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Review: Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

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This film is an adaptation of the classic Wizard of Oz with a modern twist, that is. It is about Oscar Diggs (James Franco,) a con artist cum magician in a travelling circus whose main goal in life is to be “great” and “powerful” in the likes of Einstein, Edison et al. Until one fateful day, while being chased in a hot air balloon by a fellow circus worker – Oscar was flown to the magical Land of Oz where he met Theodora (Mila Kunis,) a witch who have been waiting for the “wizard” who will soon be king after defeating the witch of the dark forest. Oscar played along because he likes the idea of having power and being king. He was introduced to Theodora’s sister – the wicked witch and royal advisor Evanora (Rachel Weiz) who commanded the “wizard” to defeat the dark witch Glinda (Michelle Williams) before being able to get all the perks (like having all the riches of Oz) as a king. Oscar obliged with the request but things turned out differently when he met Glinda who happened to be the one who’s really preserving and protecting the land and the people of Oz.

This film was very nice to say the least. It was enjoyable enough but there’s nothing new about it. It was borderline boring but keeps up tremendously with the graphics. I supposed that I should watch it again on 3D to appreciate it more but I actually do liked it. It’s not that bad but it’s not very good as well. There was something lacking in it. I don’t know if it’s the charm of the film altogether or the story development but it was just okay. James Franco’s attack on the role was very commendable. It was almost slapstick comedy without being overly done. Mila Kunis was meh while Rachel and Michelle breeze through with their respective roles. They are magnificent!

So without the stunning images and Franco’s onscreen presence, the film would have suffered tremendously. It was slow paced but it was tolerable. It lacks agility for a fantasy film but covers up with the acting. This movie’s begging for a second try but I’ll pass for now.
Rating: 6.5/10
Director – Sam Raimi
Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures

Review: Black Swan (2010)

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Natalie Portman has been getting all the good press from this film and her well-talked about transformation in this film got me really interested to try to get a copy of this film since its release date coincides with the Metro Manila Film Festival which basically only shows Filipino films until the second week of January. Plus, since its premiere at the 67th Venice International Film Festival –the film got me all excited to catch it with critics saying that she’s definitely a front runner for this year’s Academy Awards.

The premise revolves around the production of Swan Lake by a very prestigious Ballet Company who is looking for its pool of talents a new star to play both the White and the Black Swan. Nina played by Portman perfectly embodied the White Swan but couldn’t seem to be as sensual as newcomer Lily played by Mila Kunis who is also competing for the lead. In the process of the production, Nina find herself growing darker with symptoms of psychosis. In the end, Nina was able to perfectly dance as the Swan Queen both playing the white and the black swan but was ultimately drawn to her evil alter-ego.

Natalie Portman sure transformed as a Ballet dancer in this film. She exudes that nice and rather vulnerable persona of Nina. The scene where she stabs her alter-ego was just perfection and the dance rehearsals are all a joy to watch because you could really feel her surging emotions. I have to clap after she performed the final dance.

Mila Kunis was exemplary as well showing strong command on screen. I like her attitude as the cool, sensual Lily. I’ve to say though, that I was very much impressed with Barbara Hershey who played Nina’s Mom. She’s just amazing! Her scenes are one of the best in the film – and the creepiest as well if I may just say.

I have to agree with most critics that this is Natalie’s strongest performance to date (After Closer, I think). She definitely delivered the goods and her portrayal is just beyond. You’d get chills at some of her scenes because her acting was really piercing. I still place her though as a very good contender for the Oscar Best Actress since I already have my favorite for this award.

Another great film from Mr. Aronofsky.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder

Ratings: 9/10

posted 01/15/2011 at paddylastreviews.blogspot.com

2011 Oscars Best Dressed!

Mila Kunis was snub from the supporting role category but we can’t do that to sweet lips. In this soft lavender Elie Saab gown with matching diamond earrings and bangles, we’re declaring her the Ultimate Best Dressed of the night. Sorry, Natalie!
Amy Adams wearing a L’Wren gown with bright green jewels looking magnificent as ever! Who doesn’t love her??!
Melissa Leo so deserved to be part of this list in this custom-made Marc Bouwer gown. Wearing this plus an Oscar! Are you going to ask for more??
Jennifer Lawrence sure knows how to work the red carpet. Consistency is the key, this time she’s wearing something from Calvin Klein gown collection matching it with smokey eye make up and a glittery clutch! She’s a STAR!
Mandy Moore used to be this spiteful teeny bopper who’s singing some lousy tween songs. This time, she’s a celebrity Goddess with this nude Monique Lhuillier gown with a pair of retro earrings!
Oh, don’t fret Natalie Portman’s fans. She won the Oscar and yes, we are also awarding her as one of the best dressed with this off-shouldered Rodarte Gown. Let’s now have a prayer circle anti-Oscar curse!!!
After her Best Supporting Actress win in 2009, Jennifer Hudson transformed from a B-List to an A-list in the red carpet with the help of this Versace gown!
Michelle Williams will always have a special part in our heart. Although she sometimes reminds us of Carey Mulligan with that bob,she definitely knows how to dress the part of an Oscar-nominated actress sporting this beautiful Chanel gown.
Cate Blanchett – We’ve seen this gown from the Givenchy Couture Collection and we’re excited to see it being worn by the amazing Cate Blanchett — she look marvelous!via zimbio.com

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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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