Movies and Music

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

I know it’s been a while since the movie adaptation of popular young adult novel Beautiful Creatures came out, but I’ve decided that this blog needs more movie posts. So doing movie reviews (or attempting to) is another not-so-shiny new item on my long long list of writing to-do’s (which is currently somewhat neglected, by the way, but we’ll talk about that another time).  Let’s get it on, shall we?I haven’t read the book so this is obviously not going to be a book-to-movie post. Maybe I’ll come back to this if or when I’ve read the book. I’ve read mixed reviews about this one and I may pass on it, but I’m kind of curious about it, too. We shall see. Or not.

Yes, it is absolutely vital that I post about Safe Haven.

It really is. Absolutely vital, I mean.

Yes, yes, I know I haven’t been posting much about movies and I feel awful, but really this post is just an excuse to talk about Safe Haven, the latest movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book. That Nick, you know. He’s damn good with making stories that make women like me feel warm and fuzzy and obsessed with cool soundtracks (huh?). Although I haven’t read most of your charming novels, I heart you, Nicholas Sparks, I do. But not as much as I heart Josh Duhamel. Yes. That man.

Music Monday: Long Live Original Pinoy Music!

About time I post about music again on this wretched blog. And I have the perfect reason.

After a gazillion years, I finally experienced live music again last weekend. Last Sat, a bunch of us went to Conspiracy Garden Cafe to watch one of our disc friends, Bullet Dumas, ultimate player extraordinaire and musical genius (o ha?), perform with a bunch of other music geniuses. The awesomeness of these insanely talented people is just downright krayzay.

Guest Post: The 3 Prettiest Films

Hey, it’s been ages since I posted about movies. Admittedly, Carpet Head and I haven’t been going to the cinemas as often as we used to. We’ve been having too much fun staying in and just watching TV or DVDs. Of course, we did manage to catch the must-see ones. You know which ones I’m talking about. The last three movies we watched together were The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman and The Dark Knight Rises–all totally EPIC, incredibly AWESOME, and INSANE.

Why yes, I enjoyed them immensely, how’d you guess? I can’t say how much these movies ruled, especially the last two, but I’m not going to go raving about them now. Right now I turn over the floor–er, blog–to Samantha, who is my awesome guest today. Read about her top 3 prettiest (and awesome) films. Take it away, Sam. (Can I call you, Sam?)

Of new year’s eve movie marathons and a new online find

New Year’s Eve movie marathons

I’m not sure when it started, but for a few years now, a movie marathon has become a new year’s eve/day thing at our house. We’ve had The Lord of the Rings running consistently now. On some years, we threw in a couple of the Starwars flicks when LOTR was done. We usually start any time between the day before new year’s eve or on the day itself or right after the midnight celebration. This year I started it early just because. Watched it a few days ago. LOTR still rocks after all these years.

“But the fat hobbit, he knowsss…”

Oh, Twilight.

Breaking Dawn Part 1, Yes, I watched it. You know you will, too. In fairy-ness, I think this was the most bearable of them Twilight movies. The three major characters were still their annoying selves, but I have to say I liked two things about the movie. No, make that three.

Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera Live in Manila

Yes, we watched the man himself perform live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. He was, of course, with his “brother by choice” Toca Rivera. Can’t say anything else except that they were awesome. They looked like they were just jamming and having fun up there. Jason Mraz sounds EXACTLY the way he sounds on his records. Pure awesome. I can’t say it enough. You know he’s awesome, right?