Its not about the ending

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Last night we watched “Music & Lyrics” which is another feel-good movie. I really liked the humor of the film but my wife doesn’t. She said she prefers “The Holiday” which is another feel-good movie we watched a couple of weeks ago.

I like both films but I feel they are not comparable. My wife said that M&L is too predictable but feel-good movies are not about the ending. Endings are just icing on the cake for these type of films, what is important is the journey and how the story developed to reach that predictable ending. M&L was the fast-paced story type while TH is more of a “keep you guessing what more they could squeeze in before you have to face the ending” type of story. On both types the viewers are already aware that there are only two endings: a happy one or a sad one, and I never doubted that both movies will opt for the happy one.

I don’t know if this is valid but when I saw the trailer for M&L in the movies there was a scene where Hugh’s character(?) said (in typically haughty british accent) “Oh my god, you are killing the song…” which was pretty funny. I didn’t notice it in the movie last night though so I don’t know if they edited it out, I missed it, or I am purely delusional.

Anyway, add those movies in your feel-good movie list. In mine, they accompany “Click” and “40 first dates”. Adam Sandler makes good movies of this type, well most of the time. 🙂


Unang Hirit rocks (or hits)!


Long live Unang Hirit!

Since the college days I have been a fan of UH over the competitor from the other network. The hosts, especially Arnold Clavio, is more realistic. I dont care if the other morning programs want to cover everything up in niceties to promote a positive energy. That is the reason why our country is shot to bits, because the *blessed* powers-that-be always try to paint a bright and giddy picture when our country is wallowing in the mud. What our people needs is a reality check. Arnold Clavio’s side-comments are really funny because they reflect the truth. The best so far in the past two weeks are the following (might be paraphrased from my memory):

  • “Ikaw siguro, pero ang mga tao sa Makati hindi.” (Maybe you do, but the people of Makati don’t) – regarding a segment wherein Manny Paquiao (the talented Filipino boxer delusional with ambitions of politics) was campaigning for Lito Lapid and was quoted to say that incumbent mayor Jejomar Binay has been serving Makati for so long and it might be time to replace him. Yeah, real rational thought from a champion. If a person is doing good service then replace him with an incompetent.
  • “Tuloy nyo lang yan, wala namang nahuhuli at napaparusahan.” (Just continue doing that, nobody gets caught and punished anyway) – referring to the irrational overspending for the senatorial elections. The comment insinuates the incompetence of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to enforce the electoral regulations.

There are a lot more but you have to really be an open-minded Filipino to appreciate them. More power UH!