Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > General Discussions > Entertainment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 06-02-2009, 05:54 AM
MattHughesRocks's Avatar
MattHughesRocks MattHughesRocks is offline
Stump Rules!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 9,794
Default




Quote:
Originally Posted by NateR
Actually, I was sitting next to Mark Hughes, there is NO WAY I was going to start crying.
__________________


http://stumpdotcom.com/
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-02-2009, 06:46 AM
Bonnie Bonnie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Where the bluebonnets bloom
Posts: 6,674
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NateR
I'm sure you've seen the previews, unless you just don't watch TV:


Marley and Me was pretty sad. Up is not like that, though, this one starts out a bit sad, but that part is only there to help explain the main character's motivations for the rest of the film.
I had seen the previews of this movie several times on tv and I told David I wanted to see it, but I said, "But, what's it called? I never see the title." And just as he said, "UP" I finally noticed the "UP" across the sky part. I was so focused on the characters that I completely failed to notice that even after seeing the commercial several times.

We just watched "Marley and Me" and I started crying when I realized where it was going and didn't stop until the end and a little after. I thought it was going to be a funny comedy, but it just made me sad. It was too close for home for me when I rushed my kitty cat, Romeo, to the vet and I ended up putting him down. I was all by myself, but I knew when the doc told me he was in renal failure that I couldn't let him suffer any more. We had been treating him for the last several months and things just got worse and worse. My vet was so good to me during all this time and especially at the end. I was balling my eyes out and had pulled my credit card out to pay, but I knew I couldn't go out there in front of all the people in the waiting room so I just held it out to him and asked if he would mind doing it. He shook his head and said there's no charge. I just looked at him and said, "Are you sure?" and He said, "Yes". And then his vet assistant, Becky carried Roms out to the car for me through the back and I took him home for the last time (God I'm tearing up thinking about it even now and that was over ten years ago ). I still haven't brought myself to get another pet. I love animals so much; they give you such love and all they want is your love in return. But, it breaks my heart when they die. Watching "Marley & Me" brought those last memories back to life as if it were yesterday.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, a month or so later, I got a card in the mail telling me a donation had been sent in Romeo's name to this organization that does research on problems like Roms had and other diseases. My vet made the donation; he's one of those people who really cares and is definitely in the right profession. Not only that, when I told my sis about not having to pay, she told me that normally they do charge you. I realized when she said that what my vet had done.

Last edited by Bonnie; 06-02-2009 at 06:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-02-2009, 12:15 PM
County Mike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't think I've seen a commercial for "Up". I usually DVR shows and fast forward past commercials though.

Marley and Me was the worst. I've had to put two dogs to sleep and my current dog is 17 years old. :(
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-02-2009, 02:19 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 4,982
Default

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyyrYPTjPJg
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-08-2009, 06:12 AM
Neezar's Avatar
Neezar Neezar is offline
SupaDupaMod
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South
Posts: 6,490
Send a message via Yahoo to Neezar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NateR
Anybody seen this? If not, go watch it, it's really, really good. It's a little sadder at the beginning than I expected and some younger kids might not really understand what's going on, but I can almost guarantee that it's going to have many adults feeling choked up.

Anyways, easily one of PIXAR's best films, if not the best. In fact, I don't expect to see a better movie this year.
Finally saw it. In 3D! It was great.


Squirrel!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-08-2009, 04:43 PM
TurnOnTheBrightLights
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Just saw it Thursday, awesome movie.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-14-2009, 01:24 PM
Primadawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Took my 2 youngest to see this yesterday!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-20-2009, 06:05 AM
NateR's Avatar
NateR NateR is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,742
Default



Quote:
California girl gets dying wish to see movie 'Up'
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Colby Curtin got her final wish.

The 10-year-old girl desperately wanted to see the new Disney-Pixar movie, "Up." But the cancer-stricken girl was too sick to go to a theater.

Thanks to a family friend who got in touch with the movie studio Pixar, an employee of the Emeryville-based company arrived at Colby's home with a DVD copy of the movie, The Orange County Register reported Friday. The girl died later that night.

Colby's mother, Lisa, said she had asked her daughter if she could hang on until the movie arrived.

"I'm ready (to die), but I'm going to wait for the movie," she said her daughter replied.

"Up" is the animated tale of a grumpy old man who, after his wife's death, tries to fulfill their joint dream of visiting South America by tying thousands of balloons to his house and floating away.

"When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie," Colby's mother told the Register. "I just know that word 'Up' and all of the balloons and I swear to you, for me it meant that (Colby) was going to go up. Up to heaven."

Colby, who was diagnosed with vascular cancer in 2005, saw previews for the film in April.

"It was from then on, she said, 'I have to see that movie. It is so cool,'" family friend Carole Lynch said.

But the girl's health began to deteriorate. On June 4, Curtin asked a hospice company to bring a wheelchair so that her daughter could go to a movie theater but the chair was not delivered over the weekend, Curtin said.

By June 9, Colby was too sick to go anywhere.

Another family friend, Terrell Orum, called both Pixar and Disney, which owns the animation studio. The message was received by Pixar officials, who agreed to send someone to Colby's house the next day with a copy of "Up" for a private screening, Orum said.

The employee arrived with the DVD, stuffed animals of characters and other movie memorabilia.

Colby was unable to open her eyes to see the movie so her mother described the scenes. When her mother asked if she enjoyed it, the girl nodded, Curtin said.

The Pixar employee left after the movie, taking the DVD, which has not been released. Lynch, who was with the family during the screening, said the employee's "eyes were just welled up."

A call to Pixar seeking comment was not immediately returned Friday.

Colby, with her parents nearby, died later that night.

Her mother said one of the memorabilia left by the Pixar employee was an "adventure book" based on a scrapbook that, in the movie, is kept by the wife of the main character.

"I'll have to fill those adventures in for her," Lisa Curtin said of her daughter.
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article...5257&GT1=28101
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-20-2009, 06:16 AM
MattHughesRocks's Avatar
MattHughesRocks MattHughesRocks is offline
Stump Rules!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 9,794
Default

__________________


http://stumpdotcom.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.