One hilarious mistake leads to another ! ! !

Toy Story 3 is set ten years after the second sequel and Andy's preparing for college. Most of his toys were either donated or put on a yard sale and only the special ones remained in his room.

Andy decided to take Woody with him while Buzz, Jesse and the others will be stored in the attic. Instead of putting the toys in the "Attic" box, he placed them in a trash bag, which his mom mistakenly thought as trash so she left them on the curb! The toys then thought that Andy no longer wants them and they decide to hop on the donation box heading to Sunny Side Day Care Center.

Woody tried to convince the toys that there has been a mix-up but they did not believe him. Woody left Sunny Side to return to Andy but he failed on his attempt and was found by Bonnie, a cute girl who stashes toys from Sunny Side and takes them to her room.

Sunny Side seems to be a haven for abandoned toys but it turns out to be a prison run by Lotzo, a bear that smells like strawberries. Lotzo despises new toys so he puts all new arrivals to the Caterpillar room, where the wild toddlers unknowingly torture them.

Andy's toys soon realized that everything that happened was a big misunderstanding so they tried to escape with Woody's help. Their goal now is to get back to Andy's room before he leaves the following morning.

Characters that caught my attention:

Woody – he has got to be one of the best PIXAR characters created. Both the animators and Tom Hanks did a great job in bringing this character to life!

Buzz (Spanish mode) – hilarious! I love his dance moves with Jesse on the ending credits.

Barbie and Ken – brings back my Childhood memories. Their "love" tandem is really funny!

Mr. Potato Head – he used a tortilla and a cucumber as his body! LoL!

Monkey with Cymbals –
scary!

Totoro – OMG! This is, I think, the first time that PIXAR incorporated an animé figure! Perhaps, they look up to Hayao Miyazaki-san too.

Bonnie – she is a very cute girl and is the female counterpart of Andy

Toy Story (created in 1995) is PIXAR's first feature film which also jump-started the 3D animation industry. Toy Story is also the first PIXAR film that had sequels. It has a very huge impact on animators around the globe. This pioneered 3D films but also almost ended the 2D films (as explained in the WALL-E special edition DVD). According to John Lasseter, it was not their intention to destroy 2D-films but they are encouraging other animators to accept new challenges, learn new things and improve the arts.

I give it :

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

“It’s Good to be Back ! ! !”

"The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces." — Yahoo Movies

I am avid fan of the prequel and I have long been waiting for the release of Iron Man 2. It was not as good as the former but I also didn't consider it as a waste of time and money.

As always, Robert Downey Jr. was awesome in playing the role of Tony Stark. He is still a likable @$$h0L3. I frequently laughed when he tries cracking some jokes or pretends that he's clueless of things. LoL! What i also liked about the first movie is that Tony Stark keeps discovering ways on how to "upgrade" the Iron Man suit and it's good to know that the learning experience is still present on the sequel.

I was a bit disappointed when they removed Terrence Howard but I have to say that Don Cheadle still managed to bring justice on War Machine's character. Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko (Whiplash) was also okay but his fight scene was a tad bit short and kinda lame. I like his accent a lot, though.

Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts is still a worry-wart over Tony, especially when she found out about his health condition. Scarlet Johansson playing the role of Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) came as a surprise to me. Since I was not a follower of the comic book, I didn't know that she's a part of S.H.I.E.L.D. … She kicks @$$ and I like her! Tee-hee~!

Jon Farveau
buffed up the role of Happy Hogan and he served as a comic relief most of the time. It was good, actually! Samuel Jackson also gave justice to Nick Fury and despite his uber-serious persona, I was still laughing whenever he converses with Tony Stark. Clark Gregg also reprised his role as Agent Phil Coulson from S.H.I.E.L.D. … What i like about this dude is that he's a poker face! He has that same somewhat-smiling-facial-expression and I couldn't tell whether he's really happy about something or he's pissed off at Tony Stark. LoL!

Iron Man 2 was shown in the Philippines on April 30 — a week earlier than its International Release date which is May 7. Although, most cinemas only have it in 2D. I'd like to watch it in 3D sometime soon!

I give it :

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Pet Dragons ! ! !

"A Viking teenager named Hiccup lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen's smarts and offbeat sense of humor don't sit too well with his tribe or its chief… who just happens to be Hiccup's father. However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other Viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down, and what started out as Hiccup's one shot to prove himself turns into an opportunity to set a new course for the future of the entire tribe." — Yahoo! movies

Mom, Popay and I watched "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3D. I somehow regret watching it in 3D because there was just a handful of special effects that really "popped out" … Although, in total, it was still a great film.

It was fun seeing the characters flying around and hovering over the ocean (it reminded me of the "One-hundred Mile Dash" cut-scene from The Incredibles). I was really focusing on the screen while Hiccup and Toothless learn from one another. Hiccup is like a NatGeo scientist going into a Crock territory trying to discover more about them. LoL!

Dreamworks has proven that not all their products are cr@p!

So far, I have two faves from Dreamworks. This one and Kung Fu Panda.

I give it :

=-

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

I just met you . . . and I love you ! ! !

UP

"Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life." === Yahoo Movies

It has been months since I anticipated the release of this film and I did not regret watching it twice on different occasions (Friday afternoon with my siblings then Saturday night with my boyfriend).

PIXAR NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE!!! This is their 10th consecutive wonder and might be another award-winning film from Pete Docter. Both the animation and the story are SUPERB!

The animation is crisp and clear, and they brought the lighting and texture effects to another level!!! I admire and envy their staff at the same time.

PIXAR brought the usual mix of contrasting characters to make the storyline interesting. I found it a bit odd that a 78-year old retired balloon maker and a 92-year old shamed explorer can still do so many things. IRL, men would be affixed in their wheelchairs already. I guess PIXAR just wants to convey that old age shouldn't be a hindrance to continue dreaming and living it.

I give it :

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Your Lair or Mine ? ? ?

"What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O'Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike's glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him." Yahoo Movies

At first, my boyfriend and I didn't want to watch the film because 1) Zack Efron looks gay and 2) any film containing Efron is cheezy and overrated. After some thinking, we decided to watch it since the story might be interesting – similar to Back to the Future.

Well, it's worth it!

There was never a dull moment. Each scene is a screw-up of the characters which gave hilarious outcomes!

What we liked most is Mike's bestfriend because he totally PWNS!!! Dada said "Nerds win in the long run." and I so AGREE!!!!

I give it :

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

A Major “Ocean” Picture ! ! !

"Based on the groundbreaking revelation that surfing was actually invented by penguins. In the film, a documentary crew will take audiences behind the scenes and onto the waves during the most competitive, heartbreaking and dangerous display of surfing known to man, the Penguin World Surfing Championship." — Yahoo Movies

I didn't even bother watching the film on the big screen because I was thinking that this is just another penguin movie and that it had senseless hip-hop contents… and I am SOOOOOOOO disappointed for thinking that way!

I watched it on HBO and it was really funny! I even bought a DVD copy and I can't stop laughing even after watching it several times! OMG! Cody has that teenage angst, Geek has the mentor's touch and Joe — well, he's one oblivious yet totally radical chicken! LoL!

It's rendered as a mocumentary so it made me think that I was watching those reality TV shows I learned to love. Everything looked spontaneous and I was very impressed of the voice actors (and the animators!).

The CGI is also AWESOME especially the waves~ Actually, I was pondering if they mixed the graphics with real photographs and videos. I'm not certain but it's so cool! The CGI can even tantamount or surpass Finding Nemo's!

The OST is also composed of alternative songs I love!

Truly unique from other 3D animation films I've seen in the past.


I give it :

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Old Dog, New Tricks ! ! !

"For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue – at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet – a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions – a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens and TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino – Bolt discovers he doesn't need superpowers to be a hero." — Yahoo Movies

An oblivious dog that doesn't know how to be a real dog; a pragmatic cat who teaches the oblivious dog how to become a real dog; matched with a boob tube addict hamster that has a strength of a dozen men!

OMG! I cannot stop laughing while watching the whole film! It is SUPERBLY HILARIOUS!!! LOL! LOL! LOL!

Hands down to Disney once again! I don't think that this film was produced by PIXAR but when I read reviews, I found out that some of the people behind this are part of PIXAR – no wonder it's "KABLAM~!!!"

"Let it begin ! ! ! LET IT BEGIN ! ! !" – Rhino

I give it :

Read and post comments | Send to a friend