Saturday, September 28, 2013

August Rush

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"Music is all around us, all you have to do is listen." from August Rush in the finale scene of the film of the same title. August Rush is a 2007 about finding ones family through music. It is just like Oliver Twist or Annie in a more light dramatic way particularly in music. Music will move you in many mysterious ways. Everything happens for a reason. We are constantly searching for our own calling in life. This film will inspire you to think and feel the power of that great purpose in you life.

The film defines music in many million ways and sometimes in the event our Creator will call you for His own ultimate plan for you. Some of the film critics about this film at that time (2007) criticized it as nothing special at all. It is so difficult to create a film and rarely a film this one that will inspire people in having that hope again.

Being a musician at heart, this film is a story about music and how we are connected to the people around us. Stop hearing things around us and start listening to the things that really matters. If you will only analyzed that the Lord is talking to you and giving the right signs for the direction of His plans for you.

As an educator, I am not just teaching Music, English or any kind of subjects in schools. I am proud to say that I am teaching life. And now, I am happy that I am sharing my God's given talents. Either you make a person or destroy a person. I rather choose the first one. We only live in this world. Make life to the fullest. Keep the faith.

Watch this film. I highly recommend it for those people thinks that life is unfair and hopeless. Let in the child's experience how he finds his parents through listening to music in bringing back the hope not just for himself but for thousands of people listening to his music. Believe in Music, maybe it will make a difference in your life. Believe.





Sunday, September 22, 2013

Riddick


Riddick (2013) is the third installment sequel in Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). This is an American thriller science fiction action film. Vin Diesel starred as the title role and produced this film.

Knowing Vin Diesel as a producer. You will here in this film how the budget of $38 million and became hit in the box office of $74,080,000. You will watch only Vin Diesel fighting the alien monsters just like in Pitch Black (2000) but, the twist is that a storm is coming where the creatures will be alive due to the heavy rain or water. Also, the unknown budget actors that you will see in this film. Only Karl Urban who will reprise his role as Vaako and Dave Bautista who is now a retired World Wrestling ring name Batista.

Vin Diesel has numerous films to update where mostly are action films. Vin Diesel is Vin Diesel. He is really larger than life. No wonder that the Filipinos love to watch Vin Diesel's films.


Vin Diesel rode the jeepney at Global City in the premier of Fast and Furious 6 (2013) at SM Mall of Asia


Elysium


(Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysium) Elysium or the Elysian Fields is a conception of the afterlife. This is from the tales of Homer of the realms of mortals, Greek gods and heroes to live in a blessed and happy life in the afterlife.

Elysium is an American Film starred Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It is a world that separates the rich and the poor. The rich citizens are in Elysium based in a space station with their advanced medical technology Med-Bays. While, the poor citizens are destined on Earth and die.

People will still be the same such as that the rich wants more power if you will based it in our human history. Thus, our hero will save the poor citizens and everyone will be in the world of Elysium at a price the he has to pay. This is like the Greek operatic drama for the right versus evil. And in the finale, a tragedy strikes as an ending. Even just one man, our hero, he decided for that decision and knowing the consequence. However, the outcome will save a lot of lives.

All in all the movie is inspiring for people to strive hard and really make a difference. We only use our 10% of our brains, do the right thing always.

Enjoy the movies.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Man of Steel



The film Man of Steel is release in 2013 where it is based on the DC Comic character known as Superman. This movie is a combination of movie series of  Superman (1978) and Superman 2 (1980), portrayed by the late Christopher Reeves. This time Man of Steel is played Henry Cavill as Kal-El of Krypton or Clark Kent and our superhero as Superman.

The cast ensemble are Henry Cavill in the title role, Amy Adam as Loise Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

We all know that Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Michael Shannon are excellent actors. Diane Lane and Amy Adam have matured as actresses. The most superb role is Kevin Costner here in this film. He seldom seen in movies nowadays.

The special effects are impressive especially with Weta Digital, MPC and Double Negative providing the visual effect for the film.

The only thing that interest me in this movie is when the Man of Steel is shirtless or before suits up in his Superman costume. Our superhero is an ordinary man who just help many people in grave danger. 


Henry Cavill starred in the Count of Monte Cristo (2002) as Albert Mondego,  Tristan and Isolde (2006) as Melot, Stardust (2007) as Humphrey, The Tudors in 2007 to 2010 a television series as Charles Brandon, the Immortals (2011) as Theseus and Man of Steel (2013). He could really change his appearance that suits his character and as proof of the photos below.

Albert Mondego in Count of Monte Cristo (2002) 

Melot in Tristan and Isolde (2006)

Humphrey in Stardust (2007)

Charles Brandon in The Tudors (2007-2010)

Theseus in Immortals (2011)

Man of Steel (2013)

G.I Joe The Rise of Cobra and G. I. Joe Retaliation



G.I. Joe:  A Real American Hero started in 1985 and 1989 as a toy-line into comics and television cartoon series.

After almost 20 years, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) are American science fiction action film where an ensemble cast is round up.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra starred Channing Tatum, Christophere Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Byung-Hun, Arnold Vosloo, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Said Taghmaoui, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid.

This is a story of the introduction of the G.I. Joe troops from the time of the two American soldiers Duke and Ripcord joined the G. I. Joe Team to end the threatening terrorist attacks of Cobra through the high technology of nanotech-based weapon capable of destroying a city or even the world from destruction.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation starred Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, D.J Cotrona, Byung-Hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Stevenson, RZA and Channing Tatum.

In this story, Duke and the majority of the unit of the G.I. Joe Team is eliminated in a military air strike where the fake U. S. President  who is Zartan accused the Joes in gone rogue.Only Roadblock, Flint and Lady Jaye are the survivors and went to seek help to General Joseph Colton. Their mission is to stop Cobra and the Project Zeus which is weapon of mass destruction There are  seven orbital kinetic bombardment weapons satellite around the Earth. London was destroyed to test Cobra's domination.

I like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra more than G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I come to understand the meaning of the word G.I. Jo: The Real American Hero and the movie reminds me of the cartoon series in the 1980s.

The only scene that I like in the film of G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the Himalayas action pack scene where Storm Shadow has to recover from an injury and was kidnap by Snake Eyes and Jinx to be brought to the Blind Master upon knowing the truth about the murder of the Hard Master.










Iron Man 3



Iron Man 3 is release in 2013. It is Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man. It has a sequel in 2008's Iron Man and 2010's Iron Man 2. 

Iron Man or the alter ego of Tony Stark reprises that role by Robert Downey Jr. with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Happy Hogan, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale and Ben Kingsley as surprisingly as the Mandarin.

Here in this film, terrorism starts as a young man's nightmare. In spite of being a superhero in saving the world, there are consequences in every decision and sometimes it will go back to you in many ways as a bad dream. Tony Stark or Iron Man, after having face to face with the invasion of aliens from the movie The Avengers, has a panic attack that resulted to make lots of Iron Man war machine suits as a hobby. He encounters such villains that has regenerative treatment technology to rule the world. Sometimes, a chance meeting an innocent child to remind an adult about their talents and skills even if basic or manual to put in good use and not a destructive way of mankind. Therefore, in the end,  the superhero will save the day from mass evil madness.


All's well that ends well. Maybe rumors had it that Robert Downey Jr.will be his last Iron Man sequel and just be part in The Avengers movie series like in 2015, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Still, a Robert Downey Jr.'s filmography in the future will always to look forward in watching him and to be remembered. 


In my opinion, this film is one of the best Iron Man series and every scene will keep you in the edge of the seat while watching it. The action scenes are so exciting and very stylish. 

Enjoy the movies!!!




The Lone Ranger

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The film is release 2013 of The Lone Ranger. This is an American western action film by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films where they collaborated in The Pirates of the Caribbean film sequels. If you here the theme song music of The Lone Ranger from the time of its radio series to television and into films, you will be very familiar and the imagination of The Lone Ranger with the black mask riding the white horse named Silver and his trusty faithful friend Comanche Native American kemosabe Tonto. 

In this film features and starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer as the title character, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale and Johnny Depp's favorite leading lady Helena Bonham Carter in their supporting roles in the Old West adventure. The movie of both characters, the Lone Ranger and Tonto are more than 32 years since its first theatrical film debut .

This is a very entertaining movie to watch, maybe because of Johnny Depp and his canny portrayal of Tonto and narrator of the events. I never thought that Johnny Depp will be as perfect and funny to portray as Tonto. He is very familiar with Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films due to The Pirates of the Caribbean film series playing the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. "Savvy!" Now its "Kemosabe!" for The Lone Ranger. 


Johnny Depp as Tonto and Jack Sparrow respectively.