Let’s take a break from Who Did It Best again, shall we? I need to post several reviews here from my Multiply, just so I can update my WP haha! Nah, I’m still not in a blogging mode nowadays. I miss those days, though. The time where I won’t pass a day or a week without blogging. I don’t know, maybe blogging is not my thing anymore. I hope not. Anyway, here are some movie reviews I posted some place else. A documentary, two romantic/comedy one will definitely love, and an indie film which will represent our country in the next year’s Academy awards.
This film made me respect THE Meryl Streep even more. Maximum and highest respect, man! I mean seriously, can she play a role that would make anyone turn the player off or walk out of the movie house? The answer is a resounding no. Not Ms. Streep, not in our lifetime. She never ceases to amaze me, I tell you. And watching her in Julia and Julia is an understatement. Hands down to you, Meryl!
This film is a winner. This film offers acting in its grandest. This film is wow. This film is a must watch. This film will make you hungry. This film is no-nonsense. This film is unbelievable. This film I’m gonna watch again!
I love the split screen part where they showed the Expectation and Reality. I have some similar instances wherein I ran that same scenario in my head thinking of what to do and what not to do in a certain time. I also loved the narration part. I kind of reminded me of the movie Amelie.
I have to admit that, yes, I nearly cried with some of the scenes. But my most favorite was the one when they were sitting on a bench, and then:
Summer: I woke up one morning and I just knew.
Tom: Knew what?
Summer: What I was never sure of with you.
Aaaargh, that really hits the spot for me! I think I’ll forever be a Tom Hansen, I just haven’t met my Summer haha! But yeah, I super love this movie. A friend told me that this is this year’s best film. I have to agree with him, because it’s true, relevant, with killer lines, and an exceptional one. I’d love to watch it over and over again. Thumbs up to all the people behind this movie!
I still can’t help but feel sad about what happened to The King Of Pop. Especially after watching it. But that’s a shouting proof on how fleeting life is. Even if you’re the richest man, or in this case one of the most famous celebrity in the Entertainment industry, you’re still vulnerable. What MJ’s life taught us is that we have to make use of the remaining time we have here in planet Earth, and that we need to live life to its fullest.
Watching the documentary pains me. For some reason, it’s like part of our lives were also taken to the grave 6 feet under. I don’t know why. It just goes to show the impact he made to me, to most of us, be it your a fan or not. But I also felt good upon watching it. It’s because it showed us not just the star side of Jacko, but also his human side. He kid around, make funny gestures, and serious with performing. It’s like a relief to me, really. Seeing him that way.
Aside from the ending, which really gave me goosebumps all the way, my most favorite part was the Thriller presentation. It’s like watching an actual revamped version of the song’s music video. Hands down to all the people behind This Is It! And to Michael Jackson, again, you’ll forever be missed. We’ll see you someday.
As what I have stressed out before, I love watching Indie films. And this one becoming our official entry to next year’s Academy Awards made me want to see it more. Each year, I have been feeling all positive about our entries, and Ded Na Si Lolo won’t be any exception. I am just so happy how a film can really mirror our traditions and culture in a perspective where most of us can relate to. I hope the Oscar jurors would give this one a chance. I strongly believe that this movie would be a stand out from the lists of entries. Let’s cross our fingers!
The cast was amazing! Roderick Paulate, Manilyn Reynes, Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Dick Israel. They all made the movie a breath of fresh air. I love how they made acting seem so easy. Most of us will definitely relate to each character. It’s like I can see my aunts and uncle watching them!
I love the story’s twist at the latter part. It made me teary eyed! And most of all, what I liked is that this film discusses about family ties. That despite what happened, family is always there and the love you have for them will never change. I will definitely watch this again. A good movie that will give you a good laugh, and a realization on how unique and distinct our culture is.