Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin (Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig) in Theatres on November 30, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Average Rating: 3.6/5
Like the Movie: 87% (n=46)

Like to See the Movie: 85% (n=20,516)


"A thoroughly enjoyable old-fashioned adventure." - Alex Zane, Sun Online

"109 minutes of straight-up action-adventure, Indiana Jones-style, gorgeously rendered in mo-capped 3D and staged with typical brio and top-notch craftsmanship by Spielberg." - Eugene Novikov, Film Blather

""The Adventures of Tintin" is full of laughs, and contains some of the best animation ever put up on the big screen." - Cole Smithey,

"Spielberg and Jackson will have no trouble selling the sequel to us as they have captured our imaginations with a serviceable Tintin introduction." - Lisa Giles-Keddie,

"It's hard to imagine how Belgian creator Herge would be anything other than thrilled." - Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express

"Only the combined forces of director Steven Spielberg and computer-generated 3D animation could create such a spectacle." - Grant Rollings, Sun Online

"There are breathtaking chases, cliff-hanging suspense and fearless derring-do, all of which give the action the same giddy, helter-skelter dash Spielberg brought to Raiders of the Lost Ark." - Jason Best, Movie Talk

"It's an unusual way to bring a childhood thing to life, to make a movie that contains no life." - Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray

"Famously, Hergé said that Spielberg was the only director capable of successfully bringing his creation to the big screen. That probably remains true. But this film hasn't done it." - Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

"This is the ugliest film ever made." - Antonia Quirke, Financial Times

Movie Info

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. -- (C) Official Site

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Written By: Hergé, Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish

Distributor: Paramount

Jamie Bell (Tintin)
Andy Serkis (Captain Haddock)
Daniel Craig (Red Rackham)
Nick Frost (Thompson Twin)
Simon Pegg (Thompson Twin)
Toby Jones (Silk)
Daniel Mays (Allan)
MacKenzie Crook (Tom)
Gad Elmaleh (Ben Salaad)
Joe Starr (Barnaby)
Cary Elwes


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daniel Radcliffe in a Horror Movie Plus His First Adult Movie Role "The Woman In Black (2012)"

The Woman in Black (2012)

Like to See the Movie: 91% (n=4,986)

Movie Info

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent. -- (C) Hammer

Rated: PG-13

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense

Directed By: James Watkins

Written By: Susan R. Hill, Jane Goldman

Distributor: CBS Films

Daniel Radcliffe
Ciarán Hinds
Janet McTeer
Shaun Dooley
David Burke
Liz White
Lucy May Barker


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Feet Two (Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt) in Theatres on November 23, 2011

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Rating: 3.7/5
Like the Movie: 67% (n=11,814)

Rating: 2.8/5
Like the Movie: 43% (n=72)


"97 minutes of nonstop joy." - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

"The animation remains impressive, and there are some very funny moments, courtesy of the talented cast. But fans of the original will want to lower their expectations." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

"The animation is as eye-popping as ever, but Happy Feet Two's narrative is too noisily incoherent to recapture the Oscar-winning charm of its predecessor." -

"Happy Feet was one of the greatest and most original animated films, but the sequel can't even decide what it's about for the first 40 minutes." - Kyle Smith, New York Post

"The gotta-move protagonist of the first animated, Antarctica-set feature -- a misfit young Emperor penguin named Mumble -- returns for the sequel. Only this time he's all grown up... and a lot less fun." - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"For all the noise and flapping, the movie, like its heroes, remains flightless." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"If it weren't for the comic relief provided by Will and Bill, tiny shrimplike crustaceans known as krill and voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, this would be a forbidding return to Antarctica indeed." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Movie Info

Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven-a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's "guts and grit" as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals-to put things right. -- (C) Warner Bros

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.

Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Art House & International

Directed By: George Miller

Written By: George Miller

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Elijah Wood (Mumble)
Robin Williams (Lovelace, Ramon)
Hank Azaria (The Mighty Sven)
Brad Pitt (Will the Krill)
Matt Damon (Bill the Krill)
Hugo Weaving (Noah the Elder)
Pink (Gloria)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Free Admission to the "Ika-23 Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video" from November 22 - 25, 2011

Ika-23 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video
CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)
November 22 (Tuesday) - 25 (Friday), 2011

Competition categories are: Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation. All works submitted to the competition are independent works.

Cash prizes will be given to winners of the different categories (1st Prize, 25,000; 2nd Prize-15,000 and 3rd Prize, 10,000). Special Awards will be given for Best Regional Entry and Best Entry for/on/by Children. Recipients of the Special Awards will also be given cash prizes of P15,000 each. Honorable mention may be awarded by the jury.

Winners of the competition will be announced in the awards ceremony on November 25 (Friday) at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. All entries to the competition will be screened during the Festival week from November 22 (Tuesday) - 25 (Friday) at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

Admission is Free!

Schedule of Screening

November 22, 2011 (Tuesday)

Short Feature Programme 1 (2 hrs 02 mins)
10:00 AM
123 by Carlo G. Obispo
364 by Rolson Chester G. Ilao
3four by Anne Christabel de Leon
AbE by Charles Aaron Salazar
Agaw by Ronnie Sapinoso
Alibi by Perry Escaño
Apuhap by Geza Jayson, Paulle Olivenza
Awit ni Maria by Nica Santiago
Baby by Carl Joseph E. Papa

Documentary Programme 1 (2 hrs 4 mins)
1:00 PM
Amianan by Byron Bryant
As Told by the Butterflies by Nawruz Paguidopon
Man’s Best Friend by Camille Alamares

Short Feature Programme 2 (2 hrs 6 mins)
3:30 PM
Bago Magwakas by Epoy Deyto
Balasa by Naoki Mengua
Barbie by Federick Peradilla
BJ by Donnie T. Sacueza
Blackout by Don Henry Abe
Buhay Muna (Life First) by Alvaro Eduardo
Condom by Michael Castillo
Dadi by Ilsa Malsi
Dahil sa 'Yo by Gym Lumbera
Dear Doubt by Vanessa Balagapo, Daphne Oliveros, BJ Hernandez
Debut by Pamela Llanes Reyes
Pananahimik ng Agos by Ronnie Sapinoso
The Chase by Amiel Suarez, Simoun Mendoza, Kevin Gabon, Norman Co

Experimental Programme 1 (1 hr 52 mins)
7:00 PM
Ako si Sky by Rogger Basco
Anomali by Abraham Alabado
At Ako’y Naidlip sa Katahimikan… by Ira Lastrilla
Bangungot by Gino M. Santos
Binatilya by Gideon Tomines
Blackout by Jirah Ruth Fermin
Class Picture by Timmy Harn, Gym Lumbera
Daydream by Lois Diane C. Moro
Dinig at Sana Kita by Kevin Francisco
Disquiet by Carlo Cielo
Electric Fan by Gino M. Santos
Epoy Deyto (1990-2011) by Epoy Deyto
Home is Not Where I Roam by Mariano Paulino Umali
htaK in tuo wolB (reverse celebration) by Mark G. Mirabuenos
Huwag Makalimot by Hector Calma
Idle by Reynmil M. Delgado
Itlog (No to RH Bill) by Sharwin Macato
Kokote by Ronnie Sapinoso

Short Feature Programme 3 (2 hrs 7 mins)
9:30 PM
D Osom 2 by Candice Marie Perez
Denouement by Bryan Jeff Digma
Dilim by Kevin Francisco
Esbat by Carlo G. Obispo
Good por Hollywood by Inshallah P. Montero
Mitsa by Carlo Cielo

November 23, 2011 (Wednesday)

Documentary Programme 2 (2 hrs 3 mins)
10:00 AM
Bastonero by Archel Miranda
Cinema in the Regions: 2nd Pambujan Film Festival by Noriel M. Jarito
Cutud by Jeyow Evangelista
Fraternity by Rovelin Enriquez, Jr.
He’s a Girl by Shannen Que
Krump by Maria Francesca Lee & Grace Yann Apuad
Leaving Home by Epoy Deyto

Short Feature Programme 4 (2 hrs 5 mins)
1:00 PM
Ang Mga Kamatayan ni Anna by Allan Ibañez Gunita by Monica Diaz
Hiling ng Kahapon by Marianne Estaris
I(NDI)E Mainstream by Mark Vincent Villa
In Between by Yuji Cleofas Nozaki
Inosensya by Mikhail Red
Pananahimik ng Agos by Ronnie Sapinoso
Winner Winner by Jaise Cappal

Documentary Programme 3 (2 hrs)
3:30 PM
A Life of Vices by Jan Edward Sousa
Lokasyon sa Dislokasyon by Daena de Guzman
Lolo Pimong Gener by Mark G. Mirabuenos
Murang Edad by Philcon Remotin
The Mother (Ang Ina) by Donnie T. Sacueza

Animation (1 hr 26 mins)
7:00 PM
A Worm’s Tale by Hygie B. Ochoa
Ang Palitan by Gapi Zabala
Ay Bulate! by Daryl R. Layson
Choka & Kacho by Chi Zhuo
Delivery Boy by Jerrard King L. Cedro
Dwelo by Ronnie Sapinoso
Hagyanan (Staircase) by Anthony Lemuel C. Reorizo
Himig by Edlaine Ann S. Mercado
Kalaro by Girlie A. Palo
Larger Than Life by Glenn S. Oliva
Lolo by Carl Joseph Papa
Manong, Salamat Po! by Epoy Deyto
Olivette-Violette by Rafael A. Palcon, Jr.
Paano Hulihin ang Araw by Jane Mariel L. Almoneda
Sanayan lang ang Pagpatay by Gil Joseph A. Sanchez
Swords & Krises by Glenn S. Oliva
Think Outside the Box by Romulus L. Jerusalem

Short Feature Programme 5 (2 hrs 7 mins)
9:30 PM
A Love Story That Never Was I See Everything by Michael Jianoran
Katipunan by Caloy Limjap Soliongco
Kontra by Jane Torres
Kristal by Juan Carlo Bien, Jeoffrey Arcilla
Kubli by Ron Carlos See
Kupit by Ron Segismundo
Labing Dalawa by Gino M. Santos
Litrato, After Life, Dilim, Katok,Pulang Kwarto by Espiritu, Ochoa, Dagalea, Marfil, Alegre
Mirrored by Rap Ramirez

November 24, 2011 (Thursday)

Short Feature Programme 6 (2 hrs 4 mins)
10:00 AM
Ang Mahiwagang Tooot by Ian Hontanosas
Lumang Kahoy by Pam Miras
Macopa St. by Psyche Darlene R. Quejada
Man of the House by Chuck Hipol
Manenaya (Waiting) by Richard Soriano Legaspi
Milalaban by Kevin Lawrence Restua
Mithi by Jela Ramirez Oso by Ryan Canteras, Kim Potapo, Danielle Salvacion, Ted
Sumampong Sa Pagpalo ng Tambol by Patricia Angelica M. Perez
Sulapo (Fly) by Bor Ocampo

Documentary Programme 4 (2 hrs 4 mins)
1:00 PM
Agos (Waves) by Samantha Lee
Nasaan si Utol? by Amira A. Hussin
Nazareno 2 by Jeyow Evangelista
Peace in Internet Café by Jefrey Ramos
Pinikpikan by Angelo Caparras
A Teacher: Proven & Tested by Juan Gabriel Lim
Tubig Kanlungan: Kadluan ng Yaman by Angelique Angeles, Grace Yann Apuad, Maria Francesca Lee
The Unwanted Visitor by Kriztine R. Viray

Short Feature Programme 7 (2 hrs 5 mins)
3:30 PM
Ang Payaso at ang Prinsesa by Kris Ann de la Peña
Overture by Perry Escaño
Panty by Timmy Harn Peklat by Marianne Joy Avilla, Pola Cheyenne Beronilla
Ricochet by Chad Angelic Cabigon Rindido by Noriel M. Jarito
Tikas by Ron Segismundo

Experimental Programme 2 (1 hr 56 mins)
7:00 PM
Kubli by Hector B. Calma
Kumpisalang Bayan by Caloy
Limjap Soliongco Kuwarto by Josefino E. Recomono, Jr.
La Souffrance (Dusa) by Marck Lesther Bañares
Manenaya (Waiting) by Richard Soriano Legaspi
Manggaranon Kita, Di Bala? (We are Rich, Aren’t We?) by Noel de Leon
O.F.S. by Donnie T. Sacueza
Obra ng Lipunan by Hector B. Calma
Paano Kung Wala? by Jenkin Joshua O. Baniqued
Psychedelia by Joni Gutierrez
Sino? by Roxcell Salanguste
The Playroom by Gino M. Santos
Tribeswoman by Khate Tadena, Jela Ramirez
Vanishing Air by Jingliang Tan
Wake Up! by Sarah Jane R. Mendoza
Yurak (Ang Panggagahasa kay Kalikasan) by AJ Roman

Short Feature Programme 8 (2 hrs 4 mins)
9:30 PM
Santa Sita by Golda Hanna Daquioag
Sarong Aldaw by Marianito Dio, Jr.
Sikreto by Ronald E. Batallones
Sintomas by Andrew Mark Asuncion
Sirip by Kim Camelo
Tulala by Jerald Paolo Rarugal
Weding Gawn by Ronnie Sapinoso

November 25, 2011 (Friday)

Documentary Programme 5 (1 hr 57 mins)
10:00 AM
‘Wag Nang Magparty Beybeh, May Revolution 2nyt (A rock documentary) by Emman Pascual
Waray in the City by Noriel M. Jarito
Working While in Class by Maevelyn Calapardo

Short Feature Programme 9 (2 hrs 8 mins)
1:00 PM
Ang Umaatikabong Buhay ni Badong Aguirre by Josephine Carreon
Taho by Marie Frederick V. Bensan
Taking Chances by Renard Torres
Tama (Deranged) by Yutaka Yamakawa
Tanghaling Tapat by Mariano Paulino Umali
Viscera by Herwin Cabasal

For more information, please call the CCP Media Arts at (63-2)832-1125 locals 1702, 1704 and 1705

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner) in Theatres on November 18, 2011

You are cordially invited to Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen's Wedding on November 18, 2011 at a theatre nearest you... =)

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

Rating: 2.1/5
Like the Movie: 12% (n=16)

Like to See the Movie: 89% (n=52,019)


"The most melodramatic installment in the series, but if you're willing to suspend your disbelief (and laughter), it's a compelling and entertaining ride." - Cara Nash, FILMINK Australia

"It is in many respects the best installment of the franchise as its stars go from sullen kids to sullen young adults, where their expressions look more natural." - Scott Bowles, USA Today

"The Twilight films manage to cleverly blend melodrama with supernatural thrills, and while the film is not without its silly moments and cringeworthy dialogue it does deliver the drama and emotional highs we have come to expect." - Mark Adams, Daily Mirror [UK]

"Really a half-film, and the boring half at that. Such is the nature of things dubbed "Part 1." It's a film about things that will inevitably happen, but don't until the next, more important part." - Phil Villareal, OK! Magazine

"Fails to inject its few key scenes with any life thanks to a woeful script, poor direction and lacklustre performances, though fans of the franchise should be used to that by now." - Matthew Turner, ViewLondon

"This weekend, millions of people around the globe will be conned into handing over their hard earned cash to see a film with no plot, no action and no climax." - Matthew Toomey, Brisbane

"The vampire drama of Twilight is all about the romantic agony of eternity, and this franchise feels like it's going on for ever." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]

"An eventful but bloodless first half of the smash series' finale." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Movie Info

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child...which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). -- (C) Summit Entertainment

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 57 min.

Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Directed By: Bill Condon

Written By: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)
Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)
Billy Burke (Charlie Swan)
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen)
Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen)
Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen)
Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale)
Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale)
Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen)


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Join the 1st National Film Competition... Your Story Could be the Next Filipino Film Masterpiece

Sineng Pambansa National Cinema
The 1st National Film Competition
Feature Film Animation Documentary

Do you have a story in your mind that can be made into a compelling film? If you want to join the growing ranks of the country's young and dynamic filmmakers, many of whom have won national and international awards, now is your chance!

Your story could be the next Filipino Film Masterpiece...

Submit your screenplay now!

Deadline on: December 11, 2011 (Sunday)

For the Rules and Regulations, please visit:
The Film Development Council of the Philippines Website.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

In Time (Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried) in Theatres on October 28, 2011

In Time

For more info by 20th Century Fox, please CLICK HERE.

Rating: 3.6/5
Like the Movie: 75% (n=16,355)


Rating: 2.8/5
Like the Movie: 43% (n=14)


"The premise is damnably intriguing." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"If you can get past the plot holes and the copious time puns, In Time is actually rather brisk, enjoyable entertainment." - Christy Lemire, Associated Press

"The concept of the movie dovetails nicely with society's never-ending obsession with youth and our pursuit of ways to find more hours in the day, but somebody forgot to stop at the plot store on the way to the studio." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

"If only the ticking clock were more tightly wound; if only more time were used to develop the romance and relationships; if only dying didn't seem so easy." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"Pretty cast. Potent premise. Piss-poor execution." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"It's a great idea that Niccol can't translate into a great movie." - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

"Ace cinematographer Roger Deakins makes it all look exciting, but the rob-and-run action sequences are subpar." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Timberlake, who had a scene-stealing turn as Napster mogul Sean Parker in "The Social Network," is a snooze in this role, not quite as wooden as Keanu Reeves but hardly making a case for himself as an actor." - Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic

"Unfortunately, as the film moves along, its brisk pace notwithstanding, too many issues come to weigh against it. As cleverly conceived as it is, the time-for-money substitution leaves a lot of questions unanswered." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Movie Info

When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. -- (C) 20th Century Fox

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Directed By: Andrew Niccol

Written By: Andrew Niccol

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Justin Timberlake (Will Salas)
Amanda Seyfried (Sylvia Weis)
Cillian Murphy (Raymond Leon)
Vincent Kartheiser (Philippe Weis)
Olivia Wilde (Rachel Salas)
Matthew Bomer (Henry Hamilton)
Johnny Galecki (Borel)
Collins Pennie (Timekeeper Jaeger)
Toby Hemingway (Timekeeper Kors)
Yaya DaCosta (Greta)
Alex Pettyfer (Fortis)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Abduction (Taylor Lautner, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver) in Theatres on September 22, 2011

Abduction (2011)

Like to See the Movie: 83% (n=13,107)

Rating: 1.6/5
Like the Movie: 0% (n=9)


"[I]t's like Taylor Lautner made a movie just for Team Jacob!... Mostly it's a lot of Taylor standing around not moving his face or anything so that we can just look at him..." - MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher

"Last I checked, tweenage girls weren't too keen on this genre, and the boys who normally would be a fan will likely be disappointed by [Abduction's] bloodless, stagnant lameness." - Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

"Singleton is poorly equipped to handle teenage angst, a fact made far worse by cringe-worthy dialogue and a wooden leading man who proves that he has not yet developed the skills required to carry a film." - Catherine Brown, FILMINK (Australia)

"Lautner isn't much of an actor and behind his face is a brain ticking away at one kilometre per hour with the repetitive long-held close-ups of his face yielding no more emotional insights than the equally long close-ups of his stomach." - Glenn Dunks, Trespass

"Two reasons not to go see Abduction: first, every screening is guaranteed to be jam-packed with rabid girls squealing every time its star, Twilight's Taylor Lautner is on screen. Second: it's just not a good movie." - Samuel Downing, MovieFIX

"Sooner or later Taylor Lautner is going to have to stop excelling despite the limitations his films put upon him. For now, he'll have to make do with surviving one of the year's worst films." - Giles Hardie,

Movie Info

For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he's living someone else's life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan's darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he'll survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands. -- (C) Lionsgate

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 46 min.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Directed By: John Singleton

Written By: Shawn Christensen, Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Taylor Lautner (Nathan)
Alfred Molina (Agent Frank Burton)
Antonique Smith (Agent Sandra Burns)
Maria Bello (Mara)
Jason Isaacs (Kevin)
Lily Collins (Karen)
Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Bennett)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron) in Theatres on September 21, 2011

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

Rating: 3.7/5
Like the Movie: 72% (n=13,038)

Rating: 2.9/5
Like the Movie: 60% (n=85)


"You get the feeling that you're actually there, with the best seat in the house." - Jessica Bakeman, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"I'm still not a Gleek, but I can see what all the fuss is about." - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

"The unconverted will remain just as perplexed as ever, but for gleeful Gleeks, The 3D Concert Movie delivers exactly what it promises." -

"One of the many self-actualized real-life Gleeks featured in "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" tells the audience, "Be proud of yourself. Don't be afraid. Stand up for what you believe in." OK. I stand for hating "Glee."" - Kyle Smith, New York Post

"I'm calling bullsh** on this 3D concert movie. The movie plays like an evangelical prayer meeting, though I'd hold the hallelujahs." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Movie Info

The multi-generational phenomenon that has inspired millions to embrace their inner-Gleek will soon bring them together to experience Glee a whole new way. -- (C) Official Site

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Directed By: Kevin Tancharoen

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray)
Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel)
Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson)
Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams)
Lea Michele (Rachel Berry)
Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson)
Heather Morris (Brittany)
Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones)
Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez)
Mark Salling (Noah 'Puck' Puckerman)
Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)
Harry Shum Jr. (Mike)


Horrible Bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell) in Theatres on September 21, 2011

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Rating: 3.8/5
Like the Movie: 76% (n=60,266)

Rating: 3.1/5
Like the Movie: 70% (n=189)


"Horrible Bosses takes a dark premise -- three buddies band together to off their bosses -- and rings it for a solid, steady stream of laughs." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

""Horrible Bosses" is funny enough to give America's embattled working folk an outlet for their frustration, and America's employer classes a bad case of nerves." - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

"There's an underlying, nearly universal relatability to "Horrible Bosses" that can't be denied and that screenwriters Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein use to great advantage." - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"It's nasty, uneven, and far from original, but thanks to a smartly assembled cast that makes the most of a solid premise, Horrible Bosses works." -

"For something like Horrible Bosses to sparkle, the actors have to shine... and shine they do." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Here's a hit-and-miss farce that leaves you wishing it was funnier than it is. Why? Because it wussies out on a sharp premise. Because it wastes a killer cast that's ready to rock it. " - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"If you're bright enough to count your change at the popcorn stand, you're too smart to see "Horrible Bosses." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"It's a film that's wildly, brazenly stupid -- but also, you know, fun." - Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Movie Info

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers... permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. -- (C) Warner Bros

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.

Genre: Comedy

Directed By: Seth Gordon

Written By: Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Jason Bateman (Nick Hendricks)
Jason Sudeikis (Kurt Buckman)
Jennifer Aniston (Dr. Julia Harris)
Kevin Spacey (Dave Harken)
Charlie Day (Dale Arbus)
Jamie Foxx (Dean 'MF' Jones)
Colin Farrell (Bobby Pellit)
Donald Sutherland (Jack Pellit)


Zookeeper (Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Adam Sandler) in Theatres on September 21, 2011

Zookeeper (2011)

Rating: 3/5
Like the Movie: 45% (n=30,539)

Rating: 1.7/5
Like the Movie: 14% (n=117)


"Did we mention that things just go better with Kevin James? Well-trodden comedy hooks become strangely more amusing. Goofball physical shtick elicits broader smiles. The bumblingly stupid is made endearing." - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

"Casting carries "Zookeeper" over its roughest patches. The vocal guest stars are inspired." - Sean O'Connell, Washington Post

"Zookeeper smothers Kevin James with a sodden script and a surfeit of jokes inappropriate for the young viewers who would be intrigued by its juvenile storyline." -

"A children's comedy about talking animals that feels as if it were written by children or, perhaps, by talking animals." - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"Little kids - hence the G rating - and those who think poop-tossing is funny will be amused by Zookeeper. The rest of us are better off not feeding the animals." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

"There's little to recommend about Zookeeper, a movie that's flat, lacking in surprises and very dull." - Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News

Movie Info

In Zookeeper, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship - animal style. -- (C) Sony Pictures Publicity

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Directed By: Frank Coraci

Written By: Jay Scherick, David Ronn

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Kevin James (Griffin Keyes)
Rosario Dawson (Kate)
Leslie Bibb (Stephanie)
Ken Jeong (Venom)
Donnie Wahlberg (Shane)
Adam Sandler (Donald the Monkey)
Cher (Janet the Lioness)
Jon Favreau (Jerome the Bear)
Sylvester Stallone (Joe the Lion)
Nick Nolte (Bernie the Gorilla)


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Johnny English Reborn (Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Pierce Brosnan) in Theatres on September 15, 2011

Johnny English Reborn (2011)


Like to See the Movie: 72% (n=6,916)

Like the Movie: 100% (n=2)


"Action and humour are rolled into a grand, fizzling ball as the thrills of a spy story collide with Atkinson's inspired buffoonery" - Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile

"Is funnier and more complete than the original, with Atkinson in fine fettle, displaying the unique style of comedy he has honed into an artform" - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile

"Got a chance to preview the late coming sequel. Obviously the jokes are quite a lot similar to Mr. Bean and the original Johnny English, but Rowan did it in a cleverer way. At least it's not a Bean in suite with pistol. You may like it, if you are a true fan of Blackadder and Mr. Bean." - Ray Wong

Movie Info

In the years since MI7's top spy vanished off the grid, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is. -- (C) Official Site

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Directed By: Oliver Parker

Written By: Hamish McColl, Neal Purvis

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Rowan Atkinson (Johnny English)
Gillian Anderson
Dominic West
Rosamund Pike
Daniel Kaluuya
Burn Gorman
Ben Miller
Pierce Brosnan
Richard Schiff
Mark Ivanir
Togo Igawa


Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (Jessica Alba) in Theatres on September 14, 2011

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (2011)


Rating: 2.9/5
Like the Movie: 42% (n=19,276)

Rating: 2/5
Like the Movie: 22% (n=49)


"Like its predecessors, a tediously cartoonish candy-colored rollercoaster." Nick Schager, Village Voice

"It's much inferior to the earlier films, though kids will probably like it." - Philip French, Observer [UK]

"It simply entertains at a basic level without leaving a lasting impression." Lisa Wilton, Jam! Movies

"Kids might enjoy the cheesy jokes, the shiny gadgets and the pooping dog but for adults it is snooze time all the way." Jackie K. Cooper,

"Rodriguez directs the movie with his trademark kineticism, but a flimsy and uninventive script means there's little investment in the characters or their actions." - Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy

"The presence of Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino is sorely missed. Then again, more power to them for staying away from a movie that would smell in any dimension." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing

"Feels more like a cheap kids' TV series than an actual movie." - Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

"Life is too short for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Movie Info

On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all...married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don't want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn't know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case - Marissa's a retired secret agent. Marissa's world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she's called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they're at it. -- (C) Weinstein

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Directed By: Robert Rodriguez

Distributor: Weinstein Company

Jessica Alba (Marissa Cortez Wilson)
Joel McHale (Wilbur Wilson)
Jeremy Piven (Danger D'Amo / Tick Tock)
Alexa Vega (Carmen Cortez)
Daryl Sabara (Juni Cortez)
Rowan Blanchard (Rebecca Wilson)
Mason Cook (Cecil Wilson)


Friday, September 9, 2011

Cine Europa 14 at the Shangri-La Plaza from September 9 to 18, 2011

Cine Europa 14
Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1, Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Boulevard cor. EDSA
September 9 (Friday) to 18 (Sunday), 2011

Admission is FREE!
Tickets are issued 30 minutes before the screening on a First-Come, First-Served Basis.
Film ratings may be confirmed at the ticket office.
Movies and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cine Europa 14 moves to Cagayan de Oro’s Liceo de Cagayan University from September 23 (Friday) to September 25 (Sunday), 2011 and then to Cebu’s Ayala Center Onstage from September 30 (Friday) to October 2 (Sunday), 2011.

Schedule at the Shangri-La Plaza

September 9 (Friday)
12:00 NN - Little Robbers
3:00 PM - Long Weekend
6:00 PM - Letter to America
9:00 PM - Grapes

September 10 (Saturday)
12:00 NN - The Escape
3:00 PM - Princess
6:00 PM - An Ordinary Execution
9:00 PM - Goethe

September 11 (Sunday)
12:00 NN - Little Greek Godfather
3:00 PM - The Lark Farm
6:00 PM - The Silent Army
9:00 PM - Exchange

September 12 (Monday)
12:00 NN - Intacto
3:00 PM - Mosquitoes' Tango
6:00 PM - Mammoth
9:00 PM - How About Love

September 13 (Tuesday)
12:00 NN - Never Let Me Go
3:00 PM - Little Robbers
6:00 PM - Long Weekend
9:00 PM - Letter to America

September 14 (Wednesday)
12:00 NN - The Silent Army
3:00 PM - The Escape
6:00 PM - Princess
9:00 PM - An Ordinary Execution

September 15 (Thursday)
12:00 NN - Goethe
3:00 PM - Little Greek Godfather
6:00 PM - The Lark Farm
9:00 PM - The Silent Army

September 16 (Friday)
12:00 NN - Exchange
3:00 PM - Mosquitoes' Tango
6:00 PM - Mataharis
9:00 PM - Mammoth

September 17 (Saturday)
12:00 NN - How About Love
3:00 PM - Never Let Me Go
6:00 PM - Little Greek Godfather
9:00 PM - Long Weekend

September 18 (Sunday)
12:00 NN - Letter to America
3:00 PM - Grapes
6:00 PM - The Escape
9:00 PM - Princess

About the Movies

An Ordinary Execution and Goethe
France’s An Ordinary Execution (Une Execution Ordinaire, 2010, Marc Dugain) and Germany’s Young Goethe In Love (Goethe!, 2010, Philipp Stölzl) both show new sides to historical figures. An Ordinary Execution is about a young urologist in Moscow who’s suddenly tasked with treating Stalin. Young Goethe in Love is pretty much what the title says, following Goethe in his years as a law student, in love with an alluring young woman named Lotte. Both films play with the perception of these historical figures, with the German film taking a decidedly more whimsical tack.

It’s hard to decide on a single best film from this lineup, but it wouldn’t be too difficult to make a case for Romania’s Exchange (Schimb Valutar, 2008, Nicolae Margineanu). The film follows a factory worker who sells off all of his belongings to finance a move to Australia, only to get conned out of his money. In typical Romanian style, the film can be pretty bleak, but it also manages to be intensely human. Set during the aftermath of the Romanian revolution, the film explores people in a state of change, looking for brighter and better things but finding suffering along the way.

The Czech Republic’s Grapes (Bobule, 2008, Tomas Borina) is a more introspective picture that follows a con man who inherits a vineyard. At first, he just sees it as a convenient hideout and potential cash cow, but he learns the craft of winemaking and discovers a connection to his heritage that he never had before.

Spain’s Intact (Intacto, 2001, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) is the kind of film that people either really love or really hate. In either case, its propensity for eliciting strong opinions makes it worth a look. The film takes place in a mysterious desert Casino where the “god of chance” (Max Von Sydow) facilitates a series of games for four, tenuously connected characters. The film crafts extravagant set pieces that explore the philosophical ramifications of the very concept of luck. It’s heady, sometimes ridiculous stuff. Some people will have their mind blown. Some will just scratch their heads and wonder what all the fuss is about. Both reactions are surprisingly valid.

Letter to America
Bulgaria’s Letter to America (Pismo do Amerika, 2001, Iglika Triffonova) is sweet and occasionally quite moving. The film follows a young writer who travels to a remote Bulgarian village to record a song for his best friend. His best friend is in America and in a coma, and he hopes that the song, which is said to revive the dead, will help bring him back into the world. Letter to America explores the struggle between the old and new Bulgaria, revealing a rich culture cut off from the rest of the world, and a generation of young people disconnected from their roots.

Little Robbers and Little Greek Godfather
People looking for family fare need look no further than Austria’s Little Robbers (Die Kleinen Räuber, 2009, Armands Zvirbulis) and Greece’s Little Greek Godfather (Proti Fora Nonos, 2007, Olga Malea). Little Robbers follows a couple of kids as they attempt to rob a bank that just took away their parents’ apartment. Little Greek Godfather is a about young boy from a prominent political family who travels to Crete to act as a godfather for an aspiring politician’s son. Occasionally adorable, these films fill the quota of kids learning lessons and doing things that kids shouldn’t really do.

Long Weekend and Mataharis
Spain’s Mataharis (2007, Icíar Bollaín) and Belgium’s Long Weekend (Verlengd Weekend), touch on the subject of social inequity in somewhat interesting, lighthearted ways. Mataharis follows three female detectives working cases that end up affecting their personal lives. One of them is tasked with infiltrating a factory and finding dirt on a manager trying to form a union. Long Weekend is about a couple of factory workers who hold their boss hostage in his own mansion after being laid off. These films work within very familiar mainstream structures, but are driven by a sense of social justice. It’s an interesting mix that might leave people a little surprised.

Mammoth and Never Let Me Go
Two of the films have made it to our cinemas before. Sweden’s Mammoth (2009, Lukas Moodyson) was in Cinemanila, and the UK’s Never Let Me Go (2010, Mark Romanek) was an Ayala exclusive. Both films are worth seeing if you haven’t seen them yet. Mammoth can be a little trite, but it’s oddly effective. Never Let Me Go, based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, is one of the ambitious adaptations ever put to film.

Mosquitoes' Tango
Slovakia’s Mosquitoes’ Tango (Tango S Komármi, 2009, Miloslav Luther) is about a man who returns to Slovakia seeking a divorce in order to remarry. His fiancée, afraid that he might stray, hires an actor to keep an eye on him. The film is a funny look at a couple of people coming face to face with the people they’ve become, and the people that they used to be.

Finland’s Princess (Prinsessa, 2010, Arto Halonen) is about a mental patient who believes that she’s royalty. She’s being treated by a doctor who's a little too eager to try out all sorts of new medical techniques in the treatment of schizophrenia. Though the premise might sound like a recipe for treacle, Princess can be a surprisingly complex depiction of mental illness and treatment in the forties. There are no easy heroes or villains; just people trying to do their best with the limited information that they have. The cast is made up of some of Finland’s greatest actors, their talent bringing that complexity to life.

The Silent Army, The Lark Farm and How About Love
Three other films in the lineup tackle real life atrocities. The Netherlands’ The Silent Army (Wit Licht, 2008, Jean van de Velde) follows a white restaurant owner in Africa who sets out to find a friend’s missing son, only to find a camp training child soldiers. Italy’s The Lark Farm (La Masseria delle allodole, 2007, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani) dramatize the events of the Armenian massacre. Switzerland’s How About Love (2010, Stefan Haupt) is about a doctor who travels to the Thai-Burmese border and gets caught up in the affairs of a refugee camp. All of these films are well intentioned, shedding light on some of the great injustices that took place in the world. But the films place drama ahead of the truth, and often come off as a bit superficial.

The Escape
Lastly, people looking for thrills might want to check out Denmark’s The Escape (Flugten, 2010, Katherine Winfield). It tells the story of a journalist kidnapped by terrorists who eventually escapes thanks to the help of one of her captors. Their paths cross again, leading to a tense and difficult confrontation. The Escape is a pretty conventional thriller, and it falls into many of the traps of the genre. But if the goal is to get the blood pumping, then the movie certainly succeeds.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Free Movie Screenings at Instituto Cervantes de Manila on All Saturdays of September 2011

Instituto Cervantes de Manila invites you to their...

Free Movie Screenings
All Saturdays of September 2011
6:00 PM
Instituto Cervantes' Salon de Actos
855 T.M. Kalaw St.
1000 Ermita
Manila, Filipinas

September 3, 2011 (Saturday) - "Welcome Mr. Marshall"

Villar del Río is a peaceful, poor and forgotten town, where nothing new ever happens and the routine is the same day in and day out. Now the arrival of singer Carmen Vargas and her manager and agent have shaken up the town’s boring life. That same morning, a government representative suddenly shows up to announce the imminent arrival of a commission from the Marshall Plan. On hearing of the news, the town mayor, a good-natured albeit a slightly deaf man, decides to dress all the denizens in the purest Andalusian style to welcome the visitors. Juan Antonio Bardem and Luis García Berlanga, assisted by Mihura, wrote this corrosive story based on the unease Spain felt at being left out of the distribution of US aid (aka the Marshall Plan), which aimed to reconstruct a Europe ravaged by the World War.

September 10, 2011 (Saturday) - "Age of Infidelity"

María José and Juan are on their way from a date when they run a cyclist over and kill him. They’d been going steady years before, but then María José had married Miguel, and Juan had become her lover. Obsessed by the shadow of the dead cyclist –who they abandoned on the road side–, they are afraid of everything and of everyone; afraid of their relationship being revealed and of losing their social position. The situation becomes more complicated until it comes to a tragic end.

September 17, 2011 (Saturday) - "The Lovemaker"

This is the story of a group of friends from a provincial city in the Fifties who play tricks on each other to while away their boredom. One of them, Juan, pretends to have fallen in love with Isabel, a beautiful 35-year-old who’s fated to become an old maid. She gets all excited and acts like a teenager when she realizes someone has fallen in love with her. Things get more and more intense until Juan finds himself caught in his own trap.

September 24, 2011 (Saturday) - "The Little Apartment"

Rodolfo and Petrita have been together for twelve years. Before they can get married, they need a flat, but they just can’t find one. Rodolfo is subletting a room in a flat owned by Mrs. Martina, a decrepit old lady who’s about to kick the bucket and her landlord is eager for her to pop off so he can knock down the building. Some people advise Rodolfo to do the heroic: marry Mrs. Martina and wait it out so that he can inherit the flat. Rodolfo resists, but he becomes weaker and weaker by the day.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Contagion (Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate WInslet) in Theatres on September 9, 2011

Contagion (2011)


Like to See the Movie: 85% (n=10,261)

Rating: 3.4/5
Like the Movie: 80% (n=11)


"I was shuffling nervously in my seat, edging away from the sniffling man next to me. Nobody shook hands or embraced after this screening." - Jason Solomons, Guardian [UK]

"An all-too-terrifying bio-thriller that realistically taps into our most primal fears and survival instincts." - Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate

"A masterpiece bound by the genre it lives in, but a masterpiece all the same." - David Poland, Movie City News

"... there's nothing here to make you feel like you've experienced a meaningful cinematic experience. What a waste." - Cole Smithey,

"A powerful 'what if?' that leaves you reeling from the implications that something like this could very well happen exactly as depicted." - Edward Douglas,

Movie Info

Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. -- (C) Warner Bros.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Written By: Scott Z. Burns

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Marion Cotillard (Dr. Leonora Orantes)
Matt Damon (Mitch Emhoff)
Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Ellis Cheever)
Jude Law (Alan Krumwiede)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Beth Emhoff)
Kate Winslet (Dr. Erin Mears)
Bryan Cranston (Haggerty)
Jennifer Ehle (Ally Hextall)
Sanaa Lathan (Aubrey Cheever)


Monday, September 5, 2011

Trust (Clive Owen) in Theatres on September 7, 2011

Trust (2010)

Comment: This film should be watched by people who chat with strangers online and who are considering of meeting up.

Rating: 3.5/5
Like the Movie: 63% (n=4,934)


Rating: 3.3/5
Like the Movie: 78% (n=60)


"This is a very good, thoughtful film and an important one." - Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]

"Schwimmer directs with sensitivity and restraint, and gets excellent performances from his cast. Owen pulls off some heart-wrenching scenes, although it's Liberato's revelatory performance as the emotionally confused teen that holds the film together." - Jason Best, Movie Talk

"Audiences most definitely will squirm and wish they were anywhere but in the theater, despite the fact that it features some of Clive Owen's best work and a startling movie debut by the 15-year-old Liana Liberato." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Director David Schwimmer gets some gut-wrenching performances out of his actors but he still lacks the chops to fully ratchet up story tension." -

"He's adept with actors, but Schwimmer has yet to locate his strengths behind the camera." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"What Trust conveys, at its best, is that ultimately parental protections are not foolproof, and that is the greatest horror of all." - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

"This is all very worthy and well acted but it does feel like a cautionary tale designed to provoke classroom debate." Caroline Jowett, Daily Express

"It may not change your life, but it may just make you wonder what your child is up to on that computer, and just who he or she is "talking" to." - David Aldridge, Radio Times

"Director David Schwimmer's cautionary tale of the very real dangers posed by manipulative paedophiles grooming young kids on the internet scores some direct hits." - Tim Evans, Sky Movies

Movie Info

A family is devastated by a crime committed against a teenage girl in this drama. Annie (Liana Liberato) is 14 years old and growing up in a suburb of Chicago. Annie's parents, Will (Clive Owen) and Lynn (Catherine Keener), are loving, but they've been busy with her older brother, Peter (Spencer Curnutt), who is heading off to college, so she spends a lot of time on-line chatting with a boy she met on the Internet, Charlie. Annie has developed a powerful crush on Charlie, and when he asks her to meet face to face, she eagerly agrees. However, Annie is startled to discover that Charlie isn't 16 years old, as she was led to believe, but in his mid-thirties (Chris Henry Coffey), and when he talks her into stopping by his hotel room, he sexually assaults her. Humiliated, Annie confides to a friend what happened, and eventually the police are notified; it turns out that "Charlie" is a sex offender they've been tracking for months. While Annie is devastated by the experience, her family is just as shocked by what happened, particularly Will, who becomes grimly obsessed with finding the man who raped his daughter. Trust was directed by actor-turned-filmmaker David Schwimmer, representing a significant change from the comedies that made his name. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 44 min.

Genre: Drama

Directed By: David Schwimmer

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Clive Owen (Will)
Catherine Keener (Lynn)
Jason Clarke (Doug Tate)
Liana Liberato (Annie)
Viola Davis (Gail Friedman)
Chris Henry Coffey (Charlie)
Spencer Curnutt (Peter)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Deep Gold (Jaymee Ong, Bebe Pham, Michael Gleissner) in Theatres on August 31, 2011

Deep Gold (2010)

Comment: This internationally released movie was filmed in our very own Cebu and Palawan Philippines =)

Rating: 3.1/5
Like the Movie: 67% (n=93)

Like the Movie:


"If you are craving a film fill of beautiful landscape, gorgeous people and non-stop action, this is your film! It fortifies the message, "WATCH YOUR BACK, TRUST NO ONE, TAKE NO CHANCES!" Deep Gold is an action packed adventure movie written and directed by Michael Gleissner. Filmed entirely in and around the exotic islands of Cebu and Palawan in the Philippines, Deep Gold 3D showcases explosive action, daring underwater photography and alluring international model-actresses such as Bebe Pham, Jaymee Ong and Laury Prudent. Deep Gold 3D showcases conspiracy, insidious deception, untold troubles, mysterious adventure, and relentless passion to fight all the tribulations, stay alive, and move forward. It brings you several chases that make your hands move and check if you are really sitting in the chair or running with the characters of the film." - Yahiko

"Not a film of intelligence or logic, but something candied to offer a few moderate thrills for audiences who prefer their action thick-fingered and cheesy, sold by a good-looking cast with little to no acting ability." - Brian Orndorf,

"I saw this last night at the Crest in Westwood and what a waste of time! Other than actress Jaymee Ong, the rest of the acting was abysmal and I think they had to use a voice over for the main character (Bebe Phem) as well as several other characters, Its very off putting. Also the director Michael Gleissner acts in the film, which I think is a bit vain; the guy clearly can't direct, never mind act. Other than Jaymee Ong's acting, this film as very few plus points. The 3D element was cool, particularly as this is an indie, and the setting (The Phillippines) is beautiful. Other than that, avoid this, it's awful!" - Lloyd S.

Movie Info

Shortly after free diver Amy Sanchez breaks an important freediving record, her boyfriend - Air Force Pilot Tony - mysteriously vanishes together with a flight that was bringing millions of dollars worth of gold to the Central Bank. Determined to discover the truth, Amy goes off with her sister to find out. Is Tony actually dead? Or if not, is the man she loved really part of the plot to steal the gold? But she has no idea that she is about to discover the unexpected, and entangles herself in a web of lies and deceit before she finds out that somebody used her for what turns out to become a much larger conspiracy. -- (c) official Site

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Genre: Action & Adventure

Directed By: Michael Gleissner

Written By: Michael Gleissner, Frederick Bailey

Distributor: Bigfoot Ascendant Distribution

Bebe Pham
Jaymee Ong
Michael Gleissner
Laury Prudent
Kersten Hui
Lorenzo Ramos
Richard Magarey


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bad Teacher (Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake) in Theatres on August 31, 2011

Bad Teacher (2011)

Rating: 3/5
Like the Movie: 41% (n=56,201)

Rating: 2.7/5
Like the Movie: 45% (n=166)


"Hard to root for such a selfish lead, but "Bad Teacher" has just enough politically incorrect humor to warrant a grade of B." - Richard Roeper,

"In spite of a promising concept and a charmingly brazen performance from Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher is never as funny as it should be." -

"Diaz performs with gusto, but the screenplay doesn't give her many funny things to say." - Eric Snider,

"If you're looking for a funny comedy about a cynical, hard-partying school teacher transformed by his students into a paragon of pedagogical awesomeness, skip Bad Teacher and go rent School of Rock instead." - Dana Stevens, Slate

""Bad Teacher" immediately brings "Bad Santa" to mind and suffers by the comparison." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Everyone loves an anti-hero, but usually there's something redeeming about the character that makes you want to root for them in the end. Not so much in Bad Teacher." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

"Bad Teacher is a promising concept in need of more promising material." - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"The best lines were harvested for the trailer -- so if you've seen that, you've seen it all." - Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle

Movie Info

Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other. -- (C) Sony Pictures

Rated: R

Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min.

Genre: Comedy

Directed By: Jake Kasdan

Written By: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg

Distributor: Sony Pictures

Cameron Diaz (Elizabeth)
Justin Timberlake (Scott Delacorte)
Jason Segel (Russell Gettis)
John Michael Higgins (Principal Wally Snur)
Molly Shannon (Melody)
Lucy Punch (Amy Squirrel)


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cars 2 (Owen Wilson, Larry The Cable Guy) in Theatres on August 24, 2011

Cars 2 (2011)

Rating: 2/5
Review: The worst Pixar movie I have ever watched. I really liked the original 2006 Cars movie and I'm totally disappointed with this sequel. I even slept at some parts!

Rating: 3.4/5
Like the Movie: 59% (n=71,410)

Rating: 2.8/5
Like the Movie: 37% (n=187)


"Visuals look spectacular and action sequences take full advantage of the 3D format so you feel like you are burning rubber down winding roads at dizzying speed." - Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

"It is all quite jolly and fast-paced, a feast for the eyes, but there's not much for the mind or the heart." - Derek Malcolm, This is London

"Cars 2 is as visually appealing as any other Pixar production, but all that dazzle can't disguise the rusty storytelling under the hood." -

"Pixar's first bad film relies more on merchandising opportunities than storytelling ones." - Wesley Lovell, Oscar Guy

"Cars 2 is beautifully animated but it's also frequently dull and painfully unfunny, thanks to an irritating lead character, an overstuffed script, several poorly conceived jokes and a plot that's probably too complicated for its target audience." - Matthew Turner, ViewLondon

"Although it would be unfair to label Cars 2 as unwatchable, it is surprisingly tedious in parts and not as satisfying as one might expect." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Someone must like Mater, who's already had his own spinoff TV show. Just as someone must like Larry the Cable Guy, who voices him. But that someone isn't me, and if it isn't you, you're in for one very long matinee." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"Cars 2 demonstrates that not every hit movie merits a sequel." - Carla Puig, USA Today

"One for the scrapheap." - David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]

"Not much engine-power here." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]

"Sweet turbo mother of fuel injections, what is this?" - Nell Frizzell, Little White Lies

Movie Info

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and the stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer). -- (C) Disney

Rated: G

Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Directed By: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar

Owen Wilson (Lightning McQueen)
Larry The Cable Guy (Mater)
John Turturro (Francesco Bernoulli)
Eddie Izzard (Miles Axlerod)
Michael Caine (Finn McMissile)
Emily Mortimer (Holly Shiftwell)
Bonnie Hunt (Sally)
Vanessa Redgrave (Mama Topolino)


Friday, August 5, 2011

Free Movie Screenings at Instituto Cervantes de Manila on All Saturdays of August 2011

Instituto Cervantes de Manila invites you to their...

Free Movie Screenings
All Saturdays of August 2011
6:00 PM
Instituto Cervantes' Salon de Actos
855 T.M. Kalaw St.
1000 Ermita
Manila, Filipinas

August 6, 2011 (Saturday) - "Invisibles"

The 'invisibles' are all those we refuse to see - people who seldom garner the attention of the West's media - as well as those who nevertheless refuse to stop caring for them. This film is dedicated to all those whose support makes it possible for the international aid agency "Médecins Sans Fron tières" to work in a wide range of crisis-hit areas and war zones all over the world. This collection of short documentaries was made to commemorate the founding of the Spanish section of "Médecins Sans Frontières" twenty years ago. Five film directors visited the places where the organisation works. In her cinematic "Letter to Nora", Isabel Coixet provides an account of some of the victims of sleeping sickness - a disease which currently affects 18 million people in Latin America. In his contribution, Fernando León de Aranoa portrays the plight of children in Uganda. Mariano Barroso describes two different ways of using the active pharmaceutical ingredient eflornithine - one in Africa, and the other in the world's fashion capital, Paris. In his short film, Javier Corcuera examines the long-term effects of post-war trauma. Wim Wenders travelled to Congo, where he made a film about mass rape during the civil war.

August 13, 2011 (Saturday) - "The Iguazu Effect"

Winner of the Goya for Best Documentary, the film narrates the developments in the conflict of the Sintel workers and the construction of the famous Camp of Hope right in the middle of Madrid. It is a documentary on striking workers who set up Camp of Hope for four months in 2001. Details sketched in via testimony from strikers.

August 20, 2011 (Saturday) - "Night Flowers"

A look at the transformation of the Spanish city, Pozo del Tio Raimundo. From a shantytown of Madrid built vertiginously in the fifties that grew as the night flowers at night time, the “red” priest Father Llanos gave to immigrants his Utopian dream seeking for justice and freedom. Days and years of solidarity passed, of rebelliousness and of forging a new identity, aspiring with a belief that, starting from the shantytown, the world could be changed. How did these people take awareness of their situation and with sheer force and cohesion as a humane group they undertook the transformation?

August 27, 2011 (Saturday) - "The Back of the World"

This documentary looks at "the back of the world": small children working as quarrymen in Peru, Kurdish political refugees from Turkey, and families and inmates awaiting the end on Mississippi's Death Row.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow) in Theatres on August 4, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)


Like to See the Movie: 90% (n=22,854)

Rating: 3.4/5
Like the Movie: 83% (n=6)


"Let's hope the movie isn't as bad as the title." - cloudstrife84,

"A dramatic, tense and edgy work which poses a few moral questions and dilemmas" - Andrew Urban, Urban Cinefile

"Despite some flaws, this is the most thrilling and entertaining sepctacle adventure of the summer, boasting a splendid performance from Andy Serkis, this time as the star." - Emanuel Levy,

"It's a fantastic reboot of the franchise; warm, thrilling, and exceedingly human." - Paul Verhoeven, The Vine

"This sci-fi fantasy is a dramatic oomphy affair that begins with a small thing: the rescue of a baby chimp, and ends... well, you will need to see the movie ... Director Rupert Wyatt pulls everything together beautifully" - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile

Movie Info

An origin story in the true sense of the word, Rise of the Apes is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale -- a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind's hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital - employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for "Avatar" - will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors. -- (C) Fox

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 2 hr.

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Directed By: Rupert Wyatt

Written By: Pierre Boulle, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

James Franco (Will Rodman)
Freida Pinto (Caroline)
John Lithgow (Charles Rodman)
Andy Serkis (Caesar)
Brian Cox (John Landon)
Tom Felton (Dodge Landon)
David Oyelowo (Steven Jacobs)
Karin Konoval (Maurice)


A Special Symhony (Christian Bautista) in Theatres on August 3, 2011

A Special Symphony (2011)


"It successfully touched the heartstrings of the viewers with its honest discussion of the plight of kids with special needs and their teachers who have selflessly dedicated their lives to these children. And, it paved the way for the public to see the marked improvement of Christian as an actor." - Aaron del Mundo, The Philippine Star

"Viewers will be able to see similarities and differences in Filipino and Indonesian cultures. The movie shows how life, love and friendship all combine to produce harmonious relationships. More importantly, the movie tackles the needs of special children and how music can change their lives. "A Special Symphony" is endorsed by the Autism Society of the Philippines." - Elli Alipio,

Movie Info

A struggling Filipino singer finds his purpose in life when he applies his talents to helping and teaching special needs children.

MTRCB Rating: GP

Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.

Genre: Musical

Director: Awi Suryadi

Released By: Starlink Asia

Christian Bautista
Ira Wibomo
Ira Maya Sopha


Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (Eugene Domingo, Cherry Pie Picache) in Theatres on August 3, 2011

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (2011)


Rating: 3.9/5 (n=10)


"A spectacular lead performance and strong direction keep the film thoroughly watchable and generally entertaining, but the total package lacks something vital. " - Philbert Ortiz Dy,

"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank is definitely one of the wittiest comedies I’ve ever seen. What may otherwise come out as a boring subject has been turned into a laugh out loud masterpiece. They make use of every possible trick in the book to make the audience laugh. There are the snappy lines and funny quips, the hilarious montages of scenes, the utilization of music, quirky actors and over-the-top acting, and just to keep things funny for sure, there’s a bit of slapstick in the end too." - Ariane Astorga,

"All in all, Babae sa Septic Tank is a likeable movie (hello, they have Eugene Domingo in it, what’s not to like about her?). If you’re one big Indie Film fan, an aspiring film maker,a Kean Cipriano fangirl and a Eugene Domingo fan, this movie is for you! Relate na relate. It’s a smart film, definitely worth your 150P.' -

Movie Info

Synopsis: Three would-be filmmakers are trying to produce the film that will send them to festivals abroad. As they deal with the pressures of pre-production, they imagine various versions of their film: from poverty porn, to musical, to mainstream spectacular.

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Genre: Comedy

Director: Chris Martinez, Marlon Rivera

Released By: Star Cinema

Eugene Domingo
Cai Cortez
Cherry Pie Picache
JM de Guzman
Kean Cipriano
Mercedes Cabral


Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts) in Theatres on August 3, 2011

Larry Crowne (2011)

Rating: 3.2/5
Like the Movie: 51% (n=23,093)


Rating: 2.5/5
Like the Movie: 35% (n=176)


"Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike." - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"As obvious and predictable as this story might be, it still works - in large part because we care about the human beings inhabiting this motion picture." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"This is film as comfort food, and even if it has very little nutritional value, its pleasantly bland texture will help keep you occupied until your next job interview or layoff notice." - Tom Long, Detroit News

"Next semester, the stars should drop Speech 217 and enroll in Chemistry 101 -- they dearly need some." - Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

"Despite the relaxed, easy chemistry of stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne is surprisingly bland and conventional." -

"It's about as close to real comedy as a cup of milky tea is to a real meal." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"You wonder who thought any of this was funny." - John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

"Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Neither the relationship of the two leads, nor any encounter between any of the film's other humans, seems to proceed according to the emotional or sociological customs of our culture." - Dana Stevens, Slate

"Even if you wander into this congealed mess with nothing more demanding in mind than to spend a little time with two charming favorites, do not expect Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman." - Rex Reed, New York Observer

"Larry Crowne" has Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts and a good premise and a colorful supporting cast, but what it doesn't have is a reason for existing." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Movie stars may be less valued than they used to be, but it's still puzzling to see Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts stuck in a romantic comedy as flat-footed and tone deaf as Larry Crowne." - Justin Chang, Variety

Movie Info

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. -- (C) Universal Pictures

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Directed By: Tom Hanks

Written By: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Tom Hanks (Larry Crowne)
Julia Roberts (Mercedes Tainot)
Bryan Cranston (Dean Tainot)
Cedric the Entertainer (Lamar)
Taraji P. Henson (B'Ella)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Talia)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Captain America (Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones) in Theatres on July 27, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


Rating: 4.1/5
Like the Movie: 86% (n=75,003)

Rating: 3.4/5
Like the Movie: 73% (n=135)


"Need a top-notch comic-book movie to stop this summer's march of mediocre superheroes? "Captain America: The First Avenger," reporting for duty." - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"By finding an ingenious way to streamline a now-familiar genre, Captain America: The First Avenger does his country proud. " - Glen Weldon, NPR

"Captain America" is exactly what the third week of July needed: a curiously fun, surprisingly imaginative and unashamedly old-fashioned yarn of skulduggery and adventure." - Andrew O'Hehir,

"Captain America is not high art, but it is so unabashedly fun -- and such well-made fun -- that it is hard to not like and admire it for so steadfastly being what it is." - James Rocchi, MSN Movies

"With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment." -

"Evans, who played the Human Torch in two less-than-fantastic Fantastic Four films, brings such humor, heart and vigor to virtuous Steve that our rooting interest holds even when the action gets to be standard-issue." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Scrawny Steve is such a guileless and likeable little dude that his sweetness endures long past the super-sizing." - Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle

"Captain America's metabolism, Peggy tells him, burns energy four times faster than the average person's. The movie's metabolism burns out." - Joe Morgenstern, Wal Street Journal

"Here's what's missing: tension, drama, and most of all, a sense of wonder. This is a superhero movie, isn't it?" - Tom Horgen, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A forced love angle and vapid dialogue dooms Captain America." - Laremy Legel,

"Red, white and bland." - Peter Debruge, Variety

Movie Info

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). -- (C) Paramount

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 2 hr. 1 min.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Directed By: Joe Johnston

Written By: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Chris Evans (Captain America / Steve Rogers)
Tommy Lee Jones (Colonel Chester Phillips)
Sebastian Stan (James "Bucky" Barnes)
Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter)
Hugo Weaving (Johann Schmidt / Red Skull)
Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark)
Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)


Monday, July 18, 2011

Bridesmaids (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph) in Theatres on July 20, 2011

Bridesmaids (2011)

Rating: 4/5
Like the Movie: 83% (n=60,959)

Rating: 3.8/5
Like the Movie: 90% (n=215)


"Bridesmaids" is a female version of "The Hangover"--from the coarse language to the cringe-inducing grossout gags to the Vegas road trip that goes horribly wrong." - Richard Roeper,

"That rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"The warring impulses within Wiig set a wonderfully skittish tone for the painfully hilarious new movie Bridesmaids, a screwy tale of female friendship and wedding planning from hell." - Ella Taylor, NPR

"A marriage of genuine characters, gross out gags, and pathos, Bridesmaids is a female-driven comedy that refuses to be boxed in as Kristen Wiig emerges as a real star." -

"The only question is: Will Kristen Wiig ever be this good again? The answer is, let's hope so. Bridesmaids rocks. Hopefully, a movie star is born." - Tom Long, Detroit News

"It goes pretty much as expected, but it does seem earned, in part because the writing is so sharp." - Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

"The brilliant Saturday Night Live player Kristen Wiig finally gets the big-screen vehicle she deserves." - J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"In the end, Bridesmaids is touching and funny and a tiny bit sickening. Just like a real wedding." - Siri Agrell, Globe and Mail

"If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding." - Lou Lumenick, New York Post

"Just as Apatow redefined leading men in a more realistic manner, Wiig may well change the way Hollywood looks at ladies." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Movie Info

This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. -- (C) Universal

Rated: R

Running Time: 2 hr. 4 min.

Genre: Comedy

Directed By: Paul Feig

Written By: Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

Distributor: Universal Studios

Kristen Wiig (Annie)
Maya Rudolph (Lillian)
Rose Byrne (Helen)
Melissa McCarthy (Megan)
Wendi McLendon-Covey (Rita)
Ellie Kemper (Becca)


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