Friday, September 23, 2011

Rosario Dawson, wild about "Zookeeper"

By Sai

Rosario Dawson (“Unstoppable,” “Percy Jacskson”) stars as veterinarian and eagle expert Kate, the object of zookeeper Griffin’s (Kevin James) affections, in Columbia Pictures wild comedy “Zookeeper.”

In the film, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin. Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship – animal style.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Movie Review: Glee, the 3D Concert Movie

By Sai

I am a Glee fan so I cannot be more bias than this! This concert movie is the best! It gave me chills, goosebumps and if I am allowed to stand in the cinema and dance... I would!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Movie Review: Contagion

First of all, I would like to thank Warner Bros. Pictures (Philippines) for inviting me to the press screening of Contagion! It was a great experience for me and my husband. I saw my other movie blogger friends and got the chance to chat with them ;) Okay, now back to the movie review.

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By Sai
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Movie Review: Crazy Stupid Love

By Sai

One of the most mysterious word and verb for me is "love." We have tried to define love many times but what does love really mean?


Love is crazy. I think most of you will agree. We tend to try and do a lot of weird stuff just to please the one we love. We give them roses, rings, gift cards, cars, houses and even your own shirt!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Movie Review: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

By Sai

This movie is awesome! I just can't explain how delighted I am with this movie!


One of the issues that the movie tackled is animal testing. We are all aware that our medicine, beauty products and other stuff at home were tested with animals before they hit the counter for our consumption. In a human's view, this is okay because that is for the welfare of mankind but the question here is: "How about the animals?"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Movie Review: Captain America, The First Avenger

By Sai
Captain America: The First Avenger
I still have a clear memory of the Captain America that I used to watch when I was a kid. I'm not sure though if that's a movie or a TV series. I'm glad that I had another chance to see Captain America in the big screen and this time it's something that I will never forget!


Bullies are everywhere - in school, at work, among your friends, etc.! Captain America himself has been bullied around. I just love how the movie emphasized the reason why Rogers was chosen for the experiment. Kids like him, who has been bullied all their lives, will value power more than those who bullied people all the time.


I, personally, like his story more than Tony Stark, Peter Parker and even Superman! He's a reflection of a true hero! His heart is as pure as the water in the mountains and his aim to help others is just astonishing! He's so cute too! (Oops, sorry! That's a lady's opinion haha)


I don't intend to give a spoiler here but I had mixed emotions about this date that I'm talking about. If you want to know what I mean then you better go to your nearest cinema and watch this film.

I would just like to thanks Tender Juicy Hotdog for sponsoring a ticket of Captain America. Instead of buying four tickets, I only bought three. That's almost Php200 off :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

First look at The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

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The Dark Knight Rises

Take your first look at the teaser trailer of “The Dark Knight Rises” which Warner Bros. has just released online! It can also be seen at Warner Bros. Philippines' youtube channel.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

By Sai
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

It's been so long since I posted my last movie review. I'm sorry guys! I was just so busy with some things (both work and personal) so I wasn't able to post my movie reviews. Though I'm not posting movie reviews lately, that doesn't mean that I stopped watching movies. Believe me, I have been watching all movies but I just can't find time to post my thoughts about them.

Last week, I went with my boyfriend to see the last Harry Potter movie. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows but I felt like all the action and twists are going to be in the second part so I decided to not talk about it because I'll just say a lot of negative things about the movie.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Win Free Captain America movie tickets!

By Sai

I was still a kid when I first saw the old movie of Captain America. I can still remember how he makes his disc fly! Now, we all have the chance to see Captain America again! Tender Juicy Hotdog is giving away free tickets just by answering questions posted in the Tender Juicy Hotdog Facebook page! Check out the mechanics below:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Final Harry Potter film grosses P155-M in 4 days, ends series with a bang!

Posted by Sai
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
MANILA, July 18, 2011 – Till the end, Filipino fans of “Harry Potter” showered the boy wizard with affection, sending him off in a grand, sensational way.

With an astounding nationwide box office total of P155 million in 4 days, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” shattered multiple box office records in a history-making opening weekend (July 14 to 17). The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc. General Manager, Francis Soliven.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

First-look: Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages

Posted by Sai
Tom Cruise
You've never seen or heard Tom Cruise like this before.

In New Line Cinema's “Rock of Ages,” next year's big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway jukebox musical that celebrates the '80s heyday of power ballads and glam metal, Cruise transforms into Stacee Jaxx, a superstar devotee of hair-band excess.

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Cars 2" marks Pixar's 25th anniversary

Posted By Sai

The release of “Cars 2,” Pixar Animation Studio’s 12th full-length animated feature, coincides with the 25th anniversary of the celebrated studio.

With 12 incredible films and a wide variety of innovative and imaginative shorts and commercials over the course of 25 years, Pixar had an enviable and unmatched track record at the box office, revolutionized the way movies are made and entertained audiences all over the world.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rupert Grint plays Ron for the last time in "Deathly Hallows Part 2"

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Rupert Grint in Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2

As Rupert Grint says goodbye to playing Ron Weasley, the young actor shares what transpired during the last shooting day of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” as well as his plans post-“Potter.”

Question: Did the cast and crew do anything special on the last day of shooting?

Rupert Grint: Yeah, they played a video. We did this thing called the Golden Board. Have to have Dan [Radcliffe] explain that, but it’s basically a big count-down. This film was like 260 days or something. Every day we had this board, like ‘day one,’ ‘day two’ and each time it would be a silly saying and stuff. They kind of edited all that together and it was just really nice to see that. It was actually quite emotional too.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Get ready for the high school "Prom"

Posted by Sai

For a guy in his 30s doing research for a film, going to prom was surprisingly fun. "I didn't know how much I loved prom until I went to five of them this year," jokes Joe Nussbaum, who is director of his own “Prom,” Walt Disney Pictures' new coming-of-age comedy. "It's such an amazingly good feeling.

"We walked into a lot of high schools to scout locations, and it can make you feel unnerve,” Nussbaum adds. “You remember it all: the stress, you see kids arguing, or someone walking down the hall looking lonely. And that all comes rushing back. It's not pleasant visiting high school as an adult, and I thought prom would be the same sort of thing. But it wasn't."

Though the movie is a lighthearted story, complete with standard high school character archetypes of geeks, preps and jocks, Nussbaum wanted to capture the intensity of emotion that comes from one of the most memorable (or notorious) nights in adolescent life.

Aimee Teegarden (TV's “Friday Night Lights”) stars as the know-it-all good girl who runs the prom committee and finds herself drawn to a guy who couldn't care less about it (newcomer Thomas McDonell). "It's set in your head when you're a little kid — prom is that defining moment, when you get to look back on your school career and have a moment just for yourself," she says.

One thing the movie tries to do differently is show the mingling among cliques. They aren't as separate as some teen films would suggest. "What I like about this movie is it's a little more real in that sense," Adler says. "The offbeat character sometimes is friends with the straight-A people."

Teegarden is definitely one of the latter, playing teacher's pet Nova Prescott, who finds herself stuck working with bitter outsider Jesse Richter (McDonell) after he gets blamed for a fire. "Nova is the person you all knew would be a politician when she grows up, or run a Fortune 500 company," Teegarden says. In other words, she's not someone very open to the unexpected.

It's almost impossible to live up to the expectations of a prom, Teegarden says. But everyone tries.

"High school elevates all the highs and lows in life," Nussbaum says. "Everything is a big deal. It's supercharged emotionally."

"It's kind of like a wedding day," Teegarden adds.

Nussbaum agrees: "You put 'wedding' in front of any other word and it takes on a much different meaning. Prom is the same way. There's a dress, and then there's your prom dress, and you're supposed to go shopping for it four times, and pick it out with your mom and friends, and you'll remember it forever."

Though it's a Disney movie, it's not all sunshine and cheer. Nussbaum says he wants to explore the pressures of being that age, too. It's what separates a kiddie high school movie from something that touches even with those who aren't kids anymore.

He witnessed that stress firsthand on his five excursions to study local proms. "I was walking by a table where this girl was just bawling her eyes out," Nussbaum says, though he had no idea what had gone wrong.

"She was like, 'I planned for this for soooo loooong!' She really did. And that's what gives it so much importance, and hopefully that's what will make the movie resonate."

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Prom” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Movie Review: X-Men First Class

By Sai
I just got home from the X-Men First Class press screening at SM Mall of Asia, Cinema 1 with my boyfriend and my other movie blogger friends. Do you want to know what I think about this movie? If so, then keep reading!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

4th "Pirates" Saga grosses P62.37-M in 3 days - year's biggest opening

Posted by Sai
MANILA, May 23 -- Capt. Jack Sparrow found the elusive Fountain of Youth at the Philippine box-office, as Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opened at No. 1 with a nationwide gross of a swashbuckling P62.37-million for the Friday to Sunday (May 20 to 22) period. That opening figure is 2011’s highest to date, overtaking “Thor’s” P59.5-M several weeks back.

Captain Jack Sparrow
This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International which locally distributed the film.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Director Martin Campbell, from James Bond to “Green Lantern”

Posted by Sai

From Martin Campbell, the director of “The Mask of Zorro” and “Casino Royale” comes Warner Bros.' new action adventure “Green Lantern,” the first motion picture adaptation of the popular comic book.

“It’s a comic book, but you have to treat this material seriously,” says Campbell. “I mean, technically, it’s very different, and it’s difficult and all of that, but I approach it with the same seriousness as I would approach Hamlet.”

The Green Lantern

Friday, May 20, 2011

Galifianakis reprises breakout role in “The Hangover Part II”

Posted by Sai
The Hangover Part II
New comedy sensation Zach Galifianakis reprises his breakout role of Alan from the 2009 blockbuster “The Hangover” in Warner Bros.' highly anticipated sequel, “The Hangover Part II.”

A self-described “stay-at-home son,” Galifianakis’ Alan embodies what director Todd Phillips finds funny in male relationships. “Women have a much more elegant way in their relationships,” the director states. “But there’s an awkwardness to the way men behave that is exemplified in these movies by how left-footed Alan is around the guys. The reality is that Alan’s best friends are probably his dad, his mom and his dog. He so badly wants human connection that he always overdoes it.”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sneak peek: Prom

Posted by Sai
From Walt Disney Pictures comes the dramatic comedy “Prom,” where every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike.

“Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite as the big dance approaches. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one “Prom.”

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sneak peek: Real Steel latest trailer

Posted by Sai
Real Steel
From the director of “A Night at the Museum” comes DreamWorks Pictures’ “Real Steel,” a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. DreamWorks has just released the film’s newest trailer which you can watch below:

Sneak peek: Real Steel latest trailer

Posted by Sai
Real Steel
From the director of “A Night at the Museum” comes DreamWorks Pictures’ “Real Steel,” a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. DreamWorks has just released the film’s newest trailer which you can watch below:

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Green Lantern trailer, now available

Posted by Sai
Warner Bros. has just greenlighted the new and much improved trailer of the eagerly awaited action-adventure “Green Lantern” which can be viewed below:

Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Green Lantern – a new superhero sworn to protect the universe

Posted by Sai
Green Lantern
Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Warner Bros.' new action adventure “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”).

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Reynolds).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Movie Review: Senior Year

By Sai
Senior Year
Few weeks ago, I get the chance to see this independent film entitled "Senior Year." It's basically a flash back story on the lives of different people during their senior year in high school.


When you're in high school everything seems so complicated. You're in this stage where you have to discover a lot of things and the burden of knowing what's right and wrong is not enough - you have to know what's best for you and for the people around you.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2 Filipinos star in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Posted by Sai
Mermaids in Pirates of the Caribbean
Two Filipino-American actors join Johnny Depp in his quest for the Fountain of Youth in Walt Disney Pictures’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” They are Daphne Joy and Michael Rosales, who play a mermaid and a pirate on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, respectively.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), Jack Sparrow (Depp) is not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Movie Review: Water For Elephants

By Sai
Love stories amazes most of us, especially to people like me - a die-hard romantic! With so many love stories of different angles and how they are portrayed in movie screens, it's really hard to stand out.

8 out of 10

I don't know but I think I expected too much from this film and I'm a bit disappointed. I love Robert Pattinson, don't get me wrong! I love him especially as Edward Cullen in Twilight movies. His personality in this film is actually interesting - a man who lost everything and while on the road to real life he met Marlena (Reese Witherspoon).

When I saw Christoph Waltz' face I was so ecstatic! I was excited to watch his acting and how he puts life to August Rosenbluth's character. Boy, oh boy! I'm his fan! I saw him in the movie Inglorious Basterds. I must say that he really portrays characters with a very violent personality well! He's one of the best actors that the entertainment industry has! Reese Witherspoon's acting  is okay. It's not outstanding (Reese's fans, please don't hate me!). Knowing that I'm a Robert Pattinson fan, I was not moved by his acting either. Yes, there were parts where I was touched but it was not something that I would always share to people. I would not talk about it every day like what I did with Avatar, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Easy A!


Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon

I pity Rosy, the elephant, in this movie especially when August (Christoph Waltz) hit her many times. My heart was torn when I saw her body bleeding. If this movie will be outstanding, it would be because of Rosy. I love this angle of the movie rather than the love story. I think the love story is just a typical one. I've seen this plot a lot of time but the part where the movie touches hearts of people who love and advocate for animal rights was beyond fantastic! Who would ever thought that the end that we have foreseen in this movie would be twisted by an elephant. Rosy brought Jacob and Marlena together.


Here's a trailer of the movie. Watch this movie with your friends or family members and see if we have the same point of view. If you don't agree with me feel free to leave some comments below. Water for Elephants will be shown in your favorite cinemas on May 4.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Movie Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules

By Sai

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules
This movie is really hilarious! What I like about this movie is that every inch of it makes sense!

Yes! Most of us might have experienced Greg’s dilemma – your older brother/sister bullying you around. As for me, I’m the eldest so I bully my brother and watching this movie made me reminisce those days when I used to hate my brother for no reason at all. I love him, of course but there’s just something that we can’t agree on.


This is the number one reason why siblings fight. This is not happening to kids only. This also happens to adults. Sibling rivalry is inevitable especially if there’s a big age gap between two siblings. There are a lot of things that might cause this and if you’ll ask me I believe that number one reason for this is the difference in the siblings’ interest and their environment outside home.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

AJ Perez, dead!

By Sai
AJ Perez
I just opened my Facebook account and this sad news struck me. AJ Perez, a commercial model turned actor passed away because of a car accident.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First look at "Fright Night"

(This is a press release)

Fright Night
Disney and DreamWorks have just released the first-look images from they're upcoming thriller “Fright Night” starring Colin Farrell (“Alexander”) and Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek,” “Terminator Salvation”).

A revamp of the 1985 comedy-horror classic, “Fright Night” is directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”) and also stars Toni Collette (“The Sixth Sense”).

Friday, March 18, 2011

What is "UNKNOWN" to you?

Posted by Sai
Liam Neeson as Dr. Martin Harris
Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List,” “Taken”), Diane Kruger (“Inglorious Basterds,” “Troy”) and January Jones (TV’s “Mad Men”) star in the contemporary thriller “Unknown.”

In the film, Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sneak Peek: How do you know

Posted by Sai

Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson star in Columbia Pictures' “How Do You Know,” the new comedy written and directed by James L. Brooks that takes a contemporary and romantic look at the question, “How do you know?”

Lisa (Witherspoon) is a woman whose athletic ability is the defining passion of her life, having been her focus since early childhood. When she is cut from her team, everything she has ever known is suddenly taken from her. Not knowing what to do, she stumbles toward regular life. In this mode, she begins a fling with Matty (Wilson), a major league baseball pitcher, a self-centered ladies man – a narcissist with a code of honor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mandy Moore voices for Rapunzel in "Tangled"

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Mandy Moore voices Rapunzel
For actress and recording artist Mandy Moore, lending her voice to the character of Rapunzel in Walt Disney Animation Studio's “Tangled” was an eye-opening experience.

She explains, “There’s a unique challenge in having to imagine a world that doesn’t necessarily exist, using story sketches and the directors’ descriptions to visualize the storyline. At the end of the day, all you really have to rely on is your imagination. The most enjoyable part of being involved in ‘Tangled’ has been tapping into a creative side of my brain that I’ve never tapped into before. You have to put aside all reservations and just go for it and have fun. I feel like it’s the ultimate experience of being a kid again, in a sense, because you do get to investigate what it might be like to live in this fantastical world and be this character.”

Moore further discusses “Tangled” in the following interview:

Q. Who is Rapunzel in this reinvented version?

Mandy Moore. Rapunzel is a feisty, spirited, curious really engaged young woman. She’s 17, about to be 18, and we meet her right on the cusp of that very important birthday. She’s lived in a tower all her life, but she’s extremely passionate, creative and eager to investigate the world. She’s so open and ready to embrace whatever comes her way; she definitely has a sense of adventure. She’s been dreaming her entire life about going out into the world to learn more about these floating lights that appear every year on her birthday. The film has an overwhelming theme of female empowerment—she’s a lot stronger than even she realizes.

Warner Bros. Pictures earns triple crown for 2010

Posted by Sai

The Studio takes this year’s top spots in US market share with $1.884 billion;

International market share with $2.930 billion; and Worldwide market share
for the second consecutive year with $4.814 billion.

BURBANK, CA, – The Warner Bros. Pictures Group broke the all-time industry worldwide box office record with a 2010 gross of $4.814 billion, which surpasses the prior record of $4.010 billion (set by Warner Bros. in 2009). The announcement was made January 4 by Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Setting new benchmarks for both the international and global box office grosses in 2010 and retaining the domestic box office number one ranking (after achieving a record gross in 2009), the Studio now holds the industry record in all three categories. Additionally, Warner Bros. surpassed its own worldwide gross from the previous year by $800 million to earn the number one position in worldwide market share for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past 10 years, also an industry record.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Howard has dark secrets in "Hereafter"

Posted by Sai
Bryce Dallas Howard in Hereafter
She most recently played Victoria in the third installment of the blockbuster franchise “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Now, Bryce Dallas Howard stars opposite Matt Damon in director Clint Eastwood's supernatural drama “Hereafter” from Warner Bros.

In the film, Damon plays George Lonegan, a reluctant psychic medium trying to break free from the desperate people seeking one last moment with loved ones that have passed on. In an attempt to move on, George enters into a tentative romance with Melanie, played by Howard, a displaced Midwesterner he meets at a cooking class.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Christina Aguilera makes her film debut with "Burlesque"

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Christina Aguilera
After slithering her slinky self through countless music videos, pop siren Christina Aguilera will sizzle on movie screens for the first time in Columbia Pictures’ song-filled drama “Burlesque.”

"It's sexy, it's sensual," she promises. "The whole idea of burlesque has always intrigued me. The art of the tease, the dance, beautiful women — need I say more?"

Aguilera plays Ali, a plucky girl from Iowa who runs off to the big city to follow her dreams and lands a job at a struggling nightclub. Yet it was her character's heart and grit that caught her eye. Says Aguilera, who has been candid about her own childhood travails: "It wasn't just a girl who comes to L.A. and makes it big. It was a girl who had suffered and felt pain, been in seven foster homes. She doesn't let her past make her a victim. And that to me was so appealing. I could relate to Ali as a whole: having this dream, being denied, getting a chance, and getting people to take you seriously, because it took a few times before someone bit and I got my big break,” she says.

Tom Cavanagh is Ranger Smith in “Yogi Bear”

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Tom Cavanagh
If Yogi is the unstoppable force, Ranger Smith played by Tom Cavanagh (TV’s “Ed”) is the immovable object in his path, in Warner Bros.’ new 3D comedy adventure “Yogi Bear.” 

Yogi -- Jellystone Park’s notorious troublemaker -- has always relied on his quick wit and fast feet to stay one step ahead of irate campers while dodging his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. With all his rules and regulations—plus a never-ending supply of signs advising PLEASE DON’T FEED THE BEARS—Smith is the law in Jellystone Park. Which means, in addition to devising ever-more-ingenious ways of helping himself to forbidden food, Yogi must always think of ways to evade this protector of park patrons—a man he respectfully addresses as “Mr. Ranger, Sir,” when he’s caught red-handed…red, as in cherry pie.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cameron Diaz is Lenore, "The Green Hornet's" Brilliant Secretary

Posted by Sai

Cameron Diaz
She's an established star in genres of comedy, action and drama. Most recently heard in the role of Princess Fiona in the final installation of the enormously successful Shrek franchise, “Shrek Forever After,” Cameron Diaz now stars as the brilliant Lenore Case in Columbia Pictures' exciting new 3D action comedy “The Green Hornet.”

Directed by Michel Gondry, “The Green Hornet” revolves around Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they’ll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Pirates 4," "Cars 2" lead Disney's 2011 Line-Up

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Walt Disney Studios brings back Capt. Jack Sparrow (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) and Lightning McQueen (“Cars”) in new, big screen adventures to reinforce the studios illustrious line-up for 2011. The new year also marks the first time that Disney will be releasing titles from DreamWorks – led by the action-thrillers “I Am Number Four,” “Real Steel” and “Fright Night.”

The rest of the line-up features the usual reliable offerings which worldwide audiences have come to expect and enjoy from the family-oriented studio.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise.

Justin Timberlake is Boo Boo in "Yogi Bear"

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Justin Timberlake as Boo boo in Yogi Bear
Justin Timberlake stars as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi Bear’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in the latter's never-ending schemes to separate park visitors from their lunches, in Warner Bros.' new 3D animated comedy “Yogi Bear.”

“Back when I was in school, I’d procrastinate doing my homework by watching cartoons, and ‘Yogi Bear’ was one of the staples of after-school television and Saturday mornings,” Timberlake reminisced. “Later, I found out that my parents grew up with it, too. Watching it makes me feel like a kid again.”

The Grammy-winning pop sensation-turned actor talks about his experience making “Yogi Bear” in the following interview:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Movie Review: 127 Hours

By Sai

There is no force on Earth more powerful than the will to live.

I think nobody will contradict me for saying, "Life is an adventure." This whole journey leads to a lot of mistakes and learnings. Some of us lives like every day is their last day on Earth. They travel, they eat, they shop, they love and they are open to new things in life. And for some, they are afraid to even go out of their room to explore.

I really believe in the statement above: "There is no force on Earth more powerful than the will to live." You will really do anything just to live. I even watched a movie before, that even though the characters find cannibalism immoral, they still ate their own kind (human) just to live.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Rite Movie Review

By Sai

Most of us experience that point in our life where we doubt what we believe in. We question the belief that the elders are passing unto us. It is a necessity for us to believe in something.


Faith is something that some of us doesn't have. Faith defines how well we believe in something and it gives us the reason to fight for it. When someone asks you about faith you automatically think of having faith in the Almighty One. I actually find this movie a bit hilarious (story-wise) because Fr. Michael Kovak has nothing but the eagerness to scorn both the belief that there's heaven and hell.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tangled Movie Review

By Sai
I'm sorry if I haven't posted as much movie review as I use to post before. Things are getting a bit heavy (especially with my day job so please bear with me)! So, here's my next movie review - Tangled!


I am a big fan of animated movie! Whoever made this movie is amazing! I can't even draw a flower properly and I am just so amazed with animators' talents! Kudos to everyone who made this movie possible!


I can't imagine myself being locked up in a tower in the middle of nowhere! I actually admire how Rapunzel bravely faced the world that's new to her! She's one brave young lady!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just go with it, a sneak peek

Posted by Sai
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in "Just Go With It"
Columbia Pictures pairs up Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston for the first time in the romantic comedy “Just Go With It.”

In the film, a plastic surgeon (Sandler), romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant (Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie.

Kobe Bryant is The Black Mamba

By Sai
The Black Mamba feat. Kobe Bryant

If you're a Kobe Bryant fan, you'll definitely love his latest movie - The Black Mamba! I just got an email today with an invite to it's advance screening. Unfortunately, I can't attend to the said event since I'll be out of town on February 19.

The Black Mamba stars Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, Bruce Willis and Danny Trejo. It is a Nike Basketball production and was directed by Robert Rodriguez. Below is a sneak peek of the movie's story board according to the email that I got:
The film brings Kobe’s alter ego, the Black Mamba to life in a way that’s never been seen before.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Orosman at Zafira: Play Review

By Sai
Orosman at Zafira Cast

It was my first time to watch Orosman and Zafira and I am so amazed! I'm not used to watching local plays and Orosman at Zafira made my first time a history!

Jay Gonzaga as Orosman

Yes, I like Orosman hahaha. His abs are so toned. It makes me want to get a coffee and sip my favorite decaf while looking at his abs (kidding aside). Jay Gonzaga, who played the character of Orosman, has a great voice, a nice body and is a great actor!
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