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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My Three Servings of Pie

Just within the month, I thought of trying to watch the hugely popular original American Pie trilogy once again. In the past, I have failed to get through the said movies, even just through the first installment. Let’s just say I was too young for it back then and felt offended by it.

While typing this entry, I assumed you have already watched the trilogy (including the spin-offs) so you are then more acquainted with it than I am. What an embarrassment for me.

Nevertheless, go on and read how my reactions to the movies in this trilogy by clicking the “Continue reading” link.

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Two Kids

It’s been quite a long time since I made a new post for this blog. My apologies. I found no interest in the mid-August to mid-September movies recently shown here in my locality. Then at last, just last week, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army finally opened here in the Philippines. Adding to that was Journey to the Center of the Earthbeing finally being shown here in Baguio City when it was actually screened all around the Philippines months ago. That is one trouble that a movie freak such as myself faces: Delayed screening dates lasting for at least two months. But at least they were still screened for the local’s enjoyment. Only thing is, I’ve already read the plot synopsis of Hellboy II on Wikipedia. Talk about spoilers.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army theatrical poster.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army theatrical poster.

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My Third Mummy Adventure

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorLike I have said 9 posts ago, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will be the next flick that I will watch on the big screen. So there I was, seated in the dimly-lit cinema, later realizing that I wasn’t really enthusiastic about this film, that I could have waited for the DVD release, and that I would rather get out of the theater and head to the computer shop to update my blog. But I sat through it anyway. Besides, I already paid for my seat and I shouldn’t waste the money, right? But I got more than just a viewing experience. I had that experience again.

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Oh So Magical and Sexy Mamma!

I just watched Mamma Mia! and boy was I swayed by its content of dance and musical numbers! In case you didn’t know (or haven’t read my recent post), Mamma Mia! is a movie musical adaptation of the same play of the West End stages. Its music is composed mainly of Abba songs.

Mamma Mia! Theatrical Poster
Mamma Mia! Theatrical Poster

Mamma Mia!‘s plot is quite easy: Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) is 20 years old and is about to get married on a beautiful island off Greece. There are no problems at all–the groom, Sky (Dominic Cooper), is good; the mother, Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep), is good; the friends (and the mother’s friends) are all good; the neighborhood is good–except for the father whom she never met.

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