Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Road

The Road

I watched the movie over the weekend, not because of the hype it was getting but because I am a horror fan and I really watch all mainstream Pinoy films in the cinema. The first thing I noticed was the cinematography. Visually it was very enticing, colors pops out and really looks glossy. Visually it was almost Hollywood-ish.

The first part of the film, especially the sort of car chase on the road was terrifying. I like it especially when the "haunted car" just appears and disappears from no where and then the monster or ghost, whatever you call it, sneeks out of the window. After this scene, other supposed scary parts didn't work for me anymore. One thing I personally noticed was that the audience is not given enough time to really get scared because whenever the ghost appears it transitions immediately to the next scene. Maybe it was meant to keep the audience asking for more but "the more" didn't come at all. It felt like dragging already and there were boring parts especially mid-way the film.

Storywise it was good. I mean the whole movie allows us to know the main character. It's not just about who-did-it but it was also about what propelled the antagonist to do it. So it's not your typical sadaku-ish horror but it's also a psychological thriller. It allows you think as a viewer and understand also the character. It's more like the American Horror Story TV series in the US now. Although, by the beginning of the film I had a hunch already who the "killer" was, probably because of watching too much movie of this genre. But presenting the film in three parts I thought was very clever making the narrative clearer for the viewers to follow.

Acting was good. Honestly, I don't know some of the cast members but they were good. No over-acting, if there are, I mean very negligent. And no insignificant and annoying screams, thank goodness (unlike some actress famous for doing this kind of film). But for me Carmina Villaroel was a clear standout even though she only appeared on the third part of the film.

There were funny parts of the movie, I don't know if it was intented to be funny but it made the people laughing. It was the line that Marvin's character said to Carmina, "Akala ko hindi ka tutulad sa nanay mong malandi...?" Another funny scene was when they were having dinner. Marvin instructed his son to go upstairs after Carmina scolded the boy.. and they have not even started eating yet! Another scene that got a really loud reaction from audience was when the boy had to clean up Marvin's vomit. All you can hear from the audience were a mix of yucks and ewwws.

Over-all I would say the movie is good. But for me it was not the scariest. I did not leave the movie house gripping with fear contrary to what they were saying. It did not make me sleep with the lights on. No terrifying scene lingered. Ironically, what left an impression on me were funny scenes and the scenes with Carmina. One thing that made this film different for me was that it tried to veer away for the almost becoming conventional way of doing Asian horror, that of coming up with a Sadaku-like ghosts. Again, it was visually appealing but not hair-raising as I expected it to be.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

PBB Unli-night Recap - November 23, 2011

Ilaw ng tahanan...Tol malungkot daw .. di pa nakikita nag kanyang pamilya

Mommy Luz gustong tumulong

Secret task for Mommy Luz: magpanggap na asawa sa isang reserved housemate na si Seth

Luz: ...sigurado kayo Kuya?

Paano nakita si Fifi?
Sa CCP nga nakita si Fifi... ang layo naman ng inabot! Hmmm

Si Denise pinakialaman ang sulat para kay Mama Luz

Weekly Task: Kailagnan lumulutang at naglalakbay si Fifi habang may suot na goggles ang nagbabantay

Mukhang nahihirapna silang i-control si Fifi.. mukhang may ibang ngacocontrol

Seth in confession room... magaling siya magTagalog.. kapag magtagumpay siya sa challenge na magpanggap na asawa ni Luz ang kapalit ay magiging housemate siya...

Mukhang unlimited nga ang housemates... parang di na matatapos ang Edition na ito huh

Nag-get to know na sila Luz and Seth

Seth: ...natatakot ako dahil kasal na siya at may anak...

Seth enters the house... Luz yakap agad

Ayan si Kigoy pa-star na naman.. LOL

Seth was on the hot seat

Seth: where am I sleeping?

Kigoy pa-star na naman... nakipagtagisan ng Inglisan si Kigoy...

Tuloy binigyan siya ng moment ni Kuya sa confession room

Kigoy: Naiinggit ako sa kanilang lahat...

Nadulas si Seth.. he said his name was Seth instead of Lerick LOL

Si Kigoy pa-star tinour si Seth

So inggit mga girls..

While eating.. everyone was coaxing them to kiss

Seth: I don't want to underestimate.. Pilipino yan mahirap lokohin LOL

Tol miss na daw ang family

Wake up call.. "Hey fishy, fishy!"

Actingan na naman sila

Sabi ko na nga ba stepping stone ng mga gustong mag-artista ang PBB

Wendy on spotlight

Wendy: high class fashion model (really?)
She's Islam?!
Wendy: Islam po kami na medyo modern LOL
Binigyan siya ni Kuya ng paraphernalia for praying

Eting on spotlight
Eting Ukelele playing security guard.. beauty pageant director

Eting: .. di po ako bakla ha...

Fifi moment

Eting (to Fifi): ...about fis!
Mukhang may ibang control itong si Fifi.. Duda ko lang


Roy pinatawag si Kuya dahil di daw gumagalaw si Fifi... baka matalo na naman daw uli sila sa weekly task...

Luz and Seth pinatawag si Kuya para sa level up ng kanilang challenge.. Lover's Quarrel??

Survivor Philippines Recap - November 23, 2011

Reward Challenge: Scoop-A-Ball (Football on water)

Reward: Spices, condiments, 2 big lapu-lapu.. fishing and snorkeling gears

Chuckie: very agressive ang volcanoes.. mga mata nanggigigil...
John: ...napikon ako..

Out of bounds ball.. nagbawas ng isang pair for each team

Tala 1 pt c/o Carlo

Following round wala nang goalie

Tala 1 pt c/o Arthur

Ball out of bounds

Nag-away pa si Stef and Gino dahil sa pagpapaddle.. LOL

Gino naging spark plug daw ng Bulan

Bulan 1 point c/o John

Bulan decided not to use the paddle.. mas effective daw

Bulan 1 point c/o John

Bulan another point c/o John

Tribe Bulan Won the reward

Volunteer pair for tempation: Mara and Mama Bel
(Uh oh trouble...)

Tempatation: Immunity bracelet and kapalit maghihiwalay nang tribe and pair

They took it!

Bulan tribe will be stronger without Mama Bel daw LOL


Mama Bel is now with Tribe Tala
Mara stays with Bulan

Mama Bel: I can deal with any people... hihinain ko yung kabilang tribe... i will make sure matatalo yung kabilang tribe... i will be a liability...

Bulan Camp

Nagulat sila na wla na si Mommy Bel...
Si Gino disappointed... sees a problem later kasi nobody can vote Mara off..
Tala Camp

Isabel namatayan ng kuko
Betong katulong-mode again
Everyone freaked out pagkakita na Mommy Bel is apporaching...

Reaction:
Angelicopter: Oh my gulay this is not amazing...
Jackie: kinilabutan ako...
Carlo: her presence is very draining
Arthur: ..gulo to kasi di sila gusto ng girls
Filo: our team is perfect as it is...


Si Mama Bel nagdrama pa na tinapon daw siya ng tribe nila tribal shuffle daw.. Pero di alam ni Mommy Bel na alam nila ang Temptation...Filo: ..she has a foot and mouth disease
Ellen: ..she's a disease..


Bel: i know pwede nyo akong imaltrato gaya ng ginagawa ng babaeng ito.. sabay turo kay Ellen..

uh-oh this is going to be amazing...

PBB Unli-day Recap - November 23, 2011

Ryan nagwowork out..

Lordwyn (while watching Ryan): Iba katawan nito.. naka ganun...

Pamu napansin ang hairless kili-kili ni Ryan
Si Lordwyn naki-work out kay Ryan at nakipag-arm wrestling...

Ryan natalo ni Unad at Lordwyn sa arm wrestling

Ryan: it's weird...

Self defense session with Ryan si Unad and Lordwyn.. nagpasikat silang dalawa ng alam nilang self-defense

Ryan: weird...

Katabi ni Lyn si Ryan sa room.. lalapain daw niya mamaya...

Special task: tunog bahay
Use anything in the house to produce music

And of course si Paco na naman ang nag-leader kasi nag-aral daw siya sa art school... with notes pa ang everything...

Conductor pa si Paco this time (taray)

IMO it sounded good... lets wait and see

Continuation of the Gender War

Third Challenge: Bubble wrap boat challenge - one member has to be a boat in bubble wrap suit.

Girls nag plano ng strategy.. Lyn nagsuggest kasi swimmer siya dati... pero medyo nahirapn kasi mas sanay siyang tumaggap ng utos

Steph: lulubog ba ang barko...? hindi... (Are you sure?)

Lyn moment sa confession room

Lyn: ..malas daw ako... (sabi ng pamilay niya... tsk tsk)

SagOne-o-One Challenge (Bubble Boat Challenge) - ano ba talaga ang name ng challenge Kuya?

Mark and Lyn boats

Kailangan bumalik ang boys kasi di daw nila alam na kailangn sumakay sa "boat"

Mark: mas maganda ginawang technique ni Lyn..

Third Challenge Winner: Girls

Fourth Challenge: Swimming -Mark vs Lyn

Naninigas na daw paani Lyn...

Fourth Challenge Winner: Boys

PBB Unli-night Recap - November 22, 2011

Sa apat na nominado sino mananatili sa bahay ni Kuya?
Slater:
Joya: ...mataas pagiidolize ko sa kanya..
Divine: .. he thinks before he acts.. there is no drama.. (patay drama is the reason why a

Dianne:
Joya: pareho kami ng core values..
Casey: ...siyempre galing siya ng UST.. at cum laude pa siya.

Tol:
Eting: ..may tiwala sa Panginoon

Kigoy:
Roy: .. marami kaming maiimpart sa kanya.. kung bubuksan lang niya ang ispan niya.. (hala may utang na loob pa si Kigoy niyan...)
Eting: .. mahirap lang po siya ..
Luz: pinanggalingan ko yung hirap ng buhay na pinanggalingan nila...

Seichang on the Spotlight (na naman?!)

Date with Sadaku...


House tour with Sadaku
Kailanagn niya ng 2 thumbs up sa kanya... based on aliw factor

Thumbs up: Kilitian, tread mill and dancing
Thumbs down: mabaho na garbage

Nakakawa hanggang sa nakakainis na hanggang sa... yawn... NEXT!

Happy daw siya sa date nila
Seichi: ...my body is so excited thats why its means the love wate ris getting out... getting out.. parang lasing lang si Seichi ...I like her because shy siya.. pakipot.. I am also shy...

Parang bangag lang si Seichi.. Ang lesson dun sa task na yun Kuya?


Biggel madalas daw umaakbay kay Tin.. ng walag permiso sa Tatay ni Tin
Dahil dito kailangan matutong gumawa ng ice cream si Biggel or else di siya pwd umakbay...

Divine tinulungan si Biggel gumawa ng ice cream

Emo si Tin... to the rescue si Biggel... sabay pasimple akbay...
Dahil sa illegal akbay kailangan singitan ng bola ang kili-kili niya..

Divine's ice cream was successful... Lami daw... Kuya wants to taste the ice cream pero ubos na

So kailangan gumawa uli ng ice cream pero si Biggel ang gagawa .. with bola on armpits... take note

HM usap-usap... topic ay tatay ni Tin.. tinukso si Biggel bakit Tito agad ang tawag niya... eh ganyan daw sila... (hanggang sa binanggit na niya ang kanyang pagiging Mangyan at mahirap.. kung pikon ganun agad?)

Jaz et al sinundan siya sa room para i-console..

Emo speech si Biggel ng kanyang pagiging mahirap... etc...

Seichang and Jaz in confession room

They were rewarded 45 mins sa resort as prize dun sa 45 mins challenge sa kanila na di makita ng Three wicked sisters (previous episode)

Nakamassage si Seichei kay Jaz in animal print bikini

May nakita si Seichang na namboboso sa kanila.. (Sadaki isdachu?)

At humirit pa ng harana kay Jaz sa confession room... Masaya daw siya...

Dapat lang Seichi dahil ang Unli-night ay para lamang sa iyo. Iba talaga kung payboret ka ni Kuya

Survivor Philippines Recap - November 22, 2011

Day 4

Tribe Tala


Umalan so kailangan ilipat ang fire nila

Nagkagulo sa camp ...may cobra daw.. nagpanic sila.. si Isabel cry on cue

Arthur: Pinakaworst four days of my life... (really? oh ok)

Tribe Bulan

Tribal Council: Kumustahan with Richard
On Geneva:
KC: .. it's fun... i dont have a partner... i dont have a natural alliance
Bel: ...hindi ko naramdaman ang pagiging ka-tribo namin sa part ni Geneva...
Allysa: ...wala pang laban talo na kami kasi nawalan na kami...

Bel: hindi ako tribe leader
Mara om (Bel): ..ako ang parang naging nanay niya.. tini-tame ko siya
Bel (on Mara): natutulog kahit walang toothbrush kaya fit siya dito.. (ok too much info..)

Gino (on Stef): We're just good friends (showbiz answer)

Aifha (on Alyssa): sobrang emotional
Alyssa (on Aifha): iyakin.... madilita.. sobra.. pero yung pagkamaldita niya may tama minsan may mali (uhm paki-interpret..)

Who is the strongest?
Aifha: volcanoes
John: KC

Who is the weakest?
John: Alyssa ...emotional
Alyssa; tama... (ito ba yung maldita na tama?)

Sino ang tunay na survivor?
Bel: KC... at si Gino (with a lengthy explanation) dahil sa inner strength and pinahuhugutan niyang supreme forces na hindi nakikita sa panlabas (ano daw?)
KC: Mama Bel... you came here for your daughter... you had such a good spirit... i have deeper respect for her

Ah KC are we talking about the same woman you said was a
typical-girl-in-the-sun-with-umbrella ?


Shocker: They had to vote a pair. LOL Uh-oh they didn't see that coming..

Voted out: Aipha and Alyssa

Aifha: Thank you sa friendship na inoffer nyo sa amin..

Day 5 Tribe Tala

Betong katulong-mode na naman
Both tribes got notice for a Reward Challenge. They had to play "water polo"
Tribe Tala

Kain kanin lahat except for Filo.. system shut daw siya that he doesn't have appetite.

Both tribes headed to the "water polo" challenge

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PBB Unli-day Recap - November 22, 2011

Tinawag ang HMs sa confession room at dini-clare ni Kuya ang GENDER WAR
Prize: GROUP IMMUNITY

Reaction from HMs:
Lyn: Katapat lang ay ganda
Unad: gagamitan ko ang eye killer eye (ano daw? sana sinabi na lang niya utot mas madali pa...)
Mark: ...anytime... anywhere... (ang alin?)

Kuya: Sino ang mas matapang,madeskarte, matalino
Girls: Kami!
(tumayo pa si Pamu nung tinanong sino mas matalino)

Paco: a wise man always keep his mouth shut (really Paco?)


First Challenge: Saboangga challenge (Patience Test) - higanteng sabon ikuskos sa isa sa kanilang kasama.

Cheering from each team
Ryan referee

First challenge winner: Boys

Gift pack from Jag

Chismisan time with girls on Reg
(Steph, Pamu, Erica)... superior... they are waiting for Paco-Reggie face-off
Erica: Masaya etech

Post-nomination Rewind:
Erica: ..pinaghahandaan ko sarili ko...
Kim: ..worried... think positive...
Mark - marami pa kaming kayang ipakita.. (Hmm ano pa kaya?)
Lordwyn - nabigay ko ang 100% ko everyday.. nakita lang daw negative sa kanya... paglabas ng masama sa tiyan.. (O yeah ng dahil sa utot tsk tsk) magsasaya na lang ako...

MMK moment sa PBB: Baka bumalik daw siya uli sa pgatitinda ng isda.. (what's wrong with that?) Apat daw trabaho pinagsasabay niya: gawa cp, tinda isda, tinda mantika, dive tricycle

Ano gusto mo magartista???
Lordwyn: Gusto nyo pa marinig akong utot iboto nyo ako... (there you go...)

Nag-acting na naman sila....
Sabi ko na nga ba stepping stone nga mga gustong mag-artista ang PBB!

Unad Tips on Panliligaw
Step 1 - straight body and wink... sabay sabi ng "hello" with tongue..

if di magwork ang step 1 proceed to:
Step 2 - Ignore

Second Challenge: Paramihan ng magagawang pranks c/o Reg at Pamu
Kuya (to Pamu): Alam mo yung prank? Pamu: Di ko kilala si Frank... Pamu: ano.. frog...? Pamu: Ah si nakita ko na yan sa TV si Prank ung malakin lalaki... (Ok alright ang babae nga ang pinakamatalino sabay tayo...)

Pamu massaged Unad with petrolium jelly mixed with vinegar

Kevin: smells like suka there
Thank goodness for the suka nagkaroon din ng airtime si Kevin... Nagaanalyze si Kevin, and he figured the prank out!
Mukahang totoo ang saying ni Paco:
Paco: Wise man keeps his mouth shut.
Boys started to talk about their strategy even if with Lyn there
Paco: Lets use highfalutin words (Go #PowerofTwaeng)

Boys finally told the girls what they know at siyempre bumida na naman si Paco... so it's like 10 mins of Paco talking

Paco: ...you can see the separation ng oil homogonous at heterogenous blah blah

Chismisan time with girls on Paco
Girls: ...Paco si getting paranoid ...parang bakla...

Boys started doing their pranks:
Prank 1: Petrolium jelly on their cabinets
Victim: Jessica

Chismisan time with girls on Reg:
Girls: ...mayabang... iba ito... naninigaw siya... para na siyang pangalawa ni Paco (si Paco na naman?) ....mastermind...

Prank 2: Toothpaste on doorknob
Prank 3: On Lyn.. Lyn did not give in

Pamu planned a prank to the boys on the bathroom and it failed

Prank 4: Tied doorknob on clothes hanger.. fail

Emo moments ni Pamu

Mahirap daw kasi di maintindihan ng mga girls and... well from frank .. frog ..to frankie... that's a lot of explaining to do nga naman..

Chismisan time on Reg:
...di ko sya feel... ayan mas ok pa si green...masipag naman siya... laging naghuhugas.. dish washer dati?...

Second Challenge Winner: Boys
Boys did 6 pranks, 2 successful
Girls isa lang ang prank
Nagsalita na naman si Paco about their team being on the same page blah blah

Paco: Wise man keeps his mouth shut.

Pamu cry na naman