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SHE DOESN’T NEED WEAPONS

HAYWIRE
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Gina Carano stars as Mallory Kane, a covert operative who has been crossed and betrayed after a rescue mission gone wrong. Now a wanted criminal, she has to use her abilities and skills to exact revenge on those who have set her up.

Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to mess with Gina Carano after watching this. Carano is former MMA fighter and everytime she gets into a fight, I feel sorry for the guys.  She bounces off walls, likes to use her super-muscular thighs as her weapon and she can really hit you where it hurts. I watched this mainly because of Michael Fassbender and even though I know his character doesn’t survive the movie, those few minutes are absolutely worth it! His end wasn’t pretty, but those few minutes where they dressed up as a couple – BEST!

The characters and storyline can get messy if you do not pay attention and some parts can be a bit slow-moving. I know because I heard someone snoring in the theatre! So rude -tsk!

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KJ’S 10 FAVOURITE MOVIES OF 2011

Wow, it’s been a year.

Last year I think I spent a week preparing this post but this time this year, I have only three days before the end of the world year. It’s been a busy year (because work is so time consuming) and I’ve only got the energy to write mini reviews. But you get the drift – anything with lots of capital letters, exclamation marks or “OMG”s means I’m really pysched about that movie.

So, here goes (in no particular order):

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART II

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The most anticipated finale of the year~!

Harry fights his own demons. Ron and Hermione kiss. Neville Longbottom stands up for himself. McGonagall is badass. Snape has a heart. Molly Weasley says the word “Bitch”. Last of all, Voldemort hugs awkwardly.

JANE EYRE

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This is the first movie that introduced Michael Fassbender to me (not including 300 and Inglourious Basterds) and my, my, what a fine Mr. Rochester he plays. Mia Wasikowska was lovely as Jane Eyre too. Each time they appeared together, there were sparks flying off the screen.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

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Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy!

The outtakes for this film were full of bromance and even their interviews were full of it. It really set up the back story for the X-Men movies really well and I do hope the rumours of a sequel are true!

ONE DAY

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I really, really liked the book and I don’t care if you didn’t like the movie. To me, the casting was perfect and beautiful. Loving the year they met and that of Paris.

Emma Morley: ‘Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at…something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.

BRIDESMAIDS

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As funny as it was, it was also very real – the feelings of what goes on in the mind of a still-single BFF when the other BFF finally gets married… and there’s someone else fighting to be in your position as the prime BFF.

Melissa McCarthy was a scene-stealer; whether she was spewing “lava”, organizing fight club, stealing puppies or dispensing words of wisdom. Kristen Wiig was just hilarious in that scene, trying to get the attention of Officer Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd).

Annie Walker: I feel like her life is going off and getting perfect and mine is just like phrrr..

DRIVE

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One of my favourite scenes from the movie! (…right before he pummeled the other guy to death)

Ryan Gosling – need I really say more? Strong, silent and charming exhibit of a man.

YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE

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Textbook scene. Enough said.

THE KING’S SPEECH

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This year’s big Oscar winner!

Watching Bertie slowly overcome his stutter and cussing was a real joy. Once again, British humour is present! I really enjoyed Geoffrey Rush’s performance as Bertie’s voice coach.

TRUE GRIT

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Another Oscar nominee that introduced the lovely Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross. She really held her own against Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon – and she got to hang out with them!

Loved the scene where Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) carried Mattie after the horse gave out to treat her snake bite.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

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Hannah Weaver: Seriously?! It’s like you’re photoshopped!

Another Ryan Gosling movie!

It’s one of my favourite romantic comedies and I really liked that scene where Hannah (Emma Stone) rushes into the bar and plants a big one on Jacob (Gosling) and later when they talked the night away, explored his $2000 massage chair and fell asleep.

Honourable mentions:
Attack The Block, Super 8, Win Win, Rango, Real Steel, The Help, Margin Call.

FASSY CAN SING!

OMG!

Michael Fassbender sings ‘Twist and Shout’ on the Late Late Show (12 Feb 2010).

BETWEEN RAGE AND SERENITY

Things I noticed while watching X-Men: First Class for the second time (FREE!):

  1. Michael Fassbender speaking French
  2. Michael Fassbender speaking German
  3. THE FASSBENDER/MCAVOY BROMANCE
  4. That shark gif
  5. Laughing
  6. Michael Fassbender’s comment “eat some prunes” during the submarine scene
  7. James McAvoy’s blue, blue, blue eyes
  8. Every other thing Michael Fassbender could be holding at the crucial scene (ring, cupcake, etc)
  9. EVERYTHING I REBLOGGED ON TUMBLR!
  10. Take That‘s Love Love!


MUTANT AND PROUD

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Set in 1962, it tells us the origin of the X-Men and the Brotherhood of the Mutants, led by Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr otherwise known as Professor X and Magneto. The introduction of mutants in the ’60s threatens to bring another war as the US faces another with the Cuban missile crisis.

OMG I LOVE X-MEN: FIRST CLASS!

I mean, I liked the previous X-Men movies but I think MICHAEL FASSBENDER totally charmed my socks off! As if they were still there after watching Jane Eyre… Anyway, James McAvoy is really charming too!

Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are the new faces of the latest bromance. I ship it! Woohoo!

There’s the lighter side of Prof. X – he walks, flirts and scores with women because he can totally read their minds. There’s the vulnerable side of Magneto, because his power was manifested through the darkest moments of his past and his mission was powered mainly by revenge. Can I just add that Michael Fassbender did a really good job playing Erik/Magneto? I mean, I don’t even blame the guy for doing what he did even though I didn’t quite agree with his character in the previous X-Men movies. I liked Jennifer Lawrence too! Her character gives you a lot to think about in terms of mutants versus humans and mutants who have to hide versus mutants who don’t – and that caused her to make a life-changing decision. And of course, how allies Charles and Erik became enemies due to their diverging views on mutants and humans.

Other mutants/characters include Mystique/Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast/Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult), White Frost/Emma Frost (January Jones), Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), Havok/Alex Summers (Lucas Till), Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Angel, Azazel, Riptide and Darwin.

Look out for the special cameos during the movie itself. The first one is PRICELESS!

4 out of 5 stars

AT THORNFIELD HALL

Jane Eyre (2011)

Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star as Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester in this 2011 film adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë classic.

Mr. Brocklehurst: And what is hell? Can you tell me that?
Jane Eyre: A pit full of fire.
Mr. Brocklehurst: And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there forever?
Jane Eyre: No sir.
Mr. Brocklehurst: What must you do to avoid it?
Jane Eyre: I must keep in good health and not die.

I’ve only read the comic book version of Jane Eyre and after watching the movie, I’m gonna find some time to devour the actual book! I’m extremely enamoured by their way of speech, especially how everything sounds like poetry out of their mouths. I’ve included my favourite line from the movie at the end of this post. OMG the moment I heard it, my knees went weak. The girl beside me was like controlling herself not to scream out in happiness. LOL. Yup, period dramas really set my heart racing.

I thought Mia Wasikowska did a pretty good job playing Jane Eyre. Not to mention, Michael Fassbender was hot in an old English way. And I have a really odd question – did people in those times kissed quite like they did?

4 out of 5 stars

I’d probably die without regrets if someone said something similar to me:

Edward Fairfax Rochester: I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you—especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.