"Pretend it's not for never,
I'll pull myself together
I'll say that I'll forget her,
And I'll say she never hurt me,
And look at it as learning,
And laugh about the good and the bad.
Because I won't live forever
We don't belong together,
I know I'll be all better,
One day when I can make it through..."
all about me ;exits ;yours truly ;
Sunday, January 24, 2010
guys,i hate to admit it but its official.
this blog has ended.
started out a new blog at luiboi.wordpress.com
see you there.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"Broken heart again today... The flowers that i gave to you have withered all away. Just when i opened up my heart The one you used to love came and ripped it right apart."
-the last song i will ever write about a girl ataris
This movie review is a biased one. Coincidentally, this movie tells the story of my life a few years ago, my great “depression” so to speak, pretty much all of my friends knows how the story goes and after seeing this movie you would probably know too. That has been a closed chapter in my life but this movie just simply made me write about it again. This review is also lengthy but I tell you its interesting enough to make you read until the end.
Movie Review: 500 days of Summer
Boy meets Girl. Boy fell in love with the girl. Girl does not.
That’s how simple the story goes but what makes this movie great is the way the story is told. As soon as the credit starts this movie already got me. The disclaimer in the beginning of the movie would surely catch you’re attention. Believe me. It’s funny.
I also like that the movie used a narrator. It makes it feel that you’re not simply seeing a movie but it feels like you’re listening to somebody telling you story. I admire how the narrator tells you at the beginning of the movie that this is NOT a love story. True, its not, it’s a romance / comedy / tragedy. If I remember it correctly, back in college I learned the difference between romance and a love story. You might think they’re the same; they’re similar but are not the same. A love story is where you’re main characters lived happily ever after however in romance, the characters may fall in love but they wouldn’t end up together in the end.
The presentation of this movie is also pretty much simple. No breathtaking camera angles, no picturesque view, no dramatic effect or anything, the camera shows you what it wants to tell you. Though I loved how they added choreograph dancing and clips of black and white movies. It made the movie funny, relaxing and not too serious nor dramatic. The soundtrack was simply superb. The right song was played at the right time; it depicts the emotions in each scene.
The actors were simply amazing. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was simply the right guy to play the part. He’s just your average guy, somebody you could relate to, someone who can simply be you or me. It’s a good thing that they didn’t get an A-list actor because that would have just made this movie like any other “Hollywood” movie that you’ve already seen. As for Summer (Zooey Deschanel), man, she’s just simply stunningly beautiful. She’s now my new crush. Summer is a girl that has this beauty that makes you want to look a second time when she passes by. A girl that would shut you up no matter how loud you are, you know what I’m talking about, I cant describe it correctly but I know you had experienced it at a time or another.
The strength of this movie lies in its story telling. It doesn’t have the usual things that you would find in a movie, no big name movie actors, no camera effects, nothing really special but what makes it special is its simplicity. It doesn’t have any bullshit, crappy, cheesy dialogues. I would have to say that this is story telling at its purest and with all honesty. The movie tells you that not all stories have a fairytale ending. Not everybody lives happily ever after and for the most people they ended up being left alone and hurt. The movie might have shown bitterness in the story, true but it’s needed because it might have been what they have felt at some point in the story. Bottom-line is may it be a negative or a positive reflection but it was still an honest presentation of the story.
Tom might have been bitter towards the end of the movie but why wouldn’t he? I think he has every right to be. After all the wonderful things that happened between him and Summer it just ended all of a sudden, for no good reason at all, it just simply ended. Now think of it happening to you wouldn’t you be angry, frustrated, depressed and bitter as well. It makes you think what you did wrong? You would end up going around in circles and still wouldn’t have the answer, believe me, I’ve been there.
The movie tells shows how its ok to sulk for some time but after sulking you need to MOVE ON. Time wouldn’t stop for you and you don’t have the right to make the people around you miserable like you do. The movie somehow gives you a definition of what love is about, its no fairytale, its not destiny nor fate. Love in the movie tells you that love simply happens without any reason at all. Love would bring out the best and the worst in you but that’s how it is, there’s really no definition to it, it’s a feeling, you’d just believe in it when it hits you.
What I like most about the movie is the ending. This has got to be one of the films that has the best ending. It tells you that no matter how tragic you’re story turned out to be there’s still hope. As cliché as it may seem but its true, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, simply believe, you’d have your own happy ending in the future.
In the end, after Summer, there’d be Autumn.
• After doing that review, it just made me want to share with all of you a preview of my on-going comic book project. Its somehow similar to the movie but I guess my own version to it.hehe. Hopefully I get to finish it by next year and eventually publish it. This project has been long overdue, its been already 3 years in the making (and counting). Here’s a page from the script. Id love to hear what you guys think. Just hit me up in the comments section. Thanks.
CAP: After that day, everything went by so fast. I was practically overtaken by the flow. Thinking ‘bout it now made me realize it happened so quickly I didn’t even have time to catch my breath. Everything was a complete blur. EVERYTHING.
CAP: I wasn’t ready for her. And she carried on, oblivious to how much everything she did affected ME.
CAP: Days turned to WEEKS. Weeks turned into months. There wasn’t one moment, one single moment, that wasn’t perfect.
She made everything PERFECT. Like it was the most natural thing in the world. SHE made it all PERFECT.
CAP: Before she came into my life, everything had its distinct place. A pulse. A rhythm. Having her around heightened everything. Time spent apart was hell. And time spent together was never long enough. Maybe this was the kind of happiness they talked about in books and songs and children’s drawings. Maybe it was REAL AFTER ALL.
CAP: Life is a funny truth you struggle to get your head around. I’d seen plenty of people come and go in my life. Not one of them ever quite managed to make everything stand still the way she could.
CAP: Strange. A world made up of over eight billion people …. and it only takes one to reshape the universe.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
angels and demons
Angels and demons was an adaptation of one of Dan Brown's famous books.It was also a sequel from one of his previous works,The Da Vinci Code.The two films are not directly connected and are seperated from each other,so you really dont need to see Da Vinci code to enjoy this film (believe me,you really dont need to see The Da Vinci Code).
i wasnt able to read the book so i wouldnt be able to tell the difference between the film and the book.unlike the da vinci code,i was able to read it probably the reason why i didnt like the film.even without including the way the movie was interpreted the first movie failed to amaze me simply because there were a lot of dull moments.Which i think they have take taken into consideration when they made angels and demons.
angels and demons suprisingly is an interisting movie.it would make you think and at times take you to the edge of your seats.the story focuses on the re-emergence of the illuminati in modern times.the iluminati was a group condemned by the church since they believe science more than religion itself.it was the illuminati's turn for revenge after years of being supressed by the catholic church.Prof. Langdon (Tom Hanks) was summoned by the vatican to investigate recent chain of events and to prevent a tragedy from happening.
what i like about this movie is the twist in the story,i never really expected the ending.i cant say too much about it since it would be a major spoiler.overall,the movie has the right dose of action,a bit of comedy,minimal dull moments and a good scenic and historic view of the vatican (just in case you might want to visit in the future).
this movie hasnt had the same hype or controversy as compared to the The Da Vinci Code.which i think is a good thing because the first movie didnt even lived up to the hype.You'd just end up thinking so that's all its about?!Dan Brown's stories/films have generated these controversies since it contradicts what the Catholic Church has thought us for all these years.But both these films should be treated as fiction since they really are.Films are created as an escape from reality,to relieve stress from our daily lives and to enjoy a a few hours at the movie house.Films are not to be treated as an adaptation of our reality not unless of course they're based on a true story.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Note:This is just a temporary post since i havent decided yet if would continue using this site or just simply create a new one and oh,before i forget,this is a lengthy post to make up for lost times.
wow.after a long hiatus here i am with a new post.i know i mentioned that in my last that it would be my last up to the time that i find my inspiration back to write and that time is now.Its not like something miraculous happened,or there's a divine intervention that made me write this post,it just happened out of my sheer boredom.Uploading posts/updates shouldnt be forced,or simply because you needed to.I think that's what i've learned during my hiatus.Now that blogging has became part of pop culture,it seems like blogging felt like a band selling out.
I find it hard to continue blogging because it felt like im just trying to be in,when in fact i was a part of those few people who started blogging (5 years ago,if im not mistaken) when it wasnt as popular as it is now,a time when most people only knew friendster.im just surprised to see that blogging became this big,i guess thanks to those social-networking sites like multiply,myspace,facebook and of course,the ever popular,friendster.Though i might be mistaken since as my friends say,"facebook is the new friendster".Im not really into social-networking that much,i just got accounts on those sites to keep in touch w/ friends and family.
Going back to the comparison i made that blogging nowadays really feels like a band that sold out.Lets compare the blog/blogging as an indie/underground band and i,one of their long-time fans.i as fan,really loved the blog when they were just starting out,when it was only of few of us who supported it.It felt like the blog was a part of us,our own little website in this big world wide web.But then came a time when the blog became popular,it became a massive hit,when we were only a few hundred fans now it boomed up to millions of adoring fans.That's when it hit me.I lost my love for the blog.it was no longer our "blog" but everyones.it came to a point when it was us who started to blog seemed like were the ones tryin' to be in or posers.
Though in the end,just like any other fan,we would want our favorite bands to achieve success.Even though they have sold out,they never really changed,its just that feeling of jealousy that we they were no longer ours but we share them with everybody else.Even if the blog has gone worldwide,even it were no longer that underground band that nobody knew,its still blogging and as loyal fans,the way we truly are would continue to support and update our blogs regardless if its still in or not,all for the love of blogging.hehe.
anyways,i dont know if what i've just wrote even made sense,its just my way of saying i started to blog again.hehe.On with the post...
i watched this movie with no expecatation whatsover.i've heard from friends how bad this movie was.Didnt even bother to read any reviews either.i just said to myself,im still gonna watch it with no matter what even if im gonna burn a few bucks.
that being said,the movie itself turned out to be good.Normally,the verdict in review comes out in the end but i just felt like writing it already since most of you have also heard how bad this film was prior to watching it.i repeat Dragonball is not great nor is it a must see movie type but it was GOOD,decent.A lot of you might think,am i out of my head?is this what ive turned into after a long time of not making reviews,i could no longer tell which ones are good and the ones that are bad?Its not like that,moview reviews are the opinions of the people who wrote them and this is mine.
Of course,i have to explain my conclusion and heres my two-cents about it.Lets start of with the good points about this movie.First,i would have to say that Chichi was hot!i know its weird that it would be one of the first things that i would have to say about the good parts about the movie.Sorry,but i just couldnt help myself,its just that my hormones ruled over.Anyways,she is indeed one of the few good reasons why you or should you decide to watch it.Next would have to be the special effects/cgi and fight scenes,they werent spectacular but again,it was decent.I loved the slow motion effects during those fight scenes.Another reason would be Chow Yun Fat simply because it was him.Im a bit biased over here since im a fan of the guy but if you've seen any of his flicks you'd understand what im talking about.Stephen Chow,he's not in the movie (he's one of the producers) but if you've also seen his works,you know that this movie has some comedy in it.I think he was also the guy behind orchestrating the fight scenes in this movie because the fight scenes has some "kung-fu hustle" flavor into it.Most of the things about this movie are pretty much the average,which could also be a bad thing.
Moving on,these are the reasons why the movie turned out NOT to be great (or its just my way of saying what sucks about this movie).First of all would have to be the story telling.Dragonball had been an established anime and this movie had failed to attempt in recreating it.The creators were trying hard to make this movie be like the anime.It seems like it was forced.You'd get confused as if they were trying to make a new Dragonball story but also forcing to incorporate the anime into it.To start off,where would you find an american boy,named Goku?They failed with the casting.Since they already couldnt find the right actor to play the part why bother sticking to the original name?Its a good thing that as far as Goku is concerned its only his name that's weird,wait till you see Yamcha,his character was a disaster.When he showed up on the screen,i really didnt knew who his character was not until he introduced himself.Didnt like him,he was the only person who really acted bad.He was an actor but the way he speaks seems like it was dubbed.i dont know why?!Also the story telling was a bit off,in the beginning of the movie it tells how the world was almost conquered by the villian,Piccollo but was successfully stopped by a few monks by entrapping Piccollo into a container.Fast forward,a few scenes after,BOOM!There's Piccollo up in the sky and you would wonder how did he get there?Dont ask me,i dont know either!There's a couple of inconsistencies in the movie,if they were trying to re-write the anime's history,at least they should have kept their storytelling right.
The script would have to be one of the reasons why most people think that this movie sucked.This is not the dragonball that we grew up watching.That's simply it,i couldnt say more.
Overall,just like what i've said in the first part,Draonball Evolution is good.Lets just say that its wwwaaayyy better than Street Fighter:Legends of Chun-li.If youve seen that movie,you'd get the picture.That movie isnt even worth making a review.If ever you'd make one,it wouldnt be a review but a warning for those who dare watch it.
If you dont have anything better to do,no budget to go out of town,i suggest that you go out and cool down at the movie house and see this flick.Its worth your time should you have nothing else better to do.Should you decide to watch this movie,all im asking is that you do the same.Just try watching it with open minds,no expectations and you might just even like the movie.Enjoy!
Movie Review: Street Fighter:Legends of Chun-li
As mentioned in my other post,this is not even a review.I just wrote this simply because this movie was mentioned in my Dragonball review.Just for the sake of comparison,i would just like you to know how i rated this movie.
RATING: 1/5 (simply because Kristin Kreuk was in it)
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
the end of this chapter
its been like forever since i've written on this site.i almost even wondered if the site is still up.days have passed and there hasnt been any single update on this site, reason is i guess i've lost the inspiration to write.i know im not that good of a writer myself but this site used to be one of my avenues in expressing myself.i think work is taking its toll on me.feel like im dog tired day in and day out.yeah,i've been taking a vacation every now and then but i use those precious moments to catch up with a few friends and family but it feels like its not enough..god,i miss my old life.
when this site begun it was almost updated on a daily basis.i know i havent got that much number of visitors here but i was very much inspired to write back then.i write about whats happening with my life,write a movie review once in a while,basketball,comics or basically anything that comes into mind.i've made few friends online in this site (something that i'll treasure like my friends in real life) and even more i got the chance to communicate w/ one of my celebrity crushes,bianca gonzales(hi miss bianca!).a lot of things has happened to me because on this site.im really thankful to everyone who had in one time or another passed by this site.thanks to all of you! :) guess im just going to emotional over this...*sigh*..this site has been like a part of me already...
if you're reading this you might have already an idea where this post is leading to.yes!you got it right!unfortunately this had to happen.as they say;"all good things must come to an end".this would be my last post.i dont want to maintain a site that could not be updated or maintained on a regular basis.once i found my inspiration back,i'd post again (or put up another site) but until then...goodbye...for now...
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Its all about HEROES.
I think I’ve been stuck in a cave for the longest time, its just now that I got to finish the entire volume one of the hit series, Heroes. I never knew that I missed out a lot but thanks to the dvd I borrowed from a friend I was able to experience what most people have been talking about. I heard from friends that it was good but to me I never thought that it could be this so damn good! I wasn’t the type who got hooked in a TV series, I’m more into animation or cartoons. The last series I remember watching faithfully every week was (I admit this would have to be lame) “Dawson’s Creek” simply because everybody else I knew was watching it, it was the cool thing back then during high school. I’m not saying that the show was bad, I even could relate to it somehow since it was a show about growing up which where I was during at that time. Going forward, Heroes is like a cartoon or may be a comic book translated into live action. Its got all the elements of one interesting book and film combined into one. Heroes has a diverse set of characters, its action packed, with a bit of comedy and also it has drama. I’m no expert but what more can you ask for? This show has got the formula to get you hooked to your television sets waiting for what’s gonna happen next. I only wished I could have watched it sooner so that I wouldn’t have been kept long in the dark when everybody else was into it.
Everyday as I came home from work I make it a point to watch one episode before putting my self to sleep. I was really excited to know what happens next each episode. If it was not only for work I could have finished watching the entire season may be in 3 or 4 days but it took me week, I did a marathon watching during my days off. I guess that only shows how addicted I am to the show. As I am writing this post I just finished the last episode and it literally ended with a bang with Peter and Nathan probably blowing up in space. Another good thing about this show is that it also has values or morals in the story. Heroes has shown the importance of family and of being united despite our differences. I think Heroes has shown that there’s more to comic book than being kid stuff. With Heroes it’s cool to be a geek. I am for one a self confessed comic book geek. Im just really thankful to the people who made Heroes, I got nothing but praises for the show. Now I’m eagerly anticipating what happens next in season two I just hope this time I’d be able to watch if not (because of my work I don’t get the chance to watch primetime TV)I guess there’s always the dvd.
Heroes also inspired me to work on my own comic book. Isaac’s or more properly Tim Sale's painting/artworks has influenced and inspired me a lot to draw. Thanks to that I’ve already done a lot of character sketches and thumbnails as well for my on-going comic book project which for the longest time I’ve kept mentioning on this site. If ever I have time I’ll have some of my work scanned and it show it to all of you in my deviantart site (which also hasn’t had an update for a year I think). Hopefully, I might get done before this year ends. I didn’t give myself a specific deadline because I don’t want the book to look like it was rushed. I just want it done right. I don’t want to set any expectations as to how it would come out because for one I’m not a great artist I just know how to draw and tell stories thru my drawings. Though I’m happy to know that a good friend of mine told me that after he finished reading/editing my script he found it to be interesting. That for me means a lot. If one person could like it then others will. Im still thinking though if I’d publish it or just release it as an online comic but im still far from being finished so I guess its too early to think about it. I guess that’s all for now. Be back next time.
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
The F.O.B. Experience
September 20, 2007 for me would have to be one of the best damn days of my life. It was really a day to remember, for I was able to go watch and see one of my fave bands, Fall Out Boy perform live! Even from the very start with Chicosci’s opening act I was already singing or should I say screaming my hearts out. Chicosci really proves that we pinoys know how to rock! I could say that it has to be one of their greatest performances that I’ve seen so far from the band. I guess they’ve really up their performance level since they’re opening for one of the famous bands in the world w/c also happens to be their labelmates, Fall Out Boy.
After Chicosci’s energetic set it was time for the band that everybody was waiting for. As soon as the lights went out all the people in the coliseum screamed! Even if the venue wasn’t that packed still you could hear the people’s scream loud. I for one had screamed my lungs out, matter of fact I don’t have any voice as I write this post. Then the band came up stage which made the people scream louder. From their very first song up “Thriller” to their last, “Saturday” I was singing and screaming along. The band did not disappoint. Everybody in my opinion had their money’s worth (since the ticket prices are quite expensive).
I was sitting up above in the upper box section but still the songs came out loud and clear. I even manage to save some video clips of their performances in my mobile phone. The concert was bliss. The band was performing non-stop from start to finish w/c makes you want to ask for more. I didn’t remember though how many songs they played, though I heard somebody said in our section it was 16 songs but im not sure. Regardless of how many songs they sung that night was still a blast.
To the band…“Thanks for the memories”…
*** I’ve also just finished writing my script for my comic book. Im quite happy ‘bout it since I’ve been planning it for the past 2 o 3 years and now it’s finished. Right now its just being edited by one of my good friends, Lance. I asked him if he could edit it and im really thankful that he did. He already read a few parts and I’m happy to know that he finds it interesting. I doing some character sketches right now and if all goes well im planning on drawing it starting October. I also have another friend of mine, Mike on board on this project, he’s gonna be my inker. He’s also one talented artist and im really honored and thankful that his willing to collaborate with me on this endeavor. It’s a 20 page comic-book and hopefully I could get it done before the year ends. Im still thinking of publishing it independently (but if ever somebody’s interested to publish it I’d be more than willing to) or may be just uploading it as an online comic. It’s been years since I’ve dreamt of making my own comic-book and now its starting to take shape. I’ll just keep this blog posted regarding developments about this small project. For now, I’m back to the drawing board.
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22 year old.emo kid.comic book geek.frustrated rockstar.single and searching.