I divulge my being a lazy-assed movie-goer. I missed a damn whole lot, including the much anticipated Superman. Superfreakinman. Yes. I missed it. But in an uncharacteristic behavior, I was inclined to watch three movies this week, four if I get to watch another one tonight. Well, not that I spent a lot...um, at all. Thanks to the folks who sedulously upload movies on youtube. It's just amazing, don't you think? Hehe. I watched 2/3 of my moviefest via it, and it's obviously in my most comfort. Good grace!
First up, on a rainy Monday afternoon, I went to see The Descent. Initially, I didn't really want to go, but with my brother's persistence, I just couldn't withstand. I'm honestly a coward when it comes to supernatural things, let alone monstrous human-eating humanoids, so the movie indeed scared me, and didn't make me feel good about sleeping that same night.
Then we're off to the youtube marathon. Obviously, the idea of sitting on the couch infront of your computer is already tranquilizing, but it's even more than that when you're actually seeing a product of Asian craftsmanship. Dubai was as predictable as can be though, but the actors made up for the lack of creativity in its plot. Watching the trailer was like watching the entire feature itself. I may be a little critical, but that's what I thought of it. However though, the authenticity of events shown in the movie truly reflects the masses, hence it's overpowering success in overseas countries which embody Filipino workers. Having a mother who had gone through the exact same pain and sacrifice, I was genuinely touched by certain dramatic scenes, so it wasn't really that bad after all. Il Mare, on the other hand, is totally the opposite of predictability. The idea of the movie itself is stupefying, and it gets even better as it advances. The acting was not even close to being over-the-top, it was just right on, despite the atypical storyline. I recommend this to people who are suckers for romantic tearjerkers.
If I didn't make sense enough, go HERE to read my extended opinions about these movies.
On another topic... It's no secret that I'm a huge sports junkie, especially of those which comprise a number of papables (as a dear friend calls them). Rogers Cup is currently in progress, and I can't hate myself less for missing Rafael Nadal's first two matches. Gaaaah!
Anyway, I'm off to Frisco in a few hours. At last, I'm going somewhere else, hahaha. Will be back with whatever I can gather for a chika, and a review of what could be the next movie I'm going to see. Have a great weekend, everyone. Be safe!