Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avatar - 2009


Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Writers:
James Cameron

Director:
James Cameron

Producer:
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners

Tagline:
Enter the World

Cast:
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moore, Giovanne Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso and more.

An overview and review of the movie Avatar written and directed by James Cameron.


When his brother was killed, Jake Sully, a paraplegic war veteran, took his place and was brought to another planet called Pandora. Pandora is inhabited by the Na'vi, a different race with their own language and culture. Their mission was to mine for the precious material scattered throughout Pandora's rich woodland. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.

It's one great movie and was even the first of it's kind. There was much controversy about the $400 M budget of the film but you have to say it was an artistic feat. And to say it was an artistic feat could probably be an understatement. The World in Avatar was done in great detail and you have to commend the detail and attention they placed into it.

I also enjoyed the message of the movie. Although, a lot of people in the box would think this is some "anti-church" since there was "nature worship" involved. Also, it might be a predictable storyline.


But, come on guys. We are evolving back to the olden ways. :) It was mystical... and enchanting. The land of the Na'vi's. It even made people get the "PAD" or post avatar depression. It did not depress me though.. it showed me a world the Earth can be.... if we respect it. :)

Neytiri: Our great mother Eywa does not take sides, Jake; only protects the balance of life.
Jake Sully: It was worth a shot.

Moat: It is decided. My daughter will teach you our ways. Learn well, "Jakesully", and we will see if your insanity can be cured.

Jake Sully: Well, if I'm like a child, then maybe you should teach me.
Neytiri: Sky People can not learn, you do not see.
Jake Sully: Then teach me how to see.
Neytiri: No one can teach you to see.

Avatar is one beautiful, revolutionary, innovative, extraordinary film that would leave you imagining the glow-in-the dark, nature-filled world. :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Other Boleyn Girl - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Drama, History, Love, Infidelity, Kingdom,


Director: Justin Chadwick
Writer: Peter Morgan / Philippa Gregory

Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johannsen, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch

Tagline: The only thing that could come between these sisters... is a kingdom.



Review and overview of The Other Boleyn Girl directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Peter Morgan based on the novel of Philippa Gregory.

Movie based on a historical novel by Philippa Gregory.

This is a European historical tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal. Two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Nice cinematography coupled with poignant acting delivered by the actors and actresses. :) The movie left me and all of my cousins silent and low energy because of the dramatic ending, though....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2012 - 2009


Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writer: Roland Emmerich / Harald Kloser

Producer: Columbia Pictures, Centropolis Entertainment, Farewell Productions

Cast: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Eljofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy and more.

Tagline: We Were Warned.

Overview and Review of 2012 the movie directed by Roland Emmerich

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, learns that the earth's core is heating up, he is part of the geophysical team. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire human race is doomed.

Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Well.. Debbie F. says this is not something you would want to watch with your kids because it can actually give them the creeps. and right now, we don't need anything that would make us think about doom and gloom.

Entertaining end-of-the-world movie. that's all. but, not for kids.. it can freak em out. Although, the visual effects were good. :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meet Dave - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi / Family


Director: Brian Robbins


Writer: Rob Greenberg, Bill Corbett


Cast: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Scott Caan, Ed Helms, Austyn Myers and more.

Tagline: There's a Whole Other World Going on Inside of Him.

Overview and Review of Meet Dave Directed by Brian Robbins


A spaceship disguised like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew are made of intelligent, and unemotional aliens or beings who was looking for an orb that was sent from their planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth but will save their specie.

The orb is accidentally in the possession of Josh Morrison, the son of a single mom named Gina Morrison. The spaceship crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, and throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Does the Earth's giants - Josh and his mom - have anything to teach these brainy aliens?

It's an A-Ok entertaining movie.... :) Funny now and then. :) Good for families.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Get Smart - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Spies

Director: Peter Segal

Writer: Tom J. Astle, Matt J. Ember

Cast: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terrence Stamp, Terry Crews, David Koechner

Tagline: Saving The World. And Loving It.

Overview and Review of Get Smart directed by Peter Segal

Maxwell Smart(Steve Carell), works for a Government spy agency. He used to be fat and since he wanted so much to be a field agent and pass it's accreditation he worked hard on his body and was made lean and fit for the job. But, apparently the Chief does not want to lose him in the "desk" since he is so good at it and it disappointed him. But, when the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99(Anne Hathaway), much to her chagrin.

Entertaining and Smart's acting and lines are really funny for me (although others might find it korny). Hehe. :)

Funny Lines:

Agent 99: Max has no experience, and I don't want him as my partner.
Maxwell Smart: Well, that is a sucker punch to the gonads.

Maxwell Smart: I think it's only fair to warn you, this facility is surrounded by a highly trained team of 130 Black Op Snipers.
Siegfried: I don't believe you.
Maxwell Smart: Would you believe two dozen Delta Force Commandos?
Siegfried: No.
Maxwell Smart: How about Chuck Norris with a BB gun?

Agent 23: It's not over Max, I'll take that briefcase.
Maxwell Smart: If you want it, you'll have to take it.
Agent 23: [pause] That's what I just said!
Maxwell Smart: I know, I'm just trying to annoy you!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Watchmen - 2009

Category: Movie

Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Director: Zack Snyder

Writer: David Hayter, Alex Tse

Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson

Tagline: This city is afraid of me. I've seen its true face.

Overview and review of Watchmen Directed by Zack Snyder

This movie was based on a graphic novel. I haven't read that one so I don't know about any alterations or whatsoever.

This movie is set on 1985, the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of their masked colleague is brutally murdered, they were brought together. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot.

It's a long movie and I find it gory but nevertheless I enjoyed the storyline. Great picture and special effects as well. Watchmen is something special though and deserves discussion and wonderful dialogue in between.

Quotes:

Rorschach: You see, Doctor, God didn't kill that little girl. Fate didn't butcher her and destiny didn't feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night he didn't seem to mind. From then on I knew... God doesn't make the world this way. We do.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - 2009


Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance / Chick Flick


Director: Mark Waters


Writer: Jon Lucas, John Moore


Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Emma Stone, Breckin Mayer, Lacey Chabert.


Tagline: You can't always run from your past


Overview and Review of the movie Ghosts of Girlfriends Past directed by Mark Waters.



Connor Mead, a successful notorious fashion photographer who is a player and has a bad boy reputation of loving beautiful women and dumping them when they fall in love with him, goes to his younger brother's(Paul) wedding, the only family he had alive, to convince him not to marry. He arrives at his dead uncle's estate during the rehearsal the night before the wedding; he starts in, taking his brother aside, trashing marriage and being cynical about it all.

His uncle, who taught Connor all he knows about women, appears later in the men's room with him and confesses that he realized he was wrong, and tells Connor that three ghosts will visit him that night: the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future. Can he learn anything from his life and fix what was broken?

This is a movie for all the players out there and for the women who cried over a player. *and I did not know.. I'd be one of them too! Shucks! RAWRRRR.* :) There was a part in this movie that I cried. And it's a nice thing after Ebenezer Scrooge. hehe.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happily N'ever After 2 - 2009


Category: Movie / Cartoon

Genre: Animation / Fairy Tale

Director: Steven E. Gordon, Boyd Kirkland


Writer: Chris Denk


Tagline: Another Bite @ the Apple.

Review and Overview of Happily N`ever After 2 directed by Steven E. Gordon and Boyd Kirkland.

In the Fairytale Land, King Cole is married with his beloved Queen Grace, who is loved by everyone in the kingdom due to her altruism and goodness. When Queen Grace falls seriously ill and finally dies, the widower King Cole raises Snow White alone.

Meanwhile, Mambo and Munk tipped the scales of good and evil. The spoiled Snow White becomes a selfish and snobbish teenager for the disappointment of her father. She'd rather have fun with friends Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and Little Bo Peep than help peasants.

Snow White’s father is matched up with Lady Vain - a scheming witch brewing to rule the kingdom. Snow White becomes a thorn in Lady Vain’s side. She will do everything to keep Snow White away.

Now, I dont think i need to spoil what other characters might be there right?

At first, I wasn't all too thrilled but then later on I enjoyed the whole thing. I like the moral of the story and it was a good remake (although, of course nothing would always beat the original story). I had fun identifying the characters before the movie gets to tell their names. Hehe. Meaning I am really a fairy tale buff. Yay!

Some quotes I like:

"Just remember that a job gets harder of you only think about yourself."

"Just remember the mirror only tells you half the story, true beauty comes from helping others."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Doubt - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Drama / Mystery

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Writer: John Patrick Shanley

Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie J. Neenan, Susan Bloomaert

Tagline: There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.

Overview and Review of Doubt directed by John Patrick Shanley


Set at a Catholic School in the Bronx in 1964. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn(Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to turn upside down the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Beauvier, the Principal. And then the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. At the center of "Doubt" is the mystery of whether or not a priest (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) is guilty of taking advantage of an altar boy.

I like the acting... poignant. Its a gripping drama... And very touching. and would also make you want to doubt.

Father Brendan Flynn: Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bedtime Stories - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Family / Fantasy

Director: Adam Shankman

Writer: Matt Lopez and Tim Herlihy

Cast: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer and more

Tagline: Whatever they dream up... he has to survive.

Overview and Review of the movie Bedtime Stories

A man by the name of Marty Bronson (Jonathan Pryce) is narrating a story. The story is about himself as the owner of quaint hotel that is also ran by himself and his 2 children. The daughter, is very serious minded and runs the front desk efficiently. And the son, has a wondrous imagination that will take him anywhere (who grew up to be Adam Sandler later). Little do the kids know is that the motel is in debt, and that their father Marty is forced to sell to an English chap by the name of Barry Nottingham. However, Marty will only sell to Barry under the agreement that his son run the place when he is of age.

This is a wonderful family comedy about a hotel handyman who once owned the hotel and was even previously promised to run it one day and whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Entertaining and can take your imagination to places.... :) Bedtime Stories is great to watch with your family and kids. :)

Fun Quotes:

Marty Bronson: Your fun is only limited by your imagination.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Little Quiapo - Quezon City

Category: Restaurant

Location: Quezon City, Philippines


I ate there last August 2007 and it was for dinner.

This is a quaint little restaurant in Q.C. And it is not Little Quiapo for nothing. This place offers the best halo-halo and palabok in town.
Last April 18, 2008 we were invited by a good family friend of ours (my mom and I) to eat there.

April 18, 2008 (already ate there last August 2007)


Sunday, September 6, 2009

27 Dresses - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Romance / Chick Flick

Director: Anne Fletcher

Writer: Aline Brosh Mckenna

Producer: Fox 2000 Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment

Tagline: This January, always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Brian Kerwin, Michael Ziegfield, Edward Burns, Malin Akerman

Jane(Katherine Heigl) is a career-oriented girl and is secretly in love with her employer, George(Edward Burns). She spends most of her time as a bridesmaid and can never say no to her friends, and has 27 dresses as evidence. She meets Kevin (James Marsden) a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and on the same week her younger sister Tess(Malin Akerman) re-enters her life and then falls in love with George.

Light and fun to watch. I just love watching wedding chick flicks. Hehe. :)

Funny quotes:

Kevin: [motions to a "Gone With the Wind"-style dress] What the hell is that?
Jane: Theme wedding.
Kevin: What was the theme? Humiliation?

Jane: You write the most beautiful things. Do you actually believe in love and marriage and just pretend to be a cynic or are you actually a cynic who knows how to spin romantic crap for girls like me?
Kevin: I didn't follow that at all, but I think the second one, the spinning crap one.

Jane: You're the one who's always telling me to stand up for myself.
Casey: Yeah, but that's not what you did. What you did was unleash twenty years of repressed feelings in one night. It was entertaining, don't get me wrong, but if it was the right thing to do, you'd feel better right now. Do you feel better right now?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bangkok Dangerous - 2008


Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime


Director: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pan (Pang Brothers)

Writers: Jason Richman, Oxide Pang Chun


Cast: Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Charlie Yeung, Panward Hemmanee

Tagline: There's only one way out.


Overview and Review of Bangkok Dangerous directed by the Pang Brothers

Joe is an American professional assassin who picks someone off the street to do his errands and to assist him with his word, and after he is finished with his job kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, Thailand and he hires a local street kid named Kong to help him with the deed. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from the girl. It also appears that the Mafia person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him. (from IMDB)


Is it just me or did anybody notice? the action stunts were great... but Nicholas with the girl was way too cheesy. Unexpected ending. -_-

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bride Wars - 2009


Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick / Wedding / Love / Friendship


Director: Gary Winick

WRiter: Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson


Casts: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pratt, Steve Howey, Candice Bergen, and more

Tagline: Even best friends can't share the same wedding day.
Something old, something new, something borrowed and blue.
Overview and Review of the movie Bride Wars directed by Gary Winick

In Manhattan, Liv and Emma have been best friends since their childhood. And their childhood dream is to get married in June at the Plaza Hotel. And the also love weddings and used to play pretend when young.

They both are proposed to by their boyfriends on the same day and they plan their wedding parties in Plaza Hotel, using the services of the famous Marion St. Claire. However, due to Marion's secretary's mistake, their weddings are scheduled for the same day. None of them agrees to change the date and they become enemies, trying to sabotage the wedding party of the rival.


Enjoyed the whole movie! I absolutely love the soundtracks!!!! :)

Nice lines I enjoyed: "Ipods are for lonely people who can't stand to be alone with themselves."

"I like your hair. You're really like this tall, hot Smurf." awwww. so sweet!

"It was quite a wedding and as I stood there watching I realized something I'd forgotten a long time ago. Sometimes in life there really are bonds formed that can never be broken. Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what. Maybe you will find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding. But there's also the chance that the one person you can count on for a lifetime, the one person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself is the same person who's been standing beside you all along. "

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What Happens in Vegas - 2008


Category: Movies

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Tom Vaughn


Writer: Dana Fox


Cast: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry


Tagline: Get Lucky


Overview and Review of What Happens in Vegas directed by Tom Vaughn

Joy McNally is a driven career woman who is engaged but her fiancé grew tired of her uptight attitude; he breaks up with her. Jack Fuller on the other hand is a guy who likes to goof off, which makes his boss who also happens to be his father, fire him.

Feeling down they both go to Las Vegas to forget about what happened to them. When they got there, a computer error puts them in the same room. And after getting drunk, they wake up to discover they got married due to intoxication, which they both want to get out of. But when they won 3 million dollars, the ownership of which comes into question.

When they decide to take it to court, the judge decides that they should remain married for 6 months and attend counseling sessions. So Joy moves in with Jack. And they both learn that if one of them asks to get out of the marriage, the other will get the money. So they each try to drive the other to want to get out of the marriage...

It's one funny chick flick you can miss out on but still entertaining as hell... :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - 2008


Category: Movies

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

Writer: Simon Beaufoy, Vikas Swarup

Cast: Dev Patel, Sharab Shukla, Anil Kapoor and more

Tagline: Love and money... You have mixed them both

Overview and Review of the movie Slumdog Millionaire

A Mumbai teen named Jamal who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating because of having answered all the questions correctly, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

This is a nice movie.... and a touching one about true love coupled with destiny and how it can withstand everything. :) I love the soundtrack -"Jai Ho".


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sex and the City - 2008



Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick / Fashion / Drama

Director: Michael Patrick King

Writer: Michael Patrick King, Candace Bushnell


Tagline: Get Carried Away.


Overview and Review of the movie Sex and the City.

The ever famous TV series finally got a movie. And everyone's excited and they are right to be!

Mr. Big and Carrie Bradshaw finally moved in a beautiful New York Apartment, after hearing a side comment about marriage and living-in, Carrie got around to ask Big about marrying. And the simple planned wedding of 75 suddenly jumped to 200 guests when Carrie was made as a front cover in Vogue.

And more if you watch the movie....


Saw this movie twice. Love is the answer and the key! Was touched in some of the scenes... and I admire their friendship... really really great! :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Peaceful Warrior - 2007


Category: Movies

Genre: Non-Fiction, Based on a True Story

Director: Victor Salva


Writer: Kevin Berndhart, Dan Millman


Genre: Drama, Sport,

Tagline: There are No Ordinary Moments


Overview and Review of the movie Peaceful Warrior

This is based on a book "The Way of a Peaceful Warrior". It is about a young overachiever in gymnastics named Dan Millman who met a stranger at night in a gasoline station whom he named as "Socrates".

It is great for them to come up with this memorable movie of a lifetime. With great many aphorism and lessons to learn such as living in the moment, and more.

Very very inspiring. I could gush over this movie the whole day!! I actually watched it.. mhmmm around 10 times already? That's how great the movie is!

This is a no nonsense film... but a wonderful film that could inspire you to stay in the present moment! :)

Memorable Quotes:

Socrates: A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does


Dan Millman: The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination
Dan Millman: The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.
Dan Millman: A warrior is not about perfection or victory or invulnerability. He's about absolute vulnerability.


Mirrors - 2008



Category: Movie

Genre: Horror

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer: Alexandre Aja

Tagline: There Is Evil........On The Other Side

Cast: Keifer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck,

Overview and Review of the movie Mirrors.

I think this is a remake of a Korean horror film.

It is a story of an NYPD guy named Ben Carson that picks up a job as a night-watchman in what was left over the burned down Mayflower Department Store. Kinda eerie and weird.. but, hey it went A-OK. There were a lot of disturbing images and for the sensitive types you might not want to see any mirrors for a week.

I loved it cause it starred Keifer Sutherland. :P

If you want something creepy and something to weird you.. its good company.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Woman's Worth - Marianne Williamson


Category: Books

Genre: Self-Help / Feminism / Spirituality

Author: Marianne Williamson

This is a review and summary of the book A Woman's Worth by Marianne Williamson

One of the female authors in the world of "self-help" that I adore is Marianne Williamson. Her books changed the way I view the world, love, life, and women. Her words really ring true and I admire the way she writes.... If only I could write like her. *swoons*

This book is a call to all the women of the world and the lovers of women. :) This honors all types of women and what we bring to the world in our own way. What we thought was weak is honored in this book. Absolutely one of the books i recommend women read. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Bucket List - 2007


Category: Movies

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: Justin Zackham

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Rob Morrow, Alfonso Freeman, Rowena King, and more..
Tagline: When he closed his eyes, his heart was opened
This is a review and summary of the movie The Bucket List

Corprate billionaire Edward Cole(Jack Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers(Morgan Freeman) who have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together at Cole's hospital, they decide to leave the place and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life. from ImDB.

This movie inspired me to create my own bucket list. Such a nice heartwarming story about living life in the present moment.

Lines I Love:

Carter Chambers: You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.
Edward Cole: We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.

Edward Cole: I envy people who have faith, I just can't get my head around it.
Carter Chambers: Maybe because your head's in the way.


Funny Lines

Thomas: What are you doing here?
Carter Chambers: Fighting for my life. You?

Edward Cole: [Carter's obsessing over a car] You gonna drive it or buy it a dress?
Carter Chambers: Just getting to know each other.

Edward Cole: I want my own room.
Thomas: You run hospitals, not health spas. Two beds to a room, no exceptions.
Lines that made me cry..... T_T

Carter Chambers
: Even now I cannot understand the measure of a life, but I can tell you this. I know that when he died, his eyes were closed and his heart was open. And I'm pretty sure he was happy with his final resting place, because he was buried on the mountain. And that was against the law.

Edward Cole: Good afternoon. My name is Edward Cole. I don't know what most people say at these occasions because in all honesty, I've tried to avoid them. The simplest thing is I loved him and I miss him. Carter and I saw the world together, which is amazing when you think that only three months ago we were complete strangers. I hope that it doesn't sound selfish of me, but the last months of his life were the best months of mine. He saved my life, and he knew it before I did. I'm deeply proud that this man found it worth his while to know me. In the end, I think it's safe to say that we brought some joy to one another's lives, so one day, when I go to some final resting place, if I happen to wake up next to a certain wall with a gate, I hope that Carter's there to vouch for me and show me the ropes on the other side.

Carter Chambers: [in his letter to Edward] Dear Edward, I've gone back and forth the last few days trying to decide whether or not I should even write this. In the end, I realized I would regret it if I didn't, so here it goes. I know the last time we saw each other, we weren't exactly hitting the sweetest notes-certain wasn't the way I wanted the trip to end. I suppose I'm responsible and for that, I'm sorry. But in all honestly, if I had the chance, I'd do it again. Virginia said I left a stranger and came back a husband; I owe that to you. There's no way I can repay you for all you've done for me, so rather than try, I'm just going to ask you to do something else for me-find the joy in your life. You once said you're not everyone. Well, that's true-you're certainly not everyone, but everyone is everyone. My pastor always says our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life, Edward. My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Knowing - 2009


Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller


Director: Alex Proyas


Cast: Nicholas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson, D.G. Maloney, Nadia Townsend, Alan Hopgood and more..

Writer: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden


Tagline: Knowing is Everything...

What Happens When The Numbers Run Out?

In the Year1959, as part of their school program, students were asked to draw pictures of life as they imagine it in 50 years and place it on a time capsule. Lucinda, an odd child writes a long string of numbers instead of drawing a picture.

In 2009, the capsule was opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John (Nicholas Cage), an astrophysicist and a widower, takes a look. He discovered that the dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died was what the "drawing" predicted. Three dates remain, and all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He also fears for his son, who is also starting to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on?

Probably one of the 2012 possibility.. but it happened in 2009.

An A-Ok thriller....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Demi Moore

Movies that stars Demi Moore:

Sex, Love and Dharma - Arthur Jeon


Title: Sex, Love, and Dharma

Category: Books


Genre: Self Help / Sex & Love / Spirituality / Non-fiction

Author: Arthur Jeon


" Will I ever be happy in love?" "Why do I always fall in love with the wrong person?" "How can I stop sabotaging my relationships?" and "What's the secret to a passionate sex life?".

Found this book on sale at NBS. Though, I'm not really the type who would buy a book that screams "sex" in black.. but when I read the overview at the back and read the first few pages.. I told myself: "This is different". Indeed it is. It is very practical and modern. I love it!

This book personally helped me while I was going through things in my personal relationships. How to distinguish whether it's real or mere neurosis. from love the feeling to love the action.

Still reading it now and then....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sweet Home Alabama - 2002


Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick / Romance / Comedy


Director: Andy Tennant


Writers: Douglas J Eboch, C. Jay Cox


Tagline:
Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left It.


Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon), an up and rising fashion designer in New York, has gotten almost everything she wished for ever since she was young. She has this great career and is engaged to New York City's most eligible bachelor.

But Melanie's past back in Alabama holds many secrets, including Jake, his redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. And since she is about to get married she decides to take a trip down south to settle matters straight, and make him sign the papers. But when things don't turn out the way she planned them out, she realizes that what she had before in the south was far more perfect than the life she had in new york city.

Sweet and charming!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tokyo Cafe - Pasay City


Category: Restaurant

Location: Pasay City MOA


Date: April 14, 2008

I enjoyed the chicken and cheese roll they have here! Yum. I'm a sucker for cheese ya know that? Chicken ala pobre is so and so a-Ok..

will prolly go back because of the chicken and cheese roll. Hehe.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Max Payne - 2008


Category: Movies

Genre: Suspense

Directed By: John Moore

Writers: Beau Thorne and Sam Lake


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Casts: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O'Donnell, Donal Logue, Amaury Nolasco, Kate Burton, Olga Kurylenko, Rothaford Gray and more.

Overview and Review of Max Payne Directed by John Moore.

I decided to watch this because it stars Mark Wahlberg. We were supposed to watch Mirrors but Mirrors wasn't on that time so... we got stuck with this as well.

3 years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife, Michelle and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office, obsessed with searching for the killer who got away.

Mhmmm.. not that good of a film. though... enough said.





Thursday, January 1, 2009

Make It Happen (2008)


Category: Movies

Genre: Dance / Drama


Director: Darren Grant


Casts: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith, John Reardon, Julissa Bermudez, Ashley Roberts, Karen Leblanc and more.



Overview and Review of the movie Make It Happen directed by Darren Grant.


Lauryn is this young woman from a small town in Indiana who moves to Chicago and left his brother to manage their auto shop with dreams of entering the Chicago School of Music and Dance. But after rejection and a series of unfortunate events, Lauryn then finds herself working in a burlesque club. The club proves to be a place of conflict and self-discovery, helping Lauryn to realize that even though plans may change, dreams never do.

It's a nice inspiring movie about dancing and pursuing one's dream.

I like this line in the movie: "Everybody who walks away from a dream has a reason and it's brave to give it another shot."