Saturday, March 28, 2009

Namelia-J's movie pick

"The City Of Ember" - Namelia-J's Pick

When mankind is about to come to an end, a group of scientists decide to create and populate a city deep underground. The city of Ember is to last for 200 years after which its inhabitants are to retrieve from a strong box instructions to return to the surface. Over time however, the message is lost and life in Ember is rapidly deteriorating. Their power supply is failing and food is being rationed. It's left to two young adults to unearth the secret of Ember and to lead the way out.

We think:
This is a nice movie about global warming - a problem that we are facing right now. We would not be surprised if this is what our future will be like if we do not take care. The cast is also not bad but could be better. Overall, this is a pleasantly good movie to watch.

"Marley and Me"

After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.

We Think: Light hearted and funny, this is the perfect movie to watch with your whole family. Watching this movie made me think twice about ever owning a dog. I cringed at every single thing Marley did - some of them my old dog used to do before. Although the movie is a tad predictable, it is a fun movie to watch. I laughed at alot of the things that Marley did that drove his family up the wall. Once again, a great movie to watch with the family! :)


The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku's quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.

We Think: This movie is very predictable but it is not that bad. We love the martial arts in this movie. We think that was pretty great. However, die hard Dragonball fans may not be too happy about this movie for very obvious reasons. But that doesn't mean you should give this movie a miss.

"The Race to Witch Mountain"

For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It's called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver (Dwayne Johnson) finds two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can't explain. They work together to discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, and the race begins.

We Think:
This movie was boring. At the beginning of the movie, I was confused to what on earth was going on. Half way through the movie, my eyes were already half closed and I was nodding off to sleep. I found the alien, Sara, very irritating for reasons you will find out when you watch this movie. I found myself wishing that she would just shut up. It was also very predictable. Another minus point.

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