The Walking Dead Season 2 Premiere

Finally, we have watched the most awaited premiere of “The Walking Dead Season 2” last night. As expected, the one hour first episode is full of suspense. I sometimes scream and cover my eyes. I think it was my reaction that pushed RJ to sleep early.

The Season 2 will feature 13 episodes. It started where it left off the first season. The characters are still the same but this time survivors will be split into groups; each group will make their way to fight and survive from the walkers.  I can’t help but imagine what if it happens in real life? With our intermittent internet connection and cellphone signals, we will need home cell booster to be sure that we can ask for help anytime. Oh, sorry for the weird thought. I just got carried away.

If you haven’t seen “The Walking Dead” yet, I encourage you to watch it. I am not a huge fan of zombies and horror movies but the said TV series made its way to my heart. It is not because of the suspense and action but because of the story behind each character. Below is the official trailer of the Season 2…grisly and gritty yet touching.

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In the Name of Love

I was curious why “In the Name of Love”, Aga Muhlach and Angel Locsin’s movie, is listed on the Top 20 highest grossing movies worldwide. So last Saturday, after doing the laundry with hubby, I watched it at a friend’s house. At first, I thought it was an ordinary love story but I was wrong. We were watching almost half of the movie but still we were clueless as to what really happened to Cedes (Angel Locsin) that made her forget Emman (Aga Muhlach) for years. It’s such a great movie with unpredictable story so you have to finish it until the end to know the real story behind the forbidden love of Emman and Cedes.

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I was delighted that after so many years, I have seen again a local movie that is worth watching. No offense to the local movie industry but since Lino Brocka died, I can count on my fingers local movies that are sensible.

Again, that was a great Mom-me time with my friend.

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Bones’ Best Episode

Last night, Hubby and I picked our best viewing positions as we ready ourselves for the latest episode of Bones Season 6 Episode 21 entitled “Signs in the Silence”. We really love this show because of the characters. They are a perfect mix which makes the episodes light and the technical aspects are injected with humor so as not to bore the viewers. But last night was different. It was probably the best episode Hubby and I watched. There were no rotten flesh nor merely bones of a dead person. It’s about a teenager, deaf-mute, being a suspect in a man’s killing after she’s found on a street covered with blood and with a knife on her hand. They tried talking to her and convince her to identify herself and tell her story but the girl was so scared. Is she really the murderer?

How the characters worked and solved the crime and how they reunited the girl with her true parents was just crafty and emotion-filled. This episode was so heart-warming that hubby and I shed tears at the end of the episode, lol. How they, especially Bones (Dr. B), was able to relate her experiences in order to solve the mystery of the girl just shows that she has emotions but she just doesn’t know how to express it. Kudos to the scriptwriters and researchers for the materials they used in the last episode.

I so love Special Agent Seeley Booth and Bones (Dr. Temperance Brennan). They are just perfect together…one of the reasons why I fell in love with the show. I can’t wait to see Episode 22.

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Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Welcome to the “Year of the Rabbit”, the year that believed to create the visibility of energetic and carefree period. Because 2011 is year of the rabbit, we will start the Tuesday Couch Potato with movies about or with rabbit.

My rating: 7/10

Have you heard of Wallace and Gromit? They are clay characters in British animated short films. I first met them when I bought RJ a cartoon CD when she was still a baby. It was a 12-in-1 CD with Wallace and Gromit. Wallace, an absent-minded inventor living in Wigan, Greater Manchester, is a cheese enthusiast (especially for Wensleydale). His companion, Gromit, is an anthropomorphic intelligent dog. RJ loved them so much that when I heard about “Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit“, I bought the CD again. Of course Mommy always join the baby in watching. In this film, Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

It is a mix of humor and clay motion. Funny and colorful just like Chicken Run. It feels good to watch great films like this with the whole family but you will enjoy “Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” best if you have seen the short films. So I suggest watch the short films first.

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Gladiator

Gladiator is about a Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) who is betrayed by his friend Quintus (Tomas Arana) and his family murdered by corrupt prince Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). He comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Gladiator is a movie from Dreamworks directed by Ridley Scott and was released on 2000. It is not just a film, it is an all in one film (well, almost). It is historical, drama, epic, adventure, action film in one and no doubt that can be lined with those classic films. It would have made for an extremely marvelous picture if not for the too much brutality and blood shed. I love the story though and I love Russell Crowse’s performance as Maximus. And because I am an action fanatic, I will rate this 7/8.

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