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– I saw an anime for the first time on the big screen today! It was English-subbed too, and the subs were, well, huge and easy to read! xD

My fellow Filipino blogger, usagijen, kindly invited me to watch the 2006 anime film Toki o Kakeru Shōujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall as part of the J-Pop Anime Matsuri hosted by the Embassy of Japan, which in turn is part of the Eiga Sai 2008 brought to us by the Japan Foundation – Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the UP Film Institute.

Watch the trailer

So, anyway, here’s a quick 411 on Toki o Kakeru Shōujo…

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The Dark Knight

I saw it
– when:  21 Jul 2008
– where: Theater
– why:  Batman is my favorite comic book superhero and I ❤ Christian Bale ever since I saw him on Little Women . ^_^

EDIT: (07/22/2008.) I’m already tired and sleepy, so I’m too lazy to write my usual, sort of full-length movie review at the moment. I’ll just edit this tomorrow or sometime this week. Anyway, for the meantime, here’s my super short and mini Batman review…

Synopsis: With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. (from Yahoo! Movies)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.

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I saw it
– when: 11 Jul 2007
– where: Theater
– why: I’m an avid Harry Potter reader. I’ve read the books and I’ve watched the films. 🙂

Synopsis:  As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It’s been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero’s non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief–or will it?
(from http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808475612/details)

*** Warning: May contain spoilers ***

Thoughts / Review:
This is a much darker film than the rest of the Harry Potter film series. If you think the previous Goblet of Fire was dark, this one’s even more so. Harry’s older, stronger, and has more worries now that Voldemort has returned in the wizarding world and is gathering his dark forces. Intensity and tension starts immediately with the story kicking off where the Dementors are loose in the muggle world, sucking out the happiness from Harry and his cousin, Dudley.
 

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Transformers

I saw it…
– when: 3 July 2007
– where: Theater
– why:  I’m a fan of Shia LeBeouf, I’m familiar with the Transformers when I was a kid and the trailer looked good.

 

Synopsis: For centuries, two races of robotic aliens — the Autobots and the Decepticons — have waged a war, with the fate of the universe at stake. When the battle comes to Earth, all that stands between the evil Decepticons and ultimate power is a clue held by young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). An average teenager, Sam is consumed with everyday worries about school, friends, cars and girls. Unaware that he alone is mankind’s last chance for survival, Sam and his friend Mikaela (Megan Fox) find themselves in a tug of war between the Autobots and Decepticons. With the world hanging in the balance, Sam comes to realize the true meaning behind the Witwicky family motto – “No sacrifice, no victory!”
(from http://www.movieweb.com/movies/film/11/3311/synopsis.php)

Genre: Action/adventure, science fiction/fantasy and adaptation.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.
Running time: 2 hrs and 20 mins.

Thoughts / Review:   Two words… Simply. Awesome.

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My first review in my LJ (imported here to wordpress)! I managed to see Pirates last night with my brother. What follows is merely my personal thoughts/opinion about the film. Hopefully, this will be followed by a few more of reviews on movies, tv shows, anime, books, etc. that I’ve seen and such.

I saw it…
– when: 23 May 2007
– where: Theater
– why: I’ve seen the previous 2 films and wanted to see what happens next. I simply am charmed by the character Capt. Jack Sparrow (awesome Johnny Depp performance) .

Synopsis: Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) are allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones’ locker, while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle, as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way, hangs in the balance.
(from http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808713062/details)

Genre: Action/adventure. adaptation, sequel.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images.
Running time: 2 hrs and 45 mins.

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