Meryl Streep takes on Rock n Roll in Ricki and the Flash

While having breakfast last weekend, I actually got to see a featurette on this upcoming film starring Meryl Streep. In Ricki and the Flash, she plays the role of a “rocker” of sorts as Ricki Rendazzo. During her youth, she gave up a lot of things including the security of having a family to chase her dreams of rock and roll stardom. Years later, she can now redeem herself.

Upcoming Film: Victor Frankenstein

It has been a while since we’ve last seen Daniel Radcliffe on the big screen. In my mind, he’s still the iconic Mr. Potter from the wizarding world of Hogwarts. However, come November, he’ll be playing the role of Igor, the trusted friend and companion of Victor Frankenstein, played by James McAvoy. The movie is in keeping with the heritage of the original book by Mary Shelley but with a new spin to the tale.
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The Martian Second Official Trailer Revealed

One of the great and enjoyable reads I’ve had this year was The Martian by Andy Weir and I just can’t help but look forward to seeing the book adapted for the big screen. What made the book very engaging was Mark Watney’s personality. I think Matt Damon will actually pull it off. The movie boasts of an all star cast as well with Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig and Sean Bean in tow.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Movie Trailer

I love watching coming of age movies and I can’t help but look forward to the movie adaptation of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”. The mood and general feel of the movie reminds me so much of The Fault in our Stars and with the movie’s premise, I feel that there will be great lessons and heartfelt moments to be felt through the characters. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, it is my sincere hope that the movie will capture the spirit of the book.

Free Android Game: Ramboat

I’ve been on the lookout for a good casual shooting game to play on my Android device ever since I finished Major Mayhem a few years back. Oh yes, it’s been years since I’ve liked any shooting game. Well, the good news is that I think I may have found one with Ramboat. It’s a free Android game from the Google Play Store.

Finding Joy with Emotions in Inside Out

From the moment that Pixar released its first ever feature-length film, Toy Story, it had been once successful movie after another. Tomorrow, cinemas will open to show the highly anticipated film, Inside Out. I had the privilege to watch it several weeks ago at a very special press screening and I just have to say that Pixar once again didn’t disappoint.

The Return of the Shake Shake Fries

For the past week or so, my friend L had been raving about McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries. Let me tell you, when you’re in the middle of the work day and all you’ve had for a snack are just plain crackers, you’ll start to get pretty bad cravings. So after driving in traffic for hours last Friday, I swung by the drive-thru and got myself a serving. All smiles after that. :D

The Gift Movie Review

Do you believe in Karma? More so, do you believe that for everything that you’ve done in the past, it will come back to haunt you? That’s the hard lesson that Simon (Jason Bateman) had to learn as he is forced to look within his past in the movie, The Gift. The movie is also directed by Joel Edgerton, co-starring in the film as Gordo. 

Meeting the Directors of Inside Out

Last week, I had the chance to attend a press conference for the movie Inside Out. Featured in the event are co-directors, Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen. Aside from having enjoyed the movie already a week before (review coming out next by the way), it was exciting to get to meet the brains behind the wonderful movie that was already making waves abroad. It’s interesting to note that Ronnie del Carmen is a Filipino who was born and raised in Cavite and this was a homecoming to him of sorts.

Random Things Monday v.04

Hello there and welcoming a brand new month and the first day of the work week. I’ve got a pretty busy week ahead and just before the craziness of the week starts, here are some interesting news for you while you’re drinking your first cup of coffee.

Congratulations Ronda!
I’m a big fan of Ronda Rousey and we are celebrating her phenomenal win over Bethe Correia who was knocked out in 34 seconds. She is the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She is known to trash talk but she is courteous. She has been dissed for her “masculine body” but she has answered this issue with so much class. Plus, she is gorgeous but offers inspiration for women to be taken more seriously not just because of how they looked.