Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D - 2011

Category: Animation

Genre: Adventure / Comedy

Director: Kelly Asbury

Producer: Touchstone Pictures, Rocket Pictures, Arc Productions, Miramax Films

Writer: Rob Sprackling, John R. Smith

Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Merchant, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Hulk Hogan, Kelly Asbury, Richard Wilson and more.

Tagline: Everyday they sit and wait. But when we're away their adventure begins.

It's a very interesting remake of the story Romeo and Juliet. There are two neighboring gardens one of the Montague and Capulet who are currently at war, but the two gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt) are in love. They both have many challenges to overcome as their parents are caught up in a family feud. Will they find lasting happiness?

It's a refreshing take of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet where imaginations grow wild when they used garden gnomes and garden decors. Definitely something for the kids and the young-at-heart. Entertaining and fun. It was fun to see the respectable actors on the line-up... yay! Hilarious as well!

Quotes I Like:

 Juliet: Oh, Gnomeo, Gnomeo, are we really doomed to never see each other again? Why must you wear a blue hat? Why couldn't it be red like my father, or green like... like a leprechaun... or purple like, ummm, like some weird guy - I mean what's in a gnome? Because you are blue, my father sees red, and because I am red, I am feeling blue. Oh, at any rate that shouldn't be the thing to keep us apart, should it?
 Gnomeo: No, no, it shouldn't! I couldn't have said it better myself!
 Juliet: Oh, my giddy aunt, did you just hear all that? What are you doing here?
 Gnomeo: I don't know! I just wanted to, uh
 Gnomeo: , I just wanted to see you again!
 Juliet: Are you crazy? If my dad finds you he'll bury you under the patio!
 Gnomeo: 'Finds me', are you joking? 'Stealth' is my middle name!
 [Steps on the button which sets off a display of bright lights]

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 2011

Category: Movie

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Director: David Yates

Writer: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling

Producer: Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company, Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, Jason Isaacs and more.

Tagline: It All Ends.

Harry, Ron and Hermione continues their search for Voldemort's (the Dark Lord) remaining Horcruxes, the magical items that are responsible for his immortality.

I almost did not want to watch the final film of Harry Potter... because I'll miss the wait of the next film. Boohoo. But, yeah after a few delays I saw it with my sister. This is the darkest among the films. Cinematography was great..... although the movie was great, it could've been better specially if the "emotional impact" was well thought out of. Specially, if the director knows everyone is already emotional since this will be the last film and all.

I won't delve into details... but its definitely a movie everyone should watch.

But, since this is my favorite series... haha. I am definitely giving it a 5.... :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beastly - 2011

Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick

Director: Daniel Barnz

Writer: Daniel Barnz, Alex Flinn

Producer: CBS Films, Storefront Films

Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Justin Bradley, Dakota Johnson, Erik Knudsen, Karl Graboshas, Peter Krause and more.

Tagline: Love is never ugly. It's what's underneath.

Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) is a vain, obnoxious, rich guy who always gets what he wants and often plays like he owns everything and can do anything. He plays a prank on a fellow high student, Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen), not knowing she is a witch who wants to teach him a lesson by putting a curse on him. Making him as beastly on the outside as he is on the inside. He was given a year to find someone to fall in love with him or forever look like a beast.

This is a modern take of Beauty and the Beast.  I haven't read the book so, I cant say if it really did justice to the book. However i can hear a lot of reports that it was quite disappointing. But, to those who did not get to read the book, it's not really that bad. Although, you know where the story is heading that one day the heroine will fall in love with him even though he looks beastly. Overall I recommend it for light entertainment. And in the category of chick flicks. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Queen of Babble in the Big City - Meg Cabot

Category: Books

Genre: Chick Literature

Author: Meg Cabot

Big mouth. Big City. Big Heart. Big problems.

After the summer flair, Lizzie Nichols is in New York City looking for a job and a place to live. Summer Fling, Luke offered for them to live together, and she was just happy to move in with the love of her life. With that covered, she still has to look for a job and wasn't that lucky and as usual her big mouth gets her into another fiasco...

It's a good continuation from the first book. It was a light read and entertaining. It's a good book to pass the time.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Queen of Babble Big Mouth, Big Heart, Big Problems - Meg Cabot

Category: Book

Genre: Chick Literature

Author: Meg Cabot

Lizzie Nichols is blowing her college graduation money on a trip to visit her long-distance boyfriend (of three months), named Andrew instead of using it as a down payment for a cute apartment in Manhattan after graduating and finding a well paying job. Everyone thinks she's going crazy. However when she got to London it wasn't what she was expecting to happen and got herself into trouble. Fortunately, her best friend Shari, is spending her summer in south of France which is just a train ride away, with her boyfriend Chaz in a 16th century chateau.

What’s an American girl with a big mouth—but an equally big heart—to do?

It was fun and light. There were some Rated PG-18 scenes. Haha. I kind of was shocked to find teensy weensy Jude Deveroux-ish scene here... but of course... she made it light and humorous... which is still a Meg Cabot flair.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ancient Aliens Season 1

Category: Documentary - TV Series

Genre: Extraterrestrial

TV Network: History Network

The Evidence, The Visitors, The Mission, Closer Encounters, The Return.

If ancient aliens visited Earth, what was their legacy, and did they leave behind clues that exist in plain sight such as sophisticated aircraft, complex electrical grids, and intricate construction machinery? Indian Sanskrit texts, dating back to 6000 B.C., describe in varying but vivid detail flying machines called Vimanas. Megalithic stone structures in Egypt reveal evidence of precision saw work. Interpretations of the Jewish Zohar writings offer depictions of a life-sustaining manna machine, eerily similar to chlorella algae processing systems today. Are these examples of modern technology, or is there evidence that these incredible mechanisms existed on Earth thousands of years ago? - from History

Mindboggling series. What seemed a taboo is becoming more and more not so tabboo..... Great great series. Which opens people to the possibilities of extraterrestrials. This would annoy the unbelievers and some would still contest that this is just sensationalized.

Well, we'll see. But, more and more people are watching this and talking about aliens isn't something people just brush it off aside anymore. Good thing, they made the series very interesting. And is really something that the teenagers enjoy watching... specially us adults. Oh and also kids. :)

For all ages. But definitely not to the conservatives... because most of the topics are also subject to debate... so yeah.

Remeber.... just listen to what you feel is true for you. :)