Month: March 2009

“WINDSTRUCK”

To you who believe in true love, Windstruck was lead by the korean artist JI-HYUN JUN as Kyungjin, HYUK JANG played the role of Myungwoo. When police officer Kyungjin accidentally met Myungwoo in a crime , she found out that he was a really nice guy.Kyungjin got into a fight with a bunch of highschool kids and got trouble in a big gun fightbetween rival drug dealers. Myungwoo tried to help her but theres something happened that forces them to stayed all day long. They got closer to each other not knowing he was already falling in love with her. The actors really shows the character of  the person they portraying. Lead actress JI-HYUN JUN  played the role with perfect emotions and actings that makes the movie really effective. HYUK JANG perfectly fits the role of Myungwoo. All in all, perfect choose of actor and actress. Another thing that can took your attention, is the wonderful background music . As the movie goes by , unfogettable events compliments with the right choose of music. It was very captivating and it really suits every scenery of the...

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Twilight (2008)

About three things I was absolutely positive. First, this movie adaptation from the New York Times bestseller was very well done. Second, the film definitely kept me engaged as I thirsted for more. And third, I am patiently and eagerly awaiting the sequel. The movie Twilight dwells upon the theme of undying love…literally. Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison) & Isabella Swan (Kristen Stewart) star as the two romantically linked couple in this film about the good, the bad, and the inbetweens about love. From when their eyes first meet, there is an undeniable chemistry. Much like any other chemical equation, a catalyst is needed. In this case it was the fateful meeting in the school parking lot. Where Edward would save Isabella’s life and there by declaring his feelings of adoration. Edward is distant and cold for most of the beginning of this film. His chivalrous deeds clash with his withdrawn behaviour towards Bella. Although this sets off signs to Bella that he is not interested in her, Edward, being the knight in shining armor that he is, is only trying to protect her from himself. As the two spend more time probing their misleading relationship, Bella learns of who Edward really is and attempts to come to terms with it. Ironically enough, it wasn’t Bella that needed to come to terms with this…it was Edward. The fear of turning someone he...

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Rachel Getting Married

Jonathan Demme’s movies are at their best when they capture the messiness of ordinary life. Rachel Getting Married succeeds brilliantly in doing just that. This is the best movie Demme has made in years. He sets the story during the celebration of a family wedding and unveils the joys and sorrows typical of families that often occur at such a major event. Anne Hathaway, in a major departure from her virtuous Princess Diaries role, is Kym, a young woman leaving drug rehab to attend her sister Rachel’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding. She is greeted by her affectionate father (Bill Irwin) and gradually is reunited with her family who is busy with preparations for the wedding. The screenplay by Jenny Lumet, daughter of Sidney Lumet, does a masterful job of teasing us with revelations of friction in the relationship of this family because of Kym’s drug abuse. Early on we are introduced to a family tragedy. The family son was killed and we discover hints that Kym might have been responsible. The resolution is delayed until the resentments that have been building climax with a heated argument between the sisters. Early on there is a dinner for family and friends to celebrate the wedding. Guests take turns giving speeches about the future newlyweds. These scenarios have so much authenticity that it feels non-scripted. There is the use of overlapping dialogue, in...

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DVD Review: Happy-Go-Lucky

I’m giving Happy-Go-Lucky one star on the silly, controversial rating scale and tossing my hands in the air. It is a ridiculous film. My not being fond of British humor, nor glorified stupidity, Happy-Go-Lucky lacks any sort of appeal and meanders on for two hours. The story revolves around Poppy, a childish and slap-happy 30 year-old woman who refuses to live life soberly and tries to make the best out of everything she encounters. However, there are many people around her who don’t exactly live life to the fullest, including her cranky driving instructor and heated ballet instructor. Even when encountering these deadbeats and her own life issues, Poppy maintains to embrace life like gold. Though Sally Hawkins gives an enthusiastic performance, her character Poppy is naïve, arrogant, and overly-enthusiastic, leaving viewers more or less bothered by her headstrong antics.  Her character proves that watching someone routinely happy becomes simultaneously irksome and depressing. Unfunny, overrated, and entirely random, director Mike Leigh’s moderately improvised tale of Poppy is unbearably aggravating and one of the most over-promoted films of 2008. Nominated for an Oscar for best writing, the only thing I found worth celebrating here are the rolling of the credits once the film ends. It feels like and looks like a mess, unable to please those not fond of British banter. This British comedy is something that one must acquire a taste...

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Watchmen

     Watchmenwas a 12 issue comic series, compiled into a graphic novel, written by comic legend Alan Moore. Over the years, many film adaptations have been put into action, from the likes of filmmakers such as Darren Aranofsky and Paul Greengrass, but ultimately failed to materialize. But in 2007, Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead and 300 fame, unveiled the teaser poster of his adaptation of the book. Ever since, die hard fans such as myself have been buzzing and waiting for the moment we got to see the graphic novel we so loved very much surface on the silver screen. I must say, Watchmen was a treat to watch. The film, starring Billy Crudup, Mailn Ackerman, Patrick Wilson, Jeffery Dean Morga, Carla Gugino, Matthew Goode, and Jackie Earle Haley as the vigilante Rorschach was a sight to behold.      The film takes place in an alternate 1985. Richard Nixon is entering his 5th term as President. The Vietnam War has been won by the super-human being of Dr. Manhattan (Crudup). The Soviet Union is narrowing in on nuclear power, and is set to invade Afganistan. The Keane Act has outlawed any type of vigilante work. And a man named Edward Blake has just been murdered in New York. A masked vigilante named Rorschach (Haley), who refuses to quit his job, unveils that Blake is actually The Comedian, a superhero who...

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