NEW Jupiter Ascending Trailer. Eddie Redmayne at 1:19.
Aaaah!!! There’s going to be a @MsLeaSalonga & Aga Muhlach movie soon under @starcinema!!! #foreverfan #happyfan #sanamaulitmuli
♥ ♥ ♥ Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams audition tape for THE NOTEBOOK - one of the best romantic films of all time! The casting director & the director did a great job of casting the two! Their on-screen chemistry is so evident in this audition tape!
She’s The One has all the right ingredients of a feel-good movie. Its heartwarming, ‘kilig’, and funny. It has one of the best casting in a Filipino film. It has a fresh & creative approach to storytelling. But before I get carried away with the adjectives, let me break into pieces why I enjoy watching the film.
Heartwarming, Kilig & Funny
The story is familiar to all of us - best friends who have fallen in love with each other but unable to be honest with their feelings. The story is very relatable, which is one of the things that makes this movie great. But more than being a best-friends-falling-in-love-with-each-other movie, it is a story about Wacky (Dingdong Dantes), David (Enrique Gil), and Cat (Bea Alonzo). Its the story of who they are and the people in their lives. Its a character-driven story and I have to commend the writers for this one. I like how they introduced each character to us. Cat, Wacky, David, Gillian, the barkada - everyone seemed very real as we watch their stories unfold. Their lives had a rich mixture of kilig, comedy, and sentimental moments. It had a bit of dragging parts near the end but the overall flow of the story was seamless. This creative team of director (Mae Cruz), DOP (Dan Villegas), editor, and writers (headed by Vanessa Valdez) is a gem and I hope to see more of their movies in the future.
One of the best casting in a Filipino film
Choosing Dingdong Dantes, Enrique Gil, and Bea Alonzo to play the parts of Wacky, David, and Cat was a great decision. I can’t see any other actor who can play their parts. Perhaps the characters were written for them already but they portrayed them well, making us fall in love with them. The supporting cast was just as adorable too - Liza Soberano (Gillian); Maricar Reyes-Poon, Guji Lorenzana, Garlic Garcia, Mark Solis, Erika Padilla, RS Francisco (close friends of Cat & Wacky), and Cat’s family! Chemistry was obvious with the entire cast. Speaking of chemistry, I was surprised that Bea Alonzo & Enrique Gil were a good match for this movie. However, I’m more drawn to Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes’ team-up. To echo Direk Mae Cruz’ during the blogcon, I hope that this is a start of a new partnership with Bea & Dingdong in the movies.
Fresh & creative approach to storytelling
This was my first impression at the start of the movie. It was a creative idea to make the story up-to-date by using social media - ‘youchoob’, twitter, ‘ímagegrab’. This put the fun in the movie. The directing was artistic and to me, the cinematography, sound and editing were spot on. Kudos again to the creative team!
Best Moments in the Movie:
is ‘bitin’ (not enough - in a good way), particularly Cat & Wacky’s last scene. My thoughts were “this can’t be over, I still want to know what will happen to Cat & Wacky after!” The ending seemed like there would be a continuation. Their (Cat, Wacky) characters are well-written that I think another story could be developed for them. I certainly hope there would be a part 2. ;-) For now, I’ll be content in watching it again and waiting for a DVD version.
Movie Rating: 9 out of 10
A funny and heartwarming coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Duncan, played by Liam James, who reluctantly goes on a summer vacation in small seaside town in Cape Code with his mother Pam (Toni Collette), boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and Trent’s daughter Steph. Duncan is uncomfortable with Trent because of his domineering behavior towards him, making comments that are belittling and gestures that are rude. He explores the seaside town on his own and meets Owen (Sam Rockwell), the laid-back manager of the local water park “Water Wizz.” Owen hires Duncan for odd jobs in the park. Eventually, Duncan sees the water park as his sanctuary. Being at an age where fitting in is significant, Duncan finally is in a place where he meets new friends and can be happy.
The Way Way Back can easily be one of those classic coming-of-age stories. I would easily put this along with similar popular genre movies like “Stand By Me.” You’ll fall in love with Duncan, an awkward but smart boy, who you know will grow up to be one of those sensitive, mature persons. You’ll also fall in love with “Water Wizz” and the crew with their funny antics. The story is heartwarming and poignant and believe me, you won’t want their summer vacation at cape cod to end.
This movie is in my shortlist of #SummerMovies and #WeekendMovies to watch.
Movie Rating: 9 out of 10
So, who’s the girl in the rain? Someone is asking and looking to find her.
She’s the One full trailer from Star Cinema finally was released tonight. And its a good one! Giving us a tease on the chemistry between Bea Alonzo & Dingdong Dantes, and Bea Alonzo & Enrique Gil. It has impact as shows there’s something else to this otherwise familiar story.
Soon on October 16.
Ever since it was announced that Eddie Redmayne was going to play Stephen Hawking in an upcoming movie, I couldn’t wait for the shoot to start. I know it’ll be an inspiring story & Eddie will great in that role. Now, I’m happy to hear that they’ve started filming already. Got this from Just Jared:
Eddie Redmayne met famed physicist Stephen Hawking on the set of his upcoming movie, Theory of Everything, last Friday (Sept 27) in London, England. Eddie plays a young Stephen in the movie “which explores the time when he was in his first year of graduate studies at Cambridge and got diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.”
Read more & see pictures from JustJared.com: Eddie Redmayne Greets Stephen Hawking.