Films

Walking on Sunshine (2014)

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Directors: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Stars: Greg Wise, Annabel Scholey, annah Arterton, Giulio Berruti

Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor’s ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life.

★★★☆☆

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Films

Les Misérables (2012)

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Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

I haven’t read the book, that’s why I had to see the 90s film first because I don’t know how the plot goes. I only know some of the songs in the musical, popularized by Lea Salonga. I didn’t bother to look up the stage play in Youtube, as well. Having said that, I was expecting too much about the film, because everyone is talking about it, about how wonderful the film is. It is hyped. That’s why when I saw the real deal, I was like, meh, that’s it? When the film’s over, my friend asked me if I cried. I said, actually I was waiting for me to burst into tears, too. But it didn’t happen. I like the film. The actors were good (Hugh Jackman was great!). I don’t know what was lacking, or maybe there’s nothing really lacking, maybe I was just expecting too much.

I wanna see it on stage, maybe I’ll love it more.

★★★✮☆

Films

Rock of Ages (2012)

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Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

When this first came out of the cinemas, I had mixed feelings about seeing it, since I wasn’t sure if other stars (especially Tom Cruise) can pull their characters off. I saw it because my a friend says it gets better after the intro.

I actually find it cute, and funny. 🙂

★★★✮☆ 

Films

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.

One of my favorite animations. It amazes me no matter what age I watch it. 🙂

★★★★☆

Yesterday, I had this little scene at the stairs.

Had to go refill my water bottle. Going downstairs, it’s semi-dark, with only the light from the veranda seeping through the glass in the wall lighting the path. I thought the Christmas decorations all over the stair rails just made the house look creepy. Then I found myself randomly singing, “This is Halloween, this is Halloween!”

Whew, time to move on! Halloween’s over and I now have to brace myself  for the big holidays ahead.

As for the song, I was trying to do it Marilyn Manson style. LOL

This is Panic! At The Disco’s version. It’s not the best version, but with the level of theatricality these guys (especially Brendon) have, they would’ve made a pretty cool and apt video for the song. I miss this band.