Wow..


It’s almost a new year guys. 2012 is gone. Thank God, but I’ll miss it somehow. I think a lot happened this year. New songs came out (annoying and good ones). New artists arose. iPhone 5 came out and so did the new Samsung phone. Lots of epic movies: The Avengers, Batman the Dark Knight Rises, maybe Dark Shadows (wasn’t very impressed with it, though), a lot more that I probably don’t feel like mentioning or I can’t remember them. So yeah a lot of cool movies! I’m gonna be leaving k12 and becoming an actual public schooler. Wow, never thought this would happen. Maybe at some point, but not before I was in high-school. I’m gonna miss Mary-Kate of course. Mary Wexel, she probably ain’t reading this, but oh well, I’m gonna miss her. I’m gonna miss Christ or VGB (something like that). I’m gonna miss Lilia and it sucks cause I didn’t tell her I was leaving. 😦 I made friends with Taylor Baptiste just by spamming the raise hand button. We had our fun. Oh gosh, Mary-Kate if you are reading this PLEASE tell Lilia and Taylor somehow that I was gone, k?

 

So yeah.. new year. Hopefully I’ll postt daily more. 🙂 See you around guys!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Review


It started as a book.

Then a movie.

A personal obsession.

A phenomenon.

An era that is now ending.

My childhood.

A part of me that I’ll never forget.

Let’s dedicate this quote to the one and only,

Harry Potter!

The movie/book that’s gripping the nation! Such a wonderful movie. I went to go see today (July 15, 2011 [9:30 AM]) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It’s beyond recall that it was a very emotional, great and breath-taking movie. It had many emotional climaxes throughout the movie. From time to time they threw in some scary scenes or gruesome moments, but still, this movie was beyond remarkable. The movie did a better job for itself. It portrayed the book very well, especially added some scenes that weren’t even in the book. It made things a whole lot more interesting. The actors did a very great job pretending to cry and be emotional. Even better then Shia Labeouf’s emotional scene in his new movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The director did a very good job with the scenes and areas. If you’ve read the book, then you will most likely assume how the movie will end. If you haven’t read the book, I employ you to read the books. The first 7 movies did not project the books very well. So, if you haven’t seen this movie but have read the book, then you would most likely assume that the movie is going to fail again on projecting the book. But I’ll have to tell you that the movie was very good and showed the book very well. My opinion, you must see the movie if you’ve read the book. If you haven’t read the book, then read the book. If you’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book, then… I don’t know what to do with you. 🙂

Here are some reviews from popular review sites.

Entertainment Weekly: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 conjures up a record-breaking $43.5 million at midnight showings

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 grossed a huge $43.5 million last night during midnight showings in 3,800 locations, shattering the midnight box office record previously held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned just over $30 million from midnight shows in 2010.

The final picture in the magical franchise topped all other Harry Potter movies’ midnight grosses. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 earned $24 million at midnight last year, while Half-Blood Prince pulled in $22.2 million. Part 2 also more-than-tripled the $12 million that Order of the Phoenix earned at midnight, and earned almost seven times as much as Goblet of Fire, which grossed $6.3 million at midnight.

MTV Today: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ The Reviews Are In!

After 10 years, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” is sending the beloved series out with a bang. Early reviews that trickled in last week pegged the movie as being the best “Harry Potter” installment. Now that the grand finale has hit theaters, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has solidified itself as far and away the series’ most critically beloved.

Up until now, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” held that title, with a score of 91 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. But “Part 2” has blown that out of the water with a whopping 97 percent fresh and only five dissenters counted at press time.

Other Quotes:

The Performances

“A decade later Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint), have become powerful adult wizards, while the actors are now stars. Look closely and you can see the beard inching along Harry’s, or rather Mr. Radcliffe’s pale chin. Meanwhile Ms. Watson, smoldering in bruising dark lipstick on the cover of the July Vogue, has her own hair and makeup artist, and the director, David Yates, even trains the camera on her generous peekaboo cleavage. Just as startling is the transformation of Mr. Grint who, in one early, anxious scene wears a goatee and a panicked look that together suggest a junior Paul Giamatti. My, how the children have grown — and the movies too.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

The Split

“Splitting the final ‘Potter’ volume into two films was also to the advantage of Part 2, as was the fact that this film deals only with roughly the final third of the book. This enables it to avoid the tiresome teen angst that hampered Part 1 and devote almost all its time to action and confrontation, starting with the film’s initial image of the dread Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) pointing the all-powerful Elder Wand to the sky and creating … the Warner Bros. logo. Once this bit of business is out of the way, the plot kicks in with a vengeance.” — Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

The Conclusion of the Series

“So many good films come to bad ends, but not the tales of Harry Potter. The final episode of Harry’s epic journey, part 2 of ‘The Deathly Hallows,’ is the best possible end for the series that began a decade ago. In contrast to part 1, which was a ponderous exercise in stage-setting and dramatic incipience, this film, directed by David Yates and adapted by Steve Kloves, is a climax worthy of the term. It’s a dark and thunderous pageant that sets its bespectacled hero in the midst of vast forces, yet never loses track of who he is — a brave boy, to borrow both parts of Dumbledore’s fond phrase, on the way to becoming a wonderful man.” — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

The Farewell Factor

“Nothing quite like this series has ever been tried before in cinema history, and as I wrote last year, following the central trio of Radcliffe, Grint and Watson through the aging process has itself forced the movies to confront Rowling’s central themes, which I take to be ‘the painful transition from childhood to adulthood, the loss of parents and loved ones, the first intimations of personal mortality.’ For better or worse, Rowling’s books and the hit-and-miss movies based on them have reshaped not just the marketplace for fiction and film but the contemporary cultural imagination, re-establishing fantasy as the central narrative mode (arguably for the first time since the Middle Ages).” — Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

The Final Word

“This movie is impressively staged, the dialogue is given proper weight and not hurried through, there are surprises which, in hindsight, seem fair enough, and ‘Harry Potter’ now possesses an end that befits the most profitable series in movie history. These films will be around for a long time.” — Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

You’ve heard it now! Reviews and opinions. If you want to see the movie, is all up to you!

The Grudge


GENRE: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense.

RATED: – for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality.

DIRECTED BY: Takashi Shimizu

WRITTEN BY: Stephen Susco

RUNNING TIME: 1 hr. 30 min.

PLOT: An American nurse (Sarah Michelle Gellar) living in Tokyo purchases this strange and haunted house that is exposed with to a supernatural curse that takes back history 2 years ago. The supernatural curse that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. Kayako (Takako Fuji) the person whom was killed by her husband becomes the the supernatural curse and is said that her rage will kill and destroy anything it touches.

VERDICT: The Grudge was a huge hit because it had three things going for it: 1.) Sarah Michelle Geller, 2.) a teen-friendly PG-13 rating and 3.) an obvious, unspoken connection to The Ring (also a Japanese import remade for American audiences). As for this reviewer, those numbers add up to very little when the story is often incoherent and the horror elements are watered down. Sony’s work on this disc, however, is better than average.

VERDICT (MY REASON): I’ve got a grudge with The Grudge, but you may feel differently. 😀

Illusions of Horror Movies


Yes, I am a person write now that is addicted to horror movies, and I just love how somehow in the end, when I really fucking scared and I figure out how to find the horror character’s weakness, I want to see more horror movies. A few weeks or probably months ago I was freaking scared of the movie called The Ring. When I first watched it, and heard that there was a 2nd Ring, I did not want to watch the second movie. I felt so scared, that I was already under big pressure of illusions. But, than I started watching, bits by bits a movie called Scary Movie. It turned out to make the characters hilarious.

After seeing the movie making fun of the character a lot, I decided to watch the 2nd Ring. I was still anxious about it, but I was brave enough to do it. When I saw it, I was freaked out, but the movie had a good ending, and plus, in the movie, the main character would actually have the guts to put Samara down. Once when she (the main character) got her foot caught by Samara, she hit a rock and a fountain of water hit Samara’s face, making her plummet down the well they were in. Eventually, when Samara got up and started crawling up te well and accelerating her crawling speed, Racheal (the main character) out of the blue said: “I’m not your f*cking mommy” and cealed up the well so Samara wouldn’t kill anybody. It was good and happy ending. Lot’s of people died. But, all was well.

The worst thing I could’ve expected was that I watched during Science, Social Studies and ALP Math CCS, a bunch of horror movie trailers. I only got The Shining, Freddy Cougar, Jason (heard of them), Frankenstien, Dracula, When A Stranger calls (now that movie scared the shit out of me), and than I saw this other trailer of a movie called, “One Missed Call”. I watched the trailer and all I could do was skip through some scary parts of somebody killing somebody else like in the movie, “Prom Night”. But, than I decided to watch the 2nd Grudge and 3rd Grudge trailer. Oh my God, after watching that, I started to see Ju-On behind corners and expect her to crawl down the stairs and kill me. So, throughout the past school time I heard the echoing sound in my ears and had day-dreamed her coming up to me.

Surprising, my first day dream in my whole life. Now, I know how it seems so real. So, after that, I went with mom around the thrift store for awhile and than went back home to watch a movie called Ponyo. It has amazing animation. After that, my mom started on the book of the Sorcerer’s Stone and so far she’s at page 90 already. Maybe she might catch up to me. But, I exceeded 100 pages in my Order of the Pheonix book. It was awesome. Hagrid is also awesome with his dialogue.

The Social Network


Well, almost everybody knows about the one and only movie called: “The Social Network”. Said to be impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest. Well, there you have your reviews that were said by the crowds that have watched this movie. So, of course you now want to be a part of what your friends/people saw, and see if they were right. Unfortunately, my family doesn’t work like that.

Whenever we see a movie that has very cool previews like the new Transformers 3 The Dark of the Moon, this year during the Super Bowl commercials. Well, before when my family saw Transformers 2 The Risen of the Fallen, we thought it was going to be epic. Unfortunately, we thought it was going to be so awesome, that we decided to watch the movie on the first day it came out in theaters. Fortunately, the movie sucked, and didn’t have an interesting plot. So, basically a waste of money. So, in our family, unless we know 98% for sure that the movie will be good, we just wait ti’ll a movie comes out on DVD, and than watch it. So, eventually when we heard that the Social Network was a world Grammy movie, we knew we’d have to wait ti’ll it came out on DVD.

So, eventually, we watched the movie, and the first time I saw it, I sort of thought it sucked. But, now it’s something I constantly think in my head about. I started to realize the movie better and it became more interesting. But, we can talk, talk, talk here for a long time about my history about it, or we can just get to the Movie Perspective about it.

Characters: There are only 3 main characters in this movie: “The Social Network”. Main character, Jesse Eisenberg, playing as Mark Suckerberg. Second main character, Andrew Garfield, playing as Eduardo Saverin. Third main character, Justin Timberlake, playing as Sean Parker. Jesse Eisenberg plays a big role in this movie as the one who came up with the idea of the new program called “Facebook” and his companion Andrew Garfield, who helps him in the idea of the program, while Justin Timberlake comes in and take over the whole system.

Verdict: It’s an amazingly interesting movie. Not too geeky, and not too much misunderstanding in the movie. It’s just the right amount, for a good movie. I would even want to watch the movie again just to see Jesse Eisenberg get all badass with the computers, and so technological. He’s the reason why I still want to do complicated things and do un-familiar stuff at my age on the computers, plus I still envy his voice, and how speaks all of his words very fast and understandable. All in all, it’s a good movie, and I’d suggest you watch it. 😀

Clash Of The Titans


Well, all I can say, is that this movie is so AWESOME. It’s got all the action and the drama that you would want in a Greek Mythology movie. But, lets get down to the real business.

The whole movie is about this Fishermen who’s parents dies because of Hades (the God of the underworld) and comes in conflict with the Gods. The fishermen then wants to bring war to the Gods because of the death of his parents, but soon to figure out his REAL father is Zeus(the God of all Gods). He then figures out that Hades is going to send the Kraken to destroy the city. The fishermen then has to hunt down Medusa to petrify the Kraken and save the city.

Well, lets see about the verdict. You should see this movie if you are interested in any crafty Mythology, intensifying action, strong social talk or any other kind of strong materials. Though, you may need to have at least seen the first OLD movie or at least read the book Percy Jackson. Well, by my perspective, I think the movie is awesome. You should still think about watching the movie. Comment if you have seen it. 😀

Not really much to say though. Just a really awesome movie.

War Of The Worlds


What Is The Movie About?: Well, the movie is about this lazy work man that doesn’t want to do more than should be done. The man only wanted to do average work. That character is played by Tom Cruise. Then, he gets stuck babysitting these 2 kids for awhile until their mother gets back from Boston. While babysitting the whole world becomes intertwined with these alien machines’s destinies to exterminate the planet. So, the kids and guy’s mission is to stay alive. As long as they can.

Why You Should See This?: Well, if you have a thing for violence or suspense this movie WILL be there to thrill you. The movie would also be good for the paranoid minds because it ends with a GREAT message for the paranoid. Also, if you happen to be depressed or glum because of your life. Watch this movie and then you’ll start tearing away. I guarantee it! The movie COULD also work for kids for a punishment or something. Like if your kids under 10 or 11 only like writing people killing each other or violence a lot. Show your kids the movie. Then, he’ll either get MORE interested in violence or he’ll start crying too. If he gets into it, say to you child that you need to do what I say to watch this movie. Got a trap. Hehehe.

My Perspective About The Movie: Well, I actually think this is my favorite movie throughout my 11 years. But, I’m going to wait for another movie to impress me soon enough. Anyways, the movie was good enough to actually make me want to dream about it or draw it. But, I thought the movie had too much screaming in it. Just to make it into an opera. Te rest I think is perfect. Lol. 😀