Category: Movies

The International Movie Review

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I was planning to watch “He’s Just Not Into You” but apparently the theater that is showing it only has twin-lover seats.  Since I’m with a friend, why would we watch it there right? weird…

Anyway, we ended up watching “The International”. I got word that it is a good movie.  As expected, it is indeed Good!  Since the day before I watched “Confessions of a Shopaholic” w/c is a feel-good movie, it’s time to watch something serious & action-oriented.

It is a story about 2 people (an Interpol agent & Manhattan assistant district attorney) investigating corruption on a bank called International Bank of Business & Credit (IBBC).  This stars Clive Owen & Naomi Watts.  They uncovered several illegal activities that IBBC is doing like money laundering, arms trading & government destabilization.

Pretty well done and I don’t feel the time at all.  It’s just sad that since the movie is about 2 hours long.  I need to go to the washroom, I was really trying to wait for the movie to be finished but I just cannot take it anymore hahahahahaha!  So when I went to the washroom finally and came back to the theater.. I realized that I missed the last 15minutes of the movie!!!!!! Sooooooo saddd

So anyone would like to share what I have missed? awww… I might need to watch this again when a DVD comes out… so sad that I missed the most important part in the movie hehehe.

Verdict: 4/5

Official Website of Rochelle Sy Chua where she talks about her travel experiences in Taipei, Taiwan, Philippines and Asia, as well as her adventures in food and restaurants

Seven Pounds Movie Review

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I watched this movie last week and I ended up crying

It was about a man named Tim Thomas (Will Smith), who was involved in a car crash and killed 7 people including his fiance. This is due to him using his cellphone while driving. Serves as a lesson for us right?

Tim can’t seem to get over his guilt over what happened and decided to pay back by helping 7 different people.

  1. his brother Ben – he gave him a lung lobe
  2. child services worker Holly – he gave her part of his liver
  3. junior hockey coach – George – he gave a kidney
  4. a young boy Nicholas – he gave a bone marrow
  5. a mother of 2 kids w/ an abusive boyfriend – he gave his beach house
  6. blind meat salesman Ezra – he gave his corneas
  7. greeting card printer Emily – he gave his heart

As the story goes, I really can’t help but feel sorry for him. I mean I surely am guilty of texting while driving. I’ve been doing that and luckily have not been in an accident. He’s a good person, he doesn’t drink but he just got unlucky coz he was thinking about work. When I think about it, I might/will do the same thing. It just pains me to see someone go through that because of one innocent mistake. So sad…

I went out of the movie with my nose really really red. I hid in the washroom for a few minutes till I look a lil better hehehe.

I guess the biggest lesson here is not to text while driving. You don’t know that 1 simple mistake like that can do to our lives…

My rating for Seven Pounds: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Official Website of Rochelle Sy Chua where she talks about her travel experiences in Taipei, Taiwan, Philippines and Asia, as well as her adventures in food and restaurants

Hancock Movie Review

Aside from shopping, I also watched a movie today. The only thing that didn’t go as planned is the TV stand (I didn’t get to buy it).  The movie we watched is Hancock.

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Since Dark Knight got so much hype, I didn’t notice the movie Hancock. But since I wanted to treat my yaya to a movie, then I now have a chance to watch Hancock.

I was pleasantly surprised to know that Charlize is part of the movie. It’s just sad that she and Jason Bateman didn’t get enough credit on the movie.

Anyway, I love this movie. There are quite a few scenes where I shed some tears. One scene that I can remember that I cried is when Hancock finally got the people’s gratitude. I really don’t know I just realized that I can relate to Hancock, maybe I really do feel lonely for the past 5 years of my life. And I feel that I’m always misunderstood and unappreciated just like Hancock. hehehe well enough about me.
Back to my review of this movie hehehe.

I really love how they showed Ray character as the one understanding Hancock and changed his image to the people. I really just hope there are people like Ray’s character in real life. Coz I think there’s none like that anymore.

There are several values that were shown here:

  • humility – I love Ray’s character. Such a selfless, good hearted person. I love how he taught hancock and helped change his bad public image.
  • generosity – This is Hancock. he’s technically a superhero. And doesn’t want anything in return.
  • love – Both Hancock & Mary sacrificed themselves for love. Mary walked away from Hancock to save his life 80 years ago. While Hancock walked away as well and went to new york city for Mary to be able to recover from the gun shot.
  • gratitude – Ray & Hancock. Since Hancock saved Ray from the train, Ray showed his gratitude by helping Hancock change his image to a good one, he also saved Hancock from getting killed by Red. Hancock on the other hand, showed his gratitude by painting the moon with the all heart logo (sweet!)

I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars. 🙂

Official Website of Rochelle Sy Chua where she talks about her travel experiences in Taipei, Taiwan, Philippines and Asia, as well as her adventures in food and restaurants

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