Noy stars Filipino Indie film pro Coco Martin as a journalist that covered Noynoy Aquino’s campaign during the Presidential race in 2010. It’s an interesting and tragic tale of a young twenty something and his mission to provide for his family first and foremost as well as get his life in the right direction and path to help alleviate the poverty they are experiencing. Although it’s a very used plot especially involving the situation of the poor in the country, the ending was quite a disappointment especially with the Deus ex Machina that happened to his family. It reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki’s Grave of the Fireflies. It’s just one tragedy after tragedy after another.
So… this weekend has been rainy and what better time to catch up on your movies that have been on hold for so long. And it was also a good time because all my dramas and series have ended or are on hiatus.
I Give it a Year
So this movie stars Roes Byrne (Did I mention I really love her name?), Simon Baker, Anna Faris, and Rafe Spall. This film has that british/american cast that reminds me greatly of The Holiday and it kinda makes me want to watch it as well now. :) Anywho, it’s a nice rom com movie definitely won me just by having super gorgeous Rose Byrne and Simon Baker in the cast. Although it was quite a predictable plot, it satisfied the basic requirements for romcom movies. I give it a 7/10.
So.. after watching Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby, makes me wonder what happened to this guy’s great efforts throughout the years. I do indeed liked Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet so decided to check out his first hit, 1992’s Strictly Ballroom. I quite liked it I must say and it’s a bit refreshing to go back into the 90’s style movie making as well. Nowadays with all the HD and Blu Ray and the 3D, sometimes the story doesn’t even have to be there for a movie to be good. Which is why I like the essence of this movie. Some might say it’s a bit of a cliche but I think after a while, can’t you just say everything will end up being a cliche for being done way too many times? I want to live in the days where everything is so new and innocent that nothing is every a cliche.