Five Movies. Five Words – Volume 2

So much for consistency eh. I meant to do these posts as a monthly series but it has been three months since my last Five Movies in Five Words post. The idea is to come up with five movies from various genres and capture the essence of the film, or whatever that comes to mind …

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Random Thoughts: What happened to these directors’ (once-promising) career?

As a film director wannabe, I tend to follow the careers of professional filmmakers. To me,they're more interesting than movie stars. Yes, I'm one of the few people who doesn't really care about stars. Years ago, I met Tom Cruise in person and all I said to him was how much I enjoyed his films …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup: Mini[on] review of Despicable Me 2

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope your Summer weekend was a fun one! It's a mellow one after a hectic few weeks for me, though my hubby's triathlon race can't be described as such. Strong thunderstorm nearly canceled the entire thing, but fortunately the short distance still went on, phew! So, did you see any new releases …

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Question of the Week: What movie(s) surprises you most this year?

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your week's been going well. It's been a slow week for me blogging-wise as well as my workload at the office. I hope it's just a Summer thing as people being out on vacation and what not. As you probably know, June was kind of an eventful month that kept me …

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FlixChatter Review: Pacific Rim

... I remember back in 2008 when I saw the trailers for Iron Man. My hubby was excited for it but I kept rolling my eyes when it came on and said how silly and vapid it looked, only to be bowled over when I finally got around to seeing it. It's the same case …

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Sidney Pollack Blogathon: Castle Keep (1969)

This post is part of the Sydney Pollack Blogathon spearheaded by Ratnakar of Seetimaar - Diary of a Movie Lover Blog. Check out his blog for more posts on the acclaimed director. Greetings, all and sundry! After a brief, enjoyable respite between guest posts. I've been asked by our hostess, Ruth to add my unique …

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My [California] Weekend Roundup

Hello everyone! Hope y'all had a nice weekend. Yes I know it's a bit late of a weekend roundup, but I spent the last five days in sunny California, which was a much-needed break. Two of my best friends recently moved to San Diego and Tempe, Arizona respectively, so it was sort of a mini-reunion …

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New Releases Double Reviews: World War Z & White House Down

WORLD WAR Z Based on a popular novel by Max Brooks, this big budgeted film was plagued with troubled production and ran well over its original budget, reportedly somewhere around $170-200 mil (the original budget was set around $150 mil). The film was scheduled to open last December but because of rewrites and reshoots of …

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FlixChatter Review: Monsters University

I remember rolling my eyes when I first heard of Pixar making a prequel of Monsters Inc., one of my favorites from its canon of animated features. But then I saw the trailer and I thought it looked pretty funny, and got me curious if revisiting the world of the colorful monsters would be well …

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