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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