One Heck of a Pitch

Movie Junkie/ Movie Critic Alert!

I have watched the sequel of Pitch Perfect and I just can’t get over it!

It was A-CAAWESOMEEE!!!

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The movie is filled with events that showed the progress of the Barden Bellas as they show their amazing talent through performing. Even though there a lot of different scenes from different kinds of setting, the transition was good. The story line was fun-filled. From the very first minutes of the movie, it already had you laughing so hard. (True. No joke! It really will)

A Capella is really a tremendous form of singing. Every performance in the movie is really stunning. It showcased how A Capella has different varieties. You will really enjoy watching, especially for music enthusiasts.
It deeply captivates that you’ll find yourself saying “Wow!”

Pitch Perfect is a must-watch movie not just because it’s a sequel like the Avengers: Age of Ultron or Fast and the Furious 7 that you have to watch to know the story.

You have to watch this movie because it is worth every penny.

It will make you laugh, amaze you and touch you…

It teaches you to push for your passion and to dare you to be unique and to be different.

I’m proud, too, because Hailee Steinfield, who is partly Filipino, is in the movie and was stunned that she has a pretty voice. (Well, no doubt about that, I guess… she’s Filipino for heaven’s sake)

If you have watch the first movie a hundred times, you will watch Pitch Perfect 2 a million times!

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Fifty Shades of Grey is Not Porn

Before my friends and I watch the movie, we were really excited about it (just like everybody else). We didn’t know how the movie will interpret the book. Everyone is talking about it. The social media is just flooding with praises and ofcourse, bashes of the movie. It was very controversial in terms of its sexual appeal and liberated theme. The fans of the book even died (well, almost dying) to know the actors that will be given the role of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, which apparently landed on Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Everyone has their own fantasies. Some people who have read the book maybe disappointed. I was. When I finished the first book, I was like “What the hell? Is this serious? Is the book all about sex and nothing else?” I thought it was very idealistic and a fantasy. Since I was left hanging from the ending of the first book, I continued reading the second book entitled Fifty Shades Darker. I started to like it because it made sense and became more interesting. I even fell inlove with it (maybe with Christian Grey only). There is already a spice in it other than sex.

It is about how a person changes the other or how both of them change in becoming this inseparable couple.

Then, I finished the last book Fifty Shades Freed. There was more than just sex, there was romance – real feelings. The movie is indeed not bad at all!!! People somewhat overreacted on how sexual it’s gonna be. Well it is, for underaged but I don’t see it that way. There are some scenes maybe a bit sexually brutal. Well, in the first part of the movie me and my friends were laughing at Ana Steele (in a good way) because of her being so naive and funny. And I think every girl would dream for a Christian Grey in their lives – rich, handsome, and maybe they would also consider a control freak. Some maybe disappointed upon watching the movie. They just don’t get it. Most people see it as trash just like some say about book. I can’t imagine how a person like E.L. James has a huge imagination and wide vocabulary to write the Fifty Shades trilogy. As a fan, the movie didn’t disappoint me at all. I was happily satisfied. Jamie and Dakota gave justice in portraying the characters, and I salute them for being so bold (brave not nude, or maybe both) about it. The essence of the book is evident. I can’t wait for the sequel! 🙂

Film Criticizing Filipino Movies

Last December 29, 2014, my family and I went to watch one of the movie entries in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival. I’m a Movie Junkie, so I can’t help but to criticize the film.

First of all, it was morbid. It’s kind of a gross movie. And I really hate those kinds of movie that’s disgusting. (Although it wasn’t all through out). The quality of the movie seems to me has dark lightings. Well, maybe because they intend to do it on purpose. I didn’t like how they shot the different angles, and how I got dizzy – but only on few scenes. Some lines are a bit corny but funny still. The plot was a bit short and fast-paced. Although, I already know why they do it – cut through details and get to the main point. Oh, the song they use in the credits was horrible! It supposed to mean a lot because it should be able to make the audience what the director would want them to feel. But they failed at that, seriously.

Anyway, I am glad I have watched it because it gave me some insights. I may have underestimate the power of Filipinos in making films and TV series but I will always believe in our capacity to improve. We are better at some things. But still, there are times wherein we can’t help stereotype SOME Philippine Films.

I’ve watched tons of Filipino movies. I remember when I was kid, I used to hang out on Cinema One. I kept watching Filipino stuffs over and iver again. (So, I guess I really don’t have much of a colonial mentality – maybe I just grew up and liked Hollywood alot)
I know it’s hard to be like Hollywood – ofcourse it is. Hollywood is Hollywood. We can never compete with that. All I’m saying, we have an entire life to make some improvements to become better at making films 🙂