All These Movies = Love is Complicated
They love each other, yes. But no matter how much they try to make everything work, the distance, the time, the people they meet changes them. And then they realize that the person they loved so much is merely a memory of the new person they know now.
Well at least that’s how I saw it.
I’m not saying that that is the ending or the summary of the whole film, it’s what I was able to get away from this simple yet wonderful film. Love is complicated, and change is constant, it just depends on how you adjust to all the changes. They may have grown and changed yes but it’s the way they react to these changes that dictates the story of their relationship.
This is basically the reason why I liked this film, it was true and honest and simple.
The acting was good, the direction was good, it was very organic which makes it more lovely to watch. But the winning crown for this film is the way that the story evolved.
No relationship is ever perfect. It’s always up to the two people involved to make it wonderful, or disastrous.
3.5 out of 5
Midnight in Pari’!!!
An extremely quirky and alluring and magically simple yet lovely movie.
I mean come on. Paris!
I loved that it really made me relate…being a person of the art, of the dreaming state is acceptable - you don’t need to succumb to the present’s norm and view on success and all that dramatic stuff. Living through creativity and art is a beautiful way to live.
It’s a feast for the eyes, which was expected for the whole thing was rooted out of art, artists, literature, creativity and legends.
It’s very real and organic even though it’s surrounded by a lot of magic and charm.
I can’t really explain anymore. It has wit, charm, romance and beauty and all that jazz.
Oh and Adrien Brody’s appearance as Dali was epic! The best part of this beautiful film. Oh! And Alison Pill as Zelda was extremely charming!
4 out of 5
After waiting so long for the right download! XD
Finally!! I was able to watch Delhi Belly!! An original English version copy! If this film was just shown in the cinemas in this country I would’ve definitely watched it by then, but no!! I have to wait for the perfect torrent to come out…and finally it did!! XD XD XD
So here’s what I can say about it:
It’s been a while since I last watched a Bollywood film, and by god this one was a breath of fresh air and a great comeback to watching Bollywood!! Another breath of fresh air coming from Aamir Khan (from Taare Zamen Par to Dhobi Ghat) the masterworker!…I love the authentic and traditional feel of Bollywood films, but it could get old, and that’s why this one’s rockin’!
The script was witty, funny, smart and incredibly entertaining. It was fast-paced with just the right amount of grossness and violence ans sex and romance and friendship maybe XD
The direction was fabulous, the look, the acting, even the dance numbers was awesome even though they don’t make any sense XD
It’s incredible! I cannot wait for Aamir’s next project to come out!!
4 out of 5
Will now finally watch DELHI BELLY (the English version)!!! Finally!!!! I’m so excited!!!!
Expect some GIFs coming!!!
Not Another Mental Institute Movie T.T
It’s been a while since my last review..and I decided to go back to it - upset.
So I watched this movie called The Ward. I’ve heard of it before and I never had any plans on watching it ‘cause everybody’s saying that it’s bad, but a friend of mine lend me a copy of the film so I thought that I might as well check it out for myself and see if it’s really bad.
It’s not really bad.
IT”S FUCKING BAD!
One, the characters are shallow, they were just there in the story, no growth or even a meaningful background or strong characterizations. Very vague characters.
Two, the whole story is cheesy and bland and there was not a single scary moment in the film, not even a slight surprise or whatever. The story’s as shallow as the characters.
Three, it was just weak all over - the effects, the story, the actors, the build-up, the look, the everything!
I’m a huge fan of horror flicks - I watch them while eating my dinner, and so I don’t get pleased easily, but even if I’m the kind of chick that gets scared easily for some stupid reason I think I would still hate this film.
Giving it a 0.5 out of 5
2 More Cinemalaya Films I’ll watch next week in UP
The Best Picture Winners!!
Cinemalaya 7: AMOK
Gripping. Touching. Riveting. Fantastic.
This is the first film off of this year’s Cinemalaya that I’ve watched. And it didn’t fail. It had all the reasons why I love watching Filipino Indie films.
It builds up on itself, making you attached or at least familiar to the characters, therefore making the ending more painful, and/or touching to witness. The performances was phenomenal with the vast number of theater performers and veteran screen actors involved. The story was simple but it was presented in a very human and unique way.
I don’t know how to praise this any more..but really it was beautiful and amazing.
I cried, I laughed, I got surprised, I felt a lot of things. It was very profound but it showcased this profoundness in a beautifully simple way.
The whole cinema applauded as the film ended. A wonderful viewing experience.
4.5 out of 5
Catch it at UP Cine Adarna on July 27 at 5pm if you haven’t seen it yet. Reserve tickets at 09272990318
Cinemalaya 7 Winners
Audience Choice - Patikul
Best Sound and Original Music Score - Diwa de Leon for Busong
Best Editing - Benjamin Tolentino for Isda
Best Production Design and Cinematography - Bisperas
Best Supporting Actor - Jaime Pebangco for Patikul
Best Supporting Actress - Julia Clarete for Bisperas
Best Actor - Bembol Roco for Isda
Best Actress - Racquel Villavicencio for Bisperas
Best Director - Auraeus Solito for Busong
>Best Picture - Bisperas
Audience Choice - Babae sa Septic Tank
Best Sound - Mike Idioma for Amok
Best Original Music Score - Christine Muco and Jema Pamintuan for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa
Best Editing - Lawrence Fajardo for Amok
Best Production Design - Laida Lima for Niño
Best Cinematography - Arvin Viola for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa
Best Screenplay - Chris Martinez for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
Best Supporting Actor - Art Acuna for Niño
Best Supporting Actress - Shamaine Buencamino for Niño
Best Actor - Edgar Allan Guzman for Ligo na U, Lapit na Me
Best Actress - Eugene Domingo for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
Best Director - Marlon Rivera for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
>Best Picture - Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
Okay, Don’t “Avada Kedavra” Me Now!
And because I want to officially be part of this epic franchise born out of my generation, I watched the very last film in a cinema. THE ONLY HP FILM I WATCHED ON THE BIG SCREEN. Wow I never thought of that!
So okay, for diehard HP fans what I’m going to say next may make you mad at me..so don’t be mad at me..because no matter what, the Harry Potter books and movies are still a helluva awesome ride to tag along with!
»» Here it goes…
I felt like the movie should’ve been a three-part release..for the main reason that Pt.2 of Deathly Hallows felt so packed that for someone who didn’t even read the book (coz I didn’t) it actually felt like it was missing a lot of awesome parts told in the book but was deemed unimportant to be filmed.
I can almost feel a tear forming at the corner of my eye - then the moment was gone.
I almost gasp in fright or awe - but then it passes away before I do.
It’s like I wasn’t given enough time to bask in anything that happened in the film…like I can’t digest the emotions first: We have to move along then!
And another thing, it was in this movie when I realized that JK wrote too many characters for a movie. Don’t get me wrong! JK wrote fantastic characters - such a diverse set of personalities, struggles, back stories and present stories it was amazing and impossible to fathom….but for a movie..ehhh. Some of the most beautiful characters JK wrote simply became an “additional” because obviously there wasn’t enough time for them. (eg. Snape and his wonderful back-story deserved more than that, Neville Longbottom’s unexpected courage, Draco’s struggle with good and evil, Lucius’ struggle to be noticed by the dark lord, Bellatrix’ love for Voldy and many many more). The characters and their intricate details are fantabolous, but seeing them the way they were shown in the movie was a little off…well it’s a movie from a book anyways that’s just understandable (but what about LOTR!..well that’s a different franchise).
I saw it in 3D, so I’ve got to say that it was visually stunning over-all. But really aside from all of that it was still a good movie…well maybe just a little bit lacking for the big ending that I was expecting to get?
Maybe JK should really just write another one? XD
and also maybe JK shouldn’t have snuggled all the horcruxes in one book?
I’m still a proud member of the Harry Potter generation!!!
3.5 out of 5