Saturday, December 25, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love - 2010

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, Elizabeth Gilbert (book)

Columbia Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, India Take One Productions

Let yourself Go this August

Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Hadi Subiyanto,Viola Davis, Bily Crudup, A. Jay Radcliff, James Franco, Tuva Novotny, Rushita Singh, Christine Hakim and more.

You would think that Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman dreamed to have. She is married, they built their own home and she has a successful career as a writer. Yet, she is still confused and lost wanting a divorce. And when she did she tries taking a year off to journey to Italy to India and then end the year at Bali.

I guess the reviews about the movie kind of made me expect more about the movie. The first time I watched it... I didn't enjoy it much. But, the second time.. I began liking the movie.

I did enjoy the "Eat" part of the movie, where she goes to Italy to learn about the language and how to speak Italian with your hands. I enjoyed that part. Also the dolce-far-niente. The sweetness of doing nothing. Ahhh.

And when I watched it the second time around I enjoyed her encounters with Ketut in Bali... and the uh love story in Bali itself. :)

Quote I Love:

In the end, I've come to believe in something I call "The Physics of the Quest." A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.

Luca Spaghetti: Americans know entertainment, but they don't know pleasure.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Rich Shall Inherit - Elizabeth Adler

Category: Books

Genre: Drama

Author: Elizabeth Adler

Tagline: A tangled web of lies. A legacy of scandal. A search for a missing heir.

A massive inheritance has been left behind by Poppy Mallory who has remained a mysterious millionaire. And after her death a law firm begins to announce that they are looking for the descendant of Poppy. The daughter or a son. Mike Preston, a popular author was intrigued and decides to help out on the case.

I first encountered Elizabeth Adler with her book, "Fortune is A Woman". I really enjoyed the book, that I began scouring the bookstores for more of her work. Most of her stories usually involves rich empires or the old-rich in most cases.

It's kind of intriguing but not as good as her "Fortune is A Woman". Hehe. I have to say. But, if you are into mystery and drama... this would be a great book for you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Three Idiots - 2009

Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani

Producer: Eros International, Reliance Big Pictures, Vinod Chopra Productions

Aal Izz Well

Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman, Irani, Omi Vaidya, Mona Singh, Javed Jafrey, Ali Fazal, and more.

2 Idiots, Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi wanted to re-unite with their fellow "idiot", Rancho whom little did they know they last saw after graduation. Farhan got a call from Chatur Ramalingam one day, who is a successful businessman, and reminded them of a bet they took 10 years ago. Chatur got one lead and the three of them headed out to find Rancho, along the way they were recollecting the first time they met Rancho, their funny antics and their usual encounter with the Dean of their college, Viru Sahastrabudhe.



I recommend this to everyone. It covers everything from school, career, friends, love, life, family and more. What a genius the screen writer of the movie. And awesome acting! Due to their awesome acting I researched the male lead and found out his name his Aamir Khan. This movie has the ability to deliver a message without being too boring. You wouldn't know whether to cry or to laugh because it has the power to do that. Great cinematography.... wonderful music.. catchy songs.

It's great for all ages. Love love everything about the movie. Three thumbs up! It's long but you wouldn't notice it because you are enjoying every minute of it.

I watched it last December 2010 and I have been spreading the movie ever since. I got this movie from my cousin, Ariane. And now it's spreading like wildfire. almost everyone I know watched the movie already. The power of the word of mouth!! :)

(I watched it 4 times in the span of one month!!) haha
It deserves THREE 5 stars!!! It is that goood!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - 2010

Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure / Fantasy

Director: Michael Apted

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, C.S. Lewis.

Producer: Dune Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Tagline: Take the voyage. Live the adventure. Discover Narnia like you've never seen it before.

Cast: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Anna Popplewell, William, Moseley, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Terry Norris, Bruce Spence, Tilda Swinton, Arthur Angel, Liam Neeson (voice of Aslan) and more.

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie lives in one house with their cousin Eustace Scrubb. They are often bullied by Eustace and through a magical painting of a ship inside the house they return to Narnia with Eustace and they met up with Prince Caspian aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. During their voyage across the sea they encounter different elementals, dragons, a band of lost warriors, merfolk and more.

Aside from the HP Series.. I am pretty much a die hard fan of the Chronicles of Narnia. This movie brought to life... my imaginations which I've read over and over during my childhood years.

Mhmm...Something seems to be lacking about the movie... I don't recommend the 3D Version. not really satisfying.

I always enjoy it whenever I see Aslan. Reepecheep was fun and paired up with Eustace.. it was great tandem and they brought life to the film with their constant arguing. Will Pulter as Eustace clearly did well and would really make you remember him. With its clean humor, Christian values, magical scenes, this would be a great film to watch with the family. It's good that they made it quite simple.. the story... so thought the younger audience can understand easily.

Metaphysical stories would be the transformation of Eustace (from nasty to being the hero who saves the day).....Lucy's dark side which was vanity, Reepecheeps journey beyond....

Convos I Like:

Coriakin: To defeat the darkness out there, you must defeat the darkness inside yourself.

King Caspian: Now's the time to be strong. Never give in.

Lucy: Aslan, will we ever meet with you in our world?
Aslan: You shall.
Lucy: How?
Aslan: Because there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lasher - Anne Rice

Category: Books

Author: Anne Rice

Genre: Witchcraft

This book starts after the mysterious disappearance of Rowan Mayfair. Then there's the sexually adventurous Mona Mayfair who seems to be more powerful than Rowan.

This is the first of the Anne Rice books I've read. I have lots in my bookshelf but haven't got time to finish them. I found out this was the second book of the series. So... i was a bit lost. Mhmmmm... it's dark and sensual. Gory sometimes but not too much. Kinda maddeningly weird.

Convos from the Book:

Michael: Beatrice is perfect. You need a woman for Aaron who appreciates a gentleman, don't you think?
Mona: Uncle, there's no such thing a s a woman who doesn't appreciate a gentleman.
Michael: Do you know everything?
Mona: Nope. Wish I did, but then again... who would want to know everything? God must be bored. What do you think?
Michael: I can't figure it out. You're a firecracker Mona.
Mona: Wait till you see me in a flannel nightgown.

I never want to touch alcohol, or drugs in any form, I want my mind like a scythe.