DON JON (2013)
4 out of 5 stars
WATCH IT BECAUSE…
1) Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes and directs.
2) How “love at first sight” is bullshit.
3) How pretty girls who’ve got the “package” are bullshit. You can talk about vacuuming with me anytime you want. Guys who vacuum are sexy as hell.
4) Get an inside look at how guys think and work the crowd. Well, guys who quote the below…
Don Jon: There’s only a few things I really care about in life. My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.
THE AVENGERS (2012)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars
By now, who hasn’t seen The Avengers?
So Nick Fury, director of SHIELD, assembles Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow to form the Avengers, in order to stop Loki from enslaving the human race.
Iron Man: If we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it.
The action scenes were to die for, especially when they were showing off and fighting among themselves. What can I say, I love havoc. I didn’t watch the Iron Man movies so I wasn’t introduced to Black Widow earlier but I was pretty impressed with ScarJo and her dexterity. Guess I should make time to watch those two Iron Man movies before they release the other Marvel movies. I didn’t like the aliens much which I attribute to their disgusting vertebrae structure.
Hulk: Puny God.
Funny scenes are aplenty, with each superhero trying to outsmart and outwit each other. Most of it came from the cocky billionaire philanthropist Iron Man and the Hulk – both created a good bromance considering both of them share a science background. Of course, my fangirl heart melts whenever they offer a helping hand to each other.
Needless to say, STAY FOR THE EXTRA SCENE after the first credits. You’ll get a glimpse of who’s the next villian now that Loki’s back at Asgard, hopefully with some TLC. For those living outside the US, don’t bother staying till the end of the credits for that Shawarma diner scene.
WE BOUGHT A ZOO (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars
For those not in the know, Colin Ford plays the young Sam Winchester on Supernatural! Even though he’s kinda emo and has lots of teenage angst in the show, he’s still so handsome! And I like it that his love interest is Elle Fanning! She’s so pretty! Somehow I prefer her to her sister, Dakota. Maybe I watched Dakota shrieked too many times on War of the Worlds.
Rosie Mee: What about the Easter Bunny?
Setting up a zoo isn’t easy or cheap and Benjamin Mee must have earned loads as a reporter. The animals are all interesting – I didn’t know tigers chuffed. Rosie, the daughter, is really adorable and really helps to bond the men of her family at times! Matt Damon is so fatherly in this show, you can’t hardly imagine him as Jason Bourne.
One of the more heartwarming family-oriented movies I’ve seen recently.
HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (2009)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
It’s something like a chick flick but not quite. Guess you have to check out its websiteand click on the ‘Top 10 Chick Flick Cliches Not Found In The Movie’ – it’s absolutely hilarious! Basically it’s about the interconnected lives of these people who meets/met/want to meet their love and are decoding the signs that the opposite sex gives. I really love the scene where Neil (Ben Affleck) appears in Beth’s (Jennifer Aniston) dad’s home to help her with the housework after their breakup since Neil didn’t want to marry her after seven years together. It was so touching! The other guys in the house were really useless TV bums. Lucky for Neil and Beth, their ending was nice!
THE SPIRIT (2008)
– 3 out of 5 stars
Adapted from a comic book, The Spirit is about this night vigilante who came back from the dead and thus, vows to protect his city from all kinds of evil, especially The Octopus. Along the way, he faces a bevy of beautiful women all trying to seduce, love or kill him.
The effects felt like a comic book, you literally hear the “pow”, “ka-pow” and whatever you see when the characters are fighting. I loved the colour scheme of black, white and red, especially The Spirit’s tie. Too bad, I think Gabriel Macht (The Spirit) looks better with his mask on.
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (2008)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
It’s essentially about how people at different stages in love and different perspectives of love deal with love. Vicky’s the more uptight one; she’s built lots of rules and prefers a structured life. Cristina’s the more carefree one; she doesn’t like rules and likes to do things on impulse. While on vacation in Barcelona, they get prepositioned by Juan Antonio and the movie shows how they deal with Juan Antonio and his psycho-ex, Maria Elena. It’s quite an eye opener, especially when Cristina meets Maria Elena, and the development of their relationship. You’ll never look at a love triangle the same way again.