Showing posts from August, 2013

Update: My DVD and Blu-ray Collection

I've updated my DVD/Blu-ray collection here. Though I've traded/sold a lot of the titles here on my list, still, I'll keep them here to remember that I used to owned them.

Here are my my updated long list of DVD and Blu-ray* collection (movies only, not counting my tv season dvd titles) in alphabetical order. Most of them I bought myself (the very good ones, which are my favorite movies, of course) and some were given to me as a present (a lot of them were the not so good ones, lol).

Here they are in#'s and alphabetical order. *Phew!*It took me so long to alphabetized them and I almost had the entire alphabet, butinterestingly, I don't have the movies titledX, Y, and Z, lol.

Film Review: Lee Daniel's The Butler

Lee Daniel's The Butler (2013)
starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, James Marsden
Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, David Oyelowo,
Jane Fonda, Alan Rickman, John Cusack, Liev Schreiber, Minka Kelly,
Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, and Alex Pettyfer
Watch the trailer for Lee Daniel's The Butler

(source: TheWeinsteinCompany)Lee Daniel's The ButlerSynopsis
Inspired by the real-life account of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White Housebutler.As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John …

Film Review: Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
voices by: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt

Watch the trailer for Despicable Me 2
(source: DespicableMeMovie)Despicable Me 2 synopsis Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. I saw Despicable Me 2 with my niece and nephew and younger cousins earlier this month. I haven't seen the first movie, but I didn't have to as my niece fill me in and gave me a quick recap of the first one, lol. So, I guess I didn't really have to see it to see this fun and entertaining sequel to DM. We saw this movie in 3D and we loved and enjoyed watching [the minions] it.

Film Review: The Heat

The Heat (2013)
Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy

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(source: The Heat)The Heat synopsis
Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, director of "Bridesmaids."

Film Review: Man of Steel

Man of Steel (2013)
starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael ShannonDiane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe
Watch the Man of Steel trailer #3
(source: WarnerBrosPictures)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. (via Warner Bros. Pictures)

Film Review: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013)
starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire,
Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton
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(source: WarnerBrosPictures)Synopsis
“The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Film Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 (2013) starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Piearce
Watch the trailer for Iron Man 3 (source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers)
Iron Man 3 synopsis When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.