Saturday, June 11, 2011

Snow Angels - 2007

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama / Romance

Director: David Gordon Green

Writer: David Gordon Green

Producer: Crossroad Films, Snow Blower Productions, True Love Productions

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Jeanetta Arnette, Griffin Dunne, Nicky Katt, Tom Noonan, Connor Paolo, and more.

Tagline: Some will fall. Some will fly.

This is a somewhat family drama set in a small town where almost everybody knows each other. This interweaves the life of Arthur who is a teenager, and his old baby sitter, Annie(Beckinsale), Annie's estranged husband, Glenn (Rockwell) and their daughter (Tara).

I find this quite a dark movie... however it was excellently done. With all the acting that can really bring you to tears or probably even engulfing your heart sadly. Good thing that the director made things quite light with the budding teenage romance between Arthur and Lila. Great writing and directing.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides - 2011

Category: Movie

Genre: Fantasy / Adventure

Director: Rob Marshall

Writer: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio

Producer:  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Moving Picture Company

Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges Frisbey, Stephen Graham, Keith Richards, Richard Griffiths, and more


Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Barbossa embarks on a journey to find the "fountain of youth", and crosses paths with a woman from his past Angelica (Cruz), and not sure if he is really in love or whether she's just being her usual self a con artist who is just using him to find the "Fountain of Youth". He then finds out that she is the daughter of the Legendary and formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane) and finds himself in an unexpected adventure.

The goofy pirate we have all come to love returns on this mystical adventure...  I like the presence of the mystical creatures... mermaids..... Hehe. They are dangerously sexy... .This was also a momentous time in my life as this was my first time to watch a movie "alone" in a cinema. Haha. One of my LEAP action plans. :)

I love the chemistry of the actors.... and the funny antics of Sparrow... it was never boring... it was either humorous or just action packed.

Its not the best of the Pirates of the Caribbean series though. I still like the 3rd installment better. Haha. ;)


Jack Sparrow: You lied to me by telling me the truth?
Angelica: Yes.
Jack Sparrow: Thats good! May I use that?

 Captain Teague: I heard where you're headed. The Fountain.
 Jack Sparrow: Have you been there?
 Captain Teague: Does this face looks like it's been to the Fountain of Youth?
 Jack Sparrow: ...Depends on the light.

Angelica: [Jack turns to leave] Wait! I'm with child... it's yours. 
Jack Sparrow: I don't remember...
Angelica: You were drunk.
Jack Sparrow: I don't think I've ever been that drunk.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nanny McPhee Returns - 2010

Category: Movie

Genre: Fantasy / Children

Director: Susanna White

Writer: Emma Thompson, Christiana Brand

Producer: Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, Relativity Media

Cast: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Oscar Steer, Asa Butterfield, Lil Woods, Eros Vlahos, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Daniel Mays, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Sinead Matthews, Bill Bailey and more.

Tagline: You'll Believe That Pigs Can Fly.

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a young struggling mother named Isabel (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is oversees at war, and also juggling 2 rich & very spoiled niece/nephew who were asked to stay due to the war. Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach the children five new lessons.

I enjoyed this magical, lovely well-written movie and it's really one good film for the kids. Also... I cried in most parts... T_T. I love the lessons that was placed...  I love the cinematography .. the candy colored scenes... It was just perfectly fun and magical... :)