Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Oranges (Review) & Interview w/ Actors!

My Review:
My family and I got a chance to screen and review the new movie Christmas Oranges. It was such a fun movie! I have three young kids ages 9, 6 and 5 and I gotta tell you I was amazed that they all sat still and watched the entire thing without getting up once. We are a media loving family but it's not often we find a movie that appeals to everyone! In fact not only did they love it the first time, they've watched it 3 more times in the past one and a half weeks! They loved all the fun kid actors (and the adults were great too!).

The cinematography was fantastic and I really enjoyed Lyde's style. Definitely a fun one to add to your family's Christmas collection.

Buy it from Amazon here:

More Information: 
Format: DVD
Rating: PG
Director: John Lyde
Production Company: MainStay Productions
Studio: Covenant Communications
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Run Time: 100 minutes

From Amazon:
Christmas Oranges, starring: Edward Herrmann, Nancy Stafford, Bailee Johnson. Christmas is a Time of Miracles In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left at Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her care become the young child's family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee Johnson) loses the only home she has ever known and is abruptly shipped to Irongates a place that seems as cold and cruel as her previous home was kind. The strict headmaster, Mr. Crampton (Edward Herrmann), immediately seems to dislike Rose and makes sure all children are punished for any infraction of his rules. When she learns that every Christmas Mr. Crampton's generous brother gives an orange to each child, Rose waits in eager anticipation. She's certain it must be the most delicious treat in the world. However, on Christmas morning, Rose is devastated when she learns Mr. Crampton is punishing her again. But Christmas is a time of miracles. Share a slice of Christmas sweetened with friendship in this poignant Christmas story based on a classic holiday tale.

Interview with some actors!
It just so happens that I scored an interview with a few of the actors from the movie! I'd like to give a big thanks the Hunt family for being willing to participate on my blog. Ethan Hunt played Gilbert and his siblings got to portray some of the younger orphans in the first scene when baby Rose was left on the door step. 

What did you like about being in the movie Christmas Oranges? 
Ethan (age 12-today is his birthday!!!): I liked acting with all the kids because I got to spend time with them and play games with them. I also liked crafty on set (could eat snacks all day long). 

How did you like playing a bully? 
Ethan: I really liked it because I had never played a character like that before!

How did you like the premiere?
Ethan: It was a lot of fun to see and hear the people's reactions when they watched the movie! And signing autographs was fun!

Joshua (age 8): I liked working with my family and seeing myself on the big screen. I always wanted to be in a movie and my dad finally found a part for me!

Jaxon (age 6): I liked being with all the kids and seeing baby "rose". 

Hannah (age 4): I liked acting with the kids. I loved the baby"rose". I liked working with my daddy. And I liked working with my brother jaxon.

Paul (their dad, one of the producers) said that one thing John (the director) would do was when all the kids were getting to wild and crazy, he would have everyone take a break and would take them outside to play a really crazy game of Simon says so they could get their wiggles out. He said it really helped and the kids were able to get focused and finish their scenes.

[Images used with permission.]


Unknown said...

When is ethan hunts birthday?

Unknown said...

When is ethan hunts birthday?

Unknown said...

How old is Ethan Hunt now and is he doing any new movies?