Mousehunt Skins Gallery

Monday, November 29, 2010 1 Comments

The skins were introduced ever since the recent King’s Giveaway event and now that the Festive Comet has arrived, 2 more have been added to the list. Here’s a peek of what they look like.

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2011 Line-Up for Warner Bros.

Sunday, November 28, 2010 0 Comments

I really enjoyed this year’s popcorn worthy movies. Numerous titles have yet again been added to my favorite and must-see movie list. Next year though, Warner Bros. has a lot more to offer. They’ve just released their line-up of movies for 2011. The list goes as follows:

Green Lantern.” Each sector of space is protected by a Green Lantern, possessing a power ring that uses a powerful green energy to do anything within the limits of the user's imagination and will power. When the Green Lantern assigned to this sector of space finds himself dying on planet Earth, he tells the ring to find a suitable successor. The chosen replacement, hot-shot test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), finds himself with a new job he never expected...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” In this epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

Sucker Punch.” Director Zach Snyder's epic action fantasy takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl (Emily Browning) whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

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Red Riding Hood.” Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast—one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.

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Happy Feet 2.” The sequel to the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet 2” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting us with the world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore aka Pink) and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams).

Sherlock Holmes 2.” Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure, following the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), as they match wits with their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Jared Harris).

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” The follow-up to the 2008 hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” The new journey begins when young adventurer Sean (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest.

Hereafter.” This Clint Eastwood film tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways: a blue-collar American (Matt Damon) who has a special connection to the afterlife, a French journalist (Cecile de France) who has a near-death experience that shakes her reality, and a London schoolboy who loses the person closest to him. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might—or must—exist in the hereafter.

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Yogi Bear.” Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D!

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The Rite.” Inspired by true events, this psychological thriller follows skeptical seminary student who meets an unorthodox priest (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.

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Unknown.” Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run.

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Crazy, Stupid Love.” When fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).

The Hangover Part II.” Best friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

Horrible Bosses.” For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently.

Final Destination 5.” Death makes a killing in the next installment in the horror series which once again proves that no matter where you run, no matter where you hide…you can’t cheat death.

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The Apparition.” When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple (Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment.

Dolphin Tale.” This 3D family adventure is inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter and the compassionate people (Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd) who banded together to save her life.

Contagion.” Steven Soderbergh's thriller follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Judel Law) struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Hall Pass.” When the two best buddies (Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis) begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a “hall pass,” one week of freedom to do whatever they want…no questions asked.

That’s a great list of titles there. Sucker Punch is looking to be amazingly good plus HP 7 DH Part 2 is of course something to be excited about. I can’t wait!

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Overwhelmed and Happy

Saturday, November 27, 2010 0 Comments

I celebrated my birthday last Wednesday and it’s the best yet. There wasn’t any extravagant parties nor over-the-top expensive gifts yet I felt the love of everyone around me.

At precisely a few minutes past midnight of my birthday, I posted a vodka shots status on my Facebook and within seconds, friends were already replying and sending me greetings. At the end of the day, this was the total tally of comments…

FB status This is not including even the ones who sent me private messages in my inbox. Thanks to the power of the internet.

I took a leave off work for my special day. It was one day not to be thinking anything about stress, work and responsibilities. That didn’t happen entirely but I really didn’t want to dampen my happy mood so I shrugged it off. I love the gifts I’ve received and the love that came with them.

Thanks to everyone who remembered, another year that I’ve become wiser, hopefully this year is another year that will make me a better person and live a more fruitful life.

*Cheers!*

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Secretariat: the Tale of a Hero

Saturday, November 27, 2010 0 Comments

Becoming a hero isn’t dictated by sheer luck or by fate, one chooses to be one. But what is the case when an animal, specifically a horse, becomes one?

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Secretariat is a movie based on the impossible true story of how Big Red becomes a hero to everyone who has come to know him. He is known to everyone as Secretariat, a chestnut brown horse and a 1973 Triple crown winner. The hero spotlight is shared by Penny Chenery, a reluctant housewife who revolutionized horse racing.

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery Tweedy ( Diane Lane ) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing experience. Against all odds, with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), she manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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The inspiring tale will soon be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 & Trinoma).

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Help Save the Tigers!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Looking at my Yahoo homepage yesterday, I saw one disturbing featured article. The tigers have come close to extinction. The majestic cat that I’ve loved so much is almost wiped out of existence by yes you’ve guessed it, the human race. The black market for tiger products has got to be stopped or else it will be too late.

I searched immediately for ways and websites which are leading the initiative to help the big cats. At the Save our Tigers website, this is what greeted me…

save our tigers - cher cabula Doesn’t that disturb you? It’s in our lifetime that there are only a few left. If this doesn’t bother you at all, then it’s high time that you should be concerned. This affects all of us. Who knows what ecological imbalance will result when these big cats are gone?

Just look at how beautiful these creatures are? Aren’t they worth saving? How can you help?

  • Log on to the site (SAVE OUR TIGERS) and pledge your support. I already pledged by signing on one pixel of the picture on the main page.

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  • Spread the word online by blogging about this cause, by roaring it in your Facebook status, like Stripey the Cub on Facebook as well. You can also help spread the word by tweeting or plurking about it.
  • Be informed with the latest happenings in the joint worldwide effort for saving the tigers. Let’s not be defined as the generation who failed in saving the big cats.
  • Donate funds to help in the preservation of existing tigers in captivity.

Don’t just stand idly by, make your efforts count. Do something. Now. Help me and the countless others in this cause. Save our Tigers.

Other sites to visit:

  1. Save the Tiger Fund
  2. Countdown to Extinction
  3. Save Tigers Now

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Happy Lemon Drinks

Sunday, November 21, 2010 0 Comments

While enroute to FullyBooked yesterday at Greenhills Promenade, I happen to notice that the Graphic Novel Section of FullyBooked was now replaced by a new drinks establishment called Happy Lemon and they were having a dry run.

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There were a lot of people milling about, curious just as I was to try out their drinks. The faced looked great and striking. The black tone with yellow border certainly stood out from the natural stone posts of Promenade. The cute lemon logo with the winking face was also an attention grabber.

DSC_0246 DSC_0247I loved the interiors too. You can see everything that’s going on from outside due to the full-length clear glass windows. I love the counter design and the friendly staff. The seating area inside looks cozy enough and the acoustics were good too. Due to the constricted space, there’s an Al Fresco area just in front of the store.

DSC_0248  Because I’m such a fan of milk teas, I ordered a Roasted Milk Tea drink with pearls.

DSC_0249 The lemon drink with yogurt was good too.

I gotta say that I really loved the drinks packaging design. There’s a whole range of flavors I have yet to try. There’s one in particular that’s called flavoured Rock Salts. I wasn’t bold enough to try it but maybe next time I’m in the area, I will. The store will have it’s grand opening this December, watch out for it.

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Harry Potter Mania

Sunday, November 21, 2010 0 Comments

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 is currently delighting fans and newly Potter converts alike in cinemas at this very moment. It is only predictable that a slew of Harry Potter inspired artworks and memorabilia has become visible in all forms of social media and in the internet. I’ve gathered the most interesting ones here for your viewing pleasure.

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Disclaimer: These pictures were found on the net and as such, hard to find the original source. If you want to be credited, just leave a message on this post.

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They’re All Grown Up

Friday, November 19, 2010 0 Comments

After seeing Harry Potter 7 and noting that the ride has almost come to the end. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint has really grown in front of our eyes. See below.

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Don’t miss out seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Read my review HERE.

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The Hunt for Horcruxes and the Deathly Hallows

Friday, November 19, 2010 , 0 Comments

As a fan of the Harry Potter series, I haven't missed any of the movies and although each have been criticized and compared heavily for not being true to the book, as a stand-alone , I think it does well on its own. The movies have given life to the characters I've grown to love and know while immersed in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Now I have faces that I can connect to Harry's character or even Dumbledore's if I happen to re-read the books again.

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The highly anticipated seventh movie from the series is finally here and due to it's sheer length, it has to be cut in half, with the second part to be shown mid of next year. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part ISo when I went to the special premiere by Warner Bros. Philippines the other day, I was more than ecstatic. For a fan, it IS something to be able to watch the movie way ahead of the other anticipating fans all over the world. I felt very privileged. I also kept in mind one thing, I tried to put my frame of mind as someone who hasn't read the book and has just been following the movies this whole time. This way I wouldn't be critical of missing important plot points or characters and just be able to enjoy the movie in totality.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I The seventh movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is mostly about how Harry, Hermione and Ron set about to hunt for the remaining Horcruxes in the hopes of destroying Voldemort once and for all in the final battle. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 The horcruxes need to be destroyed to make sure that the evil lord won't be able to rise again. It is also in this last installment of the series that we'd get to see who will survive the final battle - Voldemort or Harry Potter. Although it's no big secret about who will win, it is Harry's destiny to go through tasks that will strengthen his character and skills and gain the loyalties of friends and acquaintances alike.

I won't be writing down spoilers here since I don't want to ruin it for everyone who hasn't watched it yet but I'll be noting some observations from the film. One thing I'm sure of though, fans will surely love this film more than the others.

  • One noticeable cinematic element throughout the film is it's dark atmosphere. Perhaps the one word I could use to describe the film would be "dark".
    • Dark atmosphere. This is to signify the dark times that everyone even in the muggle world is facing. It feels like there's a storm brewing in the horizon and it's going to break into a heavy downpour any second. It was dark even if Fleur and Bill's wedding celebration was in full swing. Be it happy or sad times, it was always dark and gloomy. Danger was in every corner and in almost everyone.
    • Dark thoughts. We get to see the dark side in key characters very graphically and not just in arguments and fights, a good portrayal of how the current state of the wizarding world is affecting the positive outlook of everyone. We see Ron's doubts in himself and suspicions materialized in front of him. We see our reluctant hero, Harry, face his innermost and darkest thoughts with the task set before him.
    • Dark forebodings. Voldemort is rising in power and although his Dark Mark cannot be seen in the air, it felt like there was an invisible mark everywhere anyway. It felt like everyone is doomed.
    • Dark scenes. There were a lot of killings and the murder scenes here and they didn't shy away from showing it graphically. There's also a lot of blood. I think Harry Potter 7 is not for little kids anymore.

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  • Because they didn't replace any of the actors in the film except for Dumbledore, we've seen them grow. In movie number 7- Harry, Ron and Hermione are all grown-up. Just like in the books, we've seen them become little adults. Gone are the child-like innocence that we've seen in the first movie, for this dark ending - we see young wizards ready to take on Death Eaters on their own.
  • Voldemort is more sinister. We see now just how cruel and powerful he is. Everyone is afraid of him for a reason and this film really captured that. His face is twisted by evil and his powers are deadlier than first imagined. Harry really has his task cut out for him.

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  • In the first movies, there was always a bustle of excitement or a sequence of action scenes that almost always make us revel in wonder about the world of wizards. There were Quidditch matches, tri-wizard cups and magic classes. Here there’s nothing like that, instead you'll be able to feel the hopelessness of each passing day as Harry and his friends try to figure out how to hunt and destroy the horcruxes. The dreary atmosphere and the long nights mirror perfectly how dangerous and impossible their task is.
  • You'll also take note that there's also a lot running in this film. A blur of wizards running and fighting for their lives. Wizards casting killing spells against each other. Little balls of light amidst the chaos. Since our lead characters can now apparate, it shows here how very handy that ability is. It made me wish that I could also do that.
  • There's also no Hogwarts castle here. Mostly dense, dark and gloomy forests. Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run and they found sanctuary in the vast spaces of forests. The nights they spent in the forests also showed us the strengths of their characters. We get to know Ron more and why he's very valuable in Harry's quest. We see Hermione's brilliance and cleverness and Harry's sheer courage and initiative. All three compliment each other and while that, they stood a chance for hope.
  • I also love how the Deathly Hallows story was portrayed much like in the manner of shadow plays. It is told like a children's bedtime story but in reality holds the most powerful magical artifacts of their time. It also gives clarity to what magical aids they can use to battle Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows didn't have a cliffhanger ending. It left just enough for fans to be eager to watch the second one. For me, that last part showed just how much more dangerous and hopeless the wizarding world has become. I give part one to Voldemort. He has succeeded more than the good side did and part two would be a good playground for redemption.

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For me, this latest Harry Potter movie will become a favorite, with HP and the Goblet of Fire coming in a close second. I will now eagerly await the final part. I think it's high time to start another countdown. In between I might read the books again and re-live the magic.

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Thank you Warner Bros. Philippines for the premiere invite esp. to Jay and Ms. Sionee. Until next screening! (Photo Credits Warner Bros.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 

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