Category: Entertainment


Movie: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Posted 12 August, 2007 by Li in Entertainment / 0 Comments

I always try to make a note of reading the books before seeing the movies when it comes to book-to-movie adaptations; I always like to understand where these adaptations come from. Plus, it’s fun to nitpick about what was kept and what was chucked in the movie adaptations (unless the adaptations are like LOTR and Pride & Prejudice where I really loved the adaptations enough to overlook much of the chucking and reduxing). Anyways, I understand that the Bourne movie trilogy is completely way off the mark when it comes to faithfulness to the plot of the novels. After all, the books were based in the time when the threat was really about the Cold War and the politics surrounding it. Vietnam was still a hardcore issue at the time, affecting some of the inner politics and decision-making made by pioliticians. Espionage was fueled by the Cold War. The movies merely reflect the times in which they are made–essentially, now. Anyways, watched the movie today with my family and from the three, this is easily my favourite one of the lot. As always, spoilers follow

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Movie: Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Posted 11 August, 2007 by Li in Entertainment / 0 Comments

Another movie review that I had originally posted over at my LJ. I saw OotP a while back, July 14th to be exact. I never watched any of the HP movies in the theatres, so that was quite a surprise to say that I wanted to see it in the theatres. And I think this has to be my favourite of the bunch released so far. Ahead lies spoilers.

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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 3 — At World’s End (2007)

Posted 11 August, 2007 by Li in Entertainment / 0 Comments

I decided I ought to add my movie reviews here in this blog as well since I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately in the theatres and been writing some lengthy reviews (unfortunately, not that much for the earlier ones I’ve watched). I warn you now that whenever I comment on movies that have been released in the theatres, I have a tendency to go into quite detail, so there will be plenty of spoilers in these posts. These reviews have been x-posted from my LJ over here, so this post was actually made a while back (according to my LJ, June 3rd, 2007)…anyways, here lies spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie yet…

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