Halloween isn’t just for kids, adults love to dress up too. If you’re tired of the same old choices when it comes to adult costumes this year choose something fun like costumes from the popular summer movie The Hangover. The Hangover was directed by the same director who put out the recent Starsky and Hutch film, Road Trip and the classic Will Ferrell movie Old School. A combination road trip/buddy movie The Hangover has enough action and comedy to delight fans and make them laugh through the whole movie. At the box office The Hangover pulled in a respectable amount of money and beat The Land of the Lost to come in first for the weekend of its debut.
The Hangover centers on a group of friends who are traveling to Vegas for a bachelor party. Doug Billings, the main character, is about to get married so his friends Phil Wenneck and Stu Price along with his soon to be brother in law Alan Garner head to Vegas to have one last wild night out before the wedding. All of the other men are involved in relationships, Stu is involved in a particularly unhappy one and looks at the trip as a chance to break away and have some fun. The group arrives in Las Vegas without incident and check into their rented suite at the famous Ceasar’s Palace. With a toast they get ready to go party the night away.
They wake up the next morning with no memory of the night before. When they wake up the suite that they were staying is in wrecked. They find a baby in the closet, and a tiger in the bathroom. Stu has somehow lost a tooth, and Doug is missing. As the guys try to piece together what happened they find clues like Stu’s tooth in Alan’s pocket and a receipt from an ATM for $800.They also find a hospital bracelet. When they go to the hospital they find out the doctor found traces of the “date rape” drug Rufalin in their blood. Stu confesses that he dosed their champagne the night before with a drug he thought was Ecstasy that he had brought with him. The drug turned out to not be Ecstasy but instead to be Rufalin. They follow the clues and discover that during the course of the night they stole the tiger from Mike Tyson, who makes a cameo appearance as himself. Stu got married to an escort named Jade, who is the mother of the baby that they found in their suite. They also find out that they owe a gambler $80,000 and that the gambler has kidnapped Doug and is holding him until he gets the $80,000. Through the course of trying to save Doug the men realize that the gamble is actually holding a different Doug, the drug dealer who sold Stu the Rufalin. Eventually they remember that they locked Doug, the groom, on the roof the night before. After they let him in and get him to his wedding with very little time to spare they find a camera with pictures documenting their night’s activities. They look at the pictures and then destroy the pictures.
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All your children’s favorite Ice Age characters are back in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Dinosaur costumes are always popular with kids, and now your kids can dress up as their favorite Ice Age characters from the first two films and some new dinosaur characters from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs too.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is an animated film that was created using state of the art 3D technology. The film opens with Ellie and Manny expecting a baby mammoth. Manny is busily preparing a home for his growing family and is obsessed with making sure everything is just right. Diego has left the herd because has started to doubt his hunting abilities and wonders if he’s losing his predatory nature. Sid decides that he wants a baby like Manny and Ellie so he adopts three eggs that he finds which seem to be abandoned. However the morning after Sid adopts them the eggs hatch revealing three baby Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs. The baby dinosaurs are energetic and scare off all the other babies in the area with their rough play. Just when Sid is thinking that he is in over his head the mother Tyrannosaurus appears to reclaim her babies. She take Sid and the three babies and runs off with Diego tracking her. Manny, Ellie, Crash, Eddie and Diego set off to go rescue Sid. They go through an ice tunnel and discover a rainforest jungle where there are dinosaurs that everyone believed to be extinct.
The group is threatened by an Ankylosaurus that Diego can’t seem to stop, and the group appears to be in trouble until a new character, Buck, appears. Buck is a rakish weasel with one eye who is intent on tracking down Rudy, a white carnivorous dinosaur called a Baryonyx, who took his eye. Buck saves the group and joins them to help in the quest to get Sid back because he has been living in the jungle for awhile and knows it very well. Sid, meanwhile, has been charming the mother dinosaur with his care for her children. He is soon accepted by her and taken in as part of the family. The next day Rudy attacks the little family and Sid is thrown into a perilous fall over Lava Falls. As Sid is lying suspended over Lava Falls Ellie goes into labor not far from the falls. Manny goes back to help Ellie, Diego take up a position as a lookout for Ellie and Manny, and Buck takes Crash and Eddie up the falls to rescue Sid.
Manny and Ellie have a healthy baby girl that they name Peaches. Sid is rescued, and the group prepares to return to their glacial world. But on their way back Rudy attacks the group. The mother Tyrannosaurus appears and knocks Rudy off a cliff, although an ominous growl says that Rudy is not gone for gone. Manny, Ellie and Peaches return home with Sid, Crash and Eddie. Buck decides to continue looking for Rudy, and Diego decides to stay with the pack after all.
The characters from the TV show True Blood are sure to be some of the most popular Halloween costumes this year. True Blood is an HBO TV series that was created and is mostly written by Alan Ball. Alan Ball is most famous for his TV show Six Feet Under which chronicled the life and family relationships of the Fischer family and their family owned mortuary. Six Feet Under was wildly popular with fans and won a lot of critical acclaim for its brilliant writing and sharp cinematography. True Blood has shown to have the same grit, wit, humor, insight and edgy darkness that Six Feet Under had. True Blood has developed a loyal cult of followers who are hooked on the show. The unique characters on this Southern Gothic steeped vampire show are ideal for Halloween costumes.
The show is based on a series of books called the The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The show is built around a young telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse, who works in a bar called Merlotte’s in the small town of Bon Temps Louisiana. In the True Blood world vampires and humans live side by side because of the creation of a synthetic blood substitute that the vampires use to survive instead of human blood. Some humans aren’t exactly comfortable with this arrangement but they tolerate it as long as the vampires and other creatures of the night don’t cause a lot of trouble. Sookie’s boss at the bar is Sam Merlotte, a shape shifter. Sam is protective of Sookie and often changes form into that of a big black dog and watches over her. Jason Stackhouse, Sookie’s brother, eventually joins an anti-vampire church and begins flirting with religious zealotry and starts to develop a deep hatred of vampires. Bill Compton is Sookie’s love interest, a vampire who has remarkable compassion for humans. Bill was turned into a vampire during the Civil War Era but has never lost his love and empathy for humans. Originally Sookie is drawn to him because she cannot read his thoughts the way that she can read other people’s thoughts. Eric Northman, another vampire, is interested in Sookie. Eric is the sheriff of one of the five local vampire precincts and is known for his vehement punishment of any crimes against vampires.
Other important human and vampire characters in Bon Temps include Jessica Hamby who is a teenager that was turned into a vampire by Bill Compton at the end of season 1 of the show. Bill was forced to turn Jessica after he killed a vampire who threatened Sookie. Sheriff Bud Dearborne, a human, is prejudiced against vampires and was very good friends with Sookie’s parents so he takes a special interest in her and her brother Jason and is not happy about Sookie’s relationship with Bill Compton. Another human, Tara Thornton, is Sookie’s best friend and an important part of the story.
Like Six Feet Under True Blood has gathered viewers from many different social groups. The quirky, edgy characters and Southern Gothic roots of the stories appeal to old and young alike.
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The Wizards of Waverly Place is a Disney Channel TV show and an upcoming movie. The show originally aired in Canada and the UK before airing on the Disney Channel in the United States. The Wizards of Waverly Place is set in New York City, and chronicles the life of three teenage children who have magical powers. Waverly Place is a famous street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Occasionally the show features footage shot in the real Waverly Place although most of the time no outside shots are used. As the kids get older only one of them will be allowed to keep their magical powers and eventually the children will need to take part in a competition to see which one will keep their powers. The children attend both magic school and regular school to help them develop their magical powers.
In the TV show the father of the children, Italian-American Jerry Russo was a wizard himself and won the competition to keep his magical powers when he was young but gave up his magic powers to marry the children’s mother- Mexican-American Theresa Russo. Jerry is the children’s main magical teacher but also runs the family business which is a sub shop located in Waverly Place. Even though she has no direct experience with the magical world because she is not and never was a wizard Theresa Russo is also very understanding of the abilities that her kids have and tries to help them learn more about magic.
The Wizards of Waverly Place are Justin Russo, the oldest child, Alex Russo who is the only daughter, and the youngest Russo Max. Alex’s best friend Harper Finckle is in on the family secret that the kids are wizards but has sworn not to let that secret get out to anyone at home or at Tribeca Prep, the school that all of the Russo kids and Harper attend. Most of the mishaps and adventures that the Russo kids have involve Alex in one way or another because she is the one who is most likely to use magic without supervisions, which is against the rules. The kids attend WizTech school to learn more about magic and they also have lessons with their father in The Magic Lair, a place that is usually accessed through the freezer in the sandwich shop that the family owns.
If you have children turning them into the Wizards of Waverly Place for Halloween is the perfect family costume. Not all families like to dress in a theme but for the ones that do the Wizards of Waverly Place is a great way to have fun as a family. Parents like the show because through the various adventures that the kids have with their magical abilities they learn important lessons about personal responsibility, family, loyalty, friendship and morality. The show is a very popular one with kids and choosing Wizards of Waverly Place costumes could be a very clever way to get your tween or teenage kids to want to participate in a family event.