Thursday, February 19, 2009

Movie reviews and more

First of all, I want to thank the people that read my blog, that is following it and who ever took the time to leave me messages, just want you to know that they are greatly appreciated.

I am currently working on new posts, please bear with me. The following are post that you soon will see on my blog.

Why I came to Canada: The story behind my drastic decision to leave everything in the U.S.A, to pursuit love, freedom and to experience the real world. It is really long so please be patient with this one.

My first love: A crazy tale on how I met my first love, why was he my first love even if people disagreed.

My Valentine’s Special: I know, Valentine’s is over but what I have to say, doesn’t have an expiration date. The truth is that I was busy doing other things so I had no time to work on this.

Inspired by two movies, “Towel Head” and “Under the same moon”: These movies inspired me to write about something that is close to my heart.

A letter to my grandmother

Things I hate about me / don’t give a damn: Pretty self explanatory

Things I love about me

My teenage years: My perspective while growing up

Ohh man, this looks like a lot of things to write about, well just give me a few months to write everything

Before I write all these, let me just give you a review on movies that I recently saw.

Igor Animated (Voice of John Cusack): An Igor dreams to invent an evil machine to win a competition and get recognition and respect from everyone specially his master. What a piece of crap movie! It sucked. It was boring, not funny at all and too scary for little kids. Don’t bother.

Open season Part two Animated(Voice of Joel Mchale and Mike Epps )Following the adventures of a bear, a dear and a domesticated dog that wants to be wild or vile like he says because he is a(German dog, can’t pronounce the “w”). This movie was alright, it had some funny parts, and kids from all ages will enjoy it. It wasn’t as good as the first one but hey, if you got kids, give it a shot.

Bolt Animated (Voice of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus) : A dog star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. This movie was ok, it is totally guided for a younger kid audience, if you are an adult and are looking for something fun and funny, I am not sure this will be the right choice.

Madagascar Part two Animated:(Voice of Ben stiller and Chris Rock) The sequel to 2005's "Madagascar", in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, start to leave the island. I enjoyed watching this movie, it was funny, it had a lot of adult jokes with out being to “adult” fun for everyone. I thought it was better than the first one. I recommend it.

Coroline 3D animated: (Voice of Dakota Fanning and Terry Hatcher): A tale of unhappy girl, who steps into an alternate-life parents dote on her, but there is something sinister about their desire to keep her from returning home. I saw this at the movie theater , I was so exited in the beginning because I had a pair of 3D glasses and everything looked so cool but as the movie unfolded I started to get this uneasy feeling and feeling kind of scared. I don’t know maybe I am just a chicken but this movie is way to dark and scary definitely not for small children, maybe for pre-teens. I don’t know if I should recommend it, follow your gut.

Rocknrolla:(Starring Tom Wilkinson and Gerrard Butler)In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of who are looking to get rich quick. Not my type of movie but I have to admit that it was not one of those cheezy action movies; it was smart and full of surprises. I recommend watching this movie but it’s one of those that you have to really pay attention because if you don’t you might lose a bit of the story.

Towel head:( Aaron Eckhart and Tony Collete) An Arab-American teenager is trying to find herself, exploring her sexuality and her identity divided by two cultures while a perv of a neighbor is molesting her. I loved this movie, one because I have felt divided by two cultures while growing up and another because I have lived with a middle eastern man and I can understand their culture. I definitely recommend watching this movie; it has a good message and a good story. It showed me that some of us can really make a difference in someone’s life that is need.

Rachel getting married:(Starring Anne Hathaway) A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding. This movie was ok, I understood the story and was able to see all side of the story, the pain that the family and the recovering addict were going through. Honestly it was a an ok movie, if you want to see it don’t pay for it, just see it online

Under the same moon :( Starring Kate Del Castillo and Eugenio Derbez) A little boy leaves Mexico in search of his mother that went to the U.S.A to look for a job so that she can give him a better life. This movie is not for everybody. In my case I have a weak spot for this type of movies because I personally know people that share this story. I cried because I have seen the struggles of this people to make it to the states and many of them have lost their lives in search of the American dream. I recommend this movie, not because it’s a great movie in fact the ending kind of suck, but because It shows the other side of the story of Mexican immigrants that go to the states to find work and how everyday they have to fight the same battle, not getting caught by immigration and be sent home without a penny in their pockets.

Body of Lies: (Starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crow) A CIA agent uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. This movie was pretty good, it had some action, smart plot, very entertaining and had interesting points of view. I strongly recommend it.

Vicki,Cristina,Barcelona: (starring: Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson) two friends embark on a journey to Spain. Vicki is an analytical, down to earth girl basically a miss goody two shoes control freak. Christina is more of a dreamer; go with the flow kind of girl. They meet a charming artist and his not so charming psycho killer ex wife.(Psycho killer q u'est-ce que c'est? fa fa fa fa far better, run run run run away Oh oh oh) Ok, sorry I couldn’t help myself, back to the movie review. After meeting each other everyone else rediscovers themselves. What did I think of this movie? LOVED IT! I guess because It hit close home. It inspired me to feel, to live to love passionately! I have not seen many Woody Allen movies but in my opinion this one is the best. I admit that it is a girly movie, a date movie guaranteed to get laid kind of movie, just don’t expect miracles.

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BitterSweet said...

Very interesting! I'm looking forward to the posts to come. Just don't keep us in suspense too long! Thanks for the moview reviews. I knew that IGOR movie was no good for my lil niece. Her parents rented it for her but hey...what's up with the word "diabolical" used in the back cover. Not sure I would want my kids watching that. On the other hand I liked Madagascar II also. It's funny. I'm looking forward to watching Vicky Cristina that's something I may be interested in. THere are some more that you review that I might watch. Keep posting!

Shania said...

Thanks bittersweet for your comment, I will be reviewing more movies just check on a regular basis.

bobbyd1536 said...

It is the simple things that people decide to do or say, that inspire the unwritten destiny of another person’s actions....

Thank you for the positivity. I appreciate your kindness.


ps. "I believe in you..."

are very powerful words. Please do not forget to remind those in your life that you love and/respect. It's a valuable gift to give.

Faker said...

I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman, the man behind Coraline and I am not sure what to do first.. read the graphic novel or watch the movie first. Is it worth watching?

Shania said...

I guess you should watch the movie first because usually the book is so much better(it might totally ruin your movie if you read the book first)
If you are a fan of Neil Gaiman you should totally see the movie especially if is 3D (movie theater) and if its worth watching? ahhh, I in my case I wasn't impressed but I think you should see it after all you are a fan right?

Faker said...

haha ok cool I'll see if I drag my friend along to see if I can watch it in 3D! yeah I check back every now and again to see if my comments have been replied to or not.
Thanks for taking the time to help me! :)

Faker said...

P.S I am glad I have your blogging cherry! LOL!


Shania said...

Faker you are hilarious LMAO thanks for your comment and let me know how it went.