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Animated Movie Playlist

I should think of a better title.

If you’re a movie-lover like me, I’m pretty sure that we all have times when we feel like listening to movie soundtracks. Animated movie soundtracks in particular. I’m sure you also have times when you would load the whole Disney soundtrack discography into your player and sing along with the character songs and relive the movie through the music.

I think I’m having one such moment right now. Sort of.

While listening to my music the other day, I realized how a couple of my favorite tracks of the moment were written for or used for animated movies. My most played song of the moment, for example—by “most played song”, I mean the “song I listen to several times a day, for hours at a time”—it’s from a 3D animated movie I watched recently—and by “watched”, I actually mean, “watched three times and keep replaying it in my head”.

So.  At times like this, it’s only right that I make a playlist of these songs swimming in my head. I made a pretty long one, but here are 10 of my favorites at the moment.

Note: This is by no means a “music from the best animated movies” list. This isn’t even a “best music from animated movies”. This is just a list of great songs from animated movies, all of which somehow fitting in the indie rock, alternative (and some bordering on country) genre. None of the musical numbers by the characters, too, for now. Continue reading

Kick-Ass is not for kids

I won’t go into the details of the story. You can get that from The POCAzrael Coladilla‘s review, Mark Cerbo’s review as a comic book fan, or Abet’s review as someone who hasn’t read the comic.

Honestly, I’m not sure if the movie was entertaining for me or not. True, there’s a VERY generous amount of humor that made me really laugh out loud, but at the end of the day, there will be blood. And sex. And drugs. And violence. LOTS OF IT.  It’s like Watchmen.  It’s like Kill Bill. Only with kids teenagers. (I guess that sort of makes it like Battle Royale, too?) Continue reading

A new breed of KICK-ASS superheroes will come on April 16

This Summer, a new breed of superheroes will be revealed!

Teen geek and comic book fanatic Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) makes a totally bizarre but brave decision— he is going under disguise as a superhero, minus the superpowers. And he’s going to be known as Kick-Ass. Donned in a green and yellow wetsuit bought online, he prowls the city to fight crime. However, he’s not the only superhero out there. The fearless and highly-trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong). Another fledgling superhero joins them by the name of Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who happens to be Frank’s son.

KICK-ASS is based on the comic book of the same name written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita, Jr. When Mark pitched his story to Matthew Vaughn, director of the blockbuster film Stardust, the latter was impressed and immediately agreed to direct the movie and write the screenplay with Jane Goldman, also his co-writer of Stardust. Vaughn and Goldman were keen that their movie wouldn’t simply be a carbon copy of Millar’s book hence the back-story of Nicolas Cage’s character Big Daddy. Continue reading

SM Cinema to bring us the most interactive cinema experience ever

Alerting all movie buffs!

SM Cinema tells its movie watchers to “prepare for the most interactive cinema experience ever.” Yeah, I don’t really know exactly what that means, either. But you’re intrigued, curious, and throughly excited, right? I know I am!

Based on their ad materials, this interactive experience seems to involve something dynamic and playful, insinuating hand waving motions. Maybe it’s kind of like the 4D cinemas we see in theme parks? Or maybe something even better? Who knows? (SM does, but my question was rhetoric, so let’s leave it at that.) If this is so, then it would be a first in Philippine cinema!

This project is to be launched late April at the Digital Theater of SM Megamall, in time for the series of blockbuster movies this summer.

We may not know the details of this project yet, but I do know that it is going to be AWESOME. Follow this blog to keep updated!

You may also add SM Cinemas on Facebook to get the latest movie and cinema news.

Clash of the Titans (2010) Review

The Plot

In ancient Greek times, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against the gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

The Good
THE VISUALS. No question about that. If you jumped out of your chair and squealed like a giggling fangirl the first time the Kraken appeared in the trailer, then you’ll enjoy the new rendition of the Kraken. And the Scorpionochs. Charon and his boat rocks. Oh, and PEGASUS in the few moments he appears in the movie! True, they may be a tad different from the myths and the original movie, but let’s ignore that for a bit.

Moving on. Continue reading

Extraordinary Measures review

I’m gonna keep this short. My favorite thing about this movie is how Fraser and Ford nailed their characters, and how they can speak biotech jargon without losing us mere mortals with no medical expertise. The script and the acting made me love every single character…even the seemingly antagonistic ones. I love how real the movie felt.

It’s inspiring and heartwarming, bramatic but not depressing.

WATCH IT. Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland Cosplay Competition at SM Mall of Asia

SM Cinema is inviting everyone to come and participate to their Alice in Wonderland cosplay contest on March 6, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. It will start at around 1PM.
To register, you can either

  1. Comment in here with your full name and the name of your Alice in Wonderland character.OR
  2. Send SM Cinemas a message on Facebook. Here’s a link to their profile.

Prizes at stake: Laptop, LCD Monitor, and WOW Magic Sing.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) movie is already showing in all Phlippine cinemas, SM Digital Theater and SM North EDSA IMAX

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