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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – It’s OK

    Posted on November 22nd, 2011 brenna No comments

    Oops. Did I say OK? I meant KO. As in Knocked Out dead during the movie. And not in a good way!

    This is the movie series that ultimately changed my perception of my once beloved and respected book series.

    Breaking Dawn

    Where do I start?

    Was it Kristen Stewart’s monotone voice? Or Robert Pattinson’s monotone facial expression that made him seem like he’s constipated? Was it Taylor Lautner’s unsuccessful try at crying? Or Jasper’s hilariously funny one-look facial expression?

    Way to go not channeling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with the last scene.

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  • Puss in Boots – A Review

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 brenna 2 comments

    In the solo movie of the famous Puss in Boots in the Shrek movie, Antonio Banderas voices the hit lead while Salma Hayek is Kitty and Zach Gilifianakis dubs Humpty Dumpty. In his own version of his story, the tale goes back from before he met Shrek and Princess Fiona and this time, he goes on his own adventure with Kitty and his former friend Humpty Dumpty to find the beans, Jack and Jill as well as the golden eggs.

    I had no problem with the voices, Banderas did a great job with his deep voice as Puss, however it was the story that I didn’t really like. I got bored along the story and practically tuned out in some parts of the story. The movie does offer a lot of family-friendly scenes and will definitely make an enjoyable watch for young kids. The drag of the story line is obvious somewhere in the middle and even going to the climax, like in explaining Puss and Humpty’s past, their witty bantering and comedic lines weren’t enough to keep the movie interesting.

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  • Movie Review: In Time

    Posted on November 10th, 2011 brenna No comments

    Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake in In Time

    Justin Timberlake stars in this thriller as Will Salas, the guy who had lived in the ghetto and has seen the horrors of living in the year 2161 where time is now money. People stop aging at 25 and after this, they only have a year to live in which they can negotiate their time to buy them stuff. In the modern day tale of Robin Hood combined with Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salas meets the gorgeous Sylvia Weis, who is acted by Amanda Seyfried, and together, they try to put the balance back to the time zone, by stealing time from the rich and distributing it to the poor. At the same time, the two in a partners-in-crime fashion run from the time-stealing mob boss played by Alex Pettyfer, Fortis and the Time Keeper, who acts as the equivalent of police in reality, played by Cillian Murphy.

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  • Patient X – Torture on Filipino Television?

    Posted on September 18th, 2011 brenna 2 comments

    The horror film directed by Yam Lanares, Patient X starring Richard Gutierez and Christine Reyes was shown again today on television. This isn’t the first time I was able to watch it on television.

    Patient X from Starmometer.com

     

    When I say torture – I don’t mean that it made a really bad impression for kids or showing torture or gore scenes on television.

    I mean it is TORTURE to watch such movie!

    I am sure that the director is talented and the cast must have some talent in themselves too because they are highly ranked celebrities in the Philippines.

    But the movie – gawd, I don’t know where to start.

    Maybe with the bad blood scenes? You can practically see that the blood was fake.

    The lightning and raining setting? WTF? I mean it! WHAT THE F&*%! May it be a cliche setting, the effects of the lightning and rain was so bad, it was so faaar from being the actual cliche setting.

    The antagonists – the “aswangs” or vampires consisted of just growling and wet hair. Seriously? I could growl better than that and I’m a girl!

    The supposed-gruesome scenes of cutting heads off – my gawd, what a terribly made scene! Very unrealistic, unbelievable and bad, bad effects.

    The plot is just passable and it won’t even count once you get into the movie. The movie is so badly made you lose interest in the first 15 minutes. You can tune in again at the end but you’ll be so irritated at how so not-scary it is, that you’ll end up turning it off and watch another lame episode of any other show instead.

    The actors, yes, they have face value. But really? Aside from that, the characters were also really badly played that you wonder if they knew it was going to be a bad movie in the beginning.

    Seriously, I don’t know why anyone would want the Filipino community to watch that movie – TWICE!

    The movie lacked any kind of horror feel, no actual action scene to get you screaming off your feet and better music. Come’on. I could do better scary sounds than that!

    My recommendation for Patient X – don’t watch. Unless you’re really bored and losing it or you want to laugh at some really bad movies, then Patient X is all yours. No rating for this movie from me.