Friday, April 30, 2010

Fmovie - Moments of Love (2006)

She lives in the past, he lives in the present, ..can love defy the bound of time?

In a sleepy lakeside town, time curves for two people to meet and part. In the end, all that is left are their Moments of Love.

Again, I had a really hard time finding movie stills on Moments of Love, just like I did with Eternity

I saw Eternity and Moments of Love back-to-back. Both are good in their own ways but it was Moments of Love won!

Moments of Love is has the same storyline of the two Korean movies, Il Mare and Ditto. Communicating with someone from the past/future in some kind of way. Very unexplainable.

Whether or not, how unrealistic it is. I still loved the movie. The acting is amazing. I already saw both Dingdong and Iza from Eternity but gosh, they have sizzling chemistry in this movie. And they are rarely shown together!

I officially want to see more Filipino movies

Fmovie - Eternity (2006)

Photos - Google
Synopsis - Filipino Movie Rentals

Eternity is an epic romance about a pair of star-crossed lovers Crisanto (Dingdong Dantes) and Milagros (Iza Calzado) and how true love transcends different lifetimes. In the face of family hostilities and atrocities, the two continue to fight for their love until the bitter end.

Cholo (Mark Herras) and Maegan (Jennylyn Mercado) are two different people with different backgrounds, finding each other as if by fate. It’s as if they’ve known each other all their lives! But the young lovers’ romance is thwarted by their respective families’ deep-rooted dislike for each other.

Will history repeat itself? Or will love finally conquer all the odds this time around?

Wow, I have such a hard time finding stills for this movie!!! I'm too lazy to make caps so I decided to find pictures of the four main stars.

My Pinay friend is awesome. We both have been trading movies. She suggested that I started to watch a few of her favorite Filipino movies. Why not? So she sent me two Filipino movies to watch. Although Eternity is not the first Filipino movie I've seen, it definitely is the first one that was recommended to me.

The first Filipino movie I've seen was Cavite. That's only because the Bollywood (Hindi) remade it. The Bollywood title is Aamir. Read my comparisons here at my Indian Cinema blog.

Filipino men are hot.

Dingdong Dantes. I don't love his name but his looks and acting make up for it! He is one of the most popular Filipino stars! He is famous for his acting and good looks.

See, he is a model too. Just check out the pic...

Iza Calzado is just simply breathtaking, just so gorgeous. She gave me a JLo vibe. She made her Hollywood debut in The Echo, which is a remade of her Filipino movie, Sigaw.

I like her acting and want to see more of her.

Then there's the other lead star, Mark Herras. He's attractive in his own ways and has a youthful look to him.

I adored his character on screen. Acting wise, I cannot say I would want to see more of him but I wouldn't mind.

Lastly, the other heroine of the film, Jennylyn Mercado. I really adore her. Not only is she gorgeous, she was the best, to me, out of everyone in the movie.

I started to read more about Jennylyn. From Wikipedia, I read about her real life scandals and struggles. Because of all that, I like her even more!! She is also a wonderful singer!

I love this pic of Mark & Jennylyn. They used to date too

I think I love movies too much. I already watch too many. Now add Filipino movies :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

IRIS - Best Korean drama ever!!!!!!!!

Photos & Synopsis - Asian Media Wiki

Two elite National Security System (NSS) agents, Hyeong-Jun (Lee Byung-Hun) and Sa-Woo (Jeong Jun-Ho), who were sworn blood brothers, both fall for fellow agent Seung-Hee (Kim Tae-Hee). Sa-Woo attempts to suppress his feelings for Seung-Hee and wishes the couple the best.

Hyeon-Jun is then sent off on a solo mission to Hungary. In Hungary, Hyeon-jun accomplishes his mission and while in escape mode becomes wounded. Shortly later, Hyeon-jun finds out that he was betrayed by fellow agent Sa-woo. Seung-Hee attempts to help Hyeon-Jun escape, but a car explosion separates the two and both are misled to believe that the other person are dead. Hyeon-Jun is then saved by an unknown voice and learns of the secret society "IRIS".

One year later, Hyeon-Jun returns to Korea to seek revenge. During this time, the two Koreas are set to reunify, while the group "IRIS" are intent on stopping the reunification.

Those who know me, I am very picky and selective when it comes to watching Korean dramas. I hate sappy, lovey-dovey stories.

I was hesitate to watch Iris first because I found it was a drama, not a movie. However, I thought, why not? It has T.O.P. I love Big Bang.

Oh. My. Freaking. Goodness. From the first episode, I was hooked!!!!!

Going into watching Iris for T.O.P., I came out a Lee Byung Hun fan!! For those who do not know, he is in the Hollywood movie, G.I. Joe.

On top of that, the first ever female girl crush from any movies/dramas is Kim Tae Hee. I love her character! She is gorgeous and strong. Love how she stood by her man and didn't fall for anyone else!

The other supporting casts were great too. Kim So Yeon had the better character/role but it was Hyeong-Jun & Seung-Hee's love that conquered it all for me.

I must watch again! That's how much I looooove it!!! I don't think I could love any other dramas as much as this. I was not bored at all with any episodes...and that's rare.

Tmovie - Ong Bak 2 (2008)

Photos - Google
Synopsis - Amazon

From the moment the crocodile leaps out of the muddy water, you know you’re in for some dynamic entertainment. What will surprise you is just how sweeping, inventive, and even beautiful this Thai martial arts movie can be. The plot of Ong Bak 2 is basic: A young prince sees his parents murdered by a usurping tyrant. Under the tutelage of a bandit chief, the boy grows up to be an astonishing fighter who sets out to take revenge. (There’s no need to see Ong Bak before seeing this film; the only thing they have in common is their star.) What lifts it above the ordinary are aggressive camera-work, acrobatic action sequences, and moments of dazzling, hypnotic loveliness (such as the Thai dance scene, shot with a stunning visual symmetry that falls somewhere between Busby Berkeley and Stanley Kubrick). And above all, there is Tony Jaa, who stars as the adult prince and co-directed. Jaa is one of those virtuosic physical performers--like Bruce Lee but also like Fred Astaire--who seem to channel some divine energy through human flesh. Not only is he is a peak athlete; he has a vulnerable, soulful charisma, which has nothing to do with acting ability but makes someone supremely watchable on film. Ong Bak 2 is not kitsch or camp; it has the over-the-top romanticism that Western audiences sometimes resist--but if you surrender to it, Ong Bak 2 is a rich, rewarding movie experience. --Bret Fetzer

Best Tony Jaa film. Seriously. The storyline is amazing. He isn't trying to get back a statue or elephant. Can *not* wait for part 3!

I kinda wish the title would be something different than Ong Bak because it definitely is NOT a sequel.

Cmovie - Running on Karma/Muscle Man (2003)

Synopsis - Fandango
Photos - Google

"Big" (Andy Lau of Infernal Affairs, wearing a gargantuan prosthetic muscle suit) is a competition weight lifter and part-time male stripper. One night while dancing at a strip club, Big responds to the frantic exhortations of a comely patron (Cecilia Cheung) and strips completely naked. Unfortunately for Big, she turns out to be Detective Li, and she promptly busts him for indecent exposure. Worse yet, a murder has just taken place in the office above the club, and when Big tries to escape his minor charge, he's caught by the cops and questioned in connection with the murder. Detective Li helps him get out of the jam, and he, in turn, helps her track down the elusive killer. Li develops a romantic interest in Big, but he seems to want to avoid her. Pressed to explain himself, he eventually reveals his bizarre and tragic past. Big was a kung fu monk until a woman friend of his was murdered years ago, sending him into an uncontrollable rage, during which he inadvertently killed a sparrow. After meditating over the bird's corpse for a long time, Big developed the ability to "see karma." He can look at any animal (including people) and see what they did in their past lives. When he looks at Detective Li, he sees that in a former life she was a brutal Japanese soldier who murdered many. Even though she's a good person, she still carries that soldier's karma, and Big believes she'll eventually have to die for his crimes. Despite his misgivings, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the persistent young cop. Running on Karma was directed by the team of Johnny To and Wai Ka-fai (PTU). The film was shown at the 2004 edition of Subway Cinema's New York Asian Film Festival.

Check out Andy Lau.

I really enjoyed the movie. The ending was a bit rushed. Cecilia didn't quite fit the role, to me. She looks too pretty for the role.