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Trailer: The Bourne Legacy

I know this has been released a long time ago but I never really bothered to watch the trailer, until I watched a movie in the cinema and the trailer popped out. I have mixed feelings about the fourth film. I loved the first three and I'd start to catch it whenever I see it on TV. I don't want to expect too much on Legacy because the first three films are awesome but at the same time, it's Jeremy Renner, action star, so I think he can bring it.

Mirror Mirror

Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer Director: Tarsem Singh
A lot of thoughts came into mind while watching Mirror Mirror. The adaptation seemed to be a lot of stories put into one, using Snow White as a main character. Three stories came to mind: Ever After, Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. While seemingly offering a whimsical adaptation, it felt that it went too long, and didn't have much of the fun it wanted to have.

LOL

Cast: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene
Director: Lisa Azuelos

I have a mindset that if Miley Cyrus is in a film, it's bound to be bad. This is one of them. Again, she showcases herself as another angst ridden teen, in her monotonic talking voice, always having that apathetic expressions. Her acting is evident when she shows other emotions because it looks like her character is acting. Seriously. I don't get why child actresses are always clamoring to play that angst girl. Every angst ridden role is annoying. Including this one. Instead of watching The Dark Knight Rises like everybody else, I am stuck watching films like these.

Notting Hill

Cast: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe Director: Roger Michell
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant brings a unique spin on the romantic comedy, between an actress and a bookkeeper, two people worlds apart. While this is one of their famous works (when romantic comedies were still solid gold with actors like them), I couldn’t help but play a bitter card as I had a question mark hovering over my head from the start. This wasn’t a love story that was technically supposed to happen, as 1. He did not introduce himself, and 2. They never exchanged numbers.