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Tifa Landing

Now this is what I call an AWESOME movie!! Director Tetsuya Nomura really pulled it off well, crossing between the Matrix and real life. The characters are stunning, even the fighting moves are unbelievable. It’s been a while since I watched an animated movie with Disney sucking up pretty bad lately, so this was a definite treat.

FFVII: Advent Children (2005)
Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Ito
My rating: Rating: Five

Tifa Lockheart (voice by Ayumi Ito) is simply gorgeous in her black leather outfit. Her facial animatrix and lip formation is so unreal I wish she was real!

The storyline might be a little hard to understand if you never played the game, but the cool effects and beautiful artwork will capture your attention nevertheless.

Blue Crush

2005.09.13.10.45

Blue Crush (2003)
Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez
My rating: Rating: Four

Blue Crush is about a Hawaiian surfer girl Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) training her way to beat Oahu’s infamous Pipeline, the world’s meanest wave. With a rebelious sister and lack of parental support, her dreams are only fueled by free living and the only family she has, her best friends (Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake).

Blue Crush

If you’re looking for a good chick flick, a good beach flick, and a good surf flick in one package, this one’s for you. I personally like it not just for the tan and bikinis, this movies has one of the greatest surfing scenes with beautiful ocean and waves. It’s also a very good motivational drive if you ever shot big in life.

I was an inline skater going pro ten-fifteen years ago so I know what it feels like for Anne Marie to want to win it big and be sponsored by Billabong. It was a dream for me to be sponsored by Taco Bell or Roces or whatever. I wasn’t close but it was within reach. I’m in a little bit of a regret but I have other aims now. But it would’ve been nice to actually be “there” once in a lifetime. Well if you didn’t get your shot it’s always nice to watch others get theirs.

Honey

2005.09.06.22.35

Honey

This is my second viewing and the reason I watched it again tonight is because I had been down these past two days and I needed some sort of a motivational drive to boost me up again.

Honey (2003)
Jessica Alba
My rating: Rating: Four

Honey is about a young dancer Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) who dreams of making it big in the music video industry. She meets Michael Ellis a known video director at the club she works at and finally gets her big shot through him in the business. Just when her carreer is soaring (she becomes a coreographer) Michael tries to get inside her pants. In rejecting him she finds herself booted from the music video scene.

A little down she jumps back to her pending dream to get kids off the streets through dancing. She fights to finance a used building to create a home for these kids. With support from her barber boyfriend she puts up a dance benefit show to fundraise for the building.

This movie shows you that in the brink of desperation you can find light if you push through hard enough. No matter where you’re at in life if you keep your dreams real and you fight hard to make it happen you will in fact make it happen.

Missy Elliot looks for Honey to do her videos, somebody out there looks for you and your hidden talent right now.

Shall We Dance?

2005.08.31.11.14

Shall We Dance? (2005)
Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez
My rating: Rating: Four

Watching Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez dance is like spectating my dad dancing with my girlfriend. I haven’t seen him play any movies for a long time, and last time I saw him he looked exactly the same as he is in this movie, maybe his meditation in Tibet kept him young.

Shall We Dance?

Anyway, this is an exceptional movie. One day I know I’ll grow old and have a boring job and and boring routines in a boring life, but this movie reminds me that growing old doesn’t have to be boring at all. You can always find new passions, new things that will reinvent the meaning of happiness in your life. Shall We Dance is the question that will bring you there. It also brings a whole new definition to J-Lo’s beauty. So take the life in you and let it out.

7 Seconds

2005.08.29.20.34

7 Seconds (2005)
Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite
My rating: Rating: Three

When experienced thief John Tuliver (Wesley Snipes) and his team accidentally make off with a Van Gogh during a casino heist, his girlfriend is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting.

He then bumps into a gorgeous cop (Tamzin Outhwaite) who gets tangled in the issue being accused as his accomplish. In attempt to clear her name she ends up helping John fight against the gangsters to save his girlfriend.

7 Seconds

This movie has pretty good effects and a little bit of car chase and explosions, but I think Wesley Snipes has too much Blade in him that he fights like Blade. The story is a little long and winding and boring, I recommend sleeping through the middle 30 minutes or so, or pushing the fast-forward button on your DVD player. The bad guy is gay but he looks a little like my buddy Lee so I’ll let that go. :-P

I didn’t really enjoy this overall but I like action movies and I like Wesley Snipes so I’ll at least give this three hearts, especially for the lovely acting of Tamzin Outhwaite. Weird name for a cute girl wouldn’t you say?

Million Dollar Baby

2005.08.25.22.33

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman
My rating: Rating: Five

It’s sad being poor, and poor people make me sad all the time, maybe because I know what it feels like to collect pennies for a burger. But poor people find the most amazing things to be happy about. Little things. The lack of everything in being poor is a good drive to search for a better meaning in one’s life.

This movie almost made me cry a dozen times. It’s like a cross between 8Mile and Rocky. When you have no one and nothing to count on, you rely on yourself and your own passion, it’s all you got.

Maggie and Frankie

Hilary Swank plays Maggie, a 31 year old wannabe boxer equipped only with her raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. She has nothing else, no one. One day she pops up in Frankie’s gym hoping that Frankie (Clint Eastwood) would take a shot at training her. Frankie is in the middle of a painful estrangement from his daughter, and he wasn’t about to let himself get close to anyone ever again. Maggie only wanted a shot, and someone to believe in her for once. Through her sheer determination Frankie finally took her in under his training.

The story portrays poor life and hardship. It has good moral values spread all over the place. It encourages us to think about our life and reflect on what we’ve done with it. When you die can you say to yourself “I think I did all right?” Maggie sure can, she had her shot and she’s happy despite what happens to her in the end.

This is a good movie with a sad ending. You’ll end up thinking or crying, either way it’ll make you feel that you can die and go to heaven if you can eat a good piece of lemon pie.

Devil’s Pond

2005.08.23.22.00

Julianne - Tara Reid

This movie starts off nice with a cute chick in tanktops sitting on the ground, blood in cheek, smoking Marlboro.

Devil’s Pond (2003)
Tara Reid, Kip Pardue
My rating: Rating: Two

Then it flashes backwards to her wedding day with her soon to turn psycho husband Mitch (Kip Pardue). Mitch then takes Julianne (Tara Reid) to a remote getaway of a deserted island for honeymoon. The island is in the middle of a beautiful lake which they have to cross by boat.

The first week goes by fast while the new lovers find bliss in the company of each other. But then Julianne starts to miss her mother and the city and wants to call it quits to resume their lives in town. Mitch tries to convince her to stay only to start a series of arguments that turn into nasty quarrels. She soon realizes that she had married an overprotective obsessive lunatic.

What starts off as a romantic honeymoon getaway turns into a nightmare when she finds out that Mitch has no plans of ever letting her go. Trapped on a deserted island with no communication to the outside world, Julianne realizes that only one of them will make it off the island alive.

Julianne setting up trap for Mitch

Azumi

2005.08.19.23.51

Nothing beats kawaii Japanese warrior with blood all over her:

Azumi

For 90cents I watched Azumi and Azumi 2: Death or Love. It’s amazing how guys like me can sit all day watching cute female assasins kill everyone on the screen. I can forget work, eat, sleep, even getting a real girlfriend.

But in the end why you die does matter.

Azumi

Magnolia

2005.03.14.14.33

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other’s lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed.

Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. It is a portrait of a lonely city sometimes called up short on love. It is a personal exploration of the hidden elements of crisis. It is a story about putting things right again.

Magnolia

You may be through with the past, but the past isn’t through with you.

How fucking true!!

I’m sitting here trying to move on yet every night my past haunts me.

The Last Samurai

2004.04.24.02.56

I finally got around watching the Last Samurai and I gotta tell you Ender was right. I was blogging about how awesome Kill Bill was and he said “wait till you watch the Last Samurai“. Anyway, it’s an awesome awesome movie! Kill bill was awesome cuz it was something different, like a new breakthrough, but the story was a bit weak. The Last Samurai was simply an awesome movie with an awesome story and that Taka chick (Koyuki) is just damn awesome and I think I’ve been saying awesome like over a million times here but she made me want to be a peasant slash samurai for the rest of my life.. hehehe.. You gotta give it to the Japs, honor is ta shit!! Anyway I gotta crash, I think I might shoot for the May 1 Reboot so I’ll have a long day tomorrow working on the site. Nite everyone, and for those on the flip side, have a good lunch! :cool: