Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Emerging Influential Blogs In 2007

I've decided to participate in Janette Toral's project, identifying the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007. Click here for the instructions to join. These are my picks. These are the blogs which inspired me to blog.

1. Bisean.blogspot.com
2. Misterhubs.blogspot.com
3. Alexatlarge.blogspot.com
4. Hunkaday.blogspot.com

So far, that's it. Good luck to these blogs!

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Departed

Jet-jet, my lovely friend, is not fond of violent movies. Ditto movies by M. Night Shyamalan, movies about Sadako and her undead pals, the Blade trilogies, and basically, movies depicting any kind of physical pain. That fact, however, totally eluded my mind last weekend when I bought us tickets to see “The Departed”, Martin Scorsese’s blood-tastic and absorbing drama about good/bad cops/criminals.

After the first of many, many scenes showing one man’s brain matter becoming another man’s wall d├ęcor, Jet-jet, who for obvious reasons wasn’t amused, demanded a rebate on the price of her movie ticket. “Eighty pesos na lang babayaran ko ah”, she told me, her eyes on the phone, not the movie screen. As the body count soared, P80 became P50…P10....50 cents until I found myself indebted to Jet-jet for mental anguish and sleeping pills. But sorry as I was, I couldn’t help but laugh at the torture I’ve unwittingly (promise!) inflicted on my poor friend. Hehe. My bad.

As part of my community service, I’ve come with this warning: if you can’t stand full-frontal brain explosions or sit for more than two hours of Jack Nicholson and Leo diCaprio, depart from “The Departed.”

Jet-jet’s rating: “Negative gazillion times 10 to the gazillionth power!”
My rating: 84

Monday, May 21, 2007

Movie Review: John Tucker Must Die

We planned on watching “March of the Emperors” (curiously re-titled “Penguin, Penguin, Paano Ka Ginawa?”) last Friday night but apparently this Oscar-winning documentary is not commercial enough for most movie houses in the metro. Hence, we ended up seeing the more available but less acclaimed, “John Tucker Must Die.”

Britanny Snow, who adequately fills the pigeonholes vacated by Hillary and Lindsay, plays the invisible new girl in school who soon gets caught up in a plot to break John Tucker’s heart, hatched by his three scornful ex-girlfriends, one of which is the sassy two-hit wonder Ashanti. Jesse Metcalffe, of Desperate Housewives’ fame, is on auto-pilot as he plays the three-timing John Tucker.

Granted, JTMD is a pastiche of more memorable sorority flicks (“Mean Girls”, “Bring It On”, “Clueless”) with a tired don’t-get-mad-get-even storyline. However, there are enough chuckle-worthy scenes in this movie, the thong scene being one, to keep those easily tickled, such as I, entertained. I also like how the movie reminded me of that early ‘90s TV show, “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”, which was must-see TV during my pre-pubescent years.

Rating: 78