ROCK OF AGES (2012)
4 out of 5 stars
Caught Rock of Ages over the weekend and it has completely dominated my iPod!
I caught the sing-along version which is good because there are lyrics on the screen!
Based on the Broadway musical, it follows Sherrie (Julianne Hough) who moves to Los Angeles from Oklahoma with dreams of becoming a singer. She meets Drew (Diego Boneta) who gets her a job at the Bourbon Room where he works after her suitcase gets stolen. They are both in for a rockin’ good time because Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), the frontman of Arsenal and rock superstar will be performing at the Bourbon Room.
Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx on W (June 2012)
WOW. Who knew Tom Cruise could sing like that?! He really sounds like the rock stars of the 80’s! He may be a little too sexed up for my liking but he really embodies the rock star persona. One of my favourite songs from the soundtrack is Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” sung by Tom Cruise and Malin Akerman, both of whom sound great. In my opinion, Tom Cruise really rocked Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me”.
Diego Boneta can sing too – though I was laughing like craaazy when the Z Guyeezz appeared. Well, boybands had to start somewhere. I liked the opening and closing songs – “Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/ Nothin’ but a Good Time” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”. I simply love mash-ups!
This is a MUST WATCH for lovers of rock music!!!
THE PROPOSAL (2009)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
I was kinda anticipating it cos the trailer was really funny with quotes like:
“Why are you naked?!” “Why are you WHAT?!?”
Anyway, the story’s about Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), assistant to boss-from-hell, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), who’s been coerced to marry her to prevent her from being deported back to Canada. The couple head to Alaska, Andrew’s hometown, to visit his family and a whole weekend of fun and laughter begins.
Oscar from The Office stars as Ramone, an exotic dancer who really plays many roles in that small Alaskan town of Sitka. His exotic dance is really terrifying at parts but everyone enjoys it because he’s the only one in town. Even Andrew’s grandmother tips him! Though I couldn’t really see any budding romance at the end of the film, only affection for one another but I dig their witty conversations! Andrew is sarcastically charming, whereas Margaret is just trying to be tough.
Margaret Tate: I am not getting in that boat!
Andrew Paxton: Fine, see you in three days.
Margaret Tate: You know I can’t swim!
Andrew Paxton: Hence… the boat.
Not to forget the body slamming scene. Ryan Reynolds looks REALLY GOOD! Since I’m a nice person, I shall show you how GOOD it is. Scarlett Johansson is a really lucky wife.
– 4 out of 5 stars
Watchmen is set in an alternate timeline in America, where costumed superheroes exist to help fight crime. However, in the 1980s, they have been outlawed and were forced to strip off their masks and lead normal lives. When The Comedian is murdered, Rorschach (member of The Watchmen) suspects that someone might be killing masked superheroes and enlists the help of the other retired Watchmen. The scenes can be rather violent and bloody but the action scenes are good. Silk Spectre II can really hurt people and Rorschach’s mask is really very intriguing. He’s my favourite of all the superheroes featured in the film. He may be extremely violent but somehow, I think it is all justified.
Rorschach: I’M NOT STUCK IN HERE WITH YOU! YOU’RE ALL STUCK IN HERE WITH ME!
Rorschach: The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us!’ And I’ll look down, and whisper ‘No.’
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…