The Ogre Finally Goes 3D!

At long last, Shrek is now crossing to the latest in the movie experience—3D.  In Shrek Forever After, our hero is cursed by making a pact with the naughty Rumpelstiltskin. The world of Far Far Away is now turned upside down. This is just what I need to relieve my stress—another parody of classic fairytales.

Aside from Shrek the ogre, one of my all-time favorite character from the movie franchise is Puss in Boots. So when the trailer came out, I instantly skipped to the parts with Puss. Look below…

You may be thinking, “Something’s wrong with Puss…”

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“You’re such a little girl!”

The immortal words of Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) to Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Well, if you’ve been caught cheating by your girlfriend with a humanoid transformer that attacks you, prompting your girlfriend to save your ass so you would stop screaming like a crazed woman, then you deserve it.

The transformers? They’ve been here a lonnggg, long time ago.

—Seymour Simmons

Optimus is more fierce in the sequel!
Optimus is more fierce in the sequel!

I was late for the premier of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Well, maybe for just 7-10 minutes, but you never what movie scenes you could miss in that short span of time. I had no idea it would start earlier than the movie theater’s standard opening time. As soon as I was seated and looked at the silver screen, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) had already jumped off an aircraft carrier, supported by three parachutes. Makes me wonder how light the transformers can be.

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Alien-Busting Monsters

Alien Problem? Monster Solution.

This was the tag line for the first movie I’ve watched on the big screen for almost five months: Monster’s Vs. Aliens. I was compelled to see it on the silver screen with much nagging from television-released trailers and promos. I found the blue gooey guy on the trailers quite interesting–and I was right!

The gooey guy, named B.O.B., an acronym for Bicarbonate Ostylezene Benzonate (voiced by Seth Rogen), was my favorite monster among the lot. He was originally a genetically-altered tomato, injected with a serum of some kind. He has no brain, but has one eye. How he perceives what he sees without the aid of a brain, I can’t figure out. He eats anything and you could see his body digesting food material through his blue transparent body. Nonetheless, he provides a fun stereotype to the monster gang.

B.O.B.: My favorite among the characters.
B.O.B.: My favorite among the characters.

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Moving From Madagascar to Africa

As I now have a craving for animated films, I hit the theater to experience another fun-filled adventure with Universal Picture’s Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa.

Note: This post is way too late, I know. Madagascar 2 has already been showing for almost a month but I only got the time NOW to post this. Sorry!

The poster for the movie.
The poster for the movie.

This sequel stars the same characters and voice actors to the popular 2005 film. It starts with a baby lion cub named Alakay, son of the king of the jungle, Zuba. Zuba plays with his son but at some point, neglects Alakay who becomes captured by poachers. Zuba catches the poachers but is unable to retrieve Alakay. In the course of the chase, Alakay’s crate falls into a river connected to the sea. The crate drifts to New York city where he becomes an instant sensation in the Central Park zoo. Ladies and gentlemen, that is the story of the origin of Alex.

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200 Cigarettes

200 Cigarettes is a 1999 comedy-drama film set at the New Year’s eve of 1981. It is one of those films with multiple characters with multiple life-stories intertwined with each other. It stars Ben Affleck, Elvis Costello, Kate Hudson, Jay Mohr, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Martha Plimpton, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Guillermo Díaz, Gaby Hoffmann, Catherine Kellner, Brian McCardie, Nicole Parker and Angela Featherstone. Numerous paintings done by Sally Davies are shown all throughout the movie.

The movie poster featuring the whole cast. The woman covering her face in the lower right-hand corner is Monica.
The movie poster featuring the whole cast. The woman covering her face in the lower right-hand corner is Monica.

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