Wednesday, August 29, 2012

50 Shades of Sickening

When I first heard that these atrocious books were being turned into films, I literally allowed my jaw to hang in shock, classless as that may be. While I tend to veer away from topics centered on the 50 Shades series, I couldn't help but watch this viral fan made trailer that has found itself 50 times posted on my facebook dashboard. I shiver in disgust.

I seriously can't begin to fathom what kind of twisted person comes up with crap like this, but oh well, I guess to each their own. Some people like to eat their nutella on bread, some like to get beaten up while doing the dirty dirty. Bygones.

And if you're feeling masochistic, as apparently was I, (no pun intended, and not in the way the little protagonist is) there's more on youtube. Honestly, I don't know why I even clicked. I guess resistance is futile with these ubiquitous trailers floating around cyberspace.

Monday, August 27, 2012

I do bidoo

Uhm, a movie musical featuring the songs of Apo Hiking Society? I'll see you in theaters!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


If anyone wanted to gift me with a book....

LOL (2012)

Maybe it's because I've seen and loved the hugely popular original French film from which this was remade, and so I found this version of LOL quite bland. Demi Moore, even more beautiful at this age, glows next to Miley Cyrus, who plays her teenage daughter -- which, while possible, shouldn't be the case. What should've been an eye opener for mothers and daughters instead becomes just another angry teenage movie.

An authentic story that perfectly captures coming of age in today's digital world, LOL is a remake of the hugely popular 2008 French film LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Starting a new year of high school, Lola (Miley Cyrus), (or "Lol," as her friends call her), works to find the right balance between family, school, friends and romance. Broken-hearted by her ex, Lol's world is soon turned upside down when she is surprised to find her best friend, Kyle (Douglas Booth), a musician in an up and coming rock band, could possibly be the love of her life. In her quest towards independence, self-identity and young adulthood, Lol discovers that while Facebook "status" is easy to change; true relationships are worth the effort.


How can ANYONE not like this film? Seriously! Since its release, I've watched it once a year as tradition, plus more times when I'm down and out and under the weather, which last week, right before my hectic work week, I found myself to be. Backed by a stellar supporting cast, Amy Adams took a brilliant turn in this iconic breakthrough that will resonate with Disney lovers! That beautiful head of red hair, those big blue doe eyes, and her ability to turn the most ridiculous to most charming is a treat for both the young and the young-at-heart. Riveting, funny, smart, and full of heart, Enchanted flew to the top of my all time favorites list.

Classic Disney animation meets contemporary urban chaos when a frightened princess is banished from her magical animated homeland to modern-day New York City in a romantic comedy penned by Bill Kelly (Blast from the Past), directed by Kevin Lima (Tarzan), and featuring music by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) lives in the blissful cartoon world of Andalasia, where magical beings frolic freely and musical interludes punctuate every interaction. Though Princess Giselle is currently engaged to be married to the handsome Prince Edward (James Marsden), her fate takes a turn for the worse when the villainous Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) banishes her to the unforgiving metropolis of New York City. As the cruelty of the big city soon begins to wear down the fairy-tale exterior of the once-carefree princess, the frightened Giselle soon finds herself falling for a friendly but flawed divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) whose kind compassion helps her to survive in this strange and dangerous new world.

Young People Fucking

I don't even know why I decided to watch this film. Ok, to be truthful, it's because I heard Callum Blue, aka Mr. Andrew Jacoby, Duke of Kenilworth, from the Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, is in it. I gave it a shot, figured it would maybe be an ok way to kill 2 hours. To say that I have no words would be an exaggeration as I can find it in myself to say that while it did have its funny moments, the experience overall was really quite... normal. It was neither exciting, nor was it completely boring. And, well, no one wants that. In sex (I think) or in films.

Director Martin Gero turns his knowing lens on five different archetypal relationships in a caustic romantic comedy highlighting the amusing similarities and bizarre differences in human relationships. Sexually frustrated blonde Abby (Kristin Booth) is stuck in a domestic rut with her hyper sensitive boyfriend Andrew (Josh Dean); will the pair be able to smooth things out or could it be that their relationship was actually doomed from the very beginning? Yet while folks like Abby and Andrew are currently locked in to relationships, others like longtime friends Matt (Aaron Abrams) and Kristen (Carly Pope) just got out of them. Perhaps a quick round of casual sex between old friends is just the thing to help both friends move beyond their pains of their past. Meanwhile, recently broken-up couple Mia (Sonja Bennett) and Eric (ohn Cooke) are attempting to bury the past by going out on one post-mortem date, and British ladies man is out on his very first date with the pretty, and much younger, Jamie (Diora Baird). But not all relationships are as simple as one man and one woman, because energetic Gord (Ennis Esme), his ill-humored roommate Dave (Peter Oldring), and Gord's beautiful girlfriend Inez (Natalie Lisinska) somehow find their relationship growing increasingly unconventional.

21 Jump Street

It took me way too long to watch this, mainly because I've been finding movies from this genre so boring lately. HOWEVER, I gotta hand it to these 2, they are stomp-your-feet-while-simultaneously-bang-your-fist-on-the-table funny. A bromance film of the tallest order, Channing Tatum's burly man act is the perfect complement to Jonah Hill's geeky persona. And while the acting can, at times, be grating, the consistent hilarity and spot on comedic chemistry of the two is quite rewarding.

In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Manila, let's rebuild. Let us help our brothers, sisters, friends, and selves. Let us pick ourselves up. Good morning.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In Times Of Need

Please take note of these emergency numbers, and share with everyone!


NDRRMC (Disaster): +6329111406 +6339122665 +6339125668
PNP: 632117 or send TXT PNP to 2920
MMDA: 632136
BUREAU OF FIRE: +6327295166 +6324105624 +6324318859
PAGASA: +6324338526
DOTC: 7890 09188848484
DPWH: +6323043713
RED CROSS: +632143 +6329111876
NLEX: +63235000
SCTEX: +639209672839
SLEX: +6329088807539
SKYWAY: +6327767777

PETA: 817-5292


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