Category Archives: Movies

Death Becomes Her

If you are a 90s kid, you’ll find this movie awesome! I re-watched this during my nostalgic mood last week and my 90s soul was reincarnated. Starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis, Death Becomes Her is about two women’s obsession over their lover (Bruce Willis) and over the “fountain of youth” which will give them “A younger and eternal physique”.

This is a must watch for all ages! Spare an hour or two for this movie and you will never regret it!  In fact, I’m gonna watch it again!

Since we are talking of the fountain of youth, I wonder if the actors of the movie got what they want.. What do you think? For our entertainment, I searched some of the aforementioned stars’ pictures during Death Becomes Her and their recent photos. Lets have a look.

Bruce Willis (1992)

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Bruce Willis (2013 or recent) – Badass Bruce Willis still looks awesomeImage

THE Meryl Streep (1992) – By the way, I have a huge crush on Meryl Streep!

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The Meryl Streep after 21 years..

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Goldie Hawn (1992)

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Goldie Hawn (2013)

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You be the judge!

Catching Fire

One thing I love about the movie/story of the 2nd Hunger Games movie/book is the fact that the viewer (especially the Filipino viewer) can easily relate to it. What is happening in Panem mirrors the current state of our government. Probably majority of the viewers whispered “Wow, they just made a movie about our government” 

The state of our country is worse than the HUNGER GAMES (and I mean the actual game). But, I still have hope. Probably we don’t have a certain Katniss Everdeen or a Peeta Mellark, but we have their heart. At the end of the day, the underdogs of our country will have the final word. 

Just reflecting on a movie.. 

The Last Minute Halloween Party (or How I became a Movie Wuss)

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That’s how Halloween should be celebrated.

It was a gloomy October 31. I just finished supervising a Halloween costume contest as part of my work. Halloween in the Philippines has never been this commercialized and sensationalized. I like it. I love Halloween the same way I love Christmas eve. Too bad that the day is nearing its end and I am left with nothing while my friends have their own parties to attend. Out of desperation I sent a group SMS for them to pity me that an advocate of Halloween will be celebrating the night alone.

After a minute, Jogs called me and told me that she wont be able to attend the party she’s supposed to attend. We can actually put up a last minute Halloween Party. I was like “NO WAY DUDE! This is going to be a night to remember. Alright! I thought this will be another one of those dull nights”. I almost forgot that I am inside a full jeepney.

We have rented a small entertainment room and invited some people to come over. Glad that Jogs’ siblings and friends are crazy as we are. It was a black shirt party but I have decided to be Peeta Mellark (Hunger Games) for a night. It’s still a black shirt anyway.

A scary movie. Cool People. Coffee (well I am actually imagining that its Mojito, but we have minors with us). A homey room. It’s just perfect.

Oh, yeah, Speaking of a scary movie, we watched a movie called “SINISTER”. It’s a murder and a horror film at the same time making it a 3-sleepless-night movie. OK! I lied! It’s a Week-With-No-Sleep movie. I admit that I am a wuss, but that’s what made the experience all the more memorable. Not looking entirely at the screen. Watching your friends scream. Realizing that you are screaming like a wuss. It’s just funny and scary at the same time. That’s Halloween. It’s both a treat and a trick.

I am not sure if we have started a tradition. But I hope it will be.

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A Movie Wuss (A biggest regret story and an embarrassing moment wrapped into one)

This is a story why I became a Scary Movie Wuss.

I will always consider myself a movie wuss. Back in 2001, when I was in 6th grade, our first period teacher didn’t show up due to some reasons I cannot remember (May she rest in peace). With that, some of my daredevil friends have decided to watch the classic Linda Blair film, The Exorcist. I hate classic horror movies a lot! Yes, the filming is bad…and probably that’s the reason why they are scary. I even freaked out while watching an old local superhero film called “Captain Garlic”.

Going back, they popped some popcorns and started to play the VCD. They’re all watching while I am just watching them freak out. Well, I can hear the audio of the film. I have heard some words I haven’t heard before like “Fuck Me” and other very nasty voices. God, that’s scary right?  You know those moments when you just look back and laugh at your childhood mistakes? This is the exemption. I consider it as one of the biggest regrets of my life. No exaggerations!

When I got home and when I am about to sleep, my dad noticed my unusual behavior. I am scared as HELL! I can’t breathe properly. I am sweating like there’s no tomorrow. I am possessed by fear. My Dad went to school and reported it to my teacher (That’s the Filipino version of being grounded—and may she rest in peace). It’s embarrassing. “Remember the time when Darby watched the Exorcist?” will always be part of reunion conversations.

Again, looking back, this is not a good experience. Damn it!

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