Posts Tagged ‘American Movies’

rain147Ninja Assasin Chibi’s!! So freaking cute!

I get more and more excited for this movie every time I see my baby<33 I’m contemplating waiting until I can go to Delaware and see it because these motherfuckers up here don’t know how to behave in a movie theater, not-sorry to say.

Rainrainrainrain! I love youuuuuuuuuuu<3

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HOW DO YOU LIKE RAIN’S NEW HAIR?! (though he has had it several weeks and has done it before, teehee)

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RED LIGHT: ORPHAN SPOILERSI

I saw Orphan on Saturday night an mannnn was it good! It put G.I. who? to shame!!

As I said before, I was supposed to see Orphan last week but luckily enough for me I made my way to the theaters again this weekend and was able to see Orphan and it was soooo good! This time they had REAL actors who could actually act, Vera Farmiga¬† (I know her from Boy in the Striped Pajamas) and Peter Sarsgaard (if you don’t know him then you don’t know anyone) not to mention the kids who starred in the movie.

First of all I must they those kids are so awesome to be able to act to well at that age and the one little girl named Aryana Engineer who is the most precious little thing I’ve ever seen… she is absolutely adorable its ridiculous. Isabelle Fuhrman was the perfect Esther, the way she could act and seem cute and then her transition to the 33 year old woman you really believed it! She just got angry and seemed so much more mature so you actually bought the fact that she was supposed to be a 33 year old woman.

The ONLY quarrel I have with the movie, or something that could have been different is the fact that the father died. I mean, obivously she stabbed him to death, she stabbed him like 8 times but I don’t think she should have died. The reason is because the audience was with the Mother when she wanted to get rid of Esther, when she hated Esther, we hated Esther, but the father was always on Esther’s side; I believe that he never got a chance to ‘redeem’ himself so to speak because right after he realized that Esther was actaully bad, he was killed. Other than that, everything was perfect!

I give “Orphan” FIVE, YES FIVE, starfruit! 5 starfruit

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And if you haven’t checked out Orphan yet then do so ASAP!!

625 coatSo I was watching 1977 series, “Roots” based off of Alex Haley’s best-selling book, (I have no cable and the Roots series is over 9 hours… it’s a HUGE time filler ^__^)¬† and I was watching maybe the 4th or 5th episode and I noticed something interesting….

Anyway, some background information: that man up there is a slave owner (played by Robert Reed from the Brady Bunch!) and he is also a doctor and he was checking out the slave Toby (who had been brought from Africa about 14 years before and whose real name is Kunta Kente). Since he was an African and always had known freedom before he was snatched by slave catchers, he was always apt to running away. This was Kunta’s 3rd attempt in running away and the slave catchers got tired of it, and you know what they did???

THEY CHOPPED OFF HIS FOOT!!

Crazy right?! And naturally back then during the mid-1700’s, they didn’t have many medicines (penicillin wasn’t even discovered until the late 1800’s) so basically they just gave him natural medicines, elevated the foot and tried to stop the blood flow.

The point of this post is, when Mr. Brady Dr./Master Reynolds stood up from trying to look at Kunta, I couldn’t help but admire his coat! I also realized that this 18th and 19th century style of clothing is a big inspriation to Rain’s line Six-to-Five. I made a picture comparison of the 2 coats and now I know they are not EXACTLY alike, but you can tell that Rain’s line is strongly inspired by 18th and 19th century style American/European clothing.

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625 coat-2What do you think… did Rain take some cues from traditional Western clothes?

PS The picture says “Simba’s mom” because thats the actress that does the voice of Simba’s mom from “The Lion King”! Madge Sinclair!

gi joeSo I went to see G.I. Joe last night (after having some delicious Kalbi<3) and man was it good! We were actually supposed to see Orphan but it started at 1045 and we didnt get to the theater until 11, where our 2nd option movie was to see G.I. Joe. Well, naturally I knew about Lee Byung Hun being in it, so that made me excited and I kept yelping out in the car, “I can’t wait to see Lee Byung Hun!!”

Anywho, we saw the movie and naturally from the start it was serious action. I felt that the movie was a little too loud and also a bit too much action to the point where it was hard to see what was going on and understand what was going on. The plot was very weak (trying to stop some warheads from blowing shit up…typical, right?) as was the screenplay; a lot of the lines were very “line-y”, or “punchline-y” I should say, which was very corny. Things like, “Try this missile on for size” and “That redhead is really starting to piss me off *que woman vs. woman battle*.

Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller are both very mediocre actors (Channing Tatum being more on the “Acting for Dummies” end) and I think that casting could have been better… ANYONE but Channing Tatum and perhaps Rosario Dawson instead of Sienna. Marlon Wayan’s was great and I was happy to see model-turned actress Rachel Nichols (she’s starting to get a lot of parts these days, and this was her first big blockbuster, I believe).

Anyway, onto the man of the hour, Lee Byung Hun! He was so cool in that movie and he played a bad guy, which is always memorable. I’m happy to say he had a significant part and significant lines in the movie and also he did NOT speak in Engrrish! He spoke very well, clearly and you could tell that he understood what he way saying. AND—he even took his shirt off! I was like, “HOT DAMN! BABY’S BEEN WORKING OUT!” Byung-hun is all tan and everything too… I loved it!

I’m gonna give this one 4-starfuit! 4 starfruits

Please go see this movie and support Lee Byung Hun! I know this movie will put him on the map! I think this will along with Ninja Assasin will help open up more and more doors as asian actors continually take leading roles!

rain NAI gotta say I like this better than the other one!

It’s definitely more intense and I’m so happy to say that all the reviews Ninja Assasin is getting has been good! There was this video of soem producers from another film, but they saw Ninja Assasin at Comicon and were highly praising it calling it “the bloodiest movie of the year” and how they really loved the movie.

This is going to put rain on the map!

“Fear not the weapon, but the hand that wields it”

Fierce!

ninja assasinOMG! The day I’ve been waiting my whole life for… for SO LONG has finally come and it’s here the Ninja Assasin trailer is here OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!! Let’s rejoice all!

The critiques from the pre-screening of this movie have all been good and I can’t wait because I’m sure this will be Rain’s big break into the US scene! I hope he stays and actor because he is so good at it… people will see him in this movie and then everyone is goin gto want to hire him and he is going to put asian men on another level with him coming out and being all sexy like he is!!!!

whew.

That was a mouth full.

With me, it’s impossible not to be bias when it comes to Rain… but this looks good! I just wished they had him in the trailer more what the heckity heck?! It’s his movie he needs to be shirtless in every other frame, I demand it!

Anyway, without further ado, here is the long-awaited Ninja Assasin trailer!

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So… I was in the forums on allkpop and found these pictures that were taken by a mother (I think?) who noticed her daughter getting into Disney princesses and wondered what problems those women might face today.

I can totally relate to this princess thing, considering I remember wanting to be Princess Jasmine myself… but I remember a couple weeks ago, my niece was literally screaming her head off because we took her out of this poofy, pink dress because she had to put on pajamas and all she kept screaming was, “I WANNA BE A PRETTY PRINCESS!!! I WANNA BE A PRETTY PRINCESS!!”

Here is what the mother said about these pictures:

“The project was inspired by my observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney’s Fairy tales. As a new mother I have been able to get a close up look at the phenomenon of young girls fascinated with Princesses and their desire to dress up like them. The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one. The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess.

As a young girl, growing up abroad, I was not exposed to Fairy tales. These new discoveries lead to my fascination with the origins of Fairy tales. I explored the original brothers Grimm’s stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.”