Movie: Like Crazy

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After watching this movie, I’ve been like… crazy… in a good way. Romantic but heartbreaking at the same time.

It made me think that this is not far from real. I think this kind of story happens to some people. More than the long distance relationship, the idea of uncertainty on what will happen next makes is sad.

Truly, what will happen to us in the future depends on our decisions we make today.


Movie: This Means War

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I had a good laugh watching this. I could say me and my friend made a right choice when we decided to go for this movie. I won’t talk about the cast since I’m not really a fan of any of them, but just to mention, Chris Pine really looks great while Tom’s accent is hot. πŸ™‚

This Means War is about two CIA agents (best friends) who find themselves going after the same girl. Tuck (Tom) met Lauren (Reese) first through an online dating site. They decided to meet in person. FDR (Chris) concerned about his friend, Tuck to go on a date with a girl he just met on the internet, insisted that he’ll go with him. Tuck agreed but only if FDR will stay at a certain distance, and that he’ll just give him a signal (a phone ring) if he’ll need help or it goes well. Everything went fine with Tuck and Lauren. After their date, Lauren went to a video store where coincidentally FDR has been staying. They met, and FDR instantly got attracted to her.

Fast forward, the best friends found out that they were after the same girl, and made a gentleman’s agreement to have a fair fight. If the girl comes between their friendship, they will stop wooing her. But it’s just hard to keep up with this agreement when love is at stake. They have secretly been battling with each other using the system or whatever CIA strategy they can to know what the other is up to.

Lauren still unaware that the two guys know each other, is having a hard time to decide between them.

In the end, no matter how equal the effort given by these guys may seen, there will always be someone who have a better spot in Lauren’s heart, and that’s ——-. πŸ™‚

I can watch this movie about two times more. πŸ™‚

Movie: The Vow

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Big disappointments come from high expectations… lesson I realized tonight after watching this movie.

I’m a huge fan of Channing Tatum (Dear John) and Rachel McAdams (The Notebook and Time Traveler’s Wife). When I heard they’ll be on the same movie, I got so thrilled and excited for it to be shown. It’s showing since last week, and I so wanted to watch it since then but work and other stuff got into my way. Finally, today I got out of the office (with my co-workers) as early as I could to catch it in the cinema.

The movie is good – it has a story, of course. But it was bland so-to-speak. Not the type that I’ll watch over and over again. Having watched their individual movies: Dear John, The Notebook, andΒ Time Traveler’s Wife, I got really disappointed with The Vow. I was looking for more twists, for more i’d-do-anything-for-love/romantic type of scenes, but there weren’t. I thought I’m gonna shed at least a single drop of tear, but I didn’t. (Lol) I got bored halfway through the film. Not the type of movie I would watch over again.

In the scene, when Leo (Tatum) and Paige (McAdams) coincidentally met at their favorite cafe on a snowy night after getting divorced and not seeing each other for a while, I was telling to my friend “gaad, please, don’t tell me this is the end.” Guess what? It actually is the end.

Movie Nights

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I just noticed that I haven’t watched as many movies as I used to few months ago. Before, me and my friends would go out at least once a week just to watch the latest movies. And that wouldn’t be enough because I’d stay up late just to finish whatever I have in my hard disk. Now, I couldn’t even finish a movie if I’m only watching it in my laptop. Is it because I’m getting older? Or probably just tired from work.

Movie: The Switch

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Another romantic-comedy film starring Jennifer Aniston with Jason Bateman.

I’ll never get enough of rom-com movies. Even if most of the time this type of movie is predictable I can watch it again and again. But this one, hmmm okay I can watch it for the second time, maybe when I catch it being played on cable channel. But that’s just it.

In this movie, Jennifer is a woman who’d like to have a child. Problem is.. she doesn’t have a partner. The solution – get a “seed” donor and have an artificial insemination. Unfortunately her best friend, Jason “hi-jacked” her pregnancy when he got drunk the night that she’s going to get the “seed.” He replaced the “seed” of the donor with his own. Then, the expected happened, Jen got pregnant then moved out of the town to raise her kid. After about 6 or 7 years, she went back to her place now with her son. Now that she’s back, Jason finally realizes and recalls what he did that night he got drunk, and he had to tell Jen about this. Of course, there were some drama because of the lying, but in the end they made a family. Jennifer’s son finally got his dad.

This is not the best of Jennifer’s film. And Jason and the kid were actually the ones who are in the front roles because the movie revolved around them. The kid brought out the humor in here, as he is like the smart-boy who talks and acts like an old-guy.


Movie: She’s Out of My League

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I’ve had a copy of this film in my laptop for a few weeks now, and I’ve been planning to watch this since the day I got it. But some other more “appealing” movies came along, so I decided to put it behind my list. I was wrong – I should have watched it right then and there. Maybe I was looking for a comic relief after a long week at work, and I know it isn’t great, but hey! I did enjoy watching this film.

Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve make a good pair. They look cute together. πŸ™‚Β 

Anyway, this movie is about a regular guy (Kirk) who’s got personal issues (insecurity with the way he looks, that he isn’t a college graduate, that he isn’t the ideal guy, etc. etc.) and a girl (Molly) who’s considered to be a perfect 10, and how impossible for someone like her to fall in love with someone like him.

“How can a 10 go for a 5?”

Molly had been to relationship(s) where a guy always looks at her as perfect, but still cheated on her. So this time, she wants to be on the safe side – to go for the average guys, with whom she thinks she will not be hurt. Then she met Kirk who’s still in the shadow of his break-up with his ex years ago.

The two of them got along pretty well but the people around them didn’t seem to see that what’s going on between them is genuine. They were all pessimist that Kirk and Molly’s relationship woudn’t last because He Is Not Her Type of Guy. This thought has gotten in to Kirk’s mind, making him think that he isn’t right for her. So this negative thought blinded him to see that Molly is really in love with him. He decided to drop the relationship, and go back to the girl who she think was his match (his b**** ex).

Just in time before he leaves the town for a vacation, his friends finally realizes that he is perfectly enough for her. That he is one amazing guy with just a skinny body. His friends and Her bestfriend were the ones who made a way for them to also realize this.

Here are the lines when they got back together.

Molly: “You are out of shape. You’re uncoordinated, you’re not a college graduate, you’ve never been to Europe and your car really is a shit box. You were right, I did asked you out because I thought you would be safe, and I wouldn’t get hurt. And yes I lied to my parents because I’m worried what’d they think. I’m sorry. But I’m here to tell you I don’t care if you want to be a pilot or a TSA agent, or shovel elephant shit at the circus because I missed you and I just want us to be together.”

Kirk: “I don’t remember of a specific question but I.. I do, and I will. I miss you.”

Lesson learned: If you don’t feel good enough for yourself, you can’t be good enough to anybody.

(Rating: 6.5/10)


Movie: Dear Zachary – A Letter to a Son About His Father

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This documentary made me cry almost the whole time.

I just can’t believe something like that happened in real life. More than that, I can’t believe that a murderer can be considered harmless once he/she has killed his/her target. What kind of judgement is that?? How on earth can you proclaim that a woman who killed another person – not merely to defend herself from any act of violation, will not repeat what she has done, and let her bail out easily?

On the other hand, I admire David and Kate for their conviction to fight for justice, for their courage and strength. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, what more if you lose two.

I highly recommend for others to watch this film. Just make sure you have a kleenex beside you. πŸ™‚

To the film maker – Kurt Kuenne – you’ve done a great job on this. I admire you for going the extra mile (literally and figuratively) in doing this. Your aim to tell Zachary who his father was may not have succeeded, but your efforts were not put into waste. You have made a lot of viewers know a person as wonderful as Dr. Andrew Bagby. And woke up a lot of minds to fight for justice as what his parents did.

And this also made me ask myself, how will people remember me when I die? Can they also only think and speak of positive things about me? Maybe this is a time to ponder on how I am as a person… πŸ™‚