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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is back with a new girlfriend, Carly (VS model Rosie Huntington-Whitley) and more Transformers action. When discoveries from the 1969 expedition to the Moon bring about new hopes of rebuilding Cybertron, Earth is in danger!

I think I prefer Megan Fox as Shia’s love interest, she seems more relateable and believable… Rosie is hot, yes, but I don’t think she was very convincing when she confronted Megatron. Plus, she didn’t look very comfortable with the robots.

 As with any Transformers movie, it is so very sad to see “good” robots die/lose parts! But it always seem that the “bad” robots wreaks the most havoc because they have flashier skills (ie. Shockwave). Quoting Epps (Tyrese Gibson), “why do the bad robots always get the cool shit?!”

I thought there was a brief bromance moment when Megatron helped Optimus Prime in the big fight but I could still be in the cloud of X-Men: First Class. Bumblebee is still as adorable, and I really liked that scene where he transformed while Sam was still in the car – LaBeouf’s express was hilarious! Plus, Patrick Dempsey is a bad guy! WHY??? But he was quite good at playing bad actually and he seemed to enjoy it. Plus, him fighting LaBeouf is good fun!

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.

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.