BIG BABIES

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (2012)
– 3 out of 5 stars

Jennifer Lopez in another pregancy-related film after The Back-up Plan. Oops. While that film had Alex O’Loughlin’s gratuitous abs, we are treated to Matthew Morrison and Joe Manganiello over here.

It’s much more hilarious here because those Daddy-Nannies are so weird. Super prams! And it’s so cool that they have a cool and hot friend in Manganiello – OMG I’M TOTALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING HIM AND OTHER HOT MEN IN MAGIC MIKE!

The women add in a dash of reality – though some more than others. Just look at Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker. I’m not sure if anyone dares to walk in six-inch heels whilst pregnant though I guess supermodels belong to a completely different species.

Most relate-able would be the couple played by Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford. They are so young and cute together! And it’s always good to see Chace Crawford outside of Gossip Girl – his role as Nate Archibald is practically a pretty vase in the series these days. He should stick to playing characters without trust funds, like in here, where he actually does more than just smile and make out with cougars.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR

BAD TEACHER (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars

Cameron Diaz plays a teacher who is working for the bonus to get a boob job in order to get the attention of Scott (Justin Timberlake), a wealthy substitute teacher. Lots of weed-related jokes and that dry humping scene was kinda eew. Kaitlyn Dever from Justified and Noah Munck from iCarly play kids in Diaz’s class and I just loved that dodgeball scene (“Twilight, look at me”). Now you know you got to hit the ball THROUGH the object of your affection.

But I gotta say, Cameron Diaz looks real good for the age (she’s 39 this year) and set everything on fire with that car wash scene.

HE’S TOO FAST FOR TV

THE GREEN HORNET (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

The Green Hornet is the alter-ego of Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), heir of The Daily Sentinel after his father died of an allergy. The town’s gangs are under the control of Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), whom his late father was trying to expose. Britt convinces his “executive associate”-slash-sidekick Kato (Jay Chou), that they should pose as criminals while fighting crime so as to infiltrate them.

Wow, this is the first 2011 film I’ve seen in 2011! That’s because most of the films that are showing now have already been released in 2010.

Britt Reid: Kato, I want you to take my hand and I want you to come with me on this adventure.
Kato: I’ll go with you but I don’t want to touch you.

Anyway, the Black Beauty is pretty impressive – it’s almost indestructible, hasthat Ben-Hur shit and can even operate on just its front wheels. One amusing thing to note is that all the switches on board are written in Chinese! Jay Chou does get quite a few funny one-liners and his English isn’t all that bad, except for that much publicized “thumting”. Christoph Waltz as Chudnofsky is hilarious because he’s a gangster who seems offended whenever people insult his dress sense and finds it necessary to reinvent himself to become more relevant(Bloodnofsky, anyone?). I thought it was cute that they included the sushi USB drive in the ending – that cute little thing sure got many cars chasing after it. And a cameo by James Franco is always welcome!

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Kato: We saved those people and all they talk about is this stupid head.

GET SHOT EVERY NOW AND THEN

KNIGHT AND DAY (2010)
– 3 out of 5 stars 

Caught Knight And Day recently and it’s quite a fun movie, I guess.

June bumps into Roy Miller at the airport and by some “coincidence”, they end up on the same plane. After a trip to the ladies, she finds that all the passengers in the plane are dead and they crash-land into a corn field. June wakes up in her room with no memory of how she got there. However, when June starts getting chased by the FBI and Roy re-appears in her life to rescue, both of them try to stay alive as they race against time.

One of the funny parts was when June consumes the “truth potion” and she starts to comment about everything – the garden, the ceiling, the men, etc. The one-liners are straight to the point, and some were quite funny. You will find June’s klutziness the source of most of the laughter in the audience. But story-wise, it doesn’t really make much sense.

WHAT THE SHREK?

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

Shrek Forever After is the final instalment of the Shrek series and it’s still fun, considering that they added more fairy tales into this one – The Pied Piper and Rumpelstiltskin.

After being a father, Shrek is unhappy that all he does it to burp his babies and fix things, which is so unlike his ogre-self. He signs a magical contract with Rumpelstiltskin, to be a real ogre for a day in exchange for a day from his childhood. Fiona is now an outlawed ogre, Puss is an overly-pampered cat, while Donkey is a slave to the now-King Rumpelstiltskin and his witches. Unbeknownst to Shrek, Rumpelstiltskin actually took the day he was born and he has only that one day to salvage everything.

My favourite parts still belong to Donkey and Puss, like when they were bickering about “catastrophe” and “redonkulous”. The ogres’ hideout was pretty interesting, considering how much bigger they were compared to Shrek and how they quickly they could create a “not-there” presence when the witches are patrolling the area. The part where Donkey shows Shrek the exit clause for the magical contract is interesting – origami! The cutest part would belong to Puss when he asks to borrow Donkey’s tongue when they get wet because he’s too round to lick his back. Awww…

I still think Shrek 2 is the best instalment of all, with the introduction of Puss with his goo-goo eyes, and the Donkey-Dragon offsprings (compared to baby ogres) are the cutest! Those flying things with cute donkey faces!

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!