I wish I could write about every play, movie musical or television show, magazine, novel, comic book, short story, poem or song that have touched my heart, but...
Anyways, my old blog went pfft, but there's no use crying over spilt milk.
So here's to a fresh start. Cheers!
The movies I watched from September to October (2009)
Reading about Heart Evangelista's award winning acting in the Indie Film called "Ay Ayeng" made me sigh. Shucks. Why haven't I heard about this movie? It bagged most of the awards so I guess it's a great film.
Due to recent events, before reading about the Indie Film, I was wondering about her. Heart's a great actress. Yes, she's an heiress and all, but she's in a class of her own.
Just as I was thinking about her, she bagged the best actress trophy and the much coveted role as Sharon Cuneta's daughter in Mano Po 6: My Mother.
I guess I shouldn't "worry" about her then. ;-)
The Movies I did get to see
I watched this movie four times. Laugh trip! Although there were unnecessary comments, I overlooked them because there were many, many times that the audience laughed...as in roared with laughter...they even clapped and loved every moment of it.
Kudos to the cast and crew!
Eugene, you deserve to have more meatier projects. I'm just so happy they finally gave you one as a LEAD actor. Thanks to Piolo!
Here's to greater projects in the future!
Although there were some unneeded scenes, this epic film, for me, was wonderfully made. Even if I agree with my dad and some of my friends who have seen this that this is nothing compared to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; House of the Flying Daggers; or Hero, I never regretted a single moment watching this film.
"The Art of War" (the tactics/strategies) can be applied to daily life, including business.
(Plus Takeshi Kaneshiro...aaaahhhh...he is definitely one of my favorite actors)
Nora Ephron is Nora Ephron (I love (almost)everything she does)
Amy Adams is a darling
Meryl Streep was wonderful as Julia Child.
Need I say more?
This is definitely a traveler's film. I love it!
I like this film. It may not be the best there is, but I really was surprised to like this film. I honestly don't like the spoiled brat series much because of the cattiness (but of course, LOL) of Angelina (sorry, Ogie...you're great as Angelina, but I just don't like her TV character much), but I like this film.
3 STARS (quality) and 4 STARS (acceptability)
Although I loved the original more, I like this film because it is wholesome and it is not entirely a remake, but a "re-imagining". They could have chosen a better song for graduation, though because even if it is a "nice" song, it's hard to remember. No "oomph!"
Cute! (although there were a few kids that were scared of the"robot")
Whoa! "A Beautiful Mind" all over again. The difference is: The Nobel Prize. (I loved Matt Damon's and Scott Bakula's acting...both 5 stars) He had "good intentions", but we know what those pave the way of...Anyways, it's a good film...the topic is very controversial, but it was presented in such a way that will make it entertain you.
The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas, a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all - a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. Initial release: August 15, 2014 (USA) Director: Phillip NoyceAdapted from: The GiverStory by: Lois LowryScreenplay: Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide "Always in the dream, it seemed as if there were a destination: a something--he could not grasp what-that lay beyond the place where the thickness of snow brought the sled to a stop. He wa…
DIRECTED BY: Jerrold Tarog CAST: Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Benjamin Alves, Liesl Batucan, Carla Martinez, Nico Antonio, Cai Cortez, Chinggoy Alonzo, Ria Garcia, Gee Canlas, Bong Cabrera, Nonie Buencamino and TJ Trinidad
CREDITS: Director - Jerrold Tarog Screenplay - Ramon Ukit Executive Producer - Joey Abacan Producers - Daphne O. Chiu, Jerrold Tarog Cinematography - Mackie Galvez Production Design - Ericson Navarro Music - Jerrold Tarog Sound Design - Roger TJ Ladro Editor - Pats R.Ranyo (image source URL from PEP) Jerrold Tarog and Lovi Poe SANA DATI is a beautifully weaved story about love, the choices we make, letting go and so much more. I never saw any trailer of this film, but when my friend and neighbor, Jean Reyes(Tarog's classmate in UPLB), invited me to watch a Cinemalaya Directors' Showcase entry in Greenbelt 3 last night(July 31, 2013), but did not know the title of the film(she just found out that this was megged by Tarog when we were already inside the cinema), I sil…
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After watching this film I couldn't stop crying. Mostly, because of tears of joy, but it was also because I could empathize and sympathize with the plight of the Beam family.
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