Thursday, December 6, 2012

SHINsanity's Holiday Gift Guide

One of the most difficult aspects of the holiday season is buying the right gift for everyone in your life.  Whether it's your very particular mother-in-law, the friend in your life who seemingly has everything, or the co-worker whose name you drew in the office holiday pool, it truly is no easy task.  WIth this in mind, here's a look at some movie inspired suggestions that may aid you in your search.

PROVE YOUR MOVIE KNOWLEDGE: Whatever the topic, trivia games build memory skills and get your hippocampus hopping.  So if you're going to exercise the brain, you might as well pick a topic that everyone loves: movies!  Pass the Popcorn boasts clues about 250 of the biggest box office hits. (Marbles the Brain Store)

A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA TIMES 10: The AMC Gold Experience tickets are unrestricted and good at any AMC, AMC Showplace, Loews, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson, and Star Theaters.  Ideal for date night or a night out with friends, this is the perfect gift for family, friends, and co-workers. (Costco)

GREAT MUSIC FROM A GREAT MOVIE: A throwback to a time when great bands were producing amazing music, this soundtrack features New Order, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Cocteau Twins, Galaxy 500, and David Bowie.  Need I say more? (Amazon)

FOR THE TRUE FANS OF HARRY POTTER: A premier collection of replica wands from The Noble Collection.  This set features six beautifully crafted wands including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Snape, and Voldemort.  The wands are made of wood and resin and measure approximately 15 inches long. (Warner Bros)

THE FINAL CHAPTER TO A MASTERFUL TRILOGY: This disc set features a Blu-ray disc, DVD, and Ultraviolet copy of the final chapter of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.  Also included is a limited edition statue of the shattered broken cowl so prominently featured in the movie's marketing.  A must have for any fan of the Dark Knight. (Amazon)

STAR WARS MEETS THE IPHONE 5: Protect your iPhone 5 with this one-piece impact resistant hard case inspired by the iconic Han Solo carbonite scene from The Empire Strikes Back.  Simply snap the case onto your iPhone for solid protection and carry the co-founder of Apple wherever you go. (Society 6)

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND: A 23 disc set celebrating the rich cinematic history of James Bond - the look, style, and attitude that is signature Bond.  The set includes 22 feature films and a special features disc that takes the viewer though the best of five decades worth of classic James Bond.  It showcases the fascinating and entertaining interplay as well as unforgettable moments of danger and adventure that fans of 007 have cherished for so long. (Amazon)

MARK WAHLBERG AND MILA KUNIS NOT INCLUDED: Do not let this cute cuddly face fool you.  This 16" Ted Talking Plush has a moving mouth that is armed with catch phrases straight from Seth MacFarlane's box office smash - Ted.  (NBC Universal Store)

TESSERACT AND BRIEFCASE INCLUDED: This limited-edition 10 disc Marvel collection will allow fans to immerse themselves in every aspect of Marvels elite super heroes.  Complete with glowing Tesseract, this collection includes the Bu-ray 3D and Blu-ray presentations of Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor as well as the Blu-ray versions of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk in exclusive collectible packaging. (Amazon)

TIME TRAVELING DeLOREAN SOLD SEPARATELY: This 1:1 scale model is based on the best features of the more than 30 slight variations of Hoverboard props used in the Back to the Future film series and includes authentic "whooshing" sounds sampled directly from the films and a deco featuring Mattel logos just like in the films. (Amazon)