Monthly Archives: January 2016

Northpole Review

The Northpole is of course where Santa and Mrs Claus live and it is a magical place, it has grown into a huge city that survives on the power of holiday happiness. Unfortunately with people having work commitments, family commitments and life in general getting too busy – The North Pole is in trouble, the magic of Christmas is dying. Who can help save all the wonderful and special traditions of Christmas?

A young boy Kevin – can – if he can get his protective mum Chelsea to take the time to rediscover the magic of the season. Kevin enlists the help of his teacher Ryan, a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine and a gospel singer named Josephine. Kevin is determined to prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.

The underlying premise of the story is to remind us not to lose our Christmas spirit, it’s the joy and happy thoughts we have at Christmas time that helps the North Pole grow and to be strong, it’s what gives the elves the *strength* to make the toys for all the good boys and girls.

Clementine – one of Santa’s elves wants to help bring back the magic of Christmas and she notices that small beacon of hope in young Kevin. Kevin and his mum have just moved from Wisconsin to Colorado – for her work, but Kevin is scared that Santa won’t be able to find him in his new house. Together Clementine and Kevin realise if they can do one small thing, Santa will find him. They decide to reinstate the Christmas Tree Lighting – which was cancelled due to lack of interest, his Mum Chelsea is happy for her son, but she is worried he has an overactive imagination as he believes he is doing this to help Santa. Encouraged by his teacher Ryan Wilson, Kevin is worried that to bring the Christmas spirit back – he will have to start with his mum.

North Pole was written by and for the Hallmark Channel in America, it was released in 2014 and runs for 84 minutes and stars Tiffani Thiessen (Beverly Hills 90210), Josh Hopkins (Perfect Storm & GI Jane) and Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Just Go With It)

There are great Christmas movies and not so great Christmas movies – this one is in the middle, while it doesn’t break any new ground – it’s the *typical* a jaded woman who has lost her faith in love – the single mum who meets *that* single guy with a heart of gold. While this one isn’t going to become one of those *holiday classics* it’s a good movie, just take it for what it is – a better than average made for TV Christmas movie.

THE BEST OF BEN CROPP

Ben Cropp is an Australian conservationist and documentary film maker who was born in 1936, originally a shark hunter Ben retired from shark hunting in 1962 to pursue his passion for oceanic documentary film making – he would go on to make over 150 wildlife documentaries.

ViewLorium is currently screening a range of Ben Cropp *Wild Australia* documentaries, you can watch these free TV shows online, and for those of you with a passion for nature, those wishing to learn more or for anyone wanting to show their children the beauty of this country any of the Ben Cropp documentaries will be sure to entertain, delight and educate everyone. The best thing is you can stream all these great documentaries to your capable device completely free – 24/7!

Some of the best picks from the Ben Cropp – This rugged coast series include:

  • The Coral Labyrinth – it’s difficult at times to understand that there are still uncharted and unexplored areas in the world, with all the sonar, satellites, GPS and technology available but along a 1,250 mile stretch of the Great Barrier Reef is an area called Swains Reefs – and while many people have been drawn here in the past, some have NOT returned. Ben and his crew will need to navigate this coral labyrinth and find their way out again, but it’s not that easy as in this area lives the largest population – in the world – of venomous sea snakes. This action packed documentary runs for 47 minutes. Watch The Coral Labyrinth online Free!
  • Mysteries of the Nor’west – in this 48 minute documentary, Ben travels the Kimberly Coast, following the King George River to its stunning waterfalls along rivers full of crocodiles. Ben is here to see the revenge Aborigines practiced on Groote Island – a trial by spears. Very few vessels have been along this remote coast and Ben discovers ancient rock art depicting soldiers coming ashore probably from 1644 when Abel Tasman’s Dutch crew landed. This historic landing was captured by the Aborigines. Watch Mysteries of the Nor’west Online Free!
  • Dead Men’s Silver – pirates and treasure – there is a graveyard of a real treasure galleon on a small sandy patch at   a reef’s edge at Beacon Island – and is the sight of incredible drama – all part of early Australian history. The tiny island located nearby saw Australia’s first Mutiny along with mass murder and rape. Ben and his team are here to help the western Australian museum team not only relive it’s murderous past but also to recover its treasures! Watch Dead Men’s Silver Online Free!

This is just a sample of the free TV series available for you to watch online and some of the exciting Ben Cropp documentaries. ViewLorium has a range of free Documentary shows and full movies online you can stream for free.