Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stranger than Fiction - 2006

Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Fantasy

Writer: Zach Helm

Director: Marc Forster

Producer: Columbia Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Three Strange Angels

Cast: Will Ferrell, William Dick, Guy Massey, Martha Espinoza, T.J. Jagodowski, Peter Grosz, Ricky Adams, Christian Stolte, Denise Hughes, and more

Tagline: He's not crazy. He's just written that way.

Harold Crick is an IRS agent, with a life so monotonous, boring and repetitive.  One day he hears a voice of a narrator who predicts what was just about to happen. He then realizes, he is a book character and that the narrator plans to kill him off. But, before the author does that, he has a chance to find the author and convince the author not to kill him.

Too strange for me. Or maybe I watched it at the wrong time. Not my kind of film, but it was quite unique and not to Holly-woodish if I may say so. Worth watching... only because of it's uniqueness or there are not many too strange films out there - right? The script is really quite funny, I have to hand it to the writer.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Matarese Countdown - Robert Ludlum

Category: Book

Genre Suspense/ Thriller

Author: Robert Ludlum

This continues the journey of the book the Matarese Circle. As it begins to rise from it's ashes. It's main cause is power through economic domination. The CIA's attention were drawn when four of the wealthiest icons were killed in various "un-related" deaths.

As the legendary Beowulf Agate, a retired CIA officer is back in the scene, partners with another CIA agent Cameron Pryce. As usual, it's a wild goose chase from different parts of the world.

One of those books that are hard to put down and something you don't want to end but with the curiosity of how it will eventually end. Ever get that feeling? I thought for awhile there I'm not into books like these anymore... but still I enjoy reading them. For entertainment.. :) Ludlum will always always be my favorite.

I heard these series will be made into a movie, but it's been awhile since the last announcement and the movie aint up until now. I do hope, they make this into a movie! :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

August Rush - 2007

Category: Movie

Genre: Drama

Writer: Nick Castle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Director:Kirsten Sheridan

Producer:Warner Bros. Pictures, Southpaw Entertainment, CJ Entertainment

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, William Sadler, Marian Seldes, Mykelti Williamson, Leon Thomas III, Aaron Staton and more

Tagline: An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound

An orphaned musical prodigy named Evan (Freddie Highmore), begins his journey with his search for his Birth Parents.This is a wonderful musical drama with wonderful fantasy elements.

Sometimes, I usually postpone the best films I know... (due to reviews done by friends)... and I can't believe Ive been postponing this absolutely lovely movie about life and music.. being lost and being found... very moving and magical too!

The kid here looks like the son of cousin CJ, so yeah it added delight.  It has this fairy tale element but also grounding it with what can really happen in reality - e.g. bullying someone who is different, and also abusing talents. I love how my love for music (though i'm no prodigy or do I read notes), but my appreciation for music is just as heavenly as it is for Evan. ;)