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Snow White and the Huntsman: A Movie Review.

I watched the movie after the scandal broke out.

Snow White and the Hunstman tells about the story of a princess being held in a tower after her evil stepmother killed the king and take over the kingdom.

Kristen Stewart takes the lead as Snow White; Chris Hemsworth as Eric the huntsman; and Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna, the evil stepmother. It was directed by Rupert Sanders.

Uhm, I don’t know how to review this one though. Okay, seriously, the series of fights and black aura that surrounded the castle as a result of Queen Ravenna’s reign left me feeling down. I can’t imagine living in a place where you have to deform your face to escape your queen’s desires or in a place where the water is black and your queen is bathing in milk. The movie robbed me of my innocent imagination about the classic Snow White particularly the part where Duke Hammond’s army attack the castle.

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The violence diminished the little air of fairy tale.

 

Batman Begins: A Movie Review.

Batman Begins tells the story of Bruce Wayne on how he became Batman to save the Gotham City and the struggles he experienced as he grow up including the death of his parents in front of him and his phobia of bats.

It was shown in 2005 with Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes, Bruce’ childhood friend. It was directed by Christopher Nolan.

This is the first time I saw the movie. Let’s just say that I’m not really interested in superheroes flick aside from Sailormoon and Wolverine. But I heard of Batman during my early days.

In this movie, I can somehow see Christian Bale as an American Psycho especially during those times when he projects the playboy image. Alfred, the butler, touched my heart when he’s always there backing up Batman.

My favorite part of the movie is Sgt. Gordon driving Batman’s car and he doesn’t know what do to do. I keep laughing over this scene especially when the car pulls his head forward and lower. It reminds of the saying ‘this is not the right time to learn.’ But he kinda pulls it off. And the scene where Alfred says ‘What’s the use of push-ups if you can’t lift it?’ I really laugh my stomach out here.

I also love the Wayne’s Manor. It’s like a bridge between the medieval and modern times.

The antagonist of the story, Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul, was effective in his role as the evil who wants to destroy a city by vaporizing the water supply.

I just don’t understand why superheroes always have a failed romance looming over them. Except maybe Spiderman and Superman? Pardon me but I haven’t watched the two of them too.

It’s kinda disappointing just like in the Thor movie.

But I’m looking forward in watching The Dark Knight.

Source: rottentomatoes.com

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American Pie: Reunion: A Movie Review.

When I was still not familiar with American Pie, I really thought it was pie as in egg pie. American Pie: Reunion was directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. It top billed Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicolas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Tara Reid, Sean William Scott, and Eugene Levy.

American Pie: Reunion was set thirteen years later after Jim (son of Noah Levenstein), Oz, Kevin, Paul, and Steve Stifler graduated from high school.

Remember when the four guys decided to lose their virginity? Well, each of the guys were moving on with their lives. Jim is married to Michelle, Kevin is married to Ellie (who likes to watch Desperate Housewives which means Kevin should watch too), Oz is a sportscaster living with his supermodel girlfriend in L.A., Paul is believed to be missing (in action I think) and Stifler (my ever favorite) is working in an investment firm.

A classmate organized a reunion and the guys decided to join (Stifler joined the group coincidentally).

The series of activities were so high school-ish, still there were the other matured guys who reprimanded them but join the fun later. And beware, there are some gross scenes!

Just take this. Wherever Stifler comes, it’s always the event of the day.🙂

Nudity was toned down and surprisingly, I had a lot of fun. Obviously, it was comedy.🙂 It creates something for your imagination to disappoint you later.😀

Whenever I watch American Pie series, it always reach my expectations.

Once Upon A Summer.

Summer is finally here! Where’s your next best destination?

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Clear blue skies. Fine white sand. Pristine waters. Boracay.

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Boracay shores at noon seemed to be secluded.

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A cafe along White Beach.

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Boracay Island at six in the morning. The boats used for island hopping were anchored not far from the shore. The clouds were still looming over the calm waters.

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The white boat looks like a white bird waiting for its time to fly.

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The shores of the secluded extension of Puka Beach. If you want solitude, this is the place for you.

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The famous Boracay sunset. Wouldn’t you want to see it with your own eyes?

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Let’s hit the beach now!

Photos courtesy of Miss Badeth Otico and Miss Shobie Duero.

Through the Lens.

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It was seven in the morning and the sun was still hiding behind those clouds. The almost but not quite calm sea reflected the not-so-blue skies.

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The protection net’s floaters seemed like enlarged moth balls. The calm sea in the middle contrasted the rough waves hitting the shores of Guimaras.

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And yet, the anchored boat seemed undisturbed.

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That little man destroyed the white pattern of the floaters. However, it still complemented the overall picture, with the dark clouds above, that semi-peninsula, the boat and the sea.

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The prided mangoes of Guimaras. One of the sweetest I’ve ever tasted.

Photos courtesy of my friends.

Hunger Games: A Movie Review.

I watched Hunger Games last week and I think it reached my expectations. Although the character of the mayor’s daughter (Is it Mags?) was omitted from the movie, I think it’s okay. Jennifer Lawrence’s acting was superb. I could see the character of Katniss Everdeen straight from the book. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, I think they did their job well too.

Video effects are okay. At least, I think it’s believable. The cast are all beauty. I love Cato and Clove and Rue.🙂 The setting is very much appreciated. The games inside the improvised arena was one of the scenes that really caught my attention.

The thing I don’t like about the movie was, it’s boring. Sometimes, it’s not really good if you lift all the scenes from the book. You know that feeling when you just want to drag the movie at its end because you know what would happened next?

That’s exactly what I felt while I was watching Hunger Games. Anyway, I think the cast make up for the boring part of the movie. And no, I’m not going to compare it to Twilight.

P.S. It’s Madge according to Ate Twinkle.😀

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Movie Review.

It was a 2005 film but I was able to watch it just last week. The movie top billed Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka (the owner of the chocolate factory) and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket (one of the winners of the five golden tickets). The film was directed by Tim Burton.

As you know, this movie was an adaptation of the book of Roald Dahl. I haven’t read the book but I bet it would be more colorful. 

The movie tells the story of Charlie, an ordinary boy who has four bed-ridden grandparents and two loving parents. He lives across the street of the famous chocolate factory which is owned by Willie Wonka. It was closed due to issues of espionage.

Unexpectedly, Willy Wonka released a statement that there are five golden tickets placed in Wonka Bars worldwide. Holders of the five tickets will have a tour in his famous chocolate factory. 

The first four winners were: A boy named Augustus (He’s fat and always love to eat chocolates. No wonder he’s the first one). Veruca is a spoiled rich girl. The third is the competitive Violet, and the fourth is Mike who is a video-game addict. 

When Charlie heard that the last ticket has been found, he went home sadly. On his way, he found money and bought a Wonka chocolate. And there, he saw the last golden ticket (Turned out, the boy who said to have found the ticket faked it).

And the five of them with one chaperon started their tour. 

But one by one, because of their nature, they weren’t able to finish the tour. Only Charlie remained. 

It was really a movie intended for kids but I tell you, adults like me can very well relate to this one. I have lots of laugh especially when the little people Oompa-Loompas sang and danced whenever there is one kid who fell on their own trap. It was like watching a musical.

I like the effects. Even though I haven’t read the book, I think that this movie gave justice. This is a movie that shows how important it is to obey orders. Curiosity has its own place. 

Also, I like the way Charlie valued his family and how he helped Willy and his dad reconciled. In the end, they became business partners. 

 

My First Ever YoungBlood Article.

Hello readers!

I just want to share to my readers here my article that was published in Youngblood Inquirer last February 22, 2012.

Probably, all my friends from UPV know this already but I thought a while ago that only a few people know this blog. I mean, from my school.🙂

This is my Youngblood article. I hope you enjoy reading it.🙂

The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo: A Movie Review.

I have been very busy to update this blog. So it’s already March and I want to kick it off with a movie review.

I watched The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo a few weeks ago. As we know, it top billed Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara as Mikhael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander respectively. It was directed by David Fincher and was filmed in Stockholm.

If you haven’t read the book, read my review here.

There were no major alterations in the movie except that Harriet was not as it is in the book. She was not found in Australia.

The description in the novel almost match the one in the movie.

Once again, I have loved the character of Lisbeth Salander. Rooney Mara’s portrayal was superb. Although I think she was a little tall than the height of Salander in the novel. She’s only 4′ 11″. And I like how she acted indifferent towards anything. She’s so real.

And Daniel Craig? He was just WOW.

A real lady killer. LOL.

No wonder Lisbeth felt betrayed when she saw him and Erica Berger (his colleague) walking together. She’s jealous!

I’m looking forward to the next movie to be shown in theaters in 2013.

Gabriel Aubry.

Just in time for the Valentine’s Day. I hope someone will knock on our door with a face and body like this. HAHA!

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Photos aren’t mine baby.😀😀😀

What can you say about him? Isn’t he hot? I wonder why did he and Halle Berry broke up?