by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Rock-itt : January 2012
THE SMURFS I thought I would review a couple of movies to keep the mums and dads sane during the school holidays and keep the kids entertained. The first is the Smurfs. I loved this cartoon growing up and couldn’t wait to check it out on the big screen. It doesn’t disappoint us old fans and introduces the cute blue Smurfs to a new generation to love and enjoy. Tweens and teens will appreciate Katy Perry doing the voice of Smurfette in the m ovie, my favourite Smurf as a kid. Ah the memories! Enjoy. MR POPPER’S PENGUINS Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, young Tommy Popper looks forward to the m oments when, on his tiptoes to reach a ham radio in his bedroom, he can talk to his world-travelling father. Years later, Tommy is now Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey), a highly successful real estate developer in Manhattan. Amicably divorced from Amanda (Carla Gugino), with two children (Madeline Carroll and Maxwell Perry Cotton) he sees on alternate weekends, Mr. Popper lives the life of luxury in his ultra-modern Park Avenue apartm ent and is well on his way to becoming partner at his prestigious firm. That is, until the morning a final gift from Popper's late father, a souvenir from Antarctica, arrives in a crate at Popper's front door. Inside the wooden box is a two-foot tall penguin with bright orange feet. His call to Antarctica to try to ship the bird back instead results in the arrival of another five penguins at Popper's door. As he gets acquainted with - and increasingly attached to - his winged roommates, Popper's life quickly unravels: his swanky New York apartment is turned into a snowy winter wonderland, the deal he's long been working on is derailed, and he almost lands in jail. But thanks to his new charges, Popper comes to understand the importance of family - hum an and otherwise. Want to look younger, less tired, less angry? Get rid of unwanted crow’s feet, forehead lin es and frown lines Try antiwrinkle injections In a friendly, safe family practice setting Call for an appointment 9997-3911 Dr Rowena Giard MBBS, FRACGP Pittwater Family Practice 1791 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale