Sunday, June 29, 2014

She's All That - 1999

Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick

Director: Robert Iscove

Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr.

Producer: Miramax, Tapestry Films, FilmColony

Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Kevin Pollack, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin and more.

Tagline: These two opposites attract... but EVERYONE'S trying to keep them apart!

Zack Siler (Prinze) the high school jock was dumped by his prom-queen girlfriend Taylor Vaughan.
Zack's buddy, Dean Sampson (Paul Walker) engages him on a bet to make an ordinary girl a prom queen and picks the geeky looking Laney Boggs (Rachel Leigh Cook).

Throwback 90s! This is quiet a reminiscent of the usual chick flick from the early days... but then it reminds me of Sweet Valley High and their endless prom stories. And stories of "bet's" and all that.

But, theeeen!! I remembered.. that Freddie Prinze Jr. used to be one of those Hollywood stars that Im crushing from way back then! Haha.

I like the tall guy short girl thing here..... reminds me of my Boo and I :P

Anyhow, it has a cute ending..... and a wonderful story of "making a choice."

Also, I just noticed Paul Walker was in this fim during his early years of filming. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

21 Jump Street - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writer: Michael Bacall

 Producer: Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayr MGM, Relativity Media

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Ice Cube, Dax Flame and more.

Tagline:   The only thing getting blown tonight is their cover.

 Schmidt(Jonah Hill)  and Jenko (Channing Tatum) joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Both of them looked young, and were assigned on a special undercover task to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying the high school students with synthetic drugs.

I had a good laugh at this. It's oftentimes comically weird. Its about friendship and partnership.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

From Prada to Nada

Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick

Director: Angel Garcia

Writer: Fina Torres, Luis Alfaro

Producer: Oddlot Entertainment, Gilbert Films

Cast: Camilla Belle, Alexa Penavega, Tina French, Luis Rosales, Pablo Martinez de Velasco, Alexis Ayala and more.

Tagline: Coming Pronto

A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death at age 55 were forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles. Mary is the spoiled sibling and was mortified when she learned about her situation, while elder sister Nora is a law student and decides to get a job as a legal intern.

I enjoyed watching this one maybe because I watched at an emotional time.. that's why I really find it heartwarming.

Although it's a typical chick flick... but it is something to entertain you during one of your down times.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Valentine's Day - 2010

Category: Movies

Genre: Chick Flick

Director: Garry Marshall

Writer: Katherine Fugate

Producer: New Line Cinema, Rice Films,

Cast: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Carter Jenkins, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Taylor Swift, Shirley Maclaine and more

Tagline: From the director of Pretty Woman comes a day in the life of love.

People from Los Angeles is navigating Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight.
Some relationships will undergo challenges, and would their relationship be saved?On the other hand a grade school kid wants to give flowers to his first true love while twho high school seniors plans their first time sex together, and many more.  Cupid's got a lot of work to do! Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?

It is similar to the movie Love Actually. (which by the way is also star studded). Although, it's not something to be really serious about. It's something you can watch at home and just have a laid back evening. I had fun the whole time watching the film. I like the best friend story part... and I find the kid cute here. Very matter-of factly.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bride For Rent - 2014

Category: Movie

Genre: Romance / Comedy / Chick Flick / Drama

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz

Writer: Charlene Grace Bernardo, Carmi Raymundo

Producer: ABS CBN Film Productions, Star Cinema Productions

Cast: Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Empoy Marquez, Martin del Rosario, Pilita Corales, Tirso Cruz III, Dennis Padilla, Matt Evans and more.


Having one thing in common, both Rocco Espiritu and Rocky Espiritu created a scheme to get money, FAST.

Losing a match from poker, Rocco needs his money from his trust fund fast, or else lose the client he needs to defeat his Father's TV commercial production company, while Rocky needs to pay the rent or else her whole family will be homeless. The only way Rocco will get his money from his trust fund was to fulfill the conditions of his grandmother and that is: to get married.

Rocco then hires Rocky to play his bride... but along the way something goes amiss....

Its the usual chic flick but it had good values at the end. I liked the interview part of the couples in the film. Its not an intellectual drama, but if you want something light.. this can be a good upperthingy.

So this is where the expression: Isnt it amazing? Isnt it surprising? came from!

For awhile I wondered.. from what movie ... did it spring forth! :)