Friday, January 29, 2010

The Maskmen has now arrived in the Philippines

Since their stint in the America's Best Dance Crew, I have been a fan of the Jabbawockeez. They are one of the sickest crews ever! The idea of wearing masks during a performance is really creative and since almost half of them are Filipinos, it made me love them more! =)

Credit: buddytv.com

So when I learned that they'll be in the Philippines again to perform in Cebu and Taguig, I'm really excited. I wasn't able to watch their live performance during their first visit here (When they performed in Ayala Malls) so I hope this time, I can finally see those moves live!


On February 6, 2010, they'll perform together with Boyce Avenue and latest American Idol winner Kris Allen at the Mickinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio. This is going to be exciting.

I've been following them at Twitter, so when Kid Rainen posted that they're already on their way to Manila, I'm so excited! I love Kid Rainen! He's one of the cutest bboys ever! Haha!

And now they're here!

 

 
Photo credits: Philfe Sacayan


But unfortunately, I have an event on February 6 at Batangas and I won't be able to watch them again. Maybe I'll just wait til someone uploads their performance on youtube and be contented on watching them from my computer screen. Haaaay... =(

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It won't be a Potter movie if it doesn't have a 3D version




Warner Bros. has announced that the last two Harry Potter movies will have its 3D version. 

Get your 3D glasses ready people! 


In other news, Orlando Bloom said that he won't be back in Pirates 4. Now this is kinda sad. But no worries, Johnny Depp will still be there! Hotness is still there! =)


 Hoooray for Tim Burton!

It was announced that fantasy movie extraordinaire, Tim Burton, will serve as jury prexy in the Cannes Film Festival on May 12-23, 2010. Well deserved.


Avatar star to star in Dracula Year Zero?

It seems that vampires are really in season!


Photo credit: Screenrant.com


Sam Worthington (Avatar) is in talks to star in Universal Picture's Dracula Year Zero. I'm still not sure about the plot but according to Variety.com, "the story explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler and depicting Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This is freakin' AWESOME!




Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT choreographer Travis Payne visited the Cebu inmates in the Philippines and taught them a dance sequence which is part of the THIS IS IT concert.

I've read somewhere that they just learned this in two days! Whoa!

You've got to watch this guys!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I'd love to meet my Angel, but I hope he doesn't looked like that ice cream guy in Legion

Vampires took a break and zombies, well let's just say they're not in season yet...




Then enters Legion, a movie with an apocalyptic plot. God has lost faith in mankind, so he sent his angels to exterminate them. One archangel, Michael (Paul Bettany) has defied God and he went down to earth to protect a baby who is believed to be mankind's savior. It was not explained how can this child save man but if Archangel says so, then they should believe him. (That's faith people.. Haha!)




In Legion, the angels were depicted differently from mine. My version of an angel is a creature that possesses an ethereal beauty, someone like Legolas minus the pointed ears, and they should be gentle, loving creatures. But in Legion, the angels looked like gladiators with wings and they get dirty and sweaty. When they possess a human, they turned into creepy persons with limbs that stretch, has shark-like teeth, zombie-like features and they want to kill people.

Michael thought that he should only focus on the survival of the Paradise Falls diner people, especially the pregnant waitress, but it turned out that this is also God's test for him. To see how good he was as an angel.

In the end, it all took a little ounce of faith, a loadful of guns and martial arts expertise of Angel Michael to be saved.


Now my thoughts ---


  • The movie is a little dragging. I mean the plot is good, there are scenes that got my interest, but 1/2 of the movie, I was just looking at the screen thinking, "And then? And then? And then?... Next scene please!"



  • I gotta say... The ice cream man is the highlight of this movie! He should be given more screening time! I think it'll give the movie more ooompf if he stayed there for a couple more minutes and gave Angel Michael a run for his life.
  •  The effects were great. This is kinda expected since its director, Scott Stewart, is a visual effects specialist and was behind movies like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sin City and Pirates of the Carribbean.
  • If I'm a nosy kid, I would have a lot of ridiculous why's in this movie.Why did the possessed people attacked only during nighttime? Were they afraid of the sun? Why did Angel Gabriel have bullet proof wings that can also slice men in half and yet, Angel Michael who's now human, can give him a head shaking uppercuts and jabs? (HAHA!)

All in all, it's an okay action movie. If you are into apocalyptic plots and angels with uzis, rifles, pistols, M16s and rocket launchers, then this movie is for you.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fallen angels are sexy.

Just finished reading Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.




made me curious, so I looked for a copy and read it.


What's the deal with Biology class?
First it was Edward and Bella, and now, Patch and Nora? =)
Is Biology = sexy guys? I should have paid more attention to Biology during my highschool days...


But what can I say from now, Patch is one sexy, bad angel.. You'll hate him, but you'll also love him.


More about my thoughts on this book next time.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pirates 4 a go, Sleeping Beauty a-la Burton?

Can't wait to see Jack Sparrow again!



Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides has finally gone into pre-production phase. With a release date sometime in 2011, the fourth pirate movie will be shot in Hawaii.





On the other hand, Jack Sparrow's director friend, Tim Burton (the director of the upcoming movie Alice in Wonderland), was said to be mulling on making an adaptation of Disney's Sleeping Beauty. But on his adaptation, the story will center around Maleficent character and not the Princess. Can't wait for this to be confirmed.

If this will happen, will Helena Bonham-Carter be casted as Maleficent?

Balangay update: Two balangays embark on historic voyage beyond Philippine seas

The year 2010 will prove to be a milestone for the country’s maritime tradition as a second Butuan balangay is set to accompany the Diwata ng Lahi in completing the voyage’s Mindanao leg. Then the two balangays will set sail around Southeast Asia, visiting countries with large Filipino communities such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan.


Led by the Kaya ng Pinoy Foundation (KPF) and the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition, the Voyage of the Balangay traces traditional maritime routes during the pre-colonial period. The Butuan balangay is an ancient sea vessel used for transportation, trading, and even warfare.


Awesome vessel

Described as awesome by Voyage of the Balangay leader and KPF Art Valdez, the second Butuan boat is a culmination of lessons learned from the three-month expedition that conquered seven storms. Longer by 15 feet (four meters) than the Diwata, the new Butuan boat is 80 feet (24 meters) in length and is strengthened by closer rib distancing.


Premium tropical hardwoods like the dungon, tanguile, bagtikan, molave, and yakal were used to construct the second replica. Historically, these were the timber of choice for balangays as well as for Spanish galleons. In fact, ancient balangay relics revealed that dungon and molave were among its original building materials.


En route to Asia


Now docked on its sixth pit stop, the Butuan port, the newly-repaired Diwata and the second balangay will be on water by the end of January. The second Butuan boat will formally depart by the first week of February, joining Diwata in the remaining ports of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, General Santos City, Davao del Sur, Davao City, Sarangani Island, and Tawi-Tawi. The last stop will be at Sibuto, Tawi-tawi.


“After traversing Philippine waters, we have set our horizon to travelling around Southeast Asia, especially in countries where we can visit a lot of Filipinos,” said Valdez.



Second balangay set to sail Asia. High hopes and spirits mark the launch of the Butuan boat, which will accompany Diwata ng Lahi as it finishes its Philippine voyage before embarking on international waters. Originally excavated in Butuan, the balangay is an ancient marine vessel used for transportation, trading, and warfare.



Photo credit: Kaya ng Pinoy Foundation, Agatep

Friday, January 15, 2010

Official New Moon DVD release date

Through Twitter, TwilightMovie announced that the Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD release date is March 20, 2010. 

Get ready vampire people!



" Twilight  The New Moon DVD date is official!  On Sat., 3/20 be the first to get the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD or Special Edition Blu-Ray!"




 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Someone's leaving and something's staying on Fox

American Idol Season 9 will premiere tomorrow. People are really excited about this show especially now that Ellen Degeneres has replaced Paula Abdul.



But another news has broke out. Idol's notorious judge, Simon Cowell, has announced that this will be his last season as judge as he has decided to leave the show after 9 seasons of discovering America's new roster of singers. After AI, the British judge will focus his talent-hunting skills in the American version of X Factor which will premiere in 2011 on Fox.



On the other hand, Fox's newest gem, Glee, will be staying as it has been given the GO signal to plan and shoot the second season. And the now "bigger" Glee will open a casting call to search for the newest talents that will fill three new roles in the show. The second season will premiere on April 19.

Star Trek movie 2 on 2012

Paramount, the studio behind G.I. Joe movie has announced that it is a "GO" for the untitled sequel of Star Trek which, according to them, is slated to be released on June 29, 2012. Star Trek, which was directed by JJ Abrams earned $385.5 million worldwide.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rest in peace RJ



Rest in Peace my friend... MR. RJ PANIS.

I'll miss our conversations about movies and hollywood.

=(

My cousin is on TELEVISION.

I'm so proud of my family...


One of them is my cousin, Kevin, whom I learned will be portraying the character of Mr. Peping Cojuanco in the special Ninoy-Cory Aquino episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya (Can you still remember?) - a popular drama show in ABS-CBN Channel 2. He doesn't have a dozen lines in this episode, but hell, HE'S ON TV!!! Hahaha! He also appeared in small roles in other television shows and commercials. Way to go Kev!(Yahoo! Clap! Clap!)





To my friends, hope you can watch Maalaala Mo Kaya.. =)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

SALE! SALE! SALE!

If your pockets are not yet empty despite the Christmas sales, now is the time empty them! HAHA!

SALE! SALE! AND MORE SALE!


























Keep 'em coming! More sale more fun! =)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

52nd Grammy performers

It's the awards season again and they're kicking it this month with the music industry's biggest awards night - the 52nd Grammys.





Set to be broadcasted this January 31 from the Staples Center, the awards show has already announced the lineup of the performers ---

  • Lady Gaga
  • Beyonce
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Taylor Swift
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Zav Brand Band
  • Pink
  • Green Day
With a lot of new great talents this year, I bet the 52nd Grammys will be interesting to watch.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Who's in love with the mad hatter? I am!

No doubt, a combination of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton in a film is a visual masterpiece. But when you add a Helena Bonham Carter in the equation, it gets even better!



Johnny Depp is wearing a hell lot of makeup and a hideous costume in this movie, but why is it that he still looks hot to me?! The mad hatter is sexy!

March 5, 2010. Alice in Wonderland. In 3D. Need I say more?


Legion Movie TV spots

In Legion, (one of the films in my 'anticipated list') God has lost faith in mankind and ordered his angels to exterminate them. However, Archangel Michael was against the plan so he was booted out of heaven and he embarked on a mission to save an ordinary pregnant waitress for she was believed to be bearing the child who will be the messiah.




Legion will be shown in the Philippines on January 22. 




This trailer is for mature audience only. There are visually sensitive scenes that may not be suitable for you.


Monday, January 4, 2010

My movie watchlist. (For now)



 
NINE
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Nine tells the story of Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a world famous film director as he confronts an epic mid-life crisis with both creative and personal problems. He must balance the many women of his life, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren).



LEGION
Directed by: Scott Stewart
God has lost his faith in humankind, causing him to send his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. A remote diner becomes the battleground, where the Archangel Michael (Bettany) bands together with a group of strangers, though Michael's true focus is to protect a pregnant waitress whose unborn child is humankind's hope for survival.




VALENTINE'S DAY
Directed by: Gary Marshall
Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.




ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Directed by: Tim Burton
19-year-old Alice (Wasikowska) returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.




DATE NIGHT
Directed by: Shawn Levy
In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.




IRON MAN 2
Directed by: Jon Favreau
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, must forge new alliances -- and confront powerful enemies.




TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
Directed by: David Slade
Bella Swan (Stewart) oscillates between vampire Edward Cullen, who wants Bella's hand in marriage, and werewolf Jacob Black, who has just declared his love for her. Meanwhile, the Cullens and the Quileute werewolves unite to stop an army of powerful vampires from seeking their revenge on Bella.



HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
Directed by: David Yates
Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned.

PARTLY LOOKING FORWARD:

Remember Me
Footloose
Inception
Salt
Grown-ups
Letters to Juliet
Robin Hood
Sex and the City

Credit: imdb.com and  screenrush.co.uk

Friday, January 1, 2010

Start your 2010 with this. Zombies + Comedy = Zombieland

When it comes to gory movies, I really have a weak stomach. I know they're just props and make-up, but I'm just really too scared of them (And the idea of being in a world where they exists. I know the idea is really stupid but I don't care, I'm still scared) that I'm always covering my eyes and just let my ears do the "watching" when it comes to horror movies, especially those Zombie-genre ones.

But who could have known that watching Zombies can be fun too?







Zombieland is one optimistic kind (in a way) of movie wherein it showed the happy side of life (despite being infested by flesh eating zombies) as long as #1 you can outrun them and can endure a long run; #2 alert and have a loaded gun with you; #3 shoot a zombie twice (especially on the head); and #4 wear a seatbelt. I think I was able to cover most of it, nevertheless, the movie was all out fun with a lot of killing, 2 cute female cons and a quest for twinkies.





Another part of the movie that I liked are their lines. There are so many quotable quotes in the movie that on the outside, you'll think that they're just plain stupid and funny lines, but actually they made a lot of sense. So for me, it's a well written and witty script. And Columbus and Tallahasse are really great in delivering them all. =)

My fave character? Tallahasse. He's one ass-kicking zombie killer who has an obsession for Twinkies!


The funniest scene for me? The Bill Murray scene. I was really cracking up when Columbus shot him because Bill try to scare him while wearing a zombie costume. 

So start your 2010 with zombies. You have to watch it guys. It's a lotta fun.
 
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