Category Archives: movies

Casino Royale

My best friend’s in town, and since she was in Cambodia when this began showing, we decided to watch it here. So last Sunday, S took both of us to Greenhills to catch Casino Royale, the 21st (is it?) of all the James Bond flicks.

It was a bit more controversial than the others because they had picked out a new Bond…Daniel Craig. He was blond (whereas the other Bonds were dark-haired), he’s not as good looking (I don’t know who can come close to Pierce Brosnan!), but he was—hot!

It was funny how my best friend Sh and I just stopped breathing when Daniel Craig came out of the beach water. Hahahahaha!

The story was good. Apparently, this is the story of how James Bond became Agent 007. It is the first among all the James Bond movies, and tells of how (and what) shaped him to be the agent he is today.

You guys gotta watch it!!!


The Wedding Date

I’m a sucker for happy endings.

I was finally able to catch The Wedding Date on Star Movies last night. And I-LOVED-IT!!!!!!!!!

Quick synopsis: Kat (Debra Messing) receives an invitation to her half sister’s wedding in the UK, and she needs to bring a date to spite her ex-fiance (who is the best man!) . But she’s not dating anyone. So what does she do? The next best thing: turn to the yellow pages!

She hires Nick (Dermot Mulroney), a male escort for USD6,000!

Well, obviously we all know what happens. It’s *how* it happens is what I enjoyed the most.

Debra Messing was really funny (I don’t know how she does it! The wide-eyed “ME?” look–that’s so good!), and Dermot Mulroney was H-O-T. He played the role very well. Really cool, really laid back. Kat’s family loved him. You would too.

Check it out! I’m buying a video when it hits the stores!

Superman Returns

A little over a year ago, we watched Batman Begins. Now, another superhero comes back to the big screen…Superman!

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The movie was good, had lots of entertainment value, not as dark as Batman—so I didn’t have that strange heavy feeling after watching it. It helped, of course that Brandon Routh was really good looking (not necessarily my type, but he was good looking nonetheless!).

And more than anything, I really like the “good triumphs over evil” general theme.

But what got to me was how Superman alluded to Jesus Christ. (S pointed it out…) It was strange hearing Jor-El (apparently played by Marlon Brando!) say, “Even though you’ve been raised as a human being you’re not one of them. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you… my only son.”

And when Superman tells Lois Lane, “You wrote that the world doesn�t need a savior, but every day I hear people crying for one.”

Freaky, I tell you.

But then, who can really say? I do view Jesus Christ as my saviour, and because of that He IS like Superman.

What do YOU think?


You know how you don’t expect much if there’s more than just one sequel to a movie? Well, apparently, it’s different with Mission Impossible 3. The movie was great, probably the best of the “series”.

Made me realize (at the very beginning!) how much more vulnerable one becomes when he/she gets married, and even moreso, when they have children…scary.

The Last Samurai

I just caught the last part of The Last Samurai on HBO. Not taking into account the blood and gore, I thought that that movie was one of the best that I’ve seen! And that last fight scene was so amazing…they were so brave, charging against the guys with the guns.

That scene where Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) kills himself is so poignant!

Gotta watch it again!

Batman Begins!

This is the coolest of all the Batman movies! (but what’s it with prequels??)

And I actually picked up something from Bruce Wayne’s dad about being a parent. When Bruce fell into a covered well, Thomas Wayne didn’t panic. He went into the well to fish Bruce out. One of the helpers (Rachel’s mom) was so apologetic (I assume it was because Rachel and Bruce were playing; and she felt a bit like she should have watched over them).

All Thomas Wayne said that it was alright, “We fall so that we might better learn to pick ourselves up.

Sometimes, I’m too afraid to let P (and later K) get hurt…but sometimes, we have to let them go a bit, so that they can learn. I’ll keep this quote by Thomas Wayne (and later on Alfred Pennyworth) in mind when I’m too protective.

Another quote that I really liked was something that Bruce Wayne says to Rachel “It’s not who I am underneath… But what I do that defines me“. She actually finds out later on who he is when he repeats this line as Batman.

It sounds so Robin Hood, doesn’t it?