My fave superhero of all time finally decides to swing by and provide an update on his life.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 International Trailer debuted today and the teasing snippets of Rhino and The Green Goblin atop of an electrifying Electro just look so tantalizing. No doubt any fanboy/girl will agree with me.
With so many familiar characters looking to come aboard, the world of Spider-Man just got kicked up to a whole new level of excitement. This upcoming installment seems to focus on the question marks of Peter’s past, and the truth behind his parents’ disappearance. Great secrets look to be uncovered, but the thrill is, all signs seem to be pointing back towards Oscorp…oh what will poor Peter do.
Once again, it looks like I will be catching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3D just as I did the first. Just watching the opening scene of the trailer gifted me with such an exhilarating feel of Spidey’s experience in the air. As with the first installment, the movement and swings that Spidey takes across the cityscape is choreographed and captured so seamlessly and gracefully, like a beautiful dance set atop a rollercoaster ride – enchanting yet adrenaline gripping. This is one aspect of the reboot that I love so much as I feel that none of the other Spider-Man movies have managed to capture that essence of Spidey as wonderfully as The Amazing Spider-Man series has. Highlighting such a unique and personal trait of Spidey with amazing web swing and air acrobatic sequences, just makes the movie that much more intimate and endearing. Though I wasn’t wowed away by the first film of the rebbot, I was definitely excited with all the familiarity of the characters and storyline. I hope the sequel can deliver a more aloof and awkward/shy Peter Parker though, Tobey Maguire did way better in that department than Andrew Garfield.
This is just genius. Volvo gets it right and BAM! It really hits home with its message and impact! I couldn’t stop watching it, it has this weird captivating element to it :p
When I first saw the volvo post on my youtube feed with Jean-Claude’s face, I didn’t even give a bother. But then it kept popping up on the top of my feed and that got me intrigued. I clicked on it and was hooked, I never imagined how great a pairing Volvo and Jean-Claude could be… those massively strong thighs…and those huge ass trucks… the true beauty of engineering perfection capture in one epic split <3
This looks like a light hearted pleasure of a film. Going by what the trailer has given me, Enough Said looks like a fun romantic movie that brings laughter to the plate – exactly my cup of tea:)
The story touches on the life of a divorced single parent masseuse, Eva, who meets a like-minded guy, Albert, at a party. The two start to hit it off and romance blossoms. Meanwhile, Eva has a new massage client who seems almost ‘perfect’, except that she keeps raging on about the crummy qualities of her ex-husband. One day, client receives a call from the ex-husband during her massage session and Eva realizes that the guy she is currently dating is the ex-husband she has been listening to her client bitch about. Hilarity ensues as Eva decides to stay on and find out the truth about her client’s ex while continuing her relationship with Albert. Besides the laughter, Enough Said looks like it has a pretty charming material for its story, so I am really excited to catch this one. Plus, Gandolfini looks like one cute giant teddy bear here, what’s not to like;]
Enough Said stars the late James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toni Collette. This is one of Gandolfini’s two final films before his death on June 19 from a heart attack. Enough Said is scheduled for a September 20 release date in the US. I hope it comes to Singapore soon.
CAST: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Matthew Fox
DIRECTOR: Marc Forster
RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes
Former UN employee Gerry (Brad Pitt) must race against time to find out the cause and solution to the current zombie pandemic that is consuming the world. By the minute, the infection is spreading and the infected are rising like wildfire. As the clock ticks by, Gerry’s wife and kids await his safe return and the end to this nightmare.
Associating Word War Z with Zombies and then rubbing it off as a shallow bloodfest is going to cost you. For one, World War Z is a surprisingly entertaining thrill while offering audiences a story that is also diverse in tone. Secondly, there’s the famous eye candy – Brad Pitt. The actor still retains much of his pretty boy flair complete with shoulder length locks and an ever charming charisma. The fact that he is up against the crazy violent undead and gets bloodied and battered gives him extra brownie points too!
Right from the beginning, the film dives straight into the action with big scale chaos and mayhem in the streets. The excitement is contagious and gripping with the rage-crazy infected coming at the humans with such speed and ferocity. The body count is massive and the spread of the infected occurs at such an escalating pace that everyone watching is constantly kept on the alert. With the mood set and the pace laid down, the film then transitions into a more intimate and steady tone as the investigative portion of the plot kicks in.
As the plot progresses, the film shifts radically between fast paced gripping moments to slower, quieter intimate thrills; moving back and forth between scenes involving mass carnage to slower, calmer ones that explore detail and environment. By the time the film nears its end, the tone would have shifted from action overload to a slower paced suspense. I loved the pacing and the varied tone of the story as I thought it brought diverse levels of elements and feel to the overall flavour of the film, thus making it somewhat more interesting and less one dimensional as how most zombie horror movies are. With a good mix of fast frenzied action and ample amounts of serious dialogue sequences, World War Z manages to avoid being just a mindless action thrill.
But ultimately, not every bit of the movie was perfect. There were parts in the story that were questionable – take Brad Pitt’s character’s injury for example. (Spoiler) Also, some people were disappointed with the film’s open ended finish that left questions lingering and the threat still prevalent; although personally I did find it a realistic close to the story. There has been buzz regarding a possible sequel in the future, if so then the ending might seem more satisfactory to the masses than it does now. But on a whole, those parts did not compromise the film too much and can be overlooked given the nature of the film, it is after all just a zombie horror movie.
In a few words, although World War Z is not the most original storyline, neither is it a mindless act of gore and the undead. Those going in and expecting an A-class zombie act with strong depth or a mindless blood eating massacre zombie film might need to revise their expectations. For little old me, it certainly fits comfortably as an entertaining popcorn movie that delivers a nice level of intensity and suspense, combined with a solid delivery from the leading cast.
Airplane attack clip
At the current ongoing comic con event taking place in San Diego, a new teaser trailer of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was revealed! Check out the two and a half minute trailer here at Yahoo Movies!
In the trailer, viewers get a glimpse of the sparks that fuel the rise of an impending rebellion, as well as the faces of some of the new tributes appearing in this second installment of The Hunger Games. Everything looks as exciting as it should be with the glamour and awe of the blazing costumes and the tributes packing a punch in the training room. To date, the story seems to be following the direction of the book quite nicely as glimpsed from the trailer. Hence, as a fan I am definitely liking the looks of Catching Fire so far:)
Update 22 July – The trailer is up on youtube so I’ve shared it here so you can watch it directly:)
The whole city is going minion crazy right now! While there are still 3 more days to go till the sequel’s official release in cinemas, a variety of events revolving around the film’s iconic minion characters has already sent many on the island into a pre-movie frenzy! Think Cathay’s giant six metre tall Minion figure, Shaw’s Life-Sized Minion meet-and-greet sessions over the weekend, Golden Village’s current Minion Popcorn Combo and last but not least… the buzz over an upcoming Mcdonalds Happy Meal Minion theme toys.
Looking at the status quo, it certainly seems hard to resist the allure of these cute little yellow minions. So stop putting up a fight and join in the celebrations if you have yet to be boweld over by these hugely popular minions:)
Golden Village’s popcorn combo includes a regular popcorn and a minion cup that comes with different character figurines. The minions were so popular that when I arrived in the afternoon for my movie session at GV Marina, they were all sold out for the day. Only managed to get the Gru figurine for my drink, but Gru’s pretty awesome too in my book;]
This clip from the upcoming film Red 2 is just pure fan bliss. Watching Helen Mirren whip out double guns and firing in such a cool demeanor with so much “senior swag” is just golden. Stop what you are doing and just watch this awesome 46 second clip. Plus there’s a certain korean eye candy in it too;]
Hilarious clip of Helen Mirren with Jimmy Fallon:) It’s hard not to like that woman
Fallon: “Mirren, Mirren on the wall, what do you think of twilight?”
Mirren: “I would not want Jacob to fight me, but I would definitely let Edward bite me.”
So as many of you in Singapore might have noticed, outside the main foyer of The Cathay stands a Giant six meter tall Minion! The giant figure is a replica of one of the characters from the hit movie called Despicable Me, which caused an international frenzy over the cute yellow characters known as minions.
In July, the sequel Despicable Me 2 will be hitting theaters and to welcome this highly anticipated sequel, the Cathay Organization has set up a photo contest on instagram with the Giant Minion as the star! Head down to The Cathay from now till 5 July, snap yourself with the minion, instagram it with the hashtags #CathayLifestyle, #DespicableMe2, #The Cathay and #MinionInvasion, tag @CathayLifestyle and Voila! You have just earned yourself a chance to win a pair of tickets to the premiere of Despicable Me 2 on 25 June at The Cathay. If due to the current haze conditions you are planning to lock yourself indoors until 5 July (my country is in smokeland right now), fret not as you can still see the Giant Minion at Cineleisure Orchard from 8 – 28 July, plenty of time for more photo opportunities!
Since its appearance, this adorable and cutesy yellow icon has been charming shoppers and movie-goers alike, I myself included;]
Besides Cathay, Shaw Organization also has some Minion treats to dish out. They are having a Despicable Me marathon in 3D on 29 and 30 June. To welcome the sequel’s release, Shaw will be screening back to back marathons of the first and second installments of the film at Shaw Nex and Shaw Lido on Saturday and Sunday respectively. They also have a special promotion where you can top up an amount to the ticket price to get a free flow of popcorn, a drink and a collectible minion goggle 3D glasses! There’s just so much Minion love going around, it’s making me so despicably HAPPY:)
Meanwhile, I’ll be hanging out at The Cathay to catch Monsters U and also to spot my Minion cardboard and poster friends while waiting for the sequel to be released. Till then, have fun and Papoooyyyyyy:)
EXTRAS – Videos
The Other Cute Character – Agnes:)
So far this week, these two trailers are the ones that really stood out for me and got me really excited. I think what makes them great is how each trailer could pass off as a mini story which capture the mood and gist of the film that they represent. Whether the film is good though, that is a whole other story. But by making a great trailer, the battle is already won, now we wait for the war;]
Disney’s Frozen looks just so adorable and downright hilarious. I really hope that the rest of the movie is just as entertaining!
As for Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie, the trailer just hits the sweet spot. The humour and quirkiness of the characters just fits lego perfectly and I really enjoyed watching it. Backed up by a great lineup of voice casts (Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrel, Elizabeth Banks), this movie looks quite promising at the moment. I sure hope it can deliver in due course!