Saturday, January 16, 2010

Secrets of the Moonacre - 2008

Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure / Family / Romance

Director: Gabor Csupo

Writers: Lucy Shuttleworth / Graham Alborough / Elizabeth Goudge

Tagline: A Magical Journey Begins

Cast: Dakota Blue Richards, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Curry, Tamas Toth, Augustus Prew, Gyorgy Szathmari, Natascha McElhone

Overview and Review of the movie The Secret of Moonacre Directed by Gabor Csupo.

This movie was adapted from the book by Elizabeth Goudge, called "The Little White Horse".

When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's(Dakota Blue Richards) father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she was forced to leave her luxurious London life with her nanny to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor.

I like the enchating setting of the movie, the costumes and all that. The story is well uhmm average, but I like the message behind it though. This movie tackled things about Pride and Greed.

Entertaining yes.... something to pass the time. :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Category: Movie

Genre: Mystery / Adventure / Classic

Writer: Arthur Conan Doyle / Michael Robert Jackson / Anthony Peckham

Director: Guy Ritchie

Tagline: Nothing Escapes Him

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Robert Maillet, and more

Overview and Review of Sherlock Holmes based on the series written by Arhur Conan Doyle.

This movie featured one of Sherlock's cases. And his uhmmm archenemy. The Professor. :)

Absolutely greeeeaaaattt!!

I love the tandem of Robert Downey and Jude Law. It was a great idea to bring them together. They really were perfect for the part. Great depiction of characters! I had to say the British accent and the conversations were way too fast for me to comprehend but I guess a DVD with the subs one day would enlighten me. Haha.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Secret Hour - Luanne Rice

Category: Books

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Drama

Author: Luanne Rice

Review and Overview of the book The Secret Hour written by Luanne Rice

Two people are brought together unexpectedly. John O'Rourke is a defense lawyer in a small town, defending a serial rapist/killer named Greg Merrill. Merrill is currently in the death row and while the process is going on people are talking behind John's back. John recently lost his wife, Theresa and is doing his best to raise his two kids Teddy and Maggie.

On the other hand, Katy's sister is apparently missing for six months already and Katy was tracking the lead her sister left that lead her to John O'Rourke, she suspected Greg Merrill got something to do with her missing sister Willa.

One great story of Love, Loss and the art of opening one's heart thinking it would never open and love again.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

Category: Books

Genre: Mystery, Fiction

Author: Dan Brown

Overview and Review of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Join Robert Langdon in one great adventure in Washington D.C. to help Peter Solomon. Peter Solomon kind of fathered Robert when his dad died. Joined by Katherine Solomon and Warren Bellamy and the CIA they are heading out to solve the Ancient Mysteries.

Even though it is fiction, one can still find it enlightening. Another one great read from Dan Brown. Had fun with the book and it's really fitting for the coming Apocalypse. :) For people who are into the Mayan Prophecy, the Masons, Ancient Mysteries, the Bible, 2012, the Revelations, Noetic Science and such... this is a fun entertaining read. :)

I suddenly got the urge to visit Washington D.C. and to marry a Mason.

Crack the Lost Symbol... in his website as well.. It was fun.... :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Aviator - 2004

Category: Movie

Genre: Biography / Drama

Writer: John Logan

Director: Martin Scorsese

Producer: Forward Pass, Appian Way and more.

Tagline: For some men, the sky was the limit. For him, it was just the beginning.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin
, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Adam Scott,

Overview and Review of The Aviator directed by Martin Scorsese.

I heard about this movie when Dr. Andre mentioned it in one of his seminars, a movie about one of the richest man in the world. The movie begad as a young Hughes directs one of Scorsese's favorite films, Hell's Angels. Hughes was an obsessed man when it comes to details from the planes to cloud formations which can prolly drive you crazy. He also makes controversial huge budget films. This was a movie on his life from the 1920s to 1940s.

Interesting and good cinematography as well, but it was a long movie for me. A good autobiography at that. Maybe, I watched it a the wrong time. I was helluva sleepy. Good performance of the actors and actresses. And, i think the movie was in a hurry in the end.