Archive for the 'Movies' Category
AJ Jorge June 27th, 2007
One time I was at Suntec Mall and there was this event sponsored by Chevrolet as a free advertisement of sorts for the Transformers the Movie. You all know that Bumbleebee is a yellow Camaro car by Chevrolet rather than the Volkswagen we all knew as a kid. Anyway, there was a showcase of different Chevy cars on display. But of course what got my attention was the Optimus Prime mascot/model that was circling the area.
Oooh, how I wish I had a photo with Prime.
AJ Jorge May 10th, 2007
I just got the latest Wizard magazine and the issue is packed with information regarding the hottest shows these days. It is no secret that the creator of Lost and Heroes are good friends and somehow their respective shows touch on the other show in one way or the other.
Though Lost is slowly losing it’s audience share in the US, I’m still faithfully following it. I just want to know how it will end. It’s been dragging since the ‘others’ showed up. On the otherhand, Heroes is slowly gaining popularity. It’s the smallville of 2007. Though the concept is somewhat similar with X-Men (both the movie versions and the comics story), the way the show presents it is very refreshing.
I’m pretty sure everyone is waiting for the Order of the Phoenix. I can’t make up my mind if I should be excited or not. With Pen in Sydney, I have no reason to go out and watch a movie just for the sake of it. It would totally be different if I’d watch the movie with Pen.
penny April 29th, 2007
By this time Ajay would already be in Sg. Welcome there! So while he’s getting settled there ans as we all are in the edge of our seats awaiting his next blog post, I’m doing another no-brainer piece.
Pen edits, one day later: Watching “In the Bedroom” (2001) which stars Marisa Tomei as supporting actress to Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek. She was nominated in this category for an Oscar, same time as Helen Mirren (Gosford Park), Maggie Smith (Gosford Park) and Kate Winslet (Iris). The Oscar went to Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind).
How’s this for a first female celeb feature? She may be in her early 40s now, but she is arguably still so young-looking. Being Italian-American adds to her appeal. I first saw Marisa Tomei on TV as Maggie in the spin-off of the Cosby Show with Lisa Bonet (Denise Huxtable, daughter of Cliff played by Bill Cosby) entitled “A Different World”. She had that spunky pretty face that I admired, much like how Winona Ryder is to most little girls in the 90s, if that analogy works for anyone at all? Sometime in the 90s I saw her with Robert Downey, Jr. in “Only You”. (I learned later on that they dated off screen.) She would make good in another romantic comedy I think. She has to do more! Then came the comedy “Oscar” where she starred as Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Lisa Provolone, a spoiled rich girl brought up in an Italian mob environment. Ok maybe this one wasn’t one of the best roles. But it was supposed to be an annoying character, and she did annoy me, so it worked!
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penny February 11th, 2007
Born: John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
** Was first choice for the role of Neo in the Matrix.
** Started acting career upon being introduced to Nicolas Cage.
The many faces immortalised by this prolific thespian (Name the show/film):
Officer Tom Hanson.
Victor Van Dort.
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penny January 29th, 2007
So yeah, I was watching some 90s TV shows in YouTube, one of which was That 70s Show. So high time I brought good ‘ol Topher to the spotlight.
Topher Grace (b. 1978) will be starring alongside Tobey Maguire in the next Spiderman film installment. It’s amazing how these two look alike in some angles. Though now he looks a tiny bit like Brendan Fraser… don’t you think? The geeky frame he used to sport is shedding off too.
Topher was initially recognized as Eric Forman in That 70s Show in the early 90s. I would chance upon it on some weeknights in ABC5. Catchy novel show at that time. Prior to That 70s Show, the only experience under his belt were school plays and some theater.
I love Topher’s dry presence in comedy. He did a cameo in Ocean’s Eleven (and Twelve) as himself. Remember that scene where Pitt’s character is giving poker lessons to a group of young actors? Present there were Topher, Joshua Jackson, Holly Mary Combs and one other guy I don’t know (they were all playing themselves)… Then Clooney’s character comes and plays with them? Topher is too funny. It cracks me up seeing the fans after that scene go gaga over Topher like “Mr. Popularity”, while Brad Pitt walked out from the club unnoticed.
He appeared in the film In Good Company with Scarlett Johanssen and Dennis Quaid. Not a big hit, but a decent enough movie. He looked a bit more serious here, but his boyish appeal doesn’t shake off at all. I guess that was the point of his casting. He also had a tiny role as fiance to Julia Stiles’ character in Mona Lisa Smile.
Eric Forman is one of my favorite TV characters. ‘Twas part of that TV phase in parallel with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. He refused to continue for an 8th season (or was it 7th?) as he wanted to focus now on his film career. Ashton Kutcher followed suit.
AJ Jorge August 15th, 2006
I am no Adam Sandler fan.
His and good buddy Rob Schneider’s films almost always falls on the same type of comedy. Critics call it “Immature comedy” which I agree wholeheartedly. Most of their films are not worth seeing again. One viewing is more than enough. I did liked Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates though (which coincidentally both stars Drew Barrymore).
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AJ Jorge July 1st, 2006
One word: it-blew-my-mind.
Okay, okay, “EXCELLENT“.
(Don’t worry, this is a spoiler free entry)
Everything is just great. From the starting credits to the last line uttered by the characters to the musical score while the credits are rolling upwards.
Everything is just in place. The story is original. Not even the comics continuity touched the story. It opened a lot of future possibilites for the Superman mythos. I kinda liked it but not wholeheartedly though.
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AJ Jorge June 28th, 2006
Apparently Volkwagen didn’t give the rights to use their car for the upcoming movie. So instead, the movie guys will use a yellow Chevy Camaro to stand in as Bumblebee.
AutoblogSpanish stumbled upon a pic of Bumblebee on the set of the upcoming Transformers movie being directed by Michael Bay. We?ve seen pics before of the Chevy Camaro Concept wearing a Bumblebee paint job, but this is the first glimpse of the car in partial transformation.
*note: don’t even bother clicking on the link unless you understand Spanish.