YOU BETTER RUN, BETTER RUN, FASTER THAN MY BULLET

THE CHANGE-UP
— 2 and a half out of 5 stars

The trailer for this was really funny but it seems most of the movie was in the trailer. The part where I remembered I laughed the most was when both Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman peed on everything in their way during the blackout. Yup, peeing in the dark is very funny.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
— 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I watched this because Rachel McAdams was in it and she was under-used because she plays some superficial fiancée to Owen Wilson’s character and I’m telling you she can do so much better than that. But she looked really beautiful! Parisian chic!

Paris really does look magical as midnight and I would love for a chance to walk in the rain (preferably light drizzle) over there. I liked it when Gil (Wilson) met Ernest Hemingway and Salvador Dalí. The former for his wit and the latter because he could not stop talking about rhinoceroses.

ONE DAY
— 4 out of 5 stars

The book made me cry and so did the movie.

I really liked Jim Sturgess’ performance in here… he made me cry (!) and makes me want to watch all the other movies he’s been in. And even though I’ve read many reviews saying Anne Hathaway’s English accent sucked, I still liked her as Emma. In fact, when I was reading the book, she came to mind quite often. But I’ve got to say I liked the book better because it’s been a long time since I read a book that made me cry. For those who are not into reading though, the movie would be good enough.

Lovin’ all the scenes on 15 July 1988. So much hope, so much promise.

FOOTLOOSE
— 4 out of 5 stars

I went in thinking it wouldn’t be as nice as the original but I was wrong. I loved it! Kenny Wormald dances really well! OMG Kenny Wormald is amazing! They modified the premise of the movie so that it wouldn’t be too cheesy to watch it in modern times. FYI: the hairs on my arms were standing at the start of the original Footloose. But Kevin Bacon was kinda wow.

Anyway, it turned out all right and I really enjoyed the scenes when Ren (Wormald) was teaching Willard (Miles Teller) how to dance! Miles Teller reminds me of a young John Cusack somehow? And yes, I have to say it again – Kenny Wormald really dances like WOAH! So WOAH! that I Youtubed him that night and watched his dance scenes from You Got Served (which also had Harry Shum Jr. and Robert Hoffman – dancer-actors united!) and Center Stage: Turn It Up.

Here’s one of my favourite scenes and songs from the movie: (LINE DANCING!)

THE HELP
— 4 out of 5 stars

Emma Stone stars as Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Pheelan, an aspiring writer in the 1960s who decides to write a book from the point of the help – African-American maids who work for white families.

I’m really glad I managed to catch this show before the end of its run because I don’t think I can find time to finish this book-bricks of book-bricks. It really showcased the strength of these women; how much they had to endure under white supremacists, the pride they had to swallow and their sacrifices. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were brilliant as Aibileen and Minny (especially Minny’s chocolate pie!). The story of how Constantine left Skeeter’s household was really sad and particularly so because these maids were the ones who brought up their employer’s kids while their own kids were left under the care of others.

THE LION KING IN 3D
— 4 out of 5 stars

Actually this is the first time I’ve seen The Lion King. I read the storybook when I was younger but I didn’t get a chance to see it till now… in 3D! Honestly, I was watching it for the story not the 3D effects and my favourite characters are Timon and Pumbaa! They sing about no worries for the rest of the day and eat slimy worms! Disney really made good (and earned lots of money) re-releasing this in 3D – I can’t wait for Beauty and the Beast to be re-released!

Anyway, I caught the Pilot of Modern Family recently and now I can’t seem to get the Lion King soundtrack out of my head from that pivotal scene of  Rafiki presenting Simba and Cameron presenting Lily Tucker-Pritchett.

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