MOVIE REVIEW: The Accused


RESPECT and SELF CONTROL.

No one ever asks for it and there is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE to justify a rape. RAPE IS A VIOLENT ACT, A CRIMINAL ACT against a person’s will. 

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This is very timely with the recent HijaAko issue that is trending. I also just found out that this movie is based on an ACTUAL EVENT – the case of Cheryl Araujo!!

No matter how Sarah is dressed and how she behaved dancing in the bar, it does not justify the three men who raped her and it does not give the other men in the bar the right to encourage and cheer on the disrespectful act.

No one even fucking bothered to stop the fucking violence that is happening right before their eyes. It was so difficult to watch. I was cringing and felt disrespected too. I cannot even imagine how it is to be in Sarah’s position or Araujo! This factor of the movie is equally important. It’s a good way to educate other people. You are an accessory to the crime.

It is important to speak up, do something and act to protect those that are being abused and assaulted. You are equally responsible if you don’t do something.

What’s your stand on this issue? Will you recommend watching this movie? 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Negotiator


DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE? 

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A crime negotiator, considered the best in his field was framed of corruption and murder of his partner. Now he, planned for a hostage environment in order to find out the truth.

All throughout the hostage, I thought it was really Niebaum! The movie has a way of sticking out a certain character to mislead you and there were a lot. The chief was being unsupportive, so I also thought he was involved among others.

Overall, I liked the movie and it’s recommendable. ❤ 

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MOVIE REVIEW: Crawl


Did you ever imagine your house full of Alligators? 

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I don’t know how to swim! How will I ever survive? Haha. BUT! BUT, I learned a new trick which I have yet to confirm! and that is, DON’T MOVE. As long as there are no vibrations or no movements, then they will swim past you. Is that true?

Anyway, there were a handful of DO NOT EVEN BREATHE moments and I may have screamed out of shock three times  but the movie was not really gut wrenching the whole time. It’s the type of family movie on a Friday Night gathered in one room eating popcorn or chips. ❤ But it’s also something I would play in the background while I’m doing something else. Overall, okay but not outstanding.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Runaway Jury


Trials are too important to be left up to juries

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First of all, I didn’t know that there’s a business operation based solely on the careful selection of a jury! Two opposing lawyers will battle it out in court proving that the defendant is innocent or that the defendant is guilty. But the mere study and cautious selection of the right type of jury can sway, make or break your case.

Two, have you seen Meet the Fockers? I cannot really picture him as a serious lawyer. 😛 Three, I salute Easter in the movie of how he can silently influence the other jurors. Four, the real action I think is not really inside the court room (as I would have wanted) but rather the silent manipulation happens outside.

Overall, the novel turned movie is okay.  Though it’s not something I would recommend or watch again.

Who of you has seen the movie? Did you like it?

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MOVIE REVIEW: Taking Lives


I’m carrying a baby whose father is a serial killer.

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IMDB: An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

In my opinion, both Jolie and Ethan did an amazing job in this movie. I am now picturing Ethan as this psycho gruesome killer every time I see his face or maybe until after I see another movie where he isn’t the bad guy. 😛 There’s this part which I wish to unsee – the one in the elevator. Eeekk. Now I know what every man sees in Angelina. She was definitely hot in this movie. ❤

And, BTW, hats off to that ending! I’m not going to spoil any further but I was stringed along. Must watch. ❤

MOVIE REVIEW: The Bone Collector


Imagine your life in the hands of a quadriplegic ex-cop.

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IMDB: A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

This all out gruesome murder stemmed from an opinion that was wrongfully accepted by an individual. But this same individual ended up being in prison, and in verbatim, human toilet – which caused him to despise our dear old genius Rhyme.

One thing I also noticed — is how technologically advanced they were back then. I did not expect a computer that can already understand human instructions and a bed / slash computer system that does everything for rhyme in just 1 button.

My husband actually caught on the perpetrator at the beginning in which I replied, Nahhh. But turns out, he was right! Haha.

Overall movie is good without the book comparison. I haven’t read it. But yes, yes. This may be an old film but it is worth watching! ❤

MOVIE REVIEW: The Fugitive


What would you do if you were being accused of killing your own spouse? 

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IMDB: Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.

To be honest, I was interested in watching The Fugitive because I thought there will be some bad ass court scene. When you see Harrison Ford, you’d know in an instant there will be some action scenes. It’s in his face and character already, his persona.

For the first hour of the movie, I got fooled. All the while, I was thinking that there are still some good, honest people and loyal friends in the world — this, being Dr. Nichols. I was actually surprised because he seemed to be offering a helping hand genuinely. Little did I know, it was that bastard’s fault. Also, the movie — like any other mmovie with policce, crime scenes proved that NYPD, FBI or any police are the last ones at the scene, last ones to solve the crime. Dr. Kimble, persistent to get to the bottom of the truth, was able to solve the crime without the help of the police. Remember when the partner of Gerard said, ‘Does this guy ever quit?’. 😛 Haha.

It’s worth watching! Tommy Lee is my favorite in this movie. ❤

MOVIE REVIEW: The Intruder


IMDB: A young married couple buys a beautiful house on several acres of land, only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

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It is truly a beautiful house with a very large acre of garden, outdoor and nature. and shoot, it’s in the middle of nowhere!! I love how both of the couple seemed to be in love, deciding to buy a house and start a beautiful family. The dining area is nice. ❤ and one scary painting!

I hated how Annie was so naive! Maybe she’s just being friendly or trying to fit in the new neighborhood but damn it woman! Listen to your husband. Mike is creepy! He’s in your freaking house all the time. And that doesn’t surprise you? And are you not scared that he was gardening your lawn? Geez. And Mike? Such a pervert!

The movie is your typical thriller where the naive woman needs to be saved by a man because she was deceived by a helpful man. It’s pretty predictable in a sense. I wouldn’t watch it again but if you want to watch it, it’s not a complete waste of time.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Glass House


IMDB: An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren’t the caring friends they seemed to be.

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Are you also picturing Never been Kissed? I know I do. Haha. First off, the House? Amazing! And before we discuss all the suspense and thrill, it’s just so sad how their parents died especially for Ruby. Aside from the death of her parents, I think her guilt is eating her up. (While she was out sneaking out at night, her parents had a car accident). I don’t know. Parents really have a soft spot in me.

There was a point in the movie where I fear for Ruby getting raped with the very revealing swimsuit and the constant staring and stalking. Overall, it’s nice to see how Ruby grows from a rebel kid to someone who is looking out for his brother.

There’s no real and actual horror or terror in the film but I enjoyed watching this somehow suspense movie. I’m actually hoping that they turn out okay, being on their own from now on.

MOVIE REVIEW: Indecent Proposal


IMDB: A billionaire offers one million dollars to a young married couple for one night with the wife.

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Let me acknowledge it already, okay? Demi Moore? She has the sex appeal and hotness that is OFF the CHARTS!!!

ONE MILLION DOLLARS in EXCHANGE for ONE NIGHT with YOUR WIFE

If you’re broke as fuck  with a threat of nowhere to live, will you give a certain billionaire to spend one night with your wife?

It’s intriguing and it will have you ask yourself how often does this happen in real life? I guess you need to watch the film to know what the couple decided to do.

I know now that people in love remember the things they do to each other. If they stay together, its not because they forget, but because they forgive.

MOVIE REVIEW: Enough


IMDB: After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband.

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Slim, a waitress seemed to have landed a dream – married a wealthy man, living in this big house and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. UNTIL, he discovers that her seemingly perfect husband is actually abusive. What started out as a marital, familial bliss turned out to be a nightmare.

I’m rooting for Slim here, having the strength to leave her husband, the father of her daughter for good. But the plot is quite simple and purely of revenge. But what was Mitch’s plan? Lure the waitress, marry her and then what? What was the motive here? Sure there’s some action that’s entertaining but not really the type of movie recommendable.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Occupant


IMDB: Javier Muñoz, once a successful executive, makes the fateful decision to leave his home, which he and his family can no longer afford.

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House is on fire! 😀 I don’t blame Javier for being obsessed! But sshhhiiiitt, how did he pull off marrying the occupant’s wife in the end?

I understand his depression regarding the difficulty of finding a good job and faced with the notion that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. And alsooooo, what a sick, sick janitor! He was black mailing Javier to set up a camera so he can watch this poor girl. What a sick old pervert!

It’s a thrill to watch how the stalking unfolds but it turned a mighty downfall when what killed Mario Casas was a mere peanut allergy. That’s it? I mean, the wife did not investigate or even had the slightest clue?

It’s a nice movie to watch when you’re not doing anything. 

MOVIE REVIEW: A Time to Kill


IMDB: In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

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SPOILER: Let’s go to the plot first: A 10 year old black girl was on her way from the grocery. Two dirty white men picked her up in their truck, drove to a field, tied her up, raped her, used her for target practice, peed on her and dumped her to die. The girl’s father decided to take the law into his own hands and avenger her daughter by killing the two men was on their way to their hearing for fear that they might only be given a 10 year sentence. The father then seeks the help of a white lawyer to defend him. And in the process of defending this black man, the Ku Klux Klan threatens the lawyer and everyone around him.

A rape is a rape but this feels 10 times more brutal because it’s a 10 year old girl raped by a two 20 year old. Aside from that, it blows out of proportion because it’s a war between white and colored people.

Another major issue of the film is can a black man really receive a fair trial in the case where he murdered two white men?

There were several amazing court scenes and among others: Thank God, Looney! (He’s the deputy who got shot when Carl Lee shot the two rapists). Although he was so sullen with his legs being amputated, he still defended Carl Lee on the stand! I think every father would do the same thing if their daughter was raped too.

I love Roark’s brilliance! ❤ She seems to have all the answers and solution to everything at the right time.

Also, a big applause to Brigance’s ending speech to the Jury. ❤ It’s full of emotions. He instructed the all white jury to close their eyes and imagine their own child being raped. You remember how Carl Lee explained that he is his secret weapon? It’s because he knows how ‘white people’ think – that’s how he’ll win the case.

MOVIE REVIEW: 1922


IMDB: A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.

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Some may argue that it’s one of the best Stephen King Movies. And yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But for me? I’m not impressed.

The plot is pretty simple, actually. Wilfred, a farmer who owns a big hefty of land lives with his wife and son. His wife inherited a massive land that she wants to sell. However, Wilfred wanted the simple life so he convinced his son to kill his wife.

The movie follows the confession of Wilfred years after and trails on how his guilt has been killing him and his wife haunting him for everything that happened after her death; their son, running away with his pregnant girlfriend, robbing stores and banks and eventually dying.

I’m quite disappointed with the movie. If you are expecting the usual scare and heart wrenching scenes of Stephen King, there’s none. This is rather dragging and slow. I know how some films have a simple plot but a pleasant use of your time. This one though? Nah.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Fracture


IMDB: An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

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First of all, WHAT A SNEAKY OLD BASTARD! Huh?

Spoiler: Ted is a rich engineer who shoots his wife for having an affair. The police (who has been screwing his wife) arrived at the scene. Ted confesses and he hands him the gun. They have the murderer, they have the weapon, they have a confession. It seems like a very easy case that was passed on to be handled by Beachum. But as if Ted planned everything, there are a couple of mind games along the way. What are those conflicts? Ted wanted to be his own lawyer. The weapon that was handed to the police is not the same one that killed the victim. The confession is inadmissible because the police that he confessed to is the same one his wife is having an affair with. In the end? Ted was handed freedom. OR NOT. Watch the movie for the final twist!

Salute to Ted for learning how the justice system works and making it work for him! His mischievous grin gives away his evil plot. How can Beachum not be suspicious that Ted wanted to represent himself? That’s a red flag. Ain’t it?

‘If you look closely enough, you’ll find that everything has a weak spot where it can break, sooner or later. — You looking for mine? — I’ve already found yours. — What is it? — You’re a winner, Willy. ” —— I’m not quite sure if I interpreted it correctly. But I think this is where the moral conflict comes in. As a winner, he will do anything to convict the murderer. But there really is no evidence. So beachum was struggling whether to manipulate the evidence & break the law to win the case or fail.

It’s definitely a movie you’ll watch until the end. You’ll just be so curious as to how he devised to get away with killing his own beloved wife.