Thursday, May 26, 2005

STAR WARS 3: REVENGE OF THE SITH
Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits

"The Saga is complete"

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Cinema 1, Edsa Shangri-la Plaza

Ok so I didn't fall asleep, simply because the whole movie house reverberated whenever a spaceship flew away. Or the buzzing sound of the sabers of the Jedis felt like a fly was buzzing in my ear. The encounters made my heart pound or maybe it was too much caffeine. But sure I enjoyed the movie if only for the fact that we finally know why Anakin turned to the dark side of the force. The gullible fool did it for love. And what did it get him? He lost Padme and all he had to show for it - A long black cape, black knee length boots and a mask that amplifies the fact that he is a heavy breather! Was it worth it? I don't think so!

Monday, May 23, 2005

LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter, Ron Livingstone, Kathy Bates

"Have you ever been tempted to look inside his ..."

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You have Brittany Murphy snooping into her boyfriend's Palm Pilot (the modern equivalent of the little black book) to discover he still keeps all his ex-gfs pictures and contact numbers in it. She was urged on by her friend/colleague and it unveils a whole lot of details which the poor girl never knew before. Hmmm first of all I would NEVER snoop into my partner's possessions like cellphone & PDAs. It would be a violation of his privacy. I would trust him enough to tell me only what I need to know. Having said done, how else would the poor girl discover the secrets he kept from her? Oh well it turned out to be a ploy to make a TV show score up ratings. Gosh I was horrified how it all unveiled towards the ending. But ok it wasn't such a good plot but good acting from Holly Hunter, Brittany Murphy & Kathy Bates.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Kara Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

"Mishaps. Mayhem. Misadventures. Oh joy."
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I never read the book and only heard of it when it was shown on the big screen. Certainly a role that fits Jim Carrey perfectly well. The 3 children are good, you get to really emphatize with their misery. Their great (mis)adventures, meeting quirky characters along their journey and the set design is befitting the era it was supposed to convey. I loved it.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

TWISTED
Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

"Every murder has its mark"

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Ashley Judd in another of her dysfunctional victim roles. She gets good support from the other actors in this film, Samuel L. Jackson and David Strathairn. And surely it is always riveting to watch Andy Garcia essay any role. With a wide variety of characters, it was fun trying to predict which one was the killer. And yes I got it right yet again

Sunday, May 15, 2005

COLD CREEK MANOR
Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff

"The perfect place hides the perfect crime"

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Sharon Stone, Dennis Quaid, Stephen Dorf couldn't save this lousy plot. I thought it was another ghost haunting new tenants movie but it wasn't. The thing with movies like these is I end up talking to the screen and tell them to move back to wherever they came from. If something weird happens when you live in a new house then certainly you wont stay around much longer, would you? But sure I know it's not that easy!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

LAWS OF ATTRACTION
Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Frances Fisher

"Getting married is a great way to fall in love"

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I caught this on Star Movies. I liked the chemistry between Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. Funny, witty delight to watch them spar against each other in this courtroom comedy. Yes, sure the plot could use some direction but it was still amusing.

Monday, May 9, 2005

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Ghassan Massoud

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Power Plant Cinema 2

I'm drawn towards historical epics which give us a sense of how life really was in the past. And this movie did not fail me in that aspect. I was lucky enough to visit Jerusalem as well the Kerak castle in Jordan, so it was fascinating to watch the Crusades portrayed so realistically. Never mind that Orlando Bloom still comes across as a weakling (due in part to his sissy portrayal in "Troy") the other actors like Jeremy Irons, Liam Nesson and Ghassan Massoud (Salahadin) ably sustained the movie.

Sunday, May 8, 2005

GODSEND
Greg Kinnear, Robert de Niro, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Cameron Bright

"When a miracle becomes a nightmare, evil is born."


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Now this seriously scared me a lot and I guess it didn't help that I watched it at 2 in the morning. A couple who lost their son in an accident decides to have him cloned. The child comes back looking exactly as the original up to a certain point in his young life when he turns evil. Greg Kinnear and Robert de Niro contribute acting wise but it was the actor portraying the child who gave me goosebumps with his piercing demeanor. Good fright!

Saturday, May 7, 2005

INTO THE SUN
Steven Seagal, Matthew Davis, William Atherton

"Only one man can stop the Yakuza"


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Friday, May 6, 2005

WIMBLEDON
Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany

"She's the golden girl. He's the longshot. It's a match made in ..."

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005

NORMAL
Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson

"Love. Marriage. Acceptance. Sex change."


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