The Lone Ranger will be releasing in Singapore on 4th July 2013, [yes, it happens to be US’s Independence Day] and I am really excited about it because it stars Johnny Depp.
An action-adventure film, this film is infused with thrills and humour and in The Lone Ranger, Native American Spirit Warrior, Tonto [Johnny Depp], recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid [Armie Hammer], a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction, the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter, and is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski.
Baby and I caught The Bourne Legacy yesterday at Bishan Golden Village and the theatre was almost fully packed [less the first two rows of seats] despite it being a 2240 hours movie. Anyway, The Bourne Legacy is the 4th film of The Bourne Series and while I haven’t caught the previous 3 Bourne Films before, the movie was somehow still understandable.
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
Honestly, like I mentioned, I have not caught the previous 3 Bourne Films before and while I was watching The Bourne Legacy, there were some aspects of the movie that I would not have understand if I haven’t done a bit of read-up on Wikipedia about the film. Hence, movie-goers might have a hard time understanding the film if its their first time watching a Bourne Film. The beginning of the movie was pretty much boring and confusing because there was a lot of “jumping” around from scenes to scenes. However, from the middle portion of the film towards the end, things get slightly interesting. Out of a rating of 5, I would probably rate it a 2.5; so you might want to consider saving up the money to catch The Expendables 2 instead.
Brave, a movie by Disney and Pixar will be out in Singapore cinemas on the 8th of August 2012 and personally, after having watched the movie trailer, I am really excited about the movie and I just cannot wait for it to be out!
On a separate note, just as the heroine in the movie was Merida, the heroine in my life would perhaps be my mum. To me, she is the bravest person I have ever known because in many difficult circumstances and challenges, she will always pluck up her courage and face the obstacles head-on. In order to bring us up, she unselfishly sacrificed and scrimped on what she could just so that we could have a proper livelihood. That to me, is the reason why I consider my mum to be the heroine in my life.
Well, since the movie is going to be released on the 8th of August [yes, that is one day before National Day], I reckoned that it would be a good time for some family bonding and all you readers might want to consider bringing your little ones for a great time at the movie.
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson).
Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
Directed by Mark Andrews (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “John Carter of Mars”) and Brenda Chapman (“The Lion King,” “Prince of Egypt”), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (“Lifted,” “The Incredibles”), “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film opens in Singapore theaters on 8 August 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
I have caught the movie, “New Year’s Eve” with Baby just now and the show is set to be released tomorrow, December the 8th. Out of a score of 5, I would give this show a 5 and I would strongly recommend it to you if you’re planning to catch a movie that’s heartwarming, funny, and romantic. So here’s to you guys out there, if you want to impress your date/girlfriend, bring her to this movie because it’s definitely her cup of tea. This movie although is more for couples, it is also suitable for families and a gathering of friends.
I shall not spoil the surprises in this movie which was acted by many popular celebrities and just in case you’re curious as to what this movie is all about, here’s the movie trailer and movie plot.
The film chronicles the lives of several individuals in New York on New Year’s Eve, including two people who become trapped in an elevator, a couple preparing to give birth and a man who enjoys his last New Year’s before dying.
Credits goes out to M1 for the complimentary movie tickets~!
although I know I’m supposed to blog about my trip to Taiwan (Part 3 of 6), I am going to blog about this movie that I have just caught with Baby at Serangoon NeX. Either way, it’s still going to be about Taiwan because this movie was shot in Taiwan and the setting is also in Taiwan.
You’re the Apple of My Eye in English is a Chinese romance/comedy movie with English subtitles.
Duration: 110 Minutes
Cast: Ko Chen-tung, Michelle Chen, Steven Hao, Ao-Chuan, Yen Sheng-yu, Tsai Chang-hsien, Hu Chia-wei
Rating: NC 16 [due to Coarse Language and Sexual References]
Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again.
Ko-Teng has several close friends who had a crush on Shen Chia-Yi. Those friends of Ko’s thus moved in unison from Ching Cheng’s junior high school straight into the senior high school division in pursuit of her.
Naughty in nature, Ko was ordered by their homeroom teacher to sit in front of honor student Shen for her to keep close tabs on him. The two hadn’t hit it off at first but Ko gradually fell for Shen, who was always pressuring him to study hard. On the other hand, Shen became impressed by the contrasting values Ko represented. Ko started pursuing Shen but Shen remained hesitant.
After graduation from senior high, Ko and Shen almost became a couple but the deal was spoilt by a dukeout competition organized by Ko.
Growing up together to witness their beloved Shen walking down the aisle to become someone else’s wife, these boys have learned their coming-of-age lessons and continue to pursue each’s happiness.
As I watched the movie, it really reminded me of the fond memories I had way back in Primary 6 all the way to Secondary School, Junior College, Polytechnic and Shatec. Memories like playing pranks on fellow classmates and teachers, writing love letters and passing them around during lessons, vandalising school property [oops], and many others are pretty much etched in the back of my mind. I guess those times were perhaps the best time of our lives and we appeared to be rather “innocent” and definitely playful/mischievous. However, the ending of the movie is pretty sad if you were to ask me. Somehow, the movie speaks to us that in life, no matter what we hoped for, we may never get what we want, but yet, one way or another, we will still be satisfied with our lives and move on eventually.
Oh, and did I mentioned? This movie was inspired out of a semi-biography of the director and portions of the movie are true-story. In fact, the novel was written by the director, Giddens himself and if you decide to become a fan of Giddens and his works, the good news is that he would be coming to Singapore for a Sharing and Book Autography Session on 19 November 2011, Saturday, 1900 hours, @ Suntec Convention Hall 601-603.
To avoid spoiling any further surprise, here’s some sneak treats for your enjoyment and (psst, I think its a good movie for you to watch with your girlfriend or if you’re single, gather all your high school friends for a reunion and catch the movie together). Credit goes to Bobby Sim Si Han [my fellow platoon mate cum colleague] for bringing my attention to this movie and to my Baby for accompanying me to watch this heartwarming movie. Also, don’t forget to stay till the end of the credits as there are some additional footage =)
I miss Taiwan very much and Baby and I might consider going there for a Student Exchange Programme to study for a week. =P