Seven (1995)

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My Rating: 8.5/10

I have watched many Morgan Freeman films but what I like the most is his biggest hit Seven. I remember I watched this movie with my officemates when I got my very first paycheck. Freeman is at his best at Seven. Plus Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in one movie, that is something!
Seven is police drama about two police detectives, one new (Brad Pitt as David Mills) and one about to retire (Morgan Freeman as William Somerset) . They are deeply involved in a case of a  serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi; Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Pride Sloth, Greed and Wrath.
I like Morgan Freeman’s character as Detective Lt. William Somerset. He adapted very well to his role and was very convincing. I think he is now on his 70’s. His film that I have last seen was Evan Almighty. Though he acted very well in that film too, I love him on deeper and darker roles like that of his character as smart detective where he can combine the best of his skills.

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One More Chance

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 My Rating: 7/10
“You had me at my best; she loved me at my worst”
 
That is the famous line from One More Chance, the only Filipino romantic film that made its way to my heart. I so love this movie and I will not get tired of watching it over and over. I am not a fan of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz, the two main actors in this movie, but I love the story so much and how John Lloyd and Bea portrayed their roles as Popoy and Basha.

Popoy and Basha have been together all their lives. Their love story started when they met as students in the university. Their families loved them, they shared friends, they eventually worked in the same firm and their life plans revolved around each other. There is no Popoy without a Basha and vice versa. They were certain that they will get married someday and build a home together. Everything seems perfect. At least that’s what Popoy thinks. But all the planning and dreaming eventually took a toll on Basha. Past issues and current controversies suddenly become the main fare in what would have been a routine lunch date. In their first major fight in over five years, Popoy and Basha begin their heart-rending struggle whether to hold on or to move on. (source: yahoo!movies)

Kudos to its writers Vanessa Valdez and Carmi Raymundo  and to its director Cathy Garcia-Molina. I hope Filipino film makers could make more beautiful romantic movies like this that are worthwhile to watch.
 
 


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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

 My Rating: 6.5/10
For this week’s TCP theme “ It’s a Greek Thing”, I cannot think of any movie other than My Big Fat Greek Wedding because it is the only movie that I have seen that is dealing with Greek culture and traditions.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is centered on Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a middle class Greek American woman. Toula doesn’t like her family is Greek in every single way. At thirty, she is the only woman in her family who has “failed”. Failed because her family expects her to marry a Greek, make Greek babies, and feed everyone until the day she dies. Instead, she falls in love with a non-Greek upper middle class Ian Miller (John Corbett). Toula struggles to get her family to accept Ian while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

I don’t know the reason for so many negative reviews for this movie. Well, I found it entertaining. It is not an extremely good movie but it is not bad either. It has several very heartwarming and emotional scenes that made it not so funny for a comedy film.

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Braveheart (1995)

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 My Rating: 8.5/10
For me Braveheart is the best movie Mel Gibson has made. As expected, expert historians gave it nasty reviews because of historical errors but who cares? Movies are fictional that are made to entertain. All I can say is this movie has greatly impacted me. I love the soundtrack and the battle scenes. The actors did great and the ending was brilliant.  Everything is amazing and I recommend it wholeheartedly!
Braveheart is a 1995 American epic drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson plays William Wallace, an intelligent, passionate and well-educated Scottish peasant who is determined to lead a peaceful life. He returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. He becomes the leader of a courageous army and leads the battle against the English forces and becomes the hero of his country.
The film won five Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. Mel Gibson has proven himself as a brilliant director and deserves all the credit he received for this film. I love him too in “The Patriot”. He is one of my favorite actors and I am saddened with what is happening to him now.

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Bourne Ultimatum

 My Rating: 8/10
I am not a Matt Damon fan. It’s just so happen that I so love action movies and Bourne Ultimatum is one action movie that has it all. It is action packed and has brilliantly paced story not to mention the great plot and the fantastic direction.

Matt Damon delivers his best performance as Jason Bourne who is hunted by the people who made him what he is. He has the conviction and swelling desire of the troubled assassin. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers.

The Bourne Ultimatum is undoubtedly the best of the series but of course you have to watch the first two series Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy to appreciate this film  more because each new series starts where each earlier series ends.

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