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Movie Review: The Boss Baby (2017)

From boss dog (A Dog’s Purpose), we now go to The Boss Baby. So, the war on affection is really between babies and puppies, eyy?! Some proof that dogs are indeed a man’s best friend. But of course, this is just a story. After all, would you love your puppy more than you would love your very own child??

Anyway, this film did well in the box office — currently, almost double its budget — and so talks of a sequel became even louder.

Quite entertaining, uh?! A baby that wears a suit, carries a briefcase and could talk. Wow, wouldn’t you freak out if you knew of one that could really talk? Well, that seemed to be the case with Tim since he suddenly found himself fighting for his parents’ attention with the arrival of.. The Boss Baby.

As suggested, the story line was good — but notice that some of the jokes were pretty shallow. Loved that money throwing though.

Still the 3D animation was okay, like though in a suit, the boss baby still looked very much like a baby — with the family and most of the characters looking cool, too. And that speaks the same for the voice cast — as always, Steve Buscemi (a.k.a. Francis) was solid while Alec Baldwin (a.k.a. Boss Baby) was convincing!

Alec Baldwin a.k.a. The Boss Baby

And don’t forget the lessons.

Okay, some of ‘em could be hard to comprehend — yep, since such tips are basically for those who are in the ‘rat race’. So in reality, it’s not really applicable to everyone as success has a unique definition for all of us. However, if there’s one thing that we should take note of then it must be these lines by Tim, watch ’em..

Indeed, puppies are cute; however, babies are not only cute but funny! So, get ready for — The Bossier Baby!

Movie Review: The BFG (2016)

It’s been months since The BFG was shown in theaters yet we really only watched it now, so the review. Perhaps more than the feedbacks, the film’s poster had something to do with our interest. Weeeell, t’was kinda outdated (like, it even looked like E.T. of the 80’s) that made us lose interest right off. Besides, the 3D wasn’t really that convincing too, you know. And most everything’s just sort of dark, especially the setting.

But guess the acronym BFG did the trick; and t’was a holiday and so we watched..

Oh by the way, since we have not really read nor researched Roald Dahl’s novel, at first we thought BFG must have meant ‘best friend goblin’, right? Haha! After all, BFG looked more like a goblin than a ‘big friendly giant’. Yeah, that’s what we meant by an unconvincing 3D.

So indeed, being a first-timer of the story, we could then give you a more unbiased feedback. Makes sense? So..

The Synopsis. Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and the other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

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The Cast

Okay, to continue.. Notice the steps of the BFG? It hardly touches the ground, so there’s some error in there. Also, whenever any of the giants (including BFG) walk or move for that matter — shouldn’t the ground tremble, even a little?

And why didn’t Sophie even suggest a name for the BFG? Calling by the acronym is okay when they first met as that’s what the giant wanted of his name; but later on, Sophie could have suggested something else even for friendship’s sake. Right? Hey, they sound like they’re in a corporate environment by referring through acronyms!

The story line is quite light. Perhaps too ‘friendly’ for your own good, and so ending up a little dull for that matter. There should have been some scene or narration as to why giants exist — not just saying ‘giant country’. ‘Cause why are there even bigger giants than BFG? This is like two species. See?

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Well, it’s indeed tough being an orphan. With no family behind you, life’s no adventure but a jungle where if you get mixed with the ‘wrong crowd’ — things become a ‘dog-eat-dog’ kinda world. And so, yes with no family, this is an area where Sophie’s friendship with the BFG should have been more emphasized — like, regular visits. That’d be encouraging especially for those with no families.

Dream. With a good heart and patience, one day you’ll see it through.

Movie Review: Storks (2016)

Notice that 3D or animated films has been hitting the theatres more often than not these days?! Well, here’s another one that was shown just recently..

Yes, Storks!

Uh-huh, it’s a story about ’em birds who delivers those babies to couples wishing for that ‘bundle of joy’. But this time, there’s a twist. Of course. So, first watch the trailer to see them in action..

Oh, being able to actually write a stork in request for a baby is cute. And it comes via airmail, too! Haha! Anyway, since it’s a story that many of us are familiar with, watching Storks became something like aligning, or misaligning the tale from the film — but surely with a lot of laughs! Oh my, even birds are now techies with cornerstore.com!

OBSERVATIONS AND LESSONS

One. Here, you got to appreciate how a child’s ‘innocence’ was taken into consideration when the Gardner family discussed about, err, how the baby came to be with couples. Nice one!

Two. While the 3D of humans were cool, we didn’t really like how the wolves were created. Like other recent 3D’s, they’re just a bit square and somehow looks like bears. Really. The birds were okay though — save for the ‘peanut-like’, green little birdie.

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Three. Having a baby and taking care of it is a big responsibility, it’s no joke; and surely Nate and even Tulip did show characteristics worthy to be emulated by movie-goers — yup, children and adults alike — from hard work to caring to sacrifice. Good lesson.

Four. The value of family was once again on display — and that is being together, no matter what! Yet exactly how many of us even realizes this?? See, with all the divorce and separations going on, ‘family’ has become like just a word we refer to — for ‘origins’ sake, you know.

Yeah, just to have a ‘blood’ relative — to be able to say that we didn’t just come from some ‘baby factory’ delivered by a stork to our said parents. That’s it.

Okay, ‘parents and guardians’, they do take care of their kids even after separating — but look at how those kids would be when they grow up? They’d most likely end up divorcing as well; and never truly learning how to value family. Some even becoming delinquents!
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In other cultures, even ‘whole’ families has become confusing, too. Wow, what has happened to ‘family’?!

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

The highest grossing non-Disney original animated film of 2016 and currently with $726 million at the box office worldwide, The Secret Life of Pets is in short — just cute! From the 3D computer-animation to the story line to the film’s strong voice cast.

Uhm, though we didn’t like the choice of a shaggy mongrel so much.

The Cast
The Cast

Anyway, the story is said to be of what our pets do when we all leave for work or school, but the production did a good job in making a cute story out of it. Yeah, not just about lying on the couch or porch, or roaming around and messing up — but giving ’em a social life, so..

So, is this the typical ‘when the cat is away, the mouse will play’ sort of thing? But guess not so much with Max. He’s just pretty loyal and attached to his master that other ‘activities’ doesn’t really interest him unlike other pets who messes up just about everything.

secret-life-pets-a-800Animal language is like a ‘guessing game’ though. Like how would you confirm of a jealousy between pets or more so, dogs? What, rival pets just try to get your attention?? Yep, and animation makes it kinda funny. Though clearly, the film was carried by Snowball and Gidget. The antics. The spunk. The spirit. Just adorable!

Anyhow, there are those who compares this movie with ‘Toy Story’, hmm.. well in essence, yeah they’re quite the same — master and pet, or toy. Then again, toys don’t really breathe, so in a way, pets are more realistic. And so is this movie — as friendships do exist in pets!

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Of course, the connivance of different animals is already fantasy. Yet simple as it is, the movie is definitely warm and entertaining.

Oh, can’t wait for the sequel!

Movie Review: Finding Dory (2016)

As a sequel to the 2003 hit ‘Finding Nemo’, Finding Dory was in fact able to stand on its own with Nemo being in the background. It’s got some nice graphics especially in the ocean with all those colorful 3D fishes — and with Ellen DeGeneres lending her nice voice. Still, there are some flaws in the plot..

One. Dory got lost playing ‘hide and seek’ with her parents. Seems alright. But looking deeper, Dory’s just so young to play such a game in a vast playground with currents that are unpredictable — so much so she’s got amnesia! Hmm…

Two. When Dory disappeared, her parents never got screen time until Dory eventually found them. My, it doesn’t make sense! This lack of screen time would make her parents appear negligent; like, lack of care as they never really showed Dory was being sought for.

Nonetheless, what’s cool about this movie is its adventure and those lessons along the way..

Indeed, we could see how important family is; as even such a young ‘child’ had to muster courage just to get reunited with her parents. It’s real tough being alone. The adventure of meeting different sea creatures, being in different places, and facing all those challenges just allowed young Dory to grow to her potential — yet the time of being apart with family is something that could never be replaced.

So as they say, ‘time is the most precious gift you can give your loved ones’ — thus, don’t waste opportunities to be together! finding-dairy-202x300

Still, if only for lessons — nah, more than the rescue, rehab and release stuff — that if you just remain good ‘deep inside’, miracles happen even just when you are about to give up. Yeah, proof that there’s really a God who cares for His children.

As Dory even experienced it — the best things happen by chance! Right. Many times, you can’t just keep planning, but just jump ahead. Live for the moment. Live righteously tho. But do what needs to be done. And God will bring you to where you need to be..

In His time.

Innovation Watch: Intel’s RealSense Technology

If you recall Iron Man, who wouldn’t, you’d notice a striking similarity in its technology and our feature today – RealSense Technology by Intel.

Really. See the video..

It’s hologram!  This means, it recognizes hand gestures allowing users to navigate the computer without really touching it. RealSense enables PC sensors to see objects in 3D; and as Intel says, soon this would be a fixture in laptops and tablets.

Hmm… Cool!

More so, on the gaming side, you could now have that real game experience – like, you could actually put yourself inside of games.

Just wished we could also have that real “anything” experience. Like, how about getting “full” without physically eating?! Hahh!! Know what I mean?

YouTube Review: How Frozen Should Have Ended

For those of you who still has this hangover on award-winning animated film Frozen, here’s a YouTube video you’d somehow enjoy..

How Frozen Should Have Ended. With over 10 million views, our featured video for the week has certainly caught some attention especially from its patrons.

Well, isn’t it interesting? We mean the supposed solution to Elsa’s dilemma – as in placing her in Professor X’s institution. While there are those who questions the time both parties are in to be possible. An obvious answer of using time-travelling mutants would do the trick.

So, do you like the idea? For one, Elsa’s parents wouldn’t worry of her still uncontrollable powers. As for being a “bad” parent for sending Elsa away, hey, don’t you think they’re “responsible” humans instead? They’re thinking of others’ welfare as well; besides, they could visit her every now and then.

Still, since the video was in cartoon form, the delivery was somehow funny.. and cute, eh?!