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2015 Golden Globe Awards Best Dressed!

I didn’t realize  my last “Best Dressed post” was during the Oscars in 2013 and 2012 for the Golden Globes. This year though with a barrage of woman-filled flicks and TV shows nominated for the ‘Globes – we’ve a chance to check out lots of ’em working the red carpet. So these are my 72nd Golden Globe Awards Top 10 Best Dressed ladies!

This Lavin jumpsuit made Emma Stone ultra cool but perhaps a wee bit casual for the occasion but damn...

This Lavin jumpsuit made Emma Stone ultra cool but perhaps a wee bit casual for the occasion but damn…

Amy Adams working the curves in the purple-hue Versace! Double winner!

Amy Adams working the curves in the purple-hue Versace! Double winner!

This custom made couture from Givenchy makes Julianne Moore a double winner for me as well!

This custom made couture from Givenchy makes Julianne Moore a double winner for me as well!

Dame Helen Mirren can do no wrong in this Dolce & Gabbana number. Speaking of royal sophistication..

Dame Helen Mirren can do no wrong in this Dolce & Gabbana number. Speaking of royal sophistication..

Another Versace number made Kate Hudson the goddess in white!

Another Versace number made Kate Hudson the goddess in white!

Here's Reese Witherspoon still stealing the red carpet in a sparkling off-white Calvin Klein.

Here’s Reese Witherspoon still stealing the red carpet in a sparkling off-white Calvin Klein.

"Into The Woods" star Anna Kendrick looking so majestic in a sheer tulle Monique Lhuillier creation!

“Into The Woods” star Anna Kendrick looking so majestic in a sheer tulle Monique Lhuillier creation!

And my Top 3 are…

Heidi Klum looking glorious in a red Versace number. Cmon' doesn't she age at all? Just WOW.

Heidi Klum looking glorious in a red Versace number. Cmon’ doesn’t she age at all? Just WOW.

In a scene-stealing yellow KaufmanFranco strapless gown, Leslie Mann clearly knows how to get attention - for the right reason!

In a scene-stealing yellow KaufmanFranco strapless gown, Leslie Mann clearly knows how to get attention – for the right reason!

"A Most Violent Year" star Jessica Chastain will always be a favorite of mine in the red carpet. This girl knows her fashion!!!  She may have lost the 'Globes this year but she's owning the red carpet big time in this Atelier Versace number! Bravo!

“A Most Violent Year” star Jessica Chastain will always be a favorite of mine in the red carpet. This girl knows her fashion!!! She may have lost the ‘Globes this year but she’s owning the red carpet big time in this Atelier Versace number! Bravo!

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Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

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This film is an adaptation of the bestselling pregnancy book by Heidi Murkoff, which stars Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison and Dennis Quaid amongst others. The film follows each character experiencing life changing moments while expecting the miracle that is the birth of a child.

Going in to see the film, I was initially turned off by the film’s star-studded ensemble because it reminds me so much of Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve – I didn’t even know the story to begin with but the fact that there’s a swarm of characters in the film, I’m almost expecting that it’s going to be another one of those all-stars train wreck films.

I’ve to be honest. I already expected this to be a lousy film but I was wrong. I’ll be the first one to admit that I did enjoy it! There’s no fresh take on its story line. There’s the same old story that you hear every now and then about getting pregnant, adopting, the pregnancy scare and all but each minute details of the characters involved are somehow very affecting. You’d actually fall in love with them! It has the usual corny punch lines thrown here and there, the black token guy, the dumb blonde and the usual characters but somehow it all worked together.

Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks are just flawless in this film. They are the characters that you would remember from the film after the credits rolled in (unless you’re glued to Rodrigo Santoro and Joe Manganiello all throughout.)  They’re relatable and very charming. Forget that Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz are also in here because they are in the film for their star value. It also doesn’t hurt that the film has a great soundtrack.

The film obviously is very heartwarming, though, cliché – it has the power to evoke that feminine side from you even when you’re not “expecting” and regardless of your gender. I have not read the book from where it’s based and I don’t have any plan to but I think the mere merit of the film’s considerable approach to pregnancy, family and just life in general is reason enough to go to the cinema and watch it.
Casts: Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro
Director: Kirk Jones
Rating: 8/10

Advance screening courtesy of Pinoy Exchange, Twilight Films Distribute and RJ 100

This film review was first posted at Pinoy Exchange. Read all my film reviews at Pinoy Exchange Official PEx Movie Reviews.

Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

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June 30, 2010 @ SM North, Edsa

Ticket Price: P160.00

Director: David Slade

Starring:  Anna Kendrick, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Kristen Stewart, Michael Welch, Nikki Reed Peter Facinelli, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cameron Bright, Xavier Samuel, Jodelle Ferland, Sarah Clarke, Catalina Sandino

I never thought that I’d like Eclipse this much after Chris Weitz disappointing take on The Twilight Saga: New Moon. I’m ready to be disappointed with yet again another director David Slade who previously did 30 Days of Night . I am quite surprised because the film was well made and it didn’t disappoint at all– I’d say that it’s the best Twilight installment to date (with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn coming in two parts in the next couple of years.)

The film was full with enigmatic scenes that allowed the audience to feel the experiences of each characters.

Screenplay-wise, I commend Melissa Rosenberg for keeping up much of the book’s details. I love the fight scene between the newborns (newly created vamps) and the alliance between the Cullen’s and the wolf pack. I thought it was pretty neat and that “about 10 minutes” scene was one of the film’s highlights.

Victoria, now played by Bryce Dallas Howard looks kinda weird to me. She kinda look like an old vampire –not even in a pretty kind of way. I wish they kept Rachelle Lefevre for the part but it isn’t much of a distraction though, I mean I think everyone did well in the movie.

The flashback scenes are a great watch as well. (Rosalie and Jasper’s past)

Also, I would like to comment about Seth Clearwater played by Boo Boo Stewart — what’s up with the face? He’s not very attractive on those shots (during the council meeting when Jacob introduced him to Bella — you see, Seth would get a lot of scenes in the final film based on the book). It’s probably the lighting or the make up but I hope they could’ve gotten a better looking kid to play the role. (he’s okay in pictures but bad in motion —wish they could do something about it on Breaking Dawn)

Jacob (Taylor Lautner ) was probably on the screen for like 75% of the film and I’m wondering if I’m the only one who doesn’t get his acting very much on this film — I mean, it was a-ok but it’s getting kind of overbearing at times.

Bella ( Kristen Stewart ) was at her best– playing someone who is torn between two lovers makes her look more vulnerably appealing! And Edward ( Robert Pattinson ) complimented Kristen that much that everyone in the audience gasp when he proposed marriage.

I’d give this installment an 8.5/10 for a very well execution and I’d recommend a second viewing!

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Review: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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I’d to give credits to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson for still giving us that great chemistry we came to love in Twilight. It was amazing how their pain as Edward and Bella could look so real. it is not as intense as I expected it to be. I thought that Jacob’s whole werewolf transformation and the introduction of the pack was kinda on a rush.

I’m still trying to find some good things to say about Taylor Lautner performance (for the benefit of the Team Jacob) but the only thing that’s noticeable is obviously, his most talked-about physical improvement.

The Volturi scene as I quote Aro is “mesmerizing,” though there was some changes, I find it rather a very good execution. How I wish, tho that there was a better introduction about them as it is in the book. Over-all, the movie was actually good.Thanks to Kristen and Robert for delivering. Just a warning tho for those who already read the book– expect some deviation in this film or something that isn’t in the film.

At the end of the film I’ve to say that I’m still under Team Edward.LMAO

Director: Chris Weitz
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, Michael Welch

Rating: 6/10

The Oscar’s Fashion 2010 Edition

The BESTest!

Actress Rachel McAdams is definitely tonight’s big winner on the red carpet wearing Elie Saab creation.

Check this out! JLo never ceased to rock it on the red carpet! she’s wearing an Armani Prive gown.

this is what you call elegance, the 16th time Oscar nominated Meryl Streep wowed everyone with this regal creation of Project Runway alums Chris March.

Kristen Stewart is a first time Oscar attendee rocking a Monique Lhuillier gothic creation!

Kate Winslet can do no wrong with Yves Saint Laurent‘s creation.

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FAILED!!!

I cannot for the life of me understand what the rose accent Charlize Theron was wearing on her lumps with her Christian Dior gown.

I love Vera Farmiga in Up In The Air but this Marchesa‘s creation is so over the top and way too busy that you cannot find the best supporting actress nominee.

This Givenchy creation is not just right for Zoe Saldana –there’s something off with it.

First time Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan didn’t take Vogue’s editor Anna Wintour‘s advise and this was the dreadful results.  I’m lovin’ the Prada dress but what’s with the shoes???

I seriously don’t get the whole look of Amanda Seyfried tonight –it’s all too old fashion. It’s probably because JLo already got the better Armani Prive dress.

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SPECIAL CITATION:

actresses who didn’t make it to our “bestest” list but nevertheless gave some glittering lights to the star-studded events

Best Supporting Actress nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal wearing a Dries van Noten creation.

Inglorious Basterds’ Diane Kruger wearing a Chanel dress.

A platinum blonde Cameron Diaz wearing an Oscar de la Renta‘s haute couture creation.

Best Supporting Actress nominees Penelope Cruz wearing a Donna Karan couture.

Another Best Supporting Actress nominee Anna Kendrick wearing an Elie Saab creation.

We just gotta love Tinay Fey in this Michael Kors creation.

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