Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Thirteen #31

Dear Me,

I'm hopping back in the groove. It has been a long time. :)

I have been spending my days having watching marathons of my favorite sporty reality tv series. Hopefully by the end of the month, I can look forward to watching films.

Here's my list:

  1. Whiteout

    A U.S. marshal (Kate Beckinsale), the only one assigned to Antarctica, must investigate a murder there within three days before the Antarctic winter begins. She crosses paths with a U.N. operative (Gabriel Macht), also investigating the murder.She must chase down suspects and find more murders. Early in the story, Steko is attacked by the killer and left for dead in a storm. She saves herself but loses two fingers due to severe cold-related injuries.

    For U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko, things are about to get even more dangerous. The only law enforcement in this unforgiving territory, she has just been sent to investigate a body on the ice. Antarctica's first homicide. A shocking discovery in itself, it will plunge her into an even more bizarre mystery and the revelation of secrets long-buried under the endless ice--secrets that someone believes are still worth killing for. As Stetko races to find the killer before he finds her, winter is already closing in. In the deadly Antarctic whiteout, she won't see him till he's a breath away.

  2. Management

    A romantic comedy that chronicles a chance meeting between Mike Cranshaw (Steve Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Jennifer Aniston). When Sue checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona, what starts with a bottle of wine "compliments of management" soon evolves into a multi-layered, cross-country journey of two people looking for a sense of purpose. Mike, an aimless dreamer, bets it all on a trip to Sue's workplace in Maryland - only to find that she has no place for him in her carefully ordered life. Buttoned down and obsessed with making a difference in the world, Sue goes back to her yogurt mogul ex-boyfriend Jango (Woody Harrelson), who promises her a chance to head his charity operations. But having found something worth fighting for, Mike pits his hopes against Sue's practicality, and the two embark on a twisted, bumpy, freeing journey to discover that their place in the world just might be together.

  3. The Grudge 3

    A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all and save a family who are currently being haunted by her malicious spirit.

  4. Sorority Row

    A group of sorority sisters decide to play a prank on one of their house-sisters, only to have go horribly wrong, leaving the victim dead. They cover it up and try to move on as if nothing happened, but a mysterious killer suddenly appears, brutally murdering anyone privy to the secret.

  5. In My Life

    An aging librarian (portrayed by Vilma Santos), feeling abandoned by her children who've all moved abroad, travels to New York to spend time with her gay son. There, she tries to start a new life while reconnecting with her son and his new lover. But just as things turn around, she finds out that her son has been keeping a secret from her.

  6. Kimmy Dora

    Life is hard when you're a multi-millionaire. Luisito Cacanindin-Go Dong Hae, of the famed Go Dong Hae business empire, loves his two daughters Kimmy and Dora. Though the two women are twins, they're also polar opposites. Smart, sexy and ambitious, Kimmy has a silken glove that covers an iron fist, with which she uses to run the Go Dong Hae empire. On the other hand, Dora is a sweet woman-child who's simple in her thoughts and tastes but whose affection flows freely to everyone she meets.

    Rivalry rages between the two. Kimmy loathes and dominates her younger twin, while Dora doesn't understand why the "ateh" she idolizes also hates her guts. What's worse is that Kimmy's been eyeing a handsome young company go-getter named Johnson, who's smitten by the refreshing innocence and candor of Dora.

    When Kimmy finally snaps and arranges for Dora to be kidnapped, pandemonium ensues. Lives are changed, and identities blurred. What happens when the twins must take each other's place? Who will win the love of Johnson? Who will Luisito finally choose as his heir? Will the sisters ever be able to just get along?

  7. Mangatyanan

    Himalaya "Laya" Marquez has never had a complete dream since she was 12. Something always wakes her up at night. That something used to be her father, the famous photographer DANILO MARQUEZ, whose constant sexual abuse of Laya tore her family apart. Now, at 27, Laya possesses a cold exterior that hides torrents of pain. Working as a travel photographer, Laya is sent to Isabela to capture a rare harvest ritual called Mangatyanan by the Labwanan tribe. What Laya finds there, however, is a severely dwindled group held together by their desperate leader MANG RENATO. Soon Laya senses a strong connection between the tribe's predicament and her own troubled life. Events spiral out of control as the Mangatyanan crumbles under Mang Renato's desperate grip and Laya is forced to flee. But something happens that brings her face-to-face with her own demons. Will she finally confront her past or will she keep running?

  8. The Ugly Truth

    The battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures comedy The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

  9. Julie & Julia

    Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme.

    Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

  10. Crossing Over

    Max Brogan (Harrison Ford) is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent (ICE) with a dangerous flaw - he has a heart and sympathy for the very people he must track down and deport. His partner, Iranian-American Hamid (Cliff Curtis) awaits his father's naturalization ceremony and appears dedicated to his job only to prove to his family how important it is to be American. As the duo runs routine busts on illegal immigrants, several other stories are revealed a defense lawyer (Ashley Judd) negotiates for a new family for an orphaned child and must also orchestrate the deportation method of a family whose 15-year old daughter is accused of having ties to terrorism; a young Jewish man (Jim Sturgess) tries to use his unpracticed religion to secure a job; and Cole Frankel (Ray Liotta) uses his position as a green card approval supervisor to force a beautiful Australian model (Alice Eve) into some compromising positions.

  11. Bruno

    Brüno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Brüno's greatness. Brüno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Brüno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that über-fame he so desperately desires.

  12. Clive Barker's Book of Blood

    The story centers on a paranormal expert who, while investigating a gruesome slaying, finds a house that is at the intersection of "highways" transporting souls to the afterlife.

    Based on the wraparound story penned by Clive Barker in the author's "Books of Blood" collection, a psychic researcher, Mary Florescu, employs medium Simon McNeal to investigate a haunted house. McNeal, at first, begins to fake his visions, but then real ghosts present themselves. They attack him and carve words in his flesh, and these words, claims the narrator, form the rest of the stories, stories written on a literal, living Book of Blood.

  13. The Echo

    An ex-con moves into an old apartment building, where he encounters a domestic problem involving a police officer, his wife, and their daughter. When he tries to intervene, however, a mysterious curse entraps him.

    It's a remake of the acclaimed Filipino thriller "Sigaw" - a horror movie of the same name, directed by Filipino Yam Laranas who also did the original.

There goes my movie line-up. All thirteen movies! :)


Calico Crazy said...

Interesting list of movies. I love movies I just never seem to find the time to watch them. Maybe someday...

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aajao said...

andami naman. napanood mo ba yung Kimmydora?


Kristen howe said...

Lots of choices. Happy moving going. Nice blog. I wish I had the time to go to movies.

Francesca Ivy said...

@CALICO & KRISTEN, don't have much time, too but I am hoping to squeeze them in between mommy duties. :)

@AAJAO, not yet. Hopefully I can watch it before the film gets pulled out from screening.

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