HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF PHOENIX
Mall of Asia, IMAX Theater, July 15, 11:00pm
Not as magical (read: eye candy) as the first four installments (especially Alfonso Cuaron’s interpretation of the third book), but this one’s the most mature to date in terms of film direction and adaptation. I can say that this is my favorite if I have to choose. Others might be complaining about the details that were scraped out from the book but the way the storyline was streamlined is awesome and just right. HP5 showcases Harry Potter at his most political self.
Friends who might appreciate it: those who read the books (understatement).
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2, July 27, 9:00pm
I am a fan of The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening. The thing is, I haven’t seen a lot of The Simpsons TV episodes. But I love the humor. I love the instant twists and mini-plots. Parang ang hirap kasi n’ung in 30 minutes, nakaka-create ka na ng twist na hindi nagsa-suffer ang humor. The lousy verdict: if you like the TV show, you will definitely like the movie.
Friends who might appreciate it: donut lovers.
Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1, July 29, 11:15pm
My third good film for this year (300 and Zodiac are the two other two). The script is well written. Hindi s’ya kababawan o eye candy lang. The film is also very entertaining. Hindi nakakabobo ang pagkakagawa at ang taas ng redeeming value n’ya (if it’s from Disney, it must be….).
Friends who might appreciate it: everyone in the colony.