Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Why I love the movies # 3

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

Do not watch this epic scene if you have not watched Invasion of the Body Snatches 1978.
Both Veronica Cartwright ( am a fan!) and Donald Sutherland were marvelous in this scene .. I gotta watch this film again to see if it ages well

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why I love the movies # 2

Let me start by saying I got this idea from my fav movie website Joblo ..so this is not an original idea for a blog post and I don't care...but credit must be given.
So # 2 is one of my childhood fav , Goonies .. am a BIG fan of Chunk and Data and recently I bought a Data figurine ..it was hard to choose from the 4 Goonies but Data won in the end...however Chunk still won by having the best scene in The Goonies.

Data beside The Predator

I normally love to imitate scenes from my favorite movies but I dare not imitate this ... enjoy


Monday, July 14, 2014

Why I love the Movies #1

Am in a bad spot recently , felt so annoyed bout lot of stuff and a good friend suggested to update the blog cause she spots tumbleweeds in it :P ...so here I am back again.

Not gonna be writing any reviews just posting as often as I can bout why I love the movies.
Wanted the first entry to be bout my fav comic movie but earlier I read bout Monty Python and the Holy Grail and automatically brought me to this scene .. I remember laughing at the scene out loud with a bunch of friends...till this day...sometimes I used the same expression and line "I don't know that!  - bridge of death dude...so here Enjoy! I know I just did..AGAIN!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

X-Men Days of Future Past - "Storm ...Scott ...Jean... remember these names"

Mr Singer ...you did good
tq mix fm .. I really really want this
I had my doubts bout DOFP, I really did .. specially when I saw what Quicksilver looked like. But I stayed calm ... did not join in the "Singer will kill the X-Men franchise" in the FB group I joined...cause hey ..Mr Singer did direct the still great X2 ..which I still consider one of the best comic book flick ever.

And it paid off, DOFP is an awesome flick! I love it... Mr Singer came swooping in and clean up the mess that was made in X-Men Last Stand ...and I tell you he really did fix it! But first lets go to the characters, cause one main reason I love X-men and comic book flicks is cause of the characters...

Prof X Young : McAvoy did great! ...he was the main star in this flick. I've once said Patrick Stewart is born to play Prof X ...well now ...dude can pass the torch cause McAvoy ruled! I also liked that Prof X is put in a spotlight more this time around cause really people nowadays fail to realize that X-Men is Prof X...w/o prof there is no X-men ...even the comics Prof X is rarely mentioned before he was killed off 2 years back during Avengers vs X-men stint....yes Prof X is dead (again!) in the comics

Prof X Old : Hey I love Patrick Stewart as Prof X, he can do wrong in my opinion .. his best scene was his interaction with young Prof ...watch out for that scene cause I teared up a bit during that scene..eh!

Magneto Young : He was menacing! Now that's the Magneto we come to love

Magneto Old : He did not do much this time around but every screen time he had counts

Wolverine : Wolverine is still Wolverine nuff said

Mystique : wow oh wow ... they really gave her a lot to do...to tell you the truth in the comics I never really liked Mystique, specially during my the early years I collected comic...I find her lame. But she has grown A LOT both in comics and movies. I loved Rebecca Romijn  as Mystique and thought Jen Law was just too cute to play Mystique ..but my my how I have changed my mind now. It'll be perfect if god can combine Ms Romijn good looks and Jen Laws acting capability to play Mystique..hehe

Beast : He's less fluffy looking now! yay!

Storm : She did not do much this time around ...YES! now go recast her for the next movie.

Kitty : Kitty now has something like a time traveling powers, whoopeedo. This is one of the things that I did not like about DOFP , Kitty's sudden emergence of time traveling powers. What's that got to do with her phasing powers? It'll be easier to just bring in Illyana a teleporter AND time traveler AND sorceress to do that mambo jumbo stuff...oh well you can't win em all. Oh but Ellen Page did good as Kitty.

Trask : Singer should have focus on Trask a bit more. Dinklage is a great actor and can really play a pissed off dude whenever he gets the chance ( ref the last weeks ep of Game of Thrones)

Iceman : he was there ..that's it

Colossus : eh dude is so stiff but whatever

Blink! : I love you Blink! I was always intrigue with this character since I saw her in 1994 and when I started reading Exiles I was impressed with this lady. She has an interesting power and look in the comics which conveyed really really well to the big screen. And how Singer used the character's power was impressive! very well thought out (I guess that's why they didn't use Ilyana for the time traveling thingy)
Illyana Rasputin aka Magik

Quicksilver : The look aside, Quicksilver was aweeeeeeeesome. I was skeptic at first but after watching DOFP, I was glad to be proven wrong. Dude even had one of the best scene in the flick, watch out for his scene (and again this shows how Singer really know how to use his mutant characters)

Bishop : He did okay, when they showcase his powers...that was cool...other than that...he's barely memorable

Sunspot + Warpath : both are actually the power house of their own respective team (New Mutants and X-Force) and not my favs in the comics ..so I didn't give em much thought. Oh but Warpath looks was really spot on with the X-Force costume he had.

Stryker : Was ok

Havok + Ink + Toad + Some Mutant : Kinda sad Havok wasn't showcased much in this flick but as long as he's there I'm ok I guess (Havok is one of my fav btw) as for Ink .. cool but Toad ...yeeeshhh bring back Ray Park! oh another thing ...chronology wise ..it does not make sense how Toad is in this flick. As for the other mutant...who the heck is that?!!!? I'm still confuse on that one.


Now back to the movie, again Mr Singer did good! He used most of the characters correctly as he did in X-Men and X2 it all seems well thought out, specially Blink's (LOVE YOU) character during the fight. That was really well coordinated.

Singer also brought back the importance of having Prof X around. Logan at one point said to young Prof X to promise that he will keep on creating the X-men whatever the outcome of their impending fight. "Storm ...Scott....Jean...remember these names" ...and yes I shed another tear then...damnit!

Which brings me to the next item I love bout the flick...the monologues..the speech of hope ..they were really well written..some are simple...like that "Storm..Scott..." plea from Wolverine ..but it strike a nerve to this one X-fan here.

And then there's the ending...I really really thank Mr Singer for that excellent ending which made me wanna jump out of my chair twice! screaming like a schoolgirl ...there is justice after all...

So yeah...go ahead people..I urge you...watch it, it a good one ... 9/10
p/s : I saw this flick twice! back to back (no joke)

THANK YOU for coming back and saving the franchise

Scenes to look out for

*anything with Blink
*young Prof X and old Prof X exchange
*Quicksilver freeing Magneto
*near the end
*after credit scene (you have to wait until the credit ends unfortunately)
*cameos from other medium :)

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Top 4 Actress Entrance - TDC Blogathon: Mt. Rushmore Of Movies

Okay truth , I do not know what this is about..but I saw this on one of my fav kinda daily visit blog by Asrap ..and I'm game, since I don't wanna work now (who can blame me, it's Friday..Friday..gotta get down on Friday!..eh?) I'm just gonna quote what Sir Asrap state from his blog "M. Brown of Two Dollar Cinema has come up with his first ever blogathon, titled 'Mt. Rushmore Of Movies'. To put it simply, it is in honor of President's Day and in order to participate, all you have to is choose the top 4 of anything cinematic and explain why it should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. " ..thanks bro

So I have chosen Top 4 Actress Entrance ..simply cause, recently a friend of mine ( a girl ) was promoted to full time AND a manager. To congratulate her I texted then told her to make an entrance and also gave her few slow-motion memorable entrance clip by an actress in film. You know the kind of entrance that seem to stop time and everyone around just focus on 1 girl...so yeah..here goes!


4. Phoebe Cates - Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Hmmm Phoebe ~~~~~~~~ the only thing I remembered from this movie was this scene! yeah believe that...I wasn't really into it (or maybe I should watch it again) but when I saw Phoebe came out from the pool all glorious..in slow-mo ..BAM embedded in me head forever. Phoebe Cates is a cutie ..I liked her before this from Gremlins..and learning that she had this scene in her resume..I had to see it..now you.. :P (this is the tame version btw)

 

3. Jennifer Love Hewitt- Can't Hardly Wait


Who can forget THAT Jen Love scene from Can't Hardly Wait..she comes in, stops..looks around...hair blowing..all in slow motion..perfection! Even though I was obsess bout SMG (still am) during this time..I found Jen Love drop dead gorgeous + she has great assets talent. (the blue tank top + blue skirt helped too) ..side note: I really gotta watch back this flick.

Oh I can't find a clip of her entrance in this flick so enjoy the next best thing, from Not Another Teen Movie ( I secretly dig this movie..sue me) ..here's Lacey Chabet (equally hot) playing Jen Love in Can't Hardly Wait ...Hilarious!


2. Mia Kirshner - Not Another Teen Movie

Speaking of which..here's Mia Kirshner in Not Another Teen Movie...when she came out...woaaaaaaaaaaahhh smoking! This is the first time I heard of Mia Kirshner ..and after that..yeah I did not see much of her movies ..(I tried Black Dahlia..I really did) but whenever I hear or saw the name Mia Kirshner..yep this scene comes to mind


1. Rachael Leigh Cook - She's All That

Ya ya I know a chic flick...but seriously..people in my age range would definitely remember this scene...and love it...come on admit it! I don't really dig RLC and her makeover wasn't really that..MIND-BLOWING..but there's something bout this reveal scene that made it amazing..probably is the way she comes down the stairs and slowly looking up..she really looked..innocent and pretty! ..oh and the addition of that Kiss Me song playing in the BG helped a lot. I bet many ladies wanted this sort of moment in their life..betul tak betul tak!




honorable mentions : 

Shannon Elizabeth from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Sandra Bullock from Miss Congeniality 
Rachael McAdams from Mean Girls (though she was actually carried in rather than walking in)

"Evil takes a human form in Regina George" ..LOL

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ramblings of a mad X-Men fan

Decided to not do work today, boss ain't around so why not...right?

Early this week, Monday to be exact was a holiday..I actually thought it was Memorial Day, turns out it's Presidents Day..whoops my bad ( you'll know why later) So I decided to occupy myself with TV series that some I've been behind with and watch some flicks.

In the evening I decided to watch my least watched X-Men flick, which was The Last Stand. If you've been following my blog from the beginning, I've actually said the movie was so-kay.. but as time pass and with some inputs by X-fans and one of my friends who is a Marvel fan...I ended up hating the flick...A LOT! ...I went on a Twitter Rant the whole movie.,,observe

Yea ..see there, I actually wrote Happy Memorial Day..whoops!


Okay I know ef you is kinda uncalled for, but me ANGRY




I did not continue with First Class nor Wolverine Origins..maybe one day before DOFP is scheduled to premier here. I do think DOFP would be at least good, cause it's Mr Singer behind the chair (thank god) but I do have my doubts specially when they made Wolverine the x-chap who went back in time instead of Kitty and also ..AND especially when I saw what Quicksilver looks like, dear god. And my friend did point out that it's kinda risky to add a whole lot of mutants in 1 flick..cause..well..look at The Last Stand...a lot of mutants but really there wasn't much depth to their character (plus the fact they change a lot of their personality..why Psylocke why! ). The new addition though does look good...Warpath - Blink - Bishop look is acceptable , I'm especially excited to see em fighting Sentinels in the flick..oh man..May can't come any sooner. Well until Joss Whedon decides to dabble with X-Men franchise..make my MARVEL!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Best of 2013 : Part 2 10 - 1

God was so busy, ok let's finish this

10. This Is The End
I wrote early last year I was gonna enjoy The World's End  more, I did not. This is The End was the better funny apocalyptic flick. TITE is stupid but fun stupid, the kind of flick I enjoyed. It spots a great cast too..apparently playing themselves ( douche Hollywood celebs )

Best Scene : Jonah Hill possessed, funny shit


9. Now You See Me
I love this flick, I love the whole cast, I love the storyline, I love that it kept me guessing bout the twist, I love the magic trick, I love the heist, I love that one scene was shot in Paris in which I recently went (brought back memories) ..love love love

Best Scene : the first heist or big magic show was hella fun...so was the second

8. Hunger Games : Catching Fire
I never got into the first Hunger Games, probably cause I was a big fan of Battle Royale and thought the flick was sorta like a tone down version of BR. But the second one was so so much better. It proves that the flicks is not just about the games, but so much more. Also it's so not another Twilight wanna be flick which is a relief. I also love that Effie was give more to do this time, I like her.

Best Scene : The big reveal of the Mocking Jay dress..hot!


7. Prisoners
 
Woah, this one was edgy. A flick so intense you gotta see it to the end (even though it like a 2 hr plus flick) . This flick kept me guessing the whole way. Hugh Jackman gave a wonderful performance as the distraught father. I wonder why this flick didn't get any award nom, it deserves something.

Best Scene : The big reveal..yum

6. The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug
Like Hunger Games, I love the 2nd installation of the franchise so so much better. The Hobbit was okay but kinda dull, now Desolation .. now that's an adventure flick! The kinds we love from the 80s like Willow and others. Plus the Dragon..yo!

Best Scene : The Barrel scene..fun! and well coordinated fight sequence

5. Star Trek Into the Darkness
I don't get the hate some people have towards the flick. But I love it, granted the 1st flick is better, Into the Darkness was still good. Khan (oh u know by now it's Khan!) was a great villain. A one man army sort of villain .. that's rare .. normally the hero is the one man army.

Best scene : Khaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Gravity
Oh finally a flick I like that is nominated. Gravity is good, not a lot of people love this sort of 1 person flick. My colleague hated this one, I was left confused. I thought it was compelling flick about survival. And the scenery..yo beautiful! And Ms Sandy? Great acting!

Best Scene : Sandra in a fetal position ..beautiful

3. Frozen
Do you wanna build a snow man~~. I love this flick. It's simple and yet there are a few plotlines that made you gasp. Well I did at least. Plus the songs! so uplifting (Let it Go) so sweet yet sad ( Do you wanna built a snowman) it's like what Disney movie used to be, great songs that fit the moment. Do tell how many recent 201-ish cartoon flicks that generated good songs? Epic? Hell no! Monster University? pfft! none of it. This movie I love, it made me all mushy and sweet..eh? p/s : elsa hot!

Best Scene : Do you wanna built a snowman scene was a win for me, I was all awww the whole way...the thought of a lil kid playing alone kinda gets to me.


2. You're Next
HAH! managed to watch this in the nick of time. It was suppose to come out in MY but till now it never did. I heard lots of good stuff bout this and after watching it, yes it delivers. It delivered the gore, the excitement, the chase, the exciting cat and mouse games between the killer(s) and victims. What stood out for me is that the victims are a family, a large one. Which made it harder to stomach cause you know there is a definite bond there. However being the horror fan that I am, I saw the ending coming a mile away...but it's still a good flick though..trust me.

Best Scene : it involves a running girl and a wire, go figure.

1. The Conjuring
No surprise this is gonna be # 1 right? But if you look at the history, horror flicks rarely made it into #1 in my list, for a horror fan..that's kinda weird right? Anyway, The Conjuring totally blew me away..I came in expected to be scared and I got scared! Recently I saw this movie at my sis's and even she said she hasn't been this scared since Evil Dead. I'd say my sister could be right, the flick really felt like those old haunted house horror flicks which scared you as a kid. Plus the additional information that this is based on actually event (but really overly sensationalized) kinda make your skin crawl when thinking bout it. Plus with the good cast (really good cast) and a solid story made this flick a gem to me.

Best Scene : My favorite moment gotta be the scene when Christine (tomboy-ish hair, acted in White House Down) first encounter with the entity ..I was spooked, we didn't see anything but the sheer terror in the kid's eye sold me, would like to also add that when Lily Tomlin was possessed (whoops spoiler) scene was a WIN!

that's it, phew! -n-