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The Golden Compass

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View trailer here. Ok…I kinda like the poster. The icy blue shades…kinda makes you think its a Snow Queen movie of some sort…and the huge polar bear reminds of those polar bears in Chronicles of Narnia. The trailer…hmm didn’t really like it…again looks too much like Narnia…from the colours…the effects…even how the animal looks like…Neither can I really get what the movie is about…and from my perspective…it looks all too similar to Narnia. Sure the poster and trailer looks pretty and all…but overall it doesn’t really grab me.

Becoming Jane

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View the trailers here and here. Ok I love period/costume dramas. I love the effort trying to keep the language/settings/costumes true to the era. And I’m really looking forward to this. I like the trailers and all. The scenes look pretty…of course it definitely reminds me of Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice…I hope its as good.

Enchanted

View the trailer here. The trailer is out…but not the poster…thats weird. Haha…this film looks cute. The trailer starts off like the typical old fashion Disney fairytale with the whole singing thing… suddenly we see the princess being push into the fountain…and drops right into the real world…then she goes around New York looking for a way to get home to her prince…and ta da …she bumps into McDreamy. You know what I’m interested…seems like a fun comedy watch…How will a fairytale princess survive in the real world…

I Know Who Killed Me

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View the trailer here. Hmm the blue glowing flower…it does look mysterious…with the blood dripping off it at the bottom…but other than that I don’t get the significance of the flower…what does it suppose to mean? This must be Lindsay Lohan’s first thriller right? The trailer is so so…has the typical trailer of a thriller look. First we meets Aubrey…then she goes missing…and when she’s found…it isn’t really Aubrey…its Dakota…a girl who looks like Aubrey ( Lindsay back to her Parent Trap days playing twins?)…Are they really twins? Different people? Or is the case of a split personality? I’m keen to watch this. I wanna know what happens. If I have to make a guess here…I think its the split personality thing.

Bratz

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View the trailer here. Another poster out. Now we get to see part of their face. The trailer is ok I guess for teenagers. We see some pretty girls wearing some pretty clothes…talking about being BFF (I hate the stupid BFF things)…Then we meet a mean girl who shows them the cliques ( like in Mean Girls isn’t it) at school and wants to seperate them (aww…what a major disaster)…somewhere along they do join the cliques and weren’t BFFs anymore…One day all being stuck at detention…they reunite believing that they should all be themselves and BFFs again…or something like that. Frankly I’m not really interested in this little flick…but I might just watch it…just to see how bad it could be…cause it does look a little crappy. Now I’m wondering when are they going to make a live action movie of Barbie.

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When are we ever gonna see Catcher in the Rye on the big screen…probably never right…And since I am a fan of the book…and love movies…I do hope that an adaptation will be made. Well for now what we get are movies/stories inspired by the book…and what we have here is a flick where a troubled teenager, who feels strongly that the book relates to what he’s going through, goes on a journey to meet J.D Salinger.

You know what…this movie was extremely dull and boring…trying way too hard to be a serious thought provoking flick…instead it looks like a typical straight to video teen flick about an angst ridden teen.

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Firstly, I hardly believe D.J Qualls as Neil the rebellious teenager…that confrontation scene with a fellow classmate…that was far fetch…he was hardly intimidating…the other guys could easily have jump him some other time. And tell me what are the chances of a pretty girl like T.J having a crush on Neil before she even gets to know him…Then the whole trip to New York thing…the whole self exploration thing…meeting with some trouble and shady people…wanting to kill J.D Salinger….what issit with fans trying to kill their supposed heroes anyway…?? And of course it all had to end with T.J being sick and dying…rather typical isn’t it …?? But then again the problem isn’t with how typical the storyline is…its how it was told…it was weak…you’d hardly feel anything for the characters.

I say…if you absolutely have to watch it cause of its relation to Catcher in the Rye…I’d advise you to just rent it…it’s not for keeps.

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Went to the bookshop recently and saw the new Teen Vogue…and the cast of Harry Potter was on the cover!! Take a look at the pictures below. Aren’t the pictures gorgeous. And what a beautiful location…a very posh looking mansion.

Love the clothes….they’re preppy and look very expensive. Haha…I actually like Emma’s hair like that… big and messy…kinda reminds me of Hermione’s hair in the first movie…then it started getting neater and neater.

Anyway enjoy the pictures…click to view a larger version.


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I’ve never read or seen the play which was written by JM Barrie. What I know of Peter Pan is based on the Disney movie which I saw ages ago and that Hook movie where Robin Williams play the adult Peter Pan…yes go figure. So I do know the basic storyline. Wendy the girl on the verge of womanhood who has been told by her parents to grow up. Peter , the boy who never grows up. Peter listening to Wendy’s stories and taking her and her brothers away to Neverland. Then there’s the Lost Boys and of course Captain Hook…yes I do know the basic. Have to say though that even as a child Peter Pan just wasn’t the story that I was really particularly interested off or fascinated by.

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But I am really really glad to have finally decided to watch this movie four years after its theatrical release. This movie was fantastic. It was magical. I loved the fact they used pretty much relative unknowns to play the lead of Peter and Wendy…and they truly were their part and there was great chemistry between the leads too. Jeremy’s Peter was brash, cocky, charming, brave and mischievous…He was the boy who never grew up. And boy did he really flew…Must be hard on his part doing all those stunts. And then there’s Wendy the girl who captured Peter’s attention and ours too. Rachel’s Wendy was sweet, innocent, wide eyed with curiosity, brave, adventurous, maternal and extremely mature with the inevitable fact that in the end they all had to go home and grow up.

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The story itself was great with all its symbolism and was told in such a charming manner. You know what… I also thought the set was pretty cool too. From Captain Hook’s ship to the Lost Boys’cave to the forests of Neverland…it looks like the ultimate playground for the children who never grow up. Wish you could explore and fly too don’t you? Honestly I never thought I would enjoy or like the movie as I did…I finally get why the story of Peter Pan appealed to a lot of people. By the end of it…I wanted to be 12 again too. I mean I’d rather be 12 and hate the idea of growing than actually be a grown up.

I loved it. I found the movie truly magical. Great fun for kids and the whole family. I would definitely recommend this movie.

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I finally manage to import everything to wordpress. Yes finally. The sidebar looks ok… I can pretty much start posting again.

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A struggling actress gets brutally killed and the cops are scrambling to solve the murder…film noir style of course.

What is film noir? That is the question… I went to wikipedia and searched for it. So its basically a stylish crime drama that’s usually visually black and white or using dark tones. Usually between 1940’s-1950’s. And of course they usually have the narration thing. A grim brooding mysterious voice. “ It was a dark wet night. We were waiting outside the suspects when…”Haha…that’s how they usually start of right? Anyway I didn’t read the whole wikipedia article…just too long…I’m not a film student.

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I’m not really sure what I think of the film. It was interesting to say the least…seeing that I’m not familiar with the whole film noir genre…this is only the second film of the genre that I’ve seen. The first being Brick…but Brick one could say was a modern take…an adaptation of the classic film noir…where the setting is a high school…and I thought Brick was cool…smart and slick. Way way different from anything I’ve ever seen. I didn’t think the same way about the Black Dahlia.

The Black Dahlia was dark, grim, long and dreary. Things just seemed overly dramatic and sensual (was this supposed to be so?) I was also under the impression that the movie would be more on the case…the mystery of her death…but it took a turn and instead focused on how the case consumed a pair of detectives and a girlfriend (ok again…maybe this was the case in the book which the movie was based on). In the end…I was rather lost…couldn’t keep up with all the plots…I guess maybe film noir isn’t the genre for me. But I would definitely choose Brick over this.

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Hello Again!

I’ve been having some trouble with Blogger lately…and well I thought…lets just move everything to WordPress. Still need getting use to the new format. I need to put in new links and a whole lot of other stuff. And I still need to import some of the stuff from Blogger too. That will take time. Hopefully I will get everything done soon. This will be my first post in weeks. So here goes…

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