Author: Amanda

The Proposal (2009)

  What You’re In For: An unlikeable boss gets a taste of her own medicine when she learns that her U.S. visa is revoked and will be deported back to Canada. In order to save herself from deportation and to keep her job, she manipulates her male personal assistant to marry her by playing him into a bribe. The Actors: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds,Betty White, Craig T.Nelson and Malin Ackerman The Director: Anne Fletcher On An Added Note: Look out for the cute white pooch! From Miss Congeniality To Unlikeable Boss We loved her in the surprise 2000 comedy hit “Miss Congeniality”. Now, it’s time to love her again in another surprise comedy hit of 2009. Sandra Bullock may play the boss from hell, the boss you love-to-loathe in this rom-com but scarcely does her portrayal seem to draw malice and pure disdain as one might remember from another such character in “The Devil Wears Prada”. Her role as Margaret Tate may come off slightly evil in the first few scenes but not to the extent where you wish you could slap her hard. Her nastiness does not even reach far as I might conclude since the only harsh thing she ever did was fire a staff on a trivial basis and perhaps, forcing her male P.A. (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her. A Simple Storyline With Full-On Wit The story begins when Margaret...

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

  What You’re In For: The most CGI-packed action flick of 2009, guaranteed. The Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Hugo Weaving The Director: Michael Bay On An Added Note: Tighten up that little sewer of yours, you don’t want to miss a single moment of this 2 and a half hour movie! Cranking Up The Rollercoaster From Start To End If you thought that the first Transformers movie was the best product Michael Bay could ever offer the audiences, then think again. Personally, I can say, without a heartbeat that the sequel unequivocally makes the first one look tame. You get more action than any of Bay’s former work combined. Superb SFX,,brilliant editing and CGI masterpieces will grace your screen from start to finish. With all those, audiences would not feel shortchanged even with a little waning and sometimes subtly predictable plot.  A Michael Bay Film No Less Offers All The Action But Minimal Content One might ask why I have so greatly contradicted myself to have not given TF 2 full marks after singing such high praises about it previously. Sadly, as it will occur to any movie critic out there, it is always hard to please the audiences who have watched the movie and read reviews to see if what they thought jived and the potential audiences who read this review before they do watch the movie. It...

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Mamma Mia! On DVD (2009)

  What Your In For: Based on a compilation of hit songs from the 70s iconic pop sensation band,ABBA from Sweden, a classic tale of summer romance and relationship bonds tells of a young girl as she attempts to find out who her real father is by inviting her mother’s three former suitors to her wedding. The Actors: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski and Dominic Cooper The Director: Phyllida Llyod On An Added Note: Just like the hit Broadway and West End musical, be prepared to get on your feet and start dancing to all the catchy numbers throughout the movie. Or the very least, sing along and aloud to them. DVD Features: The DVD offers the usual cast interviews, a comprehensive behind-the-scenes footage, a sing-a-long version, deleted scenes,bloopers and more. It’s OK To Know Nuts About Mamma Mia! The last time I saw a stunningly made movie musical adapted from a Broadway show was “The Phantom of the Opera”. Comparitively, “Phantom”,a tragic love story of envy and heartbreak is the total opposite of what “Mamma Mia!” is all about. Imagine the dark settings of the “Phantom” movie replaced with the felicity of sunshine and the joyous rhythm of happy melodies made more magical by the Grecian backdrop. Now, authenticate it by making each ABBA song draw relative meaning to each scene and voila, you have Mamma...

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Push (2009)

  What You’re In For: Seemingly ordinary people possessing extraordinary abilities band together in Hong Kong to rescue a girl who has escaped from a clandestine organization named Division. The Actors: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Honsou The Director: Paul McGuigan On An Added Note: Don’t be fooled into thinking this movie is a rip-off from NBC’s hit series “Heroes”. “Push” has a storyline of its own. The Downside To A Title Called “Push” With a title like “Push”, we can’t really fault people for thinking all sorts of things up other than it being a movie about gifted beings. The ambiguity in the title did not do best, as expected in saving the film at the US box office but if we were to watch it and give our judgement introspectively, would it be better than we had thought? Of Movers And Shakers… “Push”, for those still in the dark takes place in Hong Kong where an American man, Nick Gant (Chris Evans) has settled in amongst the locals. And by settling in, he is able to converse in basic Cantonese and has taken up to street gambling which we see him being very astute in, using his powers to win bets. His powers is that of the ‘Movers’, which we come to understand from Dakota Fanning’s narration at the very start. Basically, Nick falls into...

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Imagine Me And You (2005)

  What You’re In For: A romantic comedy with a twist. A woman gets married to her best friend to find herself eventually falling in love with the florist who did her flowers at her wedding. She begins to question her sexuality and most of all, her heart when she realizes that she can only choose between the man she married or the woman she fell in love with. The Actors: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey,Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie and Anthony Head The Director: Ol Parker On An Added Note: Not for anti-gays and staunch believers of the bible. If you persist to watch this movie, please do not ruin it for others who do not share the same views as you as this is a beautiful film. Fate Is In The Air Do you believe in Fate? This movie’s philosophy is purely simple. It wraps around the idea of ‘love at first sight’ and spins a tale of unconventional romance, where Fate plays most of its role in the plot. “Imagine Me and You” (IMAY) was released to a limited audience in the US and parts of the world.  It’s movie poster hinted where the movie was obviously heading. Though, with such an approach to a lesbian movie, audiences felt more satisfied going out of the theatre than when they first went in, at that time filled with doubt...

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