Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
New episodes next week!! Yay!! Damon Salvatore recaps The Vampire Diaries... :)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sucker Punch tells the story of a young woman in the 1950s, who was sent to an insane asylum by her stepdad in a bid to get her inheritance. At the asylum, she meets a bunch of characters who are willing to escape with her, before she gets lobotomized.
Emily Browning plays Baby Doll, the young woman in question. Her fragile mind coped with the harshness of her reality by turning the asylum into a dance hall that fronts for a brothel. When asked to dance, Baby Doll’s mind goes into a fantasy world where she (and her new friends) are fighting German zombie soldiers, dragons and mechanical killers.
Her asylum friends are played by Abbie Cornish (Sweet Pea), Jena Malone (Rocket), Jamie Chung (Amber) and Vanessa Hudgens (Blondie). Rounding up the cast are Carla Gugino as Dr Gorski and Oscar Isaac as Blue, the orderly who had a hand in Baby Doll’s lobotomy.
So basically we’re watching three layers of reality… the actual one where Baby Doll’s family life shattered and she was sent to the asylum, the second one where her mind copes with the harsh reality and turns the asylum into a dance club/brothel and the third reality where she is handy with a katana and handgun. But there would be times where you would not be sure which reality you're watching...
Yes, I loved it. As predicted. Right up my alley and Zack Snyder did not do a bad job with it. Just as he gave us the fun cock flick 300 starring Gerard Butler and his abs, he is giving us the female version of 300 with Sucker Punch. It's stylish and fun.
Anyway, since this is Snyder we’re talking about, the whole movie’s got the 300 vibe, definitely. Especially the slow-motion fighting bit. I don’t know… a lot of movies have done this, and I guess for me the slow-mo thing has been done to death. Wish it was just a straight up fight instead of the fast forward/slow motion combo… would’ve made this movie that much sweeter.
The opening sequence needs a shout out I think. It was done in complete silence, like the Hush episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was great and really sets up the mood for the rest of the movie.
By the way, Sucker Punch was beaten out by the second Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie at the box office. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if business will pick up in the following week.
For the full plot/storylines, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucker_Punch_(film)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
At first I was kinda against watching this movie at the cinemas... mostly coz Matt Damon's burned the bridge when it comes to playing the running type... yup, Bourne... seared into the mind already... but I did kinda like Emily Blunt, especially after her snappy assistant role in The Devil Wears Prada... but I stayed away still... until one fateful weekend when I found myself having the urge to have a movie marathon and there was nothing else on... oh, wait, it was either this one or Beastly... Teenage Beauty and the Beast or adult movie... no, not porn... but movies with adult actors...
So I went with The Adjustment Bureau... first of, the trailer did not really sold me on the movie... second, I loved this movie... it was not boring... or pretentious... or anything like that... and the chemistry between Damon and Blunt was just amazing...
The story is about Matt Damon's character who is running for the senate or something to that effect. He was not supposed to meet Emily Blunt's character but he did and that caused his character's path to stray from his intended path. That's where The Adjustment Bureau came in. They have to set him back to the path that he was supposed to be in. But he was having none of that, having fallen in love with her and went out of his way to make sure they are together. No matter how the bureau intervened.
Hmm, guess the bureau are angels? They work for the Chairman who is God apparently... but they did not get religious here at all, which is something I quite like... hehe...
I am so truly madly deeply in love with Emily Blunt... she's on her way to becoming one of my favorite working actresses today... the raw emotion... the subtle holding back... wow, she just blew my mind... plus, everything she said was charming and witty... kudos to the writers as well as her for delivering it nicely...
Matt Damon, as per usual, is quite good. I think he has been churning out good movies since Good Will Hunting...
However, the supporting characters were kinda bland and expressionless. But I guess that's how their characters are supposed to be yes?
Anyway, this movie exceeded my expectations and I came out from the cinema quite satisfied...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The fifth installment in the Fast & Furious series...
most of the actors from all the Fast/Furious movies are back...
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Top 12 performs!
James Durbin - http://www.rickey.org/?p=60468
Thia Megia - http://www.rickey.org/?p=60464