Tuesday, May 21

Trailer: About Time


Another time travel movie, this time instead of Eric Bana, we get Domhnall Gleeson instead. This should have gotten released around Valentines Day. I am a sucker for filler movies like this, especially when I want to watch something but I don't really want to process anything. I hope this is as fun as the trailer makes it out to be.

Friday, May 17

Star Trek Into Darkness

Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana
Director: J.J. Abrams

There are no words. Well, there are some words, but it's all about how Star Trek Into Darkness is definitely worth the wait. It's been four years since the first one came out, and this one definitely didn't disappoint. I'm not familiar with the whole Star Trek saga but this is one movie that even non-fans will enjoy. I can't find the exact words, nor write cohesive paragraphs about me liking this movie, so hit the jump for the reasons why I liked Star Trek Into Darkness (so much that I'm thinking of going back to the theater and watching it again).

Wednesday, May 8

Merchant of Venice

*This entry is part of a mini-feature, High School Nostalgia: books-turned-movies that were discussed during my high school years.
Cast: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes
Director: Michael Radford

Merchant of Venice was the first Shakespearean work that I had my hands on. It's light, and it served its comedic purpose, but had dramatic flair. To this day, Sherlock's monologue is the only speech that I can still recall. While the play is light to read and easy to take in, the same can't be said regarding the movie. Interpreted in the traditional sense, Merchant of Venice succeeds in transporting ancient Venice on screen, the flaw might have been the interpretation of the lines in itself.

Saturday, May 4

Ocean's Thirteen

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino
Director: Steven Soderbergh

The first one: incredible. The second one: horrible. The third one: forgettable. I had been scrambling in my brain about the events that transpired in the third installment of the trilogy, feigning a single memory. That was why I decided to check out Ocean's Thirteen again, in hopes of remembering the events, and to be entertained. I did love the first one, and hoped that this was better than the second. It took some time but after a few scenes, I began to remember the details that went about. While it wasn't horrible like the second, it missed the spark of the first.