Just last week the movie on the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola was featured in various cinemas. To those not familiar with him, he is the founder of the Society of Jesus whose members, the Jesuits, are known for their educational, missionary, and charitable works worldwide. He is also the patron saint of Ateneo that’s why I came to know his name even before since it’s the school just adjacent to my high school.
After gathering the swirling thoughts around my head its now time to process everything and catch up once again on my blogging duties. Last week was a full on throttle of events and product launches that I had to step back and take a breather from everything this weekend to again relax and prepare for another hectic week coming up ahead since it’s already our midterms and papers are already due for school.
So just a recap, last week I was cordially invited by Jewel (Silverworks Digital Manager) to grace the launching of their newly themed jewelry line at Megamall A Lower Ground Floor beside the Food Court.
Since it’s vacation and its the holiday season. We decided to make the most of our bonding session and watch a movie together. However, since it’s already December all the movies in the cinemas were all MMFF films so we just had to pick one movie to watch and bond over. 😀
Good thing! 🙂 My cousin works for Ayala Malls and as part of her employee benefits she had free tickets to any MMFF movie! :) Thanks Ate! 🙂 So here goes now another movie review. We picked this movie since Mom didn’t fancy horror flicks like Feng Shui and Shake, Rattle and Roll especially since my brother tagged along with us so he might get scared. 😀 So we opted to have a good laugh instead and preferred to watch English Only Please top billed by Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsey.
To get a general idea of what I’m talking about in case you haven’t watched it yourself here’s the movie trailer.
Since I wanted to watch something new that is quite refreshing and not really that heavy and thought provoking I looked at my movies in my laptop and found this Korean Movie called “Love on a Diet”. I just wanted a good laugh and a feel good movie so this movie is what kept me company throughout the course of the night. Here’s a quick synopsis of the movie:
Inserted in this post is the trailer of the movie we enjoyed watching earlier starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. This is a comedy movie featuring a ten year married couple who had lost their luster with regards to their sex life and wanted to spice things up and a bit and up the ante a notch.
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero movie based from the best selling Marvel Comics.
You can pinpoint the exact moment in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy that Peter Quill the protagonist transforms into a genuine movie star. It’s about five minutes in. Peter Jason Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, a legendary (in his own mind, at least) outlaw who’s was abducted by a group of mercenaries who were all after their own interests. They eventually settled into a planet called Morag and he availed of its hidden treasures.
The story plot begins when Quill’s mom is on her deathbed and as she breathes her final breath our child protagonist walks out of the hospital and gets abducted by aliens. (I’m not really familiar to this story so please forgive some discrepancies; these interpretations and writings are only borne out of my own observation from the movie.
He eventually settles into the planet called Morag and becomes a rogue outlaw who steals from people even deceiving the one who abducted and adopted him. He gets arrested after having been caught in a combat with a Green Girl (Gamora) She was created to be a secret weapon by someone called “Thanos” (Did I get this right?) Haha. Anyway, moving on they were fighting over an orb (All all powerful titanium ball which contained a velvet stone which possessed such enormous power to those who touches it). They eventually get apprehended after causing much ruckus and disruption and form an unlikely alliance with a raccoon and a talking tree (Groot) who’s vocabulary is limited to the words “I am Groot” (Well this was until the ending comes along.) SPOILER ALERT!
Anyway this certain “orb” was basically the object of the whole movie wherein the characters were becoming crazy protecting it and being careful not to let this guy called “Ronan” get this since it would be put into bad use or self serving interest. (Aren’t they all selfish?). Ronan wanted to be the most powerful God here in the Galaxy and by getting hold of the power of the orb he would be able to destroy worlds which our protagonists are struggling to prevent.
With a lot of battle scenes , action packed in betweens and also some funny and witty retorts along the way this movie is a must watch for me. I may not be that much of a Marvel fan but at the end of the day I definitely had a great time not just because I watched it with Pat but because the movie was awesome. There wasn’t a dull moment and I was at the edge of my seat for most of the movie duration.