Out Today - February 1: The Muppets
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That's right. More than "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", which also starts showing here today, I am more excited to see "The Muppets". After all, The Muppets were a huge part of my childhood and gave me hope that, no matter how fat I'd get, a teeny tiny frog like Kermit would still end up loving me. :)
The plot: Who cares, really? Did the Alvin and the Chipmunk movies have a good plot? Exactly. As long as they don't ruin my childhood completely, I will be happy to spend money on this. Did I mention that Jason Segel is in it? Boom.
The verdict: I think the best part about this movie is the fact that it isn't in 3D. That means I won't waste too much money on it and I can actually bring my almost-2-year-old daughter to see it. We're watching it tomorrow, I've decided.
February 9: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in 3-D
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Anyone who's anyone knows that I am a HUGE Star Wars fan. In fact, when I moved out of home to live in a studio apartment during my university days, my room was decked out in Darth Vader merchandise. Yup. Posters, ashtrays, you name it. Darth Vader's mask was also my second choice for my first tattoo. No joke.
The plot: Do you live under a rock?
The verdict: As much as some people hated "The Phantom Menace", I have two words for you: Darth. Maul. Besides, this is just the first movie. There are five awesome Star Wars movies about to come out in 3D. Suck it up. Don't bitch. And watch it. Darth. Maul.
February 15: Hugo
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Ever since I saw the trailer for Hugo, I've been wanting to see the movie itself. And now that time has finally come. Oh yes.
The plot: Based on the children's book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret", "Hugo" tells the story of an orphan boy who lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and who tries to unravel a mystery involving his late father... and a robot.
The verdict: From the trailer itself, "Hugo" looks very promising. Add to that the fact that there is a lot of Oscar buzz buzzing around it right now and that Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, 500 Days of Summer) is in it? I'm totally sold!
February 29: J. Edgar
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Okay... I have no idea what is up with this, but I swear I saw "J. Edgar" already showing at Alabang Town Center the other day. Apparently, it was originally slated for the end of this month, but that clearly didn't happen.
The plot: It's simple enough. It's the life story of J. Edgar Hoover. All of the dirty secrets of his life - revealed!!! Dun dun dun dunnn...
The verdict: To be honest, I couldn't care less about Hoover. But, hey, when has Leonardo DiCaprio ever made a bad movie? Exactly. Think about that.
So, who wants to watch any of the above with me? :) I'm especially excited about "The Muppets"! Is that weird? It actually got amazing reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, I'll have you know. What about you? Will you be watching any of these movies with your loved ones this February? :)