Monday, November 8, 2010

The Mistress of Spices (2005)

3 words: spicy and charming! Try its seduction....a 6 1/2

Population 436 (2006)

Honestly not bad, me just likey the ending!! :)

A 8!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

I thought this movie was just "blah".

Wasn't horrible, wasn't awesome, just middle-of-the-road.

This being a Tim Burton movie, I was expecting dark. The movie is just, well, relatively dark grey.

Even though this is a sequel to the original Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, which is a neat way of casting an older actress for Alice, the storyline is pretty much the same the first half, since Alice doesn't remember being in Underland (apparently she misheard it first time around) and has to go through most of everything again. Journey of rediscovery, perhaps?

The characters are the highlight of the film, even though Johnny Depp's recycling Willy Wonka with an English accent and shocking red hair. The Futterwacken dance when everything's won was, um, loopy. And not in a good way. Crispin Glover was underutilized, as with every movie he's been in (except for Willard, which would've been boring for me if it weren't for him), and more Knave of Hearts would've been fantastic.

The few final scenes where she tells her family and the rest of English society that she wants to make her own destiny was clichéd and... so '90's. It felt forced and out-of-place, since this is a Tim Burton movie after all.

6/10. Watch it for Underland, for the landscape and its inhabitants. No one really cares about Alice.

Oh, side note: Danny Elfman can do no wrong.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

its a nice movie to enjoy only when you have nothing to do . bottom line, not too bad thou. A 5 should be good.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

I liked Iron Man 2. 

[This is quite overdue, by the way. So, SPOILERS!]

The storyline isn't as plain and simple as the first movie, which is a bit like Batman Begins except funny enough to make me not hate it. Overcrowding and some unnecessary inclusions (yes, Scarlett Johansson looks superhot in black leather/latex, but minor role S.H.I.E.L.D. agent? Come on) in the plotline aside, it's still a fun movie, the main highlight being the racetrack sequence a half hour into the film, where  Whiplash/Crimson Dynamo amalgamation Mickey Rourke was introduced in his arc-reactor-powered glory.

Oh, and don't forget all those minute details that lead up to the main movie event of 2012-3: the Avengers movie. Though admittedly, the final scene after the end-credits wasn't as cool and history-making as the one in the first film.

Anyway, the race scene brings me to the downside of the film: the final fight scene.

It's a whole lot more disappointing compared to the one in the first movie (between Warmonger and Iron Man), because Mickey Rourke was a totally freaking bad-ass villain. And he didn't deserve to go down after ONE MINUTE OF FIGHTING. ONE BLOODY MINUTE.

While Warmonger got seven.

That aside, Robert Downey Jr. is awesome, as usual, and everyone else does a stand-up job. Not to hate on Don Cheadle, but I miss Terrence Howard. Originals are always better, and I hate it when they replace actors in a series.

[Rampant Rumor: Howard was paid more than Downey in the first movie. O.o]

Lousy anti-climactic fight scene and plotholes aside, I loved the movie. Even Garry Shandling, whom I found funny for once, and was reminded of when he hosted the Emmys some 10 years ago.

7/10. I would've watched it again on my office's Movie Night if I weren't so swamped with work at the time.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Observe and Report (2009)

Another Miss Faris film gone bad...Other than the pervert, this film is a definate 4..

Jennifer's Body (2009)

Not too bad for a cult thriller flick...and the plus side: Miss Fox is extremelly smoking hot!

A 6...

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Nothing much....just another Alice movie...and the fact that Mr Depp is in...makes yet another "good-looking aka extra heavy make up guy"...Really do miss his real self after 21 Jump Street..

a typical balance film...ill say a 5.5..

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Captain America!

It's official, Chris Evans is now Captain America.

Reports say that his deal was finalized over the weekend, and with Hugo Weaving playing Red Skull, the ol' Cap'n's movie has moved up higher on my must-watch list, even though I know absolutely jack about Captain America.

This being Marvel property as well, I'm guessing that if the Fantastic Four do eventually make a cameo, it'll probably be "gritty reboot" versions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The House Bunny (2008)

get the message: moral values it potrays, but making blondes ALWAYS looks dumb. Feat the talented, Miss McPhee from American Idol.

basicly, a hot chick flick, 5 would do.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rumor round-up!

Well, I'm guessing y'all heard about the Spider-man reboot? Just a recap, the casting and director slots are now open considering that original director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire backed out of production, taking EVERYONE ELSE with them.

Rumors are flying that the REAL reason why Raimi and Co. quit was because of, get this: Avatar. Apparently, Raimi was blown away after watching the furriesAvatar and wanted A LOT OF CGI for Spidey 4, which would've made the already overdue film overbudget, and that's why he and the studio parted ways.
Aside from that, the big question now is, who will be playing the new Peter Parker?
(who's supposed to be in his teenage years since they're gonna milk this franchise for even MORE than its worth)

See him brood. As if Twilight fans need to eff the world up more.

In this article from EW, other names include Zac Efron, Daniel Radcliffe, Shia LaBeouf and even Jaden Smith. Out of the whole bunch, Shia LaBeouf would be the only one I'd pay to see, or even waste two hours (-plus, depending on film's running time) on, and that's saying a lot.

[And besides, the "nununununu" always makes me laugh.]

Other news during the week / period:
  • Blake Lively is now Love Interest, and Peter Sarsgaard in talks to play Dr Hector Hammond, a villain, in Green Lantern. We still don't know who's gonna play Sinestro (who eventually turns to the Dark Side, but only probably at the end of the movie), though Jackie Earle Haley is still in the running. Sherlock Holmes' Mark Strong is also being mentioned here and there, and though I'm rooting for RorschachHaley, between the two, Strong has the height. Whatever happened to Hugo Weaving? His name kinda dropped off the minute Haley's showed up.
  • Transformers 3 to start filming soon, and THEY HAVE NO SCRIPT! Word also on the street is that the third movie will have less robots and more storyline, which I guess means that it'd be a bit like the first movie. I think I'm one of the rare people that enjoyed Transformers 2, and I'm a hesitant about Movie Trés, as whenever I enjoy the sequel, the threequel will suck so much ass that it annihilates the entire trilogy (see Spider-man, The Matrix, The Mummy, Terminator, etc.). Director Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg is also at odds about whether to film in 3-D (apparently Spielberg L-O-V-E-D Avatar), but I really don't care about that since first time is always 2-D for me.
Other than the above, nothing could really beat Spider-man 4's news, so that's about it from me. I hope to see Legion this weekend, so expect a review up sometime next week! :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Spider-man, no more..."


Following news about scripting problems and halting production, yesterday Paramount announced that Thor's release date has been pushed into Spider-man 4's slot of May 11th, 2011, from its original of May 20th. Today, MTV reported that Spider-man 4 will be a REBOOT!

What a lousy way to (relatively) start off the New Year. Sorry for not updating, folks; been absolutely swamped.

Director Sam Raimi has backed out, citing his inability to meet the studio's release date deadline of 2011, and so has main star Tobey Maguire. The rest of the main cast is also expected to NOT return.

As the fourth film will supposedly have a storyline about Peter Parker during his early days of having 'great power', i.e. in high school, it looks like it will be a prequel.

[So, following DC now, are we?]

Currently, release date has been pushed to Summer 2012. Looks like Spidey won't be having a guest spot in The Avengers.

Granted, the third movie sucked, but that's no reason to restart the entire franchise. And if the cause of the scripting issues are true as reported (Raimi wants the Vulture, studio doesn't), the studio would've been worrying about nothing, as Raimi wanted John Malkovich to play the Vulture.

That's right. John. Fricken'. Malkovich.

Over the past few days, Malkovich kinda confirmed his involvement as the Vulture in the movie, but with this recent bit of news, I'm not so sure anymore.

But screw all that, who's gonna play J. Jonah Jameson now?!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Spidey 4 production halted indefinitely!

Variety reports that production will not start as scheduled in February, and contrary to what Sony initially had denied, there are some problems with the script.

Seems that director Sam Raimi is adamant about having the Vulture as main baddie this time around. There is no word on whether the release date (slated May 6th, 2011) is moved, but it's gonna be a close one if there isn't any change.