So Undercover (2012)

So_Undercover_posterIn short, this is like Sandra Bullock’s Miss Congeniality (2000), but the teenage version. It’s an entertaining watch on a lazy evening. Just a typical chick-flick. But I gotta say, the twist at the end is pretty good. Then again, because it’s a Miley Cyrus chick-flick, the twist in the storyline somehow lacks the impact. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But it’s still an enjoyable relaxing show.

The main character is a typical Miley Cyrus role. ๐Ÿ™‚ In Hannah Montana, she played a double life pop-star/student, while in this movie, she transformed herself from a tomboy-ish girl into one of those ‘mean girls’.miley-so-undercover-miley-cyrus-beforeShe went from being the biker chick (above), to being the pretty ‘plastic’ girl (below).Miley Cyrus So Undercover_afterI really think Miley suits well in roles like this. Her girl-next-door behavior, though a little exaggerated, is believable and entertaining. Love the way she tries to imitate those ‘bimbo’ girls say “OH MY GAWD~!” Totally hilarious! Or according to what I learnt from the movie, ‘totes’! ๐Ÿ˜‰

There isn’t really a male lead, but the actor with the most screen time would be Jeremy Piven.So-Undercover_jeremy_pivenHe didn’t really deliver an outstanding performance though. I can’t even remember how he looks like after watching the show. Guess he didn’t make much of an impression.

Then there’s Mike O’Malley, who plays Miley’s character’s father.ย So_Undercover_Mike-OMalleyIt was really weird for me cause I’m used to seeing O’Malley as Glee’s Kurt Hummel’s father, Burt Hummel. So my first thought when he first popped onto the screen is, “Kurt’s father is playing Miley’s father???” Haha! =P

Finally, what is a chick-flick without a heartthrob right? And this time, Josh Bowman steps up to the the heartthrob of the show.so_undercover_josh_bowmanGotta say, from most angles, Bowman looks real good. But there’s nothing about him that attracts my interest. Haha. I guess, good looks can only get you so far. You’ve gotta have that presence and charm. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, do not expect a blockbuster quality in this show. That aside, this is a really relaxing enjoyable movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm_Bodies_Theatrical_PosterWhen I first heard of this show and saw the poster, I thought it looked like some low budget movie. Wasn’t really interested to watch it. That is, of course, until I found out this show stars Nicholas Hoult. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I thought, well, however bad this show is, at least there’s an eye candy to watch, right? Kinda forgot that the said ‘eye candy’ was made up to be a brain-eating zombie in this movie though. =p

Nonetheless, I’m glad I did watch this show in the cinema. It’s a really really nice show in my opinion. Pretty average storyline, but what makes this zombie movie different from others is that, this has a happy ending. A really sweet and happy ending. And as cliche as it may sound, I like happy endings. Don’t really fancy the kinda movies that everyone dies in the end, or maybe one or two left alive at the end. Unless of course, those movies have really good storyline, like ‘Armageddon’ or ‘I Am Legend’. As far as zombie movies go, this one is pretty much a ‘feel-good’ one.

In my opinion, even with the crazy makeup on his face, Nicholas Hoult still manages to look……. endearing, somehow. In a zombie-ish kinda way. ๐Ÿ˜‰warm-bodies-image-nicholas-hoult (2)I love the internal monologues done by Hoult’s character, R. It’s funny. But it’s very natural, cause it sounds like the kind of things we’d think if we were in that situation. Thought he did a great job making himself a lovable zombie (which I’m pretty sure is required by this movie, as it is a chick flick afterall) as well. Really can’t help but just go ‘aawww’ over his character. It’s just to sweet, his fascination and care for the human girl. I actually like watching Hoult here even more than in Jack, The Giant Slayer. Seriously. ๐Ÿ™‚

Female lead, Teresa Palmer fits into the roll like its her second skin.Warm Bodies - Teresa PalmerFor a while at the beginning of the show, I was wondering if she is Kristen Stewart with her hair dyed blonde. But no. After a while it’s not hard to differentiate them. Two different acting styles. I kinda thought Palmer has this subtle physical beauty. It’s not the kind of Hollywood beauty that makes people drool over her, but the kind that makes people like her.

The other person who stood out in this movie for me was main character, Julie’s (played by Palmer) bestie. She’s only a minor character, but somehow, her quirkiness and humor caught my attention.ย analeigh-tipton-in-warm-bodies_originalActress Analeigh Tipton did a pretty good job, considering she managed to shine in her role as a minor character. And I spent the entire movie wondering why she looks so familiar to me. So I came home and googled her. Lo behold, no wonder she looks familiar. As a fan of America’s Next Top Model, I never missed any cycle of that reality series. And Analeigh here is the top 3 finalist in ANTM cycle 11. No wonder she looks so familiar. She was one of my favourite during that cycle, second only to Samantha Potter who was a finalist as well. Here are some of her best shots during that cycle.analeigh_ANTM1Youร•re Beautiful, Now ChangeThe Final FiveLove the last picture above. Edgy with a feminine touch. Really didn’t know she could act as well. Haha. But good job for someone who has not much experience in acting.

I thought the villains in this movie aren’t scary at all, considering it’s supposed to be a zombie-movie. The bonies, that’s what they’re called.ย warm-bodies-preview-boniesSupposedly skeletal zombies who’ve irretrievably lost all traces of humanity. Fairly easy to kill though. Guess the show is not bout killing these bonies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Watch out for this.
nicholas-hoult-warm-bodiesKinda funny. The awkward moment when you find a zombie book and compare its cover with the zombie sitting in front of you. =P Haha!

As ironic as it sounds, this ‘zombie-movie’ left me feeling warmth in my heart. Kinda made me think that, maybe sometimes, the world just needs a little tender loving care. =) Then again, maybe not. This only happens in movies. =P

Would definitely but a copy for myself so I can watch it whenever I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S : Didn’t tag this as ‘horror’ cause it doesn’t seem very horrific to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

She’s The Man

Watched this show a couple of years back. Liked it. Bought the DVD. Watched it every now and then. It is the kind of chick flick that I can never get bored of. Quirky, funny, sweet with a touch of romance, and a bunch of cute guys. The kind that I watch when I need an uplift in my mood. =)

I like it that they are able to turn Amanda Bynes, who played Viola Hastings, from a pretty girl to a guy (a slightly prim & proper looking guy).ย Yup, that’s exactly the same person. Pretty cool huh. This movie is about Viola Hastings who went to her brother’s school as a guy to get a place in the soccer team there. Amanda Bynes did an amazing job playing a girl imitating a guy. And she really looks like James Kirk, who played her twin brother in the movie, when she acted as the guy.ย Personally find James Kirk pretty cute in the show. However, when I tried searching for him on the net, I guess, a couple of years can do a whole lot of difference to a person. Haha.

But the real eye candy here is Channing Tatum. The so-called ‘prince charming’ of the show.ย Major hawtness. The same guy who acted in Step Up. Though I like him better here. The popular jock, who has a sensitive side. And its really hard for anyone who watch this show to miss his perfectly sculptured body, which is simply irresistible.ย My favourite quote from the show, comes from ‘Monique Valentine’, played by Alex Breckenridge.ย “Girls with asses like mine, do not talk to boys with faces like yours.” Splendid! Haha!

Have always liked watching Amanda Bynes’ shows. Somehow she has this natural, girl-next-door, beauty. Not the Hollywood glamour kind, but just the quirky and sweet typical girl.ย And usually, her movies are pretty feel good and entertaining. No regrets getting the DVD of this show. =)

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo. Went and watch this show with Chris last Wednesday. Didn’t expect much from this movie at first, but it was quite an entertaining show. At least I liked it. Guess I’m a sucker for chick flicks. Hee!

Typical chick flick. Cute guys on screen, warmed the heart, cheesy story-line, feel good show, puts a smile on your face. Think I’ve seen quite a number of shows where two people from two totally different background, with the same face switch roles or something like that. One of my favourite is Disney’s ‘Model Behaviour’ starring Justin Timberlake. Hilarious and sweet and romantic. Really nice show. And somehow, to me, story-lines like these never wear me out. I guess that’s the beauty of chick flicks. Had to say, didn’t really like Selena Gomez, but she’s pretty cute in this show. Though prefer her as the girl-next-door, Grace (above) than the heiress, Cordelia (below).Her role as Cordelia was pretty hilarious. The slang, the air of snobbishness, the high-and-mighty attitude. I’d have to say, pretty good job. Haha. Paris Hilton would be put to shame.

I didn’t really check up on the synopsis of this movie before watching it. So it came as a surprise when I saw Cory Monteith, aka Finn Hudson from Glee, come on screen as Owen.

He looked a bit rugged and dirty here. Think I prefer seeing him as the clean-cut Finn Hudson in Glee. Although, he was never my favourite character in that musical series. =)

But the main cutie is a certain Pierre Boulanger. Playing the role of Theo, son of philanthropist hosting heiress Cordelia, who in the beginning thinks she’s a snobby brat but falls in love with her in the end, just to find out, she’s not Cordelia, but instead is girl-next-door Grace! Haha! Never heard of him, never seen him. Or maybe I just didn’t notice him last time. But damn, in this show, I think he’s the cutest of them all.ย The eyes, and the hair. But nothing compares to the accent. The sexy accent that he has. Melts. Haha.

Few outcomes of this show. One, I’m starting to think Selena Gomez ain’t that bad afterall. Two, I wanna visit Monte Carlo someday. Its beautiful! Three, I realize need a cute guy, real bad. =)