NIGHT OUT WITH THE B-FACES

BacheloretteMovieBACHELORETTE (2012)
4 out of 5 stars

This movie is about a group of friends from high school who have to attend the wedding of Becky (Rebel Wilson) and cannot stop bitching about it because they were not the first to get married and they think Becky is the least attractive of them all. Havoc ensues during Becky’s bachelorette party when Regan (Dunst), Katie (Fisher) and Gena (Caplan) accidentally rips Becky’s dress and they have one night to fix it.

Katie: Silver lining! We’re going to get to throw a bachelorette party. We’re going to get to dress up and be cool. It’s going to be just like prom!

This was really funny and it’s possibly due to the fact that Kirsten Dunst uses the phrase “fuck” A LOT. I mean, in real life, people use the phrase all the time too. Like when she was making a call and the girls were squawking at the back, she mouths “shut the fuck up” and everyone is silent. Talk about it being the universal language. Another thing to note is the “journey” of the wedding dress. Double eew at the strippers’ club!

I think my favourite character is Gena (Lizzy Caplan) probably because she’s the coolest girl who acts like she doesn’t care about anything but she really does and her past with Clyde is so OMG. That is my favourite kind of “ship” ever. I also like Dunst’s character of Regan because she strives for perfection in a way not so different from most of us. Overall, I think it’s a good show though brides would prefer less hoo-ho from the night before their wedding.

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THE EGG OF DESTINY

HOP (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars

E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) is due to succeed his father as the Easter Bunny of Easter Island. However, E.B. has dreams of becoming a drummer and leaves for Hollywood. He befriends Fred O’Hare (James Marsden), who accidentally hits him with his car and they help each other to fulfill their dreams in life.

Well, I was quite reluctant to watch this initially because I didn’t watch those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies and they share the same director. But every animated feature has one character that will appeal to you and then there’s I-cannot-control-my-body-from-grooving-to-music Phil! This chick is completely into music! He’s so cute! I LOL-ed when he couldn’t control himself from dancing when he was directing the other chicks on the Easter sleigh. Everything quote-worthy of Phil can be found in this video:

Carlos steals the scene whenever he starts to scheme, like plotting a coup d’état. Both Carlos and Phil are voiced by the talented Hank Azaria! E.B. is adorable too – he does those puppy, or in this case, bunny eyes that make him irresistible to anyone. Plus, it’s the first time seeing James Marsden in such an immature role – he does lots of jumping, screaming and even singing.

Stay till the end of the credits for an extra clip!

14 DAYS

27 DRESSES (2008)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

This movie kinda reminded me of ‘How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days’ but it’s quite a nice chick flick.

Katherine Heigl is so pretty and convincing as a regular bridesmaid and one that harbours a big crush on her boss. Somehow, these people have bitches for sisters and they always have to accomodate their faults and end up hurt. I guess that’s why they meet the best available guy (like James Marsden, who sings again).

Awww… don’t you enjoy these little bits of predictability in chick flicks? Especially when they have such nice and funny endings…

TRUE LOVE’S KISS

ENCHANTED (2007)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

OMG! I saw Enchanted! It’s a really funny film that mixes reality and fantasy, 2D cartoons into live videos. Amazing, even though I think people would think it’s quite simple.

The story begins when Giselle is tricked into the real world – New York, in this case – by the evil Queen who worries about her throne being usurped once Giselle marries Prince Edward just after one day of meeting each other. Somehow I can’t help rolling my eyes. Yes, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Anyway, the fun starts when the naive and innocent Giselle encounters the harsh reality and practically sings and dances at any point in time. She can just “Ahhahahah ahahahhahh” and the little rodents and insects are at her command. The roaches were just damn disgusting. Eeew. You just have to watch it for yourself to see the very skeptical Patrick Dempsey transform into song-and-dance lovin’ fairytale guy. And James Marsden CAN REALLY SING! Mr. Cyclops singing! I’m truly convinced now with Hairspray and Enchanted under his belt of singing movies.

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT

HAIRSPRAY (2007)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Caught Hairspray and it’s fantastic!

Fancy 60s costumes, slick dance moves and cans of hairspray complete the movie. Amidst racial inequality, Tracy Turnblad fulfills her dream of entering the Corny Collins Show and faces tight competition from the von Tussle mother-daughter team who are guarding their Miss Teenage Hairspray title. Link Larkin is trying to charm the socks off girls by giving his signature wink and seeing catfights between the entire crew against Amber von Tussle is deservingly funny, like dropping her on the ground or smacking her face. Ouch. Seeing James Marsden sing is kinda weird cos he seems so masculine most of the time and watching John Travolta and Christopher Walken flirting with and exchanging gooey eyes with each other can be quite disturbing.

If you like to sing and dance, use saliva to keep stray hair from your pretty face (guys) or like high hair on your head (girls), Hairspray is your movie!

THE CURE

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (2006)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Anyway, the movie was GREAT! I personally think it’s better than The Da Vinci CodeIt’s quite sad to say many are killed off in this last installment (or is it not?) and of course, more characters are introduced. Political issues were touched on, and it simply showed that there are two sides of a human coin – good and evil. The more you try to suppress it, the more it wants to escape…

The ending was magnificent and I don’t know whether I should say this… but for those watching it, please stay right to the end of the credits for the coda, or in other words, a small little surprise to entice viewers about the next sequel or to cover a part of the story that was not revealed in the ending.

STAY BEHIND, OK?