Вам тоже не хочется в такую погоду вылезать на улицу? Под весь этот мокрый снег, дождь и тяжёлые тучи? Хочется сидеть дома – в тёплых носочках, с кружкой горячего чая или какао и смотреть милый и добрый фильм?
Мы прекрасно понимаем такое настроение :) А милый и добрый фильм можно посмотреть на английском – тогда это будет ещё и полезно!
А какой фильм выберете вы? ;)
ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ СКАЗОК:
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) [12+]
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.
*live-action adaptation – киноадоптация
*to sneak into town – проникать / проскальзывать в город
*a hitch in someone’s plans – помеха в чьих-то планах
ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ ЗАПУТАННЫХ ИСТОРИЙ:
ELF (2003) [0+]
Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
*to end up – (в конце концов) оказаться / закончить
*to be raised by – быть выращенным кем-либо
*to reevaluate priorities – пересмотреть приоритеты
ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ ПУТЕШЕСТВИЙ:
THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) [6+]
Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy, an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.
*an astonishing event – удивительное событие
*roar and whistle – рёв и свист
*pajama-clad children – дети, одетые в пижамы
ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ ФАНТАСТИЧЕСКИХ ПРИКЛЮЧЕНИЙ:
Four children from the same family have to leave their town because of the bombings of WWII. A women and a professor take the children to their house. While playing a game of hide-and-seek, the youngest member of the family, Lucy, finds a wardrobe to hide in. She travels back and back into the wardrobe and finds a place named Narnia. After going in twice, the four children go in together for the last time. They battle wolves, meet talking animals, encounter an evil white witch and meet a magnificent lion named Aslan. Will this be the end of their journey to Narnia or will they stay?
*playing a game of hide-and-seek – играть в прятки
*back and back – всё дальше и дальше
THE HOLIDAY (2006) [14+]
Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur, mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles.
*across the globe – на другом конце земли
*to switch homes (for the holiday) – поменяться домами /жилищем (на праздники)
*snow covered English countyside – укрытая снегом английская провинция
ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ ПОСМЕЯТЬСЯ:
This Christmas, primary school teacher Paul Maddens is charged with producing the school's nativity play. Competing against the posh rival school for the honor of best reviewed show in town, the stakes are raised when Paul idly boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with a view to turning it into a film. The only trouble is - they haven't spoken in years. With eccentric assistant Mr Poppy fuelling his 'little white lie', Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the center of quarreling parents and over-excited children desperate in their bid for fame and fortune. Maddens' only hope is to get back in touch with Jennifer and lure Hollywood to town so that everybody's Christmas wishes come true.
*nativity play – рождественская пьеса
*white lie – ложь во благо
*local celebrity – местная знаменитость
ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ КЛАССИКИ:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009) [0+]
On Christmas Eve, crotchety miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge is told that what they do in life will determine what happens to them in the afterlife. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three ghosts and to take heed of what happens. The first spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows Scrooge that he was once a happy young man, carefree and in love but money became his greatest desire. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows him how others, including his nephew Fred and his clerk Bob Cratchit, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, shows Scrooge the fate that awaits him. Scrooge learns from his visits and becomes a good man who knows how to celebrate Christmas.
*to be visited by someone – быть посещённым кем-либо
*a greatest desire – самое главное желание / мечта
*to learn from something – понять / осознать, благодаря чему-либо
Если вдруг вы не фанат кинематографа и предпочитаете просмотрам чтение – много замечательных книг для уютного зимнего вечера можно найти на нашей интерактивной полке «Англомания».
А любителей активного отдыха приглашаем на наши рождественские мероприятия!