13 Sins (2014)

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Because it’s a weekend. Time for a movie!

13 Sins directed by Daniel Stamm, it talks about Elliot (Mark Webber – Save the Date/Jessabelle), a salesman who happened to been fired from his job, and that his lover and him will about to get married, and have a baby on the way, he has a brother that suffered from a developmental disability – that needs health insurance, and also he has a father that just been kicked out of his retirement home – meaning he have to move in with with Elliot and his lover and additionally Elliot already have thousands of dollars debt. (Okay, this is not a joke anymore), His phone rings, a mysterious caller offered him a 1000 dollars just to kill the fly floating around his car, being unsure how anyone can see him, let alone the fly, but he swats it and shortly thereafter, he receives a text confirming the deposit of the promised cash into his bank account. This was the start of his horrendous day, all he has to do is to fulfill the 13 challenges, instructed by the mystery caller, and after completing each one, money will be deposited to his bank account in increasing amount with each step Elliot takes. But if he pulls out or fails to cooperate at any point, he loses everything (no cheating for he’s been watched all the time).

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(Whoa, so much happened!), the 13 Sins, is more on horrifying thriller that dares to look at just how far one can go not just to save their family (in financial problems, or just to make them happy). In this film there is no doubt some intriguing ideas to be explored around the game that seemingly random people who were asked to be involved in while being surveyed twenty-four-seven. At the end of this, the viewer will be surprise on its twist. 13 Sins is not a movie for everyone, but for those who like gruesome story of what man will do when he feels like he is running out of options will find a lot to love. The film prove that there are still very few people who will do the right thing rather than accepting the money from unknown people.It’s dark and violent and deeply twisted and you’ll never know where the story is headed.

4 out of five stars

The Equalizer (2014)

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Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a former high-level operative for an unnamed covert outfit implied to be the CIA or something similar now getting by as a seemingly-ordinary older gentleman in Boston who has sworn off violence and instead busies himself reading classic books and being almost cartoonishly generous in his willingness to help friends and coworkers with their various problems. But when he’s witness to the beating of Chloe Grace-Moretz (Teri/Alina) as a young Russian prostitute by her pimp, something in McCall snaps and a few scenes later said pimp and all of his associates have been brutally killed. From there, it is a game of cat and mouse as Washington hunts down the perpetrator and his thugs at a Russian restaurant.

Denzel Washington with Chloe Moretz

Denzel Washington with Chloe Grace Moretz

The Equalizer, a new cinematic adaptation of the ’80s TV series, Directed by Antoine Fuqua . Fuqua takes his time to build a dramatic momentum to measure the familiarity and faith he has in his star, who is the primary reason why the character and film remain so consistently compelling event without wall-to-wall action. There really isn’t a whole lot to McCall on the page: shady past and requisite regret, strict moral code of justice, a nigh-invulnerable baddest of badasses when push comes to shove. And this is where having someone like Washington in the lead is invaluable, who not only has such commanding charisma but can convey so much in his stillness and the most subtle of choices. The message is very simple: Don’t mess with this guy. Even Marton Csokas’ Teddy, McCall’s menacing chief antagonist, has no real chance of stemming the tide of vengeance. Washington brings conviction and feeling to the part, intensely internalizing McCall’s anger and entertainingly intimidating the baddies that have the misfortune of crossing his path. He sells you on the character and the movie, even if you don’t believe a minute of it, and proves once again why he’s so perfect for the action genre.

5 out of 5 stars

Taken 3 (2014)

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Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is back home in Los Angeles, still trying to be a good dad to his feisty daughter Kim (Maggie Grace – LockOut) and a decent co-parent with his jittery ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen – XMEN), who has yet another new husband, a slithery businessman named Stuart (Dougray Scott – Hitman/Last Passenger). This time nobody actually gets “taken”. Instead, his ex-wife Lenore is murdered in a manner that leads the police to believe Mills is responsible. Mills goes on the run, or down the rabbit hole as he calls it. And finding out the truth behind the death of his ex-wife, doing his own investigations he find out that this bunch of Russians led by a Oleg are behind his wife’s killing, after the encounter of Mills and Oleg, suspicion falls on her current husband, a scumbag businessman Stuart.
Taken 3 is presumably final installments of the film. There is a lot of shifting camera angels and cuts, it is very typical for this kind of action movie, but in the chase scenes it can be very confusing to keep up. It delivers good action in fight scenes, but also in gun fights, explosions, car chases and much more, we as the watcher are kept busy in following the constant changes. The hard attitude is off course also there, delivered by Liam Neeson, but this time we also get to see some more of Bryan Mills former colleagues, they have to step up and help out now that Bryan is a hunted man. It has a couple of twists and it really suits this third film, in the earlier ones it was very clear for most parts who the bad guys we were chasing was, in this it not until the end we get the entire picture. Taken 3 is an action packed & thrilling movie. The action sequences are tense, edge of the seat & have been superbly crafted. Taken 3 is better than Taken 2(2012) but, doesn’t quite reach the heights of Taken(2008). The chase sequences are breathtaking, especially in the climax of the film.

3 out of 5 stars

 

Cold Eyes (2013)

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Last Friday, since I didn’t have any plans to go outside for my weekend, I planned to spend my time in my room for a movie marathon. As my appetizer, I wanted to laugh so I rewatched the 3 Idiots, and right after I chose the action thriller Korean Movie “Cold Eyes”, It offers a fast intro to the main characters: police Chief Hwang (Sol Kyung-gu) and his team (Zoo Unit) and to a pretty, tom-boyish young rookie whose code name is Piglet (Han Hyo-joo – Always/Love 911) – Like all of her teammates she’s given an animal code name, and while her preference runs toward the noble-sounding “Reindeer”, her superior takes her down a peg by dubbing her “Piglet.

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Attention will be distracted by Lee, the chief of chiefs, played by the beautiful Jin Kyung (The Queen’s Classroom) as an elegant, cold-as-ice decision maker. There are no idiots on the team and no personal animosities; no one has family problems or even a family. They work as one extraordinarily efficient team that has all of Seoul under its control via those omnipresent surveillance cameras that have cropped up on every street corner. They also control every police car, streetlight and train in Gotham, making criminal activity very tough indeed. Their main foe lies in JAMES the smooth jacket-and-tie criminal (Jung Woo-sung – Padam Padam/Athena: Goddess of War/City Hunter), who specializes in circumventing surveillance systems and seamlessly pulling off high-risk crimes with his own specialized team. He doesn’t directly involve himself in the action, preferring to plan everything out with mathematical precision so he can watch the events unfold from various rooftop perches. There’s no story where he came from, but he has a lash marks on his back. And stabbing a person with a pen is his signature of method for murder throughout the film. The Zoo Unit’s trail on James goes cold until Yoon-joo uses her superior photographic memory to remember a detail she’d missed before—a train ride where she’d unmistakably seen James’ face, and a piece of paper telling her where he might be found. Piglet provides the essential break in the case, but that means she has to put herself in harm’s way to track down a known killer. It’s only toward the very end of the film that she and James get any face time, with one taut confrontation leading to another much more violent one as James finds himself cornered by the police.
Cold Eyes, is a taut, proficient and tense thriller. It delivers every minute detail of the surveillance team, and we are in sync with main characters and their competencies. is a taut, proficient and tense thriller. It delivers every minute detail of the surveillance team, and we are in sync with main characters and their competencies. The characters are vivid, the action is exciting and heart pounding, the fight scenes are well choreographed and believable, the cat and mouse tracking between the detectives and the villains will keep you on the edge of your seat. The jokes are natural and laughable too, which are inserted at the correct points of the movie to create a tense and loosen effect, catching hold of the audience and letting go a while when necessary.

5 out of 5 stars

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

I first watched the Film of Heaven is for Real, having no idea that the film was adapted from Todd Burpo’s Book. The movie never doubts Colton is telling the truth. As a film, it’s shabby storytelling, setting up a mystery it’s not curious enough to want to solve.Greg Kinnear (The Last Song / Little Miss Sunshine), however, manages to keep his portrayal grounded. Connor Corum plays Colton Burpo, a 4-year-old who seems to have had a near-death experience, in “Heaven Is for Real.” This blue-eyed child did a great job in every scenes.

Connor Corum plays Colton Burpo

                                               Connor Corum plays Colton Burpo

After knowing that the film was based on a book, I instantly decided to read the book.

HEAVENHeaven is for Real (A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back), it’s the true telling of a small-town pastor whose almost 4 year old son Colton’s journey to heaven during a surgical procedure for a severe ruptured appendix. Following the procedure, and over a period of months and years, Colton, Todd’s son, gradually “revealed” bits and pieces of his alleged journey to heaven.
The book contains some beautiful truths about Jesus and His hearts towards us. How the Lord loves the children. Having a Child like faith is one of my favorite quote from the book, because it speaks directly to my heart (and I know it really comes from the Lord).
This book will minister to you, encourage you, increase your faith, challenge you, and cause you to desire Jesus even more. This little boy that was miraculously healed and came out of his experience with a message that has brought hope, peace, wonder, excitement, thirst for God, and a thirst for more of who He is and where He is.” Heaven is for Real is a very well written page turner and easy to read.

3 Idiots (2009)

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One year ago, officemates recommended 3 idiots movie to me, according to them it’s a must watched film. And at that time I wasn’t able to watch the film because I still don’t have the copy of the movie and I don’t have yet a laptop that time. And then I totally forgot about the movie, until this month of February, while watching the Television, there was this commercial of 3 idiots being tagalized in one of the network here in the Philippines, and having the idea that surely there will be a lot of cuts. I have decided to watch it in my laptop and I luckily I already have the copy of the film.

3 Idiots is about three engineering students, namely Rancho (Aamir Khan), Farhan (Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi). Together, they engaged in adventurous and stupid yet humorous walks along life. They encounter joy, hatred, and all the worse. However, Rancho is always lifting their hope, giving reason to everything and that it should not obstruct or destroy them. 3 idiots made me laugh so hard, and it also touched my heart when it comes to tha scene that talks about Raju(with his family and in the hospital) and how Rancho always encouraged him with the help of Fahran. After finally seeing the movie, I’ve really learned a lot of things to the point that it has changed my perspective when it comes to learning. Some of the many things I learned from the movie are:

  • “College is not a pressure-cooker”– Rancho
    A lot of students considered that being in high school is the most happiest moment in their lives. And being in College is the hardest, because pressure to deadlines, sleeping late just to finish a project/assignments/presentations (and sometimes they didn’t sleep at all). Which is it shouldn’t be like that, College life must enjoyed by the student because after College they will enter the corporate world whereas they will learns more to work hard for their future.
  • “Pursue excellence, and success will follow” – Rancho
    In studying, in working do it with happiness, and you will see that what ever you do you learned from it, you excel from it. Until you realized that you are enjoying what you do. Opportunity and success will chase you wherever you go. And that’s the goal of every individuals to be successful in every aspect of their lives.
  • “Make your passion your profession” – Rancho
    In choosing what you want to be, do not allow your parents or other people decide for your future, instead. Decide on your own, all you need is their support and guidance in every thing. Because doing what is your passion will be more easier for you to succeed and most importantly is your happiness. It will reflect in your life, even if people will let you down for not earning so much compare to other peoples earning. Do not mind them as long as you live a happy life and with contentment. You are successful!
  • “All is well” – Rancho
    Despite the situations, problems, or chaos that may have ensued in an effort to reach the desired conclusion, it is fine as long as the end result is positive. Everything will be alright!

3 Idiots is a great combination of humor, love, emotions and knowledge. The performances by all the actors are worth acknowledging. On one hand Three Idiots has shown the circumstances faced by the engineering students and on the other side it has also tried to bring out the true meaning of friendship. The plot touches upon applicable issues in the Indian education system which sometimes forces rote-learning, peer-competition, strict nature of professors, etc which are prevalent in engineering colleges of subcontinent today in India and Pakistan as well. The plot is light hearted, in that the viewer experiences emotions even through comic scenes and dramatic gestures like a strict professor finally breaking down, or after problems, folks meet with success – two of basic human feelings, which on a practical level, most of us empathize or rejoice with respectively. It does not only give us entertainment, but it also gives us lessons in life that we can apply in our journey of learning. Learning they say is a continuous process, we learn every second, every moment, every day in our life, and watching it is one way of learning several things in life that we least expect to get from a movie.

5 out of 5 stars

That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)

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February 19, 2015, is a Special Non-Working Holiday in the Philippines because of Chinese New Year, so let me greet you “Kung Hei Fat Choi”. In this day I allowed my feet to bring me to a movie theater and watch the popular and trending indie film, That Thing Called Tadhana (just Me, Myself, and I). Actually, it’s usual for me to do a things unexpectedly (I mean without planning, it’s just kapag pumasok na sa isip kong gawin, gagawin ko talaga). But my intuition tells me, that you will relate in this film, that this film has a sense and every movie goers will learn something and their money and time is not a waste.
That Thing Called Tadhana (TTCT), is an indie film directed by Antoinette Jadaone (Relaks’ it’s just Pag-ibig/Beauty in a Bottle/English Only Please). The movie’s initial release was November 2014 for the Cinema One Film Festival and since the film received such positive reviews from the critics and gotten some movie awards, the Star Cinema decided to released in Nationwide last February 4, 2015 (and they did the right decision), because the movie grosses P100 million in the box office as of February 16, 2015, and is still showing in over a hundred theaters nationwide.. That Thing Called Tadhana or the netizens tagged it as the “Ultimate Hugot Film”, opens with this

“Para sa mga umibig,
nasaktan,
pero umibig pa rin.

You know, tatanga-tanga”

Followed by an open-ended short story’s epilogue narrated by Mace, entitled ” The Arrow with a Heart Pierced Through Him”. TTCT, follows the story of Mace Castillo (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony Lagdameo (JM De Guzman), strangers who met at an airport in Italy because of Mace excess baggage. And Anthony with a helpful-heart offered some space in his baggage to put other Mace’s things, that’s where the friendship begins and other truths unfolds and eventually the film allowed me to travel up north to Baguio and Sagada (where I find myself witness the amazing clouds-sun-mountain view) in search for the answer to the question: Where do broken hearts go?” (And I find myself loving the song and wanting to sing this in a videoke!). TTCT made me laugh, and giggle with different scenes. The conversation between Mace and Anthony feels sincere, so natural, so simple, so wasak and napaka burgis! And there are so many kilig moments that the viewers never realized that Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman will have a great chemistry on screen. Here are Their Hugot lines na talagang may sense at tumatagos sa puso ng mga manunuod, simple but very relatable, at talagang hindi makakalimutan ng mga viewers:

  • “Bakit ba kayong mga mapeperang mga babae, ang hilig n’yong hinahanap ang sarili n’yo sa Baguio? Ba’t ba Baguio? Hindi ba pwedeng sa inuman na lang?” – Anthony
  • “Alam mo ‘yung love na 8 years na kayo? Sa ganong love ka pa ba magdududa? Pero wala pala sa tagal ng relasyon yun. Ke eight months kayo o eight years, kung gusto ka niyang lokohin, lolokohin ka niya. Pag hindi ka na niya mahal, hindi ka na niya mahal.”- Mace
  • “Hindi. Na. Kita. Mahal. Makakaalis. Ka. Na. Seven words. ‘Yung 8 years namin, kinaya niyang tapusin in 7 words.”- Mace
  • “Hindi ka na niya mahal. Yun na yon. Ano di malinaw dun?” – Anthony
    “Tang*** naman, sabihin naman niya kung bakit-” – Mace
    “Bakit, kapag sinabi ba niya kung bakit, may magbabago? Ang bottomline, hindi ka niya mahal.”- Anthony
  • “Kung mahal mo, habulin mo, ipaglaban mo. Wag mong hintaying may magtulak sa kanya pabalik sa’yo. Hilahin mo, hanggang kaya mo, wag kang bibitaw. Sorry, mahal ko eh.” – Mace
  • “Alam mo yung sinabi ni F. Scott Fitzgerald?, There are all linds aof love in this world, but never the same love twice.” – Anthony
  • “Wow. Love is blind. Naniniwala na ako, love is blind.” – Anthony
  • “Gaano katagal bago mo siya nakalimutan?” – Mace
    “Matagal.” – Anthony
    “Gaano nga katagal? One year? Two? 3? 4? 5?” – Mace
    “Importante pa ba ‘yun? Ang mahalaga, nakalimutan.” – Anthony
  • “Kapag may dumaang shooting star, ano’ng iwi-wish mo?” – Anthony
    “Na sana…sana hindi ko na siya mahalin.” – Mace

The actors deliver the script perfectly and very true. And now I shared the lines that really got to me and to other viewers. So allow me to share the an open-ended short story by Mace and will carried on by Anthony at the end of the film.

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“The Arrow with a Heart Pierced Through Him”
There was an Arrow who was getting tired of his pointy life, until one day he woke up feeling heavier than usual. He woke up with a heart pierced through him.
“Whose heart are you? and how did you get here?” he asked.
But there was no reply.
As time passed, he felt the weight decrease. He was either getting used to the weight he was carrying or the heart was carrying itself. One day, the Heart just slowly moved back from the Arrow. Slowly.., very slowly.. until the Heart is no longer pierced through the Arrow. And so the Heart move on. The Arrow who used to have a Heart pierced through him tried to move on… but he was too heavy and he was dragging himself down. The Arrow could not understand why he felt heavier when he actually no longer had the load of carrying somebody’s Heart. So the Arrow go back to his olf, pointy life and every day, he would wake up feeling heavier than usual. But there was no Heart pierced through him each time. So the Arrow decided to be patient and just try to be the old Arrow that he was before he bacame the Arrow with a Heart pirced through him. So he can live normally again, And He did.
One day, he just woke up feeling a little stranger than usual. The Arrow woke up being tired of his pointy life again. Until he heard a question too familiar that it was not stranger at all. ” Excuse me, but have you lost your heart?”..
The Arrow was surprised. It was the Heart who used to be pierced through Him. And there was no reply. The Arrow and the Heart didn’t need any.

Sometimes we meet people not knowing if they’ll stay or leave. If they stay, then it’s probably meant to be.

That Thing Called Tadhana, has a very minimal characters, the two leading roles and others are extra such as the passengers at the bus, people at the airport, customers the the restaurants. The performance of the leads are very realistics, Angelica Panganiban’s performance made us laugh and cry at the same time, she was able to manipulate her emotions without going over the top, and aside from that, her narration alone has its honest and compassionate way of saying it, it felt like she was talking to the viewers. And JM De Guzman, the very handsome man (I have a confession to make, I have a huge crush on him! OMG!) brings the best on subtlety and charm as Anthony, he comes off as this shy, soft-spoken person and one thing, he does a great job on conveying Anthony’s expressions (his smile, oh-my-God! it melts me, hahaha) through his eyes and not to mention, he carries his character’s sorrow and honesty, little by little. They are so effective in their roles and chemistry is that their body of work, these actors were able to connect themselves and played them like human beings, one of us.

And of course a big round of applause to Direk Antoinette Jadaone, for making this “Ultimate Hugot Film” so natural to the viewers. You truly deserve the Palanca Award. Antoinette Jadaone, is really a genius for adding excess baggage as metaphor for the weight that Mace carrying from her past (as what she said, her baggage contains her whole life), And here comes Anthony, willingly offers to carry some of the weight for her, even if he has his own baggage too. And at the end both of them learned to let go of these burden (and none of them already carrying their own “baggage”).

That Thing Called Tadhana, is a perfect movie for everyone who falls in love, who have experienced heartbreaks, and wanted to fall in love again. It will remind us of our forgotten memories and thank every lessons we learned from it and leading us to where we are today.

Valentines Movie Date: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

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Our Movie Tickets

Our Movie Tickets

February 14, 2015, A valentines date with my man, spending the hearts day, we’ve plan a head of time by having a movie date. And we chose watching the Fifty Shades of Grey (FSOG). I have read the book already, so it’s my turn to watch the movie, I was so excited actually, and really hoping that the movie will not disappoint me. Upon checking on the internet the schedule and in what particular movie cinema will it be released, finding out that here in Cavite, FSOG will not be shown in SM Pala Pala, but will be in Robinsons Pala Pala (cinema 2 and 3) instead. Inside the movie theater, sitting on the cinema chair, and planning to be on focused on watching the film for my own movie review.

This is it!, From the moment it was announced that E.L. James’s erotica-for-housewives sensation would be made into a movie, excitement has been building: every casting decision met with moans, netizens suggesting different celebrity names to portray the two popular character of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to end up with Jamie Dornan (The Fall, as a serial killer) and Dakota Johnson (Ben & Kate, 21 Jump street, Need for Speed). The movie has a lot of devoted fans since they’ve finished the book and a lot of curious movie goers, wondering what all the fuss is about.

The movie started to the Ana’s interview moment with Christian (oh well, the stumble-meet-cute incident), where Ana stumbles her way through a school paper interview with Christian. Followed by run-over-by-the-bicycle where Christian save her from that tragic fate. Third meet ups, the drunk-dial incident, where Ana being drunk and dial Christians phone number, asking her where is she, then Ana hung up the phone, again Christian save her from Jose (just in time). The Red room of Pain is present, the “contract” as well. And then the rest is up to you to watch!

Those who read the book, it’s always been Christian Grey, Christian Grey, Christian Grey. In the movie I fell in love with Anastasia Steele, she’s now become interesting. And the most obvious symbol of that might be her giggle. Think about the skill that’s required in making a giggle not only tolerable but attractive, beguiling, irresistible. It’s not just about how Dakota Johnson sounds, it’s also when that sound gets your attention, at what moments, and how it’s complemented. When Dakota Johnson delivers a line, an expression, when she dances, when she laughs, I’m with her, I believe her. Dakota Johnson is perfect for the character of Ana. And Christian? Jamie Dornan, well he is handsome, but I think he is not perfectly fit for the character of Christian. Lacking in the fierce intensity this role requires. It doesn’t help that the Irish actor can manage only an irregular approximation of an American accent. And his facial reaction is not as intimidating as what Christian Grey’s book description (still, Ian Somerhalder is my bet to play for the role). Another observations for the movie, Sam Taylor-Johnson (the director) removes many of the moments that I think would be an explicit for the movie; Ana’s inner goddess monologue, Ana’s performance of oral sex on Christian is gone as well, the post-tampon sex scene is out, and of course, the Ben Wa balls (the silver balls as I called it) did not make an appearance in the film on which I think is also important because the silver ball is present in book two.
I’m okay with the quality of sex scenes, but why Christian is not talking here (like instructing Ana what to do, being demanding). None of sex scenes end on come face, no climax (I’m just asking for a shot of his face, his brow furrowed intensely, his mouth falling slightly open as his breathing becomes more laboured, and maybe a low moan when he finally gets there, eyes closed, like he’s in pain…but, obviously, not). Soundtrack for the movie are all great.
I understand why The ending of the film just hang in there because it has a sequel, that will explain broadly why Christian Grey end up with that kind of behavior. Knowing what happens in the next two novels, I’m surprised Johnson and Kelly Marcel (the screen writer) didn’t decide to tease a bit more of the trilogy’s larger mysteries. Because honestly the whole contract thing became totally pointless.

Fifty Shades of Grey is 125 minutes long and rated R for strong content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language. My rating for this film is 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

We have a very long vacation here in the Philippines due to the Papal Visit in our country, and while staying at home, I was in the mood to watched some pending movies listed in my laptop. I chose a this film, because Confession of a Shopaholic is a Rom-Com movie based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella, that will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. Don’t let the title fool you, this is your more than average chic flick. The unique characters and witty dialogue make it entertaining for both genders.

Funny. Light. Completely brainless. and. very Entertaining movie.

Confessions of a Shopaholic follow the story of Rebecca, a shopaholic who lives for Gucci, Prada and Chanel. Life is perfect until she finds herself under a mountain of debt without a job. Believing she is applying for her dream job at a fashion magazine, Rebecca somehow lands a gig at a Finance Publication instead. Nevertheless, her column is instantly popular, she catapulted to fame and gained the attention of her boo, Luke (of course, there has to be a love story in it!).

Luke and Rebecca shares a quirky charming chemistry, adding to the films humor. Although the movie has over-the-top fashion, it isn’t overdone or too far-fetched. Audiences can relate to Rebecca’s vivacious and energetic personality. Which Isla Fisher (the actress) portrays with charisma, but they can also understand her struggle to turn her life around.

The movie has a balance of humor and heartwarming moments that will leave the viewers with a message about friendship, family and living life to the fullest. With well chosen music, fantastic fashion, and hysterical moments.

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            snapshots from the movie

My Favorite Quotes from the Movie:

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  • A man will never love you or treat you as well as a store. If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater. And a store always smells good. A store can awaken a lust for things you never even knew you needed. And when your fingers first grasp those shiny, new bags…
  • I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.
  • Life would be a lot easier if conversations were rewindable and erasable, like videos. Or if you could instruct people to disregard what you just said, like in a courtroom.
  • Rule of life. If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it.
  • Shopping is actually very similar to farming a field. You can’t keep buying the same thing, you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself.
  • We all fail to appreciate each day just how much we already possess. Light, air, freedom, the companionship of friends.

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Movie Trivia:

  • A “shopaholic” is not a medical nor a technical term. The proper definition is oniomania, the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop.

Feng Shui (2014)

Two thumbs up for this movie. Bow ako kay Direk Chito Rono, Kris Aquino, Cherry Pie Picache , and Coco Martin, and to other cast like Carmi Martin. Grabe ang mga pasabog sa movie na to. Hindi ako makamove on up to now. Halo halong drama, comedy, horror at suspense. I was satisfied because I didn’t expect that this movie will made me to… scream loud!