Pirates of the Caribbean 3: End of the World

30 05 2007

This movie was actually ok in my book, better than Spider-man 3 by far BUT the one thing that I really had a gripe about was that 75% of the time I had no idea what Calypso and Sao Feng were saying. Subtitles would’ve made the overall experience better since at least I would know what was going on in the beginning but damn, it was if the director told Naomie Harris to do her best Sylvester The Cat imitation because her lisp was more unbearable in POTC 3 than POTC2. The whole time i was screaming in my head “THIS IS AN ENGLISH MOVIE RIGHT?!?!?!”. Nice CGI effects though. Only movies I’m looking forward to at this point would be “Transformers” (which I admittedly laughed at last year) and “Ocean’s Thirteen”.

Still thinking of maybe checking a movie or two at SIFF since i missed out last year but haven’t go the chance to see what’s good…. 


Spider-man 3, Rockets, Golden Boy, all suck…

6 05 2007

1.) Saw Spider-man 3, the whole time I felt like I was watching the wrong movie…going in I knew it wasn’t going to be that good but I walked out feeling if I had stayed home and watched AVP and X-Men: The Last Stand back to back I would’ve felt the same but without having to drive to the movie theater or pay $1o. And whoever said there was ton of action, you must mean “talking and crying” because that was basically 3/4 of the movie while the rest of the movie was Spider-man or a villain being thrown into brick or steel walls or getting hit with metal pipes. I honestly tried to shut my brain down but there must be something like “negative stupidity” because I felt like I lost a few IQ points after walking out of the theater. 

 2.) Rockets lose their 1st round series with the Jazz. The team with the deeper bench outlasted the team  with the more talented starting five. And this series just proves how T-Mac just isn’t a trancending type of player or a “closer” type like Kobe or Dirk…oh wait…

 3.)Oscar De LaHoya lost to Mayweather. Nothing much to say but I was just rooting for Golden Boy because Mayweather came across as being an arrogant, cocky prick. I don’t root for pricks.

Movies to gut check

22 04 2007

Been seeing a lot of movies lately and here are some I just want to mention that are watch-worthy:

 1. Reincarnation (Japanese Horror, the creepiest doll since Chucky in Child’s Play is in it)

2. Garden State (Natalie Portman)

3. Perfect Blue (Psychological Anime Movie)

4. March of the Penguins

5. Bowling for Columbine (Just seen it, but after Cho shootings holds lotta revelance now..)

Old School becomes New School Again

13 08 2006

transformers If you belong to my generation then Transformers was a phenomenom that bordered on an obsession for boys (and girls, PC check) while growing up in the 80’s. The cartoon was the mainstay but it was those damned Hasbro toys that got me in a frenzy (Yes, I use to own the foot and a half tall Optimus Prime with the back trailer and everything but the thing was just a mass of heavy plastic so it was like carrying a club around, probably could categorize it as a lethal weapon today). And when I heard that there was going to be a movie version coming out July 2007 I was a little apprehensive at first because the first thing that came to mind was that they were probably going to make it into a CGI movie ala “Final Fantasy” but my ears perked up once I found out it was actually going to be live-action. It’s what each and every one of us dreamed of back then,,,”Hm…maybe my car is a robot in disguise and when I’m not looking they transform with that goo ga goo ga goo sound too!” But the teaser trailer that is out right now doesn’t really show much, you get a glimpse of a giant robot crushing a land rover on mars (or a mars-like planet) but at least the robot actually looked like a robot (Not like in X-Men 3 when they used a robot in the danger room scene that looked like nothing but a giant floating pickup truck for a head with the high beams on -_-). But to see how the movie makers will pull this off would be something I would be curious especially with a budget at around 140 million, which is pretty low for a blockbuster. Also not long before that I heard there would be new Teenage Mutant Ninja tmntTurtles movie coming out in a little before the Transformer’s movie in March but if the trailer is any indicator then I’m passing on it, not that if it was live action I would go to it either but the CGI in the preview looked more like “Wallace and Gromit” claymation than computer graphics plus the characters don’t look like turtles at all, at first I thought I was watching a Geico commercial with that gecko in it except it was holding a pair of swords and wearing a bandana. I also spent every Saturday morning watching this cartoon too, but it’s something about mutated turtles who know martial arts and fight crime that is more of a turn off now then it was back when I actually liked the cartoon. But then again transforming cars that turn into robots isn’t as far fetched huh.