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Watchmen: B+/A-

In Flicks, Size: Grande on March 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I went to the 12mn showing of Watchmen last night.  And I was happy with my decision to not read the last chapter of the novel because the ending of the film made up a big part of the reason why I loved the movie.

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I shall return to the book to finish reading later but for now, here’s my review: Read the rest of this entry »

VCB: B+/A-

In Flicks, Size: Grande on March 3, 2009 at 3:16 am

Meet Vicky…

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…and Cristina

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…in the romantic city of Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Amore Nel Paradiso.

In Flicks, Size: Grande on June 17, 2008 at 8:53 am

Alfredo said, “Life is not like the movies. It is much harder.” And this is the very story that Cinema Paradiso presented. A man helplessly in love with a woman fails to witness a fairy-tale ending to their love story. It was one that wasn’t lacking nor in excess of romanticism. The secret meetings, the waiting and hoping, and even the traditional writing of letters were all there. This could only cover one of the many themes Cinema Paradiso was able to encapsulate throughout the 3-hour running time of the movie. If there was one prominent theme here, it was that of love. But it wasn’t just about love for a woman.

Amante. The romantic love that lingered between two characters until their old age is one of the strongest proofs that even as time passes by, despite the number of people we meet, the heart surely never forgets.

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Shoot now. Sightsee later.

In Flicks, Size: Grande on June 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm

A friend recommended this movie and without a clue as to what it’s about, I obediently downloaded it. Not even exerting some effort to look for the plot, I quickly watched it after it finished downloading. Even with some work that needs to be done, I thought this is probably worth spending some time on. It had an interesting title.

In this movie “In Bruges”, I personally thought Colin Farrell did an amazing, and interesting, acting in this movie. The expressions, the witty remarks, the humor… Gotta love the Irish guy in this movie. Add to that the irony that is found between the violence/goriness/thrill and the fairy-tale-ish/romantic/idyllic scenery that is Bruges.

Watch the trailer and it might interest you as well.

PS I thought “Bruges” was some foreign language that meant something… interesting. At the risk of sounding stupid, I even read it “Bru-ges”. Perhaps the most unsophisticated way of reading it. HA. HA. HA. I didn’t know a place as such existed in Belgium. Plus it was recommended by a German lad. I must be forgiven…