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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Spy Review

Watch out for Coop! 
Spy Review – Former ‘Bridesmaid’ face each other again in a different situation!
Are you ready for this???!!!
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) and Bradley Fine (Jude Law) are an awesome tag team as a deskbound CIA analyst and secret spy respectively. Together they were on the verge of taking down a dangerous arms dealer down until Bradley is ‘killed’ by Raina Boyanov (Rose Byrne) while compromising other agent identities. Left with no choice, Susan steps in as a covert agent to detect the location of the bomb before the deal takes place. Deep undercover, Susan manages to get close to Raina only to discover some surprising truths as more and more turn of events unfolds. Can an ‘ordinary basement based’ agent take control of a critical situation and come out victorious or screw up the whole operation instead?
Look out! There's a new agent in town!!! 
After Identity Theft and The Heat…Melissa is slowly gaining her way into Hollywood blockbuster list. I used to like her as ‘Sookie’ from Gilmore Girls. She is still as sweet as she was in that series. Add that existing charm with funny lines and antics…voila…she is on to more great things this lady with a big heart! Her nemesis in the movie, Rose is another up and coming favourite of mine. With her smoking hot body and that Australian allure I hope Miss Byrne will burn-pun intended up the big screen a lot more! Honourable mention also goes to Allison Janney as Elaine Crocker, she often play small roles but still manage to stand out just like the way she did in this flick. As for the boys, Jude Law…I will consider him to play James Bond because he does have that suave while Jason Statham…the usual charismatic man hits home run on this one as an annoying rouge agent. The strength of this movie is definitely in the casting no matter how big and small their role. The storyline is not half bad as well. You will find yourself laughing even if you try to control it so don’t hold anything back and go ahead and….well…laugh!
Don't underestimate Agent Cooper yo! 
Since James Bond had gone all so serious and focuses on the man perspective on being a spy, it’s nice to see an unlikely woman taking a role of a spy. Forget the logic and just enjoy the ride. I personally hope there will be a sequel to this espionage extravaganza, if you can call it that!  

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Age of Adaline Review

Ageless Adaline
The Age of Adaline Review – Internal youth. Would you want to be forever young? Like forever…forever?
Adaline thru the years
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was a normal 29 years old lady who had lost her husband and was left with her only daughter. If you think losing her husband was bad enough, her life literally changes after an accident. Her car gets thrown into river and struck by lightning. Adaline was not breathing for over 2 minutes but the lighting and by magic of science is brought back to life with a permanent condition. From that moment on, Adaline stops ageing. She remains as a 29 year old for eight (8) decades. She watch as her daughter, Flemming (Ellen Burstyn) ages. She falls in love but will leave when things get serious because of her condition. All her life she’s been running away, change and adapt her way into the new age-pun intended. Up until one New Year’s Eve where she stumbles upon Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), a philanthropist who ignites her passion for life and unknowingly he is a link to her past. What seems to be an innocent weekend away becomes a crossroads for the truth and a chance for her to decide what she will do with the rest of her life. How will it change her and can this relationship beat the odds?  
Mother and daughter
Ladies and gentleman, Blake Lively have finally arrived at her defining role in the movie business. She carried this movie through and through. Her beauty is simply timeless while her poise will melt your heart away. One can feel her dilemma when she had to make the choices that she made. Add veteran cast members consisting of Harrison and Ellen, the casting director was spot on this one. The storyline which goes back and forth to Adaline’s past and present was wonderfully captured to make sense of her life. The soothing background music also travels well with the timeline. The storyline might appear slow at times but it was necessary to seize the moment. The Age of Adeline will not win awards for ground-breaking film making, but it does fill a void in this year's celluloid offerings. It is a good, straight forward, romantic journey.   
Life changing reunion...
In our era of desired eternal youth or the desire to merely appearing young, The Age of Adaline allows the audience to see the curse that this gift can be on anyone's life. I personally would not want to outlive my presence on Earth. Just make use of the time we have here and leave nothing but decent memories for the people who have come across us is good enough, don’t you think? 
Oh Blake.......wai u so pretty??? 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 Review

Back for more!!! 
Pitch Perfect 2 Review – The movie which made me fall in love with Anna Kendrick so naturally I was looking forward for more of The Barden Bella in this sequel!
Re-bonding time! 
The Barden Bellas soaring high confidence after winning National A cappella competition (3 years in a row) comes crushing down after a blunder in front of the country’s President. The ‘wardrobe malfunction’ cost them to be banned from domestic competition. They only able to redeem themselves if they win the World Championships, to be held in Copenhagen. This has never been achieved by an American team before because to quote Gail, the commentator (Elizabeth Banks who triples her role as an extra, Producer and Director in this movie) “The whole world hates us”! Their biggest rivalry comes in the form of robotically-perfect German group called Das Sound Machine. With most of the members in their final year, the girls are bent to restore their glory days before they leave. Meanwhile newbie Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) enters as a ‘Legacy’ Bella – her mother (Katy Sagal) once sang for the troupe to provide breath of fresh air. Becca (Anna Kendrick) is preparing for life after a Capella by Becca-ming an intern in a record label company trying to establish herself as a music producer. With the competition looming closer and the troupe becoming more and more unsynchronized can they rediscover their harmony and sound in time?
Witty duo! 
Look out for team Canada!!! 
The star of the first movie was the surprise package called Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy when she blew everybody’s mind with her amazing singing voice. Add overreacting expressions and gestures she instantly became a household name. In this sequel despite the early on blunder she slowly works her way back into our hearts again. Anna in the meantime also provides her charm here and there. I had a good laugh every time she stutters in a nerdy way when coming face to face with Das Sound Machine. The rest of the Bella have their short spotlight moment during their performance. As usual the face off, this time ‘National A Cappella Laser Ninja Dragon League’ highlights some of the other a cappella groups ability to belt out their best rip offs. The finals of the World Championship bring out the best of a country representative (Look out for Pentatonix!). If you like a lot of music in your movie, well this is it!
Facing up to Das Sound Machine! 
Personally I still think Pitch Perfect was much better than this follow-up. The laughs, songs, battles are still there but something seemed to be missing. With the graduation of the seniors, whether the “pitches” will be “aca-awesomess” in the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3“, I look forward to improvements for the threequel.

Friday, 8 May 2015

She's Funny That Way Review

Laugh a minute guaranteed! 
She's Funny That Way Review – Modern time almost ‘Pretty Women’ like flick  produces by Wes Anderson so what’s not to like?  
Squirrels to the nuts! Wakakaka
Izzy aka Elizabeth aka Glow Stick (Imogen Poots) is a call girl and one day, Arnold (Owen Wilson) hires her ‘services’. After a night of ‘passion’, Arnold gives her 30 thousand dollars to leave her escort service job and pursue her real passion into becoming an actress. Little did Arnold know that their path will cross when Izzy auditions for his latest play starring his own wife, Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and Seth (Rhys Ifans) who have the hots for Delta. Izzy gets hired and things get complicated from there onwards. I can’t reveal much because it will spoil the flow for the picture.
How are you still this hot Jen???!!! Dayum yum yum!!!
It was so nice to see Cybil on screen after so long albeit a small role. While the rest of the cast namely Imogen was so charming (she reminded me of Julia Roberts circa Pretty Women very much!). Another special mention must be given to Jennifer Aniston who still looks hot hot hot despite her annoying character. This is a truly entertaining movie and I was laughing like a mad cow scene after scene.
Job well done Miss Poots! Bravo! 
Take my word and watch this. Real movie buffs will enjoy! Guaranteed! Squirrels to the nuts guarantee!