Sorry for being MIA a lot last month :( Hope everyone's alright. I'll try harder this month. But for now, movie time..
1. The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus
Strange, unique, fun, imaginative. However I don't think this movie is for everyone (some people I know found it boring). It was kind of sad watching it knowing that there'll never be another movie starring Heath Ledger. He was really one of a kind.
2. Merantau Warrior
How did this get up here? Haha.. I saw the cool looking trailer
for this Indonesian movie and went to watch one of the limited screenings even though I was kinda sceptical. But if you're a fan of action and martial arts movies and enjoyed Ong Bak
, you'll love Merantau Warrior. It showcases the martial arts called silat.. and although the plot is rather similar to Ong Bak, I thought it was better than Ong Bak in almost every department. The fight scenes were impressive (you'd wonder how many stuntmen went to hospital during shooting) and I was pleasantly surprised :D
3. Up in the Air
This is definitely an adult kind of movie (I dont mean it "that" way).. about life, work, choices, etc. I probably wouldn't understand this movie a few years ago. I must admit in a way I envy George Clooney's character's lifestyle (always on the move, not knowing where he'll end up or who he'll meet tomorrow) but it does seem terrifyingly lonely as well.
4. New York, I Love You
Maybe I was distracted, but although I thought it was okay I wasn't as wowed with NY,ILY as much as Paris, Je'taime
. Another maybe is that the movie will mean a whole lot more to those who live in/have been to/are in love with New York.. I dont know. The two parts that stood out for me was Shunji Iwai's (because I was really looking out for it) segment that had Orlando Bloom and Christina Ricci, and also the part with Shia LaBeouf, which was bittersweet.. and it was nice to see him act in something really different
and not be annoying xP
Okay, so January was a relatively slow movie month for me. I was kind of (making myself) busy. I also started watching Entourage
and became addicted! Now I'm trying to catch up and it's taking away a chunk of the movie watching time. Lol..
Also special mention to Love Shuffle
. I didn't like it at first, but I kept with it and it ended up being funnier and deeper than expected. I don't know why Usa-tan was going goatey (inside joke :P) for Mei-chan (any time after the second episode) when Ai-Ai (played by Karina) was 1000x better. She's cool, supportive, smart, fun, mature, and absolutely BEAUTIFUUUULL. Baka no Usa-tan..
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