Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Director
Zack Snyder

Screenwriter
Emil Stern
John Orloff

Starring
Emily Barclay
Abbie Cornish
Emilie de Ravin
Ryan Kwanten
Jay Laga'aia
Miriam Margolyes
Helen Mirren
Sam Neill
Richard Roxburgh
Geoffrey Rush







Synopsis
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

Movie Review
The best 3D animation I’ve seen! I love the story, the animation and the owls all look so cute that I want to hug and squeeze them! The characters were finely detailed not like the other 3D animations that I watched before and I suggest you watch it in 3D. It’s a movie that everyone would enjoy, if you had a crappy or stressful day this movie is the best medicine for you! Do you remember how it felt when you day dreamed about your favorite bed time story? The fear you felt when you saw Sleeping Beauty hypnotized and she was about to touch the needle and the wonderful feeling of a happy ending? This movie made me remember it exactly how I felt when I was 6 years old! It’s a great movie that couples, family, and friends would enjoy.


My favorite characters
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My ratings:
Animation 10/10
Story 9/10
Overall Experience 9.5/10




Synopsis & picture source : http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=4408

M. Night Shyamalan's DEVIL

Director
John Erick Dowdle

Producer(s)
John Erick Dowdle
Drew Dowdle
M. Night Shyamalan
Sam Mercer

Screenplay
Brian Nelson

Story
M. Night Shyamalan

Cast
Chris Messina
Bojana Novakovic
Logan Marshall-Green
Jenny O'Hara
Jacob Vargas
Matt Craven
Bokeem Woodbine
Geoffrey Arend






Synopsis
Five strangers (namely Sarah, Tony, Ben, Jane and Vince) were trapped in an elevator, at first, they thought it was due to maintenance but later did they know something was in store for them. While waiting for the elevator to work again, mysterious things starts to happen, the elevator lights would start to flicker, turn off and after a few seconds the lights would turn on and horror unleashes!

First lights off and on, Sarah gets injured by having a cut at her back, as the security watches what happens and helps them get out of the elevator, they reported the incident to the police. At the same time, detective Bowden is investigating a suicide that happened in the same building and helps with the elevator incident. He did a background check with all five people and found out that each stranger had a dark past. Every time the lights would flicker, it’s a sign that something was about to happen, later did they know, that was the sign that one of them was about to die.

As the first victim dies, everyone was being to each other and try to stay alive as long as possible while detective Bowden helps them get out of the elevator and solve the mind blowing case as soon as possible.

Movie Review
After watching this movie, I told myself, “I will not…. WILL NOT…. Use my cellphone as a flashlight, I will not sleep alone in the dark for a couple of days and I will not buy those big black contact lenses from GEO!” Knowing that this movie is by M. Night Shyamalan, I was really having doubts in watching it but good thing I did. After the Sixth Sense, this is by far a job well done, maybe because it was directed by another and not Shyamalan. The movie is mind blowing for me and I was caught off guard when I knew who the devil was. We all know that Shyamalan love putting a twist in his stories and he did a good job on this one. I would have to admit that I did not see that twist coming. I loved the movie twist; I really did, but the ending? Not so much. I also like the story of having a detective check their background instead of just hearing and introducing themselves as they were stuck in the elevator and getting killed one by one. There are scenes that I really loved and there scenes that you would say “How stupid?!”

In my point of view, M. Night Shymalan should just stick to writing or being a producer and let others direct the movie for him. I know it’s a harsh thing to say, but for me, it’s better off that way.

My overall rating for the movie would be a 7.5 out of a 10.

Two Funerals - My Premiere Night Experience and Movie Review

TWO FUNERALS
Director
Gil Portes

Screenplay
Enrique V. Ramos

Cast
Tessie Tomas
Xian Lim
Jeffrey Quizon
Robert Arevalo
Benjie Felipe
Mon Confiado
Princess Manzon

AWARDS
Special Jury Prize
People's Choice Award
Best in Screenplay
Best in Cinematography
Best Director in Cinemalaya 2010

SYNOPSIS
After a terrible bus accident with a number of victims that perished, Cito and Pilar Buensuceso mourn for their daughter’s death. Their daughter, Carmela “Charm” was soon to be wed with Gerry before the she was killed in the accident. Her father and fiancĂ© brought her home to Tuguegarao, Cagayan and when Pilar opened Charm’s casket she was stunned to see a middle aged man. Cito had a heart attack after finding out this happened while Pilar and Gerry were furious! Pilar and Gerry left for Gapan, Nueva Ecija to find out that her daughter’s body was accidentally sent to the middle-aged man, Salvador “Dodong” Buenviaje’s hometown in Matnog, Sorsogon. They set off with two of Gerry’s friends to claim Charms body and give her proper burial.

Meanwhile, in Matnog, Mulong received the grief news that his older brother, Dodong has passed away due to a bus accident and his casket arrived with the news as well. This is when we found out that the middle-aged man was a fugitive and became a hitman. Mulong was also surprised to see Charm’s body in the casket instead of his brother. Since there was bounty in his brother’s head, Mulong and his friend Lucio took advantage of the opportunity to get the reward and make a profit by arranging a wake that was supposed to be for his brother.
The setting of the story takes place during Holy Week, as Pilar travels from one town to another, there different scenarios on how they take Holy Week seriously and how some disregard it.


PREMIERE NIGHT EXPERIENCE
I went to the premiere night of “Two Funerals” with two of my friends, Ate Mae and Celica, and thank goodness I asked them to come along! After being so busy with work and being out of my social life, I forgot how premiere nights really were. Lots of people, media, games, freebies, the red carpet, the cast, the director, the interviews, the picture taking and of course the thank you speeches! I really wonder how or what I’d look like if my friends weren’t there with me, I guess I wouldn’t have fun at all. We stood near the reception table and all of a sudden Will DeVaughn arrived! Ate Mae has this huge crush on him that I automatically followed him so I can get a lot of picture for her. Next thing I know, we were already in front of the stage and the cast started arriving. The camera men, reporters and photographers started to barge in on them and I went with them. I took pictures like I was with the media but I was only using my cellphone camera and I enjoyed it! I also noticed that Celica was also taking pictures and the funny thing is, she was taking picture of almost every guys denim jeans that she could use as an additional info for her report at work! The best part of it was Ate Mae, Celica and I didn’t expect we’d seethe cast and of course Director Gil Portes up close.

I was overwhelmed with Gil Portes when I saw him, especially when he was saying his thank you speech and when he asked if everyone can go inside the movie house. I loved his voice, on how heartfelt he said his speech, I was also surprised that he was only a few seats away from us and we were in the deluxe section. Later did I realize that he was observing the audio, he would shout “Louder!” or “Sounds! Sounds!” and I loved that about him.

MOVIE REVIEW / RATING
I really loved this indie film, it’s a drama and comedy film, everyone was laughing when there was a funny scene, almost everyone applauded and when it came it the drama part everyone was quiet as if the scenario was sinking into them. Tessie Tomas did a great job in acting as strong mother and wife as she travel, I loved how Xiam Lim cried and how Jeffrey Quizon made me laugh with his acting. The story was well plotted, there questions that was raised during the movie and a shocking twist in the end. If you’re a romantic comedy, a melodrama movie person or a movie person that loves a deep story then you’ll definitely love this movie.

For my overall rating, I give “Two Funerals” an 8 out of 10.

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