Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mamma Mia! - 2008

Category: Movies

Genre: Musical

Directed By: Phyllida Lloyd

Writer: Catherine Johnson (screenplay & playbook)

  • A mother. A daughter. Three possible fathers. Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget
  • Sophie has just one wish, to meet her father......whichever one he is.
  • With every wedding come a few surprises.
  • Who said a wedding couldn't be this much fun?
Casts: Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierce Brosnan, Nancy Baldwin, Colin Firth, Heather Emmanuel, Colin Davis, Rachel Mcdowall, Ashley Lilley, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Ricardo Montez, Mia Soteriou, Enzo Squillino Jr. and more.

This is a story of a 20 year old bride-to-be named Sophie who is looking for her father to give her away when she gets married. She chanced upon her mom's diary and there she found she had 3 possible fathers and she mailed the three to come to her wedding. And her mom doesn't know. The 3 immediately replied and arrived a day before the wedding.

I wasn't expecting it to turn out great but - IT IS. I had a fun time singing along with the hits from ABBA (Dancing Queen, I had a Dream, Money, Money, Money, and more). It was light hearted and very heartwarming. I soooo love the setting. I'm loving Greece even more!!! *swoons*

If you want singing and dancing...with a touch of love and romance.. I think this is the movie for you. And of course, teenagers would love it as much as the older generations would since it pictures both worlds. I enjoyed the stag party and the shower party. It was fun. Great Great Great! Brilliant! Feel good film. Whenever they sing "Dancing Queen" it would make you want to stand and dance to the beat... and all the songs actually remained and gave me an LSS a few days after watching it. :)

Lovely Lines:

Sky: It's my last night of freedom... which is what some might see it, but for me it's the last night before the greatest adventure of my life.

Sophie: [reading Donna's diary] We danced on the beach, kissed on the beach and dot, dot, dot.

seen aug. 3, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - 2008

Category: Movies

Genre: Fantasy

Director: Rob Cohen

Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, John L. Balderston and Stephen Sommers.

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Russell Wong, Liam Cunningham, David Calder, Jessey Meng, Tian Liang, Albert Kwan and Jacky Wu.

Tagline: A New Evil Awakens.

seen last: Aug 3. 2008
Next Stop: Asia.

I wasn't really expecting that the Mummy would have a sequel. This time, the son of Rick(Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn(Maria Bello) named Alex grows up and follows his dad's footsteps and became an explorer himself.

Emperor Han(Jet Li), the Dragon Emperor was doomed to spend eternity in suspended animation, with 10,000 warriors, forgotten by many people. Alex who wants his own find... went on for a quest to find the Dragon Emperor and his army. the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents.

I don't think I really enjoyed a lot with this 3rd part of the Mummy series. Was I expecting too much, that everything went down the drain? The humor in the movie this time seemed so off, and there's just sooo many things missing.

I wasn't blown away, when I expected to be.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Penelope - 2006

Category: Movies

Genre: Fantasy

Directed By: Mark Palansky

Writer: Leslie Caveny


A fairytale like no other.

She's been hiding all her life. Now she'll show the world just who she really is.

Sometimes true love is right under your nose.

What makes us different makes us beautiful.

Seen: 7/12/08

Casts: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinkilage, Richard E. Grant, Simon Woods and more.

This is about a young girl named Penelope Wilhern who was born with a face of a pig - a family curse which she must find true love with "one of her own kind" and realize the most important life lesson. She was hidden in their family estate with a string of husbands-to-be(one of the attempts her parents made to break the curse) but one by one they would leave as soon as they see her. One day, she thought she had it and decided to run away and be free.

It's a nice modern day fantasy, where you get to learn a lot. It's about liking who you really are. It's a cute film, ladies would love to check out. Very heart warming as well. It's magical and Christina Ricci portrayed Penelope well and it's actually one of the reasons why the movie is cute. James McAvoy looked cute here compared to Wanted. Hehe.

Child #4: It's not the power of the curse - it's the power you give the curse.

Penelope: "I like myself the way I am.".