WANNA CHANGE COZ OF JUANA CHANGE

Saw Juana C. The Movie on its last showing date (giving way to the new Superman movie…which was sad) last night.

It was an interesting movie which tackled many socio-political aspects of everday Filipino life. I was disappointed though.

Disappointed that not a lot of Pinoys were able to watch it. (I guess most would rather watch foreign films, and it only ran for a week in the cinemas)

It’s pretty interesting how it showed the raw and ugly side of political corruption in the country in a funny parody. But while I was watching it I can’t laugh at scenes that were supposed to be funny. I couldn’t laugh because at the back of my mind there’s a voice telling me “Crap, this is how it really is…”

It is difficult to condense so many ideas in a short movie, but Juana C was able to do it. It wasn’t flawless, but the entirety of the message was there. I specially liked the Super Supreme Connections Manager. She was a natural for that role. Sophisticated bitch. Loved her to bits.

Kudos to Juana Change (Mae Paner) and Director Jade Castro for a great job on this movie. A great way to push for social awareness. Now if there’s one superhero flick you should have watched this year, it was this one.

NEW YEAR CAME EARLY

New year is all about second chances. A chance for a clean slate and a new beginning.

Last night I was able to catch the advanced screening of New Year’s Eve thanks to Pizza Hut being one of the sponsors. It was nice to be able to attend advanced screenings again. This time not as a media partner, but as a sponsor. Coolness.

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It is a pretty cool film. Heartwarming and very light with just the right amount of cheesiness and tear jerking moments. Following the success of Valentine’s Day, the movie follows the lives of various people around New Year’s Eve in the ever exciting city of New York.
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SUPER 8

Super 8 is not a band of eight kids who turned into superheroes. Super 8 only stars six kids. Six kids who happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time while filming an amateur zombie short film.

Super 8 is not the title of the film the kids were filming. It is actually a brand of film developed by Kodak.

Super 8 is not great. Super 8 is AWESOME!

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The movie combines suspense, mystery, action, drama, and comedy all in one flick. It makes you love an alien monster. It makes you want to be a stupid kid again. It makes you want to miss the 60s and all the potheads.

The train crash scene really got me on the edge of my seat! All the explosions, the adrenaline, it was one of the best train explosion scenes I have ever seen. Then again you don’t get a lot of train explosion scenes in movies.

It is a perfect father’s day film as it explores the relationship between dads and their kids. It is a cool coming of age movie that is made colorful by a monstrous multi-limbed alien with puffy dog eyes, lots and lots of explosions (not to mention a pyromaniac kid), and of course a cliched but really funny amateur film in the end credits (yes, you have to watch the film until the ending credits to see the film the kids made).

This film isn’t as mind boggling as the other movies of Abrams, but it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside after seeing it. So I’m good with it. Besides, I’m tired of seeing movies where aliens are always the bad guys. I’m just a sucker for misunderstood “villains”. Issues…

By the way, I just love the perks of my job. Sigh…