Friday, December 24, 2010

Battle: Los Angeles

On March 3, 2011, the battle for Los Angeles begins. Seems to be like another alien invasion movie where earth fights back. The trailer looks like Independence Day meets Black Hawk Down. It looks pretty cool.(Just realized that Independence Day was released 14 years ago. Gosh I am old!)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The King's Speech

The Oscar race is underway. And the leaders of the pack are The Social Network, The Fighter and The King's Speech. I've watched the first two movies mentioned. I am still waiting for this one. So looking forward to this. I thought The Social Network and The Fighter were excellent films. I assume this one is going to be excellent as well. Plus, it would be great if Colin Firth would snag the Best Actor award for this.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cowboys & Aliens

Jon Favreau! Good actor and awesome director. He directed Iron Man 1 and 2. Sadly he won't be directing the third Iron Man film. He opted to pursue directing other feature films. Which isn't so bad. He's a talented director who wishes to stretch his creative wings. As a glimpse of the awesome movies we can expect from Jon Favreau in the future. Here is the trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. What's it about? Well the title speaks for itself.

True Grit

The nominees for the 2011 Gloden Globes was recently announced. And they showed no love for this film. It was snubbed and got no nominations. Not sure why, but I did read somewhere that this will still be a contender for the Oscars. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

This film is adapted from a 1968 novel of the same name. It's the 2nd time it's been made into a movie. The first movie was released in 1969 and starred John Wayne in a role that won him an Oscar for Best Actor. The updated version now stars last years Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges. Along with Oscar nominees Matt Damon & Josh Brolin. Getting positive reviews for her performance as well is 14 year old actress Hailee Steinfeld.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Also in 2011. Transformers 3! They've titled this installment as Dark of the Moon. Don't really have high hopes with this one. Revenge of the Fallen really sucked! Michael Bay said it didn't turn out so good due to the writers strike. We'll they can't use that excuse on this one. They have major repair to do with this franchise. It's make it or break it time for the Transformers.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The trailers for movies to look forward to in 2011 just keep rolling in. Pirates of the Caribbean is setting sail again for a fourth installment. I love the first three and so I had my fears with this one. There is such a thing as one sequel too many. I think the Pirates franchise ended on a good note with 'At Worlds Ends'. I didn't want the series to be ruined by an unnecessary follow up. Plus, Captain Jack Sparrow is on of my all time fave movie characters. But the trailer shows that the Pirates are just getting started. Captain Jack is Back!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thor & Green Lantern Trailers

Next year, Marvel & DC will be releasing 2 new superhero movies. Marvel presents to you, the God of Thunder, Thor starring Chris Helmsworth. And DC gives us Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds.

I'm familiar with both heroes. I love the actors they picked to play the parts. I've been waiting for this movies to be made since I was young. But I had my doubts on whether they would do a good job with the movies. I found it hard to imagine how they could make these two movies appealing and cool. After looking at the trailers. My doubts are gone. So excited to see these films next year.


Green Lantern

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Sucker Punch Trailer

The new trailer is awesome! So looking forward to this film. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Trailer

Awesome awesome trailer! I'm a whole lot more excited for Deathly Hallows 1 now. Can't wait!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Possible Oscar 2011 Contenders

The Toronto film festival concluded recently. And based on history, some films that are well received here went on to become Oscar Contenders. Films like 'American Beauty' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' which premiered at the festival went on to win Best Picture in the Oscars.

Here are some films that were well received and the possible nominations they may get in the Oscars.

The Black Swan
Possible Nominations: Best Actress(Natalie Portman)

127 Hours
Possible Nominations: Best Actor(James Franco)

Possible Nominations:Best Picture, Best Actor(Matt Damon), Best Director(Clint Eastwood)

Unfortunately, I couldn't find a trailer for the big winner in the festival. "The
King's Speech"
is said to be a definite contender for Best Picture and Best Actor(Colin Firth). I'll post the trailer here should I find one.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Fighter - Trailer

I heard about this movie being made some time ago. It stars Mark Whalberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams. It's a real life underdog story of a boxer(Whalberg) and his brother(Bale).

Looks like it's not a typical boxing movie. Seems there's a lot of drama involved in this movie too. And I can't believe how frighteningly thin Christian Bale is in this one.

The Tourist - Trailer

Starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Looks like a pretty interesting film. It's nice to see Johnny Depp in this kind of movie.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sucker Punch - Trailer

Don't know much about this film except that it's directed by Zack Snyder. The guy who directed 300, Watchmen and upcoming Legend of Guardians. The trailer is pretty cool!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Red - Trailer 2

2nd Trailer for RED. Apparently RED stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tron Legacy - Trailer

Here's the new trailer for Tron Legacy which debuted at the San Diego Comic con. It's pretty cool. It has more action in it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Social Network - full trailer

Some time back I posted the teaser trailer for The Social Network. Being a teaser and all, it didn't really tell us much except that it's a film about the makers of facebook.

Well, here now is the full trailer. And it looks to be a pretty interesting film. On a side note. Andrew Garfield is also in the film. In case you didn't know, he's the new Spider-Man.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Red - Trailer

Bruce Willis is not getting any younger. Though he's aged considerably since Die Hard. I still think he can pull off starring in action movies. In this one, it's nice to see he's embracing the fact that he is getting old. He plays a retired CIA agent who having a hard time adjusting to retirement.

Red is an action comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren. May I say that I just love the cast. Nice to see Mary Louise Parker in this type of movie. But the real thrill here is Helen Mirren. She won the Best Actress Oscar a couple of years back for the Queen. And in this one she kicks ass. From playing a royal to carrying a big gun and bringing hell. I don't know about you, but only a great actress can pull that off.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Machete - Trailer

What started out as a fake trailer that was shown in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantinos's Grindhouse is now a full length movie.

Not sure what to make of this. But the scene where he's in a motor cycle with a gun installed in the handle is freakin awesome. And the star studded cast is a good reason to see this. Plus, it's nice to see Danny Trejo to finally have a movie of his own.

Machete hits theaters in September and stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Predators - Trailer

This is out in cinemas starting today. So far, the early reviews are mostly good.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader

I lost interest with this series after Prince Caspian. I think Prince Caspian was a good film. But it just wasn't awesome. I actually can't remember anything about the movie anymore.

But looks like the film makers didn't let Prince Caspian bring down their spirits. They still pushed to make The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. The trailer looks good.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

I never got on board on the whole Team Edward & Team Jacob craze. I never really got the whole hype of it. After watching this film, I think I've finally had it with the Edward-Bella-Jacob triangle. I find myself to be highly annoyed with the trio. And Bella for me, is the most irritating character of all time. And coming very close in second is Jacob. I would include Edward in the list but Robert Pattinson portrayed him nicely near the end of the film. The scene where he provokes Victoria to fight him and then they duel. That was a good scene for me. Good enough for me to not include him on my list of annoying characters. But I'm putting him under probation. Let's see how he does in the next film.

Don't get me wrong. I think Kristen Stewart is an ok actress. I'm highly annoyed with the character Bella herself. Kristen Stewart played the part as it was written to be played. Consider the scene where Jacob finds out Bella and Edward are getting married. Jacob angrily walks away and Belle chases him. I think that particular scene was in the book(correct me if I'm wrong). I know of some who got irritated with Bella after they read that in the book. So of course, the same response was obtained after watching that scene in the film. So the fault does not lie on how Kristen Stewart portrayed Bella. It's just how the character is.

The love triangle between Edward, Bella & Jacob is what most people came to see. But I found myself rolling my eyes at scene's that involved them. Luckily, only half of the film is focused on them. What saved the film for me were the minor characters. It was refreshing to see Rosalie & Jaspers back stories. Jasper, who I can't recall if he ever spoke in the first two movies, is just awesome in this film.

I just realized that in New Moon, the high points for me where Alice and the introduction ofthe Volturi. And in this one was more screen time for Rosalie & Jasper. Earlier this yeas there was news of salary disputes among the actors playing the minor character. In the end they gave the actors what they wanted and everyone is coming back to reprise their role. It's a good thing they did. Because for me. The minor characters are what I'm looking forward to seeing in the next film. A background story on Emmett, Esme & Carlisle please!

The action in the movie was another high point in this film. The two previous films left me wanting. But in this film they delivered. The battle between the vampires versus Cullen with the wolfpack was awesome. My only wish was that it was longer.

In the end, the film was alright. It's the best film in the series so far. And it's good enough that you'll still want to watch the next film in the saga.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Megamind - Trailer

Here's the Poster and Full Trailer for Megamind. It's an animated film featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. Looks like it's going to be a funny film.

Full Trailer:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Trailer

It's finally here. The first trailer for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. I got goosebumps while watching it. It is AWESOME! Can't wait to see this. This is a movie worth watching in IMAX 3D.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Social Network - teaser trailer

When I first heard that a movie about facebook was getting made. My first thought was that would be odd. Next I hear that David Fincher, director of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seven & Fight Club is directing. Well I found it even more odd. What type of movie are they making? But since David Fincher is directing and because Seven & Fight Club are two of my favorite movies of all time. I'm definitely gonna want to see this one.

The teaser trailer for The Social Network has just been released. From the looks of it. The film seems to be about the people who made Facebook and the things that went on in establishing the site.

In the film, Jesse Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dream On - Glee

First things first. Yes, I watch Glee.

I think Matthew Morrison & Neil Patrick Harris' version of Aerosmith's Dream On was cool. I actually got an mp3 of it and played in a loop all day.

Plus the clip of them singing it on the show was nice and funny at the same time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Toy Story 3

We watched this last Sunday and loved it. It still has all the elements that made us love the first one. It's exciting. It's funny. And a lot of fun.

But this one seems to get you more emotionally involved. Pixar is proving to be a master when it comes to giving you tissue moments. Last year, they did it with Up. The first 10 minutes of Up was brutal. It was a challenge for me keep the tears from falling. I'M A MAN! Real men don't cry when watching animated movies! hehe.

The end part of Toy Story 3 was brutal as well. It was harder for me to keep myself from sobbing this time around. I think anyone who's ever owned a toy would be able to relate. The main plot of Toy Story 3 revolves around Andy, who's now grown up and doesn't play with his toys anymore. What happens to Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang now that he's heading to college? Well, the movie ends on a sweet note, but do have your tissues ready. And afterwards, you may start reminiscing about your old toys and start wondering where they are now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Green Hornet Trailer

Based on the television show that first introduced audiences to Bruce Lee. This movie stars Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet and Taiwanese Singer/Actor Jay Chou as Kato(played by Bruce Lee on the original TV series).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife

After the third Resident Evil movie came out. I thought that was it. That would be the last. But surprise surprise. A fourth installment was made. Not really excited for another Resident Evil movie actually. But based on the trailer. They seem to have made this interesting enough to catch in theaters. Other than Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter(Residnet Evil 3) and Sienna Guillory(Resident Evil 2) are also back. I'm sad that Oded Fehr is not in this movie since, well, his character died in the previous movie. But to make up for it, they brought in Wentworth Miller. Nice to see the Prison Break star make a jump to the big screen. And to top it all off. This movie was filmed in 3D. Zombies in 3D. Sounds exciting!

The Smurfs Teaser Trailer

All together now.. "La la la la la la.. la la la la la" :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Harry Potter and Twilight Previews

Previews of two of the most highly anticipated movies this year were shown at the MTV Movie Awards. They are Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows, and Twilight Eclipse. It's Harry Potter versus Twilight. Which are you more excited to see? Watch the previews below.

Twilight Eclipse

I haven't read any of the books. And the first two movies didn't fully excite me and failed to convert me to a fan. But after watching New Moon. I did become curious with the novels and made me think of reading them one day. I think the story of the whole Twilight saga is a good one. It's worth the read. Film wise. Well I find the movies just OK. But I am hopeful with this third installment. The end part of the preview shows that this movie has the potential deliver that knock out punch that the previous films have been missing.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

I've read the books. I love the books. I am a Harry Potter fan. I also love the films. They've done an excellent job adapting the books on to film. But after watching The Half-Blood Prince(my favorite among the books), my excitement for the final movie sort of faded. Don't get me wrong. Half-blood Prince is a good movie. But I was so looking forward to the battle in Hogwarts, which never occurred. I understand the decision to save the battle at Hogwarts for the last films. But still, what a let down.

The lack of previews for The Deathly Hallows somehow made me forget that there are still two more Potter films coming out. Deathly Hallows wasn't even on my list of must see films this year. But the preview above changed all that. I got goose-bumps while watching it. Can't wait for part 1 of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Splice Trailer

There are four movies opening in the US this weekend. The Killers, Marmaduke, Get Him To The Greek & Splice. I checked and it looks like they're only releasing The Killers & Marmaduke here. Not sure if they're going to release Splice too. I hope they would. The movie is somewhat intriguing.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World Trailer

I've heard about this movie for quite some time but only got to see the trailer just now. The movie looks to be a good one. It's another comic book based movie. But it's not a serious action-packed type of one. It's more like a live action cartoon. Plus it features a star studded cast. It stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Anna Kendrick etc... I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Theatrical Trailer:

06/23/10 - New International Trailer:

Sunday, May 23, 2010


And thus, another trailer from rottemtomatoes. This time it's Megamind. An animated pic from Dreamworks starring the vocies of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey & Brad Pitt.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

some movies to look forward to..

I was browsing around at rottentomatoes and stumbled upon some movie trailers. Here are three films that I'd like to see.

The first film is The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon & Emily Bunt. The second one is The American, starring George Clooney. And the third is the teaser trailer for Super 8, directed by JJ Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Enjoy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Other Guys - Motion Poster

Saw this at Yahoo Movies. It's a motion poster. Something new to promote movies I guess.

Below is the motion poster for 'The Other Guys'. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Not sure what it's about. But I found the poster funny(Will Ferrell's face alone cracks me up). Hope the movie will be funny as well. Check it out.

Decided to remove the Motion Poster. Began to get annoyed with it because there's no way to turn it off. Here's the Trailer instead.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

title change

Why? No reason. Never particularly liked 'The Chronicles of Arvic'. I always intended it to be just a temporary title until I could think of a new. Just realized that it's been the title of my blog for more than a year now. It's time to change it. Change is good...

But I still can't think of a better title. hehe.. So for the sake of change and a new blog entry. I changed the title to 'arvicg'. Yeah i know, how creative huh?.. hehe.. it's still a temporary one. Let's see how long before I change it to a new temporary title. :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Songs of the Sea

If you happen to be going Singapore for a little pleasure trip. Be sure to catch the 'Songs Of The Sea' at Sentosa. It's an awesome show.

Here are highlights:

Click Here for the full show.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Directorial Debut

At the start of December, I got an HD Flip Video Cam as an early Christmas gift from my sister. I used it on our office year end party. I recorded about an hour and half of video that night. There's no way I can upload all of it on the net because the file sizes were just too big. Plus not all of them were watchable. And so I decided to dabble with the Windows Movie Maker and just create a music video.

This is the closest I can get to ever making movies. I enjoyed making it. The end result isn't the best I could hope for. I'm still learning to use the movie maker app. But practice makes perfect. Hopefully I could get better if I can get the time to make more of these.

Feast your eyes at my directorial debut.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Bye bye 2009. You were an awesome year. Thanks!

Welcome 2010! I'm sure you'll be an awesome year as well.

Happy New Year! :)

Our Family Picture. Taken last night.