@ the Movies

Some Cds/DVDs I own:
I usually buy movies w/c I can watch again and again (whenever I’m bored or have no means to rent a new one ;p)

Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest (DVD-P*)
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Harry Potter: Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (DVD-P*)
The Hours
White Oleander
The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs (DVD-P)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Edward Scissorhands
Pride and Prejudice
Love Actually
Boys Don’t Cry
Dead Poet’s Society
Rainman
The Interpreter
One Missed Call
Adaptation (DVD)
The Shipping News (DVD)
Notes on a Scandal (DVD-P)
The Queen (DVD-P)
V for Vendetta (DVD-P)
Sin City (DVD-P)
Battle Royale 1 & 2 (DVD-P)

*DVD – Pirated ;p

Miscellaneous:
Death Note The Complete Series (with 2 Live Action Movies) – JAP Subtitles
Mobile Chronicle Gundam Wing The Complete Series (w/ Endless Waltz) – JAP Subtitles
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 The Complete Series – JAP Subtitles
Petshop of Horrors The Complete OAV – JAP Subtitles
Blood+ The Complete Series – JAP Subtitles
Jigoku Shojo (Hell Girl) The Complete Series – JAP Subtitles
Jigoku Shojo (Hell Girl) Futakumori (complete) – JAP Subtitles
Gensomaden Saiyuki: Gunlock (The Complete Series) – JAP Subtitles
HERO (J-Drama) – JAP Subtitles
Good Luck!! (J-Drama) – JAP Subtitles
Gokusen Live Action Series (JAP)
Hellsing Complete Series (DVD)
.Hack//Sign Complete Series (DVD)
Full Metal Alchemist Complete Series (DVD)

During my days off I at least try to watch two movies. Sometimes I pick them at random…or I plan what to watch.

Seen Feb 01, 2007

The Prince and Me 2 : The Royal Headache Wedding & United 93
Decided to rent movies after ages and ages. The first one I picked up on a whim. The latter something I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. Here goes:

The Prince and Me 2 : The Royal Wedding
Directed By: I forgot. Starring: Luke Mably & Kam Heskins (with a bunch of other forgettable people) – .5 star(s) out of 5

Ah…the long awaited (sarcasm) sequel to the semi-hit The Prince and Me (w/ I sort-of liked). Plot centers on getting to the “happily ever after part”. Let’s make this quick, I can feel an aneurysim building.

Plot: What? There’s a PLOT?? Laughable; abominable and above all…ridiculous.

Acting: What acting??!! Kam Heskins is absolutely terrible! Where Julia Stiles’ Paige is down-to-earth, an intellectual and tough, Kam’s “interpretation” is the opposite of all that. And don’t get me started on the hairstyle! Luke Mably is just “adequate” as the Prince. The only saving-grace I saw here is “Soren the Butler” (the replacement actor managed to retain some of his predecessor’s “personality”).

Pros: hmm..bit of comedy (?); The “battle” between Paige and eherm..Princess Kirsten is semi-funny.

Cons: The movie in its entireity. Period.

The Verdict: Don’t waste your time (and money) with this one. There are many other worthwhile things to get into…shiatsu massage, bungee jumping, rock climbing…etc..

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United 93
Directed By: Paul Greengrass Starring: An all-star cast. – 4 1/2 star(s) out of 5

This film (a semi-documentary) is critically acclaimed and Academy Award nominated. It attempts to show us the events surrounding 9/11, particularly what transpired inside United Airlines Flight 93 (the only hijacked plane not successful in reaching it’s target – in no small thanks to the passengers, who all died).

Plot: read above. this is almost a documentary, so I won’t judge the “plot”. There’s no editing what really happened. However I can judge the way the director “pieced the events together”, which is brilliant. Hard to admit, but I’ll admit it anyway…I’m in tears at the end.

Acting: Considering that many of the actors are people I’ve never heard of in my life and that we don’t get to know their characters that much (we only hear snatches of conversation, a glimpse of a face here and there…w/c is true in real life…you don’t actually bother to know people you have a 1 in 1000 chance of meeting again), it is pretty good. I especially liked the actor playing the lead terrorist.

Pros: let’s get it down to scenes i liked…people making their final calls to loved ones; the “lead-terrorist” calling someone he obviously cared about a lot, “I love you”…. he tells the unknown someone on the celphone, before bording the plane; the passengers finally coming together…”look, we’re all going to die anyway, let’s not let these people do what they want!”; the actual (?) video of the plane hitting the second tower of the WTC…never ceases to horrify (in a “Oh…my…god…it actually happened!” kind of way.)

Cons: Nothing in particular.

The Verdict: A must see.

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