Showing posts with label TCP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TCP. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This is a story of unconditional Love... 
I don't want to talk much about this movie... 
I want you to see for yourself why I choose to feature this one...

This entry might be  a little bit late but the story itself is worth watching...

Check this out and be moved.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TCP: Eat Pray Love

I haven't seen this movie yet but I am looking forward to squeeze this on my Topsy-turvy schedule ;)) By merely reading the following review, you will surely love to watch this if you haven't done so.... Take time to read the movie review: 

Elizabeth Gilbert has written a very entertaining and enlightening book about her travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia. Following her divorce, Elizabeth experienced a crushing depression resulting in panic, confusion, and weight loss. This is the story of her travels and explorations of three different cultures, in an effort to find balance in her life. click here for more...

Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TCP: Ice Castles

This is a story of a young girl who is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.

By the time I've seen this movie, I was really amazed of Taylor Firth's talent. 

Indeed, a real good movie.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TCP: The Freedom Writers

One of my well-loved movie with Hilary Swank on the lead is The Freedom Writers.. This is such a good movie ideal for novice teacher...

Here's the synopsis of the movie...

Fresh-faced, idealistic twenty-three-year-old Erin Gruwell
(Hilary Swank) is ready to take on the world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day of teaching. Her class, a diverse group of racially charged teenagers from different walks of life - African Americans, Latinos, Asians, juvenile delinquents, gang members, and underprivileged students from poor neighborhoods - hope for nothing more than to make it through the day. On the surface, the only thing they share is their hatred for each other and the understanding that they are simply being warehoused in the educational system until they are old enough to disappear. Despite her students' obstinate refusal to participate during class, Erin tries various means to engage them on a daily basis. Click here for more

Here's the trailer...

You will love this for sure!

Happy TCP! Head on to Kikamz for more of the entries...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

TCP: Angel-A

Angel... wish I could be one... this week's theme is indeed so heavenly (no demons allowed ☺). I'm gonna feature Angel-A movie... a French movie writen and directed by Luc Besson... As I watched the trailer, it's quite intriguing.... French fries... french kiss... french movie...

check this out:

here's a movie review from IMDb website

André is a regular swindler. He lies and cheats all the time and owes money to almost every criminal in Paris. After being beaten and threatened for the umpteenth time, he decides to kill himself by jumping off a bridge. On the verge of committing this act of despair, while standing on a bridge, he looks to the left and sees a girl about to do the same thing. When she jumps, he jumps after her and saves her from drowning. She's so thankful that she offers to do anything he wants while constantly remaining at his side. Suprisedly, she turns out to be a real life-saver by finding a lot of dubious ways to earn money and pay off André's debts. After a while André wants to know why she's doing all these things for him and is curious about her past... click here for more
Include this in your movies-to-watch list... I'll try downloading it here as well ♥

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TCP: The Bourne Supremacy

Wow I am so excited of this week's TCP! I love Matt Damon's acting prowess. And for today's episode, I go for the Bourne Supremacy (the sequel to Bourne Identity) The effects were really great! If you have seen it already and barely remember the story, here is the synopsis:

The Bourne Supremacy (Widescreen Edition)Two years after the events in The Bourne Identity, Bourne and his girlfriend, Marie Kreutz, are living in Goa, India. Bourne is beginning to recover some of his memories, and he is troubled by disjointed flashbacks of an assassination he carried out in a Berlin hotel. Meanwhile, in Berlin, a CIA officer under Deputy Director Pamela Landy is trading $3 million for the "Neski Files", documents about the theft of $20 million from the CIA seven years earlier. During the exchange, a Russian assassin named Kirill arrives to intercept the selling. He plants two bombs in the basement electrical circuit: one on the main and the other on a subline with Jason Bourne's fingerprint. The bomb on the main line kills the power while Kirill kills the agent and the source, and steals the files and money, which he gives to Russian oil magnate Yuri Gretkov. Kirill then travels to Goa to kill Bourne, but Bourne flees with Marie. As Bourne and Marie are driving away, Kirill fires a sniper rifle at the car that kills Marie, and the car veers off the bridge they are on into a river. Kirill leaves, believing that he killed Bourne. Bourne manages to swim away undetected, leaving Marie dead in the river (after unsuccessful mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). He then burns all of Marie's passports and pictures except for one picture showing both of them in an embrace. He also clears the house they lived in, taking all of the notes that Bourne used to dictate his dreams. Bourne travels to Italy to learn why he is again being targeted... click here for more
Craving for more? Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TCP: Resident Evil

Resident Evil - The High-Definition Trilogy (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) [Blu-ray]Milla Jovovich is such a caliber actress.. If you happened to watch the Resident Evil Saga, you will really appreciate her acting prowess. Don't fail to review this movie and watch her move! Have an action-packed Tuesday!

Something terrible is lurking in the Hive, a vast underground genetic research facility run by the Umbrella Corporation, a faceless bio-engineering conglomerate. A deadly viral outbreak occurs, and in response, the Red Queen - a vast supercomputer that controls and monitors the Hive - seals the entire facility to contain the leak, killing all the trapped employees.
Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) must lead fellow commandos to isolate the virus that has wiped out Umbrella’s entire research staff. The team soon discovers, however, that the workers are…not…really…dead. They are now the ravenous, zombie-like Undead, and they are prowling the hive. One Resident Evil Moviebite or scratch from an Undead causes infection and worse, instant transformation into their kind.
Alice and the military task force have three hours to complete their mission before the Undead threaten to overrun the Earth. To access the Red Queen, the team must pass through a series of increasingly horrifying obstacles in the maze-like hive. These include deadly lasers, mutant dogs and a vast specimen room where Alice witnesses the results of Umbrella’s evil experimental research. Alice soon discovers the Undead are the ghastly result of Umbrella’s latest project gone awry -- the T-virus.
Resident Evil MovieInitially designed to combat ageing and fight nerve-based diseases, the T-virus has the ability to reanimate dead cells. Alice realises that an unknown saboteur has stolen the virus and freed it into the hive’s atmosphere. That’s how the outbreak occurred. Who would do such a thing, and why?
Confronting the giant computer, Rain demands that she guide them to the surface. The Red Queen agrees, but insists that no one who is infected will be allowed to escape. Unless of course, they can find the Anti-Virus first. Standing in their way is a genetically mutated experiment that is now a vicious creature known as "the Licker," bent on destroying them all. The Licker’s strength increases with each victim it slays–making the team’s job even more deadly.
Will the team defeat the Red Queen and find the anti-virus in time? Or are they doomed to turn Undead? Who, if anyone, will escape the evil Hive alive?

  Happy viewing everyone!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TCP: Inkheart

I'm back for Tuesday Couch Potatoes! Before I will feature my choice of movie for this week's theme, let me say something about Novel-based stories... (I didn't mean to spoil anything, no pun intended :)
 Sometimes, novel-inspired movies doesn't convey every detail that we have read from the book.. Well, of course, considering the scene that only a pen can mightily do, it's actually understandable. Most of the movies that I were able to watch left me hanging, not because the movie wasn't good enough but the story is a little bit different...Well, CREATIVITY comes in. Let's consider the "choreography" thing....
Anyway, I've seen a lot of novel-inspired movies, I have there The Notebook (which I already featured on the previous edition), Lord of the Rings (wasn't able to follow completely), Twilight Saga (my students has a lot of comments about this-they love the novel more than the movie), Harry Potter (wasn't able to complete this as well) and a whole lot more!
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Hardcover)But, this week, I'm gonna feature ♥INKHEART ♥ with Brendan Fraser on the lead role... I wasn't able to watch this movie yet but I have a book written by Cornelia Funke (soft bound,quite thick)... this is more on more on fantasy adventure movie. But mind you, it's a very interesting story, somehow scared me a bit... I just do hope, the movie speaks well for the novel. Here's the synopsis:
Inkheart (+ BD-Live) [Blu-ray]Author Cornelia Funke's best-selling children's novel comes to vivid life on the big screen with this family-friendly tale about a bookbinder whose storytelling skills possess the curious power to transport the characters he speaks about into the real world. When a nefarious villain from a bedtime story that the father is currently reading to his daughter emerges to kidnap the stunned storyteller, it's up to the young girl and her adventurous friends -- both real and imaginary -- to bring dad back home and close the book on the dreaded fiend once and for all.
My merely watching its trailer, I guess this is promising....

See for yourself and explore your imagination.... Consider this on your list!
God bless....
Parental Guidance is highly encouraged ☺

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TCP: Notting Hill

I am back at TCP for this week's episode about Julia Robert's movies... I really don't find her too attractive but wow she got a very wonderful acting skills that made her to the top! And for this week, I am going to feature her Notting Hill movie with Hugh Grant! In this movie, they proved that Love can happen to anyone, anytime. No barriers, no discrimination or whatsoever....
Here's a review from one of the viewer...  (for sure most of us were able to watch this 1999 Blockbuster movie) just a sort of reminiscing' the story...
Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.

 If you missed this movie then get it now, right here! For sure you do missed her.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TCP: The Count of Monte Cristo

Happy Tuesday everyone! Wow I'm back again... and I am joining the TCP for the week with it's BEHIND BARS theme...
What I am going to feature today is a movie which, for sure, most have seen this already... A story about friendship and betrayal and vengeance... Whew! Well, you just cannot judge the story unless you have really seen and understood the whole plot! The Count of Monte Cristo movie played by James Caviezel (the one who played the role of Jesus Christ in The Passion). This movie was once became popular in school that my colleague used to play this movie on his class and have his students write a movie review about it...
Here's the synopsis of the story:
"The Count of Monte Cristo" is Alexandre Dumas classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes (JIM CAVIEZEL) is a guileless and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes (DAGMARA DOMINCZYK) are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand (GUY PEARCE), who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him. Set up to be unlawfully sentenced to the infamous island prison of Chateau DIf, Edmond is trapped in a nightmare that lasts for thirteen years. Haunted by the baffling course his life has taken, over time everything he ever believed about right and wrong is abandoned and replaced by all-consuming thoughts of vengeance against those who betrayed him. With the help of an equally innocent fellow inmate (RICHARD HARRIS), Dantes plots and succeeds in his mission to escape from prison, whereupon he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo.
With cunning ruthlessness, he cleverly insinuates himself into the French nobility and systematically destroys the men who manipulated and enslaved him.
 Here's the trailer:

Hmmm... fantastic movie isn't it?
Consider this in your MOVIES-TO-WATCH list...
or you may grab a copy right here, right now

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TCP: Freedom Writers

Hi I'm back! I am having my early (blog) vacation... Got a handful of work... stress becomes inevitable. But I am happy to be back and excited as well for this week's episode School Is Fun. I would like to feature Hilary Swank's performance in FREEDOM WRITER! Such a wonderful movie! A challenging movie and somehow I can relate to this... I am handling different kinds of student with different attitude.
Here's the synopsis:
Hilary Swank stars in this gripping story of inner city kids raised on drive-by shootings and hard-core attitude - and the teacher who gives them the one thing they need most: a voice of there own. Dropped into the free-fire zone of a school torn by violence and racial tension, teacher Erin Gruwell battles an uncaring system in a fight to make the classroom matter in her students lives. Now, telling their own stories, and hearing the stories of others, a group of supposedly "unteachable" teens will discover the power of tolerence, reclaim their shattered lives, and change their world. 
And the trailer:
Have fun and just ENJOY THE SHOW!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TCP: John Q

How much risk are you willing to take for your love to your child...
Jonh Q has the answer. Portrayed by Mr. Denzel Washington, this is a story about a father who is willing to risk his life just to save his beloved only son... When I watched this movie, it was really very moving..
Check its summary right HERE

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TCP- Annie

Can you still remember the song "Tomorrow"? It's exactly the soundtrack of the famous musical movie entitled  "ANNIE" back in 1982... (I guess there's a remake of this movie on the later 80's). It garnered multiple awards

Academy Awards, USA
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Dale Hennesy
Marvin March

Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
Ralph Burns

BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Song
Charles Strouse
Martin Charnin
For the song "Tomorrow".

Golden Globes, USA
Golden Globe
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Carol Burnett

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Aileen Quinn

New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female
Aileen Quinn

Razzie Awards
Razzie Award
Worst Supporting Actress
Aileen Quinn

Razzie Award
Worst Director
John Huston

Worst New Star
Aileen Quinn

Worst Picture
Ray Stark

Worst Screenplay
Carol Sobieski

Young Artist Awards
Young Artist Award
Best Young Motion Picture Actress
Aileen Quinn

Young Artist Award
Best Family Feature - Animated, Musical or Fantasy

Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Toni Ann Gisondi

Here's the Summary:
In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.
I watched this movie way back on my elementary years and it's really a very good movie...
Watch it!
Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

TCP: Superheroes

Good day everyone! I'm back! I missed the episode last week! Anyway, today's theme is about Superhero movie.. hmmm.. let me think... I'm not really into superheroes movie but if given the situation, I still love watching it. Among on my lists are those that my nephew also loves! (I could only watch this kind of movie because of them :)

Transformer (I love the first edition-Bumblebee is kinda cute!)
If you somehow forgot this movie here's the trailer:

Second on the list is the Batman movie.. i love the gadgets of Mr. Bruce

Well, maybe that is enough... I'm more into drama movies.. those true-to-life :)
Anyway have fun everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TCP- Life Is Beautiful

I missed the TCP last week on which the theme is all about DRAMA. I cannot let this month end without my post about drama. This might be late but still I would like to insist not to miss the movie that I am going to feature. This has been my all-time-tear jerking favorite drama movie

This is one drama movie with a comedy twist that I would highly recommend. Though the language is in Italian but it has sub-title and some dubbed this movie to English for general viewing. This movie would really pierced your hearts to the deepest! This is all about the love of a father to his very innocent son.I watched this almost 7 years ago in Cebu during one of our Summer Training Program with the Navigators, Int'l.Though it has a very sad ending but this is one movie that I will never ever forget. Here's the excerpt of the movie:
In 1939, Guido, an Italian Jew, falls in love with Dora, who isn't Jewish. He woos her away from the Fascist official she has been dating, and they get married. Their son Giosue grows up among growing anti-Semitism. As the war progresses, Guido and Giosue are arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Dora goes too, determined not to separate the family. In the midst of the horrors of the camp, Guido protects his son by pretending that survival in the concentration camp is an elaborate game with which Giosue must play along or be sent home.
Also Known As:
Buongiorno Principessa
La Vita E Bella
Production Status: Released
Genres: Art/Foreign, Comedy, Drama and War
Running Time: 2 hrs. 2 min.
Release Date: October 23, 1998
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for holocaust-related thematic elements.
This movie was produced in Italy

If you're not familiar with the movie then grab a copy now. For sure this is a hard to find movie considering that it was released more than 10 years ago. But oops, that's not a problem anymore you can rent or buy this movie via online at offers Happy viewing everyone! Take a look at one of the scene:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TCP: X-Men

This week's episode for TCP is Supernatural... So I pick X-Men Movie... There's only one character that I really love-it's WOLVERINE played by Hugh Jackman... Isn't his role portrayal amazing?
if you happened to watch the first 3 volumes of the Uncanny X-Men movie, you better not miss this one! Here's a sypnosis of the movie... This episode focus much on Logan (Wolverine)... happy viewing! oOops! Parental guidance is highly encouraged!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I pick this movie (a remake)for this week's theme because this movie is really scary! I watched this more than once at home (we have an original DVD copy)... I could say that this is not suitable for children because of the effects and the story is quite brutal! But the plot of the story can explain why.. here's the synopsis:
on the way through some dark and scary woods, something completely unexpected happens to a group of attractive college kids… their car breaks down. When they go to a nearby town for help, they are greeted with horror at the local tourist attraction, the House of Wax where some sadistic bastards have been killing people and encasing their bodies in wax...

For more of the details, click here

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TCP- Inkheart

I got hold of this very thick book (in paperback)by the Author Cornelia Funke. This is one of her best-selling children's novel that comes to vivid life on the big screen with this family-friendly tale about a bookbinder (portrayed by Brendan Fraser) whose storytelling skills possess the curious power to transport the characters he speaks about into the real world. When a nefarious villain from a bedtime story that the father is currently reading to his daughter emerges to kidnap the stunned storyteller, it's up to the young girl and her adventurous friends -- both real and imaginary -- to bring dad back home and close the book on the dreaded fiend once and for all. The characters are very weird even their names like Dustfinger, Fenoglio and Capricorn with their very distinctive portrayal... Got to love it... I wasn't able to finish reading the book but I'm still looking forward when I'm no longer busy...

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