The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

PG-13 | 146 mins | Sci-fi, Adventure | November 22, 2013 (USA)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland
(Based from the novel written by Suzanne Collins)

After watching this movie, I had three (3) realizations:
1. Catching Fire is better than Divergent.
2. Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) is a revolutionary just as much as the rest, only in a different way.  
3. I want a book (or a spinoff movie) about Johanna Mason's (Jena Malone) life.


RATING: 7/10


Pitch Perfect

PG-13 | 112 mins | Musical, Comedy, Romance | October 10, 2012 (Philippines)

Director: Jason Moore
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin and Rebel Wilson

It is about young adults. It involves music and has a romantic element. 


Pitch Perfect is something between Bandslam, Glee and Easy A. Only, imagine that all of the characters are in uni, and imagine they're more hilarious, more talented, and more badass.

Pitch Perfect follows a female acapella voice choir, The Bellas, competing to be the best of all the universities. I loved how understated Beca (Anna Kendrick), the main character, was. Her love interest, Jesse (Skylar Astin), was cocky yet cool. Everyone else in the cast were all exaggerated and funny characters. Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is easily my favorite character. She's so funny I found myself eagerly waiting for her witty one-liners. 

As far as the music was concerned, it was topnotch. Man, they could sing! Awesome harmonies, great mash-ups. Our office has had to endure hours of people singing the same songs!

This movie is not your usual cheesy teen rom-com; the predictable love story and the girl bitching aside. It has funny puns via singing (watch out for the riff-off) & projectile vomiting. Haha.  

Apart from Anna Kendrick (Twilight, Up in the Air, Rocket Science) & Brittany Snow (John Tucker Must Die, Hairspray) the cast aren't exactly 'star studded'. But each one of them has 'one-to-watch' potential, which you may know by now because you realize you've heard about them all over and seen them in one or more other movies. 

Boys might not like this film as much, because there aren't any guns (although Fat Amy assumed she's been shot in one scene). So, yeah, this may sound unlikely as f*ck, but I want you all to know that I loved the movie. I thought it was quite good and didn't complain once!

Everything in this movie is musically and comically on key. It's what Glee wishes it could be! Kidding. It's refreshing to see a musical and comedy combo like this.

If you like a feel-good movie with excellent music and lots of really good laughs, then this one is definitely worth checking out. You're gonna like it whether you want to or not.

RATING: 7/10


Life of Pi

PG  | 127 mins  | Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi | November 22, 2012 (USA)

Director: Ang Lee
StarringSuraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and Rafe Spall

A feast for the eyes & a riddle for the mind.

Azlan was my favorite feline, until Richard Parker came along. This movie had me wanting to get a cat...and call him Richard Parker!

RATING: 9/10

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