Despicable Me – (8/ 10)

13 02 2011

Once again, here’s a movie that’ll tickle your funny bones. I personally find this satisfying to watch since all the characters are all different and unique in their own little ways. It may be targeted towards the younger audiences but it does not in any way alienate the more mature crowd. As a result, it is considered as one of the animated hits of 2010 trailing behind the Toy Story and Shrek installments.

This is a story about Gru, who delights in everything evil & wicked, plans on stealing the moon. Along the way he met three orphaned girls ( Margo, Edith and Agnes) who have found something in him that no one else did:  a father.  Gru brushes them aside but eventually develops a plan to achieve his goal and decides to adopt them to be used in his schemes – and here’s where all the chaos & fun begins.

Despicable Me” will easily draw you into the story and I can’t emphasize that enough. It often times deal with inner emotions that struggles to get out, somehow transcending other movies that tackle the same themes, with ease. Thankfully, there were a lot of fun-filled scenes that never fail to amuse.

Gru's ever so loyal minions, they're so cute I want one!

This very heart-warming film boasts of good storytelling techniques that will make you feel good until the very end.  Not to mention all the characters are likeable, but it’s not automatically though. Steve Carell did a brilliant job in breathing life into the character  of Gru. All the others did very well also but none managed to outshine the lead of course. Well maybe except one – her royal cuteness Agnes. You’ll tend to like them as the story progresses. Oh and did I already tell you how cute and funny Gru’s minions are?! They are a standout if I must say. Loyal with a wild sense of humor, they’ll surely part of the formula that made this movie successful. It may not be at the top of the list but if you’re feeling down & low then this is a perfect movie to help boost the mood & get that decent laugh… 😉

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Photos courtesy of Worst Previews & Hollywood News





Is is just me of did Joey De Leon had a guest stint in Britain’s Next Top Model?!

14 11 2009

Tell me, what’s your initial reaction?

My guess is, we had the same “gasping” moment…

It’s downright freakin’ weird alright…

I happen to be watching an episode of Britain’s Next Top Model when all of a sudden I saw a person who closely resembles a top comedian in the Philippines (except for the mole of course…)

They look alike so much right? I’m even half convinced that with those features, the are really connected in a way. Soulmates?! Nah, maybe long lost twins

Nevertheless, it’s still amazing that two people from very different worlds and backgrounds look very similar. VERY VERY similar. The first time I saw Hilary, I was ecstatic because I really thought it was Joey De Leon wearing a girlie outfit and faking a British accent. I even asked  myself, “What the heck is Joey up to in this English show? Why’d they taken him as a guest?” But reality soon sank in and I knew I wasn’t watching an impersonator of Joey but a real-life look-alike!

They have more similarities than just the facial aspects; both are in the entertainment industry. Joey’s a veteran comedian in the country and Hilary’s a fashion diva in Britain. Incidentally, both can be also attributed as the “life of the party”. And what do people wear when they have poor eyesight? Eyeglasses! And it looks like they each have a pair.

Come to think of it, if they star on their own movie or guessed on a TV show, what appropriate show or movie would come to your mind first?

Me? … I guess I’ll settle with a QTV show entitled “Reunions”…

Oh and one more thing, have you ever watched Joey in his crazy stint as a gay talk show host of NUTS ENTERTAINMENT ala THE VIEW? Remember his voice back then, try and imagine as if it were Hilary’s and you got a very entertaining icon! Imagine, two people from two different television channels and countries, looked as if they were just one person or came from the same family tree …Thanks to mother nature’s theory or spectacle in this evolutionary path whatever blah blah, you get the point right? …

Basta, para silang magkapamilya! No offense meant kapuso! … 😉

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Wow Mali returns via TV5!

8 03 2009

 

When you thought Wow Mali’s history…

 

Think again …

 

Because Wow Mali is back on TV! …

 

 

 

 

 

 

I remember this show way back in grade school. It’s like the local version of international TV  shows “Just Kidding” and “Just For Laughs”, hosted by Joey de Leon. I personally don’t like him, but well since I like show and he’s part of it… well, what the heck…

 

Anyway, part of the episode I just watched was shot here in Baguio… and the female accomplice by Wow Mali seemed very familiar…

 

The show’s great till its closing segment. The visuals looked very vivid and crisp. I guess the chroma key-ing of the background , against a dimly-lit set in the previous versions, added to dynamism of Wow Mali… now it looks more lively and fast-paced for some reason…

 

The addition of going around the Philippines to draw unscripted responses from innocent bystanders is impressive compared to just focusing on Manila alone…

 

 It was also great to watch celebrities “Wow-malied”… just like the old days… it’s what always gets me rolling on the floor laughing…

 

If Wow Mali’s crew and heads continue to improve the show, it’s undeniably going to rate high, especially taking into consideration, TV5’s strong holdings on the ratings game nowadays (placing 3rd consistently against ABS-CBN and GMA) …

 

Who knows, since there’s no current show similar to Wow Mali, maybe the rival networks could even be brewing something to topple Wow Mali if ever the latter becomes a threat…

 

“sana lang walang gayahan… tulad ng ‘VICTIM’, kung naaalala niyo po yun… “

 

Shake mo TV mo! …

 

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