Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The School of Rock - 2003

Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Music

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Mike White

Producer: Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners

Cast: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman, Lucas Babin, Jordan Claire-Green and more.

Tagline: Mr. Black. Accept no substitute. Come on feel the noize.

A wannabe, down and out rock star Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets fired from his band, and now faces a lot of debt and suffers from depression. He then takes or poses as a substitute teacher at a very strict private preparatory school and tries to turn his 4th grade class into a rock band.

Prepare to rock your heart out with this film! The CD of this film has been with me since 2004!! But then, I never got around to watching it but just now. This is an entertaining feel-good film specially for the guys "rocking" it out! It cracks you up at the right moment as well. Jack Black's dynamics with the kids was also good and added zing to the whole thing.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Pitch Perfect - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance

Director: Jason Moore

Writer: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin

Producer: Brownstone Productions III, Gold Circle Films

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Kelley Jakle, Wanetah Walmsley, Shelley Regner, and more.

Tagline: Get Pitch Slapped

The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls acapella singing group. After last year's finals that ended up in a disaster, they are forced to re-group. One of the new recruits is a freshman named Beca(Anna Kendrick) who aspires to be DJ and has no interest to have a college life. 

Wow! I had loads of fun with this film... and it almost made me wish I was part of the Bella's. Great musical arrangement, I have to stay. Although, yeah the storyline is overused, but do watch because of the music. Specially the final part. It also never fails to crack you up now and then, I discovered Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) here, which actually did well in giving everybody a good laugh.

It's going viral in schools and my friends because everybody's now watching it. Even if I recommended it to macho guys.. they all end up watching it over and over again.
"I'm bulletproof.. nothing to lose"
I recommended it to everyone I come across too, and infected them with the songs. I spent the whole day downloading the songs! HAHAHA. Also, Jesse(Skylar!!) what the!! He is one of my new found crushes. *swoons* Why do you have to be soooo cute and funny and adorable sa film?

Aca-Purrrfect! :)

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Just Curious - Jude Deveraux

Category: Book

Genre: Chick Literature

Author: Jude Deveraux

A young widow, Karen Lawrence finds herself on a holiday weekend with her boss MacAllister Taggert. She always believes that MacAllister is just some rich guy who has enough money and can date and break the hearts of many women.

What a quick book to read!! It was entertaining. Kilig worthy. As usual. Even though I know they would end up together and you can tell what would happen next.. just like in chick flicks! HAHAHA;) oh well. just something for the heart to swoon over. :)

The epilogue in the end caught me off-guard by the way even though it was a nice touch.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Category: Book

Genre: Sci-Fi

Author: Orson Scott Card

Set in Earth's future, humankind barely survived two conflicts with the "Buggers". A hostile alien race which protects its queen like ants does. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion by the Buggers, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world's most talented and brightest children, including Ender Wiggin are taken at a very young age to Battle School.

A good friend recommended this book to me. It's a rich and intelligent book and one that carries a  good storyline. It's actually not a hard read but is in fact engaging, despite how disturbing the relationships of the three Wiggins' siblings are.

A song was dedicated to this though.and it will be made into a film! :)

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Friday, December 7, 2012

The Rise of the Guardians - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Animation / Adventure / Family

Director: Peter Ramsey

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire, William Joyce

Producer: Dreamworks Animation

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Jude Law, Dakota Goyo, Khamani Griffin, Kamil McFadden, Georgie Grieve and more.

Tagline: Naughty, nice. You better believe.

Pitch, the evil spirit wants to assault and take over the Earth, and the Immortal Guardians (Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman) once again team up to protect the innocence of children all over the globe. (Based on a Children's Book Series by William Joyce).

This is a Christmas film that is not entirely about Santa Claus but of Jack Frost.  IT WAS GREAT! (although, I  didn't like the cinema we were in this time, it made the picture look old school) Either way, it was a good film... heartwarming. And even if it is simple, it makes way for its deep and profound message. I like the Russian doll with Santa Claus reminding Jack Frost of his "center".  It reminds me of our spiritual journey with Ikepono. :)This also reminds you to keep the "child" in you alive......

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cloud Atlas - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

Director: Tom Tyker, Andy Wachowski

Writer: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski

Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgees, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Robert Fyfe, Martin Wuttke and more

Tagline: Everything Is Connected

This film is based on a novel by David Mitchell. It's an exploration of how each action of individual lives impacts one another in the past, present and future. Everything is indeed connected in this film.

It has been quiet sometime that I have waited to watch this film. When I saw the trailer... all i can say was: "I should not miss this! and I know this film will be epic!" True enough, it is indeed considered an epic... and one of the best films in 2012! It was even considered ambitious because the novel is supposed to be "unfilmable". But, they did it!!

I watched this with my whole family.

You should not blink when you are watching this. Each scene is equally important as it weaves through the whole story. Six stories are being interwoven to create the whole magical tapestry that is Cloud Atlas.  This film will take you anywhere, and you will find yourself in unexpected scenes, oftentimes delving to deja-vu.

It is visually stunning, the make-up were good although I'm sure the make-up artists had their own challenging moments by changing an actor's features to fit a certain race, age and era.

It was quiet gory, well not exactly too much, just a few disturbing scenes. The love affair between Somni and Keanu was the one I liked best. There's something about being protected... that makes me go ... swoonybeanoo.

Also, the musical score is one of the best. I loved the Cloud Atlas sextet.  As I am writing this the soundtrack is actually playing at the background.

Cloud Atlas is something different among other movies. It emanates creativity and a whole range of imagination. It's epic, and even layered and you'd be expecting most people to watch it again over and over. :) (I still have to read the novel though.. our local bookstores ran out of it... even before the movie was released. Gah! Maybe im settling with an ebook or whatever. )

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Skyfall - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Thriller

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and more

Producer: Eon Productions, Danjaq

Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney, and more.


Bond's latest assignment goes wrong and the agents all over the globe are being exposed. M is force to relocate the agency when MI6 was attacked.

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Well, there are many plot holes to the movie plus add to the fact that there's nothing really mindblowing about the film considering it's a Bond film. However, you get the usual suspense which was at the beginning (albeit not much) and it is beautifully shot. Add to that an Asian scene (Macau) to boot.

Haha. I had an interesting time watching this film with someone, though. :P. Hahaha.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

Category: Books

Genre :Historical Fiction

Author: Anita Diamant

In the Bible, Dinah's life only hinted a brief and violent detour in the book of Genesis. This exquisite novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob.

One of the best novels about the feminine I've ever read. Although, it's pretty much a historical fiction, you can't help but consider that, maybe just maybe it can be true.

It fills you with love and can sometimes crush your heart as what Dinah has to go through... ahhh i love it. I had my bouts of crying and most of the time wonder of the olden times as I read and devour the book. I enjoyed the often mystical way of passing on the tradition about womanhood. Anita Diamant is also a very good story teller and I love how she strings the words and stories.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Hitch - 2005

Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick

Director: Andy Tennant

Writer: Kevin Bisch

Producer: Columbia Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment

Cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Julie Ann Emery, Adam Arkin, Robinne Lee and more

Tagline:  The cure for the common man.

Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) is "the Date Doctor". He helps the gents to woo and date the woman of their dreams. However he gets smitten with a gossip columnist, Sara (Eva Mendes), for a New York City tabloid and finds out his game just doesn't work with her.

I never expected to enjoy the film much... but I did. I laughed loads at some of the funny scenes. Yeah, with this film, I learned that indeed it would take guts to approach a girl/woman a guy likes. So, it's kinda good to device a plan to make her interested.

I liked the fact that Hitch only caters men who are in love or really interested (more than just a lay) with another woman. So, that settles the PUA issue that I've been researching on.

The chemistry between Smith and Mendes was just so good. You would want to see more of it with them on it :)

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - 2010

Category: Movie

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Director: Troy Nixey

Writer: Guillermo del Torro, Matthew Robbins


Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson, Garry Mcdonald, Alan Dale, Julie Blake and more

Tagline: Come and Play

A young girl named Sally is sent to live with her father and his girlfriend at their new home. However, the new home hides many secrets specially the basement. It has been said that the previous owner of the home was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared.

Though some parts were predictable it managed to still surprise me in the end. It's scary but not that much, which makes it an a-okay film for me. I saw that this is a remake of an age-old classic film, which was even dubbed as one of the scariest film ever. Well, I haven't seen that one and can't say which is scarier or not.

But, this one can sure as hell scare a kid... and well, me... in most parts... :)

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Mistress - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama / Romance

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan

Writer: Vanessa R. Valdez, Olivia Lamasan

Producer: Elma Medua, Malou Santos, Charo Santos


Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Ronaldo Valdez, Hilda Koronel, Anita Linda, Carmi Martin and more.

Seamstress Sari (Bea Alonzo), struggles to take care of her family and is torn between the affections of her two lovers. One is a young bachelor who brings passion into her life, while the other is a married man who has kept her as his mistress for years.

Uhmmmm..... its a so so melodramatic film. It has the potential to be deep but it wasn't taken to that level. It's still the same old heartbreak, love, betrayal our local mainstream film makers are up to. :) But, well... that's it.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

An Education - 2009

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama / Romance

Writer: Nick Hornby, Lynn Barber

Director: Lone Scherfig

Producer: BBC Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, William Melling, Connor Catchpole, Matthew Beard, Peter Sarsgaard, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Ellie Kendrick and more

Tagline:  Innocence of the Young

A story of a sixteen year old Jenny Mellor(Carey Mulligan) in the 1960's living with her parents in the London suburb. But, her life changes when a playboy nearly twice her age arrives.

It was a good film. About choosing education and how sometimes a whimsy romantic love can detour a girl. But, good thing she was able to uphold herself and was given a second chance to do it all over again. Some sort of a coming of age film. This film explores issues such as social class, education, racism, being a woman and more.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Help - 2011

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama

Director: Tate Taylor

Writer: Tate Taylor, Kathyrn Stockett

Producer: Dreamworks SKG, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media

Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Howard, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson

Tagline: Change begins with a whisper.

Skeeter (Emma Stone) an aspiring writer and a southern society girl during the civil rights movement (1960s), set in Mississipi decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view about the white families that they work with and the hardship that they all go through on a day to day basis.

It's a very moving story about racism and the challenges about the "colored" maids in the past. I love the story. Simple but moving.  I like Emma Stone! All the acting in the film were all superb!
It's a beautiful film, one that is made realistic and able to depict what happened in the 1960s. It has a bit of funny moments included and can make you cry in some. Definitely, an Oscar worthy film. :)

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Once Upon A Time Season 1 - 2011

Category: TV Series

Genre: Fantasy / Drama

Creators: Adam  Horowitz, Edward Kitsis

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Jared Gillmore, Meghan Ory, Raphael Sbarge, Emile de Ravin and more

Tagline: Magic is Coming.

It's two worlds both trapped in a certain timeline.There is a town in Maine, where storybook characters lived and  trapped in two worlds, Only one knows about it - the Evil Queen or in the modern era the Mayor.

However, the Mayor's "son" Henry got caught up in the book and began seeing that the characters in the storybook are the same characters in the town of Storybrook.

It's like a metaphor of the world we live in.... where it's like they are trapped in the 3rd dimension... and with no memory of who they are in another dimension. And being in a different dimension their whole lives will be triggered to a "remembrance" when the one who could break the spell arrives in the town. (sounds like when Christ came down to heaven and showed everyone the way).

Also there's a certain part of metaphor where Gram was looking for his heart hidden in the Evil Queen's vault. and the wolves who was Gram's family would be the wolves.


First few episodes, I know it got me!

I love how they weaved everything together in this series. It can almost be considered a classic. It's quite something to bring every character in the fairytale books all in one series. And to focus on other character's stories too, not just the princess or the famous ones.

It also gives you the mystery of putting two and two together as everyone is interconnected.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Battleship - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre:  Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Director: Peter Berg

Writer: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber

Producer: Universal Pictures, Hasbro, Bluegrass Films and more

Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Tadanabo Asano, Hamish Linklater, Peter Macnicol, John Tui, Gregory D. Gadson and more

Tagline: The Battle for Earth Begins at Sea

 An international fleet of ships comes across and is forced to do battle with an alien armada while on a Naval war games exercise. An intense battle is being fought on sea, land and air.

I enjoyed how everything ended. Watched it with the whole household and we all had a grand time. I think watching movies like these with people you love and enjoy to be with plays a part. Great effects! It has an "okay" character build-up because one gets so attached and affected with a certain character. Scream worthy too! :)

But, of course, it's not an intelligent film and many things does not actually make sense. So, if you are someone who is picky with movies and comes in with many expectations you'd be disappointed.

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Safe - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime

Director: Boaz Yakin

Writer: Boaz Yakin

Producer: IM Global, Automatik Entertainment, Lawrence Bender and more

Cast: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, James Hong, Anson Mount, Joseph Sikora and more

Tagline:  She has the code. He is the key.

Mei(Catherine Chan), a young Chinese girl was abducted by a Russian mob, and corrupt NYC officials. She holds a priceless numerical code. A former elite agent and a small time MMA, Luke Wright (Jason Statham) whose life was destroyed by the mob comes to rescue Mei.

I enjoyed the movie. For one, I like how the kid acted and Jason Statham's performance was really good. Great character build-up despite the limited time. The fight scenes were equally interesting and I'm pretty sure those of you who enjoys some action would really enjoy this. It was nifty.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Born to Love You - 2012

Category:  Movie

Genre: Romance / Drama

Director: Jerome Chavez Pobocan

Writer: Rondel Lindayag, Coco Martin

Producer: Star Cinema Productions, Cinemedia Films

Cast: Coco Martin, Angeline Quinto, Albert Martinez, Tonton Guiterrez, Eula Valdez, Al Tantay, Malou de guzman, Kiray Celis and more

 This started off as a story with a poor lass named Joey Liwanag (Angeline Quinto) who works as a part time Korean tourist guide and gets into amateur singing competitions with her sisters to help raise finance for the family.  On a completely different note, Rex Manrique (Coco Martin) is an arrogant, hot tempered frustrated photographer who wants to prove to his family that he can stand on his own and can move and succeed in life independently.

Quite corny at the beginning. But, it never fails to make you laugh despite the corni-ness-ish! Interesting twist at the end....also some blatant advertising can be seen. o_O i ended up thinking this was made for that company. :P

Monday, August 20, 2012

Razon's Restaurant

Category: Food


On one of my recent roadtrips we dropped by at Razon's.

It's a popular local Northern Luzon restaurant which is famed for it's halo-halo. And true enough the place was jampacked and you have to muddle your way or worse wait for a few minutes to be seated.

 It's not as good as Aling Foping's though. But, I bet it's the best in Luzon... soooo. :)

They have good meals rin naman. :) 

Well, it's good for transits.

I'm also seeing a lot of Razon's here in Davao already, but haven't really tried eating here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - 2010

Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure / Fantasy / Cartoon

Director: Zack Snyder

Writer: John Orloff

Producter: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Animal Logic

Cast: Jim Sturgees, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Emily Barclay, Joel Edgerton, Ryan Kwanten, Helen Mirren, Angus Sampson and more.

Tagline: On his way to finding a legend...he will become one.

Soren, a young barn owl, is abducted by an evil Owl Army, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to look for the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.

Watched this with mom at Balanga, Bataan. We had a fun time watching it.

I love how the story goes. Inspiring and very good movie for a "team". A dose of inspiration, it is. It is quiet dark at the beginning and got a lot of fight scenes, but ain't adventure like that?Although, I don't think the youngsters would uhmmm benefit this much. I think this is for extra mature audience.  It is also a wonderful visual masterpiece with a story boot. What a hoot indeed! :) I enjoyed the musical score and the soundtrack: "To the Sky" by none other than Owl City! Haha. Lovely.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Battle Los Angeles - 2011

Category: Movie

Genre: Sci -Fi / Action

Director: Jonatahan Liebesman

Writer: Christopher Bertolini

Producer: Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Original Film

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez,Bridget Moynahan, Will Rothhaar, Cory Hardrict, Jim Parrack, Gino Anthony Pesi and more.

Tagline: It's not war. It's survival.

Los Angeles and other major cities around the world are being invaded by aliens disguised as meteors, that began killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action, and marine staff sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), were sent on a mission to rescue some civilians trapped in the police station. And they only have 3 hours to complete the mission before Air Force bombs the area.

Wow 2 "Aaron Eckhart" films in a row? Didn't anticipate that. Haha.

Ehmmm... well... not exactly that great. I hate to say it was that bad.... dot dot.

Character development was quiet vague. And it was like, it was so slow at the beginning and then all these meteors started coming out and the action begins right away as aliens started shooting people. It's something you can easily forget... or remember because it was that bad? :P

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Friday, July 27, 2012

No Reservations - 2007

Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Director: Scott Hicks

Writer: Carol Fuchs

Producer: Castle Rock Entertainment, Storefront Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures

Cast: Catherine-Zeta Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson, Jenny Wade, Bob Balaban, Brian F. O'Byrne, Lily Rabe, Eric Silver and more.

Tagline: Something's Cooking This Summer

[a remake of a German film Mostly Martha]
Kate (Catherine-Zeta Jones), lives her life as a master chef with an intensity that can captivate and intimidate everyone around her. She seems to have it all together alone, but then her life as a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. 

It's ratatouille only there's no rat and its not a cartoon! And this time the movie did not focus on the guy. Its the woman chef! :) I had a wonderful time watching the film, it's heartwarming and there was enough time to develop the character.  I like Zooey's character.... and of course the feel-good ending...

Yes, it may be quiet an ordinary comedy-romance thingy... but still, it never failed to entertain me. ;)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Transporter 2 - 2005

Category: Movie

Genre: Action

Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Director: Louis Letterier

Producer: Europa Corp., TFI Films Productions, Current Entertainment

Cast: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Allessandro Gassman, Matthew Modine, Jason Flemying, Keith David and more.

Tagline: The Best In The Business Is Back In The Game.

Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is the best when it comes to specializing moving goods or humands of all kinds as a mercenary "transporter". He just delivers, no more questions. As a favor to a friend, he was asked to become a driver for the wealthy Billings family. And was able to bond with the young son, Jack. But, then Jack is kidnapped and Frank must once again use his tried and tested combat skills to retrieve Jack.

As much as I hate catching the second part of a movie series... well, here I am watching the 2nd part of Transporter. Great effects and definitely entertaining action scenes, and things blowing up.

Plot? well, not necessarily original.. just that he is just one bad-ass guy who can transport! LOL. All in all it was entertaining. Don't place too much thought about its not possible because it is clearly just something to blow your minds... and well for you to have a good time. :)

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Predators - 2010

Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Writer: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch,

Director: Nimrod Antal

Producer: Twentieth Century Fox

Cast: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Danny Trejo and more.

Tagline: The most dangerous killers on the planet... but this is not our planet.

8 men(woman)  of different backgrounds, a mercenary, a military, a soldier, a criminal, a militia, a drug lord, a yakuza and a doctor, finds themselves waking up after a free fall in an unknown jungle. Walking around the jungle, they discover that they are on a different planet and that they are prey of of merciless aliens called Predators in a deadly hunting game.

Well, I never expected to be quite taken with the film. Well, not exactly taken... but you know, I kind of enjoyed the unexpected turn around in the end. And here I am, thinking I'd know which is which. For some parts, I did, but then I never expected the end. ;) If you know what I mean.

Anyway, effects, was good. Cinematography, is great. It moves in an exhilarating pace. There's good enough reason, they never showed those effin predators at the beginning, because it added up to the whole thrill of it. Played on people's fears, "the unknown".
I did guessed who would be left after the film would be over. (favorite game i play, whenever I watch something).

I know a lot are disappointed because they were pre-judging it over the previous "Predator" film. But, i feel it's a good re-imagining of the film. Of course, the original may deem to be better. But, this one can stand on its own as well - for me. :)

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Matrix Revolutions - 2003

 Category: Movie

Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Writer: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Producer: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mary Alice, Helmut Bakaitis, Monica Bellucci, Ian Bliss, David Bowers and more

Tagline:  Everything that has a beginning has an end.

 The human city of Zion is now preparing to defend itself against the oncoming massive invasion of the machines and the chances of surviving is nil. While Neo on the other hand fights to end the war at a different level while he opposes Agent Smith.

Choices and Beliefs was the message. Matrix sure is one layered film, there are references of the one, and symbolism used in the film splashed all over. It was quite a good way to end, and this part showed more action and keeps you on the edge. Eeep. Flesh vs. Machines? Eeeeep. Anyhoo, film wise, it has good special effects.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sixth Sense - 1999

Category: Movie

Genre: Suspense

Director: M. Night Shymalan

Writer:M. Night Shymalan

Producer: Barry Mendel Productions, Hollywood Pictures, Kennedy/Marshall Company

Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Trevor Morgan, Donnie Wahlberg, Mischa Barton and more

Tagline: 1...Sight 2...Sound 3...Smell 4...Taste 5..Touch 6...The Sixth Sense

A boy named Cole(Haley Joel Osment), communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead, seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist named Malcom Crowe(Bruce Willis).  Crowe then spends a lot of time with the boy Cole, who is his only hope.

Either it's way too scary for something with minimal "gore", or I had just one too many coffee for the day. But, yeah I have to hand it to M.Night Shymalan for creating a movie that can be so scary using less - gore but with only your imagination to play with. This is a well crafted movie, that would allow a viewer to really be glued in the story. It's a simple film.... but a brilliant one.

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