Enough (2002)

This is my favorite Jennifer Lopez movie.

A woman takes revenge to his evil husband.

Nah, what am I saying. This movie got me interested with Krav Maga for some days. Krav Maga is particulary useful when one becomes prey for street crimes.

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Based on a true story, a young woman always lucidly takes part in instances with her mates in a mental institution.

Winona Ryder had the lead role. She was so pale and always frantic. Angelina Jolie grabbed an Academy award for best supporting actress in this movie. Yeah, she was good. On several ocassions I had the song Que Sera Sera on replay in my mind.

50/50 (2011)

This is a story of a young man and his battle against cancer.

That one sentence description may make the movie sound corny (this sort of review totally is) but the truth is it wasn’t. It was practically cool, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivered well.

Hanna (2011)

This is a story of a girl as she finds out that she was intended to exist as a military weapon.

In 2012 I have watched Hanna, my initial impression was how “Euro country-slash-industrial” the movie is. The production design, cinematography and, most importantly, the score makes up for the vibe. I have seen several brochures from Ikea and a few copies of *Wallpaper and to me those practically make up for the experience with Hanna.

Bad Teacher (2011)

“A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her. (IMDB)

Well I do regard teachers highly but this movie is fun and great for laughs. A cool teacher or anybody cool for that matter is self-deprecating and all that sh*t.

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

“A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.” (IMDB)

I hope there will come a day that humans become friendly with those aliens. And that they at least do not become hostile against humans. I know they are out there; I believe so. Someday they will reveal themselves to us fully. Yeah, I hope we become friends.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

“After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.” (IMDB)

One of my professors did talk about this movie once and I easily got interested. Why not watch something useful as A Beautiful Mind other than those muck around, he said or somewhat like that.

Brilliance has its costs, but it is indeed a journey worth living.

The Paperboy touches in the lake.

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If you like weird, dirty, agonizing movies, then you’re up for a treat.

The Paperboy is about this person who allegedly kills a sheriff, imprisoned, without fair trial. Thus, public interest on his case ensued and so did journalistic endeavors to propel the story. There’s this journalist and his assistant. They go to the journalist’s hometown where the “killer” did the crime and is also incarcerated. They invite the “killer’s” pen-pal/girlfriend (Nicole Kidman) to help with the case. Paperboy is Zack Efron – the journalist’s (Matthew McConaughey) brother. Paperboy gets a huge crush at “killer’s girlfriend”, and all. Journalist takes a homo relationship with his assistant. The Black issue is raised. Family issues raised. Blah, I still need to practice explaining big stuff as this movie and I’m trying not to offend, so here’s the link.
Based on a true story, the plot is troubling and effective with the cast acting the characters well, and viewers taken to different places and treats of dirty titillation brought to you by Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman was pulling off sensuality 5x more than Julia Roberts’ Erin Brokovich.

Zack Efron plays the toned down acting, creating balance in the film.

Matthew McConaughey makes it good as a closeted gay.

The sex is quite graphic in here and I’ve got no qualms with that, only that it makes the film disturbing.

For its weirdness, I dig it.

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Happy Work Life

I feel happy about work today that I somehow feel compelled to write.

I know this is just about some training I ought to do for a grade; and this too shall pass.

There is no monetary remuneration, and the time to spend is short, yet today I feel so satisfied of what’s happening with this experience, that I don’t care of whatever inequities there may be; I think I am overly compensated in some other ways even economic wise. This is crazy satisfying and exhilarating of sort. Work, some serious fun work, gives me a whim of euphoria.

I thank my superiors for providing a wonderful working environment for us trainees.

I thank them for opportunites, big or small work, that give me this wonderful feeling I feel now.

I’ll end this now. Too phony.

I look forward for another working day tomorrow. 🙂

Matchbox for Mother’s Hair

I took this book The Journey Prize Stories from an on-sale bin, and I’m happy it called me.

I’ve enjoyed a few stories and this one by Matt Shaw I knew was special.

And yes it was. It was the winner.

Shaw, in the book’s appendix, wrote about the story being formed as “a focused stream of details using a character with limited capacities.” So the intent was pretty mechanical.

Yet what I like about this story is how it has the least pretense, simple yet full of nuisances that build up the characters.

Then going down the story the reader is treated with gore, titillation and the absurd. As a reader, you finish reading it, you look back to that disturbing bit, and you realize there’s nothing much sexual or absurd directly with the words you’ve just read.

Shaw has the strength of concealment. Somebody can learn something from him.

The Hangman

I’m testing out the post by email feature of WordPress through my phone, this Samsung E222 (I know), so here it goes.

Meet Skelly, the plastic Hangman on my shelf.

He’s been there for I guess a year now.

He doesn’t do anything, and so not unlike me.

The most enjoyable Hangman game I know is Hangaroo. Okay so I should be downloading the game soon.

That’s a chore.

Silver Linings Playbook is a rerun of a defunct 90s late-night talk show hosted by Bradley Cooper and featuring Jennifer Lawrence!

Bradley Cooper is so noisy; he must have not talked for decades.

At first, I was kind of scared he might get into a fit anytime; until he threw a Hemingway that I thought this movie’s so fun.

Then Jennifer Lawrence came out (of course I am biased; it’s post-Oscars), then everything else is truly interesting.

Of course I like my loony characters a bit silent and reserved with occasional fits, but Cooper’s Patrick just comes off as some noisy depressed guy.

It’s like watching myself.

I would like to think Jennifer Lawrence tones him down.

J-Law is utterly stunning; she ran the show. (I am biased.)

After this movie, I seriously recommend for Bradley to take some time off to Fiji or Cayman Islands, take a rest, and indulge into some dripping water Zen music or something.

But seriously, this movie’s truly interesting with great writing and characters played well.

 

 

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