A Peek at Dark Places

One of the two movies coming out this year that are adaptations from Gillian Flynn’s novels is Dark Places. I read this book March of last year and I couldn’t stop raving about it. The title only gives you a hint at how dark the book is. I recommend that you read the book first before this film comes out in September.

Rurouni Kenshin Stars & Director to be in Manila for the Premiere

I love getting to read good news from my inbox first thing in the morning and I’m more than thrilled to share that aside from saying that it’s nearly August, meaning the opening date for the sequel Kyoto Inferno is drawing ever near, it was also jointly announced by William Ireton and Francis Soliven that the director and stars of the movie will grace the premiere for the film on August 6th. Mr. William Ireton is the President and Representative Director of Warner Entertainment Japan Inc. and Mr. Francis Soliven is the General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

Score Big with Fish out of Water

Here’s another game from Halfbrick Studios that will surely give you instant fun. I stumbled upon Fish out of Water from one of the game lists published on Android Police. Fish out of Water is a free Android game that you can download from the Google Play Store. The download will occupy 40MB of your storage space.
On initial play through of the game, I was instantly charmed by the graphics. It will certainly appeal to a younger audience but will be appreciated by adult players too. It has cute renderings of the different kinds of fish available as well as brightly colored crabs.

Jake Gyllenhaal Explores Two Personalities in Enemy

I haven’t seen a psychological thriller in a while and it looks like I’m going to get my fix in the upcoming thriller, Enemy which is set to hit Philippine theaters on July 30th. The movie Enemy, stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the roles of Adam and Anthony. While the two may be mistaken as identical twins, Adam is a university lecturer while Anthony is an actor. Neither knows of the other’s existence until Adam happened to watch a film with Anthony in it.

Jersey Boys: Of Music, Trials and Perseverance

When I was invited to a special screening of Jersey Boys, I knew that I would be in for a musical night. I didn't know the group featured in the film, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and I had no idea what their songs were, much less the music genre they belonged to. What I didn't expect was just how much I enjoyed their story and their music. It was that kind of music that made me nostalgic because it reminded me of the songs I get to listen to on Sundays when my dad was still alive.

An Inspiring Google Doodle

Last Friday, July 18th, amidst the rush of doing work tasks and the sense of desperation from not having electricity for several days, I spied on the Google Doodle logo for the day and they were celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday. I’ve featured several Google Doodles before but this was the most inspiring series I’ve seen yet.

Annabelle Gets Her Own Film

Last year’s big horror film hit, The Conjuring earned James Wan renowned praises for making his mark in the horror film genre. The movie was one of the brilliantly scariest films I’ve endured so far. One of the side stories in the film was the story of Annabelle. Although it didn’t get enough coverage for the plot of the film, she sure got enough buzz after The Conjuring came out. This was especially when people got to sharing around links of the history of the Annabelle doll. (Sites like this)

In truth, Annabelle is an antique Raggedy Ann doll but for the movie, The Conjuring she was given a creepier and scarier make-over.

Top Joey Moments

I’m just about done with my nth marathon of FRIENDS and it still never fails to chase the blues away especially the funny scenes with Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc). As a homage to one of the most interesting characters in FRIENDS, here are my top Joey moments.

Ichiban! Who can forget this commercial that Joey did that only aired in Japan? Woot! Ice blue lips!

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Last week's big hit was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Prior to watching it, I had expressed a bit of ignorance and disinterest in the film franchise. I'm glad I gave it a chance. I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes before attending the advanced screening last Tuesday and I got acquainted with the world of Caesar. Caesar (Andy Serkis) was an ape born with a genetic anomaly. He inherited the traits from an experimental drugs that was passed on to him by his mother. I soon came to know what made Caesar special and terrifying in the first film. With the ending so fresh in my mind, I couldn't wait to see what happens next.

The Next Spy Movie–Kingsman: The Secret Service

To be honest, I’ve never seen Colin Firth star in an action film, much less be the star of the upcoming film Kingsman: The Secret Service. The film is loosely based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It tells of the story of Harry Hart (Colin Firth), a veteran agent as he trains a young protégé that he found in the persona of Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton). As it turns out, his protégé is a juvenile delinquent who can do parkour, skilled at pickpocket and has mean driving skills.