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  • "Ironclad"

ironclad Genre: Action / Adventure

Cast: Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng

Short Synopsis: Starring James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Derek Jacobi, Jamie Foreman and Aneurin Barnard IRONCLAD recounts one of the most violent, pivotal moments in English medieval history – when a few good men fought against insurmountable odds to defend their country from a megalomaniac, blood–drunk king. Torn from the pages of history, the devastating battle for the castle of Rochester is a true story of honour, action and excitement. Think medieval Magnificent Seven and you‘re on the right track.

  • "Battle: Los Angeles"

battleLA Genre: Action / Adventure / Cult / Sci-Fi

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena

Short Synopsis: For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces.
As people everywhere watch the world‘s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It‘s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they‘ve ever encountered before.

  • "Benda Bilili!"

benda Genre: Documentary / Music

Cast: Maria Barli Djongo, Renaud Barret, Cubain Kabeya

Short Synopsis: BENDA BILILI! is a real–life world music fairytale, lifting the lid on the Congolese music scene to reveal the incredible true story behind Kinshasa‘s ghetto stars, STAFF BENDA BILILI, and their distinctive musical style; a seductive mix of Congolese rumba, James Brown–esque funk, Cuban mambo, ancestral trance and Jimi Hendrix–esque flourishes.
Opening Directors Fortnight at Cannes this year, Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye‘s uplifting film is a frank and intimate portrait of the band, their musical energy and social observation of the realities of life in Kinshasa. Hotly tipped to be the next BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, BENDA BILILI! Is a rare cinematic discovery. The film follows the extraordinary journey of the band over the course of six years, from when we first encounter them living and performing on the streets, to recording their acclaimed debut album Tres, Tres Fort and headlining international music festivals.
BENDA BILILI! is the story of a dream become reality; an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity, embracing the band‘s creed; to be true to oneself, take pride, be strong, and never give up.

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Parang type ko ‘tong No String Attached, parang cute ng story. Tsaka ng Never Let Me Go. Siempre, chick ang Mamaru kaya natural pabor sa chick flicks. 😀


  • "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son"

big mommas Genre: Comedy/Cult
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Faizon Love, Ken Jeong

Short Synopsis:
This time, Turner is joined by his teenage stepson Trent as they go undercover at an all–girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and as hefty coed Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them.

  • "Animal Kingdom"

animal kingdom Genre: Drama/Crime
Cast: James Frecheville, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton

Short Synopsis:
Following the death of his mother, seventeen year–old Joshua ‘J‘ Cody (James Frecheville) moves in with his hitherto–estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine ‘Smurf‘ Cody (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son and armed robber, Andrew ‘Pope‘ Cody (Ben Mendelsohn) is in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren (Luke Ford), naively follows his elder brothers‘ lead. Just as ‘Pope‘s‘ business partner and best friend, Barry Brown (Joel Edgerton), decides that he wants out of the game, recognising that their days of old–school banditry are all but over, tensions between the family and the police explode. ‘J‘ finds himself at the centre of a cold–blooded revenge plot that turns his family upside down and which throws him directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce).

  • "Paul"

paul Genre: Comedy/Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver

Short Synopsis:
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top–secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space–traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town – a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).

Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

  • "Never Let Me Go"

never let me go Genre: Drama/Thriller
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Izzy Meikle-Small, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins

Short Synopsis:
NEVER LET ME GO is a poignant love story, adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro‘s bestselling Booker Prize short listed novel of the same name. As children, Ruth (Keira Knightley), Kathy (Carey Mulligan) and Tommy (Andrew Garfield) spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.

  • "I Am Number Four"

i am number four Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Teenage
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

Short Synopsis:
John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him is forced to change his identity whilst moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant). John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life–changing events, his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

  • "Drive Angry"

drive angry Genre: Action/Adventure/Cult/Fantasy/Thriller
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke

Short Synopsis:
Milton (Cage), a hardened felon, has broken out of Hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He‘s joined by Piper (Heard), a young, sexy waitress, who liberates her boyfriend‘s cherry–red muscle car in order to help Milton.

Now the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah (Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash Hell on Earth. But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton‘s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as The Accountant (Fichtner) has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to Hell.

  • "No Strings Attached"

no string attched Genre: Comedy/Romance
Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline

Short Synopsis:
‘No strings‘ means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don‘t fall in love. The questions become – can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?

  • "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"

justin bieber Genre: Documentary/Music
Cast: Justin Bieber







The heart that knows how to bow down and say sorry is the heart that loves you the most.

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Para sa mga adik sa sine. . .

  • "The Fighter"

The Fighter Genre: Drama
Cast:  Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Short Synopsis:
THE FIGHTER is the inspirational true story of two boxing legends. Dickie Eklund (CHRISTIAN BALE) is a former boxing legend whose life has become shattered by drug abuse whilst Micky Ward (MARK WAHLBERG), his half brother, has become the town‘s fighter and fading hope for a champion. But with Micky losing fight after punishing fight, it takes iron–willed Charlene (AMY ADAMS), to help him split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his criminal brother.

  •  "Brighton Rock"

Brighton Rock Genre: Drama / Thriller / Crime
Cast: John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough

Short Synopsis:
Adapted from Graham Greene‘s iconic 1939 novel, BRIGHTON ROCK charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor–wielding disadvantaged teenager hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. At the heart of the story is the anti–hero Pinkie‘s relationship with Rose – an apparently innocent young waitress who stumbles on evidence linking Pinkie and his gang to a revenge killing that Pinkie commits. After the murder, Pinkie seduces Rose, first in an effort to find out how much she knows and latterly to ensure she will not talk to the police. A love story between a murderer and a witness; can Pinkie trust Rose or should he kill her before she talks to the police? Can Rose trust Pinkie or is she next in line?

  • "Sanctum"

Sanctum Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson

Short Synopsis:
When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific‘s Esa–ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank‘s team–including 17–year–old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd) – are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever? Shot on location on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Sanctum employs 3D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar. Designed to operate in extreme environments, the technology used to shoot the action–thriller will bring audiences on a breathless journey across plunging cliffs and into the furthest reaches of our subterranean world.

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Mga bagong aabangan na sine…mga pagkakagastahan. 😀

  • "The King’s Speech"

the King's Speech

Genre: Drama / History
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter, Guy Pearce

Short Synopsis:
The King‘s Speech tells the story of the relationship between Britain‘s reluctant King George VI, plagued by a nervous stammer, and the unorthodox Australian speech therapist who helps him.


  • "127 Hours"

127 hours Genre: Drama / Biography
Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Clemence Poesy

Short Synopsis:
127 Hours is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of last year‘s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire.

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston‘s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

  • "The Next Three Days"

The Next Three Days Genre: Thriller
Cast: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks

Short Synopsis:
Three years into his wife‘s sentence, John (Russell Crowe) is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.

  • "Abel"

Abel Genre: Drama / Fantasy
Cast: Geraldine Alejandra, Karina Gidi, Christopher Ruiz-Esparza

Abel is a nine–year–old boy and the only male patient in a psychiatric ward for women in provincial Aguascalientes, Mexico for the past two years. He often experiences violent episodes and refuses to speak, though his doctors are unable to diagnose or treat his apparent mental illness. Due to hospital rules, Abel must be transferred to a children‘s hospital in Mexico City for permanent residency. A week before he is set to depart, his mother Cecilia convinces the hospital director, Doctor Monarrez, to let Abel stay with her for a week. If Abel behaves and Cecilia can handle his care during this time, he will be allowed to stay with his family. If not, he must go to the hospital in distant Mexico City.

Abel arrives home to be greeted by his siblings, Selene, 16, and Paul, 5. Abel is clearly uncomfortable in his own home, and his brother and sister are equally wary of his presence, resulting in highly charged tension within the household. One morning, out of the blue, Abel begins to speak. His mother is delighted and considers it a sign of improvement. However, rather than acting like a boy his own age, Abel starts to act like the man of the house – a husband to his mother and a father to his siblings. Despite their confusion and irritation, Abel‘s family tries their best to accept his actions and keep him happy. Selene makes peace with her brother‘s assumed role by inviting him to participate in the Fathers‘ Day celebration at Paul‘s school. Abel and Paul grow closer during their daily homework sessions, and the two boys often play together. Things start looking up for the small family, as everyone begins to adjust to their new lifestyle.

Then, one morning, Abel wakes up to find a strange man sitting at the table. Anselmo, the children‘s real father, has returned from working in the United States. Abel does not seem to recognize him and becomes alarmed by the presence of a stranger in his house. Cecilia lies and tells Abel that Anselmo is her cousin. Abel is relieved by her explanation and begins to speak to his father as a peer. Anselmo, however, is much more disturbed by Abel‘s behaviour. He decides to take matters into his own hands and drags Abel to the bathroom, where he forces his son to look in the mirror and recognize himself as a child. Abel panics as his confusion mounts and reality intrudes. Cecilia rushes into the bathroom, just in time to administer his medication. Completely sick with worry, she kicks Anselmo out of the house. Early the next morning, Abel takes Paul out of the house without telling Cecilia. Later that morning, Cecilia realizes her children are missing. Frantically, she, Anselmo, Doctor Monarrez, Selene, and Selene‘s boyfriend head out to search for Abel and Paul.

Meanwhile, the boys arrive at the community pool. Once inside, Abel is determined to teach Paul how to swim. Paul follows his brother into the water despite his fears. As soon as they reach deeper water, both boys struggle to stay afloat.

In the car, Selene remembers Abel‘s promise to Paul, and his mother reveals that Abel does not know how to swim either. When they arrive at the pool, they find both boys face down in the water. After several agonizing minutes, Paul and Abel are resuscitated. Cecilia, having come very close to losing both her sons, concedes that she must let Abel travel to Mexico City for treatment.

  • "It’s kind Of A Funny Story"

Its kind of a funny story Genre: Comedy / Drama
Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis

Short Synopsis:
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.




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"Love isn’t being happy all the time. Feel free to cry for awhile, but love like you’ve never lost your smile." – Mary Rose

Astig Kami Kung Magmahal

Pag trip ko mag-download ng mga movies sa net kay Moo ako nagtatanong ng mga magagandang old movies. Bihira lang naman kasi ako nakakapanood ng sine noon kaya dehins ko masyado alam ang mga worth- watching flicks.

Napanood ko na yung mga nai-rekomend sa akin ni Moo na Road to Perdition, Shawshank Redemption, Men of Honor and etc.

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English versus Tagalog

English movies you should not translate in Tagalog:

  • Die Hard – Hindi Mamatay-matay
  • Die Hard, With A Vengeance – Hindi Na Mamatay-matay, Nag-higanti Pa
  • Lost In Space – Mga Tangang Naligaw sa Kalawakan
  • Paycheck – Sweldo
  • What Lies Beneath – Ang Pagsisinungaling sa Ilalim
  • Superman, The Return – Si Superman Bumalik, Naiwanan Ang Brief
  • Cinderella Man – Bading si Cinderella

. . . more in M A R U J A


Christmas / Holiday Shopping — 2
We seem to tie up a lot of emotion in the Holidays, and maybe our shopping is a release and / or an amplification of that emotion.

Great Things Come In Small Packages

Eto na naman sya at pinanindigan na naman ang pagiging kengkoy. Walang kakupas-kupas talaga.

Kopya ng Transformer DVD lang ang inaasahan kong matatanggap na laman ng Air21 envelope kahapon galing sa ever funny guy na si Defpotec Jones aka Swami. O’ di ba, ang taray ng apelyido, J-O-N-E-S. Imported!! Laging puno ng aliw at sorpresa ang taong ‘to. At palagay ko hindi yata ako magsasawa na isama si Moo sa mga blog entries ko lagi.

Naka-box ang cd na natanggap ko kahapon. Sus mariano ka indo! May ibang laman pa pala ang maliit na kahon ng kung anik-anik pa. Pucha! pinagpawisan ako sa katatawa habang binusisi ko isa-isa ang laman. Nakaka-sorpresa kasi!

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Tama ba ang paglawayin ako?

Umaga. Kagigising ko lang.

UTOL ko: “Gusto mo manood ng The Bourne Ultimatum? May premier showing mamaya sa Rockwell, libre ako kasi sponsored ng kliyente namin, gusto mo?”

MARU: “Oo ba! Eh anong oras?”

UTOL ko: “Dapat 7pm andun ka na. Kaso di kita masusundo kasi busy ako today. Kung gusto mo, mag commute ka na lang papunta dun.”

MARU: “Nyeee! Papano yan eh pangit ng weather, mukhang babagyo. Baka naman mamaya eh ma-stranded ako. Tsaka once pa lang ako nakapunta ng Rockwell eh. Baka maligaw ako kakahiya naman kung mananawagan pa ko dun sa ‘yo.”

UTOL ko: “Eh ikaw, kung gusto mo lang naman. Tawagan mo ko lunchtime kung tutuloy ka para maisama kita dun sa reservation list.”

MARU: “Hmp! Di na siguro. Sige…di bale na lang” (arteng pa-presyo. nagpapapilit)

UTOL ko: “Oo nga, sige wag na lang. Tsaka ano lang ba naman ang ise-serve nilang food dun sa mga viewers… hotdogs… popcorns…softdrinks.”

Kuuuu! Gusto ko kutusan ‘tong kapatid ko at guluhin ang buhok nyang kalalagay lang ng gel. “Pinaglaway mo lang akoooooooo!”. Lech!

Hindi ako naglalaway dun sa kung ano ang lafang dahil pwede naman ako magbaon ng sarili kong kanin at ulam dun sa sinehan! Hahaha!

Naglalaway lang talaga ako na mapanood AGAD si Matt Damon aka Jason Bourne. Kainis talaga. Maikukumpara ang pakiramdam ko dun sa mananalo na sana ako sa huweteng kaso biglang dumaplis yung isang numero kaya ayun, OLATS pa rin ako.

Hirap rin talaga maging probinsyana at pag hindi kabisado ang kalibliban ng Metro Manila. Pero biro ko lang yung baka maligaw ako dun sa Rockwell. Nag drama lang ako kasi baka naman pwedeng sunduin nya na lang ako dito sa bahay. Nakakatamad din kasi talaga mag commute lalo na pag maulan. Kaso di umepek gimik ko kay brader. Hayysss…

Trivia: WP blogger na kamukha ni Matt Damon? Ans: Neybor Moo (Defpotec)