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. Disney’s Frozen – let it go .

“It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all
Up here in the cold thin air
I finally can breath
I know i left a life behind
But i’m to relieved to breath

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back any more
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand
And there I’ll stay
Let it go, let it go
the cold never bothered me anyway”

***

I love this song and of course, the movie (Go watch it, if you haven’t already!). I take a look around me and it is without a doubt that many of us live a cookie-cutter life that’s defined by what the society deems as “successful or safe”.  It’s definitely difficult to let go of our fears – fears of failure, rejection, change, risk, uncertainty, memories and the list goes on. Maybe, that’s why I really love this song and draw inspiration from it. I’ll end this off with a quote –

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains 3 descriptions – (1) Could have, (2) Might have, and (3) Should have.”

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. OZ The Great and Powerful .

I’ve a feeling that I’m gonna enjoy this movie a lot!

. The Viral Factor with Bausch + Lomb PV2HD Lens .

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The Viral Factor with Bausch+Lomb PV2HD Lens


Learn about the movie: 
International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes up in the hospital, a doctor tells him that within weeks, the bullet in his brain will cause complete paralysis. Jon returns to Beijing to see his mother, who confesses that Jon has a brother in Malaysia who was raised by his father, a gambler. Jon takes a flight to Malaysia to find his brother, Yeung. On the plane he forms a bond with Dr. Kan, who promises to look into possible treatments for his condition. However, when they arrive, Yeung tries to kidnap the doctor and when Jon intervenes, he’s also taken hostage. The two soon realize they’re brothers, and decide to work together in order to keep the criminals behind the kidnappings from reinfecting the world of a disease long thought cured. 

My say: Considering Jay Chou’s insane popularity in Singapore, I’m sure that having him starred in the leading role helps to sell the bulk of the movie tickets! A highly action-packed film, The Viral Factor seems to run on a sequence of action scenes, from huge explosions to speedy car chases to gun fights which will definitely satisfy the adrenaline rush in you. Despite the stunning choreography, the movie also aims to be a partial drama movie by playing up on Jon’s (Jay Chou) impending disability and this, in turn, focuses on the importance of putting family kinship before everything else.

     out of 5 

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 Read my previous reviews of The Descendants with PV2HD Lens here and Jack & Jill here.

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. Jack & Jill with Bausch+Lomb PV2HD Lens .



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Jack & Jill with Bausch+Lomb PV2HD Lens


Learn about the movie: 
“Jack and Jill” is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife, Erin (Katie Holmes) and kids, who dreads one event each year: Thanksgiving. This is when Jack’s identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler) arrives . Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.

My say: With funny man Adam Sandler starring in Jack & Jill as both the lead character, I must say that I expected the movie to be funny and comical. Unfortunately, despite the crude humour and an excellent performance by the great Al Pacino, Jack & Jill turns out to be 1 of Sandler’s weakest movie as it seems to lack a punch.

     out of 5 

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Read my previous review of The Descendants with PV2HD Lens here

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. The Descendants with Bausch+Lomb PV2HD Lens .


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The Descendants with Bausch+Lomb PV2HD Lens


Learn about the movie: The Descendants is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. 

My say: With 26 wins (according to IMDB) under its belt and a strong contender for the Oscars 2012 Award, I must say that The Descendant is 1 of the best movies that I have watched in the recent years. A heartfelt movie with strong performances from its lead actors, The Descendants is a masterpiece that deserves the nomination in the running of Best Movie for the Oscars.

Click here to read the full review of the movie. 

    out of 5 

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. movie review: The Descendants .

Learn about the movie: The Descendants is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters — 10-year-old precocious Scottie (Amara Miller) and rebellious 17-year-old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) — while wrestling with a decision to sell his family’s land. Handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries, the Kings own some of the last priceless virgin parcels of tropical beach in the islands.

When Alexandra drops the bombshell that her mother was in the midst of a romantic fling at the time of the accident, Matt has to take a whole new look at his life, not to mention his legacy, during a week of momentous decisions. With his girls in tow, he embarks on a haphazard search for his wife’s lover. Along the way, in encounters alternately funny, troublesome and transcendent, he realizes he’s finally on course toward rebuilding his life and family.

My say: With 26 wins (according to IMDB) under its belt and a high possibility of being a strong contender for the prestigious Oscars 2012 Award, I must say that The Descendant is 1 of the best movies that I have watched in the recent years. Despite its idyllic setting (the paradise islands of Hawaii), the movie takes on a rather serious tone as it explores the theme of death and family dysfunction. The impending death of Matt King’s (George Clooney) daredevil wife – Liz – has resulted in an emotional turmoil and chaos for all the family members – A “back-up” father who has to deal with the truth of his dying wife’s infidelity, a rebellious teenager who hates her mother for cheating on her father and the youngest daughter coming of age but having no parent to turn to.

As part of the audience, we experienced the roller-coaster journey of the family as they struggled to cope with the grief of losing their mother and watched as the tragic event uncannily brought the family members even closer together. The actors have played their characters so beautifully well that I found myself tearing alongside with them (and many of the women in the audience) during the emotional scenes. As hard as I tried to resist, tears rolled down my cheeks as I saw how the family had to deal with the pain of saying goodbye to a loved one. Having lost my grandfather to old age a few months back, it wasn’t difficult to put myself in their shoes and relate to the emotionally-charged scene.

For those who are concern that The Descendants is a tad too emotional for them, there is no cause of worry as the movie comes with its fair share of funny moments. Acclaimed director – Alexander Payne – has successfully woven humour into the drama thus giving the audience many reasons to laugh throughout the entire film. Some characters, such as Liz’ lover and his wife, provided comic relief with their excellent performance. Creating humour in a tearjerker is a skill to master and Payne has pulled it off with great aplomb! A heartfelt movie with strong performances from its lead actors, The Descendants is a masterpiece that deserves a nomination in the running of Best Movie for the Oscars.

The Descendants opens at all major cinemas on 26th Jan.


Rating: 
    and half out of 5

* Thanks to Omy Blog for the invitation to the sneak preview of The Descendants. 

. movie review: new year’s eve .


All about the movie: The movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year’s Eve. It celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the series of stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

The Good: New Year’s Eve is essentially a feel-good holiday film and has succeeded in getting me to look back at my own year and reflect. Of all the short intertwining stories, I must say that my favourite mini-story involves Zac Efron’s character helping Michelle Pfeiffer’s neurotic character to fulfill her list of unrealized New Year’s resolutions in the most creative way possible. A gentle reminder of how we tend to exist, instead of living, in the world.

The Bad: To sum it up, think of the well-acclaimed Christmas-oriented movie, Love Actually, without the substance. This movie is all fluff and cliches which, sadly, resulted it to be relatively unimaginative and forgettable. Word of advice – Watch the movie without having any expectation and you might find yourself enjoying it even more. 

Movie Ratings   Out of 5