Monday, February 25, 2013

Beautiful Creatures: A Review

Being another one of those "from the books to the big screen" type of movies, I expected Beautiful Creatures to be another cheesy shot at a mortal falling madly in love with some magical creature with the wiping-out of the human race or a the take over of a new world order as a result of the said love affair. Watching Twilight proved that idea of mine. However, it seems that not all movie adaptations of best-selling novels that are focused on supernatural love are bound to suffer the same fate that the Twilight saga had endured. Or even the romance of a mortal and a magical being: a vampire, a zombie, a wizard, or  a witch. In the eyes of the public, it seems that if a movie is about something human and supernatural that became somewhat involved with each other romantically, it's bound to be a cheesefest complete with cheesy lines, cheesy characters, and cheesy endings. If you ask me, I'd rather have loads of cheese on my popcorn. Fortunately for Beautiful Creatures, that wasn't the case.

Never under judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, the poster, the trailer, and the ads for the movie. Seeing it in cinema lobbies, I told myself that I'd prolly be watching it when it hits HBO. But when I got the chance to see it, it was totally different from Twilight. Well, not too different. But different in the sense that it's actually good. It's no Titanic, yes. But we have to give the film credit for portraying teenage romance in a way that didn't squeeze cheese every scene. Moreover, some of the scenes were actually relatable, credible, and cute; something you don't see that much in magical love stories. Beautiful Creatures gives supernatural teenage romance a good name, or at least a better one than the entire Twlight Saga offered, said one critic. 

My personal judgement? It's a movie worth watching, yes. It's definitely not the best. But not all films have to be. The storyline is good. There's a lot of things to be improved. The director could have played more with the story but unfortunately, the potential wasn't fully utilized. But that doesn't give you an excuse not to watch it. 

And Emmy Rossum's there. You cannot miss out on Emmy as a dark witch. I can guarantee that.

Definitely a 7 out of 10. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Higher Respect for Local Films

Last Monday, I was invited to attend a press conference of a local film that was participating in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival this year. I not being entirely a fan of local films (Unfortunately. Yes, I know, it sucks) wasn't really all the more excited about this since I would be coming from school on a Monday. And I"ll be going there during the rush hour. On a Monday. In a taxi. So help me God.

Ranting aside, I decided to go because firstly, I have never attended a press conference before, and secondly, it's for a local film. I haven't been really exposed that much to the Philippine film industry that much so I was hoping tat this conference may change something about that. The thing with me is I seem to have inherited our society's colonial mentality; especially when it comes to media and entertainment. I'm willing to change that, of course. I'm starting out with my fashion choices. Local media is naturally the next step so yeah. Here it goes.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Before & After: Fixing my Sunglasses

If there's one thing in the world I'm pretty much obsessed about, it's eyewear. Classics to be more particular. But when these pieces take their share of distress and toll, damage is inevitable, of course. Don't fret though, there's always something you can do to fix it and even improve it! So I scoured the streets of Quiapo to find an optical store that can actually fixed mine. The price for new lenses is usually 400 bucks But if you bring 4 or more, they might actually discount you! I got each pair for 300 bucks repair fee. And if you look better than I do, you might actually find a place that might have lower prices! Just go and check it out there in Quiapo!

I had this clear Clubmaster for a while now. I got it from a vintage store in a bazaar I went to. But the thing is, I wanted a pair of Clubmaster's that's tinted. Since I wanted those Ray Ban's, I had this pair tinted with a dark shade. At the rate my allowance is going, I simply don't have enough to buy my own Ray Ban's. So I guess this will do. For now, though. HAHA

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Printed Matters

I recently got 3 polos from a recent thrift shopping spree due to sheer boredom. Prior to that though, I was able to read in a magazine that printed polos are becoming a trend. Not that I haven't noticed it. I've seen lots of men wearing printed shirts that look so dapper and chic! Minus the floral ones worn by a particular ex-mayor of Manila though. However, that didn't stop me from trying to pull off the trend.