Friday, July 22, 2011

Amazing Spiderman

"We have our secrets: the ones we keep and the one which are kept from us."

Spiderman movie series is again revived but this time Tobie Macquire is out but Andrew Garfield is in. 

Here is the trailer from YouTube, enjoy! 

The new movie again takes us back where it all started just like the very first Spiderman movie with Macquire. Though it starts from the beginning the new movie digs deeper on why Peter Parker is Peter Parker. As the tag line says there are two kinds of secrets: one of him being the Spiderman and the other is about his parents.

Expected release date of the movie is July 3, 2012.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Last Airbender: Adaptation of the Avatar Series

The Last Airbender is an upcoming American action-adventure fantasy film scheduled to be released on July 1, 2010.It is a live-action film adaptation based on the first season of the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The first of a planned trilogy, the film will be produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.The series, influenced by Asian art, mythology and various martial arts fighting styles, was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and was adapted by M. Night Shyamalan. He will also direct and produce the film. Other producers include Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer and Scott Aversano. Filming began in mid-March 2009; the movie will be released in both traditional two-dimensional  projectors, as well as in 3D.

The film stars Noah Ringer as Aang, a reluctant hero who prefers adventure over his job as the Avatar. Aang and his friends, Katara and Sokka, journey to the North Pole to find a Waterbending master to teach Aang and Katara the secrets of the craft. At the same time, Fire Lord Ozai, the current Fire Lord of the Fire Nation, is waging a seemingly endless war against the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribes, and the already vanquished Air Nomads. The film also stars Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, and Dev Patel.

In a world where the elements, Water, Earth, Fire, and Air can be controlled by people known as "benders", the Fire Nation is waging a ruthless war to control the other great nations. The only hope for stopping the war rests on the shoulders of a young boy named Aang. The last known Airbender and survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads, Aang is the Avatar. The Avatar is the physical embodiment of the world, with the ability to control all four elements and draw upon the combined power, knowledge, and experience of the Avatar's previous incarnations. The Avatar's duty is to maintain peace between the four nations and the spirit realm, ensuring that the world remains in balance. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her warrior brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), and Aang's animal guide Appa, a flying bison, Aang begins a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Standing in their way is the ambitious Fire Nation Admiral Zhao (Aasif Mandvi) and Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), the banished prince of the Fire Nation who seeks to capture Aang to regain his honor.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nicolas Cage's latest movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an upcoming 2010  fantasy  adventure  comedy film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Jon Turteltaub, stars Nicolas Cage, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, who are behind the National Treasure franchise. It is a live-action re-imagining of the Mickey Mouse Sorcerer's Apprentice segment in Disney's Fantasia,  which in turn is based on the late 1890s symphonic poem by Paul Dukas and 1797 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ballad.

The film was originally set to be released on July 16, 2010, but has been moved up to July 14, 2010.

Balthazar Blake, played Nicolas Cage, is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath, played by Alfred Molina. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant student. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. Dave must muster his strength to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

June 30 will be the day Eclipse will be shown and yet as of today all tickets are sold out here in Micronesia Mall.

Eclipse will be the third movie adaptation of the Twilight series. Twilight is a series of four vampire-basedfantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is made up of 4 novels namely Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

The first books are already shown and has build up the massive following of the novels. The third installation is also a well awaited adaptation in which the vampire Victoria James' mate from Twilight has created an army of "newborn" vampires to battle the Cullen family and murder Bella for revenge. Meanwhile, Bella is compelled to choose between her relationship with Edward and her friendship with Jacob. Edward's vampire family and Jacob's werewolf pack join forces to successfully destroy Victoria and her vampire army. In the end, Bella chooses Edward's love over Jacob's and agrees to marry him.

To learn more about the movie visit the official site

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Watched the movie yesterday and it was good. For the adventure and the swashbuckling followers this movie is a good one but if you are more on the story side I would say that it is simple same story of family rivalry and power grabbing.

The story revolves about The Dagger of Time that turns back time. It enables the holder to go back a few minutes in time thus enabling one to change that moment to one's advantage. The story is set on the reign of King Sharaman of Peria during the 6th century. The main character, Prince Dastan(played by Jake Gyllenhaal) was an orphaned boy that was adopted by King Sharaman after an incident in the market place. Dastan's courage to defend a friend against the King's guards impress the king and it ended up Dastan being adopted by the King making him Prince of Persia with "no royal blood and no eye for the throne."

After the short introduction, the movie starts with Prince Tus, the next heir to the throne, Prince Garsiv and Nizam(the kings brother and adviser) on the way to Alamut, a known Holy city, to conquer it due to the reports of the city supplying arms to Persia's enemies. The king's commands was not to harm Alamut because it is holy and neutral city. Tus asks his brother and Nizam if they should attack but awaits what Prince Dastan's opinion. Dastan grew up to be a courageous man and led a group in the Persian army. Dastan reminded Tus of their father's command and he said that the weapons might be planted but in the end the advice from Garsiv and Nizam prevailed. Dastan requested that he lead the first attack then but was told that he was too young for this. The attack was to be made at dawn.

Hard headed as he is, Dastan went to do a backdoor attack on the city by entering it before dawn. Together with Bis and his friends they were able to enter and open one of the city's gates, signaled it to Tus and Garsiv's men and entered the city without much damage. Meanwhile the head of Alamut, Princess Tamina(played by Gemma Artenton), prayed to the Gods. In there last resort Tamina ordered one of Alamut's guard to bring to safety Alamut's Dagger of Time. The guard was accidentally killed by Dastan and was able to get hold of the dagger. The news reached the king but the king was furious of what Tus did. The king goes to Alamut and ask Tus to give him evidence of Alamut's treachery.

Tus busied himself looking for the weapons and ask favor from Dastan present to the king Alamut's praying shroud. The king announce that the proposed marriage of Princess Tamina to Tus to unite their empires was not to push through but instead Princess Tamina will be wed to Dastan. Dastan was taken aback and was speechless for sometime. To interrupt the scene Dastan presented the praying shroud to the king but upon wearing it the king was burned and killed. Dastan doesn't know why and he was accused of killing the king. He ran to save himself and he ended up running with Princess Tamina. From there the story brings you to the adventure and the twist of the movie.

 The movie also mentions about destiny being a connection between two time periods. But in the end as the story goes destiny is what we chose it to be rather than something that one must follow even if it means losing someone that you love. Destiny is a choice that only  you and me can make.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Robin Hood

As a birthday present to myself last Sunday, I went to see Russell Crowe's movie Robin Hood.

The story did start with the the story that we all know. This movie traces back the reason why Robin Hood became an outlaw and started dwelling in the deep forest of Nottingham. Robin Longstride(Russell Crowe) was an archer in King Richard the Lionheart's army. A tragic event happened when Richard was killed in battle and Robert Locskley, one of the king's knight, was task to bring back the crown to England and to bring the bad news. 

Meanwhile in England, John who is next in line is preparing himself to be the king of England and enjoying his life with a French girl. One of his men,Godfrey, was traitor working with Philip, King of France. Godfrey intercepted Robert in his mission to bring back the crown when Robin Longstride with his companions were on there way to go back home. Robert was killed by Godfrey and Robin and his men drove them away. Robert ask Robin to promise him to bring back his sword to his father in Nottingham. Upon knowing the mission of Robert, Robin dress themselves as knights and went to bring the king's crown and bring the good news. With that John becomes king of England.

The first problem John has to solve is England's rising financial problem and thus the need to enforce tax collection. John assigns the traitor Godfrey to do such work. But Godfrey on the other hand has a different mission. He went to the northern part of England acting in the name of the king forcing people and villages to pay up their taxes at the same time arrange the first batch of French soldiers to prepare for Philip's arrival.

Robin went to Nottingham to fulfill a dead man's wish. But in the process he learn of his true linage that his father was a mason who was killed because of his beliefs that the king of England needs its subject not the other way around. And the sword that he was to bring back to Robert's father was actually his father's own sword. A line was inscribed in the sword saying "Rise, rise again until lambs turn into lions" which means to never give up. John was finally informed of Godfrey's betrayal and the other barons are now working together to overthrow the king. In the end Robin ask if he could speak and brought the same philosophy his father was trying to ask years back, that is to every English man to have liberty by law. John agreed in order to defeat the French with a united England but right after the victory John did not keep his promise. 

Thus Robin Hood was declared an outlaw. Together with his comrades and the orphan children they retreated to the forest and as the legend says they rob the rich and gave it to the poor.  

Monday, May 24, 2010


Spencer Aimes(played by Aston Kutcher of Punkd) is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt(Katherine Heigl of Grey's Anatomy), a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love and married her without telling who he really is.

Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street.

Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his pain-in-the-ass in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances and just plain survive.