Monday, August 18, 2008
These are new stills for the Watchmen movie coming out on March 6, 2009
Watch the extended TV spot of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and directed by David Fincher.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is set to be released on December 19, 2008.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor had "FAIL" written all over it throughout the entire movie, IMO. The story was shallow, the fight scenes mediocre. I mean, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh were there so I was expecting some really awesome swordfight here and there. Plus, Brendan Fraser was "supposed" to be a funny guy, right? So why were the mummies funnier than he was? Then there's Maria Bello who replaced Rachel Weisz. No chemistry with Fraser, bad English accent...just plain bad at being Eve.
The effects were good though: the terra cotta warriors, the mummies burried under the Great Wall, and the Yeti were really cute (although far from what I thought a Yeti looked like). Plus when the battle was waging between the soldiers and the army of General Ming, the latter were both amusing and funny. Actually, the funniest moments of the film were in this part, IMO.
Fraser's jokes were dry, the antics were old. LIke mummies. I guess they finally ran out of quips that would fit the movie. Bello didn't help at all - I missed Weisz' way of brightening up the movie. The 10-minute narration by Yeoh at the beginning of the movie was okay as it explained how the whole thing started and all but how the O'Connells managed to raise the Emperor was kinda...bleh.
Well I guess that gives you more or less an idea about the Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The main reason I was looking forward to watching this so much is because Jet Li was playing the Dragon Emperor. I wouldn't recommend that you waste money for it though. Watch if you only if you really really want to regardless of the reviews and all that.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I'll be honest. I didn't really intend to watch The Dark Knight because 1) I'm not a fan of superheroes and 2) Batman Begins bored me to sleep. The movie ticket was a treat though, so why the hell not. Good news though, I didn't sleep a wink for the whole two and a half hours worth of Batman.
First things first: The cast. I loved Joker and Gordon the best in my books, Joker especially. I mean Heath Ledger was beyond awesome. It was the first time I ever saw Joker in that light. He was beyond creepy, actually. He made Joker look like some psycopath. Awesomely creepy.
The Dark Knight's special effects and action scenes were good too. A bit too loud at times, but it was good. Like how Batman would fly and beat up those bad guys. The sonar Batman ripped from Lucius Fox was really unethically cool. (Morgan Freeman is an awesome actor.)
The story? Well I found it to be a typical superhero story, only darker. I guess it's because of how Joker was? I mean, I think he affects all the characters there. The Dark Knight definitely surpasses all those other Batman movies I've seen, including the old series that goes "Kapow" ;)
Too bad Harvey Dent had so little part in the movie as Two-Face. I thought that the movie would end when Dent became the villain, but nooooo. It went on until Dent was no more. Well I'm kinda looking forward to see if there will be a next Batman movie of this sort. If it's anything like Batman Begins, count me out :)
I think Mamma Mia was an awesome musical. Meryl Streep was an even more awesome actress who really gave life to the whole movie. Plus if you grew up listening to ABBA's songs, you'd find yourself singing with the cast when the songs came up.
The story is fairly simple. A girl who is about to get married invites three men who all had a relationship with her mother. The catch is that one of them might be her father. Yeah, that's basically the whole story. Simple, no?
The songs and the actors' voices make the simple story a fun watch though. Their expressions and body movements when they sing makes the songs look as if it were mere exchanges between the actors. Kinda like their usual dialogues.
The dance routines are kinda funny for me, though. I mean, I never really thought that people would dance that way. It's entertaining and quite funny.
I don't think I have that much to say about Mamma Mia. I mean, to be honest, I felt really sleepy during some parts where the drama was happening. I couldn't even comment on most of the actors' acting, except that they all had nice voices. Why? Because Meryl Streep really stood out and I think she made the movie enjoyable. Well Pierce Brosnan was cool too, didn't even know he could sing at all.
Bottomline is, watch Mamma Mia!