December 16, 2014

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#Win a MGM Family Classics movie pack featuring Legally Blonde, The Secret of NIMH & The Princess Bride #MGMInsiders

Head back in time to reminisce on some of your favorite MGM Family Classics and while you are reminiscing don't forget to celebrate this year's MGM 90th Anniversary! ​ ​​

Can you match the film and the quote?
These movies are so beloved that it is time to introduce them to a new generation and have some fun family movie nights! ​ 

The Secret of NIMH
Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon's plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of NIMH...it could change her life forever! This timeless tale of love, courage and determination will transport the whole family into an enchanting world where the bravest hearts live in the meekest of mice.

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Families can discuss...
  • The scariness in movies: Which parts were the scariest? What made these scenes scary? Would the movie have been more or less scary if it weren't animated?
  • Who were the heroes in this movie?
  • Talk about animals in laboratories. Why are they there? How does your family feel about animal testing?
Movie Details
Theatrical release date: January 1, 1982
DVD release date: March 23, 1994
Cast: Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Elizabeth Hartman
Director: Don Bluth
Studio: MGM/UA
Genre: Family and Kids
Topics: Magic and fantasy, adventures, book characters, holidays
Run Time: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
MPAA explanation: all audiences

The Princess Bride
When the beautiful maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) hears that her true love Westley (Cary Elwes) is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity! Featuring an all-star cast, including Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest, The Princess Bride is an almost inconceivable delight from Oscar® Nominee Rob Reiner and Oscar®-Winning screenwriter William Goldman.

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Families can discuss…
  • Families can talk about what makes for a really good adventure/love story. Is it sword fights? Swamp creatures? Handsome leading men and beautiful ladies?
  • How does this movie poke fun at some of the standard fairy tale elements?
  • In the end, why didn't the little boy mind the kissing scene in the story as much as he thought he would?
Movie Details
Theatrical release date: September 25, 1987
DVD release date: September 4, 2001
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Director: Rob Reiner
Studio: MGM/UA
Genre: Fantasy
Topics: Magic and fantasy, adventures, princesses and fairies, book characters,
pirates
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG

Legally Blonde
She's a California sorority girl who'll do anything to keep her man. Even if it means going all the way to law school! Reese Witherspoon (Election) stars with Luke Wilson (Charlie's Angels), Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions), Matthew Davis (Pearl Harbor) and Victor Garber (Titanic) in a knock-out comedy with a heart of gold and hair to match! Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a California blonde with couture clothes, fabulous friends and the hottest boyfriend on campus. So when Warner Huntington III (Davis) suddenly dumps her and heads for Harvard Law School, Elle takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands. She enrolls too! Now getting Warner back should be a snap, right? Wrong! Elle's about to begin the toughest fight of her life for love, honor, justice and respect for blondes everywhere!

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Families can discuss...
  • Families can discuss why Elle did not have higher aspirations for herself, and the role her parents played in shaping the way she thought about her future.
  • They might also want to discuss Elle's choice to keep her client's secret, even when it put her defense at risk, and about the mistakes people make when they judge other people based on appearances. What made Elle succeed when more experienced lawyers did not?
  • What did the way Elle responded to a practical joke show us about her?
Movie Details
Theatrical release date: July, 13 2001
DVD release date: November 6, 2001
Cast: Luke Wilson, Reese WItherspoon, Selma Blair
Director: Robert Luketic
Studio: MGM/UA
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA explanation: some crude humor and language

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