Wednesday, November 9, 2011

buzz worthy: TWELVE

It is all about want. No one needs anything here. It is about when you wake up in the morning and the snow is already coming down and its bright between the buildings where the sun falls. But already dark where the shadows are. And its all about want. What do you want? Because if you don't want something you got nothing. You are a drift. You're washed away and then buried under the snows and shadows. And when in the spring the snow melts, no one will remember where you were frozen and buried. And you will no longer be anywhereThese were the lines that struck me most while watching the movie, TWELVE.

Directed by Joel Schumacher, this film talks about drug addiction, violence, sex and all vices there is in a life of a wealthy teenager plus their own family drama and teen angst. It stars Chace Crawford as White Mike who once was a wealthy teenager but now struggling to earn a living by being a drug dealer. Also stars 50 Cent, Emma Roberts, Philip Ettinger, Emily Meade and Kiefer Sutherland as the film's narrator (whom I didn't recognize his voice until I research about this film). All the actors did a great job in portraying their different characters bringing the 'lifestyles of the rich and the famous' to life. Why the title TWELVE? It is because of the name of the addictive drug cocktail, Twelve, in which the movie revolves around wherein White Mike's cousin tried to sell it around town and then gets killed, and one of rich young girl will do anything even giving up her virginity to have a another taste of it. Better not to spoil the movie plot here, go watch it yourself :D

Twelve was released August of last year and I just watched it only recently. I do have a lot of movie marathons to follow. What interest me in this movie is the way the characters were presented and how each of their lives are intertwined with each other. The storyline is quite interesting. Yes, it does have that typical gun shooting and killing since it involves drugs so its not good for types of audiences, children beware. Watch the climax at the end where it all boils down to a shooting spree. Who gets killed and who doesn't? That's for you to find out. 

movie poster taken here

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

halloween movie pick: COMING SOON

Matapos ang The Ring at The Grudge, heto naman ang isang asian film na hindi nagpatulog sa akin dahil ilang beses din dumalaw sa panaginip si Shomba. Sa sobrang dalas kong mapanaginipan si Shomba, siya na yata ang dream girl ko, hekhekhek.

Coming Soon is a Thai horror film which stars Singer Worrakarn Punch Rotjanawatchra, Sakulrath Thomas, and Chantavit Dhanasevi, in the directorial debut for Sophon Sakdaphisit, co-writer of Thai films "Shutter" and "Alone" (credits to wikipedia for this and the movie poster, ang hirap kasi ng mga pangalan nila). Nagustuhan ko din ang Shutter dahil sa kakaibang twist sa kwento nito lalo na yung multo na nakasakay sa balikat mo. Parehong grupo din pala ang gumawa nito kaya naman iba kung manakot, iba talaga ang mga asian horror films pagdating sa takutan :D
Ang kwento ay umiikot sa isang horror movie din na binalak piratahin ni lead actor at irecord ito sa kanyang cam. Nagsimula ang kababalaghan at katatakutan habang pinapalabas ang pelikula at pawang ang mga eksena dito ay nangyayari din sa kanya. Magulo na yata ang synopsis ko, basta panoorin nyo to ng masindak at magulat kay Shomba. Pagtiyagaan lamang magbasa ng subtitles para maintindihan ang buong istorya, wala pa yatang naka-dub version nito.

Kung isa kang fan ng mga asian horror films, malamang nasa listahan mo na ang Coming Soon. Kung hindi mo pa napapanood ito, wag ng magpahuli at tiyaking may kasamang manood, hehehe..