Monthly Archives: December 2010

Greetings from John McClane

Die Hard should be required Christmas Time viewing as it’s the most bad ass Christmas film ever made!

Merry Christmas, friends! Have a good ‘un! 🙂

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Nolan Marathoning

okay, so i’m marathoning some christopher nolan films…well, MARATHONED the following movies: Inception, The Prestige, Batman Begins, and Memento.

am still choosing which films to make an analysis…blah! to hell with it… expect a film analysis either of Memento, Inception, and The Prestige in the coming days…

Still No Tron:Legacy

Okay, so I still haven’t seen Tron: Legacy on IMAX. Worst case scenario’s that I’ll get to see it come January when school resumes.

On the other hand, the dreaded Metro Manila Film Festival will start on Christmas Day.  I say dreaded because the cinemas will be saturated with local films. Now, I’ve only been courageous enough to attend it twice, and twice I’ve been disappointed (a HUGE understatement, believe me).

Well, at least Tron: Legacy’s on IMAX, and so far, local cinema hasn’t made an IMAX quality film yet.

And when will Black Swan be released in the Philippines?!

On Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

just saw scott pilgrim vs. world and i was pleasantly surprised by it…the action sequences are good, the humor is so edgar wright, and mary elizabeth winstead is HOT!!!

the bad: michael cera was severely miscast as scott pilgrim. the character should be more of a douchebag…michael cera was just…michael cera…

but overall, it was a pretty good movie. i’d recommend it.
additionally, edgar wright would be the ideal director of a live action dragon ball film…watch scott pilgrim and you’ll understand why…

On Marathoning The Lord of the Rings films

As some of you know, I’m doing my Master’s Degree on The Lord of the Rings, specifically,  “Aristotle‘s Notions of Virtue in Tragedy” as applied in the characters of Boromir, Denethor, and Faramir. Now to set things straight, I’m analysing the BOOKS, not the movies (though I wish that I can just do an analysis of the films themselves). What does this have to do with my impulsive marathoning of the films? Absolutely nothing.

As this is an impulsive review, allow me to give the FINAL VERDICT of the three films (take note that these are the theatrical release of the movies).

The Fellowship of the Ring: A great introduction, and works fine as a stand-alone film.

The Two Towers: Boring as hell! Yup, you heard me. The only good part of the movie is The Battle of Helm’s Deep. But apart from that, I felt like Merry and Pippin waiting for the Entmoot to finish (only to find out that the ents just mentioned their names). Another thing, the portions with Frodo and Sam also took their sweet time, and their depiction of Faramir is almost unforgivable (he was NEVER interested in the Ring, NEVER!!!).

In other words: part two SUCKS ASS!

The Return of the King: This film totally makes up for the flaws of The Fellowship of the Ring and how The Two Towers sucks ass. This is a very powerful and emotional conclusion to the film. We see the characters grow and rise to the occasion. And we finally see that damned Ring fall into the conveniently placed volcano in the Enemy’s backyard.

Seriously though, this is easily the best among the three films.

Whew! Now I’m done. Time to go back to revising that damn thesis! 😉

A New Disclaimer

Okay, so I haven’t updated this blog since Leslie Nielsen‘s departure (Rest in Peace). The reason for doing so is exhaustion due to school work and developing stories for film. For that I apologize. Hopefully when our Christmas Break arrives I’ll be able to resume updating this blog.

By the way, Tron: Legacy will open here in the Philippines on December 17. You can expect a review of the film in the coming days.

Cheers!