THOR, THE GOD OF THUNDER

THOR (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), son of Odin, is the successor to the throne in Asgard. However, his rash and arrogant ways destroys the truce between Odin and Laufey, leader of the Frost Giants in Jotunheim. Odin strips Thor of his power and banishes him to Earth, so that he may learn humility and prove himself worthy of the throne.

OMG CHRIS HEMSWORTH IS SO HOT!

He put on 10kg of muscle to play Thor and I think it paid off really well. He looks good arrogant and was also funny when he brought his “ancient” ways into the modern world (ie. smashing his cup for another cup of coffee!). Norse mythology has always been interesting, so having hot people playing gods are a plus.

I liked Sif, the Goddesss of War, too. She’s the only female warrior fighting alongside Thor and she knows her weapons. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is just really creepy and I can see right through him, man. He appears to defend his brother but he’s actually stabbing him in the back!

There’s an uncredited cameo by Jeremy Renner (HOT!) as Hawkeye and Stan Lee as always in movie adaptations of Marvel Comics characters. This movie, and the upcoming Captain America (Chris Evans) is building up to the hype of 2012′s The Avengers! Stay till the end of the credits for a sneak peek of what’s to come in The Avengers!

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MUSICAL SOULMATE

NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST (2008)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is about two individuals who meet while finding a secret show for their favourite band, “Where’s Fluffy?”. Nick is nursing his broken heart after being dumped and cheated on by Tris, and he burns mixtapes (up to volume 12) for her one month after even though she has started dating around. Norah goes to the same school as Tris and frequently picks up the mixtapes Tris dumps. When they hear about their favourite band, Where’s Fluffy, having a secret show, they stay up all night to find it and their paths cross. Nick’s friends see the potential in Norah and matchmakes them together, while helping her to send her extremely-drunk buddy Caroline back home.

The whole movie is just about that magical night of how Nick and Norah get to know each other better and find their musical soulmates. It’s extremely hilarious especially with Nick and his Yugo (that yellow car in the poster). His “this is not a cab”, “this is not a toy” defenses against his Yugo is so funny! Caroline’s drunken escapade is another funny thing, especially the mini story of their disgusting piece of chewing gum. Nick’s gay friends are so cool! Especially Lethario who headbutts Tal at the end of the film. Yay, indie music rocks!

BE FREE

CHARLIE BARTLETT (2008)
– 4 of out 5 stars

It turned out to be quite a nice movie since one of the reasons I saw was because of Tyler Hilton. And I’m totally mesmerized by him and his role, Murphy Bivens? Especially after he “cleaned up his act” to go out with Whitney. And I wasn’t the only girl in the theatre gushing over that fact.

The movie’s about Charlie, a new student at the public school after being kicked out of all the private schools he’s been in. In order to become popular, he joins hands with school bully, Murphy, and becomes the school’s self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body. He provides medicine and offers a listening ear to the teens who are depressed and troubled. Of course, the school principal starts to get suspicious and threatened when the student body listens to Charlie instead of him. The ending is rather nice, with Charlie telling everyone to be themselves and not be forced to listen to their peers and elders. I think I really loved the movie, I mean, aside the fact that Tyler Hilton’s in it.

Here’s the song performed at the ending of Charlie Bartlett. It was originally performed by Cat Stevens and here are the really meaningful lyrics.

Cat Stevens – If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are

And if you want to live high, live high
And if you want to live low, live low
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are

[Chorus]
You can do what you want
The opportunity’s on
And if you can find a new way
You can do it today
You can make it all true
And you can make it undo
You see ah ah ah
It’s easy ah ah ah
You only need to know

Well if you want to say yes, say yes
And if you want to say no, say no
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are

And if you want to be me, be me
And if you want to be you, be you
‘Cause there’s a million things to do
You know that there are

[Chorus]

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are (x5)