the machine, but the Mayor destroys the communication device. A storm threatens to destroy the Earth with giant raining food. Flint, along his his pet monkey Steve, Sam, her cameraman Manny (voiced by Benjamin Bratt), and the sardine mascot Brent, give chase after the machine, which has transformed into a giant meatball. They destroy the machine, and Flint and Sam kiss.

The closing credits reveal that Flint and his father open a business that uses Flint’s impervious “Spray-On Shoes” formula as a product to repair roofs.

We’re really looking forward to seeing this movie come out in theatres.

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From Disney Pixar : UP is a comedy adventure about a 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. From the Academy Award®-nominated director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”), Disney•Pixar’s “Up” invites you on a hilarious journey into a lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth.

This is a must watch movie, and worth every penny we spent to watch this on BIG screen. The boys enjoyed this film so much that they kept laughing at all the funny scenes, and sight of the balloon lifting the house in the sky.

This is probably one of the best CGI movies for kids that I have ever seen.

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What is this movie all about?

All the hype about this film is fascinating. The film is based on the four best selling books of Stephanie Meyer which about a high school girl named Bella who falls in love with a teenage vampire named Edward. The soundtrack is a phenomenon having sold millions of copies; hitting #1 on the charts even before the movie came out. Fanbase, well, the fanbase seems to be the tween to teen crowd rooting for Edward and Bella.


We were able to get reserved tickets for the premiere of Twilight at the Podium.  There were a lot of young people in the crowd, although I did see a couple of adults in the premiere.  My husband and I had driving and chaperoning duties that day to three young adults. One good friend of mine did the unbelievable, and sat through  showings of Twilight 2 days in a row for love of her daughter. These are the days I’m thankful that my children are still young : )

If you’re like me (someone who hasn’t read the book) and watched this film out of curiousity, you’ll probably have a lot of unanswered questions and would probably want to try reading the book. I liked watching the film, but given my age, I found some of love scenes dragging.

As I told my uncle (whose daughters I had chaperoned), if I were 13 and hormonal, I ‘d probably be dreaming of a vampire boyfriend already and asking to be bitten (LOL!).


So, I’ll review the music instead, since I did end up getting a copy of the soundtrack from Astroplus Podium for Php 450 . So what are the tracks that i found worth listening to?

Track 1: Muse’s Supermassive Black Hole ( music played during the scene of the Vampire’s Baseball Game)

Track 2: Paramore Decode (my 2nd personal favorite)

Track 3 The Black Ghost Full Moon

Track 4 Linkin Park Leave Out All the Rest (my personal favorite!)

Track 5: Mutemath : Spotlight

Track 6: Iron and Wine : Flightless Bird, American Mouth (this where Bella and Edward dance in the garden)

Track 7: Bella’s Lullaby (instrumental) by Carter Buwell (this where Bella and Edward have their romantic scenes) and probably the song I remember most from the movie.

Track 8: Paramore I Caught Myself

This soundtrack is definitely worth getting. The music grows on you and any Twilight fan worth his salt is probably going to buy a copy and get their limited edition Twilight Collectible card.

If you’re at a loss looking for a cool Xmas gift idea for your tween or teen, getting them the original soundtrack as well as the complete set of books might just be the ticket.

I recently gave my friend’s daughter Chloe a copy of the cd (Chloe had finished reading all of the books), and she was so ecstatic that she had gotten one (her mom had had difficulty getting her a copy of the cd in Singapore).

It was the first time I had ever gotten such an amazing reaction from someone I gave an audio cd to. : ) So glad I thought of giving her one : )