Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
When was the last time I went out with a camera in hand and took pictures? That I cannot remember. Having written that made me the more frustrated. I have been spending my weekend writing blog tasks like a review on orlando vacations and other interesting topics clients have been sending. Writing for these clients plus my regular writing job. Nothing more. Not that I am complaining. It’s actually a good thing these requests are coming in. But I hope I can do something different for a change.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Another chick flick.
That was my first impression when I first saw the poster and teaser clips for (500) Days Of Summer. A gorgeous guy who has great taste in music, in the person of Joseph-Gordon Levitt, and the typical girl-next door who wears adorable vintage clothes, in the person of Zooey Deschanel pretty much are the common things a typical chick flick would have as ingredients.
But I was absolutely WRONG.
The trailers I've been seeing all over the Internet for the past couple of months made its chick flick impression. But Firstshowing.net’s author had been raving about this film the moment he saw its teaser January of this year. Come March, he even mentioned he was more excited to see the film than he was with Watchmen upon seeing its full trailer (the video above). Now wait a minute, did I misread that? A guy raving a movie that normally women would appreciate? Giving the readers a little background about the film being among the ones screened and highly commended at the Sundance Film Festival made sense of it all, which only means that the film itself is far from being sloppy.
I did a little bit of research and found out that this film was actually written in a guys perspective. Not the typical way of writing a love story, I thought. With all these background information about the film raised my expectation bar.
Opening the film with a story-teller that sounded like Zeus was a curious move. The more that it ended its first of the many narration segments with…
This is not a love story.
Well it’s part love story. There were kilig parts, but as the film’s tag line boasts – Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t – defeats the purpose of what love stories are like. I won’t be delving to much on the flow of the movie for this will be a spoiler post and you might kill me for doing so.
I instantly noticed the chemistry between Levitt and Deschanel. I find them both charming and smart and really easy to watch.
Tom Hansen (Levitt) and the way he looks at love made me wish I was the one he dedicates those mixtapes to. I can totally relate to Summer Finn’s (Deschanel) character not believing in love and everything that comes with it that is shown in typical love stories.
The whole movie is like a big book where pages are scattered on the floor. Where page (1) is just above page (368) and still make sense when you read them. Its a chaos but is still so connected that you would sit and watch even some of the dragging scenes to see how the story between Tom & Summer would commence; will he or will he not get what he thought was the girl of his dreams.
Have you heard the film's soundtrack? Ranging from the classic tunes of Hall & Oates and The Smiths to the contemporary sounds of bands and artists known in the Indie music scene like Regina Spektor, The Temper Trap, She & Him and Feist; I thought the songs featured on this film were brilliantly selected and helped a lot with its story telling.
I commend the black-and-white mini-movie sequences within the movie. It really added flare to the flick.
Tom’s dance sequence came in as a surprise and definitely was the cherry on top. I am officially in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (Call me.)
There are times when I was mad at Tom for wasting his time with someone who’s not seriously into him (yes, I am still hung up with the mixtapes not being appreciated). In this film, the guy filled in the shoes of what a typical role the girls usually play. As one scene stated, Tom was Nancy and Summer was Sid.
The girl is the villain and not the other way around.
I like that the film is written in a guy’s perspective, without the usual chick drama when it comes to dealing with heartbreak.
This Marc Webb masterpiece is an 9 out of 10 popcorns for me. 9 for the great script, plot, the vintage dresses Summer wore and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The 1 point is for the minimal snooze scenes that I wish wasn’t there.
I highly recommend you watch this film, especially the guys. This is definitely a flick that you and your girlfriend or gal pals would both enjoy.
Been working on my review for (500) Days Of Summer for three days now. Writing its parts was exhilarating because I will be sharing my thoughts about the film I’ve anticipated for months. I still need to research something about Blue Cross North Carolina and other details before I can truly concentrate on jotting down quotes and research for videos and pictures related to the movie. Better start now before I forget all the things I noted in my head.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Things to do before calling it a day:
- revise two sets of exams for the Part-Time job weekend. Yes, not one but two. I could see myself not being able to do this task until it’s only hours away before the said exam. Lazy bug. Shizzz.
- look for videos and audio files also for the weekend exam.
- write something about adhd in children for a client due on Friday. That and three others.
- clear my head, watch (500) Days of Summer for the 2nd time and take note of the things worth noting.
- drink milk.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Up Dharma Down is nominated at this year’s Junksounds Awards. South East Asia’s premiere regional music awards recognizes talents Singapore, Malaysia, India, and the Philippines.
And who else deserves to represent us than Armi, Ean, Pol and Carlos who collectively is up for two awards. Click on the image below to vote for the band as the Best Electronic/Fusion Act (Solo/Group) and their second album, Bipolar as Album of the Year.
Let’s help the guys (and gal ;P) to win these awards. I think you can vote as many times as you can as the site accepts 1 vote for each category per hour. So that’s 24 votes in one day :D.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Anyways, in other news. My blog is PayPerPost's Blog Of The Day. :D
Thank you, PayPerPost. :)