Thursday, October 29, 2009

2 movies I can't wait to see

This Is It- review

Just got home from seeing the film. I caught the 7:20 show and to my surprise I had the theater to myself. It was nice, like I dream it will be when I have my own home theater. Well it was def. worth the watch. It didn't have me as emotional as I thought I would be. I know if I would of seen him in concert I would have cried the whole time. From the footage you can tell the show was going to be amazing. It's not like those dvds you may have in your collection of live concerts like Woodstock or Bob Marley live. The full energy is not there but the main reason to see this film is to see Michael Jackson talk and to watch him in his zone.

Big Star

High School Musical- Review

After midterms my kid's got to watch this movie. It was just as corny and lame as I thought it would be. I do want to give a MLM award to the wardrobe department. I like how they made the kids look wholesome and innocent. Sharpay's wardrobe was a bit akward at times but I will let that slide.

The Cheetah Girl's was a better movie.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

48 Hour Weekend Here and Gone

Sorry everyone I have been busy getting this Film Project together. We had about 19 teams sign-up on the website. Then, it turned into 14 teams in the competition. How many teams got their films in on time? 10. Now, it's on to getting ready for the screening. Here we go. I will upload video and pictures later.

New Korean song

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"School of Thought"

This is one of the plays I directed, "School of Thought". This video is of a rehearsal and the actual performance. Enjoy! (I know my camera couldn't handle the lighting.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Year One - review

This film made the list of the worst movies I've ever seen. I watched this to see if it was okay to show to my students. It was not appropriate but I guess I should have known that. This was very hard to watch. In fact, I made the props for our plays while I watched it.


This weekend is our 48 Hour Film Project. I'm swamped not really in the mood to write any movie reviews. I also finished those plays. They went well and I am proud of myself. Back next week with reviews and an update on how the Film Project went. Going to post some clips from the plays and one rating system review later.


Monday, October 12, 2009

This Is It


Thursday, October 08, 2009

Surrogates vs. I -Robot

Time for a vs.
I watched Surrogates because I was trying to see Fame but I had a communication problem with the ticket counter lady. Anyways, I sit down and find out that the film I bought a ticket for is Surrogates. But I've been a Bruce Willis fan since back in the day. This is the story of people living in a world where people use robots to do their daily tasks. They live their lives through a stimulation(of a better version of themselves) while their robot goes to work. An FBI agent (Bruce) takes on a case when he discovers there is a weapon that can kill both the surrogate(robot) and the human attached to it. And at the bottom of this one is also a love story.

The Will Smith movie where he plays a cop who doesn't like having robots in his world. The robots turn evil and Will must stop them.

Now, I know maybe a better comparison is Stepford Wives but that film is missing the action and the bad-ass male hero. Another film that it reminds me of visually is Minority Report.

Did I like I-Robot better? I can't say either movie was really that great. I-Robot is a film I could easily watch again. Surrogates had that one time is enough feel. I'll take either Bruce Willis or Will Smith as a leading man any day. Ving Rhames plays a dreadlocked anti-robot revolutionary. I think this performance had nothing on his Holiday Heart drag queen role. There is a Terminator moment in Surrogates. They had some nice special effects to make everyone look like young and beautiful robots. The film plays to a fantasy world that cures many problems with our society.

is pretty corny but they gave a new look to robots. Shia LaBeouf added some comedy.
They made you feel sympathy for a Robot.

Going to give this one a small star.

Part 4 of producing the 48hourfilmproject Seoul

So, the time is approaching. I am nervous. I feel like a lot of decisions cannot be made until the last minute. We are starting off small this year which is nice. I think whoever does this next year will have easy success from our efforts. It has been a small struggle so far. I hope everyone is happy and we keep things organized. Labor of Love!

P.S. I'm busy btw working on stuff. I will have some reviews next week.


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo- trailer

I saw a trailer for this film on the playlist blog. It looks like it might be worth a watch.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

One of my favorite things about Singapore

I know this post is late but I wish I had one of these right now.
This is ice cream you can get on the street there. It starts off in this big brick and they slice it and put it between your choice of bread or wafers. I didn't try the one with the multi-colored bread just the one with the wafers. Actually, I had at least 3 during my stay. It was so cheap too, like pocket change cheap. It was so ma-she-ta (korean for delicious). If you didn't know already, I like snacks.


Saturday, October 03, 2009


Fame focuses on a few kid's attending a performing arts high school who struggle with the troubles of being a teen and working towards achieving fame. I somehow want to see a remake that is just like the original but with new people. Is that asking too much? Would that really be hard to do? I mean when they take a play from the theater to the screen they usually try to stay true right? Let's take Rent for example. Same songs same bit of action yet for the screen they were able to create the scenes with a real backdrop. In Fame's case I think most of the people who will see this new film have not seen the original one. This film felt almost like a spoof. HAHA It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was no where near as emotional as the original. Felt like they were trying too hard. The scenes were short and it felt too cut n paste. Debbie Allen still looks great. I think they did an okay job of bringing it to 2009 and not making it High School Musicalish (except for the rap mixed with r&b moments).

The Winner of you pick the movie Unforgiven

That there is a darn good movie! I think I do like westerns.

Tickets Please...