The Source Code of Limitless Beastly things in Rio

Heyyyy, it’s been a while since I’ve done any movie posts. The last time I mentioned a movie on this blog was LAST YEAR! Holy cinematic deprivation, Batman! Well, folks, I think it’s time for the very first…

Itty Bitty Movie Bits Marathon!
I shall do itty bitty useless pseudo reviews about the movies I’ve seen recently. But first, guess which movies? Hah right.

Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga. Synopsis: Jake Gyllie is an Airforce dude who wakes up in someone else’s body on a commuter train. Michelle Monaghan is sitting infront of him and looking at him like he’s crazy ’cause he’s acting crazy. Eight minutes later the friggin’ train explodes! Goodbye, Jakey! Oh, wait, he’s not dead. He’s strapped inside his fighter plane and is talking to Vera Farmiga on a monitor and Vera’s like, “Who’s the bomber, Capt. Crazy?? Who’s the bomber??” Okay, she really didn’t say that, but that was basically what she was after the whole time. And that’s the plot of the whole movie, friends – Capt. Jakey keeps getting sent back to a specific point in time to find the identity of the train bomber and he only has 8 minutes every time (although 8 minutes seemed to get longer and longer every time he’s zapped back in the past). Itty Bitty Pseudo Review: It was a pretty entertaining movie. No fancy special effects, but it was cool. It had a little drama factor revolving around the truth about Capt. Jakey and how he got involved in the time travel mission thing. They had to make the ending sappy though. Tsk. Vera Farmiga’s really pretty.

Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro. Synopsis: Bradley Boy’s a writer, struggling at that, evidenced by the fake scraggly hair and his broody I-have-writer’s-block look. One day he bumps into his ex-wife’s bro who gives him a little pill that BBoy promptly pops in his mouth after about ten seconds of contemplation. BAM! He’s a super genius and finishes his awesome book in one sitting. Unfortunately, genius mode only lasts one day so he goes to ex-bro-in-law for more magic beans. Ex-bro-in-law gets whacked and BBoy steals his magic bean stash, which he starts taking every day and he goes on to become a really successful stock trading person something or other. Unfortunately, he starts feeling the side effects of his brain working full time over time while evading the bad guys who want in on the magic bean high. Itty Bitty Pseudo Review: Also another pretty interesting movie, only this time with colorful and dizzying cinematography. They have several scenes where the camera zooms in and zooms in and zooms in very very very fast, obviously to show how fast hours and days fly by when you’re high on insta-genius drugs. The movie had one of those WAIT, WHAT? endings – the kind that leaves you with limitless possibilities. Right on.

Rio, starring cartoon birds that sound a lot like Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, and Will i Am. Synopsis: Blu, who is a domesticated exotic bird of the highly endangered variety and who sounds like the guy who invented Facebook, lives with his owner Linda (Leslie Mann) in a small American town. They fly to Brazil with Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), bird research man, so Blu can save his species by hooking up with feisty Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu’s female endangered exotic bird counterpart. Blu and Jewel get birdnapped by smugglers and their adventure begins! The whole movie is about them escaping and trying to get away, Blu learning to fly and finding his way back to his buddy Linda, and, of course, Blu and Linda finding loooove. Itty Bitty Pseudo Review: You can’t go wrong with most animated films. They’re fun and light and funny and bursting with songs. This is one of those fun, light, funny, music-filled animated movies. Never mind the cliche story line and the rushed ending, just samba!

Beastly, starring Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens. Synopsis:Ah, yes, a modern re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. You have VanVan Hudgens as the Beauty, a down-to-earth girl who’s on a scholarship and likes going to the convenience store at late hours to buy coffee and Jujyfruits, and there’s Alex “Really Hot Even with Beastly Tattoos” Pettyfer as the Beast, gorgeous richie rich meanie boy who messes with the wrong goth girl, is turned beastly and is given one year to make someone fall in love with him despite his ghastly appearance. Fairy tale stuff. So it’s set in the modern times and goth girl has real witchy powers. Itty Bitty Pseudo Review: Okay, I admit it. I was intrigued by this movie because of Really Hot Alex’s cool beastly tattoos. Hah. Anyway, the movie had a potential to be really cool despite being a fairy tale, but it just had some really weird storylines. It’s based on a book so maybe they just forced everything to fit? Tsk tsk. Anyway, Alex’s really hot, but my favorite character was the goth girl, played brilliantly by Mary-Kate Olsen. I wanna wear her for halloween.

That’s all, folks! Have a great weekend!

T-Shirt Thursday!

I know. I do nothing but surf for tees. It’s the funnest thing in the world. So sue me. :D

Are you a fan of Angry Birds? I am! I only download the free demo stuff for my N8 so I only get a few levels of games, but it’s still pretty fun. This shirt from Red Bubble comes in all colors!

Evolution of Rock from The Ink Squad, a Filipino site. Cool, eh?

Ah, a shirt referring to my least favorite chore.

Remember that line from the movie Reality Bites?

“Can you define irony?”

“It’s when the actual meaning is the complete opposite from the literal meaning.”

I like this shirt’s definition more. Irony from T-Shirt Hub.

Uneventful Holy Week

Photo from here, my default pic source these days.

I think I almost did that pose at one point during the four-day weekend. I was seriously bored out of my wits. I know, I know, it was supposed to be the Holy Week, a time for prayer and meditation and all other activities of the Christian persuasion, but I spent it holed up in our apartment with sister dear. Yeah I stepped out of the house a couple of times – Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon – to play disc with my teammates, and sister and I had dinner out on Friday night, but that was it. The rest of the time was spent sleeping, eating, surfing the net, and watching movies and shows on our old TV with the fuzzy reception. We had wanted to go on a staycation somewhere, but due to lack of funds and serious preparation we ended up staying in for four days. I guess it was okay. At least we got to rest. A LOT. I miss Studio 23’s 7th Heaven marathons though.
I hope you guys had a more meaningful Holy Week and Easter. :)

T-Shirt Thursday!

Yep, it’s back. It’s T-Shirt Thursday! It’s T-Shirt Maundy Thursday, to be exact, for those who observe the Holy Week, but these shirts are neither maundy (what does maundy mean, anyway?) nor holy. They are merely awesome. Erm, some of these aren’t new, but, hey, I still think they’re great.

Airport Security from Threadless. This girl has cute hair.

Medusa Monkey from Design By Humans

Why Are You Waving? Run! from Snorgtees

Love is Love from Threadless

Why hello there. Sugar Skull Trooper from Snorgtees.

These t-shirt sites have some really pretty ladies modeling their shirts, yeah? :)

10 Things I Love

I want to thank everyone who dropped such lovely comments on my previous post. YOU. GUYS. ROCK. That was one of my very very few seriouz posts and I was feeling seriously emotional, I mean seriously, while I was writing that, so your kind and encouraging words mean a lot. :)

Okay. Umm. I don’t have anything else as significant to post right now so Imma do another meme post! Woot! I was tagged by Claire of Spinning Threads to list down 10 Things I Love so I’m gonna do that ’cause I feel seriously obedient right now.  Thanks for the tag!

State who tagged you in your post. (Check!)
State 10 things you love. (That’s coming up in a bit!)
Tag 10 other bloggers and let them know with a lovely comment. (On it!)

I’ve decided not to include the lovely people I love because that’s MUSHY! Eyeeew!!! Hah I’m just kidding. I mean, about the eyeeew on mushy stuff. I love mush and would love to include my loves as part of the 10 Things I Love, although they are not things per se, but that’s boring. Hah. I’ve decided to just throw in some pictures of random things I love! Yay.

Um, okay. Finished. I’m tagging these lovely people: Romaislove, RicAdeMus, Write It In Lipstick, Patikym, Here Tishie, Tishie, Jai Days, Moonpool, Bored and Crafty, Robots In Trouble, and A Taste of T.

Okay, now I’m gonna run off and leave a comment on their blogs! Toodles!
(This is where you imagine me literally “running” from blog to blog.)

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A dear colleague passed away last night after a long and hard battle with cancer. I have to admit that we weren’t close, we weren’t bossom buddies, but I respected her and looked up to her and she was a radiant ray of sunshine. Always smiling. Always positive. She was a fighter, too, like you wouldn’t believe. Even with everything she went through, she was still smiling. Still positive. She had such faith. Her passing made me wonder if, at the end of my time, I would have the same strength and courage. The way she lived her life, how she touched so many people, made me think about my life right now. Am I living it to the fullest? Am I being a positive contributor to the world and the lives of others? How many people have I inspired?
The other day I stumbled on a blog called The Shine Project. It’s basically about bringing light and happiness to others. It’s about being the best you can be and letting your light rub off on others. It sounds awesome and so inspiring, and a lot of work. But I understand that because I know becoming the best self one can be involves a lot of hard work, effort, and sacrifice. And I know it’s all going to be worth it.

Hmm, is it time to shine?