Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

Category: Books

Genre: Based on a True Story

Author: Mitch Albom

Overview and Review of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

Morrie was a college professor, who gave his all whenever he teaches. This book tells the true story of Morrie Schwartz and his relationship with his student, Mitch Albom. Both the film and the book chronicle the lessons about life that Mitch learns from his professor, who is dying from ALS. Mitch and Morrie calls each other "Tuesday People".

This book is very inspiring and actually helped a lot of people appreciate Life and Death. Here, it talks mostly about the things we forget about or take for granted when we are still alive. You would cherish this book because of the wisdom and depth it brings. It talks about the things that matters most and would remind you to look and appreciate them before it's too late. It talks about Death, Family, Emotions, Wealth, Fame, Fear of Aging, Marriage, Culture, Community, Giving, Forgiveness and saying Goodbye in the physical level.

Heartwarming. A must read.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Eagle Eye - 2008

Category: Movies

Genre: Technology Thriller

Director: DJ Caruso

Writers: John Glenn, Hillary Seitz, Dan Mcdermott & Travis Wright.

Producers: Pete Chiarelli - co-producer Patrick Crowley - producer James M. Freitag - associate producer Alex Kurtzman - producer Edward McDonnell - producer Rizelle Mendoza - associate producer Roberto Orci .- producer Steven Spielberg - executive producer

If you want to live you will obey
Casts: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Ethan Embry, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Azizi, Cameron Boyce, Lynn Cohen, and more.

Overview and Review of Eagle Eye directed by D.J. Caruso.

Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel(Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family through a series of blackmails, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life (cellphone, nearby phone booths, cellphones of other people, electronic billboards and more) to track and control their every move.

Rachel Holloman: Do you think they could derail a train?

Jerry Shaw: They changed every traffic light to get us here. The woman, she called me on a stranger's cell phone who happened to be sitting next to me - never met the guy in my life. And then they broke me out of maximum security custody in a way I'm not even going to describe to you because it sounds crazy, and then they lift us off the face of the earth and drop us into this shitpile. She could probably derail a train, she could probably turn a train into a talking duck.

This is a "you can run but you can't hide" situation and another of those "what if's". Although the plot may sound unrealistic but it sure is one great entertaining movie what with Shia spearheading the lead. It's smart and it has this near relation to "I-Robot". Yes, kinda I-robot-ish. So there goes the originality on this one... but it's different all on its own. But, I enjoyed every bit of the movie, it has this intensity which can give you the edge. So, I'm giving it credit. It's also one case of where "technology" can go wrong even though how sophisticated that technology is. CGI is great. Actors did a great job.

Just watch it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Category: Books

Genre: Fantasy

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Overview and Review of Twilight written by Stephenie Meyer.

*read it last month*

I've been hearing about this vampire series which is the latest craze after the phenomenal Harry Potter for months already from my sister and online friends alike who loves to read.

Here goes: Seventeen year old, Isabella Swan, who lived with her mother ever since she was born decided to move in with his father to a small rainy town in Forks. She saw Edward Cullen in the school cafeteria on her first day in school and felt an instant attraction or curiosity about the guy. Boy meets girl huh? :) I guess, I shan't be spoiling a lot about the book, because I encourage you to read it na lang.

There were a couple of "kilig"-slash- spine tingling moments with Edward and Bella in this book, and it practically focuses on the two. That's why everybody enjoyed this. More kilig moments to come eh? It's a good book, with humor not *Cabot-ish easy, but close to that. It has great lines, I tell you. And a fast read as well, despite having 498 pages all in all. Although, there are times that I feel it's becoming predictable.

Anyhow, I recommend this book strongly to those who "WANTS to ENJOY READING", "STARTING TO READ", "LEARNING TO READ" because it's fun and an easy-read.
and of course to those who READS A LOT, I need not say why. Hehe.

Oh and it has a movie coming up with it's trailers all over the internet. Go GOOGLE!

was posted here: Twilight Saga Australia

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The X Files: I want to believe - 2008

Category: Movies

Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery

Director: Chris Carter

Writers: Frank Spotnitz and Christ Carter

Tagline: Believe Again. To find the truth, you must believe.

Casts: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit, Mitch Pileggi, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley, and more.

Overview and Review of the movie The X Files : I want To Believe directed by Chris Carter.

6 years after: Ex-FBI agent Dr. Dana Scully is currently a staff physician at a hospital, and is treating a boy named Christian who has a terminal brain condition, while Fox Mulder continues to be a fugitive from the FBI. Agent Drummy, then approaches Scully to locate Mulder to help out in a case they are currently working on in exchange for calling of their manhunt against him.

The case they will try to solve involves a series of disappearances of several women, including one FBI agent named Monica Banan.

The theme makes me reminisce the past, watching the X-Files series. It's not that "scary", just quite eerie at times. And kinda gory in most parts. Performances were all good. Nice lines. I actually like the "Stem Cell Theory" they have. I was surprised to see it in this movie. I read about twice in two books, before I watched the movie.

X-Files fanatics would enjoy this.