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Review: Maleficent (2014)

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She’s one of Disney’s most iconic villains and she’s the “evil” fairy that casted a spell on Princess Aurora – the princess we came to know as the beloved Sleeping Beauty. This film was told from the perspective of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) – the once good fairy whose heart was shattered by the only man she loved which turned her into a lost and angry villain. Truly, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The events on the film mainly focused on what transpired after she gifted a curse to the newly born princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) and from there we see another persona of Maleficent as the misunderstood, hurt, angry and someone who is also capable of love.

Angelina Jolie owned this character into perfection. Her portrayal was beyond graceful. I’d even think that this was Angelina at her best. She was graceful, composed and that evil smirk just gave me goosebumps! I thought the that narration went well into the film highlighting each event and the characters. I was particularly drawn to Diaval (Sam Riley) because he’s got it good with Maleficent. There were some fun moments in there. Fanning was an okay choice but was rather dull most of the time. Perhaps, that’s what her role was supposed to portray (Anyway, I find the character of Sleeping Beauty the most boring amongst the Disney Princesses – no pun intended) and if that’s the case – she did well then. Sharito Copley was barely there and I could easily replace Brenton Thwaites with any other actors who could play a good prince charming role better than him.

The whole vibe of the film was okay. ‘Love the scoring, the story development and the animation but it’s really Angelina who gave the film an absolute curiosity to be seen. It’s a movie about this villain Maleficent and she did her part to make it all about her. Angelina Jolie is one and only – singular. And I should think that she’s enough reason for you guys to watch this one.

Director: Robert Stromberg
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharito Copley, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites

Rating: 7/10

Review: Salt (2010)

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Gateway Cinema 9

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Director: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Daniel Pierce, Hunt Block, Andre Braugher, Olek Krupa, Cassidy Hinkle, Corey Stoll

Watching Salt was like watching Step Up 3D minus the latter’s bad acting. Yeah. I compared it to Step-Up because like the unbelievably amazing choreography of that film — Salt takes action into another amazing unbelievable level! It’s literally action-packed but not totally brutal to watch.

Plus. It’s Angelina. It’s like watching Wanted all over again. It’s too fast-paced for me and I was so keen watching Angelina kick everyone’s ass that I have totally forgotten the story. I’m not saying it’s forgettable, the action sequences were just way too over the top. For some reasons, it kinda reminds me of the “transgenic” of the TV Series “Dark Angel” where kids were trained to be warriors.

So I’d say it is a mix of Step-Up 3D minus the acting, Wanted minus the story and “Dark Angel” minus the cloning. “Hit Girl” should hang out with Salt! Ratings: 8 / 10

My 2012 Oscars Best Dressed!

Another night of glamour came upon us as the stars of the good ‘ol Hollywood took the red carpet by storm in this year’s Academy Awards! Here are my Top 10 Choices for this year’s Oscars….

10th Place goes to my favorite Emma Stone in a fuchsia Giambattista Valli gown and Louis Vuitton jewels! The Help star never fails to impress me and this time, it ain’t the ultimate dress but she made the top 10! Congrats bb…

9th. Possible Best Actress winner and Emma Stone’s co-star  Viola Davis is wearing an emerald green Vera Wang creation and she’s not wearing any weave! Girl.is.rocking.it! Bravo to you Viola!

8th. Jennifer Lopez can do no wrong with this champagne strap Zuhair Murad dress with a peek-a-boo sleeves! Welcome back to the list ‘ma!

7th. The girl with the dragon tattoo Rooney Mara is still as shy as her character and it’s working on the red carpet! I love her in this white sculptured Givenchy Haute Couture floor length gown.

6th. Let’s face it, Angelina’s the closest thing to perfection! In this Versace dress, LaJolie’s A+ power and stature is undeniable!

5th. This is the 2nd year of Jessica on my list and she’s doing really great! She’s nominated tonight for The Help she’s wearing this amazing hand-embroidered Alexander McQueen gown. She looks exsquisite this lady!

4th. George Clooney’s lady love stole the show by showing up in a gold Marchesa gown. Girl look so godly she’s untouchable!

3rd. I’m not really a fan of Michelle William’s pixie hair cut so I tend to ignore her from the past awards season but tonight is different! She’s glowing and channeling Marilyn Monroe’s sheer elegance and beauty in this Louis Vuitton red peplum gown!

2nd.  Milla Jovovich is wearing a one-shoulder Elie  Saab couture with matching retro hair and red lips! This is how a kick-ass red carpet should look like!



Gwyneth Paltrow

The Oscar winning Actress is wearing this white  dress number from Tom Ford’s Fall 2012 Collection and she looked ethereally beautiful!  I’m totally speechless!

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2011 Golden Globes Best Dressed

here’s our picks for the best fashionistas of this year’s Golden Globes starting with our ultimate best dressed

Angelina Jolie

La Jolie wearing an emerald green Atelier Versace was definitely the queen of the red carpet last night which toppled her questionnable nomination for The Tourist.

Anne Hathaway

Anne came in close second in this stunning Giorgio Armani Prive. girl is looking  whimsical and classy at the same time!

Emma Stone

This Calvin Klein dress is the perfect fit for Emma stone who look like a fierce, classic top albino model!

Mila Kunis

This emerald green Vera Wang gown suited Mila’s sweet demeanor on the red carpet perfectly! We feel that we’ve seen it before but Mila’s really working it and it’s definitely one of the best of the night.

Natalie Portman

we’re giving Natalie the award for the Most Stunning Pregnant Celebrity in the red carpet with this empire waist gown from Viktor and Rolf.

January Jones

This is how Nicole Kidman used to look like –now January Jones is channelling that aura with this sexy Versace dress and we’re just so in love with her!

*Honorable Fierce Mentions*

Sofia Vergara in a Vera Wang strapless fuschia gown.

Leighton Meester in a Burberry gown

Eva Langoria in a Zac Posen dress

Leah Michele wearin an Oscar dela Renta gown.

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