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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Movie Review

Don't Eat The Candies In The Candy House!

Do you remember the classic fairy tale story of Hansel and Gretel? The kids who were lost in the woods, stumble to a house made of candy that turns out to be the witch's house and eats children? You might want to refresh your memory on the classic children's tale before you go watch this movie, "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters" directed and written by Tommy Workola. Starring the leading roles, Jeremy Renner as Hansel and and Gemma Arterton as Gretel. According to this movie, Hansel and Gretel became witch bounty hunters after they killed the witch in the candy house. With Hollywood movies these days, you just have to expect the unexpected spin to a fairy tale story. There are other classic children's stories in the past such as " Little Red Riding Hood", "Snow White" and many others that have been brought up in the big screen with a horror twist.
The movie is rated-R and has a mild gory moments like stabbing, head stomping, body explosion, heads being chopped off, tortures and many other creative ways to killing someone.

Overall, I give this movie a 4 out of 5 because of the action sequence and the humor. Even though I am not a big fan of gore and blood spill movies, it kept me entertained throughout the whole movie. The superbly skilled witches who were welled versed in martial arts fighting, special make up effects on the witches that captured the "scary witch look" and endless ammunition throughout the movie. It seemed like they had guns and bullets popping out whenever they needed it (where did it come from?) Anyway, this movie was funny and entertaining, a good night out with older kids and friends.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Les Mis - A Story of Broken Dreams

Les Mis - A Story of Broken Dreams

What is your plan for Christmas day? Going to the movies? There are some anticipated films to be premiered during the holidays, but the one to watch is the movie "Les Miserables" directed by Tom Hooper.
Les Miserables is a masterpiece which is widely known as one of the best novels in the nineteenth century. It is a french novel by Victor Hugo who first published it in 1862. With all the top famous star-studded actors taking part in this musical film such as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crow, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, and many more; this movie is expected to be beyond phenomenal.
Les Miserables is set in the 19th Century France, focusing on Jean Valjean(Hugh Jackman) who is in a journey after breaking his parole after being jailed for almost two decades and is being hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert(Russell Crowe). Meanwhile, In the life of a prostitute, Fantine(Anne Hathaway), Valjean agreed to adopt and take care of Fantine's daughter, Cosette(Amanda Seyfried) that change their destiny forever.
Les Miserables already received four Golden globe nominations, four actor screen guild awards, and will most likely be nominated for an Oscar.
With Anne Hathaway's chilling song of "I dreamed a dream" and the one minute heartfelt theatrical trailer of the movie that seems to capture everyone's emotion, many will agree that this may be one of the best musical films ever. Make sure to bring tissues for those who cries easily.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Devil's Advocate Movie (1997)

I saw this movie when I was a kid. I did not understand what the movie was about, but I remember being horrified with some of the scenes and I felt questioned after I finish watching it. I guess that's what happen when your a kid and you watches movies out of your content..hehe
Anyway, I rented this movie on Netflix so I can watch for the second time to make some sense out of it and enlighten myself about the message.

Here is the description from netflix:
When charismatic lawyer John Milton (Al Pacino) recruits the successful young attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) to his high-powered Manhattan firm, both Kevin and his wife (Charlize Theron) find life on Park Avenue seductive. That is, until strange things begin to happen. By the time the pair begins questioning John's plans and who -- or what -- Kevin actually works for, it might be too late in director Taylor Hackford's creepy thriller.

I have to say this movie is a smart scary film in a way they portray the devils walking with us in everyday life pretending to be just another human being with the nature of deceiving people in any way possible. When I first saw the film as a kid, I already felt creeped out, even now that I have more understanding of the movie. While watching this, a lot of explicit visual message of deceptions, and insidious had come to my senses just from assumptions(probably from other horror movies I saw). I think I'm more careful and sharper of whom I give my trust since anything can happen.

Overall, The movie is really good. One of the best mind bending Psychological Supernatural thriller. Actors are definitely great especially AL Pacino with the Speech close to the end. Story lines and Plot are Genius. Special effects are not that great, but definitely left some negative imaginations in my mind.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 2 is awesome!!!..I saw the movie in 3D this past weekend. The animation is awesomely great. I enjoyed watching the first one when it came out, so I definitely cannot miss the second movie. The Kung-Fu action is really cool and Exhilirating. I was so into it, a job well done. Lots of Kung-fu action and good plot with the Villain.
Comparing it to the first movie, I didn't think it was nearly as funny as the first one, but I was satisfied with the outcome and there's definitely good humor funny scenes. I mean this is a movie for kids, but at some point it felt like it was too deep for kids to comprehend that there was more about the past and the main character's back story, but the animation makes it easy to understand. I think a lot kids would just be paying attention to those action and funny scenes.
Overall, I enjoyed it and never a boring a scene. Will be looking forward to the next one. Rate it 9 out of 10.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Insidious" Movie 2011

I saw the Movie on its opening Day, I just didn't have the time to blog about it. I have to say its one of the most scariest movie I have seen since "Drag Me To Hell", which is a mix of Comedy and Horror and Exorcist movies.. I thought "Paranormal Activity" was not scary at all in my opinion, but this one seems to just put me in the edge of my seat. I had trouble sleeping for at least three days just because of this movie.
Scenes that gave me trouble was the "Old Lady since Childhood Pics" and the "faces on windows".
I never really like watching "SAW" because of the gory and torture scenes because it sickens me. Any Ghost, spirit related or Paranormal movies I would love to go see and judge how frightening it is. Its actually my favorite Genre. I guess the Combination from both Directors of "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw" makes the movie really intense. The movie seems to be original with their idea or maybe it is. I don't recall any haunting movies that involves going into the other "Realm"..maybe "Poltergeist" and "Silent Hill". I probably just have to do some research with those kind of films.

After watching this, I feel like I want to try that "Astral Projection" as they portray in the movie. I wonder if it really is like that when you are traveling without your body that it leads you to a parallel world or another realm. I might google some workshops in NYC if there is any.

Here's the Trailer:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ip Man 2008 - The Master of Bruce Lee

The Real IP Man..

I saw this movie on netflix like twice already since I really like the action sequence and also the story of course since it gave me new perspective in life... This has to be one of my favorite movie of all time.
The cinematography is awesome and fight choreography is amazing.

I haven't really watched any martial arts film for a long time, and I'm a big fan at heart. I guess in my mind there's really not worth anything seeing nowadays since everything is just "build up hyped" except for the old ones which are more better with plots and storyline. I've been hooked on horror and thriller movies lately.

Check out the trailer:

Anyways, I saw this movie on netflix, supposedly this movie came out on 2008.

here's the description from netflix;

An occupying Japanese general (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi) challenges Chinese men to duels so he can prove the superiority of the Japanese. Ip Man (Donnie Yen) -- a Chinese martial arts master forced to work in the mines -- refuses to fight, but can resist for only so long. Revisit the early days of Ip Man, who gained later fame as an early trainer of Bruce Lee, in director Wilson Yip's action-packed biopic set during the Sino-Japanese War.

I also heard that he was the trainer of Bruce Lee. Well, since im a fan of Bruce Lee, I got to check this out...LOL..he's the best, we need to check out who his trainer is..hehe

I think this is the movie that you should watch.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I saw a lot of movies during the holidays and breaks added. I haven't really got a chance to blog about them. I even signed up for netflix. Its very Convenient to have netflix so you don't have to travel and go to a video store if your feeling lazy or whatever the case is.
Anyway I rented this movie from Blockbuster during the holidays, called "Mother". Its a Korean movie I found near the New Release section. I don't really watch this type of Genre(Drama &Thriller type) but after reading the short sypnosis, it seems to have a good plot. So I gave it a shot since I have all the time in the world to watch so many movies in my three weeks of break. I have to say, it was very good, the ending wasn't exactly the way I want it to end but it was good. At least they were able to find out what she was looking for and able to solve the problem that she's not ready for.. Its amazing how a mother would break any boundaries and limitations for her child.
From watching this movie, I have to say Truth must comes out whether you can't handle it or not. It will set you free, but it will make you miserable at first.
Check out the trailer.

Here's a little info about the movie I found on Netflix:
A murder rocks a South Korean town and suspicion quickly falls on a reclusive, mentally challenged -- and alibi-free -- young man (Bin Won). When an inept public defender botches the boy's case, his mother (Hye-ja Kim) sets out to prove her son's innocence. Acclaimed director Joon-ho Bong (Memories of Murder) explores the lengths a mother will go to protect her child in this atmospheric crime thriller.

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