Sunday, July 31, 2005

Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Annabella Sciorra

"After life there is more. The end is just the beginning"

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Flipping channels after below mentioned crappy movie [Avenging Angelo], I came across this film. It shows there is life after death. That soul mates still find each other even if one is in heaven and the other one is doomed in hell. Beautiful, bright colors, great cinematography!
Good acting from Robin Williams.
I cried when he told his wife (Annabella Sciorra):

"Thank you for every kindness. Thank you for our children. For the first time I saw them. Thank you for being someone I was always proud to be with. For your guts, for your sweetness. For how you always looked, for how I always wanted to touch you. God, you were my life. I apologize for everytime I ever failed you. Especially this one..."

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn

"Her life is his job"

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A spoiled wife's husband cheated on her, her seven year old son is at a boarding school and she doesn't know her real father is a Mafia boss. Throw in a bodyguard, portrayed by a wooden Stallone, who worships her and you have one crappy movie. But I needed something to occupy my Sabado nights.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Maggie Gylenhaal, Glenn Close, Bruno Lastra, Nelson Lee

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An original HBO film which features 2 interrogations. One of an Arab guy detained in New York City. The other that of an American woman held in China. Both of them are subject to exactly the same tactics and same questions but in different contexts. Very interesting indeed! Terrorism in whatever form is a very sensitive issue to portray in films.
This one succeeded!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Daniel Auteuil, Firmine Richard

"Right place at the right time"

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TV 5

The owner of a milk producing company is clueless. He isn't aware of the machinations of his employees, nor know his wife is having an affair. His company is sued when people are hospitalized from drinking contaminated milk. Juliette is the only person who can help him. She is the African cleaning lady who is privy to everything! Since she tidies up the office, every night.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Gerard Rinaldi, Carole Richert. Romain Larue

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TV 5

To celebrate Louis' 50th birthday, his young wife surprises him the weekend before his actual natal day. All 3 of his older children and his ex-wife are present. It turns out he has a few surprises of his own which rattles his entire family. Typical dysfunctional family whose secrets are unraveled during that weekend.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Zabou

"Things can only get better"

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Things take a turn for the worse when a guy loses his job then his wife leaves him. When he turns to his family for support - they don't really care. They have their own troubles! Only person to care is a homeless bum he met on the street. A French movie circa 1992. Good acting!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Morgane Cabot, Sabrina Ouazani, Lucie de Saint Thibault, Adriana Karembeu, Gerard Jugnot

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TV 5

3 teenagers hunt down Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis who are vacationing somewhere in Corsica. They need him to champion the cause of young Algerian women who are forced to marry old men in their villages. Yes, Johnny Depp! But he doesn't even make a cameo appearance. Their adventures along the way and the characters they encounter make the movie interesting.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins

"This summer the war on earth won't be started by humans"

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Cinema 10, Robinson's Galleria

Something not quite right about this film. Nope it wasn't Tom Cruise! But anyways highly implausible scenario but it wasn't that bad either. Just blah!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LeBeouf

"Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him."

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I ran out of VCDs to borrow from the shop so I said ok why not? But ugh demons, angels, fiery hell - no thanks not my idea of fun. Horrifying!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The voices of:
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson

"Save the Day!"

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Half way through this animation I fell asleep (because it was already past 3 am). But it was worth the P25 I paid for the rental - it was hilarious

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Derek Jacobi

"Chaos, unearthed"

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A priest is ordered by the Vatican to go to Jerusalem. He needs to debunk the theory that the body found in the crypt is that of Jesus Christ. In essence it would mean HE didn't resurrect on the 3rd day after his death. Thank God it was only a movie!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Voices of:
Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger, Robert de Niro, Martin Scorcese, Jack Black

"Behind every little fish is a great lie."

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Saturday, July 9, 2005

[Queens for a day]

Karin Viard, Helene Fillieres, Victor Lanoux, Gilbert Mekhi

"Il ya des jours comme ca ou rien ne va"

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An ensemble cast of Parisians living life as they know it. Their interactions, their careers, their fears and their daily existence. A realistic story about life in Paris!

Friday, July 8, 2005


Valentina Varela, Jean Pierre Cassel, Eric Ruf

Eric Ruf & Valentina Varela on the roof

TV 5

A single woman inherits a house from her dead uncle. The present inhabitants of the house are 3 very endearing characters of the third sex. Quite amusing as they try to match her with the mason/contractor who was hired to renovate the house.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig

"Life was too small to contain her ..."

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Dark tale about the tragic life of talented poet, Sylvia Platt. Sadly, it didn't delve more into her persona.

Monday, July 4, 2005

Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes

"She met the perfect man. Then she met his mother."

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Edsa Shangri-la, Cinema 3

No heavy plot to figure out, it was simply entertaining. Light hearted comedy, so so acting from Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan. Jane Fonda in all her diva glory has such a strong presence on screen as always.

Sunday, July 3, 2005

Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Rose Bryne, Matthew Lillard

"Passion never dies"

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This one was pretty haunting with a wicked twist. The games people play when love enters the equation. Based after a French movie, L'Appartement, which I heard had a darker theme and a different ending, this film just got me thinking a lot about my past relationships. No closure, people just fading away from my life, no explanation, no clear answers to endless questions. But such is life!


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