THE BEGINNINGS OF A VISIONARY

jobsmovieJOBS (2013)
3 out of 5 stars

This is the story of how Steve Jobs became the legend he was – from college dropout to entrepreneur.

First of all, I love the trailer for this because it features Can’t Hold Us from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis!


Personally, I’m not sure if Steve Jobs appeared topless as many times as Ashton Kutcher did in the movie because just the trailer only featured many topless shots. It was quite interesting to see how much of a perfectionist he was (DUDE, TYPEFACE IS IMPORTANT) and then it’s quite sad how he can seem lost in his own fantasy at the risk of his company’s profits. I wished they showed more about the creation of ipod, ipod nano and the iphone though.

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EMBRACE THE YEAR AHEAD

NEW YEAR’S EVE (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Another star-studded romantic comedy! In New York!

Funniest character would be Sofia Vergara! Her lines are the funniest! Lea Michele’s so pretty here! It’s so nice to hear her sing… and once again, her solo makes me want to cry. And the scene where I caught a fake belly – when Jessica Biel accidentally pinched her sponge pregnant belly. I wasn’t the only one who saw it because I heard gasps then laughters in the audience after that scene.

But I can’t really pick a favourite because none left any deep impact on me. The Josh Duhamel story was good at the start but the ending was weird, to me. The Abigail Breslin (she looks so grown-up now!) one started okay but the ending was off too. Though her classmate’s mother, who likes to lurk and spy on her daughter is creepily weird.

PREMATURE VENTRICULAR CONTRACTIONS

NO STRINGS ATTACHED (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars

No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman as Adam and Emma, two friends who decide to have a “no strings attached” physical relationship. However, this being a rom-com, one of them will start to develop real feelings and it starts throwing the relationship off balance.

Emma Kurtzman: He’s so tall… when he stands next to me, it looks like he’s kidnapping me.

The movie has its funny moments – like how they took off their clothes outside the car before continuing their business back in the car and seeing Natalie Portman trying to tackle Ashton Kutcher. I would think it’s Portman’s most “carefree” role yet – she jumps out from the back of the couch and calls people “bitch”. The height difference between her and Kutcher is hilarious.

Adam Franklin: You can’t fight me, you’re miniature. You fight like a hamster.

The ending is predictable but it’s a break from all the Oscar movies (127 Hours, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, etc). Nothing like a chick flick when you feel that James Franco hallucinates more in 127 Hours than Natalie Portman inBlack Swan.

Emma Kurtzman: You look like a pumpkin, bitch!

The only good thing is the Period Mix – how come no one thought of it before? Plus, if Emma is complaining that she’s not getting enough at Westwood Teaching Hospital, may I suggest she switch to Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital (location for Grey’s Anatomy) where doctors are good looking and always looking for a good time in the on-call room/supply closet. 3 out of 5 stars.

Adam Franklin: If you miss me, you can’t text, you can’t email, you can’t post it on my Facebook wall. If you really miss me, you come and see me.

KILLER BODIES

KILLERS (2010)
– 2 and a half out of 5 stars 

Saw Killers some time back and I think the trailer had the funny bits featured in the movie.

Jen visits France with her parents after a breakup and meets Spencer, with whom she falls in love and marries. Unknown to Jen, Spencer is a contract killer but has retired after he met Jen. Fast forward to three years later, they are happily married and living in suburbia. However, Spencer receives a letter from his former boss and soon he realizes that he has a bounty of $2 million on his head, and his colleagues, friends and neighbours are all coming after him.

The only funny part I remembered came from the trailer, where Jen was trying to conceal the gun under the trenchcoat. Even the ending is a little weird – when the guy who called the bounty on Spencer was revealed. Maybe the only thing worth looking out for is Katherine Heigl’s wardrobe and Ashton Kutcher’s hot bod. Look out for a cameo by Usher.

LOVE CANNOT BE PLANNED

VALENTINE’S DAY (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I saw Valentine’s Day and I think it’s slightly better than New York, I Love You!

It’s another anthology of love stories, people connected in one way or another – friends, colleagues, lovers, strangers etc. Except that this movie happens all in a day – Valentine’s Day. There are many familiar faces – Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Jessica Alba, etc. Only thing is happy beginnings didn’t turn out to be happy endings, while not-so-happy beginnings turn out happier.

There is the mini-competition between McDreamy (Dempsey) and McSteamy (Dane) – I choose McSteamy cos McDreamy still plays a boring doctor who does the worst thing ever! There’s the bimbotic Taylor Swift who dots every sentences with “like…” and dances like a crazy girl. The story revolving around the other teenage couple – Emma Roberts and Carter Jenkins – were super funny! They were planning to have sex during lunch and it all goes wrong when Stone’s mother comes back and sees him – almost naked! Anne Hathaway is very interesting with the use of weird accents and the creative use of rubber bands – *snap* while part-timing as a adult phone entertainer. Jennifer Garner totally rocks as a waitress (chopped pig’s testicles, anyone?) and with the baseball bat! 


And here’s my favourite quote from the movie/trailer:

Reporter: So, how do you guys feel about each other?
Felicia: Oh my gosh, I totally love him!
Willy: And I’m crazy about her.
Felicia: See, I even wrote his number in my hand.
Reporter: There you have it, young love. Full of promise, full of hope, ignorant of reality.

THE LUCKY QUARTER

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (2008)
– 3 out of 5 stars 

Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz star as an unlikely couple, Jack and Joy, who accidentally gets hitched one night in Vegas and decided to fight it out to see who gets the $3 million jackpot – won by Jack with Joy’s money. The judge declares that they have to co-exist for at least six months and attend counselling before they can appeal for a divorce. As the days grow, they try to outwit each other to make the other party lose their case to get the jackpot winnings.

The antics tried by each of them are really funny and although you know what happens in the end – this is after all a romantic comedy – you’ve got to see the process to enjoy it. Stay during the credits for photos during their wild night!